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Hall County residents react to proposed budget cuts

CLERMONT - Emotions ran high Thursday night as area residents not only voiced opinions on Hall County's proposed budget cuts but shared how the economy has fractured their lives.

June 03, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville City Council split on use of surplus

Gainesville City Council is split over whether to spend a budget surplus to beef up its reserves or cut taxes.

June 03, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Son of White County couple lays wreath with Obama

Never did Sgt. 1st Class Devin McCann expect he would be where he was on Memorial Day - helping President Barack Obama place a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns.

June 01, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Longstreet Society hoping to build new walkway

Longstreet Society members hope to someday roll out the red brick pavers for visitors to their white clapboard headquarters on Maple Street in Gainesville.

May 31, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Ralston discusses redistricting, HOPE, immigration

Georgia House Speaker David Ralston said Tuesday he doesn't know how reapportionment maps will turn out for the state.

May 31, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall sheriff’s office marks holiday with remembrance

Some 1.2 million Americans have died fighting for their country since the Revolutionary War, retired Army Brig. Gen. Russel R. Weiskircher told a crowd gathered for a Memorial Day ceremony Monday.

May 30, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Final 2040 roads plan has deep cuts over original

In coming up with a final document for public review, road planners have trimmed nearly $400 million from an initial $2.2 billion wish list for Hall County projects through 2040.

May 30, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville’s Memorial Day parade returns with nice weather

After storms canceled last year's big event, the annual Memorial Day parade in Gainesville returned Monday in full vigor, with veterans streaming down sun-baked Green Street amid fluttering flags and loud claps of applause.

May 30, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Planned pump station’s location hits a slight snag

Flowery Branch is counting on a section of railroad right of way to remain open so the city can reach a planned pump station that's part of a sewer line extension project.

May 30, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Woman recalls time as Eisenhower secretary

The war had passed her by, but a young Frances Smith got to spend the months following World War II working for one of the most prominent military figures in the world - Supreme Allied Commander Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower.

May 30, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Start of summer brings crowds to Lake Lanier

Like a college sports team that always draws the big recruits, it seems Lake Lanier can always be counted on to attract large summer crowds.

May 28, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Grant helps to fund midtown trail

Hall County has received $645,000 in state transportation grants intended to "enhance communities and improve quality of life."

May 26, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Rain may bring relief to parched area

For the first time since early May, the Hall County area might get doused with rain today and Friday.

May 25, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch deals with lower SPLOST revenues

A fall in projected sales tax revenue, brought about by a weakened economy, has Flowery Branch re-examining projects in its 1-percent special purpose local option sales tax program.

May 24, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Final preparations being made for Memorial Day parade

Everything is mostly set. Now it's largely a matter of watching weather forecasts and hoping against a repeat of last year's thunderstorms.

May 24, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Annual road projects forum set for March 9

An annual update on area road projects is scheduled for March 9 in the Continuing Education Building at the University of North Georgia's Gainesville ...

February 22, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Traffic is key issue in meeting about proposed retirement community

Plans for a massive retirement community off Dawsonville Highway/Ga. 53 and Ahaluna Drive in Gainesville have residents concerned about a further meltdown in traffic.

February 22, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lula to put up signs warning of stray animals

Signs could go up soon in Lula identifying areas where the northeast Hall County city is having problems with stray animals.

February 20, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lula establishments can serve liquor drinks March 1

Liquor drinks can be served in Lula starting March 1, as City Council approved a new alcoholic beverages ordinance Monday night by a 4-0 vote.

February 20, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Winery, vineyard proposed in South Hall

A winery and vineyard, including a two-story tasting room, is proposed on a 5-acre site off Conner Road, near Jim Crow Road, in South Hall.

February 19, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


A young, tireless fighter: 5-year-old East Hall boy battles rare blood disease

For young Jeremiah Nash, the waiting continues.

February 19, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch restaurant’s alcohol license pulled for 6 weeks

Green's Tavern in Flowery Branch won't be able to serve alcoholic beverages for 6 weeks, pending an appeal, if the restaurant decides to ...

February 17, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Annual business expo draws about 60 vendors

People passing by could get more than just information about Hillary Truelove's business.

February 16, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Martin Road residents ask for widening project to be axed

Martin Road residents formally asked Hall County area transportation planners Wednesday to ditch a highly contested plan to widen the South Hall road.

February 15, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


New Flowery Branch building housing pizzeria, beer shop gets final OK

A new downtown Flowery Branch building that will house a pizzeria and a craft beer business could open by late spring or early summer.

February 15, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Georgia wins major ruling in water wars case

Georgia has won a landmark ruling against Florida in a U.S. Supreme Court case over water sharing in a basin the two states share ...

February 14, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lula seeks to thwart illicit behavior in public restrooms

Lula is having horrific troubles with its public restrooms, including people caught in sex acts and indecent exposure, as well as one person who died ...

February 13, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Signs could go up in Lula warning of stray animals

Lula is looking at putting up signs identifying areas where the northeast Hall County city is having problems with stray animals.

February 13, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Some key details need to be settled in proposed Lula alcohol law

As a new alcohol ordinance nears approval in Lula, a few loose ends remain, particularly as they apply to establishments serving liquor by the drink.

February 13, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lula taking comments Monday on new alcohol rules

Residents can give their views about alcohol sales in Lula at a public hearing 5:30 p.m. Monday at City Hall, 6055 Main St.

February 13, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


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