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Browns Bridge narrows to one lane as DOT works on driving surface

Traffic may get clogged Thursday on Browns Bridge at the Hall-Forsyth County line.

July 21, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall commissioners to consider 508-acre Atlanta River Walk this week

Carrie Kiger is concerned about the extra traffic a 508-acre waterfront development in South Hall near Jackson County would create for the already busy road in front of her subdivision.

July 10, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Friendship Road widening stirs acrimony among homeowners

Teresa Owens' homemade sign bearing a simple message, "Don't trust GDOT," sums up how she and many of her neighbors feel about the newly widened Friendship Road/Ga. 347 in South Hall.

July 10, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


New multipurpose event center opening in South Hall

A 40,000-square-foot multipurpose event center is set to open in South Hall July 17 with a steady customer: Cross Pointe Church.

July 07, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Times seeks to interview 1996 Olympics volunteers

As part of special coverage of the Atlanta Olympics' 20th anniversary, The Times would like to interview area residents who worked as volunteers during the games, including those who housed rowing and canoe/kayak athletes and may even still keep up with them.

July 06, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall planning board OKs senior living community in South Hall

A proposed 158-unit senior living community in South Hall was given the Hall County Planning Commission's OK Tuesday night.

July 05, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


New Elachee Drive bridge planned over I-985

A new Elachee Drive bridge over Interstate 985 is being proposed, with construction possibly starting on the $3.3 million replacement in 2020.

July 04, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Woods fire smolders in lakeside subdivision

A recurring woods fire at a subdivision in northwest Hall County kept federal, state and local agencies busy over the July Fourth weekend.

July 04, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


West Hall company’s expansion plans stir talk about Browns Bridge Road traffic

The proposed expansion of a West Hall marble plant has raised larger questions about traffic along busy Browns Bridge Road.

July 04, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Teen charged in shooting death of Cleveland man

A 17-year-old has been charged with murder in the shooting death of a 21-year-old Cleveland man.

July 04, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


2 older adult communities seek approval this week

Two older adult communities proposed in Hall County are up for approval Tuesday as they go before government officials.

July 03, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Help is arriving soon to upgrade area’s roads, bridges

Replacing broken concrete slabs and cleaning roadside sound barriers may not sound glamorous but they're the kinds of projects that have been a key result of the Transportation Funding Act, which marked its first anniversary Friday.

July 03, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Braselton hospital’s obstetrics unit now due to open Sept. 12

A digital clock ticks down the seconds to the opening of Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton's much-anticipated labor and delivery unit, while crews are working on remaining touches.

June 28, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Proposed flood plain maps may affect homeowners' insurance

New preliminary flood plain maps for Hall County will be on public display Wednesday at the Hall County Government Center.

June 27, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


New lanes on Friendship Road in South Hall nearly ready to open

All six lanes of the newly widened Friendship Road/Ga. 347 in South Hall should be open to traffic by Thursday, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation.

June 27, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Articles By Author - Jeff Gill


Longtime South Hall pharmacy still forging ahead in era of big chains

When it opened 41 years ago in Flowery Branch, Citizens Pharmacy didn't have quite the level of competition it does now.

July 25, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall commission set to award contract on last of 911 system fixes

The Hall County Board of Commissioners is looking to spend $2.5 million on software upgrades in an effort to finish up a long-anticipated overhaul ...

July 25, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Residents: New Elachee bridge needs room for bikes, pedestrians

The planned replacement of the Elachee Drive bridge over Interstate 985 is drawing raves, but area residents are hoping the state remembers bicyclists and pedestrians ...

July 24, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville pastor Jentezen Franklin discusses role as an evangelical adviser to Trump

It's a meeting Jentezen Franklin describes colorfully, but the person at the center of his story - newly minted GOP presidential contender Donald Trump - is ...

July 24, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Martin Road now part of countywide freight study in Hall

A study of traffic in the Martin Road area of South Hall - near where a much-opposed interchange is being built - will be folded into a ...

July 20, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


$50,000 grant could help Gainesville's pedestrian connections

Gainesville is looking to improve pedestrian connections around downtown and, in the process, spruce up some major roadways.

July 19, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lula to visit Sugar Hill to learn about Gwinnett city’s challenges

Lula officials are planning a field trip to Sugar Hill in North Gwinnett County on Friday.

July 18, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall schools consider LED lighting in gyms

The Hall County school system is looking at installing LED lighting in its gymnasiums districtwide.

July 18, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Northeast Georgia Medical Center eases parking pain by adding spaces at Gainesville campus

Finding a parking space at Northeast Georgia Medical Center's Gainesville campus should get a little easier.

July 18, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Traditionally white, black churches' joint service shows 'what kingdom of God looks like'

Two Hall County churches tore down traditional racial walls and worshipped together Sunday, defying the division that has fueled racially charged shootings across the U ...

July 17, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Volunteers remember their work during Olympics events 20 years ago on Lake Lanier

From their farm in Oakwood, raising chickens and otherwise enjoying the country life, the idea of the world arriving at their backdoor seemed remote.

July 17, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Olympic volunteers look back: ‘It just made us proud’

From their farm in Oakwood, raising chickens and otherwise enjoying the country life, the idea of the world arriving at their backdoor seemed remote.

July 17, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall commission delays votes on proposed marble plant, Atlanta River Walk

A vote on two proposed Hall County large developments has been put off until Aug. 25.

July 14, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


DOT approves $16.3M contract for Ga. 13 widening at Hall-Gwinnett line

Another South Hall road widening project is in the works.

July 13, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


'This ship hasn't sailed': I-985 exit foes not backing off

Hall County Planning Director Srikanth Yamala's describing state plans for an Interstate 985 interchange off Martin Road as a ship that "has left the ...

July 12, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


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