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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


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


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Loader heavily damaged, no injuries reported in South Hall business fire

Hall County firefighters responded to a commercial fire on Radford Road in South Hall late Monday night.

May 16, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Police seeking $1,500 copper theft suspect in Oakwood

A man entered an Oakwood business Saturday and took more than $1,500 in copper, police said.

May 16, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall superintendent: Benefit costs on ‘unsustainable path’

The escalating costs of providing benefits to public school employees are "on an unsustainable path," and without a solution, they will continue to make balancing ...

May 16, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Continuous flow intersection now open in Dawson

Peggy Swanson didn't hold back when asked her feelings on the newly rebuilt intersection on Ga. 400 at Ga. 53 in Dawson County.

May 16, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch model pursues career and education

Hannah Nelms is more than just a pretty face.

May 16, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


East Hall senior's premature birth inspires her plans after graduation

Shaliyah Williams beat her odds.

May 16, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Senior found his place at Lanier Christian Academy

Lex Parker was the new kid in his junior year at Lanier Christian Academy.

May 16, 2017 | | Local


Lakeview senior, skeet shooter looks toward 2020 Olympics

Samantha Simonton dreams of standing on the highest podium with a medal around her neck at the 2020 Olympic Games, listening to "The Star-Spangled Banner ...

May 16, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


West Hall senior presses pause on education, plans mission trip

Catherine Webb thought she had her whole life figured out.

May 16, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Lower taxes, higher pay raises included in proposed Hall schools budget

Taxpayers could see slightly lower school tax bills next year while providing for 2.5 percent pay raises for all Hall County school employees if ...

May 15, 2017 | Norm Cannada | Local


Man says church outburst was free speech

ATLANTA - After David Justin Freeman raised his hand, he decided to give one finger.

May 15, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Property taxes would go up in proposed Gainesville schools budget

Some city property owners would see a tax increase in a fiscal year 2018 budget proposal presented Monday to the Gainesville school board.

May 15, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Developer considers housing for either active adults or millennials in Oakwood

A surging residential area in Oakwood could be prime for more homes - up to 131 proposed off McEver Road between Old Flowery Branch Road and ...

May 15, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Council votes to remove Dawsonville mayor

May 15, 2017 | By Allie Dean adean@dawsonnews.com | Local


Number of snakebites rising in North Georgia

Half of Georgia's 55 hospital-reported snakebites this year have been in metro Atlanta and North Georgia.

May 15, 2017 | Nick Bowman | Local


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