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Schools closed for second icy day

Gainesville City Schools, Hall County Schools and other systems across the state are closed again today as temperatures refuse to ease conditions on area roads.

January 10, 2011 | Elizabeth Burlingame | Local


Frosty fun: Many folks spent snow day playing

There's a hill at City Park in Gainesville that drops down at a steep decline, plateaus and then drops off again. If a sledder can clear a tree on the left and a pole on the right, they'll hit the second hill and give new life to the skid, carrying momentum down to the parking lot.

January 10, 2011 | Tricia L. Nadolny | Local


Legislators beat snow -- with state patrol's help

Though Gov. Nathan Deal postponed nonessential inaugural events and warned residents across the state to stay indoors, the state's lawmakers trekked the icy roads to gavel into session Monday.

January 10, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Despite snow and ice, General Assembly begins

Despite the weather and treacherous roads outside, both chambers of the Georgia General Assembly gaveled into session Monday morning.

January 10, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Deal gives oath of office to his staff

Nathan Deal's first order of business as Georgia's 82nd governor - signing his desk.

January 10, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Deal's inauguration is a family affair

Monday's inauguration seemed like a family affair.

January 10, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Deal sworn in, 'embarks' on journey

Nathan Deal, now Georgia's 82nd governor, focused on self-reliance in tough budget times during his inaugural address.

January 10, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


4 charged with burglary in South Hall

Four teenagers have been charged with burglary at a South Hall neighbor's house.

January 10, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


The inaugural address of Gov. Nathan Deal

Inaugural Address of Gov. Nathan Deal, delivered Monday, Jan. 10, 2011

January 10, 2011 | | Local


Slick roads make driving a challenge

The National Weather Service has issued a freezing rain advisory through 1 a.m. Tuesday for much of North and Central Georgia, including Hall County.

January 10, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Deal focuses on self-reliance in tough times

Nathan Deal, now Georgia's 82nd governor, focused on self-reliance in tough budget times during his inaugural address.

January 10, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Despite snow and ice, General Assembly begins

Ignoring the weather and treacherous roads outside, both chambers of the Georgia General Assembly gaveled into session this morning.

January 10, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


One person treated for burns after house fire

Hall County firefighters were hampered by the snowy weather Monday as they responded to a house fire that caused first- and second-degree burns to a man in his mid-50s, officials said.

January 10, 2011 | From staff reports | Local


Snow, sleet to continue Monday; freezing rain possible

Updates: For weather updates, plus updated school closings, visit gainesvilletimes.com, throughout the day. Traveling to work, school or anywhere may be dangerous today as a major snow storm blows through Georgia.

January 10, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Decision on early school closings seemed ‘clear-cut’

Even before the first flake fell Sunday, Gainesville and Hall County school officials determined no classes should be held today.

January 09, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Summer of Gold, 20 years later: A timeline of headlines

The Times began covering the Olympics' arrival in Hall County from the day the announcement was made. The headlines prior to the Games and during ...

July 17, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Silt buildup, aging pipes threaten Lake Knickerbocker

From the back of his truck, Randy Askea navigates an electric, four-wheeled vehicle with an attached camera through a decades-old pipe running under an earthen ...

July 17, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Unmarked African-American graves are lost in time

Perhaps nowhere is the lost history of Gainesville's African-American community more obvious than in the 1,148 unmarked graves recently identified at the Alta ...

July 17, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


High school redo: Hundreds flock to first Gainesville adult prom on square

A group of women in jewel-toned evening gowns sat on patio furniture Saturday outside Downtown Drafts in Gainesville.

July 17, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


Kubota expansion at Gateway facility is near completion

Kubota Manufacturing of America is building - again - but the new building is an expansion of the company's operations in Hall County, not a new ...

July 17, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


Olympic volunteers look back: ‘It just made us proud’

From their farm in Oakwood, raising chickens and otherwise enjoying the country life, the idea of the world arriving at their backdoor seemed remote.

July 17, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Olympic memories: Q&A with Jim Mathis Jr.

Jim Mathis Jr., a Gainesville banker, was one of the key players in bringing the Olympics to Lake Lanier as chairman of the Gainesville-Hall County ...

July 17, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


A unique business: Send bacon to your friends, glitter (or worse) to your foe

Peter Boychuk knows about business online.

July 17, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


2 female victims from Lake Lanier boat crash identified

The bodies of two women were found Saturday after a boat overturned the day before on Lake Lanier, according to the Georgia Department of Natural ...

July 16, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


How Olympics landed on Lake Lanier's shores

Atlanta's Olympic organizers had a bit of a problem as they identified venues for the 1996 Olympic Games they were awarded in 1990.

July 16, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Olympics chief Payne recalls Gainesville’s ‘desire’ for games

When Billy Payne, Atlanta's Olympic architect, looks back on his crowning achievement from 20 years ago, one of the bright spots is Gainesville's ...

July 16, 2016 | Keith Albertson | Local


Pirates play on in charity Poker Run event on Lanier

The Lanier Partners of North Georgia launched their eighth annual Pirates of Lake Lanier Charity Poker Run on Saturday.

July 16, 2016 | Alexander Popp | Local


Mechanic burned by boat engine fire at Lake Lanier marina

One person was burned in a boat fire Saturday at Holiday Marina on Lake Lanier.

July 16, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Olympic Park tower sign will dim, turn off earlier

It's like something out of a "Seinfeld" episode, where a bright red light from a Kenny Rogers chicken joint shines day and night through ...

July 16, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Students RISE to shine, avoid ‘summer slump’

Nearly 125 elementary school students "graduated" from the fifth annual RISE - Real Interactive Summer-learning Experience) - program Friday morning.

July 16, 2016 | Ron Bridgeman | Local


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