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Government offices closed for holiday

Government offices in Gainesville and Hall County will be closed Monday to observe the Independence Day holiday.

July 03, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


It’s Christmas in July for local butchers

For many residents, Fourth of July celebrations aren't complete without throwing some meat on the grill.

July 03, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Times seeks V-J Day memories

One of the mostly highly celebrated days in history was Aug. 15, 1945, when the Allies announced the surrender of Japanese forces during World War II.

July 03, 2010 | | Local


Lula pays tribute to war heroes

As the summer heat filled downtown Lula on Saturday night, people gathered around the fountain and brick wall in Lula's Veterans Park for a candlelight service and dedication of 204 new bricks inscribed with the names of war veterans.

July 03, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local


Sharing names with nation’s greats sparks pride

It's not down in the history books yet, but you might be surprised to know that John Kennedy sat next to Richard Nixon in the sixth grade.

July 03, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Concert revs up crowd for sizzling Fourth of July

Patriotism brings the Gainesville community together.

July 03, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Calvin Allen, pioneer Gainesville doctor, dies at 85

Calvin Allen, the first anesthesiologist in Gainesville, died at his home Friday night after a long illness.

July 03, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Elementary school launches pilot program

Mount Vernon Elementary School may be on its way to charter school status.

July 02, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Gainesville has no plans, money to repurpose the Green Street pool

Kasia Stanfill looks back fondly on the summers she spent at Gainesville's Green Street pool. She remembers standing on the water's edge, waiting to jump into the cool water for the first time.

July 02, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


School system puts focus on new website

Gainesville City Schools parents can now find information with more ease.

July 02, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Future of Lanier Golf Course unclear

Forsyth County's next move in the ongoing saga surrounding Lanier Golf Course remains uncertain.

July 02, 2010 | Julie Arrington Times regional staff | Local


Officials urge caution on roads this weekend

The Fourth of July holiday travel period began Thursday evening, and officials predict higher crash rates as the weekend persists.

July 02, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


Former firefighter leads fireworks show over Laurel Park

Each year, it goes off with a bang.

July 02, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Group offers to get holiday revelers, cars home safely

For John Ergovich, getting arrested for driving under the influence was a bigger inconvenience than it ever would have been to get a sober person to drive him home.

July 02, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Communities celebrate Fourth of July with unique events

Golf carts, streamers and good old-fashioned fun define the Fourth of July for one lakeside community.

July 02, 2010 | Mimi Ensley | Local


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U.S. Rep. Collins: ‘There’s no fear here’ at Republican convention

U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, is trying not to let the distractions get to him this week at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland.

July 18, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Olympics remain a lasting legacy at Lake Lanier venue

Twenty years ago the Olympic Games came to Atlanta, with rowing and paddling events held in Gainesville on Lake Lanier. While the Olympic flame has ...

July 18, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Local


Carjacking case goes forward with kidnapping charge included

A Gainesville man accused of an attempted carjacking told police he thought the victim had been following him for days, according to testimony Monday.

July 18, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Motion to table Enota school project fails, another meeting coming on issue

The Gainesville school board agreed to hold a meeting discussing the building of a new Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy after a motion to "table the ...

July 18, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Olympic Memories: Q&A with Mary Hart Wilheit

Mary Hart Wilheit served as executive director of Gainesville/Hall '96 and its efforts to bring the Olympics to Gainesville. She shares her memories of ...

July 18, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Two people, dog killed by fire Monday morning in Clarkesville

Two people and a pet died Monday morning after a mobile home caught fire in Clarkesville, according to authorities.

July 18, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Northeast Georgia Medical Center eases parking pain by adding spaces at Gainesville campus

Finding a parking space at Northeast Georgia Medical Center's Gainesville campus should get a little easier.

July 18, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Former Marine kills 3 Baton Rouge officers, wounds 3 others

BATON ROUGE, La. - A former Marine dressed in black and carrying extra ammunition shot and killed three Baton Rouge law enforcement officers Sunday, less than ...

July 17, 2016 | By Mike Kunzelman Associated Press | Local


Olympic Memories: Q&A with Steve Gilliam

Gilliam, a Gainesville attorney, served as vice chairman of Gainesville Hall '96 and helped oversee the preparations of the venue at Clarks Bridge Park. He ...

July 17, 2016 | | Local


Lanier Tech to tweet for grant money in contest

Lanier Technical College is looking for some help so it can provide more help to its students.

July 17, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


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


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