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Matt Dubnik has worked to prepare for first time in legislature

A learning curve is ahead, but Matt Dubnik has been preparing for his first day under the gold dome for 10 months - or ever since he was the lone candidate to succeed veteran state Rep. Carl Rogers.

January 08, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Taxes, medical marijuana among Hall legislators’ priorities

State Sen. Butch Miller, R-Gainesville, is once again a top floor leader for Gov. Nathan Deal in the Senate.

January 08, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Latest winter weather closings, schedule changes

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

January 08, 2017 | | Local


State leaders focus on fix for struggling schools

Calling the current system of school improvement and accountability "harsh," the state superintendent of schools would like Georgia lawmakers to take a closer look at the College and Career Ready Performance Index.

January 08, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Legislature 2017: Issues to watch

Health care

January 08, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


How will they spend your $23 billion? Legislators start new session Monday

With a nearly $23 billion budget, Georgia lawmakers have as much money to spend as ever.

January 08, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Bypass, Green Street improvements may get into gear this year

Gainesville is trying to get the wheels moving in 2017 on a couple of long-discussed key road projects: Green Street improvements and an "inner bypass" that involves the widening of tiny Oak Tree Drive and a potential roundabout.

January 08, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Democrats to push ideas on economy, education, equality, environment

For years, Democrats have faced an uphill battle in the Georgia General Assembly. But that is no deterrent to the priorities they have laid out for 2017.

January 08, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Crashes, fatalities down in Hall, bucking state trend

Four rose-colored pushpins jut out from Sgt. Todd Casper's map of Hall County in his office at the Sheriff's Office headquarters. Representing traffic fatalities for 2017, the pushpins stand in a scattered plot of 32 yellow stickers marking 2016's fatalities.

January 08, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Building a reputation: Gainesville’s Padgham to be featured on CBS program

Attention to detail is what separates Richard Padgham from other builders.

January 08, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local




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


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 a to-go bag.

January 07, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


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Girl Power aims to fight bullying

It's a meaningful and timely event for young girls and the women who love them.

January 23, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Fans fired up as Falcons soar to Super Bowl

January 22, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Quadruplets are born at Northeast Georgia Medical Center

History has been made at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, as the Gainesville hospital's first-ever set of quadruplets has been born.

January 22, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville to reopen its public housing waiting list

The Gainesville Housing Authority is reopening its waiting list for public housing in February.

January 22, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Housing values hard to determine, even when based on history

The housing market can be a fickle thing, as played out in a recent scenario involving Cresswind at Lake Lanier in Gainesville.

January 22, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Political changes lead many women to seek new birth control options

Whether it's oral contraceptive birth control or an intrauterine device, there's a good chance that a woman you know is using one or ...

January 22, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


School officials say Fair Street students are overcoming adversity, challenges

The children in Kerri Larson's first-grade class huddled at their small desks peering at clusters of beads arranged in groups on colored construction paper ...

January 22, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Dress Up has lots of places to go

Derrick and Danielle Case are shoppers.

January 22, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Law enforcement officials zero in on identity of I-985 remains

The picture is coming into greater focus of the remains of a woman found in July along Interstate 985 in Buford, according to officials.

January 21, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Area women join worldwide marches against new administration

Wearing pink, pointy-eared hats to mock the new president, hundreds of thousands of women and men took to the streets in the nation's capital ...

January 21, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Showers, storms will continue through the weekend in North Georgia

Showers and storms have settled in over North Georgia for what promises to be a gloomy, wet weekend.

January 21, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


State offers incentive to STEM students

As students at all grade levels prepare to showcase their STEM prowess at a competition Jan 31 and Feb. 1 at the North Hall Community ...

January 21, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Owner to seek historic board’s OK for new downtown Flowery Branch building

Plans for a new downtown Flowery Branch retail and office building are still in the works, but the owner must first get an OK from ...

January 21, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Memorabilia pours in for GHS 125th anniversary event

Two veteran Red Elephant alumni are planning a trip down memory lane when Gainesville High School celebrates its 125th anniversary next month.

January 21, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Man accused of fleeing authorities, abandoning 2 pounds meth on Dawsonville Highway

A Forest Park man threw 2 pounds of meth out of his car while fleeing authorities Thursday on Dawsonville Highway, according to the Multi-Agency Narcotics ...

January 20, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


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