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Matt Dubnik has worked to prepare for first time in legislature

A learning curve is ahead, but Matt Dubnik has been preparing for his first day under the gold dome for 10 months - or ever since he was the lone candidate to succeed veteran state Rep. Carl Rogers.

January 08, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Bypass, Green Street improvements may get into gear this year

Gainesville is trying to get the wheels moving in 2017 on a couple of long-discussed key road projects: Green Street improvements and an "inner bypass" that involves the widening of tiny Oak Tree Drive and a potential roundabout.

January 08, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


McEver-Jim Crow intersection makeover may start next month

A long-planned makeover of McEver Road at Jim Crow Road in Flowery Branch could begin as early as next month.

January 05, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County seeks jury trial in Mincey appeal

Hall County is demanding a jury trial in a West Hall subdivision's appeal of the Board of Commissioners' Oct. 13 rezoning vote allowing Mincey Marble to build a nearby 100,750-square-foot plant.

January 05, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


‘Alpine coaster’ gets Helen’s OK, could open later this year

Development of a proposed "alpine coaster" can move forward now that the Helen City Commission has given its approval.

January 04, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Jan. 24 deadline set for Georgia, Florida to settle water wars dispute

A Jan. 24 deadline has been set for Georgia and Florida to try again to settle a U.S. Supreme Court dispute over water consumption in a basin the two states share.

January 04, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


1-year-old litter trap on Flat Creek doing better than expected

When Gainesville and Hall County teamed up to install the Bandalong Litter Trap on Flat Creek in December 2015, officials weren't really sure how well it would work.

January 03, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Fiber optic company seeks to take over old DOT property

A fiber optic cable company is hoping to take over a former Georgia Department of Transportation maintenance shop and surrounding property off Spout Springs Road in South Hall.

January 02, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


I-985 slab replacement work moves to nights, resumes Monday

With the new year comes a new batch of work on Interstate 985.

January 01, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall's first baby, 6-pound, 14-ounce boy, born just after midnight

Deysi Rivas Olivas arrived at Northeast Georgia Medical Center Gainesville a couple days before New Year's with contractions, but her baby wasn't ready for the world quite yet.

January 01, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hospital's Woody Stewart unit keeps hearts beating strong

Since its opening this fall, Northeast Georgia Medical Center Gainesville's advanced inpatient heart failure treatment unit has seen no shortage of patients - and that might be just a sign of the times.

January 01, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Public hearing is Tuesday on proposed ‘alpine coaster’ in Helen

A proposed amusement ride focused more on views than stomach-dropping thrills is set to go before the Helen City Commission Tuesday for a public hearing and possible final vote.

December 30, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Retiring city public works director reflects on service

David Dockery's corner office gives him a wide view of downtown Gainesville, with its busy streets and other infrastructure that have provided him job security for the past decade.

December 30, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Facebook ‘Dwellers’ group serves as common ground for lake residents

As one of Georgia's top attractions, Lake Lanier draws visitors every year from everywhere - boaters, campers or just general fun-seekers.

December 29, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


New Holiday Inn Express planned in Gainesville

Grading is underway on a Holiday Inn Express & Suites hotel planned off Dawsonville Highway/Ga. 53 in Gainesville, beside Buffalo Wild Wings and behind Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen.

December 27, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Banks County couple enjoying time with quadruplets

With her daughter's tiny fingers wrapped in her own, Julie Davidson could only gaze at her newborn through the glass enclosure.

January 23, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Ministry now proposes fewer homes in plans for residential program for women fleeing sex trafficking

Plans have been scaled back on a proposed faith-based program housing and counseling women seeking to leave sex trafficking.

January 23, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Fans fired up as Falcons soar to Super Bowl

January 22, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Quadruplets are born at Northeast Georgia Medical Center

History has been made at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, as the Gainesville hospital's first-ever set of quadruplets has been born.

January 22, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Housing values hard to determine, even when based on history

The housing market can be a fickle thing, as played out in a recent scenario involving Cresswind at Lake Lanier in Gainesville.

January 22, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Owner to seek historic board’s OK for new downtown Flowery Branch building

Plans for a new downtown Flowery Branch retail and office building are still in the works, but the owner must first get an OK from ...

January 21, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


New Martin Road alternative getting some positive vibes

Yet another alternative emerged Wednesday night in the ongoing saga of how to lessen the impact of the planned Exit 14 in South Hall on ...

January 19, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lula rolls out new alcohol ordinance

A new alcohol ordinance is taking shape in Lula.

January 18, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


New alternatives to Martin Road widening have emerged

Hall County has developed alternatives to widening Martin Road at the planned new interchange on Interstate 985 in South Hall, or Exit 14.

January 16, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Alabama threatens to sue in tri-state ‘water wars’ involving Georgia, Florida

Alabama, long just an interested party in a water-sharing legal dispute between Georgia and Florida, is suggesting it might pursue "further litigation" in a longstanding ...

January 15, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


'We're having 4': Banks County couple expect quadruplets in historic delivery for hospital

Like many couples starting their marriage, Justin and Julie Davidson dreamed of having children someday and seeing them romp through their happy home.

January 15, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Traffic-relieving project at UNG crossing in Oakwood set to start Jan. 30

An extension of a turn lane at the University of North Georgia's Gainesville campus and Mundy Mill Road in Oakwood - one of South Hall ...

January 12, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


DOT does show and tell on winter weather equipment

Snow and ice have yet to cause serious trouble throughout Northeast Georgia, and temperatures may reach the upper 60s this week.

January 11, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Outdated East Hall bridge could be replaced this summer

An outdated East Hall bridge on a key traffic artery could be replaced this summer, pending approval by the Hall County Board of Commissioners Thursday.

January 10, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lane closure scheduled for Wednesday night in Boling Bridge replacement project

Dawsonville Highway/Ga. 53 at Boling Bridge will be partially closed to motorists between 7 p.m. Wednesday and 6 a.m. Thursday as work ...

January 10, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


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