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Flowery Branch High student wins tickets to Super Bowl

Instead of huddling in front of the TV with her dad, Flowery Branch High student Skylar Tipton will cheer on the Atlanta Falcons at the Super Bowl.

January 26, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Drought eases some in Hall, remains extreme in Habersham, White counties

Widespread rain is gradually relieving the Deep South's ongoing drought, leaving only a handful of counties in Alabama and Georgia with extremely dry conditions, a new report shows.

January 26, 2017 | From Times staff, wire reports | Local


Housing plan for women escaping sex trafficking gets OK

A faith-based program housing and counseling women who have escaped sex trafficking received unanimous approval from the Hall County Board of Commissioners on Thursday night to locate in a residential area off Weaver Road.

January 26, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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


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Authorities searching for missing Dahlonega man

Authorities are looking for a Dahlonega man last seen Monday morning in Flowery Branch.

February 10, 2017 | Times Staff Reports | Local


Spout Springs right of way purchases could start in spring

Right of way acquisition could start in earnest this spring on the Spout Springs Road widening project in South Hall.

February 10, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Clermont extends moratorium on subdivision development

There was a time when the town of Clermont didn't have "anybody around here," Mayor Jim Nix said. Those simpler times are a thing ...

February 10, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


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


Year of probation added for woman convicted of child cruelty

A week after pleading guilty to first-degree child cruelty, a Gainesville woman entered a second guilty plea to two other charges.

February 08, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Gainesville funeral home expands with crematory for pets, people

Pet owners will soon be able to have their non-human companions cremated at Memorial Park Funeral Home in Gainesville.

February 08, 2017 | Clark Leonard | Local


Daytime lane closures set for Thursday on Boling Bridge

Single-lane closures are set for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday as work continues on the Boling Bridge replacement on Dawsonville Highway/Ga ...

February 08, 2017 | | Local


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