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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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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


Gainesville leaders say they will seek re-election

Gainesville Mayor Danny Dunagan said on Thursday that he intends to run for re-election this year.

January 05, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


4 area schools make ‘greatest gains’; Fair Street on ‘chronically failing’ list

Three Hall County schools joined Gainesville Exploration Academy in making the list of 218 schools from 53 districts receiving "highest performing" or "greatest gains" awards.

January 05, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


McEver-Jim Crow intersection makeover may start next month

A long-planned makeover of McEver Road at Jim Crow Road in Flowery Branch could begin as early as next month.

January 05, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County seeks jury trial in Mincey appeal

Hall County is demanding a jury trial in a West Hall subdivision's appeal of the Board of Commissioners' Oct. 13 rezoning vote allowing Mincey ...

January 05, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lula pedestrian killed in Wednesday night wreck

A 33-year-old pedestrian died after being struck Wednesday night by a vehicle on Athens Highway/Ga. 11 about a half-mile from Athens Street in Gainesville.

January 05, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall could get 2 inches of snow Friday

Northeast Georgia is in for a healthy amount of precipitation this weekend, and the likelihood some may turn to snow by Friday night continues to ...

January 05, 2017 | Clark Leonard | Local


Woman faces charges in deadly crash that killed 2 children

A woman fighting for her life following a single-car crash on New Year's Day in which two children were killed, including her 1-year-old son ...

January 05, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Gainesville man arrested in counterfeit money investigation

A Gainesville man was arrested Tuesday after authorities investigated a case involving a car bought with counterfeit $50 bills.

January 05, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Braving the storm: Winter weather tips, contact info

When winter weather hits North Georgia, the proper preparation can help get you through the storm and stay warm and safe. Follow these tips:

January 04, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


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