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Times staff members recall memories of '96 Olympics

"I was one of two non-sports reporters sent to Clark's Bridge Park every day during the games, covering such things as who got arrested, who fell in the lake because of the heat and whether any of these finely-toned rowers actually visited the McDonald's inexplicably set up in the athlete's village. But I also got to see the Dutch with their eye-searingly bright orange shirts and inflatable cows, the Norwegians and their Viking helmets, the Germans, the French and the Brits. My favorite moment was while I was walking around the VIP area, a huge bearded guy ...

July 24, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Reasons, styles of home schooling vary

Fifth-grader Morgan Lomax, 10, goes to class at 8 a.m. each day.

July 24, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Training program targets underage alcohol sales

Underage drinking is the leading cause of death and injuries in vehicle crashes, and businesses are being asked to help change that in Hall County.

July 24, 2011 | Savannah King | Local


Preserve’s 1-year-old zedonk gets a cake-filled celebration

A year ago, C.W. and Kim Wathen were moving into their new home.

July 23, 2011 | Savannah King | Local


Man with Alzheimer’s found safe in South Carolina

A 72-year-old man with Alzheimer's disease has been found in Anderson, S.C., after he went missing Wednesday morning.

July 22, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Forsyth man 1 of 4 left on ABC's 'The Bachelorette'

Each wearing the signature rose of ABC's "The Bachelorette," the staff of Giorgio's Restaurant had a large clientele to serve earlier this week during a viewing party for the show.

July 22, 2011 | BY ALYSSA LARENZIE Times regional staff | Local


Bell planning trip to Israel

Hall County Commissioner Ashley Bell will be gaining new perspective on government thanks to an upcoming trip to Israel.

July 22, 2011 | Shannon Casas | Local


Damage from fire delays fall classes at Truett-McConnell

Students at Truett-McConnell College in Cleveland will get an extra week of summer vacation as facility crews repair damage to the college's gymnasium from a July 4 fire.

July 22, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local


Teens suspected in vehicle break-ins

Authorities are investigating a recent rash of vehicle break-ins in north Forsyth neighborhoods.

July 22, 2011 | BY JULIE ARRINGTON Times regional staff | Local


New district maps may alter city school board

Gainesville's proposed redistricting lines could have a greater impact on city school board members than City Council members.

July 22, 2011 | Lindsey Robinson | Local


Heat is OK for cookies, not for kids

Local public safety officials will be baking cookies and roasting s'mores today - inside a car.

July 22, 2011 | Shannon Casas | Local


AARP: Gainesville one of nation’s top affordable retirement spots

As a Southern town with county charm and urban sophistication, it's no surprise Gainesville was recognized as one of the best places to retire.

July 22, 2011 | Savannah King | Local


Coming Sunday: The '96 Olympics revisited

Fifteen years ago this week, Clarks Bridge Park was teeming with thousands of spectators, athletes and media members in town for the 1996 Olympics.

July 22, 2011 | | Local


Police seek store robbers

Police are seeking information on two masked men who robbed a Gainesville convenience store at gunpoint late Wednesday night.

July 22, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


New fire marshal sees challenge in job

Chad Payne laughs as he talks about being inside of a burning building. But despite his jovial nature, he takes the job seriously.

July 22, 2011 | Savannah King | Local


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Gainesville school district spending expected to rise in 2017-18

Gainesville City Schools officials may have to dip into the district's reserve funds to balance a $70.4 million spending plan in fiscal 2018 ...

April 12, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle files to run for governor in 2018

Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, a Gainesville native, filed on Monday to run for governor in 2018, making him the latest Republican to enter what is ...

April 12, 2017 | By Nick Bowman nbowman@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Officials recover body of man who went missing in Lanier

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Critical Incident Reconstruction Team has located the body of 34-year-old Yakov Shteyman near north Forsyth's Six Mile Creek ...

April 11, 2017 | Forsyth County News | Local


Gainesville duplex gets first OK to become new Norton office

A Gainesville real estate and insurance firm got the city planning board's blessing Tuesday night to convert a duplex near its main office off ...

April 11, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


West Hall High getting new football field house

The next time the West Hall High School football team takes the field for a game on its Oakwood campus, its players will emerge from ...

April 11, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


THC-infused popcorn, brownies seized in $62K bust

Authorities seized more than $62,000 worth of drugs at a South Hall home, including brownies and popcorn infused with THC, the component in marijuana ...

April 11, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Three local schools removed from state list of low-performing schools

Three local schools were among 74 schools removed from a low-performing list by the state Tuesday.

April 11, 2017 | By Norm Cannada ncannada@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Customers seeking answers, their clothes after dry cleaners’ abrupt closing

Customers of a Gainesville dry cleaners say they've been hung out to dry by the business owner after he disappeared with their clothes still ...

April 11, 2017 | By Nick Bowman nbowman@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


New Kubota plant fully operational in northeast Hall

Operations at Kubota Manufacturing of America Corp. off Ga. 365 in northeast Hall County are fully underway, and it's been a long time coming.

April 11, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Reward offered for information on Gainesville slaying

A reward is being offered for information on the fatal shooting last week on Carlton Street in Gainesville.

April 11, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Most of spending increase in Hall Schools budget going to employee raises

Preliminary estimates for Hall County Schools' 2018 fiscal year budget calls for $12.8 million in additional expenditures, most of which would pay for 2 ...

April 10, 2017 | By Norm Cannada ncannada@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Oakwood waives fees in veterans home startup

A Gainesville-based veterans aid group is hoping to open a home in Oakwood to house veterans who are homeless or are otherwise in dire need.

April 10, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Investigator details March stabbing

A stabbing victim returned from the store and faced a man attacking him with a knife, according to a Hall County Sheriff's Office investigator ...

April 10, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Firefighters battle blaze at vacant Gainesville home

Gainesville firefighters battled a fire at a vacant house on Auburn Avenue about 7 p.m. Monday.

April 10, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Teacher announces Democratic run for 9th District congressional race

A private school teacher in Hall County who is a newbie to the local Democratic Party plans to take on the role of David going ...

April 10, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


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