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Agencies begin homeless head count

Local groups will start counting the homeless this week, noting where they stay and how they got there.

January 23, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Oakwood launches outreach with social media site

In an effort to become more connected with its community, the city of Oakwood launched a new Facebook page Friday.

January 23, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Park & Ride being expanded

As part of a federal transportation grant, a $906,000 expansion of the Park & Ride parking lot at Interstate 985 and Ga. 20 in Buford is under way.

January 23, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Spelling bee airs on Web

A Hall County elementary school recently gave parents the option to watch their child's spelling bee via cell phone.

January 23, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Cardiologist gets high certification

A Gainesville physician has become one of a small group to receive board certification for a newly recognized speciality of cardiology.

January 23, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


GOP leader launches bid in Hall

On Saturday, Tricia Pridemore was host to a Hall County launch party for her campaign to become chairwoman of the Georgia Republican Party.

January 23, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Will turmoil among Hall County leadership linger?

With two new commissioners came a slew of changes that have left many wondering what will happen to Hall County next.

January 23, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


‘Buy local’ push aims to keep retail dollars in Hall County

A quick Saturday drive through the parking lot at the North Georgia Premium Outlets reveals a trend: at least 1 out of every 10 cars is from Hall County. At the Mall of Georgia, it's a similar scene.

January 23, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Braselton medical plaza holds its first health fair

Lori Koser, 51, has trouble sleeping. But that's not her fault; it's her husband's.

January 23, 2011 | Lauren Blais | Local


Schools now weigh makeup day options

After a week off due to snow, local school leaders have now spent a week wrestling with just how to make up those lost days.

January 22, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Orange barrels to return to Hall County roads this year

Local governments have a slate of road projects they're planning to put into gear in 2011.

January 22, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Students compete in ad, design competition

Area students put their trade skills to the test Thursday - from creating a logo for a new product to operating a small printing press.

January 21, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Group now offers meals, warmth to homeless

Gainesville's homeless now have a place to eat on Thursday nights.

January 21, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Tax filing deadline falls on April 18 this year

A little-known holiday is buying procrastinators a few extra days to file their tax returns this year.

January 21, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Youngblood Road closing for sewer improvements

Youngblood Road will be closed to through traffic beginning Monday between Ga. 53/Winder Highway and Countryside Drive. The city of Gainesville will be making sewer improvements in the area.

January 21, 2011 | | 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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