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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


South Hall pantry fills increasing need

Andy Seibert, pastor of Christ Lutheran Church, helped carry the bags and boxes, loading them into the trunk of no-nonsense volunteer Bea Simmonds' car.

January 29, 2014 | Lisa Laskey | Local


Flowery Branch seeking other funding to finish SPLOST projects

With special purpose local option sales tax revenue coming in at about 60 percent of projections, Flowery Branch has faced a challenging funding environment, City Manager Bill Andrew said.

January 19, 2014 | Lisa Laskey | Local


Flowery Branch City Council OKs annexing 11-acre parcel

Flowery Branch City Council voted unanimously to annex and rezone four "highly developable" properties on Spout Springs and Old Orr roads during its Thursday night meeting.

January 16, 2014 | Lisa Laskey | Local


Resignation leaves city clerk job vacant in Flowery Branch

Flowery Branch accepted its city clerk's resignation Jan. 9 and intends to appoint an interim clerk during tonight's City Council meeting.

January 15, 2014 | Lisa Laskey | Local


Flowery Branch man ID'd as stabbing suspect fatally shot by Gwinnett police

A Flowery Branch man accused of stabbing an unidentified man at a party Saturday in Lawrenceville was later shot and killed by police at a separate location.

January 06, 2014 | Lisa Laskey | Local


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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


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