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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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Snow was light in Hall, heavier in mountains, but cold could keep ice around awhile

Hall County residents awoke Saturday to an overnight snowfall that was quite a bit less than the 3 to 4 inches predicted the day before.

January 07, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall County kids enjoy fun in the snow — what there was of it

Lighter than expected snowfall in Hall County didn't stop 5-year-old Jayden Buffa from experiencing and enjoying his first encounter with the powdery stuff Saturday.

January 07, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Winter weather closings, schedule changes

Here are schedule changes related to the winter weather as provided to The Times:

January 07, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Habitat of Hall in familiar hands with new leadership

"I got some big high heels to fill," said Tim Williams, the new executive director of Habitat for Humanity of Hall County.

January 07, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Schedule set for full week of King Day events in Gainesville

A weeklong series of community events, workshops and spiritual congregation kicks off Monday in the lead up to the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday and ...

January 07, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Testimony: Armed robbery suspect took Burger King cash in to-go bag

A Gainesville Police investigator testified Friday about a Burger King armed robbery at closing time in May, where the suspect allegedly took $2,800 in ...

January 07, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Officer testifying in stabbing case says victim tried to reunite with estranged wife

A Hall County Sheriff's Office investigator testified Friday in the case of a stabbing victim who had attempted to reconcile with his estranged wife ...

January 06, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


US Labor secretary appeals ruling to halt Mar-Jac safety inspection

The U.S. Secretary of Labor filed an appeal Dec. 28 to pursue an inspection warrant for the Mar-Jac poultry plant in Gainesville.

January 06, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall County man charged with sexual exploitation of child after photos found

A Hall County man was accused Friday of possessing photos of underage girls as part of a larger investigation this year, according to authorities.

January 06, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall County, North Georgia hunker down for expected winter blast

The run on milk, bread, canned goods and other basic supplies Friday afternoon at J&J Foods on Browns Bridge Road in Gainesville prompted even ...

January 06, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Gainesville plastic recycler faces $133K in fines for explosion, amputation hazards

Gainesville-based company Nemo Plastics Inc. may have to pay up to $133,443 in proposed penalties for violations including exposing workers to explosion, fire and ...

January 06, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Testimony: Beer pong game led to beating

A Hall County Sheriff's Office deputy testified Thursday about a Murrayville party game leading to an alleged beating.

January 06, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Residents have variety of reasons for hitting gym in 2017

She had started working out again after an extended break when she was pregnant. She has worked out off and on for years, but wanted ...

January 05, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Latest forecasts say Hall could get 3-4 inches of snow

The potential for "decently heavy accumulations" of snow in Hall County on Friday night and Saturday morning continues to grow, according to the National Weather ...

January 05, 2017 | Clark Leonard | Local


Former radio personality, sheriff’s office employee Brewer killed in Gainesville crash

One of the tallest trees in the Hall County forest fell with the death of James "Bimbo" Brewer Thursday, longtime friend Harris Blackwood said.

January 05, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


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