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Development planned in Oakwood as part of public-private sewer effort

Two office/retail buildings are planned off Atlanta Highway/Ga. 13 in Oakwood, but city officials are hoping it's only the start of economic development in that area of town.

July 13, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Left-turn lane being extended on Ga. 60 at West Ridge Road

A turn lane project is underway on frequently congested Queen City Parkway/Ga. 60 at West Ridge Road in Gainesville.

July 12, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Oakwood officer honored for heroic fire rescue

An Oakwood police officer was honored Monday night for his heroics in rescuing a wheelchair-bound man from a burning house June 19.

July 10, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Oakwood gives first OK to film ordinance

Following in Hall County's footsteps, Oakwood is looking to put in place its own ordinance addressing film and music productions in the South Hall city.

July 10, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Traffic concerns raised in Fazoli’s proposal

A proposed Fazoli's restaurant in Gainesville appears to have at least one obstacle to overcome: traffic.

July 09, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Two busy Gainesville roads to get resurfaced over next 8 months

Over the next eight months, area motorists could be affected by major resurfacing projects involving two key Gainesville traffic arteries.

July 04, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville World War II vet remembered through granddaughter’s Texas charity work

Hammond B. Davis served his country in World War II and beyond, but Alzheimer's disease would be his last battle.

July 03, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


New Domino’s being built next to current store in Oakwood

A new, freestanding Domino's restaurant is being built on Mundy Mill Road in Oakwood, next to the current location.

July 02, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Work finally started at McEver-Jim Crow intersection in Flowery Branch

Years, even decades, after it was conceived as a project, the makeover of McEver Road at Jim Crow Road/Gainesville Street in Flowery Branch is underway.

July 02, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall housing market roaring back from recession

The wooded trail winds down to scenic Little Fox Lake, a bucolic retreat for residents of Georgian Acres subdivision in southeast Hall County.

July 02, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


South Hall church pays off bank note, burns it during service

Here's a message to churches entrenched in debt from tiny Friendship Community Baptist Church in South Hall: Miracles do happen.

July 01, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Life top stories


North Hall road project still on, despite no state aid

Passed over for state funding, Hall County still plans to improve an intersection near Mount Vernon Exploratory School in North Hall.

June 28, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Report: No traffic light or roundabout warranted at Cresswind entrance

A recently completed traffic study shows neither a traffic light nor a roundabout is needed at Cresswind at Lake Lanier on Browns Bridge Road/Ga. 369.

June 26, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Cancer patients get heart assessment in hospital program

If having advanced cancer isn't enough of a health worry, intense treatment can bring about another serious medical problem - heart disease.

June 25, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


J.W. Truck Sales fills huge Oakwood lot you can see 'from outer space'

A longtime empty lot overlooking Interstate 985 in Oakwood is far from that now.

June 25, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Citizens group wants Dawsonville Highway widening placed on fast track

A citizens transportation group Thursday recommended making the widening of Dawsonville Highway/Ga. 53 - one of Gainesville's busiest roads - a short-term project.

July 27, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Appalachian Parkway’s second phase opens

CLEVELAND - The second phase of a four-lane road expected to ease travel for both tourists and emergency responders in the North Georgia mountains opened Wednesday.

July 26, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Kroger starts online grocery service at North Hall store

Riding a trend of online grocery shopping, the Kroger store in North Hall has started ClickList, a service that allows customers to place orders online ...

July 25, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


South Hall trail system being considered

A trail system extending deep into South Hall from the Highlands to Islands trail ending near the University of North Georgia's campus in Oakwood ...

July 25, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


North Hall Parkway study committee off to bumpy start

A government-sponsored citizens group pegged to study a potential North Hall Parkway may have hit an obstacle.

July 24, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Report: Authorities ID Gainesville man who died in Myrtle Beach, S.C., swimming incident

A 35-year-old Gainesville man died Sunday morning during a swimming incident at Myrtle Beach, S.C., according to a Facebook post from the Myrtle Beach ...

July 23, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Work moving forward on 860-lot subdivision partly in South Hall

The main entrance into Reunion Country Club in South Hall was cut in half a few years back by the new four-lane Friendship Road/Ga ...

July 23, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


‘Heaven on Earth:’ Helen has a new hotel offering in Valhalla Resort

Helen's newest place to stay is off the beaten path of tourist traffic, sitting nestled between mountains.

July 22, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Proposal seeks rezoning change in Oakwood from commercial to residential

Plans appear to be moving forward on a new subdivision off Martin Road at Falcon Parkway/Ga. 13 - near a planned new interchange at Interstate ...

July 22, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flooring company with Gainesville plant files for bankruptcy

A Dalton-based, family-owned flooring company with a plant in Gainesville has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in federal court in Rome.

July 20, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Joe Chandler Road Bridge open to traffic

The new Joe Chandler Road Bridge in East Hall is open to traffic.

July 19, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Oakwood 84-unit affordable housing plan is being proposed again this year

An Atlanta firm is trying again to get tax credits to help fund an 84-unit affordable housing apartment complex in Oakwood.

July 16, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Construction of new Flowery Branch City Hall well underway

The new Flowery Branch City Hall is beginning to take shape.

July 16, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


NE Georgia Health System rolls out new technology, treatments to fight cancer

South Hall resident Josephine "Jo" Lorigo's ordeal began earlier this year when a mammogram showed "some unusual changes."

July 16, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


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