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Hall commission chairman predicts victory for TSLOST

While others focused on nuts and bolts during a Thursday discussion of next year's 1 percent sales tax for transportation vote, the Hall County Board of Commission chairman offered a bold prediction.

September 22, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville company changes as part of merger

Elan Pharmaceuticals, based in Gainesville for the past 30 years, is now known as Alkermes Gainesville LLC, as the result of a merger involving Alkermes Inc. and Elan Corp.

September 22, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Business


Hall chamber to promote transportation tax

With a regional road projects list completed by Oct. 15 a virtual lock, the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce is looking to the campaign leading to the July 31 vote on a proposed 1 percent sales tax for transportation.

September 22, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Corps stops issuing dock permits as Lanier's level drops

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has suspended issuing any further dock permits on Lake Lanier, a process it rebooted in January 2010, as the lake's elevation has dropped below 1,063 feet above sea level.

September 22, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Veterans outreach event set for this weekend

Johnny Varner has had a tough time explaining what a "stand down" is to prospective supporters of a two-day outreach effort to help veterans with needed services.

September 20, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Court denies Fla., Ala. appeal request on water ruling

The U.S. Supreme Court may be the next stop for Georgia's longtime water standoff with two of its neighbors.

September 19, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Oakwood pursues fire tax relief

Oakwood Fire Department?

September 19, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Jackson deputies kill man who threw fiery gas can at them

Jackson County sheriff's deputies shot and killed a man after he threw a lighted gasoline can at them

September 19, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Confederacy organization to dedicate statue

A statue of a Confederate soldier will once again stand in downtown Jefferson, some 70 years after a stone figure was broken during a town celebration.

September 18, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


College to hold panel discussion about 9/11

A panel discussion on the world-changing impact of 9/11 is set for Tuesday at North Georgia College & State University in Dahlonega.

September 18, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Wet, stormy week could be in store for area

Hall County's long, dry summer could exit on a soggy note.

September 18, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


New CEO of YMCA fulfills lifelong dream

It seems only fitting Rich Gallagher is sitting in the big chair at the Georgia Mountains YMCA.

September 18, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lower lake levels will help in annual shore cleanup

Here's one upside to Lake Lanier's falling water level: It's easier to clean the shoreline.

September 17, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Deal names Jarrard as deputy adjutant general

Gainesville native Joe Jarrard is Georgia's new deputy adjutant general.

September 16, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch moves streetlight ordinance along

Flowery Branch City Council gave its first OK Thursday night to setting up streetlight charges throughout the city.

September 15, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


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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


‘Continuous flow’ intersection set to open Monday night in Dawson County

Dawson County motorists will see a big change in traffic flow at one of the area's busiest intersections, starting Monday night.

May 14, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Officials look at options for joining 2 area trail systems

Gainesville is hoping to study how best to connect two major trail systems now separated by a major four-lane road, Queen City Parkway/Ga. 60.

May 14, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Mother of quadruplets says work is hard but ‘comes naturally’

As a child, Julie Davidson loved caring for the younger ones at church.

May 14, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


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