When Gainesville was laid out, Lot No. 1 at the corner of Spring and Main streets where Hunt Towers is today was the prime place on the public square.
People make up the character of the community. Certain personalities over time have stood out almost as familiar as the Confederate statue on Gainesville's downtown square.
A lot more than Christmas was on the minds of Gainesvillians in December 1897.
It's been more than a half century since the conclusion of one of the most sensational murder cases in the state's history.
While Northeast Georgia is still considered in a drought, every few days some rain falls to provide temporary relief.
The Towery family of Gainesville hadn't heard from their son Fred Richmond Towery in more than three years during World War I.
Many still remember how hard life was during World War II, what with rationing and shortages and loved ones fighting overseas.
If you're already worn out over the 2012 elections while we're still a few weeks from finishing 2011, get used to it.
The mostly overwhelming vote around the state for package sales of alcoholic beverages on Sunday shows how far we have come, or, from the perspective of opponents, how far we have retreated on blue law issues.
Wouldn't it be exciting to travel in a time machine and witness some of Georgia's historic events?
Gainesville's Norfolk Southern Railroad depot has been the scene of several memorable occasions, including presidential whistle-stop campaigns, troop trains during World War II, visits from President Franklin Roosevelt and funeral trains.
North Georgia Technical College in Clarkesville has a rich history, its campus dating back 104 years.
Probably at no time in the history of the University of Georgia had there been more change than in January 1961.
The subject of consolidation of Hall County and Gainesville schools rarely comes up these days, although it has been discussed numerous times over the past few decades. There is no apparent groundswell of support for such a merger.
The 1960s are remembered mostly as a chaotic period in American history, marked by assassinations of major public figures, desegregation and civil rights struggles.
You never know where a bicycle ride will take you.
A new street sign went up in Gainesville the other day - Sweet Bay Drive, the entrance to Atlanta Botanical Gardens' Smithgall Woodland Gardens off Cleveland Road.
A version of this column ran in March 2000.
"Wireless" is a common term in today's age of modern electronics. It allows people to use their electronic devices in a variety of locations or situations.
The story of Hugh Minor Sr. has been well told. He was the Dawson County native and pioneer airplane pilot who lived much of his early life in Gainesville.
Just as the attack by Japanese on Pearl Harbor Dec. 7, 1941, came on a Sunday, so is today's 73rd anniversary of that fateful day.
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