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Groundbreaking for Cherokee Bluffs Park expected by July 1

Hall County is accepting bids for construction of a park in South Hall, and groundbreaking on roads and parking is expected by July 1.

May 17, 2014 | Lisa Laskey | Local

Flowery Branch considers business tax revision

Flowery Branch City Council approved the first reading of its proposal to revise the city's occupational tax structure at its Thursday night meeting.

May 01, 2014 | Lisa Laskey | Local

Flowery Branch Spring Festival kicks off in Old Town

The Flowery Branch Spring Festival will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in historic downtown Flowery Branch along Railroad Avenue and Main Street.

April 24, 2014 | Lisa Laskey | Get Out top stories

Flowery Branch weighs benefits of tax change

Flowery Branch City Council discussed three revised occupational tax rate structures designed to bring the city's business license fees more in line with the county and surrounding cities.

April 18, 2014 | Lisa Laskey | Local

Curriculum, budget hot topics at school board forum

Common core, board transparency and fiscal accountability were the main topics discussed during a Thursday education forum for Board of Education candidates hosted by the Lanier Tea Party Patriots.

April 11, 2014 | Lisa Laskey | Local

Flowery Branch approves quarry expansion

Flowery Branch City Council approved a request by Vulcan Materials to expand its quarry operation by an additional 41 acres.

April 04, 2014 | Lisa Laskey | Local

Panoz unveils new car to mark company's 25th anniversary

The patriarch, Don Panoz, PhD, lightly pressed the starter button, and within moments the deep rumble of the Esperante Spyder GT rendered silence, then there was a burst of applause from guests at the Thursday evening unveiling by Panoz LLC of its newest and 25th anniversary edition luxury sports car.

April 04, 2014 | Lisa Laskey | Community sports

Abandoned-child call leads to marijuana-growing room in Flowery Branch

Flowery Branch police officers responded to a call Friday about an abandoned child at the Quad Oaks Apartments, and not only found the 2-year-old alone, but an indoor marijuana-growing operation potentially worth $8,000.

March 04, 2014 | Lisa Laskey | Local

Residents wary of quarry’s plans to expand

Vulcan Construction Materials, owner of the working quarry bounded by Hog Mountain, Blackjack and Swansey roads in Flowery Branch, is seeking to grow its footprint, expanding operations by about 40 acres.

March 02, 2014 | Lisa Laskey | Local

Career Summit hosts variety of messages about professions

Speakers from the public, private and institutional sectors at Tuesday's Career Success Day used different methods to share their messages.

February 26, 2014 | Lisa Laskey | Local

Joint Municipal Association focuses on sustainable development

Collaboration was the theme at Monday night's Joint Municipal Association meeting as officials reported and heard progress toward cultivating a unified Northeast Georgia presence that is economically sound and sustainable.

February 24, 2014 | Lisa Laskey | Local

Oakwood council member’s foreclosure did not disqualify him from post

Oakwood City Council member Ron McFarland underwent foreclosure on his private residence in August, but remains within the municipal limits and legally qualified to continue serving on the council.

February 08, 2014 | Lisa Laskey | Local

Flowery Branch City Council approves contract for clerk

Flowery Branch City Council ratified the employment contract for its new city clerk during its Thursday night meeting.

February 07, 2014 | Lisa Laskey | Local

Area cities receive water funding

Flowery Branch and Braselton were among seven Georgia cities awarded funding for water and wastewater infrastructure improvements through the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority.

January 31, 2014 | Lisa Laskey | Local

Flowery Branch hires Hall County commissioners' clerk

Flowery Branch has named Hall County Board of Commissioners Clerk Melissa McCain as its replacement for Marja Burney, who resigned the position Jan 9.

January 30, 2014 | Lisa Laskey | Local

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