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Factors lead to higher gas prices

Local drivers are taking notice of escalating gas prices and many aren't sure of what they can do to ease the strain.

July 24, 2011 | Savannah King | Local

Lake at its lowest level since 2007-09 drought

Lake Lanier's elevation has dropped to a level it hasn't been at since before a historic two-year drought that ravaged Georgia ended on Oct. 14, 2009.

July 24, 2011 | From staff reports | Local

Hall school board to vote on energy-saving measure

The Hall County school board is set to vote on implementing phase one of a districtwide energy-saving plan at its meeting tonight.

July 24, 2011 | Dallas Duncan | Local

Hall progressing with road studies

One study has been finished on a major Hall County road project, while another is about to crank up.

July 24, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local

Readers share memories of the '96 Games

I remember watching the Olympic torch being carried into town. I worked at a company located on U.S. 129, and the owners kindly allowed us employees to go out and see the torch pass through. I brought my camera to work with me that day to take pictures. To this day I can remember the excitement of that moment when the torch passed by me. I took pictures of the torch run, of course. On the night the opening ceremonies were broadcast, I got very emotional and wept for joy when scenes of the Atlanta area, the Georgia coast ...

July 24, 2011 | | Local

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

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Validity of test scores at crux of local opinion on school amendment

A referendum that would allow the state to take over failing schools doesn't get much attention in local schools, according to principals and superintendents.

October 16, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local

White Cane event offers hope, help for sight-impaired

It's hard to imagine living without one of our five senses to navigate the world. But for many, a life without sight or hearing ...

October 15, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local

Fitness event draws athletes to showdown in Gainesville Square

A showdown in the square used to mean something very specific. Typically, it involved gruff leather clad men, drawn guns and squabbles settled by a ...

October 15, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local

Coming Netflix series to shoot scene at Flowery Branch restaurant

An upcoming Netflix series will shoot a scene at a Flowery Branch barbecue restaurant in the coming weeks.

October 15, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local

Pediatric therapy clinic opens in Clermont

Leigh Corley has opened a pediatric therapy clinic in Clermont after nearly 20 years of working with children mostly in their homes.

October 15, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local

Local real estate market strong, but supply low

As the local and regional real estate market continues to steady itself following the economic recession, one glaring problem remains in Hall County: the need ...

October 15, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local

Hall County girl raises funds for friend’s cancer cure

When first-grader Malone Bennett heard her friend Brecklynn Allgood was sick, she wanted to help.

October 15, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local

Brenau plans ‘Beyond Talking Points’ forum on election

Two well-known women with experience and knowledge about the impact women, minorities and young people have on American politics will speak at a program at ...

October 15, 2016 | Times Staff Reports | Local

Job fair Wednesday at Lanier Tech

Lanier Technical College will host Career Fair 2016 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday.

October 15, 2016 | Times Staff Reports | Local

Widening work to begin on Ga. 13

Clearing will begin soon for the widening of Ga. 13 from Sawnee Avenue in Gwinnett County to Lanier Islands Parkway/Ga. 347 in Hall County.

October 14, 2016 | | Local

Bus involved in fatal Gilmer County crash left from Forsyth County Senior Center

October 14, 2016 | BY KAYLA ROBINS | Local

Community foundation honors three Hall County men for service

Selfless, aspiring visionaries: this is how three Hall County men were described as they were recognized Thursday night by the North Georgia Community Foundation.

October 14, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local

187-lot subdivision on Spout Springs Road gets approval

A 187-lot subdivision planned off busy Spout Springs Road in South Hall can move forward now that rezoning was approved by the Hall County Board ...

October 14, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local

Winter weather tips, contacts

Braving winter weather

January 16, 2016 | From staff reports | Local

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