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Hall, Gainesville schools rated good on ‘climate,’ finances

Schools in Gainesville and Hall County are offering their students a safe and inviting environment that's conducive to learning, according to a rating of "climate" standards released this week by the Georgia Department of Education.

January 28, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Hall deputy, wife receive community support, gifts after fire

As a deputy of 17 years, Wes Pitzer said he's used to "being the one that helps people."

January 27, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


$3.5 million gift boosts regional Junior Achievement center

North Georgia philanthropist and businessman Mike Cottrell admits he's always had a soft spot for Junior Achievement since the days of his youth in Pennsylvania.

January 27, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Hey Boston beer, take a hike: Gainesville store pulls Sam Adams from shelves until after Super Bowl

There's a hole in Viral Chhadua's beer display in the back coolers of the Gainesville Exxon on Browns Bridge Road.

January 27, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Food manufacturer bringing 80 jobs to Banks County

A global food manufacturer is investing $50 million and bringing 80 jobs to Banks County.

January 27, 2017 | Alexander Popp | Local


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


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Trial underway in Gainesville fatal stabbing case

A jury will return this morning to hear opening statements and testimony in an alleged fatal fight at a Gainesville apartment last year.

February 13, 2017 | Nick Watson | Local


Tag renewal kiosk moving to New Holland Kroger

The kiosk allowing residents to renew their car tag at the North Hall Community and Technology Center is moving to a new location.

February 13, 2017 | Carlos Galarza | Local


Georgia GOP proposing new state role in struggling schools

February 13, 2017 | Associated Press | Local


Lula taking comments Monday on new alcohol rules

Residents can give their views about alcohol sales in Lula at a public hearing 5:30 p.m. Monday at City Hall, 6055 Main St.

February 13, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville Target getting renovations, Starbucks

The Gainesville Target is getting renovated, and local customers say they are excited.

February 13, 2017 | Hailey Van Parys | Local


Trump’s first days ‘exciting time to watch,’ says U.S. Rep. Doug Collins

Every president entering office has bumpy times getting a staff in place, "and we're seeing a little bit of that" from President Donald Trump ...

February 13, 2017 | Jeff Gill | 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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