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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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Fasching festival includes shots and a soak in the Chattahoochee

HELEN - When most people think of Mardi Gras, they think of New Orleans, brightly colored costumes and elaborate floats crowded with people flinging beads and ...

February 11, 2017 | BY ALEXANDER POPP and HAILEY VAN PARYS apopp@gainesvilletimes.com, hvanparys@gainesvilletimes.com | Local


Pakistani family reunited after travel ban worry

Imagine waking up one day and thinking you won't be able to see your loved one again.

February 11, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Braselton mother and son charged with drug, gun possession

A Braselton mother and her son have been charged with multiple gun and drug charges.

February 11, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Greek Food Mart owner to promote potato bar

The owner of the Greek Food Mart at 5646 Price Road on the western tip of Hall County claims that at the age of 75 ...

February 11, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Students spar for title of top speller

Algae and mahogany aren't words you use every day. Certainly not words frequently used by elementary and middle schoolers.

February 11, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


YMCA undergoing $160,000 renovations on aquatics center

The J.A. Walters Family YMCA in Gainesville has begun an estimated $160,000 in repairs to its aquatics center.

February 11, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Campus carry bill returns to Ga. General Assembly

Georgia lawmakers are again trying to let licensed gun owners carry concealed handguns on public college campuses.

February 11, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


CASA can't serve all kids in foster care without 58 more volunteers

The Gainesville organization providing the "eyes and ears of the court" in foster care cases are in serious need of volunteers, executive director Janet Walden ...

February 10, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local




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


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