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Council member Lutz to run for county commission

City Councilman Craig Lutz announced Thursday night he plans to run for the Hall County Board of Commissioners' District 1 seat.

January 21, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Oakwood Food Lion to close next month

The Food Lion grocery store in Oakwood is closing on or before Feb. 19, corporate spokeswoman Christy Phillips-Brown said this morning.

January 21, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lake Lanier report shows 800,000 visitors lost

The number of May-September, or in-season, visitors to the Lake Lanier area dropped from 5 million in 2007 to 4.2 million in 2008, according to preliminary results of a regional economic impact study.

January 20, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Chamber honors 3 companies as the year’s best in Hall

Three Hall County companies were recognized Wednesday as top industries of the year at the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce's inaugural Industry Appreciation Luncheon.

January 20, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Business


Gainesville ministry prepares for trip to Haiti's quake zone

A Hall County-based organization is preparing for a trip this week to Haiti, joining up with groups worldwide to help the country broken by last week's earthquake.

January 20, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville teachers of the year named

Gainesville Middle School science teacher Hugh McKinney has been named the city school system's teacher of the year for 2010-11.

January 20, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Personal trainers give that extra push to get fit in new year

New Year's Day has come and gone and so far, you're sticking to that resolution about eating better.

January 19, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Life


Cleveland man hopes to lend a hand in Haiti

Like others, Jeff Mumpower was shocked to see the pictures of a ruined Haiti.

January 18, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


South Hall road changes make life easier for several businesses

OAKWOOD -Newly opened roads around Interstate 985 and Mundy Mill Road have brightened life for many area businesses.

January 18, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Marchers in Cornelia carry torch for Martin Luther King Jr.

CORNELIA - Rain pelting their umbrellas didn't deter the 35 marchers from taking their cause of peace to downtown streets Sunday afternoon.

January 17, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall firefighters battle overnight blazes in South Hall

A late Saturday fire that destroyed a South Hall mobile home appears to have been accidental.

January 17, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Remodeling history: Flowery Branch restoring downtown buildings

FLOWERY BRANCH - Flowery Branch is taking steps to revive at least one part of downtown by fixing up a pair of century-old Main Street buildings.

At one time a tenant in one of the buildings, the city has spent more than $11,000 remodeling them the past few months, after buying them two years ago.

January 17, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Viewpoint


Commission chairman talks water, taxes in annual speech

FLOWERY BRANCH - Dismissing moves to resolve the tri-state battle over Lake Lanier's water, Board of Commissioners Chairman Tom Oliver touted in his State of Hall County speech Thursday sped-up plans to build the Glades Farm Reservoir.

January 15, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Electrical fire destroys North Hall home

A North Hall resident was taken to a hospital as a precaution for minor smoke inhalation from a fire that destroyed his home Thursday.

January 14, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Haiti quake shocks area church members

Carlton Hicks was shocked by what he saw during a church mission trip in June. Haiti's poverty was absolute and widespread.

January 13, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Boat titles bill never advanced in 2015 General Assembly

A bill requiring boat titles never left the Georgia House in the recently ended legislative session, but the issue won't drop off the radar for lake advocates.

April 19, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Churches put together 30,000 meals as part of feeding ministry

Area churches gathered Sunday to put their faith into action by pouring out and packaging some 30,000 meals as part of a global feeding ministry.

April 19, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Water wars’ latest chapter is big legal affair

Typically, the real legal maneuvering begins once a lawsuit is filed.

April 18, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lake issues on tap at meeting

There will be a social hour, with heavy hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar, but also some serious talk about the many pressing issues facing Lake Lanier at the Gainesville-based Lake Lanier Association's annual meeting Saturday.

April 16, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Barriers placed at White County bridge where teens died

Family members of two fatal wreck victims in White County said Thursday they were thankful that White County had placed temporary concrete barriers at the scene of the crash, a bridge on Gene Nix Road.

April 16, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Medical campus planned across from new hospital

The newly opened Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton in South Hall will have a large healthcare neighbor across the street in the next year or so.

April 14, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Eyes on the Road: North Hall passing lane to become left-turn lane

The Georgia Department of Transportation plans to convert a northbound passing lane on U.S. 129/Cleveland Highway at Jess Helton Road in North Hall County into a northbound left turn lane.

April 14, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Oakwood OKs parking ordinance

Oakwood City Council unanimously, but unsmoothly, gave its first OK Monday night to an ordinance restricting parking in residential areas.

April 13, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall man arrested after trying to improve roadway at daughter’s wreck site

Shannon Hamilton's trip to the White County bridge in mid-March was a father's worst nightmare - identifying his 16-year-old daughter, Cecily, as one of two fatal wreck victims.

April 13, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Dahlonega in early stages of downtown pedestrian improvements

Anthony Smith knows the value of "foot traffic" at The Fudge Factory, a long-time fixture on the Dahlonega square.

April 12, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Residential parking issue resurfaces Monday night at Oakwood City Council

A proposed ordinance restricting parking in residential areas returns to the Oakwood City Council Monday night.

April 12, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Man dies in Banks County wreck

A 41-year-old Martin man died in an early Sunday wreck in Banks County.

April 12, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Clermont one of few governments still with employee furloughs

Clermont, like other area governments, is gearing up for budget season.

April 11, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Brenau Academy alum to dedicate marker, garden at old school

More than 50 years removed from high school, Marlo Sedki still remembers C.B. Branham well.

April 09, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Clermont deannexation request withdrawn

A businessman pulled his request to deannex from Clermont after noting that a town councilwoman who sided with him at a previous meeting was absent for the final vote Tuesday night.

April 07, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


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