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Old buildings hold memories for long-timers

A couple of downtown Gainesville landmarks that hold special memories for a lot of people are undergoing yet another series of renovations.

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School funds have a history of coming up short in area

Education funding and teacher pay aren’t just recent controversies in Georgia’s history.

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Lynchings were a common crime in early 20th century

Much is being made of the 100th anniversary of the Leo Frank/Mary Phagan case this month.

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Try your hand at some local history trivia

Another local history quiz. See how many questions you can answer.

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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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