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Needy veterans receive help through Stand Down

Dwight Mallory is trying to get back on his feet, after spending the past four-plus years living on Atlanta's streets.

September 25, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


‘Suspicious’ fire destroys home, damages 2 others

A fire deemed by the Gainesville Fire Department as "suspicious" destroyed a house and damaged two others early Sunday.

September 25, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Road updates may ease fall travel

Northeast Georgia's leaf-watching season is about to gear up, as will the cars riding along many of the region's winding highways and byways.

September 24, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall commission chairman predicts victory for TSLOST

While others focused on nuts and bolts during a Thursday discussion of next year's 1 percent sales tax for transportation vote, the Hall County Board of Commission chairman offered a bold prediction.

September 22, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville company changes as part of merger

Elan Pharmaceuticals, based in Gainesville for the past 30 years, is now known as Alkermes Gainesville LLC, as the result of a merger involving Alkermes Inc. and Elan Corp.

September 22, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Business


Hall chamber to promote transportation tax

With a regional road projects list completed by Oct. 15 a virtual lock, the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce is looking to the campaign leading to the July 31 vote on a proposed 1 percent sales tax for transportation.

September 22, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Corps stops issuing dock permits as Lanier's level drops

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has suspended issuing any further dock permits on Lake Lanier, a process it rebooted in January 2010, as the lake's elevation has dropped below 1,063 feet above sea level.

September 22, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Veterans outreach event set for this weekend

Johnny Varner has had a tough time explaining what a "stand down" is to prospective supporters of a two-day outreach effort to help veterans with needed services.

September 20, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Court denies Fla., Ala. appeal request on water ruling

The U.S. Supreme Court may be the next stop for Georgia's longtime water standoff with two of its neighbors.

September 19, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Oakwood pursues fire tax relief

Oakwood Fire Department?

September 19, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Jackson deputies kill man who threw fiery gas can at them

Jackson County sheriff's deputies shot and killed a man after he threw a lighted gasoline can at them

September 19, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Confederacy organization to dedicate statue

A statue of a Confederate soldier will once again stand in downtown Jefferson, some 70 years after a stone figure was broken during a town celebration.

September 18, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


College to hold panel discussion about 9/11

A panel discussion on the world-changing impact of 9/11 is set for Tuesday at North Georgia College & State University in Dahlonega.

September 18, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Wet, stormy week could be in store for area

Hall County's long, dry summer could exit on a soggy note.

September 18, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


New CEO of YMCA fulfills lifelong dream

It seems only fitting Rich Gallagher is sitting in the big chair at the Georgia Mountains YMCA.

September 18, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Traffic roundabouts are all the rage for Hall roads

Several roundabouts are emerging throughout Hall County, including this one on Lights Ferry Road at Mitchell Street in Flowery Branch.

June 25, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


J.W. Truck Sales fills huge Oakwood lot you can see 'from outer space'

A longtime empty lot overlooking Interstate 985 in Oakwood is far from that now.

June 25, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville Eye Associates founder retires after 35 years

In 1982, set to begin his career as an ophthalmologist, Dr. Stephen Farkas heard from a cousin that the Gainesville area was a "great place ...

June 22, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Top chamber volunteers of the year recognized

Fifteen people were recognized Thursday as the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce top volunteers of 2016-17.

June 22, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


New Flowery Branch bakery features whole-grain, gluten-free menu options

Newly opened Abstruse Pastry Co. in downtown Flowery Branch is more than a whole-grain, gluten-free bakery.

June 21, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Life top stories


Tri-county self-taxing district paying for multi-use paths

As area governments are raising or proposing to raise taxes, a small cluster of Braselton businesses is chipping in a little extra to improve connectivity ...

June 20, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Oakwood eyeing downtown ‘town center’

Oakwood is hoping to develop city-owned property near downtown as a "town center."

June 19, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lanier Islands still mulling what to do with old PineIsle site

The idea of a technology-oriented training and conference center at Lanier Islands resort in South Hall has been given a thumb's down by a ...

June 18, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


‘I want my child back’ — Gainesville mom struggles to help child through health ordeal

Djustus Cobb has a lot of dreams.

June 18, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch OKs millage rate that could hike taxes for some residents

A property tax increase is in store for Flowery Branch residents who had property reassessed at higher values this year.

June 16, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Georgia chamber president: Hall has prosperity, but also serious poverty

Despite economic positives, such as job growth, Hall County has a serious poverty issue that it needs to deal with, the Georgia Chamber of Commerce ...

June 14, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Growth allowing Oakwood to bring back old positions

A boom in development has Oakwood looking to bring back several key staff positions it froze during the throes of the Great Recession.

June 13, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Company consolidating operations in Braselton

A shipping, packaging and industrial supplies distributor is planning to move operations to Braselton, employing up to 600 people within the next few years.

June 13, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Rezoning OK’d for Oakwood housing development, but development plan not settled

Rezoning for a planned residential development off McEver Road was approved by Oakwood City Council Monday night, but proposed development plans are still up in ...

June 12, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Work to replace Thompson Bridge could start as early as 2024

Replacement of the northbound bridge on Thompson Bridge Road/Ga. 60 over the Chattahoochee River in North Hall is one of several road projects that ...

June 11, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


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