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Inside the B-17 bomber, one slow foot after the other

Editor's note: Reporter Jeff Gill took a spin in a vintage B-17 bomber Thursday and wrote this first-person account of the experience.

October 16, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Identifying illegal immigrants just got easier

Federal immigration authorities have started sharing biometric information with authorities in Hall and Whitfield counties to help identify criminal immigrants.

October 15, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Overnight work will close lanes on Interstate 85

Lane closures are set for next week on Interstate 85 as the Georgia Department of Transportation moves along on efforts to convert high-occupancy vehicle lanes to high-occupancy toll lanes in Gwinnett and DeKalb counties.

October 15, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Thurmon Tanner growth has to wait

Oakwood has put a hold on any development plans for Thurmon Tanner Parkway through January, past when the project is set to be completed, so it can put together a corridor design plan.

October 15, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Child continues fight against blood disease, prognosis looks good

The future is looking brighter for a 3-year-old Gainesville boy who has struggled for two years with a rare blood disease.

October 14, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Barnes may push for extension in ruling over water wars

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Roy Barnes said Wednesday he would be ready to ask a federal judge for more time to work out a long-standing water dispute between Georgia, Alabama and Florida.

October 14, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Elections


Lake stayed close to full in past year

It took four years, but Lake Lanier finally hit the magic number - 1,071 feet above sea level - one year ago today.

October 14, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Dahlonega study aims to identify traffic problems

Built some 20 years ago to relieve traffic around the Dahlonega square, Ga. 52/Morrison Moore Parkway now needs some help of its own.

October 13, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Sea Scouts are back in Hall County

The formation of Lake Lanier in the 1950s provided an ideal launching for Sea Scouts, an arm of the Boy Scouts' Venturing program, in Hall County.

October 10, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Beulah Rucker museum looking to add outdoor touches

Beulah Rucker Museum and Educational Foundation leaders are looking to eventually add some ambitious, green-friendly touches to the complex off Athens Highway in Gainesville.

October 09, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Boling Bridge stays open tonight; DOT project ‘slightly ahead of schedule’

Boling Bridge motorists will get a reprieve tonight from a Georgia Department of Transportation maintenance project.

October 07, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch City Council to close on land for government buildings

Flowery Branch City Council voted Thursday night to go forward with buying about 7 acres of downtown property for a future city government complex.

October 07, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Shore Sweep trash collection up this year

Volunteers ended up collecting 31 tons of debris and trash from Lake Lanier during the Lake Lanier Association's 22nd annual Shore Sweep on Sept. 24.

October 06, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville-based 802nd Ordnance unit could be home in November

The Gainesville-based 802nd Ordnance Company could return home from Afghanistan in November.

October 06, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Buford Dam Road now to close Monday for repairs

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has postponed the closing of Buford Dam Road for repairs to Monday.

October 06, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Developer wants to build hotel closer to Flat Creek than allowed

A new four- to six-story hotel is being proposed in Gainesville, but its fate may hinge on whether the developer can build it closer to ...

May 05, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lanier Tech rolling out video game development program

Angel Vargas enjoys playing video games, but that's just the start of his interest in the pastime.

May 04, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Clermont council denies home decor shop’s request to de-annex

Clermont Town Council voted unanimously Tuesday to deny Mark and Valerie Kirves' request to de-annex their 4-acre property off Cleveland Highway/U.S. 129. Their ...

May 04, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Clermont town councilman resigns from post

Clermont Town Councilman Eric Thomas resigned Tuesday, meaning another stretch without a full council is on the way for the North Hall town.

May 03, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


50 jobs to be cut as Cargill closes part of Gainesville operations

Some 50 jobs at Cargill's Gainesville plant will be phased out over 15-18 months as ownership in the company's Dressings, Sauces and Mayonnaise ...

May 03, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lights Ferry Connector now open in Flowery Branch

For years, downtown Flowery Branch may have been quaint, but it wasn't necessarily motorist-friendly.

May 03, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Developer wants to bring housing, retail, man-made river to South Hall

A Peachtree City developer hopes to bring a 508-acre waterfront development featuring homes, restaurants and offices to a now largely undeveloped section of South Hall.

May 02, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Women treated to free spa day at Gainesville church

Cherie Michals applied the facial cream, and Metochantee Turner was happy to receive it.

May 01, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Collins faces 4 GOP foes in bid to keep 9th District House seat

In a crowded field, five men with varying backgrounds are vying for the right to continue the Republican hold on the 9th District seat in ...

May 01, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


DOT planning to make Union Church Road straighter, flatter, safer

Scenic but twisty, Union Church Road in South Hall is poised to get some safety improvements.

April 28, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Planned Buford Corn Maze expansion scaled back

Plans to expand the Buford Corn Maze have been scaled back from an original proposal.

April 28, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


185-lot North Hall subdivision off Lake Lanier approved

A 185-lot subdivision off Buffington Farm Road in North Hall was approved Wednesday by the Hall County Board of Commissioners.

April 27, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch names new interim solicitor to represent city

A South Hall resident who practices law in Lawrenceville was named Flowery Branch's interim solicitor Wednesday morning.

April 27, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall taking steps to moving juvenile, probate courts to courthouse annex

A plan to renovate the Hall County Courthouse Annex and move juvenile and probate courts there may pick up serious steam this week.

April 25, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Fare-based transportation service for seniors started Monday

A new, fare-based transportation service for Hall County seniors rolled out Monday morning.

April 25, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


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