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Latino immigrants seek to maintain heritage while thriving in US

Latino immigrants seek to maintain heritage while thriving in US

For young Latino immigrants in Gainesville and Hall County, there is a growing sense that they are standing on the threshold of a shift so ...

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Alabama threatens to sue in tri-state ‘water wars’ involving Georgia, Florida

Alabama, long just an interested party in a water-sharing legal dispute between Georgia and Florida, is suggesting it might pursue “further litigation” in a longstanding ...

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'We're having 4': Banks County couple expect quadruplets in historic delivery for hospital

'We're having 4': Banks County couple expect quadruplets in historic delivery for hospital

Like many couples starting their marriage, Justin and Julie Davidson dreamed of having children someday and seeing them romp through their happy home.

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Area Hispanics have ‘wait and see’ approach to Trump presidency

Area Hispanics have ‘wait and see’ approach to Trump presidency

“When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best… They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those ...

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Hall lawsuit plaintiff says pension gap is delaying retirements from force

Hall lawsuit plaintiff says pension gap is delaying retirements from force

About 10 months ago, Hall County Sheriff’s Office Capt. Brad Rounds said he reflected on the state of his fellow first responders seeking to ...

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Poverty efforts are at focus of local King Day celebration

Poverty efforts are at focus of local King Day celebration

When you’re growing up, there’s a natural assumption everyone else in the world lives the same as you do.

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Hall growth still on the move, leaders say

Hall growth still on the move, leaders say

It was a good year — that was the message at the Hall County Republican Party’s State of the County forum at the GOP’s ...

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Weather goes from ice to nice in just a week

Weather goes from ice to nice in just a week

A week after snow, ice and sleet fell over North Georgia, parks around Gainesville were filled with people of all ages Saturday, running, relaxing and ...

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Black business brunch highlights minority entrepreneurs

Black business brunch highlights minority entrepreneurs

From the Newtown neighborhood to Morningside Heights, black-owned businesses have a long, proud history in Gainesville.

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No one hurt in overnight mobile home fire

No one was hurt in an overnight mobile home fire south of Gainesville.

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State leaders trying to stem tide of unhappy teachers leaving profession

State leaders trying to stem tide of unhappy teachers leaving profession

In the fall of 2015, Georgia school officials became aware of an alarming trend — 44 percent of the state’s public school teachers were leaving ...

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Man in shooting case to pay $15,000 in restitution

Man in shooting case to pay $15,000 in restitution

A Buford man is ordered to pay $15,000 in restitution to a man previously accused of stalking his wife.

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Gainesville pedestrian killed in Gwinnett

A Gainesville man walking Tuesday in Gwinnett County was struck by a car and killed, according to police.

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MLK event chronicles infamous migrant program

MLK event chronicles infamous migrant program

Jose Cruz, a local mechanic, attended a special program Friday at the Newtown Florist Club that chronicled an infamous migrant guest worker program called Bracero.

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Local girl invited to Library of Congress after reading 1,000 books

Local girl invited to Library of Congress after reading 1,000 books

Before she reached kindergarten, Daliyah Marie Arana read 1,000 books.

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$75M class-action lawsuit against Hall claims employees were denied pension funds

$75M class-action lawsuit against Hall claims employees were denied pension funds

Five current and former Hall County employees filed an estimated $75 million class-action lawsuit Monday against the county regarding frozen pension benefits.

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Police investigating purse-snatching incident in Gainesville

A woman walking Wednesday night down Myrtle Street in Gainesville was robbed of her purse, police said.

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New church building OK’d in southeast Hall County

New church building OK’d in southeast Hall County

The Hall County Board of Commissioners approved a rezoning Thursday for a historic southeast Hall County church to construct a new building and sanctuary.

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East Hall bridge replacement approved

East Hall bridge replacement approved

The Hall County Board of Commissioners signed off Thursday on plans to replace a deteriorating East Hall bridge along a key traffic artery sometime this ...

