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No tax hike planned in 2012 in Oakwood

Oakwood is proposing to keep its property tax rate the same in 2012, even though the city is losing money through lower assessments.

October 03, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Sixth candidate emerges for state House seat

A sixth candidate has announced he will seek election to the state House District 25 seat vacated by former Rep. James Mills.

October 03, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Regional group’s final roads meeting is set for Wednesday

Area road projects will get a final review Wednesday by the Georgia Mountains Transportation Roundtable before they go to voters next year in a referendum on the 1 percent sales tax for transportation.

October 02, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Annual abortion protest draws a crowd to busy intersection

In his first year at the anti-abortion event, St. Michael Catholic Church Deacon Ken Lampert felt a bit uncomfortable holding a sign for an hour at one of Hall County's busiest intersections.

October 02, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


YMCA starts operations in Oakwood

Starting out in community buildings and abandoned old homes, the Georgia Mountains YMCA has planted its foot in Oakwood - and, for the first time, South Hall.

October 01, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


I-85 Express Lanes open today

Haven't gotten your Peach Pass yet? Better jump on the task - Interstate 85's new Express Lanes open today.

September 30, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Longtime lawyer seeks House seat

A third candidate has emerged for the state House District 25 seat being vacated by James Mills, who has been named to the state Pardons and Paroles board.

September 29, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Elections


Flowery Branch seeks grant for planning

Flowery Branch gave its nod Thursday night to taking a second swing at a federal grant that would go toward developing a South Hall comprehensive plan.

September 29, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


ZF Wind Power plant opens in Gainesville

With the help of Gov. Nathan Deal and a host of other dignitaries, the ZF Wind Power plant officially opened Tuesday in the new Gainesville Business Park.

September 27, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Wrigley chewing gum plant celebrates 40 years

One of Hall County's most aromatic industries is celebrating 40 years in Hall County.

September 26, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Mills’ House seat draws two potential candidates

The state House District 25 seat being vacated by James Mills is drawing some interest.

September 26, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Elections


Community center ending counseling, baby health services

Because of financial issues, the Gainesville-Hall Community Service Center is ending its Counseling and Psychotherapy Services and Building Better Babies programs later this year, city officials said Monday.

September 26, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Needy veterans receive help through Stand Down

Dwight Mallory is trying to get back on his feet, after spending the past four-plus years living on Atlanta's streets.

September 25, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


‘Suspicious’ fire destroys home, damages 2 others

A fire deemed by the Gainesville Fire Department as "suspicious" destroyed a house and damaged two others early Sunday.

September 25, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Road updates may ease fall travel

Northeast Georgia's leaf-watching season is about to gear up, as will the cars riding along many of the region's winding highways and byways.

September 24, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


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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


Expanded cafe, services coming to Sam’s Club in Oakwood

How about sushi or espresso with that tire purchase?

May 17, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Continuous flow intersection now open in Dawson

Peggy Swanson didn't hold back when asked her feelings on the newly rebuilt intersection on Ga. 400 at Ga. 53 in Dawson County.

May 16, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


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 ...

May 15, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


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