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Oakwood passes alcohol law changes

Oakwood City Council gave its final OK Monday night to changes in its alcoholic beverages law, lowering the minimum requirement for seating areas in restaurants to 35 from 55.

April 11, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local

Wauka Valley Farm sheep get annual haircut

MURRAYVILLE - Workers wrestled the sheep outside the pen to a waiting electric razor wielded by Randy Pinson of Cartersville.

April 11, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local

Transit service to pass on federal money

Hall Area Transit has decided not to pursue some $200,000 in federal stimulus money, as plans for a proposed maintenance building haven't materialized.

April 10, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local

Flowery Branch to discuss '12 budget

Flowery Branch is gearing up for the next fiscal year, which starts July 1.

April 05, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local

Bridge at Clarks Bridge Park set for replacement

Replacement of an aging two-lane bridge over Lake Lanier at Clarks Bridge Park is on the horizon.

April 05, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local

Roads agency moves 2040 plan ahead

An agency is moving ahead with a long-range transportation plan for Hall County, having submitted a draft to the Atlanta Regional Commission and setting up a third public hearing.

April 05, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local

Gainesville man hurt in Athens Highway shooting

The Hall County Sheriff's Office is investigating a Sunday night shooting that sent a Gainesville man to Northeast Georgia Medical Center.

April 04, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local

Fire tears through flea market in Pendergrass

JEFFERSON - Fire struck the popular Pendergrass Flea Market in Jackson County overnight Sunday, but the business manager said he expects to be back in operation by this weekend.

April 03, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local

Lanier parks gearing up for camping season, fun

New playgrounds and restrooms and improved camping sites are just a few of the improvements visitors will see at U.S. Army Corps of Engineers parks around Lake Lanier.

April 02, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local

Longer school days ahead after spring break

Have a good rest, Hall County school system students.

April 01, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local

Hall is healthy, but there’s work to be done

Hall County can boast a No. 10 ranking among Georgia counties in a recent health study, but that high perch should be kept in perspective, said Dr. David N. Westfall, the state's district public health director.

March 31, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local

Northeast Ga. governments submit road project lists

Northeast Georgia governments have submitted their "unconstrained project lists" as part of a push toward a statewide 2012 vote on a new 1-cent sales tax for transportation improvements.

March 31, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local

Literacy center plans delayed again

Hopes for a new adult literacy center in South Hall have been dashed again.

March 30, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local

Oakwood installs tornado sirens

Oakwood has two new tornado sirens up and running - including one near where an August 2008 tornado struck - and is preparing to put up a third one on the Chestnut Mountain side of town.

March 29, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local

History center discusses 150th anniversary of the Civil War

Civil War remembrances will look a lot different with the 150th anniversary than they did during the 100th, Glen Kyle of the Northeast Georgia History Center, said Tuesday.

March 29, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local

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Residents picking sides over upcoming Lula liquor referendum

Kim Johnson isn't interested in putting a bar in her newly opened restaurant off Main Street in Lula - nor does she really have the ...

October 26, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local

New Flowery Branch City Hall gets historic preservation board’s OK

A city historic preservation board gave Flowery Branch its blessing Tuesday to the South Hall city's plans for a new City Hall.

October 25, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local

Authorities: Mother's car crossed center line in wreck that killed her, daughter

A woman and her 12-year-old daughter, both from Maysville, were killed when the mother crossed the center line in her car and struck a pickup ...

October 25, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local

Secretary of state: Almost 750,000 Georgians have voted early

Nearly 750,000 Georgians have cast votes ahead of the Nov. 8 general election, Secretary of State Brian Kemp told a Gainesville audience Tuesday afternoon.

October 25, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local

Oakwood set to OK 2017 budget in November

Oakwood is poised to approve its 2017 budget next month, following a public hearing Monday night that drew no residents.

October 24, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local

Residents hold Gainesville rally, march against violence

With chants of "Kids are our future, let them live," some 35 people marched on Gainesville streets Sunday afternoon to protest violence that's rocking ...

October 23, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local

As Lake Lanier levels drop, other concerns rise

With Lake Lanier 8 feet below full pool and falling, Val Perry has a message for Lake Lanier Association members: Move your dock.

October 23, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local

Commercial growth plan off Ga. 365 in Lula stirs up sewer dispute

Proposed development in one of Hall County's hottest areas for growth has scratched at old wounds over sewer between Lula and Hall County.

October 23, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local

Browns Bridge closing for 2 weekends for repairs

Browns Bridge, one of Hall County's few links to neighboring counties over Lake Lanier, is slated to be closed for repairs the next two ...

October 20, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local

Area residents, relief workers respond to Hurricane Matthew damage

Hurricane Matthew's disastrous spin up the East Coast, particularly the Carolinas, has triggered a huge humanitarian response from Georgia relief workers, faith-based groups and ...

October 19, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local

Flowery Branch seeks historic board’s OK for new City Hall

Before turning dirt on the new Flowery Branch City Hall, the South Hall city is planning to get a blessing for the project from an ...

October 18, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local

Nov. 2 meeting set for Martin Road traffic study

A Nov. 2 meeting has been set to discuss traffic alternatives to Martin Road as part of plans to build a new, nearby Interstate 985 ...

October 17, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local

Fiery North Hall crash injures deputy, inmates

A Whitfield County sheriff's deputy ran a stop sign, injuring herself and two inmates in a fiery North Hall wreck Monday morning, according to ...

October 17, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local

Flowery Branch man will lead state’s Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency

A Flowery Branch man has been named director of the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency.

October 17, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local

75-acre West Hall subdivision proposal goes before Hall planners

A 75-acre subdivision is being proposed near Lake Lanier in West Hall.

October 16, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local

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