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'Polar Bears' start 2011 with a cold plunge

A cool, rainy day in January is not the ideal time to take a dive into Lake Lanier, you would think.

January 01, 2011 | Lauren Blais | Local


Year’s first baby delayed a bit – by pizza

Salvador Zuniga wasn't thinking about the time when he and his wife drove to the hospital around 9:30 p.m. Friday.

They'd just eaten a late pizza dinner and planned to suffer through Maria Louisa Zuniga's initial labor contractions at home as long as possible.

January 01, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


New year gets off to soggy start in North Ga.

More than an inch of rain fell in the Gainesville area Saturday as the vertical line of storms stretching throughout the U.S. cut its way to the East Coast.

January 01, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Victim identified from fatal motorcycle crash

Authorities named the man killed in a South Hall County accident Friday as Walter Hedges, 62, of Buford.

January 01, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Kids enjoy a crafty new year

For dozens of families in Hall County the new year arrived a little early.

January 01, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Senior communities speak out against proposed rule

On Wednesday, a handful of Gainesville residents traveled to Atlanta to speak out against a proposed Department of Community Health rule they say would cripple local assisted-living communities and leave many of their residents without a home.

January 01, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Clarkesville man is scribe of the Scriptures

In a tin by his desk, Freddie North has strings of No. 2 pencil stubs taped together like tiny fence posts.

December 31, 2010 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Flowery Branch city clerk moving on

Flowery Branch may have lost its city clerk. But it won't be losing her as resident.

December 31, 2010 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Motorcycle rider killed in collision with pickup

A Buford man was killed Friday after his motorcycle collided with a pickup truck in South Hall County.

December 31, 2010 | Erin Rossiter | Local


As seen on gainesvilletimes.com: Top 10 clicked on stories

The year 2010 was a busy one for North Georgia with Gainesville's Nathan Deal running for and winning the top seat in the state, scandal over the location of a North Hall library and Gainesville's move to a new public safety facility. But those weren't the most popular stories on gainesvilletimes.com.

December 30, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


Memorable Hall residents died in 2010

Hall County said goodbye to several community pillars and business leaders in 2010.

December 30, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Budget could be difficult in 2011

Gainesville's administrative services staff kept a close watch on 2010 revenues and expenses, but it seems the tough times aren't over.

December 30, 2010 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Wife’s murder charges dropped

Charges have been dismissed against a woman accused of poisoning her husband in 2007.

December 30, 2010 | Erin Rossiter | Local


Donors just like everybody else

During the holiday season, there is so much travel, shopping and cooking to do that donating blood gets pushed off the to-do list.

December 30, 2010 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Residents dream of riches in Mega Millions lottery

Katie Kearns said she plans to permanently retire if she winds up with the winning Mega Millions lottery ticket tonight.

December 30, 2010 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


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Monument dedicated to those answering public service ‘calling’

As the son of a deputy sheriff and the father of a firefighter, Steve Cronic recognized the "deep generational significance" of the public safety tribute ...

December 09, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Some Gainesville, Hall elementary schools buck state trend as test scores go up

Some Hall County and Gainesville schools bucked a state trend of steep drops in elementary school performance on the state's College and Career Ready ...

December 09, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Vote on housing for women seeking to leave sex trafficking postponed

A decision on a proposed faith-based program housing and counseling women seeking to leave sex trafficking will not be decided until at least Jan. 26.

December 08, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


County gets ‘clean opinion’ in annual audit

Hall County received a clean bill of health in its annual financial audit released Thursday.

December 08, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Pedestrian killed by overturning trailer at Mincey Marble

A pedestrian was struck and killed by an overturning tractor-trailer Thursday at Mincey Marble in West Hall, according to authorities.

December 08, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Georgia gets good news in new corps water manual

It looks like Christmas has come early for Georgia's long-term water needs.

December 08, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville makes Atlanta Street a grant priority instead of Myrtle Terraces

The apartment units along Atlanta Street have been gutted and the entire public housing complex is now fenced off.

December 07, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Book by Brenau students examines homelessness in Hall County

Fourteen weeks of blood, sweat and tears led to a book filled with 17 stories on homelessness.

December 07, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Authorities: Man set fire to home, killed himself; family displaced

A man intentionally set fire to his house and killed himself with a firearm on Tuesday in unincorporated Buford, according to authorities.

December 07, 2016 | | Local


Hall cities looking toward setting dates for 2017 election

Hall County's cities already are looking ahead to local elections in 2017.

December 07, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Dine Out, Do Good fundraiser triples total to support local hunger programs

Action Ministries of Gainesville, which provides housing assistance, educational opportunities and hunger relief to low-income individuals and families, raised more than triple the amount in ...

December 07, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Jefferson couple indicted on animal cruelty charges

A couple from Jefferson are accused of beating two dogs to death, according to authorities.

December 07, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


GSP: Driver high in wreck that killed teen, put 3 in critical condition

A Gainesville teen died this morning and three others remain in critical condition following a wreck with a man accused of driving under the influence ...

December 07, 2016 | Shannon Casas | Local




Cars roll through new stop sign on Bradford Street

Four-way stop signs are now up at at Bradford Street and North Avenue in Gainesville.

December 07, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


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