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James Mathis, business and community giant, dies at 84

To the Hall County community, he was a business and philanthropic giant - a man with a big vision and generous nature.

July 12, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Development agency now the Georgia Mountains Regional Commission

The signs and letterhead are changing, but the Georgia Mountains Regional Commission - as it is now known - otherwise will remain the same.

July 09, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


From humble start, Cracker Fly-in has become 'a car show for airplanes'

At some point over the years, the annual gathering of area pilots showing off their aging aircraft took flight of its own and became a major event.

July 09, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Banks County native named DOT assistant district engineer

A Banks County native has been named the Georgia Department of Transportation's assistant district engineer for the 21 counties in Northeast Georgia, including Hall, that make up the DOT's District One.

July 09, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Oakwood to consider La Parrilla’s alcohol license at hearing

Oakwood City Council will consider Monday whether to revoke the alcohol license of one of the city's busiest eateries, La Parrilla Mexican restaurant.

July 08, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Staff changes sweep through US Army Corps of Engineers’ Lake Lanier office

If it hasn't been done already, it may be time to print up a new staff directory at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Buford Dam office.

July 07, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch cleans up sewer spill

Flowery Branch officials have cleaned up a sewer spill of less than 1,000 gallons in a cul-de-sac on Victoria Drive off Spring Street.

A resident called the city to report the spill, which involved sewer flowing out of a manhole in the street, City Manager Bill Andrew said this morning.

July 07, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Humane Society faring OK in recession

In these hard economic times, the Humane Society of Hall County could use a few more stray dollars.

July 07, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Corps: Lottery for Lanier dock permits

A two-year lock on new boat docks has been released and Lake Lanier residents now have a path to getting a permit through a process involving a random drawing.

July 07, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Oakwood city manager adjusts to old job, civilian life after returning from Iraq

OAKWOOD - Last week, after six months in a war zone, Oakwood City Manager Stan Brown was trying to reorient himself to a construction zone.

July 05, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Two swimmers hospitalized after being pulled from Lake Lanier

A woman remained on life support Sunday night in a local hospital after failing to resurface while swimming Sunday afternoon in Lake Lanier.

July 05, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Full for now: Summer heat could affect Lanier

After a rainy spring, Lake Lanier has filled up, to the delight of businesses and users alike.

But after a steamy, mostly dry June, Gainesville-Hall County is back to a rainfall deficit - although a slight one - and slowly dropping lake levels.

July 05, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Viewpoint


Flowery Branch OKs new sewer laws, plus surcharge

FLOWERY BRANCH - Flowery Branch City Council voted Wednesday to approve laws governing sewer use in the city, including adding a $15-per-month surcharge to businesses to help pay for testing and inspections.

July 01, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch sewer law would add surcharge for some businesses

FLOWERY BRANCH - Flowery Branch City Council could vote today to add a $15-per-month surcharge for commercial sewer users to help pay for testing

June 30, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Mormons pick South Hall leader, boundary lines for attendance at new site

Boundary lines for South Hall's new Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have been drawn and they take in a chunk of northeast Gwinnett and southeast Hall counties.

June 29, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


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DOT readies for winter with ‘salt barn’

The Georgia Department of Transportation is taking advantage of some sunny, fall days to better respond as needed to frigid, snowy winter days.

October 21, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville man ID’d as pilot in Thursday plane crash

A Gainesville man was identified Monday as the person killed in a single-engine plane crash near Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport last week.

October 21, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Oakwood gives final OK to 50 percent tax hike

Oakwood City Council gave its final OK Monday to increasing the South Hall city's property tax rate by about 50 percent.

October 20, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall trail plans get second wind

As a lifetime bicyclist and co-owner of a Gainesville bicycle store, Nathan O'Neill more than welcomes the idea of a developed network of area trails.

October 19, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Tree planting project at corps parks could start in November

Gainesville is poised to plant 180 trees at three Army Corps of Engineers parks as part of an "environmental stewardship" plan tied to the Clarks Bridge replacement project.

October 18, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Federal agency probing Gainesville plane crash

Federal officials have taken over the investigation of a single-engine plane crash near Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport Thursday.

October 17, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Investigation begins into Thursday's fatal plane crash

A Gainesville diesel mechanic turned rescuer Thursday as a single-engine plane crashed and burned in front of his workplace, killing one of two occupants and seriously injuring the other.

October 17, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Early projects list shows Ga. 211 widening as top priority

A Norcross consultant helping to develop a long-range transportation plan for Gainesville-Hall County has ranked the widening of Ga. 211/Old Winder Highway in South Hall as the area's No. 1 priority.

October 15, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Former Lanier Islands CID director dies in car wreck

A Roswell man who had worked to create a self-taxing district along Ga. 347/Lanier Islands Parkway in South Hall County has died.

October 15, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Fla., Ga. again attacking each other in water wars

Both Florida and Georgia are again firing shots at each other in a 1-year-old water wars case before the U.S. Supreme Court.

October 15, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Oakwood votes to raise taxes by 50 percent

Oakwood residents and homeowners will see their property tax rate jump by 50 percent.

October 13, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Number of uninsured in Hall County is dropping

The number of uninsured Hall County residents has dropped to its second-lowest level in five years, according to recent numbers released by the U.S. Census Bureau.

October 12, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Oakwood mulls major tax hike as debt, bills pile up

For 15 years, one of the things Oakwood residents and businesses could count on was a mostly steady tax rate.

October 12, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Tumbling Circle railroad crossing to close

The Georgia Department of Transportation is closing the Tumbling Circle railroad crossing near Old Oakwood Road.

October 11, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Water issues not a big focus in state races

Two decades of "water wars" between Georgia, Florida and Alabama are barely registering as a skirmish in political races leading up to the Nov. 4 election.

October 11, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


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