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Bus wreck leads to 3 minor injuries

Three Hall County students complained of minor injuries Thursday morning when two school buses hit head-on at Memorial Park Drive and Atlanta Highway.

October 08, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Talk is taxes, environment at Flowery Branch meeting

FLOWERY BRANCH - Flowery Branch and state officials talked about rising property taxes and burdensome environmental regulations, among other issues, in a meeting Wednesday at the city's historic train depot.

October 07, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Full pool within reach for Lanier

About the width of that computer screen in front of you - that's how much farther Lake Lanier has to go to reach full pool.

October 07, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Oakwood moving along with 2030 plans

OAKWOOD - Oakwood didn't just announce its 2030 plans at this time last year then wait for the economy to clear up before making headway.

October 06, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Oakwood keeping steady with proposed 2010 budget

OAKWOOD - Oakwood's proposed 2010 budget shows the city is taking hits from a sour economy but not having to resort to severe cuts that other governments are weathering.

October 05, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Annual anti-abortion event draws dozens to busy intersection

Dozens of people fanned out Sunday afternoon on sidewalks at Jesse Jewell and E.E. Butler parkways, one of Gainesville's busiest intersections, to demonstrate against abortion.

October 04, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Golf tourney to benefit S. Hall paralysis victim

CHESTNUT MOUNTAIN - They found common ground on the golf course, a place Kenny Pope has been absent from since a May 2008 paralyzing accident.

October 04, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Group home threatened by Medicaid woes

FLOWERY BRANCH - A crisp fall breeze whipped across the porch of the Country Heritage personal care home.

October 04, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Corps works on parks, shoreline during offseason

FLOWERY BRANCH - With fall weather comes cooler weather and a chance for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to get busy with park upgrades and other work.

October 01, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Weather again delays I-985 project

Maybe it was a jinx of some kind.

September 30, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Wrigley job cuts to affect Hall County plant

The Wm. Wrigley Jr. Co. plans to lay off 5 percent of its North American manufacturing and logistics work force, which includes employees at its Flowery Branch plant, plant manager Jim Fitzgerald said Wednesday.

September 30, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Business


Dead vegetation along highway is a mystery

FLOWERY BRANCH - A row of dead trees and other vegetation along Atlanta Highway entering this South Hall city has puzzled area officials.

September 29, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Speed limit increased on stretch of I-985 north as construction winds down

Motorists now can pick up the pace legally on Interstate 985's northbound lanes at exits 16 and 17.

September 29, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Respect key for cyclists, motorists

Cooler weather means, for some, time to dust off the bicycle and embark on a fall colors ride.

September 29, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Life


Lanier’s level likely to peak soon

Lake Lanier is still on the rise - but maybe not for much longer.

September 28, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


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New poultry lab’s operations smooth so far

The Georgia Poultry Laboratory is up and running in North Hall County, with ties mostly cut to its 50-year-old building in Oakwood.

December 19, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Defense bill calls for Army control of Camp Merrill

Camp Frank D. Merrill outside Dahlonega has long been Army strong. With President Barack Obama's signature, it will be Army controlled.

December 17, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Burial plot rates may rise at cemetery

The price of burial spaces may be rising at Gainesville's Alta Vista Cemetery.

December 16, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lula nearing budget as it wraps up downtown work

Lula is cutting it close on dollars as it wraps up a downtown improvements project.

December 15, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Chattahoochee Riverkeeper: Environmental watchdog group’s founder hands over reins

Chattahoochee Riverkeeper has worked the past 1½ years on a "seamless transition" in top leadership, as one of Georgia's most recognizable faces in environmental advocacy heads into retirement.

December 15, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Transportation funding at a crossroads yet again

A slowing of state transportation projects getting contracts looks to start again next year, as uncertainty over future federal funding builds anew.

December 14, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville may spend $670,600 on Flat Creek project

Gainesville is looking to pay the Army Corps of Engineers $670,600 to kickstart what will be the largest stream restoration project the city has done on long-troubled Flat Creek.

December 11, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Legislators say road funding will be big issue in 2015

Fixing Georgia's roads and bridges will be a top priority for the General Assembly when it reconvenes Jan. 12, Hall County delegation members said Thursday morning.

December 11, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Committee holds off on tax funding for mall improvements

With an armload of questions about Lakeshore Mall's renovation efforts, area government and school officials decided Wednesday to put off using taxpayer money that's aimed at helping projects in blighted areas.

December 10, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Cagle urges 'big and bold' approach to transportation issues

ATHENS - In the face of a nationwide infrastructure crisis, Georgia needs to be "big and bold" in meeting its long-term transportation needs, Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle told a large gathering of transportation officials Tuesday.

December 09, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall to release sales tax projects list

Residents planning to attend a final public input meeting Thursday on a proposed extension of the special purpose local option sales tax should have some projects to consider if they go.

December 08, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Possible sales tax projects will be topic of 2 meetings this week

Area residents have two chances this week to hear or give input about a new round of the special purpose local option sales tax.

December 07, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Work could extend Hall landfill's life

A plan to fill in space at the Hall County landfill could extend the facility's lifespan, but time is of the essence to do the work.

December 07, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Health care signup deadlines raise worries, questions

Rahab's Rope would like to offer its employees health insurance, but as a small nonprofit organization, the Gainesville ministry is finding it hard to offer that benefit.

December 07, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville airport move could boost area economy

Planes four times larger than previously allowed now can land at Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport in Gainesville, a move that some believe could boost economic development.

December 04, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


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