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Gainesville hopes to attract 'residentially focused' downtown development

Gainesville officials are once again seeking proposals to develop two parking lots off the downtown square fronting Jesse Jewell Parkway.

January 27, 2017 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Mincey Marble employees evacuated due to small rubbish fire

A rubbish fire caused no significant damage at the Mincey Marble facility on Browns Bridge Road in Gainesville early Friday afternoon, according to Hall County Fire Services.

January 27, 2017 | | Local


Driver in ‘satisfactory’ condition after being pulled from truck

A driver was pulled from his truck Thursday afternoon after losing control on a curve on Ga. 52 near Lula and crashing into an embankment and two trees, according to authorities.

January 27, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Norton forecast: Housing market ‘complicated’

It's complicated.

January 26, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


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


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Gainesville Boy Scout trailer, $3K in camping supplies stolen from church

A troop of Boy Scouts preparing for its annual camping trip had its trailer stolen from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints property ...

February 16, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Annual business expo draws about 60 vendors

People passing by could get more than just information about Hillary Truelove's business.

February 16, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


2 dead after small plane crash in Barrow County

WINDER - Two people are dead after a small plane crash in Barrow County.

February 16, 2017 | Associated Press | Local


Multiple people suffer injuries in 3-car wreck at Jesse Jewell/E.E. Butler intersection

One person was seriously injured and four others had non-life-threatening injuries in a three-car wreck with entrapments at the intersection of Jesse Jewell Parkway and ...

February 16, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Hall Elections Board member accused of stealing boxers resigns position

A Hall County Elections Board member accused of shoplifting two pair of men's boxer briefs from Wal-Mart submitted his resignation Monday, county officials said.

February 16, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Slideshow: 5-ton marble elephant installed at Gainesville’s City Park Stadium

A 5-ton marble elephant was installed at City Park Stadium on Thursday morning at the home team entrance where Gainesville High football players make their ...

February 16, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


KKK sign removed from Dahlonega building

February 16, 2017 | By Kelly Whitmire kwhitmire@forsythnews.com | Local


Man pleads guilty to manslaughter in stabbing trial

Days into a murder trial, a Gainesville man decided to make a guilty plea for a fatal January 2016 stabbing.

February 15, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Marble from China part of garden coming to Braselton hospital

If you've ever been to the hospital or the emergency room, you know how important it is to take a moment to step out ...

February 15, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Brady for a day: Flowery Branch mayor to wear Patriots’ jersey Thursday

Flowery Branch Mayor Mike Miller has not lost any sleep thinking about the friendly Super Bowl wager that slipped away along with the Atlanta Falcons ...

February 15, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


5-ton marble elephant to grace City Park Stadium

A permanent guest is coming Thursday to City Park Stadium - home of the Gainesville Red Elephants' football, soccer and lacrosse teams.

February 15, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Martin Road residents ask for widening project to be axed

Martin Road residents formally asked Hall County area transportation planners Wednesday to ditch a highly contested plan to widen the South Hall road.

February 15, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville man gets life sentence for convenience store armed robbery

A Gainesville man received a life prison sentence after pleading guilty to taking nearly $10,000 and firing his gun three times in a Gainesville ...

February 15, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


New Flowery Branch building housing pizzeria, beer shop gets final OK

A new downtown Flowery Branch building that will house a pizzeria and a craft beer business could open by late spring or early summer.

February 15, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall school officials: New budget includes raises, no program cuts

Gainesville and Hall County school officials have put in place timelines for approving their 2017-18 budgets.

February 15, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


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