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DOT annual forum set for Tuesday

The Georgia Department of Transportation is set to give the latest updates on Hall County road projects.

March 14, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch has plans for historic property

A ragtag collection of deteriorating structures bounded by a long-defunct road that once crossed the

March 13, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall and Gainesville school chiefs defend SPLOST tax at South Hall meeting

Hall County and Gainesville school chiefs went on the defensive Thursday on a couple of key sticking points involving the 1-cent special purpose local option sales tax for schools.

March 11, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Recent rains have Lake Lanier above summer full pool

At one point during the storm that raked across Georgia this week, water was traveling down the Chattahoochee River in Cornelia at 10,000 cubic feet per second, or the equivalent of a maximum release at Buford Dam.

March 10, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Federal Appeals Court could repeal water deadline

ATLANTA -The fate of Lake Lanier as the primary water source for metro Atlanta, including Gainesville, is now in the hands of the 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals.

March 09, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Transportation group prepares to submit project list

Hall County is poised to submit its wish list of transportation projects as one of the many steps leading to the August 2012 statewide vote on a 1-cent sales tax for roads.

March 08, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Proposed sales tax could bolster Hall’s 2040 road plan

A hearing Tuesday night on Hall County's proposed 2040 Metropolitan Transportation Plan quickly intersected with another major roads issue - a planned statewide vote in August 2012 on a 1-cent tax for transportation.

March 08, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Outlook gloomy for UGA's weather station network

When it comes to weather forecasting, the more data, the better.

March 07, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


New signs on interstates are harder to miss

As part of a nearly $5 million overhaul, new traffic signs are on the way for Interstate 985, Interstate 85 and Ga. 365 in Hall and surrounding counties.

March 07, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch approves HMO health insurance plan

Flowery Branch employees have a new health insurance policy.

March 07, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


More rain could batter the area this week

Drenching rains this weekend benefited Lake Lanier and may have otherwise improved drought conditions.

March 06, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Public hearing is Tuesday on 2040 roads plan

It may be hard to picture Interstate 985 as six lanes or South Enota Drive as a four-lane road.

March 06, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Military families coping with deployment stress

CLEVELAND - The military life already was in Matt Harkins' bloodstream.

March 06, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch evaluates health insurance options

Flowery Branch is looking at nearly a 25 percent hike in employee health insurance costs if it keeps its current plan.

March 04, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch considers allowing cash bars

Cash bars may be allowed soon in Flowery Branch.

March 03, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Articles By Author - Jeff Gill


Lanier Islands resort seeking fresh look at old hotel site

More than a decade after closing the old PineIsle Resort, Lanier Islands resort in South Hall County is trying to get a feel for development ...

September 26, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Heart failure unit opening at Northeast Georgia Medical Center Gainesville

Patients suffering from heart failure now can get help through the area's first advanced inpatient heart failure treatment unit at Northeast Georgia Medical Center ...

September 25, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Second phase of Cleveland bypass is halfway done

Work is halfway done on the second phase of the long-awaited four-lane Appalachian Parkway on the west side of Cleveland.

September 25, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch parking scarcity seen as a ‘good problem’ as city grows

The two friends like to "hunt out" fun places to visit, and that search brought them Wednesday to downtown Flowery Branch, where they enjoyed a ...

September 25, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Old Reunion entrance now could be part of 800-home active adult community

For years, it served as the main entrance to Reunion Country Club in South Hall.

September 22, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


‘The Tire Man’ retiring, closing his shop in Oakwood

"The Tire Man" is about to become the retired man.

September 20, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Georgia groups now seek to have voice heard in Georgia-Florida water case

Multiple groups from Georgia, including the Gainesville-based Lake Lanier Association, are following the lead of some Florida organizations in wanting to chime in on the ...

September 20, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


186-home development off Spout Springs Road gets initial OK

A 186-lot subdivision planned off busy Spout Springs Road in South Hall got the Hall County Planning Commission's recommendation for approval Monday night.

September 19, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Conservation groups seek to weigh in on Georgia-Florida water wars case

Several big-name conservation organizations are seeking to give input to the U.S. Supreme Court battle between Florida and Georgia over water sharing in a ...

September 18, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall Marine veteran seeks retroactive tax break for fully disabled veterans

An uphill battle is nothing new to Russell Rego, but the Hall County resident keeps pushing like the 21-year Marine veteran he is.

September 18, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch OKs tax allocation district money for downtown stormwater work

Flowery Branch committed $605,000 Thursday night to stormwater improvements around the planned City Hall.

September 15, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Oakwood scouting locations for electric car charging station

Oakwood hopes to follow in the footsteps of other communities, including Gainesville, by setting up an electric car charging station.

September 15, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Oakwood’s partnership with YMCA coming to an end

The Georgia Mountains YMCA's 5-year stay in Oakwood appears to be ending.

September 13, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Oakwood taxes could go up in 2017

A declining property tax digest expected to produce lower revenues has Oakwood officials looking at raising the tax rate in 2017 just to stay even ...

September 12, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Food Lion in Gainesville closing next week

For the past 10 years, Robert Dowell has leaned on the Food Lion store as his source for groceries.

September 12, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


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