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Literacy center plans delayed again

Hopes for a new adult literacy center in South Hall have been dashed again.

March 30, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Oakwood installs tornado sirens

Oakwood has two new tornado sirens up and running - including one near where an August 2008 tornado struck - and is preparing to put up a third one on the Chestnut Mountain side of town.

March 29, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


History center discusses 150th anniversary of the Civil War

Civil War remembrances will look a lot different with the 150th anniversary than they did during the 100th, Glen Kyle of the Northeast Georgia History Center, said Tuesday.

March 29, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Friendship is now a ‘wellness’ school of choice

Friendship Elementary School got a healthy endorsement from the Hall County Board of Education Monday night.

March 28, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Johnson head leaving to direct SPLOST work

Johnson High School principal Damon Gibbs will leave his post to work full-time on directing projects being funded by the 1-cent special purpose local option sales tax.

March 28, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Fair Street architect interviews today and Thursday

The Gainesville City Schools Board of Education plans to interview two architects vying for the $19 million reconstruction of Fair Street International Baccalaureate World School.

March 28, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Forecast: Soggy week ahead for Hall

More rain and thunderstorms are expected to hit the Hall County area and could linger throughout the work week.

March 27, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Sewer plant fixes will reap savings for Flowery Branch

Flowery Branch has completed energy-saving improvements to its sewer treatment plant off Atlanta Highway.

March 27, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch explores long-term road project options

Flowery Branch plans to start informally talking with property owners in the path of potential road projects to see if they would be interested in selling their land, at some point, to the city.

March 27, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch may enact new stormwater annual fee

Built on a hill, downtown Flowery Branch has bore the brunt of unforgiving rainfalls.

March 27, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall tax offices to move to Liberty Mutual

Hall County tax offices are headed to the county-owned Liberty Mutual Building on Browns Bridge Road, after all.

March 25, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County commissioners vote to end suit over tax assessors position

The Hall County Board of Commissioners voted Thursday night to stop amassing legal fees over whether the county can replace a member of the Hall County Board of Tax Assessors.

March 25, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Dawson County man led active life

Gene Bishop loved hunting, community service, traveling in political circles and donating time and money.

March 24, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch wants to annex, patrol City Park

Parks may be scenic and fun, but because of their relative isolation, they can also become trouble spots.

March 24, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Irvin 'progressing right along' after car crash, daughter says

Former longtime state Agriculture Commissioner Tommy Irvin is in intensive care at Habersham Medical Center recovering from injuries suffered in a March 17 car accident in Toccoa.

March 23, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Georgia gets good news in new corps water manual

It looks like Christmas has come early for Georgia's long-term water needs.

December 08, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall cities looking toward setting dates for 2017 election

Hall County's cities already are looking ahead to local elections in 2017.

December 07, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Cars roll through new stop sign on Bradford Street

Four-way stop signs are now up at at Bradford Street and North Avenue in Gainesville.

December 07, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


75 years after attack, Pearl Harbor still resonates with area residents

Henry T. "Jeep" Woodliff didn't know it yet, but history was about to be made - and very near his Army base.

December 06, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Ministry seeks to delay vote on home for women seeking to leave sex trafficking

A proposed faith-based program housing and counseling women seeking to leave sex trafficking may not be decided until early next year.

December 05, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Public meetings on I-85 widening set this week

Public information meetings about the widening of a 24-mile stretch of Interstate 85 skirting Hall County are set for this week.

December 04, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Christmas on Green Street participants brave chilly, rainy Sunday

The crowds were light in number, but spirits were high as holiday revelers made their way through a soggy, cold Christmas on Green Street Sunday ...

December 04, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County man charged with murder in Lumpkin County

A Hall County man has been charged with the murder and aggravated assault of a 41-year-old Murrayville woman whose body was found early Sunday in ...

December 04, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Plan for women’s sex trafficking home parallels Eagle Ranch’s start

It was a faith-based proposal to help a troubled group of people in a rural Hall County residential complex, and it initially caused a stir ...

December 04, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Green Street closed Sunday evening for annual Christmas event

Green Street and part of Thompson Bridge Road/Ga. 60 will be closed from 3:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. or 8:30 ...

December 02, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Medical bill draws from U.S. Rep. Doug Collins’ mental health legislation

A sweeping biomedical bill moving through Congress pulls partly from a mental health bill proposed last year by Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville.

December 01, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


New 4-way stop coming to popular Gainesville side street

Four-way stop signs will be placed at Bradford Street and North Avenue in Gainesville in answer to a Sept. 19 petition by neighborhood residents.

December 01, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Georgia roads chief: Rise in funding helping to improve conditions

ATHENS - Georgia's roads chief told a transportation-minded crowd Wednesday he hopes new and improved state and federal funding will help shore up the state ...

November 30, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Trail tunnel construction could start in early December

Work on a pedestrian/bicycling tunnel under Atlanta Highway/Ga. 13 near the Georgia Department of Labor could begin in early December.

November 29, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall school system considering new bus technology

Parent worries about the school bus not dropping off their child at the usual time may eventually become a thing of the past in Hall ...

November 28, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


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