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Free Legacy Link course aims to help seniors live healthier

Free Legacy Link course aims to help seniors live healthier

Living well starts with learning.

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Congress takes first steps to dismantle health care law

WASHINGTON — Under mounting pressure from Donald Trump and rank-and-file Republicans, congressional leaders are talking increasingly about chiseling an early bill that dismantles President Barack Obama ...

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Challenged Child and Friends hopes to benefit as Deal eyes funding for early child care

Challenged Child and Friends hopes to benefit as Deal eyes funding for early child care

One little boy smiles and makes eye contact with anyone who calls his name, blows kisses to his teacher and happily munches his lunch of ...

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Traffic-relieving project at UNG crossing in Oakwood set to start Jan. 30

Traffic-relieving project at UNG crossing in Oakwood set to start Jan. 30

An extension of a turn lane at the University of North Georgia’s Gainesville campus and Mundy Mill Road in Oakwood — one of South Hall ...

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State Rep. Matt Dubnik named to 3 committees

State Rep. Matt Dubnik named to 3 committees

First-term state Rep. Matt Dubnik, R-Gainesville, has been named to three Georgia House of Representatives committees.

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Gainesville man gets 27 years in prison for producing child porn

Gainesville man gets 27 years in prison for producing child porn

Prosecutors say a Gainesville man has been sentenced to serve 27 years in federal prison for producing child pornography.

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3 children hurt in vehicle crash in Jackson County

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Schools grapple with mental health challenges

Georgia education stakeholders are turning their attention to address a growing number of school-age children dealing with mental, emotional and behavioral disorders.

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Grocery store selling locally made items, European imports coming to downtown Flowery Branch

Grocery store selling locally made items, European imports coming to downtown Flowery Branch

If Karen Ching and Nick St. Clair have their way, downtown Flowery Branch will become a mecca for food lovers.

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Hall deputy, wife lose new 'dream home' to fire

Hall deputy, wife lose new 'dream home' to fire

Wes and Nikki Pitzer lost their Alto dream home and decades of memories in a matter of five hours Saturday. The brick facade covers the ...

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Deal keeping focus on school fixes after defeat at ballot

Deal keeping focus on school fixes after defeat at ballot

Gov. Nathan Deal is asking Georgia lawmakers to support a new plan for fixing low-performing schools after voters last fall rejected a proposal for state ...

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2 people displaced, 2 pets feared dead in Forsyth fire


DOT does show and tell on winter weather equipment

DOT does show and tell on winter weather equipment

Snow and ice have yet to cause serious trouble throughout Northeast Georgia, and temperatures may reach the upper 60s this week.

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Full text of Gov. Nathan Deal's State of the State address

Full text of Gov. Nathan Deal's State of the State address

Lt. Gov. Cagle, Speaker Ralston, President Pro Tem Shafer, Speaker Pro Tem Jones, members of the General Assembly, constitutional officers, members of the judiciary, members ...

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Dawsonville man wins Quilt Guild raffle benefiting arts center

Dawsonville man wins Quilt Guild raffle benefiting arts center

Dawsonville resident Charles McCormack was the winner of the Heart in Hand Quilt Guild’s annual quilt raffle to benefit The Bowen Center for the ...

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Advocates still want elder abuse registry

The Georgia Council on Aging is once again pushing for state lawmakers to expand an elder abuser registry, and it’s one of five critical ...

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Gainesville man accused of killing sister says he never even had the gun

Gainesville man accused of killing sister says he never even had the gun

A Gainesville man accused of fatally shooting his sister in November has filed a motion for a murder charge to be dismissed, claiming there is ...

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Gainesville shows support for national champion Deshaun Watson

Gainesville shows support for national champion Deshaun Watson

Gainesville showed love for its hometown national champion on Tuesday in the aftermath of Deshaun Watson leading Clemson past Alabama on Monday night.

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Razed New Holland building had 112-year history

Razed New Holland building had 112-year history

A 112-year-old building that once was home to a four-classroom schoolhouse operated by the New Holland cotton mill is no longer standing.

