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Cost of freedom: Warriors still paying price from physical, mental injuries

The physical and mental wounds from combat are David Godfrey's enemy today, nearly four decades after his part in the Vietnam War ended.

July 06, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Veterans relish way to relax with drum circle

Temperatures were hot, but an occasional breeze cooled things a bit, and the grassy hillside offered scenic views of Lake Lanier.

July 05, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Van service to VA hospital vital for veterans

The three men slipped out of their vehicles as the passenger van rolled up at daybreak Tuesday at the Big Lots in Gainesville.

July 04, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


New South Hall road will be in place when growth comes

A 100-bed hospital rising from the ground next door to his neighborhood has Carroll Humphries excited, but the Village at Deaton Creek resident also views the development and others to come off the new Ga. 347 in South Hall County as a "mixed blessing."

June 30, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Community breathes life into restored pavilion

The Chattahoochee Park pavilion has a colorful history, but its present-day operations have been lively as well.

June 30, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Memorial Day parade changes target politicians

Next year's Memorial Day parade may have a less political feel, as organizers are instituting some changes, including a ban on day-of marchers.

June 27, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Stakeholders group commits to finishing water plan

A private group agreed this week to spend the money necessary to complete a water management plan for the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint river basin, which includes Lake Lanier.

June 27, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Alternative-fuel show touts environment, economy

The shiny, new hoods and doors were open for visitors to check out Wednesday, but this wasn't some ordinary car lot.

June 26, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


DOT opens new Ga. 347 stretch

One leg of a $38.4 million road project in South Hall is finished and open to motorists.

June 24, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lake Lanier marina plan is on the rocks

An Army Corps of Engineers' proposal to put a marina on the Chestatee River arm of Lake Lanier isn't just causing waves among area residents.

June 15, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Forest Service plan draws fire from environmentalists

Proposed efforts, including a commercial timber harvest, in the Blue Ridge Ranger District of the Gainesville-based Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest have come under fire from some environmental groups.

June 14, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Detour keeps bait shop from reeling in customers

The live bait side of Donna Gilder's storefront on Ga. 284/Clarks Bridge Road isn't luring many customers these days.

June 14, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Area officials laud law enabling Savannah port expansion

President Barack Obama's signing of legislation that authorizes the deepening of the Port of Savannah has caused quite a buzz this week, with government and business officials expecting the move will have quite an economic impact statewide.

June 13, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall set to pave 8 gravel roads

Hall County is hoping to pave eight gravel roads later this year, putting a small chink in ongoing efforts to reduce the some 60 miles of unpaved county-maintained roads it has on the books.

June 12, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Group opposes Chestatee marina plan

A community group has formed to oppose the Army Corps of Engineers' proposal to put its first public marina on the Chestatee River arm of Lake Lanier.

June 11, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Oakwood mayor recovering in hospital after medical incident

Oakwood Mayor Lamar Scroggs is recovering at Northeast Georgia Medical Center after suffering a drop in blood pressure Sunday.

July 22, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lula OKs rezoning for trucking operations

It took a tie-breaking vote by the mayor, but Lula City Council approved 3-2 Tony McGuire's request to change zoning from highway business to light industrial on 17 acres in the Mountain View Industrial Park.

July 22, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Pilots petition Army Corp of Engineers for right to land on Lake Lanier

Troy Wheeler dipped the wings of his bright yellow Piper Cub seaplane toward Lake Lanier as he circled back toward Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport in Gainesville.

July 22, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Pregnant woman hit by car ID'd as nearby resident

A pregnant Hall County woman was heading home from a Ga. 365 convenience store when she was struck and killed by a motorist Sunday night, a Georgia State Patrol trooper said Monday.

July 21, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


King’s Hawaiian expansion underway

Work is moving along in the expansion of the King's Hawaiian plant in Oakwood, an effort that could eventually double employment there.

July 21, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lake stakeholders plan to decide how to manage water quality

A watershed moment may be in store for a group working with state environmental officials on a water quality plan for Lake Lanier.

July 20, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


New bike/ped panel would target projects that can be done sooner

Rather than let a newly completed bicycle-pedestrian plan collect dust, area officials agreed Wednesday to form a committee that would talk about possibly kick-starting "some early-action" projects.

July 16, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Poultry lab now looking at fall opening

The new Georgia Poultry Laboratory Network headquarters in North Hall County now appears headed for completion in midfall.

July 16, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


New hospital in Braselton seeks employees

Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton is "on track" to filling 500-600 positions needed to staff the new South Hall hospital, which is set to open next spring, a hospital official said Monday.

July 15, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville host of World War II reunions dies

Asa Autry's military devotion extended way beyond his service in World War II.

July 14, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Trucking, logistics site planned at Lula industrial park

The owner of Gainesville trucking and logistics companies is seeking a rezoning so he can build corporate offices and maintenance facilities off Ga. 365 in Lula.

July 14, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Don Carter State Park celebrates first year

Ronald Brown doesn't just visit Don Carter State Park - he frequents it.

July 14, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Costs rising to replace 2 Hall County bridges

Costs have increased more than 20 percent in two key Hall County bridge replacement projects.

July 12, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville woman alleges racial slurs in GOP suit

A Gainesville woman's federal lawsuit filed Tuesday describes in detail a series of racially charged incidents and overheard slurs at the Georgia Republican Party that she alleges went unaddressed.

July 11, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


North Hall power line replacement wraps up

Tucker-based Georgia Transmission has completed a $5.5 million project putting up 6.2 miles of new, updated power lines across North Hall County, including a small part of Lake Lanier.

July 10, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


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