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Ports leader: Savannah port poised for exponential growth

The Savannah port - already the fourth-busiest in the United States - is poised for exponential growth that should spur more economic development in Hall County and the rest of the state, a ports leader told Hall County business leaders Thursday.

January 26, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Mincey Marble moving all operations to Gainesville Business Park

Mincey Marble is not only ditching its highly contested plans to build a new plant on Browns Bridge Road, but looking to move its entire operation to an industrial park off Calvary Church Road, miles from its current base.

January 26, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Low jobless rate makes Gainesville a top small city on national list

Metro Gainesville continues to have the lowest unemployment rate in the state despite rising one-tenth of a percentage point to 4.2 percent in December, according to the Georgia Department of Labor.

January 26, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


UNG taking precautions after student diagnosed with tuberculosis

Students at the University of North Georgia were notified by email around 2 p.m. Wednesday about a fellow student at the school's Gainesville campus with an active tuberculosis diagnosis.

January 25, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Tractor dealer opening in old car dealership building

A new tractor dealership plans to open Monday in a Gainesville building that used to be a car dealership.

January 25, 2017 | Clark Leonard | Local


Trump moves to build border wall, cut sanctuary city funds

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump moved aggressively to tighten the nation's immigration controls Wednesday, signing executive actions to jumpstart construction of a U.S.-Mexico border wall and block federal grants from immigrant-protecting "sanctuary cities."

January 25, 2017 | From wire, Times staff reports | Local


Vote on proposal to house women fleeing sex trafficking set for today

A long-awaited vote on a proposed faith-based program housing and counseling women seeking to leave sex trafficking is set for tonight at the Hall County Board of Commissioners meeting.

January 25, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Retired Gainesville Fire Chief A.B. Sailors dies at 83

Whether he was called "Old Dad" or "The Storyteller," A.B. Sailors was a mainstay of the Gainesville Fire Department.

January 25, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Lawmakers say they haven't made decision on casino gambling

Two members of the Hall County legislative delegation aren't yet ready to voice a definitive opinion on another attempt by Georgia lawmakers to seek legislation that would pave the way for casino gambling.

January 25, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Man gets 7-year prison sentence for crash killing CASA supervisor

After pleading guilty to a life-altering crash, Samuel Mark Phillips "left the room with the forgiveness" of Cory Buckley's family and a 7-year prison sentence, his attorney Arturo Corso said.

January 25, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Hall school district OKs gym lighting study

Hall County school officials are moving ahead with a study to determine the economic feasibility of replacing the lighting at all of the district's gymnasiums with energy-efficient alternatives.

January 25, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Missing girl, father were taken into custody at Macon hotel

Authorities said a missing girl from Hall County was found Tuesday in Macon with her father, who faces an interference with custody charge.

January 25, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Purple passion: Volunteers gear up for Relay for Life fundraising

Brenda Thurmond lost her mom to cancer almost exactly three years ago. Before she died, the two participated in Relay for Life events.

January 25, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Flowery Branch mayor: Exit 14, school changes could help force DOT hand on Ga. 13 widening

Through a couple of road project changes, Flowery Branch's mayor believes the state might focus on widening Atlanta Highway/Ga. 13 in the wake of a planned new interchange at Martin Road in South Hall.

January 25, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Local leaders work to count homeless, connect them with resources

After waiting in line for a few minutes, Cynthia takes her seat at a table inside the mess hall of The Way, a local mission, on Monday morning. She's here to participate in a tally of the homeless population in Gainesville and Hall County.

January 25, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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College student wins contest, takes sick mom to see Bon Jovi

For one Flowery Branch woman, 'Bad Medicine' was good medicine.

February 10, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Commissioners reject additional raises for tax employees

Hall County officials continued to keep a close watch on the bottom line as they dealt with department requests at Board of Commissioners meeting Thursday ...

February 10, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Family Promise transitional home installed to serve homeless families

Like a game of Tetris, the three pieces of a modular home dropped into place Thursday on Spring Street in Gainesville.

February 10, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Brecklynn’s family ‘devastated’ as cancer returns

The little girl who won the hearts of Hall County is fighting for her life again.

February 09, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Mother, son displaced following Flowery Branch house fire

A mother and her 4-year-old son are displaced from their small Flowery Branch home following a fire Thursday morning in the 5900 block of Mitchell ...

February 09, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Police identify fake attorney they say scammed immigration clients

Authorities have determined the true identity of a man suspected of pretending to be an immigration attorney and taking thousands of dollars from clients.

February 09, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall’s 3 community centers to close on Sundays

Shane Jarrard was at the North Hall Community Center on Wednesday as his daughters, 11-year-old Lexi and Braely, 8, went through a few basketball drills.

February 09, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Gainesville School Board aborts vote on per diem fees

Gainesville School Board members came close this week to voting on whether to add voluntary per diem payments of $150 on top of their monthly ...

February 09, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


UNG club offers support to migrant students

Daniela Dominguez Rodriguez found her second family.

February 09, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Braving the storm: Winter weather tips, contact info

When winter weather hits North Georgia, the proper preparation can help get you through the storm and stay warm and safe. Follow these tips:

January 04, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


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