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Outdated East Hall bridge could be replaced this summer

Outdated East Hall bridge could be replaced this summer

An outdated East Hall bridge on a key traffic artery could be replaced this summer, pending approval by the Hall County Board of Commissioners Thursday.

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Legislative study committees tackle prescription drug abuse, music incentives, internet access

Legislative study committees tackle prescription drug abuse, music incentives, internet access

Legislation is emerging from several study committees formed last year by state lawmakers looking to address a drug epidemic and economic development in Georgia, and ...

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Third murder suspect arrested in man's death in northeast Forsyth County

Third murder suspect arrested in man's death in northeast Forsyth County

Three suspects, including one from Forsyth County and one from Hall County, have been arrested in connection with the alleged murder of a 35-year-old man ...

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Authorities ID knife-wielding suspect who died after being shot by Forsyth County deputy

Authorities ID knife-wielding suspect who died after being shot by Forsyth County deputy

CUMMING Authorities have identified Jason Aldridge, 44, as the suspect they say wielded a knife at officers before being shot by a Forsyth County Sheriff ...

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Lane closure scheduled for Wednesday night in Boling Bridge replacement project

Lane closure scheduled for Wednesday night in Boling Bridge replacement project

Dawsonville Highway/Ga. 53 at Boling Bridge will be partially closed to motorists between 7 p.m. Wednesday and 6 a.m. Thursday as work ...

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Deshaun Watson, Clemson dethrone top-ranked Alabama, 35-31

Deshaun Watson, Clemson dethrone top-ranked Alabama, 35-31

TAMPA, Fla. — Deshaun Watson took the snap, rolled right and with one of the easiest throws he had to make all night, completed Clemson’s ...

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New details emerge on last year’s discovery of skull, bones along I-985

New details emerge on last year’s discovery of skull, bones along I-985

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Kim Copeland named new chairman of Hall Democrats

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 ...

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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.

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Historic Hall County church looking to rebuild near current site

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 ...

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Gainesville makes plans to demolish old Hall jail in midtown

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 ...

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

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.

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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.

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Georgia legislature opens session focused on schools, health

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Matt Dubnik has worked to prepare for first time in legislature

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 ...

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Taxes, medical marijuana among Hall legislators’ priorities

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.

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Latest winter weather closings, schedule changes

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

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

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

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

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Bypass, Green Street improvements may get into gear this year

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 ...

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

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.

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Legislature 2017: Issues to watch

Health care

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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 ...

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2 from Hall charged with murder in Forsyth County


Snow was light in Hall, heavier in mountains, but cold could keep ice around awhile

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.

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Hall County kids enjoy fun in the snow — what there was of it

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.

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Winter weather closings, schedule changes

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

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Habitat of Hall in familiar hands with new leadership

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.

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Schedule set for full week of King Day events in Gainesville

Schedule set for full week of King Day events in Gainesville

A weeklong series of community events, workshops and spiritual congregation kicks off Monday in the lead up to the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday and ...

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Testimony: Armed robbery suspect took Burger King cash in to-go bag

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 ...

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Officer testifying in stabbing case says victim tried to reunite with estranged wife

Officer testifying in stabbing case says victim tried to reunite with estranged wife

A Hall County Sheriff’s Office investigator testified Friday in the case of a stabbing victim who had attempted to reconcile with his estranged wife ...

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US Labor secretary appeals ruling to halt Mar-Jac safety inspection

The U.S. Secretary of Labor filed an appeal Dec. 28 to pursue an inspection warrant for the Mar-Jac poultry plant in Gainesville.

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Hall County man charged with sexual exploitation of child after photos found

Hall County man charged with sexual exploitation of child after photos found

A Hall County man was accused Friday of possessing photos of underage girls as part of a larger investigation this year, according to authorities.

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Hall County, North Georgia hunker down for expected winter blast

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 ...

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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 ...

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Testimony: Beer pong game led to beating

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.

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