Saturday December 16th, 2017 6:01AM

Local/State News

GaDOE wins USDA award; Gainesville, Rabun Co. school systems receive special recognition
The Georgia Department of Education has been recognized by the federal government for its state promotion of Farm to School across Georgia, and three school systems were singled out for special recognition.
6:00AM ( 1 minute ago )
Huge tax bill heads for passage as GOP senators fall in line
The Republicans' big tax bill is heading for approval after senators announce the details _ and the support of enough lawmakers to all but guarantee passage.
7:56PM ( 10 hours ago )
Two Gainesville men hurt in Thompson Bridge Road wreck
The Georgia State Patrol (GSP) said two men suffered serious injuries in a single-vehicle crash on Thompson Bridge Road Friday afternoon; the driver of the vehicle faces several charges, including DUI.
6:33PM ( 11 hours ago )
Shop with a Cop: Gainesville officers accompany students on annual shopping spree
A couple of dozen Gainesville police officers converged on Walmart on Shallowford Road Friday afternoon - not because there was any criminal activity going on, though.
6:00PM ( 12 hours ago )
Judge temporarily blocks new Trump rules on birth control
A federal judge in Philadelphia has ordered the Trump administration not to enforce new rules that would dramatically reduce women's access to free birth control
5:40PM ( 12 hours ago )
Tech companies lead US stocks higher as tax plan advances
Wall Street capped the week with broad gains, propelling the major stock indexes to a new set of milestones Friday
5:10PM ( 12 hours ago )
Officials arrest Lakemont brothers in July vehicle death in Rabun County
Brothers from Rabun County were arrested Thursday in connection with a July 14 wreck that claimed the life of Marshall Wayne Turpin, 18.
4:35PM ( 13 hours ago )
Officials break ground on new multi-use building in Downtown Gainesville
Officials on Friday broke the ceremonial ground on a new multi-use building in Downtown Gainesville at the corner of Main Street and Broad Street.
3:57PM ( 14 hours ago )
Suwanee daycare worker arrested for alleged child abuse
A Suwanee daycare worker is facing a felony cruelty to children charge after authorities said her employer saw her hurt a child on surveillance tape earlier this month.
3:17PM ( 14 hours ago )
Miller to become No. 2 highest-ranking Ga. Senator
​State Senator Butch Miller, R-Gainesville, has been elected by his peers to serve as president pro tem of the Georgia Senate, making him the second highest-ranking member of the chamber.
12:33PM ( 17 hours ago )