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Rylees were among first settlers in Banks, Hall counties

Ten to 20 people will gather at the Rylee homeplace in Banks County for lunch today as they do most every Sunday.

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Brenau’s goal was to make ‘a good woman’

Some Northeast Georgia historical trivia:

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‘Enoche’ wasn’t in Cherokees’ vocabulary, nor was auto racing

Recent inquiries to “Ask The Times” in the Saturday newspaper about sports car races at the Gainesville airport brought back memories to a couple of ...

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Relatives of slugger’s wife Claire Ruth clear up myths

Relatives of slugger’s wife Claire Ruth clear up myths

Claire Merritt pulled up her deep Northeast Georgia roots in the early 1920s, went to New York and married legendary baseball star Babe Ruth.

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Escapee said he'd rather hang in Georgia than live in Canada

In the news lately has been the elaborate escape of two inmates from a New York prison. One died, and the other was wounded while ...

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Gainesville had hard time teeing off its golf course

A somewhat significant anniversary passed in Gainesville this month without significant, if any, notice.

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Remembering when Clarks Bridge closed for over a year after 1919 flood

It has been inconvenient the last few days for those who use Clarks Bridge Road in northern Hall County as the new bridge is prepared ...

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