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Flowery Branch moves toward street light charge

Flowery Branch is moving forward on a possible plan to charge residents for street lights, perhaps as a fee tacked onto property tax bills going out this fall.

September 02, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Drought worsens in Georgia, Hall County

Dry weather conditions have gotten worse in Hall County, which is now in moderate to severe drought, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor's report released Thursday.

September 02, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Longtime Oakwood councilman not seeking re-election

Longtime Oakwood City Councilman Gary Anderson said Wednesday he doesn't plan to seek another four-year term.

August 31, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Elections


Chamber sees 'bump in growth' for Hall County

OAKWOOD - Existing industry in Hall County is seeing a "bump in growth," a Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce official told South Hall business leaders Tuesday.

August 30, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch taxes could go up to pay for city lights

Flowery Branch officials want to hear from residents on a proposal to recover the costs of the city's street lights.

August 30, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Longstreet to be remembered at site of Manassas battle

The Longstreet Society's president says the group plans to "cheat" a little in this year's annual seminar, which has the overarching theme of the Civil War's 150th anniversary.

August 29, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


2 die over weekend on Lake Lanier

Lake Lanier turned deadly over the weekend, with a Buford teenager drowning after a boating accident and a Cumming man slipping underwater and never resurfacing.

August 28, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Buford teen's body found in Lake Lanier

Hall County authorities have found the body of a Buford boy who had been feared drowned following a Saturday night boating accident on Lake Lanier in North Hall.

August 28, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Local qualifying process to begin for 2011 election

For those wanting to be more than a casual observer of local government, here's your chance to get really involved.

August 28, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Elections


Lower levels at Lanier may mean no dock permits

If Lake Lanier drops another 2-plus feet, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will revert to its "low water action plan" and stop issuing boat dock permits, an official said this week.

August 27, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall County has new leader

While playing basketball for St. Francis College in Brooklyn, N.Y., Steven Mickens found his passion in life: working with young people.

August 24, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall shifting road projects as part of regional tax plan

CLARKESVILLE - Hall County swapped out projects Wednesday night at a meeting to discuss the regional list for next year's transportation sales tax vote.

August 24, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Roads tax meeting set for tonight

The 26-member Georgia Mountains regional transportation roundtable is set to begin work this evening on preparing a final projects list to go before voters next year.

August 23, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Development in South Hall is on the rise

It is not robust or overflowing, but commercial development is taking place along some areas of Spout Springs Road in South Hall County.

August 22, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Business


Little rain from Hurricane Irene expected in region

Hurricane Irene may bring no relief to rain-thirsty North Georgia.

August 22, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


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State money sought in road project near North Hall schools

Hall County is seeking state money to help improve safe travel at an intersection near Mount Vernon Exploratory School in North Hall.

April 24, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall commissioners about to OK Ledan-Sardis roundabout construction contract

The Hall County Board of Commissioners is poised to award a $379,916 contract for construction of a roundabout at Ledan and Sardis roads in ...

April 24, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Oakwood eyeing study of potential intersection fixes

Oakwood is looking at the potential for intersection improvements citywide, ranging from turning radius fixes to a roundabout at the post office on Main Street.

April 23, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Investment expert: ‘Adapt or die’ to tech changes

Bob Willis' words were pretty strong: In the ever-changing world of technological advances, businesses must learn to "adapt or die."

April 22, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Ga. 365 sewer project could be ‘game changer’ for growth

With thousands of acres ripe for development, a new frontier of Hall County may open up with a massive sewer project that's now under ...

April 22, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


New Martin Road traffic plan emerges

Area road planners now are looking at ditching the highly contested widening of Martin Road in South Hall in favor of other fixes along the ...

April 22, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Dawsonville Highway traffic fixes get a boost

Dawsonville Highway/Ga. 53 traffic in Gainesville isn't going to get better anytime soon, but road planners are taking a couple of steps to ...

April 19, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Proposed South Hall landfill denied by Buford planning board

A proposed, privately run landfill in South Hall got the Buford Planning and Zoning Board's recommendation for denial Tuesday night.

April 18, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Joe Chandler Road bridge in East Hall to close Monday

An aging bridge over a key East Hall artery - one that leads to East Hall Middle School - is scheduled to close Monday as work begins ...

April 16, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


A bridge of the faithful: Progress made to topple churches' racial walls

Race wasn't mentioned during the service, but as white and black hands clasped across pews before the closing prayer, the pastor talked about the ...

April 15, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Mincey Marble celebrates new industrial site

Exactly six months earlier, Mincey Marble officials pleaded their case for a new building in a heated Hall County Board of Commissioners meeting.

April 13, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Federal money may be sought for Dawsonville Highway traffic study

Road planners may seek federal transportation money to perform a traffic signal/intersection improvement study for Dawsonville Highway at McEver Road, a commercially booming area ...

April 12, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville duplex gets first OK to become new Norton office

A Gainesville real estate and insurance firm got the city planning board's blessing Tuesday night to convert a duplex near its main office off ...

April 11, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


New Kubota plant fully operational in northeast Hall

Operations at Kubota Manufacturing of America Corp. off Ga. 365 in northeast Hall County are fully underway, and it's been a long time coming.

April 11, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


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