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Flowery Branch utilities to jump, but no tax hike planned

To balance its tight 2011-12 budget, Flowery Branch is resorting to several approaches, including raising water and sewer rates by 2 percent, freezing employee pay and benefits and moving $133,330 from a reserve fund.

May 24, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Sign replacement to cause delays on I-985 S. at Exit 24

Work should begin at noon to replace an Interstate 985 traffic information sign that had been damaged several years ago by a passing truck.

May 24, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Students build replica of WWII tank

OAKWOOD - The olive green tank looked like it could have rolled off the trailer and onto the battlefield.

May 23, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Damaged DOT message sign to be replaced Tuesday

An Interstate 985 traffic information sign damaged several years ago by a passing truck is finally being replaced and traffic in the area is expected to be affected.

May 23, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Seven people displaced from early morning fire

A dryer fire caused an early Monday blaze that displaced seven people from a Gainesville home.

May 23, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Oakwood concerned that post office could be at risk

The U.S. Postal Service's financial woes have Oakwood city officials worried about operations at its small post office at the corner of Main Street and Old Oakwood Road.

May 22, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Foes say highway proposal still alive

Two activist groups want area residents to know that a major highway connecting Savannah and Knoxville, Tenn., and crisscrossing North Georgia is still being considered by the federal government.

May 22, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Suspect ‘pocket dials’ 911 during alleged drug deal in South Hall

Talk about a smart phone. This one called police as its owner, now a drug suspect in jail, was involved in an alleged illegal transaction.

May 20, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch OKs Sunday alcohol vote

Flowery Branch became the second government in Hall County to move ahead with a vote on Sunday alcohol sales.

May 19, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Exercise tests agencies in mass casualty scenario

FLOWERY BRANCH -A houseboat collides with another boat on Lake Lanier, about 200 yards from shore.

May 19, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


School, American Legion join for flag disposal project

American Legion Paul E. Bolding Post 7 on Riverside Drive has teamed up with East Hall High School on a project to give people a way to dispose of worn U.S. flags.

May 17, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Community dock meeting moves to West Hall Middle

The location for next week's informational meeting concerning community dock permits has been changed to West Hall Middle School, 5470 McEver Road, Oakwood.

May 17, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall resident to direct DOT engineering division

Hall County resident Russell McMurry has been named the Georgia Department of Transportation's engineering division director.

May 17, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch budget tighter, but no tax increase planned

Flowery Branch's budget for fiscal 2012, which takes effect July 1, is still "a work in progress," but at this point, "it looks as if we will not raise property taxes," Mayor Mike Miller said Monday.

May 17, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Oakwood planners recommend design standards for 250-acre area

Oakwood took a major step Monday night toward setting development standards for a 250-acre downtown area, including the nearly finished Thurmon Tanner Parkway, as part of its Oakwood 2030 plans.

May 16, 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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