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Portion of Wilshire Trails Park to be closed for 3 days

Part of Wilshire Trails Park in Gainesville will be closed Tuesday through Thursday for the park's latest trail replacement.

December 19, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Trump wins Georgia's Electoral College vote

December 19, 2016 | Associated Press | Local


DOT delays I-985 slab replacement until new year

Because of recent rain, concrete slab replacement along the northbound lanes of Interstate 985 has been delayed to Jan. 2, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation.

December 19, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Mecum hailed as ‘true public servant’ as he leaves Hall Board of Commissioners chairman role

Richard Mecum's long career in public service is coming to a close. Or so he thinks.

December 18, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Work now could start in February on new Flowery Branch City Hall

Construction of the new Flowery Branch City Hall has been delayed by unexpected costs involving soil needed for the project.

December 18, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Winter coat drives, donations serve local homeless

As volunteers sort through men's and women's clothing, from jeans to jackets to sweaters and scarves, the Rev. Victor Lamar Johnson of the Veterans & Community Outreach Foundation looks on with a sly grin.

December 18, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Midtown becomes new hub for local artists in Gainesville

Midtown is getting more artsy.

December 18, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Get out of town: Hall County has banished more than 300 in 6 years

When the handcuffs come off, it's time for some people to leave town.

December 18, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Cultural stigmas challenge local Latinos seeking mental health care

Stigmas about mental illness erect costly barriers to treatment for individuals among all demographics in the United States.

December 18, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


‘History has its eyes on us’: Gainesville attorney Ashley Bell busy as part of Trump transition team

Politics has long been serious business for Gainesville native Ashley Bell, and now he's getting to turn that passion into action at the highest levels of U.S. government.

December 18, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch family recovers after house, dog lost in fire

Fourteen years of the Scroggs' family memories went up in flames around 2 a.m. Wednesday.

December 17, 2016 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


High school student from Russia becomes U.S. citizen

At 15, Hannah Sartain wanted to attain the first step of freedom in a learner's permit like other high schoolers.

December 17, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Kids’ carts filled at annual ‘shop with a cop’

Leaning over to assist 10-year-old K'riya Gardner, Gainesville Police school resource officer Joel Carter makes sure her boots fit right. With a $200 limit, Gardner and others led officers with shopping carts Friday around the Shallowford Road Wal-Mart for "Shop with a Cop."

December 17, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Breakfield sworn in as state court judge

Gainesville attorney John Breakfield was sworn in Friday as the new Hall County State Court judge.

December 17, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Thousands of students in Hall being raised in poverty

Despite a recovering economy and falling unemployment rates, pockets of high poverty rates persist in Gainesville and Hall County.

December 17, 2016 | BY CARLOS GALARZA cgalarza@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


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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 ...

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


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


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 ...

January 08, 2017 | Nick Watson | 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 ...

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 ...

January 08, 2017 | Jeff Gill | 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


Legislature 2017: Issues to watch

Health care

January 08, 2017 | Times staff reports | 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 ...

January 08, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | 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


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


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