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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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Hall officials approve 2017 budget including raises, bonuses

About $1.8 million has been set aside for employee raises and bonuses in the 2017 budget Hall County commissioners approved on Monday.

June 27, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Authorities: Bicyclist dies in Sunday accident

Authorities said an Athens man riding a bicycle died Sunday afternoon in Jefferson.

June 27, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


New lanes on Friendship Road in South Hall nearly ready to open

All six lanes of the newly widened Friendship Road/Ga. 347 in South Hall should be open to traffic by Thursday, according to the Georgia ...

June 27, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County educators make personal connections in Mexico

Tamara Hammock was in a classroom in Mexico when a student she had this past year came to visit her.

June 27, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Hall officials to vote on 2017 budget proposal Monday

The Hall County Board of Commissioners will vote Monday on a proposed 2017 fiscal year budget that includes no property tax increases and earmarks money ...

June 26, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


GBI: Suspect tried to drown trooper before being shot, killed

A weekend Hall County police chase ended with a suspect killed by Georgia State Patrol as he tried to drown a trooper, authorities said.

June 26, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Jubilee Farm community garden provides food to homeless, hungry

It took some time for Jubilee Farm, a community garden located at the corner of Davis and Pine streets in the industrial area of Gainesville ...

June 26, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


RaceTrac-related road fixes at U.S. 129 and Ridge Road expected to improve traffic overall

A new right turn lane on E.E. Butler Parkway/U.S. 129 at West Ridge Road is being driven primarily by RaceTrac's construction ...

June 26, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Mocha Moe’s pours up new coffee, food and a fresh mood in Flowery Branch

The Behiry family loves coffee and they're sharing their passion for it in Flowery Branch.

June 26, 2016 | Jennifer Linn | Local


Russian adoptions by North Georgia parents remain in limbo

On New Year's Day three years ago, more than 45 American families were told they would never see their children again.

June 26, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Child advocate leader Stephens stepping back after 27 years as voice for the vulnerable

Guardian angels are scattered throughout the office of Connie Stephens, who for 27 years has worked to guard the safety of local children.

June 26, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Oct. 31 trial in DC may not end states' water battle

It may have a ring of finality to it, but a trial in Washington over water sharing between Georgia and Florida may not mean the ...

June 26, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


North Georgia Farm Tour visitors get in touch with region’s roots

Some of North Georgia's typically quiet, peaceful farms were buzzing Saturday with visitors eager to learn about the businesses and purchase their products.

June 25, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Times earns 8 awards at AP banquet, including 2 firsts

The Times earned eight awards Saturday at The Associated Press Media Editors' annual banquet in Atlanta.

June 25, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Gainesville's midtown prospects hinge on redeveloping abandoned jail

Jason Everett can barely stand to look at the jail in midtown Gainesville, but it's hard not to notice on his way to work.

June 25, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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