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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


Summer fundraiser to benefit USO

The USO's "Jeep Crew" swung by Gainesville Sunday on a Southeastern tour as part a mission to raise $1 million for the military support organization.

August 21, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lake Lanier Islands’ amphitheater set for renovation

Restoration plans are in the works for Lake Lanier Islands' aging amphitheater and surrounding area.

August 21, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Roads plan now moves to roundtables, public hearings

Voters may have more time to weigh whether they support or oppose a 1 percent sales tax for transportation, as Georgia legislators mull moving the statewide referendum to November 2012 from July.

August 20, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Oakwood pool set to open under private management

Oakwood's city pool is set to open for the summer season Saturday under new private management after a five-year run with the Georgia Mountains ...

May 21, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Mobile home, workshop engulfed in overnight fires

Authorities responded to a pair of fires late Saturday night and early Sunday morning in Hall County.

May 21, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville-Hall ’96 seeking new Lake Lanier Olympic Park manager

Gainesville Hall '96, the group contracted by Gainesville to organize events at Lake Lanier Olympic Park, is looking for a new person to manage the ...

May 21, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Developer turns attention to Gainesville square project

Gazing from the top level of the downtown parking deck, developer Tim Knight had a clear view of the Gainesville square and his ambitious plans ...

May 21, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Chamber touts big year, hands out awards at annual gala

Business leaders had much to crow about - more jobs, more development and more dollars pumping into the local economy.

May 19, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Expanded cafe, services coming to Sam’s Club in Oakwood

How about sushi or espresso with that tire purchase?

May 17, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Continuous flow intersection now open in Dawson

Peggy Swanson didn't hold back when asked her feelings on the newly rebuilt intersection on Ga. 400 at Ga. 53 in Dawson County.

May 16, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Developer considers housing for either active adults or millennials in Oakwood

A surging residential area in Oakwood could be prime for more homes - up to 131 proposed off McEver Road between Old Flowery Branch Road and ...

May 15, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


‘Continuous flow’ intersection set to open Monday night in Dawson County

Dawson County motorists will see a big change in traffic flow at one of the area's busiest intersections, starting Monday night.

May 14, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Officials look at options for joining 2 area trail systems

Gainesville is hoping to study how best to connect two major trail systems now separated by a major four-lane road, Queen City Parkway/Ga. 60.

May 14, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Mother of quadruplets says work is hard but ‘comes naturally’

As a child, Julie Davidson loved caring for the younger ones at church.

May 14, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Highpoint Medical Center in Braselton could open by mid-July

More medical options for residents in the South Hall area could be available this summer.

May 11, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Chick-fil-A coming to Braselton near Hall County line

A Chick-fil-A restaurant is planned off Old Winder Highway/Ga. 211 in a growing retail-medical office area at the Gwinnett-Hall county line in Braselton.

May 10, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


New shopping center owner’s main focus is to fill vacancies

No major changes are planned at Village Shoppes at Gainesville, a 230,000-square-foot shopping center that changed hands earlier this week.

May 10, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


880-home community gets Gainesville board’s OK

An 880-home active-adult community off Ahaluna Drive was recommended for approval Tuesday night by the Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board.

May 10, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


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