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Hall planning board rejects proposed campus to house women involved in sex trafficking

A Gainesville ministry's plans to build a campus housing women involved in sex trafficking were rejected Monday night by the Hall County Planning Commission.

November 21, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Rezoning for Guilford clinic in Oakwood approved

A new Guilford Immediate Care medical building at the corner of Mundy Mill Road and Interstate 985 was approved Monday night by the Oakwood Planning Commission.

November 21, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Housing plans for women fleeing sex trafficking go before planning board Monday

A Gainesville ministry's heavily opposed plans to build a campus housing women involved in sex trafficking goes before the Hall County Planning Commission Monday evening.

November 20, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Guilford Immediate Care planned in place of old Fred’s Treads

An iconic, former tire business at the corner of Mundy Mill Road and Interstate 985 in Oakwood could get a healthy makeover.

November 20, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Mincey Marble's OK to expand plant still ruffles residents

The uproar over Mincey Marble's plans to build a 100,750-square-foot plant on Browns Bridge Road may have seemed to end with an affirmative rezoning vote on Oct. 13.

November 20, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


‘Styrofoam graveyard’ cleaned up in Lake Lanier cove, thanks to drought

The area's worsening drought showed one benefit on Thursday: Barren shoreline allowed workers to get rid of a longstanding "Styrofoam graveyard" from a Lake Lanier cove off Clarks Bridge Road.

November 17, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Environmental report criticizes possible nuclear power plant on Chattahoochee

Georgia Power Co.'s studying whether to build a nuclear power plant on the Chattahoochee River in South Georgia drew harsh criticism in the Georgia Water Coalition's sixth annual "Dirty Dozen" report released Wednesday.

November 16, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Battle brewing over housing plans for women fleeing sex trafficking

A Gainesville ministry's plans to build a campus housing women involved in sex trafficking has drawn fierce opposition from neighbors, who say they worry such a development would raise safety concerns and lower property values.

November 16, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


New Lula alcohol ordinance could be firmed up by early 2017

Fresh off voters giving their OK to liquor sales by the drink, Lula officials are now poised to craft a new alcoholic beverages law, which could be in place in Lula by early 2017.

November 14, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


WWII veterans share stories, observations at Rotary meeting

Rewinding history, World War II veteran Hal Smallwood had a somber plea for those attending the Gainesville Rotary Club's meeting: Don't criticize President Harry Truman for dropping the atomic bombs on Japan.

November 14, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Each side ‘prosecuting every possible fact’ in ‘water wars’ Supreme Court trial

A U.S. Supreme Court case over water sharing has Georgia and Florida showing up with teams of lawyers, expert witnesses and stacks of carefully documented evidence.

November 13, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


North Georgia drought having widespread impacts

Where there's smoke, there's a drought.

November 13, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Transit talk needs to ‘connect dots’ between service, economic development

For Gainesville resident Albert Powers, having public bus service on Saturdays would help him out on paydays.

November 10, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall Board of Commissioners set to vote on DOT money for Longstreet Bridge

The Hall County Board of Commissioners is set to vote Thursday to accept $57,400 from the DOT for slightly more than a half-acre at the Georgia State Patrol post off Cleveland Highway/U.S. 129 for construction of the new Longstreet Bridge crossing Lake Lanier.

November 09, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Land being secured for new Exit 14 interchange

The Georgia Department of Transportation is making room for the controversial new Martin Road interchange, or Exit 14, in South Hall, snapping up a couple of key pieces of property this week.

November 09, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Ministry seeks to delay vote on home for women seeking to leave sex trafficking

A proposed faith-based program housing and counseling women seeking to leave sex trafficking may not be decided until early next year.

December 05, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Public meetings on I-85 widening set this week

Public information meetings about the widening of a 24-mile stretch of Interstate 85 skirting Hall County are set for this week.

December 04, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Christmas on Green Street participants brave chilly, rainy Sunday

The crowds were light in number, but spirits were high as holiday revelers made their way through a soggy, cold Christmas on Green Street Sunday ...

December 04, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County man charged with murder in Lumpkin County

A Hall County man has been charged with the murder and aggravated assault of a 41-year-old Murrayville woman whose body was found early Sunday in ...

December 04, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Plan for women’s sex trafficking home parallels Eagle Ranch’s start

It was a faith-based proposal to help a troubled group of people in a rural Hall County residential complex, and it initially caused a stir ...

December 04, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Green Street closed Sunday evening for annual Christmas event

Green Street and part of Thompson Bridge Road/Ga. 60 will be closed from 3:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. or 8:30 ...

December 02, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Medical bill draws from U.S. Rep. Doug Collins’ mental health legislation

A sweeping biomedical bill moving through Congress pulls partly from a mental health bill proposed last year by Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville.

December 01, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


New 4-way stop coming to popular Gainesville side street

Four-way stop signs will be placed at Bradford Street and North Avenue in Gainesville in answer to a Sept. 19 petition by neighborhood residents.

December 01, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Georgia roads chief: Rise in funding helping to improve conditions

ATHENS - Georgia's roads chief told a transportation-minded crowd Wednesday he hopes new and improved state and federal funding will help shore up the state ...

November 30, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Trail tunnel construction could start in early December

Work on a pedestrian/bicycling tunnel under Atlanta Highway/Ga. 13 near the Georgia Department of Labor could begin in early December.

November 29, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall school system considering new bus technology

Parent worries about the school bus not dropping off their child at the usual time may eventually become a thing of the past in Hall ...

November 28, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Cobb Street bridge in Lula reopens

The historic Cobb Street bridge in Lula has reopened to traffic.

November 28, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Sterling on the Lake subdivision seeing major growth

With hammers banging and lots being cleared, one of Hall County's largest neighborhoods, Sterling on the Lake, continues to grow.

November 27, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lake Lanier's falling water level affects rowers, paddlers

Last winter, the boathouse at the Lake Lanier Olympic Park off Clarks Bridge Road had standing water and the bottom floor of the Olympic Timing ...

November 27, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


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