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45-lot lakefront subdivision proposed off Flat Creek Road

A proposed 45-lot subdivision off Lake Lanier in West Hall is set to go before the Hall County Planning Commission Monday night.

February 05, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Anatomy of a marble plant’s move: ‘All options’ considered in Mincey future operations

For many, the Jan. 26 announcement may have come as a sudden surprise, but Mincey Marble's decision to move its operations away from its 40-year base was hardly one made overnight or in a vacuum.

February 05, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Effort to bring Falcons to Hall County in ’99 was heavily involved process

Frank Norton Jr. recalls it clearly: The buzz in the spring of 1999 was that the Atlanta Falcons were looking to move to Stone Mountain.

February 03, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Pros


Bill introduced giving property tax relief for disabled veterans

A bill that would give disabled veterans some property tax relief has been introduced in the Georgia General Assembly.

February 02, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Vote delayed on new downtown Flowery Branch building for pizzeria, craft beer business

A Flowery Branch businesswoman is going to have to wait a bit longer before moving on plans to construct a new building that would house a pizzeria and a craft beer business in the South Hall city's business district.

February 01, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


2 charged in sexual assault of woman

Two Gainesville residents have been charged in the Jan. 15 sexual assault of a 22-year-old woman.

February 01, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lanier Islands hotel study could be done by mid-March

A study of a possible second hotel at Lanier Islands resort in South Hall is halfway done, with eagerly awaited results expected in mid-March.

January 29, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall Area Transit seeks better ways to roll, expand service

Getting on and off buses at the Gainesville Connection Transfer Center Thursday morning, riders had different views of the future they'd like to see for the fixed-route bus service.

January 29, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Mincey Marble moving all operations to Gainesville Business Park

Mincey Marble is not only ditching its highly contested plans to build a new plant on Browns Bridge Road, but looking to move its entire operation to an industrial park off Calvary Church Road, miles from its current base.

January 26, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Vote on proposal to house women fleeing sex trafficking set for today

A long-awaited vote on a proposed faith-based program housing and counseling women seeking to leave sex trafficking is set for tonight at the Hall County Board of Commissioners meeting.

January 25, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch mayor: Exit 14, school changes could help force DOT hand on Ga. 13 widening

Through a couple of road project changes, Flowery Branch's mayor believes the state might focus on widening Atlanta Highway/Ga. 13 in the wake of a planned new interchange at Martin Road in South Hall.

January 25, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Work to start in February on new Flowery Branch City Hall

Construction of the new Flowery Branch City Hall is set to start in February, with the new building expected to be finished next winter, officials said Tuesday.

January 24, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


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


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WWII vet Cecil Boswell dies at 99

Cecil Boswell, a World War II hero who fought in the second wave invading Normandy on D-Day and otherwise became a Gainesville icon, died Sunday ...

February 20, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Winery, vineyard proposed in South Hall

A winery and vineyard, including a two-story tasting room, is proposed on a 5-acre site off Conner Road, near Jim Crow Road, in South Hall.

February 19, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


A young, tireless fighter: 5-year-old East Hall boy battles rare blood disease

For young Jeremiah Nash, the waiting continues.

February 19, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch restaurant’s alcohol license pulled for 6 weeks

Green's Tavern in Flowery Branch won't be able to serve alcoholic beverages for 6 weeks, pending an appeal, if the restaurant decides to ...

February 17, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Annual business expo draws about 60 vendors

People passing by could get more than just information about Hillary Truelove's business.

February 16, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Martin Road residents ask for widening project to be axed

Martin Road residents formally asked Hall County area transportation planners Wednesday to ditch a highly contested plan to widen the South Hall road.

February 15, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


New Flowery Branch building housing pizzeria, beer shop gets final OK

A new downtown Flowery Branch building that will house a pizzeria and a craft beer business could open by late spring or early summer.

February 15, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Georgia wins major ruling in water wars case

Georgia has won a landmark ruling against Florida in a U.S. Supreme Court case over water sharing in a basin the two states share ...

February 14, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lula seeks to thwart illicit behavior in public restrooms

Lula is having horrific troubles with its public restrooms, including people caught in sex acts and indecent exposure, as well as one person who died ...

February 13, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Signs could go up in Lula warning of stray animals

Lula is looking at putting up signs identifying areas where the northeast Hall County city is having problems with stray animals.

February 13, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Some key details need to be settled in proposed Lula alcohol law

As a new alcohol ordinance nears approval in Lula, a few loose ends remain, particularly as they apply to establishments serving liquor by the drink.

February 13, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lula taking comments Monday on new alcohol rules

Residents can give their views about alcohol sales in Lula at a public hearing 5:30 p.m. Monday at City Hall, 6055 Main St.

February 13, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Trump’s first days ‘exciting time to watch,’ says U.S. Rep. Doug Collins

Every president entering office has bumpy times getting a staff in place, "and we're seeing a little bit of that" from President Donald Trump ...

February 13, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


State Bank plans to offer more than its Gainesville predecessor

The familiar NBG logo is gone from the Gainesville bank's brick exterior, but officials at the new State Bank and Trust Co. taking over ...

February 12, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Officials agree frustrated Dawsonville Highway drivers need solutions

Christy Crumbley's company doesn't look for lonely roads to put up a storefront.

February 12, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


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