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Bikers ride for hugs, not beer mugs

Sporting leather jackets and tattoos on their arms, the motorcyclists pulled away from Big Bear Cafe on Saturday morning and headed north to the mountains.

May 12, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Life


Crowd jams into depot for Better Hometown anniversary celebration

FLOWERY BRANCH - Flowery Branch's Better Hometown program could have used a bigger train depot Monday night.

May 11, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Rezoning proposals clustered around busy South Hall intersection

Rezoning and annexation hearings are set for Thursday for five properties clustered around the busy intersection of Hog Mountain Road and Spout Springs Road in South Hall.

May 10, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Military moms see holiday pass with loved ones on deployment

FLOWERY BRANCH - Sons and daughters will gather today around their mothers, showering them with gifts and taking them to crowded restaurants.

May 10, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


In close vote, Flowery Branch OKs deal to spend $405,000 on buildings

FLOWERY BRANCH - Flowery Branch City Council has voted to spend $405,000 to buy two connecting Main Street buildings it had been leasing.

May 07, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch proposes furloughs as part of budget cuts

FLOWERY BRANCH - Flowery Branch employees could be taking a financial hit as part of the city's budget plan for next fiscal year, starting July 1.

May 07, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Corps’ exec: New manual not panacea to ‘water wars’

DAWSONVILLE - Pete Taylor, chief of staff for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Mobile District, said Tuesday night he was excited about federal stimulus funding for an updated water manual.

May 05, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Area churches, groups to observe National Day of Prayer

The Gainesville square will be open to more than just lunchtime traffic Thursday.

May 04, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Ceremony remembering Gainesville State professor Tom Deitz swings from somber to silly

OAKWOOD - It was not your typical memorial service, but probably one that Tom Deitz would have wanted.

May 03, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Rain can't wash out Dawsonville's Spring Fling Festival

DAWSONVILLE - Weather wasn't particularly kind to Dawsonville's Spring Fling festival this weekend, but it didn't put a damper on enthusiasm.

May 03, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Rewriting the book on Lanier

Plenty of physical improvements appear on the way for Lake Lanier and Buford Dam, thanks to millions pouring in from federal stimulus money.

But the one project that excites many lake advocates the most has nothing to do with park improvements or shoreline fixes.

May 03, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Viewpoint


Hall County native on a mission to help military abroad

Amy Paden never considered herself to be super patriotic.

April 29, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Visitors bureau touts area with new Web site

BRASELTON - Lake Lanier Convention & Visitors Bureau plans to launch a new Web site next week as part of an ongoing effort to "reposition" itself to a larger market, its president said Tuesday.

April 29, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lanier, dam to receive $8.3 million in federal funds

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Mobile District, which governs Lake Lanier, will get $293 million in federal stimulus money, including about $8.3 million for Buford Dam and Lake Lanier, officials announced Tuesday.

April 29, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Wood turners sprout art from a wooden block

If you missed him Sunday at the Southern States Woodturning Symposium in Gainesville, you always could sign up for a personalized course suited to your skill level and interest.

April 28, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Life


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Cleveland Bypass work won’t finish Dec. 31 as expected

Area residents waited for years for construction to start on the Cleveland Bypass. Now that the project is underway, they'll have to wait longer for it to finish.

August 18, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Sinkholes have Georgia’s attention

Georgia sinkholes may not spread to house-swallowing size - like ones that have opened up in Florida in recent years - but the Georgia Department of Transportation doesn't just dismiss them as random acts of nature.

August 17, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Helen shooting victim identified as Houston woman

A Texas woman killed in downtown Helen late Saturday has been identified.

August 17, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Georgia Mountain Food Bank looks for help from other sources

August 17, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Population may not grow as fast, new estimates show

Hall County's population might double by 2040, not triple, as is forecast in Hall's current long-term transportation plan.

August 14, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Safety work set on Union Church Road

Plans are moving forward to improve safety on a short but treacherous stretch of Union Church Road in South Hall County.

August 14, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Group plans to rescind vote that cut funding for Ga. 347 improvements

Worries about losing federal road money may force area officials to put funding back on track for Ga. 347/Lanier Islands Parkway improvements between McEver Road and Lake Lanier Islands.

August 13, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Roads group balks on Ga. 347 funding

Funding for Ga. 347/Lanier Islands Parkway improvements between McEver Road and Lake Lanier Islands hit a bump Tuesday, when a roads planning group decided to hold off assigning money for the project.

August 12, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


National Guardsmen help tackle Honduran drug violence

Lawlessness stemming from rising drug trafficking and violent gang attacks has resulted in thousands of unaccompanied children crossing the U.S. border from Central America in recent months, seeking refuge.

August 12, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lula skips to phase 3 in downtown project

Lula is playing leapfrog as it prepares to open bids on the third phase of an effort to spruce up downtown.

August 12, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


I-985 Exit 14 project closer to reality

After decades of planning efforts and pushing by officials, construction of a new interchange on Interstate 985 between Oakwood and Flowery Branch appears to be on a funding track.

August 11, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lanier Islands Parkway district sinks

One year after gathering momentum, a push to create a self-taxing district along Ga. 347/Lanier Islands Parkway in South Hall County has fizzled, with once-interested parties looking elsewhere for improvements along the busy strip.

August 10, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Smokey Bear’s icon brought to Smithsonian

August 08, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Ag commissioner: Diverse poultry market will soften Russian ban’s blow

Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black said he's "saddened" by Russia placing a one-year ban on U.S. food imports but believes the move could backfire, with Russian consumers being the ones hurt the most.

August 07, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Workers determine depth of Gainesville sinkhole

Heavy digging has started on a Gainesville sinkhole that workers have determined is 22 feet deep.

August 07, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


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