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AYP reports don’t reflect true picture

Seven local schools failed to meet federal standards for education this year - a jump of six schools over last year - but officials say it doesn't mean the schools are worse.

July 24, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Falcons have given Hall much exposure

Economic impact? Hard to gauge.

July 24, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Times’ moon, gang stories earn AP honors

The Times' special report on gang activity and its series commemorating the 40th anniversary of the first lunar landing through the eyes of Northeast Georgians were among four first-place awards the newspaper received Saturday from The Associated Press.

July 24, 2010 | | Local


In cell phone age, pay phones are a vanishing convenience

If the pay phone were a person, it would be lonely. It seems no one ever wants to talk on it anymore.

July 24, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Gainesville doctor provides options to heart patients

When it comes to treating and diagnosing certain heart conditions, most physicians in the United States tend to go straight for the groin area - seeking out the femoral artery.

July 24, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


‘Monumental’ effort involved in getting Falcons to Hall County

There were plenty of naysayers.

July 24, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Right-to-life vote draws different views

The people have spoken - well, the Republicans at least.

July 24, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Dragon boats fly across Lake Lanier

Watch out. Some dragons mean business.

At least the people steering them do.

July 24, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Farmers market adds cooking competition

The downtown Gainesville farmers market is more than just a place to buy fresh produce.

July 23, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Gainesville police ask for memorabilia to display in new headquarters

Calling all cops: The Gainesville Police Department is looking for mementos from its past.

July 23, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Nursing mothers offered flexibility

Before a variety of baby formulas lined the shelves at the supermarket, there was breast milk.

July 23, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Restaurant employee shot in Habersham County

No arrests have been made in the shooting of a Cornelia pizza restaurant employee during an armed robbery Thursday night.

July 23, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Restored diving bell makes its way back to Dahlonega

A piece of Civil War history is taking the same journey it traveled more than a century ago.

July 23, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Local residents star in latest campaign ad

Frances Brown appeared on television Friday, her fame courtesy of a local gubernatorial candidate.

July 23, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Gibbs says he’ll focus on fiscal issues

With no competition in November, Scott Gibbs is ready to take over as the District 3 representative on the Hall County Board of Commissioners.

July 23, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


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Traditionally white, black churches' joint service shows 'what kingdom of God looks like'

Two Hall County churches tore down traditional racial walls and worshipped together Sunday, defying the division that has fueled racially charged shootings across the U ...

July 17, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Bodies of all four victims in Friday boat accident on Lanier recovered

The bodies of the remaining two people missing from a boat that capsized Friday on Lake Lanier have been recovered.

July 17, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Volunteers remember their work during Olympics events 20 years ago on Lake Lanier

From their farm in Oakwood, raising chickens and otherwise enjoying the country life, the idea of the world arriving at their backdoor seemed remote.

July 17, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Summer of Gold, 20 years later: A timeline of headlines

The Times began covering the Olympics' arrival in Hall County from the day the announcement was made. The headlines prior to the Games and during ...

July 17, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Silt buildup, aging pipes threaten Lake Knickerbocker

From the back of his truck, Randy Askea navigates an electric, four-wheeled vehicle with an attached camera through a decades-old pipe running under an earthen ...

July 17, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Unmarked African-American graves are lost in time

Perhaps nowhere is the lost history of Gainesville's African-American community more obvious than in the 1,148 unmarked graves recently identified at the Alta ...

July 17, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


High school redo: Hundreds flock to first Gainesville adult prom on square

A group of women in jewel-toned evening gowns sat on patio furniture Saturday outside Downtown Drafts in Gainesville.

July 17, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Kubota expansion at Gateway facility is near completion

Kubota Manufacturing of America is building - again - but the new building is an expansion of the company's operations in Hall County, not a new ...

July 17, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Olympic volunteers look back: ‘It just made us proud’

From their farm in Oakwood, raising chickens and otherwise enjoying the country life, the idea of the world arriving at their backdoor seemed remote.

July 17, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Olympic memories: Q&A with Jim Mathis Jr.

Jim Mathis Jr., a Gainesville banker, was one of the key players in bringing the Olympics to Lake Lanier as chairman of the Gainesville-Hall County ...

July 17, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


A unique business: Send bacon to your friends, glitter (or worse) to your foe

Peter Boychuk knows about business online.

July 17, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


2 female victims from Lake Lanier boat crash identified

The bodies of two women were found Saturday after a boat overturned the day before on Lake Lanier, according to the Georgia Department of Natural ...

July 16, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


How Olympics landed on Lake Lanier's shores

Atlanta's Olympic organizers had a bit of a problem as they identified venues for the 1996 Olympic Games they were awarded in 1990.

July 16, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Olympics chief Payne recalls Gainesville’s ‘desire’ for games

When Billy Payne, Atlanta's Olympic architect, looks back on his crowning achievement from 20 years ago, one of the bright spots is Gainesville's ...

July 16, 2016 | Keith Albertson | Local


Pirates play on in charity Poker Run event on Lanier

The Lanier Partners of North Georgia launched their eighth annual Pirates of Lake Lanier Charity Poker Run on Saturday.

July 16, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


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