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Soggy ’09 gives way to bone-chilling ’10

The old year ended rainy and cold for most in North Georgia, fitting for a 2009 that was among the wettest on record throughout northern Georgia.

January 01, 2010 | Keith Albertson | Local


First-time parents greet first local baby of 2010

Allison Nicole Linares is Northeast Georgia Medical Center's first baby of the new decade.

January 01, 2010 | Jessica Jordan | Local


Polar Bear Swim draws 97 jumpers into frigid Lake Lanier

Nearly 100 local daredevils started 2010 with an icy splash into Lake Lanier.

January 01, 2010 | Jessica Jordan | Local


In a new year, animals look for new homes

The month of free pet adoptions has ended, and the new Hall County Animal Shelter is ready to return to regular business for its first full year of operation.

December 31, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


New law aims to slow 'super speeders'

Starting today, Georgia's worst lead foots will have to dig deeper into their wallets if they get caught speeding.

December 31, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


After months of negotiations, Jefferson back to square 1

JEFFERSON - After months of debating, voting and trying to reach a decision, the city of Jefferson is right where it started in regards to a rental property located at 55 College St.

December 31, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


Kids ring in the new year at noon

It's the first day of a new decade, but not a soul shorter than 4 feet tall cared much Thursday at the Interactive Neighborhood for Kids.

December 31, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Winter weather keeps the DOT busy overnight

The dusting of snow and sleet that fell overnight across Northeast Georgia kept crews with the Georgia Department of Transportation busy, but caused no real problems in the region.

December 31, 2009 | Edie Rogers | Local


Habersham superior court judge resigns post

The chief superior court judge for Habersham, Stephens and Rabun counties announced his resignation this week amid allegations of improper conduct.

December 31, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Habersham judge resigns following misconduct allegations

The chief superior court judge for Habersham, Stephens and Rabun Counties announced his resignation this week amid allegations of improper conduct.

Ernest "Bucky" Woods, 54, served on the Mountain Judicial Circuit bench since 1992. He presided over Habersham County's drug court and had filled in on a judge recusal in Hall County in 2008.

December 31, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Gainesville officials brace for more belt-tightening in 2010

Gainesville's director of administrative services and keeper of the city's wallet, Melody Marlowe, spent 2009 watching city revenues closely, and making adjustments when needed.

December 30, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Local


Overnight wintry mix teases North Georgia with snow, sleet

Too late for a white Christmas and too early to cause problems for New Year's Eve revelers, a wintry mix dusted portions of Northeast Georgia on Wednesday evening.

December 30, 2009 | Brandee A. Thomas | Local


DUI enforcement having an effect; New Year’s fatalities down

At Uni Taxi, drivers are ready for a long and hectic New Year's Eve.

December 30, 2009 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Band to play during New Year’s Day festivities in London

Earlier this month, a cacophony of musical notes could be heard coming from the band room at Mill Creek High School.

December 30, 2009 | Claire Miller Times regional staff | Local


Academic bowl team on TV Sunday

The smarts of the Gainesville High School Academic Bowl Team will be showcased on WSB-TV Channel 2 Sunday when its competition against longtime rival St. Pius X Catholic High School airs.

December 30, 2009 | Jessica Jordan | Local


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Minorities unite to change Gainesville’s electoral system

The exterior of a house on residential Desota Street in Gainesville gives little away about the history it holds inside, save for a sign marking it as the office of the local Newtown Florist Club.

June 29, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Electric car owners take hit with new tax

A new state tax structure that takes effect Wednesday has stirred ire among some electric car owners.

June 29, 2015 | Frank Reddy | Local


Spraygrounds require regular checking of chemical levels

Kayla Spurlock watched Monday afternoon as her daughter enjoyed the sprayground at Laurel Park. She takes Violet, who is 18 months old, about once a week to the area where she can play in the water spraying up from the ground.

June 29, 2015 | Clark Leonard | Local


Gainesville school board approves 2016 budget

After a few budget amendments, the Gainesville City Board of Education approved the fiscal year 2016 budget at its regular meeting Monday.

June 29, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Walters re-elected chairman of ports authority board

Gainesville businessman Jim Walters was re-elected Monday as chairman of the board of directors for the Georgia Ports Authority.

June 29, 2015 | Shannon Casas | Local


Fire destroys North Hall home

A North Hall home was destroyed by fire Monday afternoon.

June 29, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Man in serious condition after hit-and-run on Clarks Bridge Road

A Gainesville man, known locally as "Country," is still in serious condition at the hospital after he was hit Thursday night by a car on Clarks Bridge Road.

June 29, 2015 | By Hailey Van Parys intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Class Notes: University of North Georgia supporting meal program in July

Free meals will be provided through the remainder of the summer across North Georgia thanks to help from the University of North Georgia.

June 28, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


New hotel fee brings big hurt to low- and fixed-income guests

The tired eyes of Justin Biggerstaff grew more weary when he learned that he'll soon be paying an extra $5 per night for his family, which includes three young kids, to stay at the Gainesville Inn and Suites on Jesse Jewell Parkway over the next month or so while he seeks permanent housing.

June 28, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Veterans enjoy Lake Lanier getaway

Soon it would be time for the veterans to climb on planes and return home to their everyday lives.

June 28, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lakeview's Kennedy signs 5-year contract, plans for future

After five years as Lakeview Academy's head of school, John Kennedy is planning at least five more.

June 28, 2015 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Part of Hospitality Highway to be renamed in honor of tourism pioneer

The portion of Hospitality Highway that runs through Dawson and Lumpkin counties will soon be named in honor of the man first responsible for branding the state a tourism destination.

June 28, 2015 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff reports | Local


Swim lessons part of Discovery Day Camps

The pungent, yet pleasant, summery smell of chlorine filled the nostrils of roughly 75 children as they swam through the waters of Frances Meadows Aquatic Center, but they didn't seem to mind.

June 28, 2015 | By Hailey Van Parys intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Gillsville Highway at Athens Highway re-opens after fire

Gillsville Highway was closed at Athens Highway for part of Sunday night while authorities worked to contain a fire. No one was transported to the hospital with injuries, according to authorities.

June 28, 2015 | | Local


Hall firefighters battle early Sunday blaze

No one was injured as Hall County firefighters battled a blaze Sunday morning at an empty 8,000-square-foot commercial building.

June 28, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


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