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Local job fair offers range of opportunities

If you're looking to land a seasonal job, or even full-time employment, you may want to make plans to take a trip to Gainesville State College on Tuesday.

November 12, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


3 rescued from deck during house fire

Firefighters rescued two people from the second story deck of a burning house about 10:30 a.m. Friday on J Martin Road in East Hall.

November 12, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


I-985 wreck injures 1; lanes now cleared

All lanes of Interstate 985 were blocked north of Exit 17 Friday night due to a major accident, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation.

November 12, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Authorities arrest 2, still searching for 1 in armed robbery case

Hall County Sheriff's officers are still looking for a man they say helped rob an Atlanta Highway convenience store last week.

November 12, 2010 | | Local




East Hall High School gives ‘tribute’ to veterans

After taking a 20-foot jump from a helicopter when it was hit by enemy fire in Vietnam, Ralph Souther of Gainesville was flown to a hospital in Saigon.

November 11, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Gainesville, Hall plan to give help to new parents

Gainesville and Hall County employees are starting a program that will help babies as soon as they enter the world.

November 11, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Hall commissioner: Clermont will get library

Commissioner Ashley Bell and Commissioners-elect Scott Gibbs and Craig Lutz announced late Thursday they will vote in January to give the North Hall library back to the town of Clermont.

November 11, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Models light up Challenged Child event

Although the clothes were beautiful and the women were stunning, it was the smallest models who stole the show in the Challenged Child and Friends' Fashion Show.

November 11, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Physician: Mammogram technology has improved

If it's time for you to start going for an annual mammogram, you should know that it's not the same exam you grew up hearing your mother and grandmother complain about.

November 11, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Gifted children convention visitors learn from Hall schools

Visitors from a national convention in Atlanta sat in classrooms across Hall County Thursday to see ways the school system is prepping kids for the 21st century.

November 11, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Man gets 5 years for violation of street gang act, affray

Elborio Andrade, one of 11 defendants in an alleged gang fight that turned deadly, has been sentenced to five years in prison.

November 11, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Flowery Branch manager is optimistic about new multiplex

Flowery Branch of the future could feature intense development, including a multiscreen theater, more big-box stores and shopping centers, walking trails and downtown roads that provide easy access to Lake Lanier.

November 11, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Area residents salute service members on Veterans Day

When seeing each other, veterans often snap to attention, swinging up an arm and thrusting their hand in a sharp angle to their foreheads.

November 11, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville moves forward with water treatment plant

City workers will start preliminary repairs to water lines for the Cedar Creek water treatment plant after council members approved the idea this morning.

November 11, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


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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


Pirates play on in charity Poker Run event on Lanier

The Lanier Partners of North Georgia launched their eighth annual Pirates of Lake Lanier Charity Poker Run on Saturday.

July 16, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


Mechanic burned by boat engine fire at Lake Lanier marina

One person was burned in a boat fire Saturday at Holiday Marina on Lake Lanier.

July 16, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Olympic Park tower sign will dim, turn off earlier

It's like something out of a "Seinfeld" episode, where a bright red light from a Kenny Rogers chicken joint shines day and night through ...

July 16, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Students RISE to shine, avoid ‘summer slump’

Nearly 125 elementary school students "graduated" from the fifth annual RISE - Real Interactive Summer-learning Experience) - program Friday morning.

July 16, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


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