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Founder of mission group dies of malaria

A longtime Gainesville chiropractor who, along with his wife, sold their possessions to become "missionaries to the missionaries" in founding Helping Hands Foreign Missions, died Saturday of malaria. He was 58.

August 16, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local

Memories of war and celebrations

War bride finds her soldier just in time

August 15, 2010 | | Local

Horns blared, flags waved in Hall as WWII ended

Gainesville-Hall County had its share of news the week of Aug. 16, 1945, when the now-defunct Gainesville News published its weekly edition.

August 15, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local

Marine corporal recounts Easter landing on Okinawa

Although Grady Faulkner jokes that his memory is failing, he still remembers every detail of the day he was wounded in Okinawa, Japan.

August 15, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local

Parsons enlisted in Navy after Dec. 7 radio report on Pearl Harbor

The radio news report on Dec. 7, 1941, motivated James R. Parsons into the military.

August 15, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local

Joy shares view of Hiroshima in ruins

James Joy remembers the ship, an oil tanker that helped refuel dozens of craft across both the Atlantic and Pacific theaters of World War II.

August 15, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local

Navy vet: ‘I admired the Japanese people’

Marion Trimmer remembers how nice the Japanese people were when he served in the Navy during and after World War II.

August 15, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local

Hall man escaped from sinking ship

BUFORD - Clyne Veal survived months in the Atlantic Theater aboard the Navy destroyer USS Emmons, including the D-Day invasion at Normandy.

August 15, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local

Back to School Rally offers tips on finding hidden drugs

As the mother of a teenage son, Barbara Allen randomly searches his room for illegal drugs.

August 15, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

Audit: State’s sex offender registry outdated

The basis of Georgia's statewide sex offender registry is an antiquated and inflexible system which contains incomplete, inaccurate and outdated information on sex offenders, according to a recent audit.

August 15, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local

College majors changing with the times

College majors are now more skills-oriented and hands-on than ever.

August 15, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local

Veterans get a show of gratitude at annual picnic

Cody Halvorson may only be 23 years old, but he has been through more than most men his age.

August 15, 2010 | Jennifer Messer | Local

Memories of V-J Day

Invasion of Japan turns to occupation

August 14, 2010 | From staff reports | Local

Area vets recall signing of treaty

A formidable sight, with its length that of three football fields and imposing guns aimed at the sky, the USS Missouri sits anchored today as a memorial in Pearl Harbor.

August 14, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local

65 years later, V-J Day still a pivotal moment in history

Church bells rang out, fire engines rang their sirens and - as we know from the famous picture - a seaman and a nurse locked lips in New York City's Times Square.

August 14, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local

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Clermont could have hard time doing business come Jan. 1

Clermont may have little wiggle room to conduct town business between Jan. 1 and March 1, when the North Hall County town holds a special ...

November 17, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

West Hall High holds vigil for Paris victims

The French flag, alongside the American flag, hung against the front glass doors at West Hall High School, illuminated by flickering candlelight.

November 17, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

4 ways (and counting) you can help others this holiday season

The following are a few ways to help your neighbor this holiday season. If you have information about such an effort, email the details to ...

November 17, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Georgia politicians debating Syrian refugee issue cite national security, compassion

The U.S. House of Representatives will vote this week on whether to halt the resettlement of 10,000 Syrian refugees in the country over ...

November 17, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Murder convict asks for new trial in Peppers Market shooting

Video evidence and a trial attorney's effectiveness were at the center of testimony Tuesday in a motion for a new trial for a man ...

November 17, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Chicopee kindergarten teacher named teacher of the year for Hall County

A kindergarten teacher at Chicopee Woods Elementary School is the top educator this year in the Hall County School District.

November 17, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Industries of the year honor their teams' work

Whether the industry is big or small, many company leaders feel there's one common denominator that makes a business successful: having good people.

November 17, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local

With floodwaters gone, cleanup at homeless camp begins

The homeless living beneath the Queen City Bridge in Gainesville are finally drying out after floodwaters swamped their encampment following recent heavy rains. Now the ...

November 17, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Lula house fire causes major damage, no injuries

No injuries were reported as a 4,100-square-foot house in the 5000 block of Latty Road in Lula was 75-percent damaged in a fire Monday ...

November 16, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local

Local French speakers say ‘seed of love’ will grow in wake of Paris attacks

Montine Whelchel Smith, who has a trip to Paris written on her bucket list, said the feelings of love will overpower hatred after attacks Friday ...

November 16, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

New state designation could boost Lula planning efforts

Lula's new state designation as a "PlanFirst" community could help the northeast Hall County city save some money as it pushes ahead with planning ...

November 16, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Kid’s dream of firefighting comes to life

Facing the first fire of his career, Sean Robertson walked hand in hand Monday with Hall County Fire Services Battalion Chief Tyler Dorsey.

November 16, 2015 | Nick Watson | Local

Scores lower on ‘more rigorous’ Georgia Milestones tests

Full results of the Georgia Milestones are in, and scores across the board are lower than those of previous assessments.

November 16, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Chickens slow traffic on Green Street

Chickens slowed traffic in the heart of Gainesville, the poultry capital of the world, Monday night.

November 16, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local

Local students take cue from Missouri race protests

When protesters at the University of Missouri forced the school's president to resign last week after his perceived mishandling of racist incidents on campus ...

November 16, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local

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