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Once billed as ‘world’s largest,’ Garrison egg hunt is no more

Mack Garrison Jr. had hoped somebody or some group would pick up his family's 50-year tradition of putting on a community Easter egg hunt in Homer, once billed as the "world's largest."

April 01, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch looking at planning grant

Flowery Branch could begin exploring with neighboring South Hall cities the possibility of getting some planning money under a new federal program.

April 01, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gavel changes hands in Flowery Branch court

Michelle Rohan has realized her fifth-grade dream.

March 31, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Oakwood backs Clermont in library fight

Oakwood has joined Flowery Branch in backing Clermont in its battle against the Hall County Board of Commissioners over placement of a new North Hall library.

March 30, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


South Hall leading way out of recession, Norton says

FLOWERY BRANCH - South Hall is helping lead the region in economic recovery, Gainesville real estate executive Frank Norton Jr. told a group of business and community leaders Tuesday.

March 30, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Business


Terror in Russia due to social issues, professor says

The underlying reasons for terrorist activity in Russia are "social and economic, not necessarily religious," a foreign policy program speaker told a Gainesville audience Monday night.

March 30, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


New traffic lights start this week along busy city stretch

You might have been too busy to notice - traffic being what it is along Jesse Jewell Parkway and Browns Bridge Road in Gainesville. But for motorists who have wondered why two sets of traffic lights are dotting intersections along the often-congested stretch, they'll get the answer today.

March 30, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Area governments get $1.4 million for green projects

Several area counties and cities, including Gainesville and Flowery Branch, are receiving a combined $1.4 million in energy efficiency grants provided through federal stimulus funding.

March 29, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Group marches to support immigrants

Bundled up against the chilly, rainy weather, Maria Consuelo made the trek for her son Sunday afternoon.

March 28, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


S. Hall church delivers food, other items to area families

OAKWOOD - No, the circus didn't come to Blackshear Place Baptist Church this weekend.

March 28, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch residents soon may pay equally for water, sewer

In a move to balance out water and sewer rates in Flowery Branch, longtime users could end up paying a little more and newer residents, a little less.

March 27, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lake group’s annual meeting to spotlight Corps of Engineers commander

Lake Lanier Association officials pushed some of their agenda as they dined Wednesday with one of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' highest-ranking officers in the South.
They also sized up the man who will be the guest speaker at the group's annual meeting, set for May 18 at Lakeview Center in Dawson County.
U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Todd T. Semonite is "a very personable guy and wants to do the right thing, but he's straight up in terms of (his duties)," said Val Perry, the association's executive vice president.
"(The corps) is going to ...

March 25, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lanier has a different look this year

The water level at Lake Lanier was slowly rising on this date last year, but at 1,059.22 feet above sea level, North Georgia was still mired in a wrenching drought.

March 24, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Corps releases feedback report on water manual

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has completed revising a report that documents public input on the corps' plans to produce an updated Master Water Control Manual for the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin.

March 24, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch taps lawyer to be new Municipal Court judge

Flowery Branch will swear in a new Municipal Court judge April 1.

March 24, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Flowery Branch moves to ban panhandling, camping in public places

Flowery Branch is cracking down on "aggressive" panhandling and people regularly camping out in public places, such as streets and sidewalks.

September 03, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Man killed after deer crashes through vehicle

A Winder man was killed Thursday morning after a deer he struck near Oakwood went completely through his vehicle.

September 03, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hiking, horse trails being added at Don Carter State Park

Work has started on more than 20 miles of hiking and horse trails at Don Carter State Park in North Hall.

September 02, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Nov. 3 elections shaping up to be competitive in many cities

Candidates emerged for the Nov. 3 elections in cities across Hall County on Wednesday, with four-way races set in Gainesville and Lula.

September 02, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Navy veteran recalls World War II days, from D-Day to Japanese surrender

When the Japanese surrender finally came, marking the end of the brutal, bloody World War II, it was no big surprise to Charles Richter.

September 01, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


2 parts of U.S. 129 get very different repair timetables

Two different stretches of U.S. 129, both busy as they run through Hall County, are on different timelines for improvement.

August 31, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville man recalls segregated World War II service

Charles Morrow was angry at first.

August 30, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County seeking money for road fixes at busy Jaemor Farms

Stocking up on fresh produce and navigating a corn maze may be bunches of fun, but getting in and out of Jaemor Farms in Northeast ...

August 30, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


World War II remembered 70 years after Japanese surrender

Ray and Ellie Williams are celebrating 70 years in both love and war.

August 30, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Residents ready for U.S. 129 widening in East Hall

Ronald and Margaret Gee of Talmo didn't hold back their opinions of the planned widening of U.S. 129/Athens Highway in East Hall ...

August 27, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


3 ‘local legacies’ honored by Northeast Georgia History Center

Each man had a different story to tell, but their paths to business success in Hall County all started humbly.

August 27, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Water demand projected to be lower in 2050 than previously expected

Water conservation measures over the past few years seem to be taking hold in a 15-county metro Atlanta area that includes Hall.

August 27, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Health insurance rates could climb significantly

Health insurance policyholders might see premium increases as high as 38 percent next year, a Gainesville insurance executive told a Gainesville audience Tuesday.

August 25, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


History center set to honor three ‘legacies’ on Thursday

The Northeast Georgia History Center is honoring three area businessmen as "local legacies" in its annual Taste of History Luncheon.

August 24, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Roundabouts are emerging in Hall County area

A common sight in Europe, roundabouts are catching on in the Hall County area as a way to move traffic and ease congestion.

August 23, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


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