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Lanier venue is key to Hall's Olympic legacy, but faces uncertain future

Fifteen years ago this week, Gainesville-Hall County was awash in international attention.


Recalling '96 Olympic Games from ‘the bunker’

For the last 15 years, I've been the old-timer in the newsroom who conjures up memories from those surreal two weeks in 1996 when the Olympics came to town.

July 24, 2011 | Keith Albertson | Local

Local residents and leaders remember the ’96 Games

One could say William Fields, who won an Olympic gold medal in 1952 for his rowing exploits, had a strong say in where the Atlanta 1996 Games' flatwater competition should take place.

July 24, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local

Lanier’s natural allure counters rival course

Take it from paddlers and rowers around the world: There's something special about Lake Lanier.

July 24, 2011 | Lindsey Robinson | Local

Hall County is ready to talk trash

Hall County Public Works is throwing its hat in the ring as the county moves toward privatizing waste management.

July 24, 2011 | Lindsey Robinson | Local

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

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Hall Fire Services raising funds to support burn survivors

Hall County Fire Services is joining other fire departments throughout Georgia in the Annual "Give Burns the Boot" drive, benefitting the Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation.

October 12, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local

ProCare Rx planning second building in Gainesville office park

Construction is expected to start soon on a second single-story building at ProCare Park, a 23-acre site on Queen City Parkway/Ga. 60 at Interstate ...

October 12, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local

Former Johnson band booster president, wife charged with fraud

A former Johnson High School band booster club president is accused of using the booster club's debit card for hundreds of dollars in unauthorized ...

October 12, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local

Gainesville school board OKs plan for Enota school project

A new school will be constructed at Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy, and the plan is to open that school for the 2018-19 school year.

October 12, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local

Inky Johnson, former Tennessee standout, touts value of Boys & Girls Clubs

Inky Johnson remembers the day 10 years ago that changed his life forever.

October 11, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Defendant admitted to hospital before wire fraud trial starts

Before he was set to appear in U.S. District Court, a Cleveland man accused of wire fraud was admitted to the hospital.

October 11, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local

New O’Reilly Auto Parts planned on Park Hill Drive

A new auto parts store proposed off Park Hill Drive in Gainesville got the Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board's OK Tuesday night.

October 11, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local

Options for Enota school construction both involve leveling existing garden

After nearly a year of controversy, the Smartville garden at Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy is not part of either building plan likely to be considered ...

October 11, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local

5 people hurt, 2 seriously, in wreck on Jesse Jewell Parkway

Five people were taken to the hospital Tuesday after a two-car collision on Ga.369/Jesse Jewell Parkway in Gainesville, according to authorities.

October 11, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local

Florida claims water wars dispute with Georgia unlikely to be settled before trial

Settlement talks appear to be crumbling between Georgia and Florida before an Oct. 31 "water wars" trial between the states.

October 11, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local

Public safety monument placed at Roosevelt Square

With a crane putting a 16-ton monument snugly into place Tuesday, workers now can go full steam completing improvements to historic Roosevelt Square in downtown ...

October 11, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local

Old Reunion entrance now part of planned active adult community

With 385 acres now in hand, a developer now can move ahead on developing an 800-home active adult community in Braselton.

October 11, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local

Winter weather tips, contacts

Braving winter weather

January 16, 2016 | From staff reports | Local

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