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Developer considers housing for either active adults or millennials in Oakwood

A surging residential area in Oakwood could be prime for more homes - up to 131 proposed off McEver Road between Old Flowery Branch Road and Crawford Oaks Drive.

May 15, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


‘Continuous flow’ intersection set to open Monday night in Dawson County

Dawson County motorists will see a big change in traffic flow at one of the area's busiest intersections, starting Monday night.

May 14, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Officials look at options for joining 2 area trail systems

Gainesville is hoping to study how best to connect two major trail systems now separated by a major four-lane road, Queen City Parkway/Ga. 60.

May 14, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Mother of quadruplets says work is hard but ‘comes naturally’

As a child, Julie Davidson loved caring for the younger ones at church.

May 14, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Highpoint Medical Center in Braselton could open by mid-July

More medical options for residents in the South Hall area could be available this summer.

May 11, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Chick-fil-A coming to Braselton near Hall County line

A Chick-fil-A restaurant is planned off Old Winder Highway/Ga. 211 in a growing retail-medical office area at the Gwinnett-Hall county line in Braselton.

May 10, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


New shopping center owner’s main focus is to fill vacancies

No major changes are planned at Village Shoppes at Gainesville, a 230,000-square-foot shopping center that changed hands earlier this week.

May 10, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


880-home community gets Gainesville board’s OK

An 880-home active-adult community off Ahaluna Drive was recommended for approval Tuesday night by the Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board.

May 10, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Jaemor expects to harvest 70 percent of peaches after ‘roller coaster’ weather

From cold snaps to drenching rains, the past few months have presented more than a few challenges for Jaemor Farms in Lula.

May 08, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


880-home development goes before Gainesville planning board Tuesday

With its dense woods and quiet, except for sounds of nature, it seems this Lake Lanier peninsula is miles from city lights and noise.

May 07, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville High students motivated in kickoff of summer leadership program

Deshaun Watson's extraordinary rise from Gainesville High School to first-round NFL pick of the Houston Texans became a motivational tool Sunday afternoon for 100-plus students at his former campus.

May 07, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Smokin' new home: Longtime Oakwood barbecue eatery shifts locations

It was a bittersweet moment for Wayne Vaughan when the old building off Atlanta Highway and Poplar Springs Road in Oakwood was taken down.

May 06, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


South Hall strip shopping center hopes sewer will revive business

The owner of a South Hall strip shopping center hopes to revive the property with a connection to Flowery Branch sewer.

May 03, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gravel blocks manhole, causing 35,000-gallon sewer spill

Some 35,000 gallons of sewer spilled earlier this week into Balus Creek on Old Oakwood Road, Gainesville officials said Wednesday.

May 03, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Martin Road widening taken out of Hall’s road plans

A $46 million widening of Martin Road in South Hall was officially scrapped Tuesday in favor of a lesser project expected to cost $600,000-plus.

May 02, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Hall Sheriff's Office, Fire Services perform Memorial Day vigil

In a more somber setting across town from the annual Memorial Day Parade on Green Street, honor guards took part in a 24-hour changing of ...

May 29, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville celebrates veterans during annual Memorial Day parade

From their customary spot near the Pinnacle Bank sign, Jim and Carolyn Ebert of Gainesville carried out an annual tradition Monday - watching the Memorial Day ...

May 29, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Woman charged with DUI in wreck critically injuring 6-year-old son

A Cleveland woman will be charged with DUI in a Sunday evening wreck that critically injured her 6-year-old son, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

May 29, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Health system CEO Carol Burrell rises from humble beginnings

Carol Burrell's father, a career electrician at the General Motors plant in Doraville, wanted his daughter to get a trade for one simple reason.

May 28, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall’s war dead remembered at Sunday ceremony

When Willard Croy's name was called Sunday, memories started flooding back for Gainesville's Johnny Hulsey.

May 28, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Memorial Day parade to march on without Cecil Boswell

Gainesville's annual Memorial Day parade will have the same patriotic flair, from high schoolers marching with their band instruments and antique cars tooling down ...

May 27, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Green Street closure offers ‘wake-up’ call on traffic fixes

Imagine, as a pedestrian, not having to run for your life when crossing Green Street.

May 24, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


U.S. Rep. Doug Collins pushes increasing line speeds at poultry plants

U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, is pushing an increase in poultry processing plants' line speeds to new U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue.

May 24, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch taxes could jump, despite tax rate staying the same

Flowery Branch residents could see a property tax increase next year, even as officials propose to keep the South Hall city's tax rate the ...

May 24, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Detroit-area company now owns Lakeshore Mall

Lakeshore Mall in Gainesville is now owned by a Michigan company, but little else is known at this point about the longtime commercial site's ...

May 23, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Oakwood pool set to open under private management

Oakwood's city pool is set to open for the summer season Saturday under new private management after a five-year run with the Georgia Mountains ...

May 21, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Mobile home, workshop engulfed in overnight fires

Authorities responded to a pair of fires late Saturday night and early Sunday morning in Hall County.

May 21, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville-Hall ’96 seeking new Lake Lanier Olympic Park manager

Gainesville Hall '96, the group contracted by Gainesville to organize events at Lake Lanier Olympic Park, is looking for a new person to manage the ...

May 21, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Developer turns attention to Gainesville square project

Gazing from the top level of the downtown parking deck, developer Tim Knight had a clear view of the Gainesville square and his ambitious plans ...

May 21, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Chamber touts big year, hands out awards at annual gala

Business leaders had much to crow about - more jobs, more development and more dollars pumping into the local economy.

May 19, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


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