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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


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


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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


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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