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Recalling '96 Olympic Games from ‘the bunker’

For the last 15 years, I've been the old-timer in the newsroom who conjures up memories from those surreal two weeks in 1996 when the Olympics came to town.

July 24, 2011 | Keith Albertson | Local


Local residents and leaders remember the ’96 Games

One could say William Fields, who won an Olympic gold medal in 1952 for his rowing exploits, had a strong say in where the Atlanta 1996 Games' flatwater competition should take place.

July 24, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lanier’s natural allure counters rival course

Take it from paddlers and rowers around the world: There's something special about Lake Lanier.

July 24, 2011 | Lindsey Robinson | Local


Hall County is ready to talk trash

Hall County Public Works is throwing its hat in the ring as the county moves toward privatizing waste management.

July 24, 2011 | Lindsey Robinson | Local


Times staff members recall memories of '96 Olympics

"I was one of two non-sports reporters sent to Clark's Bridge Park every day during the games, covering such things as who got arrested, who fell in the lake because of the heat and whether any of these finely-toned rowers actually visited the McDonald's inexplicably set up in the athlete's village. But I also got to see the Dutch with their eye-searingly bright orange shirts and inflatable cows, the Norwegians and their Viking helmets, the Germans, the French and the Brits. My favorite moment was while I was walking around the VIP area, a huge bearded guy ...

July 24, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Reasons, styles of home schooling vary

Fifth-grader Morgan Lomax, 10, goes to class at 8 a.m. each day.

July 24, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Training program targets underage alcohol sales

Underage drinking is the leading cause of death and injuries in vehicle crashes, and businesses are being asked to help change that in Hall County.

July 24, 2011 | Savannah King | Local


Preserve’s 1-year-old zedonk gets a cake-filled celebration

A year ago, C.W. and Kim Wathen were moving into their new home.

July 23, 2011 | Savannah King | Local


Man with Alzheimer’s found safe in South Carolina

A 72-year-old man with Alzheimer's disease has been found in Anderson, S.C., after he went missing Wednesday morning.

July 22, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Forsyth man 1 of 4 left on ABC's 'The Bachelorette'

Each wearing the signature rose of ABC's "The Bachelorette," the staff of Giorgio's Restaurant had a large clientele to serve earlier this week during a viewing party for the show.

July 22, 2011 | BY ALYSSA LARENZIE Times regional staff | Local


Bell planning trip to Israel

Hall County Commissioner Ashley Bell will be gaining new perspective on government thanks to an upcoming trip to Israel.

July 22, 2011 | Shannon Casas | Local


Damage from fire delays fall classes at Truett-McConnell

Students at Truett-McConnell College in Cleveland will get an extra week of summer vacation as facility crews repair damage to the college's gymnasium from a July 4 fire.

July 22, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Teens suspected in vehicle break-ins

Authorities are investigating a recent rash of vehicle break-ins in north Forsyth neighborhoods.

July 22, 2011 | BY JULIE ARRINGTON Times regional staff | Local


New district maps may alter city school board

Gainesville's proposed redistricting lines could have a greater impact on city school board members than City Council members.

July 22, 2011 | Lindsey Robinson | Local


Heat is OK for cookies, not for kids

Local public safety officials will be baking cookies and roasting s'mores today - inside a car.

July 22, 2011 | Shannon Casas | Local


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Bales is choice as new assistant superintendent for Hall County Schools

Kevin Bales will be recommended as assistant superintendent of teaching and learning for Hall County Schools, Superintendent Will Schofield announced Friday.

If approved by the ...

December 02, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Katt Williams banished from Hall, Dawson counties as part of plea agreement

Katt Williams entered a plea of no contest to multiple counts Thursday stemming from an incident earlier this year involving a bodyguard allegedly assaulted with ...

December 01, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Stolen American flag returned to Gainesville owner

A week after his American flag was stolen, Matthew Youngelman was flying the red, white and blue again Thursday in Summer Creek Estates in Gainesville.

December 01, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Medical bill draws from U.S. Rep. Doug Collins’ mental health legislation

A sweeping biomedical bill moving through Congress pulls partly from a mental health bill proposed last year by Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville.

December 01, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Meals on Wheels in need of volunteers

Meals on Wheels is in need of volunteers to deliver hot lunches to senior citizens in Gainesville.

December 01, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Water wars mediator tells Georgia, Florida 'to settle this blasted thing' as trial ends

PORTLAND, Maine - A monthlong trial aimed at settling a high-stakes water dispute between Georgia and Florida ended Thursday with a special master imploring both sides ...

December 01, 2016 | By David Sharp Associated Press | Local


New 4-way stop coming to popular Gainesville side street

Four-way stop signs will be placed at Bradford Street and North Avenue in Gainesville in answer to a Sept. 19 petition by neighborhood residents.

December 01, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Demolition of Folks begins to make way for Golden Corral

A longtime Gainesville restaurant is being leveled to make way for a Golden Corral at the corner of Browns Bridge Road and Pearl Nix Parkway.

December 01, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Firefighters come out of smoke stronger than before

In a week filled with fatiguing firefighting training, Sgt. Rhodes Berry said the biggest obstacle came at 5 a.m.

December 01, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Winter wonderland event to give out gifts to kids at mall

Gainesville's Action Ministries and Amerigroup Community Care are teaming up to host a winter wonderland event from 5-8 p.m. Friday at Lakeshore Mall.

November 30, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Report: Former Heisman contender was over alcohol limit in wrong-way crash near Buford

A medical examiner's report says former Air Force quarterback Dee Dowis had a blood alcohol content level of nearly three times the legal limit ...

November 30, 2016 | From wire, Times staff reports | Local


Donations stolen from fire victims’ demolished north Forsyth home

November 30, 2016 | By Isabel Hughes ihughes@forsythnews.com | Local


North Georgia residents saddened by fires in Gatlinburg

Travis Barth saw the beginnings of smoke billowing from the mountains in his rearview mirror as he headed home from Gatlinburg, Tenn., to Georgia on ...

November 30, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Georgia roads chief: Rise in funding helping to improve conditions

ATHENS - Georgia's roads chief told a transportation-minded crowd Wednesday he hopes new and improved state and federal funding will help shore up the state ...

November 30, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local




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