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Kim Copeland named new chairman of Hall Democrats

Kim Copeland was voted the new chairman of the Hall County Democratic Party on Monday night. He replaces Sheila Nicholas in the top post. Nicholas is moving back "home" to Michigan.

January 09, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Hall school officials set redistricting timeline

Parents will soon get a better idea of how a comprehensive redistricting plan for middle and high schools in South Hall may impact their children.

January 09, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Historic Hall County church looking to rebuild near current site

A historic southeast Hall County church is looking to put up a new building, including a sanctuary, but it has to first clear a rezoning hurdle.

January 09, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville makes plans to demolish old Hall jail in midtown

Gainesville officials have decided to demolish the old Hall County jail on Main Street in the midtown district and sell the cleared 4-acre lot to a developer.

January 09, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Man flown to Atlanta hospital after being burned in South Hall fire

A man was flown to Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta with second-degree burns after an early Monday fire in South Hall.

January 09, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


No one hurt in school bus wreck in North Hall

No one was injured in an early Monday school bus wreck on Jim Hood Road near Sutton Road in North Hall.

January 09, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Georgia legislature opens session focused on schools, health

January 09, 2017 | Associated Press | Local


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


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Gainesville’s Holiday Inn will soon be a Ramada

Sometimes change is a good thing.

January 24, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


School officials get taste of e-learning

Hall County school officials got a taste this week of the kind of innovative technology teachers and students are using in the classrooms.

January 24, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Missing girl from Hall found, father in custody of authorities

A 13-year-old girl from Hall County who had been missing for 10 days has been found, and her father is in custody.

January 24, 2017 | | Local


Work to start in February on new Flowery Branch City Hall

Construction of the new Flowery Branch City Hall is set to start in February, with the new building expected to be finished next winter, officials ...

January 24, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lawmakers get committee assignments

State lawmakers serving parts of Hall County have now received their committee assignments for the 2017 legislative session, which kicked off Jan. 9.

January 23, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Victim testifies about cuts to hands, blood in kidnapping, aggravated assault case

A victim testified Monday in Hall County Superior Court about the cuts to her hands after she was allegedly assaulted on Feb. 29 in Oakwood.

January 23, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Banks County couple enjoying time with quadruplets

With her daughter's tiny fingers wrapped in her own, Julie Davidson could only gaze at her newborn through the glass enclosure.

January 23, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Ministry now proposes fewer homes in plans for residential program for women fleeing sex trafficking

Plans have been scaled back on a proposed faith-based program housing and counseling women seeking to leave sex trafficking.

January 23, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


As tech jobs, wages rise, schools promote STEM studies

Gainesville and Hall County schools are doing their part to get more of their students interested in the science, technology, engineering and math fields of ...

January 23, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Boling Bridge work will close lanes overnight Tuesday

The latest work to replace Boling Bridge on Dawsonville Highway/Ga. 53 at the Hall-Forsyth county line will require more overnight lane closures Tuesday.

January 23, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


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


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