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Flowery Branch City Council approves redevelopment plan

Flowery Branch City Council approved a resolution Thursday to adopt an urban redevelopment plan.

September 19, 2013 | Lisa Laskey | Local


Petit Le Mans revs its economic engine

Road Atlanta's upcoming Petit Le Mans on Oct. 16-19 is considered the largest international sporting event in Georgia, welcoming its legions of fans to stay, play and spend in the area.

September 12, 2013 | Lisa Laskey | Business


Flowery Branch City Council hears update on downtown plans

Flowery Branch City Council received its first status report by Pond & Co. on its marketing and redevelopment analysis for the city.

August 16, 2013 | Lisa Laskey | Local


Lanier Islands Parkway receives new signage, but not for long

Newly installed signs along Interstate 985 announcing the Lanier Islands Parkway exit have been raising questions about the status of Ga. 347's official name.

August 15, 2013 | Lisa Laskey | Local


Flowery Branch City Council wrestles with per diem pay idea

City Council members Thursday night debated whether the mayor and council members should receive per diem pay for meetings and appearances beyond regularly scheduled meetings.

August 02, 2013 | Lisa Laskey | Local


Bluegrass, food bring folks together

Despite a heavy late afternoon shower Saturday, the grassy expanse alongside the historic train depot in Flowery Branch was filled with families and the air with the music of bluegrass.

July 20, 2013 | Lisa Laskey | Local


Flowery Branch City Council gives final OK to revised alcohol law

FLOWERY BRANCH - The City Council on Thursday passed revised alcohol ordinances and licensing fees.

July 19, 2013 | Lisa Laskey | Local


Bluegrass concert set in Flowery Branch

The Flowery Branch Police Department will host "Fiddlin' at the Tracks," a free bluegrass concert and cookout featuring the band Nation & Blackwell on Saturday.

July 18, 2013 | Lisa Laskey | Get Out top stories


Area veteran driving Ride of Pride memorial truck

Chuck Ceccacci spent nine years as a Marine. Although no longer active, a Marine he remains.

July 04, 2013 | Lisa Laskey | Local


Flood worries lead to emergency call in Flowery Branch

City officials issued a declaration of local emergency Wednesday to avoid a reoccurrence of road and culvert failures.

July 03, 2013 | Lisa Laskey | Local


School builds minds through stronger bodies

Tucked away on the southern edge of Hall County, Friendship Elementary is quietly gaining national attention for its commitment to health and wellness.

June 29, 2013 | Lisa Laskey | Local


Flowery Branch council streamlines alcohol guidelines

FLOWERY BRANCH - City Council voted to pass alcohol ordinances Thursday that will allow private businesses greater decision-making on drink specials and decrease a proposed food-to-drink sales ratio.

June 28, 2013 | Lisa Laskey | Local


New Steak ‘n Shake in Oakwood serving customers, adding local jobs

Employment in food services continued to expand in May, according to Department of Labor statistics released in early June. If all goes according to plan, Steak 'n Shake co-owners' Matthew Meeks and Michael Stephens will add 100-plus jobs in Oakwood to that growth.

June 21, 2013 | Lisa Laskey | Local


Camp LifeSavers teaches kids safety

Hall County Fire Services wants to ensure little ones enjoy a safe summer, and will again host Camp LifeSavers during July at various county sites.

June 17, 2013 | Lisa Laskey | Local


Flowery Branch discusses how to pay for storm damage

Flowery Branch City Council agreed Thursday to quickly repair damage to its citywide culvert system caused May 19 by heavy storms and flooding.

June 06, 2013 | Lisa Laskey | Local


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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


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