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Gainesville school board discusses community partnerships

Huddling Thursday night for a retreat away from school system offices, the Gainesville City Board of Education discussed ways it can improve community partnerships.

January 28, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Ministry accepts items, not cash, for Haitian relief effort

As Gee Ge and London Goldman searched for ways to help Haitian earthquake victims, they discovered many agencies and organizations were only accepting money.

January 27, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Board plans to cast final vote on road name change

Phil Markert doesn't mind the proposal to change the name of Holiday and Friendship roads to Lanier Islands Parkway, despite the sign in front of his business taking a direct hit.

January 26, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Brenau plans Haitian culture night, fundraiser

Macita and Yamatha St. Germain want to show people what Haiti was like before the Jan. 12 earthquake that laid the island nation to ruin.

January 26, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Drier weather expected for a few days

North Georgia should begin drying out today but don't get too used to the sunny skies.

January 24, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


As South Hall has grown, so has the number of churches

They might be tucked away in office parks or lack the traditional look and feel residents are familiar with, but churches have been springing up in South Hall during the past few years.

January 24, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


South Hall residents anguish over quake that devastated home country

OAKWOOD - Helplessness and horror. Dieufaite and Marie Augustin of South Hall have experienced both emotions since a Jan. 12 earthquake devastated their homeland.

January 24, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Haiti: 'I felt God's hand was around me'

FLOWERY BRANCH - The group had just finished building the new church, putting away tools and gathering with villagers in the building for a prayer of dedication.

January 24, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Viewpoint


End of the Lion for Oakwood grocer

The Food Lion grocery store in Oakwood is closing on or before Feb. 19, corporate spokeswoman Christy Phillips-Brown said Thursday.

January 22, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Council member Lutz to run for county commission

City Councilman Craig Lutz announced Thursday night he plans to run for the Hall County Board of Commissioners' District 1 seat.

January 21, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Oakwood Food Lion to close next month

The Food Lion grocery store in Oakwood is closing on or before Feb. 19, corporate spokeswoman Christy Phillips-Brown said this morning.

January 21, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lake Lanier report shows 800,000 visitors lost

The number of May-September, or in-season, visitors to the Lake Lanier area dropped from 5 million in 2007 to 4.2 million in 2008, according to preliminary results of a regional economic impact study.

January 20, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Chamber honors 3 companies as the year’s best in Hall

Three Hall County companies were recognized Wednesday as top industries of the year at the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce's inaugural Industry Appreciation Luncheon.

January 20, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Business


Gainesville ministry prepares for trip to Haiti's quake zone

A Hall County-based organization is preparing for a trip this week to Haiti, joining up with groups worldwide to help the country broken by last week's earthquake.

January 20, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville teachers of the year named

Gainesville Middle School science teacher Hugh McKinney has been named the city school system's teacher of the year for 2010-11.

January 20, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Veterans enjoy Lake Lanier getaway

Soon it would be time for the veterans to climb on planes and return home to their everyday lives.

June 28, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


New state tax structure for transportation takes effect Wednesday

June 27, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Clermont OKs fireworks ordinance

Clermont Town Council voted Thursday to OK a law regulating the sale and use of consumer fireworks, acting under a state law taking effect Wednesday that expands their sale and use.

June 25, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


New, wider Clarks Bridge opens

The resurgent Lake Lanier Olympic Venue now has a shiny new bridge on its doorstep.

June 24, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Bill in Congress would boost Amtrak funding

Amtrak, which has had a longtime presence in Hall County, could get a serious funding boost if a bill now moving through Congress eventually passes.

June 23, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gillsville street improvements now underway

An eye cast toward busy Ga. 52, which cuts through tiny Gillsville on the Hall-Banks County line, Melissa Grizzle said the heavy sidewalk construction in front of her restaurant hasn't hurt business.

June 22, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Another historic Lula building gets face-lift

Downtown Lula is getting another makeover, thanks in large part to an Atlanta native who has become endeared by the northeast Hall County city's past.

June 21, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall OKs safety improvements on Union Church Road

Safety improvements on a short but treacherous stretch of Union Church Road in South Hall County could take place within the next year.

June 19, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall’s sewer system ready for growth

On his way out of office, Gary Gibbs spoke these prophetic words in December 2004: The key to Hall County's future is running sewer up Ga. 365 in North Hall.

June 19, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Judge rejects Georgia’s motion to dismiss water wars case

A Maine lawyer overseeing the latest legal battle in the tri-state water wars has denied Georgia's motion to dismiss a lawsuit by Florida in the U.S. Supreme Court.

June 19, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Fireworks law not sparking much response in Hall

Local response to a new state fireworks law is, so far, a dud.

June 18, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Cook Out coming to Oakwood

Cook Out Restaurants is expanding in Hall County, adding an Oakwood location that also will serve as a regional payroll operation.

June 17, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Longtime resident wins Lula council seat

In a low-key special election that didn't rouse much voter interest, 25-year Lula resident Marvin Moore was elected Tuesday night to serve on the City Council.

June 16, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Area Red Cross chapter sends 16 volunteers to respond to disasters in Midwest

A few days after tornadoes raked across Oklahoma in early May, Jay Tomaseski of Gainesville found himself in a school auditorium filled with disaster victims.

June 15, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lula OKs 2015-16 budget

Lula City Council voted unanimously Monday night to OK a $941,460 spending plan for 2015-16, giving residents another pass on paying property taxes.

June 15, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


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