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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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Black business brunch highlights minority entrepreneurs

From the Newtown neighborhood to Morningside Heights, black-owned businesses have a long, proud history in Gainesville.

January 14, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


No one hurt in overnight mobile home fire

No one was hurt in an overnight mobile home fire south of Gainesville.

January 14, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


State leaders trying to stem tide of unhappy teachers leaving profession

In the fall of 2015, Georgia school officials became aware of an alarming trend - 44 percent of the state's public school teachers were leaving ...

January 14, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Man in shooting case to pay $15,000 in restitution

A Buford man is ordered to pay $15,000 in restitution to a man previously accused of stalking his wife.

January 14, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville pedestrian killed in Gwinnett

A Gainesville man walking Tuesday in Gwinnett County was struck by a car and killed, according to police.

January 14, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


MLK event chronicles infamous migrant program

Jose Cruz, a local mechanic, attended a special program Friday at the Newtown Florist Club that chronicled an infamous migrant guest worker program called Bracero.

January 13, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Local girl invited to Library of Congress after reading 1,000 books

Before she reached kindergarten, Daliyah Marie Arana read 1,000 books.

January 13, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


$75M class-action lawsuit against Hall claims employees were denied pension funds

Five current and former Hall County employees filed an estimated $75 million class-action lawsuit Monday against the county regarding frozen pension benefits.

January 12, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Police investigating purse-snatching incident in Gainesville

A woman walking Wednesday night down Myrtle Street in Gainesville was robbed of her purse, police said.

January 12, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


New church building OK’d in southeast Hall County

The Hall County Board of Commissioners approved a rezoning Thursday for a historic southeast Hall County church to construct a new building and sanctuary.

January 12, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


East Hall bridge replacement approved

The Hall County Board of Commissioners signed off Thursday on plans to replace a deteriorating East Hall bridge along a key traffic artery sometime this ...

January 12, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Free Legacy Link course aims to help seniors live healthier

Living well starts with learning.

January 12, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Congress takes first steps to dismantle health care law

WASHINGTON - Under mounting pressure from Donald Trump and rank-and-file Republicans, congressional leaders are talking increasingly about chiseling an early bill that dismantles President Barack Obama ...

January 12, 2017 | From wire, staff reports | Local


Challenged Child and Friends hopes to benefit as Deal eyes funding for early child care

One little boy smiles and makes eye contact with anyone who calls his name, blows kisses to his teacher and happily munches his lunch of ...

January 12, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Traffic-relieving project at UNG crossing in Oakwood set to start Jan. 30

An extension of a turn lane at the University of North Georgia's Gainesville campus and Mundy Mill Road in Oakwood - one of South Hall ...

January 12, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


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