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Oakwood is mulling lower fire tax options

Oakwood City Council vowed Monday night to look for ways to stop city residents having to pay a higher fire protection tax than those who live outside cities.

August 08, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


'Shaving cream' effort helps save lives in Afghanistan

Through a common, everyday household item, not a high-tech device with a big Pentagon price tag, area residents can help save military lives in one of Afghanistan's deadliest regions.

August 07, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch council members run for re-election

Two Flowery Branch City Council members plan to seek re-election in November.

August 06, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Council gives OK to zoning change

Flowery Branch officials batted down concerns Thursday night that property rezoned for light manufacturing and industrial uses last year would be affected by the creation of a heavy uses category.

August 04, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Big event at lake means big dollars for business

Competitive paddlers from throughout the country have descended on Gainesville-Hall County this week for a major canoe/kayak event, meaning a big boost in income for area businesses.

August 04, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Business


Flowery Branch to mull manufacturing zoning

A touchy February 2010 rezoning has spurred a proposed change in Flowery Branch's zoning law.

August 03, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Panel finishes cutting roads projects

A group of Georgia Mountains elected officials has produced a recommended road projects list for next summer's statewide vote on the 1 percent, 10-year sales tax for transportation.

August 02, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville man returns from helping African refugees

James Jennings of Gainesville and his international relief organization, Conscience International, have returned from the famine-ravaged Horn of Africa, where they helped provide aid to starving refugees.

August 02, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Road projects list to get cut down again

What big Hall County road projects will get cut?

July 31, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch ready to start street project

FLOWERY BRANCH - Festivals, often a big draw for this South Hall city, can be an inconvenience for Crow Realty.

July 31, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Development troubles befall longtime businessmen

The economic downturn has caught up with longtime Gainesville businessmen Don and Doug Carter.

July 28, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


S. Hall neighborhood learns how to prepare for disaster

HOSCHTON - The late April tornado outbreak that killed hundreds across the South inspired Mary Smith of South Hall to take action in her own community.

July 27, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Bank gets national recognition

First Century Bank of Gainesville has been recognized by the ABA Banking Journal as one of "Banking's Top Performers" in 2010.

July 27, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Business


Bus stops may get new updates

Standing at a Hall Area Transit bus stop may become a thing of the past for many riders.

July 27, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Business


Flowery Branch excited Falcons are back to work

Mike Harris figured the National Football League was getting close to a new labor deal, noticing a little activity this week at the Atlanta Falcons headquarters a couple miles away in Flowery Branch.

July 25, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Choices gala speaker calls for advocates to rally against abortion, be 'heroes' for unborn

A national anti-abortion speaker called on a South Hall crowd Thursday night to be "heroes" in ongoing work to save unborn babies and minister to ...

March 23, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County accepts $326K settlement for unfinished sidewalk work

Hall County's lawsuit against an insurer for uncollected bond payments on sidewalk construction came to an end Wednesday night.

March 22, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Longtime journalist, political figure Ted Oglesby dies at 84

Richard Mecum remembers clearly Ted Oglesby's words to him in 1979 when he decided to run for Hall County sheriff.

March 22, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Identities still uncertain in possible murder-suicide

Authorities are awaiting the results of an autopsy of two decomposed bodies found Tuesday afternoon at a Gainesville home in what could be a murder-suicide.

March 22, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Jaemor Farms co-owner named 2017 Farmer of the Year

Jarl Echols' life got a little peachier Tuesday morning.

March 21, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Tennessee River water issue may flow into Lake Lanier Association’s annual meeting

A Tennessee-Georgia border issue that caused a stir a few years ago may resurface at the Lake Lanier Association's annual meeting Saturday.

March 20, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Oakwood staying busy with road projects

Oakwood's road improvement efforts aren't gearing down anytime soon.

March 19, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County jobs picture rosy as chamber puts on job fair

State labor numbers show Hall County's jobless number ticked up a bit in January, but that increase has officials far from worried.

March 19, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Remedy unclear: Pending changes to health law create uncertainty

Dismantling the Affordable Care Act has become like political sport in Washington, with Republicans and Democrats duking it out and pundits also in the fray.

March 19, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Construction has started on new Mincey Marble location

Some early work has started on the new Mincey Marble site in the Gainesville Business Park off Calvary Church Road.

March 15, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


New Gainesville doughnut shop gets initial OK

A proposed new doughnut shop got the Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board's approval Tuesday night.

March 14, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Oakwood taking first steps to clean up old fuel tank site

A defunct underground fuel tank on city-owned property is giving Oakwood an above-ground headache.

March 13, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


I-985 bridge in Gwinnett to be closed for repairs, resurfacing

The Thompson Mill Road bridge over Interstate 985 will be closed at some point for repairs, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation.

March 13, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Northern Connector could be studied in 5 years

Vilified years ago as a potential Hall County road project, the Northern Connector surfaced again last week - to some degree.

March 12, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Dawsonville Highway gridlock, growth raise concerns

The uproar over a proposed 820-home retirement community in Gainesville remains focused on worries over the development's impact on Dawsonville Highway/Ga. 53 traffic.

March 12, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


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