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Business leaders smiling as Lake Lanier rises

Rick Skoglund usually loses money in April at Skogie's, his seasonal restaurant at Gainesville Marina off Dawsonville Highway.

May 24, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lake Lanier is up, but status quo or full pool still uncertain

What a difference a year - and about 8 feet of water - can make.

May 23, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Old store leaves memories on its shelves

LULA - The weather feels more like March than mid-May, yet the stiff breezes don't seem to bend back a piece of loose wood or rusty sign from the rustic building off Ga. 52/Lula Road.

May 22, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Life


Road plans in South Hall, Gwinnett to be unveiled

The public will get a glimpse in June at a proposed widening of a portion of Ga. 13/Atlanta Highway in South Hall and Gwinnett County.

May 20, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Resurfacing project fixes damage on Atlanta Highway in South Hall

A paving crew has finished resurfacing a 1-mile stretch of Atlanta Highway that was damaged last year after a painting accident.

May 20, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


DOT honors its first "Everyday Hero"

Family members were unaware that the unimaginable had happened.

May 18, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Rain doesn't hamper annual butterfly release

Despite a steady drizzle, hundreds turned out Sunday afternoon for the 13th annual butterfly release at Wilshire Trails Park in Gainesville.

May 17, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County group to advocate for mental health

A mental health advocacy group is starting to take root in Hall County, but it may have never found its way if not for a couple of retirees.

May 17, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


FBI working with Hall to set up shared office space

The FBI is looking to set up an office in Hall County.

May 14, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


North Hall park approved by commission

North Hall residents celebrated the Hall County commission's vote Thursday night to go forward with developing a 60-acre athletic complex and community center in their part of the county.

May 14, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Census results show Hall is steadily growing

Against a quieter chorus of hammers, people have continued to pour into Hall County.

May 14, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Friday roadwork will cut Ga. 53 westbound to one lane

Westbound lanes on Ga. 53/Mundy Mill Road under Interstate 985 will be reduced to one lane from 7 p.m. Friday to 7 p.m. Saturday.

Motorists coming off I-985 south won't be able to turn left on Mundy Mill Road because of the work, said Teri Pope, spokeswoman for the Georgia Department of Transportation.

May 13, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch looking at downtown traffic study

Expecting a planned, major downtown development to spur traffic, Flowery Branch is moving forward with a transportation study of its historic district.

May 12, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


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


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Area experts warn against rising Islamic State terror

Lt. Col. Kevin Jarrard believes those wondering whether the Islamic State's reach could extend into middle America should remember or learn what happened in Beslan, Russia, in September 2004.

September 21, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


High occupancy toll lanes may creep toward Hall

The Georgia Department of Transportation plans to hold open house meetings on a project that would bring high occupancy toll lanes closer to Hall County.

September 19, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Dahlonega aims to improve foot, bike traffic downtown

Dahlonega has been awarded a $5.1 million federal grant for a project that officials hope will improve pedestrian and bicycle connectivity in an area around downtown and the University of North Georgia.

September 17, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Tree trimming causes traffic delays on I-985

Motorists traveling northbound on Interstate 985 can expect to see traffic delays through Oct. 3 as Georgia Department of Transportation crews trim trees along the road.

September 17, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Report: Hospital has $1.1B impact on economy

Northeast Georgia Medical Center is on a healthy three-year streak when it comes to impact on local and state economies.

September 16, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Retired lake manager recalled as passionate about Lanier

Chris Lovelady recalled disagreement in the office over Erwin Topper's idea to set up campground housing for Army Corps of Engineers volunteers working at Lake Lanier.

September 16, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lula city manager says tax agreement in the works

Hall County plans to present to the cities by Oct. 15 an intergovernmental agreement concerning a new five-year round of special purpose local option sales tax money, Lula City Manager Dennis Bergin said Monday night.

September 16, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Orchestra, musicians hit sour note on contract talks

Kathy Amos of Gainesville has always been drawn to the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra because the music it has produced "does something for my soul."

September 16, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


DOT names top engineer in Northeast Georgia

The Georgia Department of Transportation has named a new district engineer for the 21-county Northeast Georgia District 1, which includes Hall.

September 15, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


DOT damage collections to state property skyrocket

The Georgia Department of Transportation has seen its recovery from claims to damaged state property nearly quadruple in the first year it has outsourced the work.

September 15, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Clemency ‘transparency’ may be hot issue at Capitol

The State Board of Pardons and Paroles' silence on the July 10 clemency it granted a death-row inmate in a 1991 murder case has stirred strong emotions in North Georgia, with ripple effects possibly leading to the doors of the 2015 General Assembly.

September 14, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Natural dog treats company starts operating in Gainesville

When it comes to its new Gainesville business, the Gay family hopes it's a dog-eat-healthy-treats world.

September 13, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Oakwood proposes 50 percent property tax hike in 2015

Oakwood is proposing to raise property taxes in 2015 by 50 percent.

September 11, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville crowd debates Common Core's merits

An English professor told a Gainesville audience Tuesday night that educators, including herself, were heavily involved in the development of Common Core standards but they also were "passionate" about their work.

September 09, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lula plans for the end of SPLOST

Lula is developing a backup plan in case Hall County's special purpose local option sales tax is not extended after it expires next year.

September 09, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


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