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Public hearing tonight for Flowery Branch streetlight fee

Flowery Branch is looking at charging all property owners at least $11 per year on their property tax bills, starting this fall, to cover the costs of streetlights.

September 14, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Residents air concerns on proposed transportation tax

FLOWERY BRANCH - Theresa Webb of Gainesville arrived Tuesday night at a public hearing not particularly supportive of the state's proposed 1 percent transportation tax.

September 13, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch making more downtown improvements

More than three years after its last improvement project, Flowery Branch is again sprucing up downtown.

September 13, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


YMCA, city to join forces for S. Hall program

The Georgia Mountains YMCA appears poised to expand into South Hall.

September 12, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Thurmon Tanner Parkway completion draws near

It's official: Thurmon Tanner Parkway is set for an Oct. 21 completion.

September 12, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Residents to weigh in on roads project list

So far, elected officials have discussed and debated area road projects that will be on next year's referendum concerning the 1 percent sales tax for transportation.

September 11, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Downtown fixture in Gainesville may get massive makeover

The offices are dark and teller stations have gone quiet.

September 10, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Business


S. Hall man filmed 9/11 attacks in NY

An aspiring filmmaker, New Yorker James Kosior had his camera at the ready.

September 10, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Citywide Wi-Fi in Oakwood looks unlikely

Citywide wireless Internet doesn't appear likely any time soon in Oakwood.

September 09, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Oakwood council set as 1 drops from race

Oakwood won't have to wait until Nov. 8 to decide on a new councilman, as one of two men who qualified in August for Oakwood City Council Post 3 has withdrawn.

September 09, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Residents talk about future of Gainesville's west side

Ideas floated around the room in bunches, as some 50 or so people talked about the future of Atlanta Highway, Browns Bridge Road and the Lakeshore Mall areas of Gainesville.

September 09, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Tropical storm brings little rain, change to lake

Lake Lanier gained little from Tropical Storm Lee's remnants earlier this week, rising only an inch or so, as the region didn't come close to the rainfall amount that had been projected.

September 07, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Oakwood looks to move forward on 2030 plans

With the foundation of its Oakwood 2030 plan "pretty well set," the South Hall city is looking now at how it can move ahead with fulfilling the ambitious initiative.

September 07, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Business owner remembered as ‘larger than life’

Funeral services are set today for longtime Hall County businessman Frank Turk, hailed Sunday by a close friend as "larger than life" and someone who "never met a stranger."

September 05, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


South Hall has many identities

The bridge that connects one part of Village at Deaton Creek in South Hall is pretty special to residents of the retirement community.

September 05, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


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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


Dog-centric business set to open on Skelton Road in Gainesville

Scot Rucker needed a place to keep his customers' dogs while training them, and that's how Fido's World was born.

June 11, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


TSPLOST may be topic again for governments seeking road fixes

A 1-cent transportation sales tax shot down by voters in July 2012 could be revived as a topic of discussion later this year - but in ...

June 10, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Resident asks Flowery Branch council to explore budget cuts

After another small showing at a Thursday night public hearing, Flowery Branch City Council is now poised to cast a final vote on next fiscal ...

June 09, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


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