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Flowery Branch resident running 40th Peachtree Road Race

Mel Wages is a Peachtree Road Race expert.

July 03, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


2 older adult communities seek approval this week

Two older adult communities proposed in Hall County are up for approval Tuesday as they go before government officials.

July 03, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Advocate: Homeless in Hall ‘are a part of us’

Hall County resident Carol Werner knows what it's like to lose everything.

July 03, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Company offers women self-defense tips, tools, peace of mind

Most women have been given some basic self-defense tips - hold your car key between your fingers when you walk to your car at night, for instance - but few women are properly equipped to defend themselves if attacked.

July 03, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Busy July Fourth holiday weekend puts focus on Lake Lanier safety

On a recent weekday morning, Department of Natural Resources Ranger First Class Barry Britt can barely see a boat on Lake Lanier for miles. Patrolling the waters, he checks for flotation devices on one man's fishing boat. Twenty minutes later, he's admonishing a couple on personal watercrafts about jumping a wake too close to a boat.

July 03, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Help is arriving soon to upgrade area’s roads, bridges

Replacing broken concrete slabs and cleaning roadside sound barriers may not sound glamorous but they're the kinds of projects that have been a key result of the Transportation Funding Act, which marked its first anniversary Friday.

July 03, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


High school students suit up as ‘cyber warriors’ at UNG

Bryson Payne quickly and easily rattled off phrases like tactical network penetration, black box testing and cyber first principles Thursday to a class of nearly 40 students. They paid close attention, some nodding at one of his comments.

July 03, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Gainesville city clerk Denise Jordan recognized as state’s best

A city clerk should be organized, open and detail-oriented. Gainesville's clerk Denise Jordan is all these things and more.

July 03, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


SLIDESHOW: Rockets' red glare lights up skies over Lake Lanier

Gainesville marked an early Fourth of July celebration on Saturday night with the annual fireworks show over Lake Lanier at Laurel Park.

July 02, 2016 | Erin Smith | Local


Sheriff’s Office nearing move-in date of Aug. 8 to new 'one-stop shop'

Construction at the new Hall County Sheriff's Office has just finishing strokes left to go before the official move-in date.

July 02, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


UNG, Georgia Tech students join forces to help kids with disabilities

Isaac Morgan lies in the middle of the therapy table, smiling and looking around him. His parents and students from the University of North Georgia and Georgia Tech talk around him.

July 02, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


SLIDESHOW: A balmy day for a beach bash in Gainesville

A few hundred residents attended the second annual Beach Bash in downtown Gainesville on Friday to enjoy fun in the sand and live music.

July 01, 2016 | Erin Smith | Local


Pinnacle to buy Independence bank of Georgia

Pinnacle Financial Corp., parent holding company of Pinnacle Bank, will buy Independence Bank of Georgia, which has offices in Gainesville and Braselton, for $32.8 million.

July 01, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville Police identify Wednesday drowning victim in Lake Lanier

Gainesville Police have identified the body recovered Wednesday morning from Lake Lanier.

July 01, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Carl Rogers resigns from state legislature

Rep. Carl Rogers has resigned from his position in the state legislature, according to a news release.

July 01, 2016 | | Local


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Lake Lanier Olympic Park continues to improve after 20 years

Twenty years ago, more than 10,000 of the world's greatest athletes convened upon Georgia's highest-quality sports venues, one of which was right ...

July 17, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


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


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