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Coming Sunday: The '96 Olympics revisited

Fifteen years ago this week, Clarks Bridge Park was teeming with thousands of spectators, athletes and media members in town for the 1996 Olympics.

July 22, 2011 | | Local


Police seek store robbers

Police are seeking information on two masked men who robbed a Gainesville convenience store at gunpoint late Wednesday night.

July 22, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


New fire marshal sees challenge in job

Chad Payne laughs as he talks about being inside of a burning building. But despite his jovial nature, he takes the job seriously.

July 22, 2011 | Savannah King | Local


Attorney: Graves’ loan agreement invalid

U.S. Rep. Tom Graves' attorney says the disputed loan agreement between his client and a Northwest Georgia bank is not valid because the bank should have known the Georgia congressman couldn't repay the money and it cut the lawmaker some slack when his company couldn't make payments.

July 22, 2011 | BY ANDY JOHNS Chattanooga Times Free Press | Local


Veteran in Times article remembered as a ‘patriot’

A Hiawassee man profiled in a July 3 story in The Times about veterans coping with old war wounds died Wednesday. He was 62.

July 21, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Cockfighting investigation leads to marijuana bust

Hall County authorities were investigating a suspected cockfighting site at a Flowery Branch home when they discovered a patch of 88 marijuana plants with a street value of $176,000.

July 21, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


GBI probe of July 11 shooting is ongoing

Apart from a state probe of two deputies' actions in a July 11 suspect shooting, Charlie Pearce knows for certain how he feels about the Hall County Sheriff's Office.

July 21, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Most Hall schools meet Adequate Yearly Progress levels

Hall County schools fared better than most in meeting Adequate Yearly Progress, according to preliminary statewide numbers released Thursday by the Georgia Department of Education. Gainesville, however, fared worse.

July 21, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Program teaches kids to fight back

More than 700,000 kids younger than 18 are reported missing each year, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

July 21, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Dawson County talks of taking a stance on park, reservoir

Officials are considering a series of public hearings to gauge interest in a park and proposed reservoir in the Dawson Forest Wildlife Management Area.

July 20, 2011 | MICHELE HESTER Times regional staff | Local


Foundation seeks Philanthropist of the Year nominations

The North Georgia Community Foundation is seeking nominations for its Philanthropist of the Year award.

July 20, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Unhealthy air quality blamed on hot weather

As the region sweltered through its 24th day exceeding Code Orange air quality Wednesday, forecasters say there's no relief in sight.

July 20, 2011 | Mike Hill | Local


2040 roads plan near final approval

Hall County's 2040 Metropolitan Transportation Plan is on track for final approval Aug. 9.

July 20, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


School officials plan strategies for coming year

The first day of class is less than a month away, and Gainesville school administrators are busy preparing for the challenges ahead.

July 20, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Changes may be ahead for Hall’s recycling program

A printed newspaper is made from recycled materials.

July 20, 2011 | Lindsey Robinson | Local


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Remedy unclear: Pending changes to health law create uncertainty

Dismantling the Affordable Care Act has become like political sport in Washington, with Republicans and Democrats duking it out and pundits also in the fray.

March 19, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville Midtown project draws support and skepticism

S&H Uniform Service owner Ricky Stone has been running the family business for more than 35 years.

March 19, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Shifting travel policies make Afghan student uncertain she can return to Brenau

This summer, Brenau University student Razia Hussaini plans to fly home to Afghanistan. But she is unsure about making the return trip.

March 19, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Grady Young Foundation awards 16 scholarships to local students

Sixteen young people were recognized Saturday evening by the Grady Young Foundation, Inc. for their hard work, good academic standing, positive attitudes and commitments to ...

March 18, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Johnson junior eager for capital adventure on Washington Youth Tour

In a few months, Cecelia Tatro will be heading to Washington, D.C. for the first time and she can hardly wait.

March 18, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Birds of prey get their day at Elachee's Raptor Fest

Buster Brown is addicted to falconry. To him, the sport is more than just hunting with a bird; it's about the care of the ...

March 18, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Gun safety, community ties are main targets at annual BB gun event

Saturday morning began with a bang at Chicopee Woods Agricultural Center as children and law enforcement officials lined up with BB guns in a friendly ...

March 18, 2017 | Katie Tiller | Local


J.C. Penney closing 5 stores in state, none in North Ga.

NEW YORK - Five stores in Georgia, but none in North Georgia, among the 138 locations J.C. Penney announced Friday it will shutter in the ...

March 18, 2017 | Staff and wire reports | Local


Rollover crash leads to arrest, one serious injury

A Dahlonega man has been charged with DUI following a single-vehicle crash Friday night on Ga. 60/Thompson Bridge Road in Gainesville that injured all ...

March 18, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Habitat home dedication marks first for Gainesville High

Darla Gibson hugged more than a dozen high school students who showed up Friday to dedicate her dream house at the Habitat for Humanity subdivision.

March 18, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Gainesville man charged with attempted murder

A grand jury returned a more serious charge of attempted murder for a Gainesville man accused of shooting an acquaintance multiple times.

March 18, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Flowery Branch man accused of stabbing man in chest, face

A Flowery Branch man is accused of stabbing an acquaintance in the chest, leg and face, according to authorities.

March 18, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Women encourage others to invent the selves they want to be

Excelling and making a difference was a common theme among the five women who shared their stories with attendees of Brenau University's fourth annual ...

March 18, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Chestatee teacher among suspects in $6M drug bust in Oakwood

Authorities seized more than $6 million worth of cocaine and heroin Thursday from a home on Crawford Oaks Drive in Oakwood.

March 17, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Rabid skunks, raccoon reported in Hall

Two rabid skunks were found recently in Hall County.

March 17, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


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