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Civil War event draws crowd to History Center

The Civil War wasn't just about men in blue and gray firing rifles across grassy battlefields and charging each other with weapons extended.

June 12, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


New program helps veterans adapt to college life

Gainesville State College is striving to become a more veteran-friendly campus.

June 12, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Oakwood in no hurry to fill assistant city manager post

Oakwood City Manager Stan Brown plans to take the same approach with filling the assistant city manager post that he has in plugging another key vacancy - city planner.

June 08, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


New poultry lab construction in Oakwood set for August

The Georgia Poultry Laboratory Network is close to starting work on a $13.5 million replacement of aging offices on Oakwood Road.

June 08, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Camp Merrill gets new commander

For Lt. Col. Robert "Bob" A. O'Brien, Tuesday's leadership change at Camp Merrill in Dahlonega also marked a homecoming of sorts.

June 07, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


New Flowery Branch city clerk on the job

Marja Burney was looking for a job closer to home and got a bonus in the process - no more Gwinnett County traffic jams.

June 06, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville schools OK budget with no tax rate change

The Gainesville City Schools Board of Education gave its first OK to the 2011-2012 budget Monday night but had to dig hard into reserves to make ends meet.

June 06, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Heat wave continues, though not as severe

Grin and sweat it - that's about all we can do.

June 05, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Man captures Civil War sentiment with replica flags

SAUTEE-NACOOCHEE - A trip to the Georgia Capitol about 10 years ago started a hobby for Robert Banks that has put him in demand, especially with 150th anniversary observations of the Civil War.

June 05, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Roads panels to work with DOT on final project lists

Hall County has 24 projects vying for the final regional transportation list going to voters next summer.

June 05, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


67 years afterward, D-Day still holds a deep meaning

Blood-stained beaches on a French coastline told a story in 1944. Nazi oppression of Europe had to end.

June 04, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County residents react to proposed budget cuts

CLERMONT - Emotions ran high Thursday night as area residents not only voiced opinions on Hall County's proposed budget cuts but shared how the economy has fractured their lives.

June 03, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville City Council split on use of surplus

Gainesville City Council is split over whether to spend a budget surplus to beef up its reserves or cut taxes.

June 03, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Son of White County couple lays wreath with Obama

Never did Sgt. 1st Class Devin McCann expect he would be where he was on Memorial Day - helping President Barack Obama place a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns.

June 01, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Longstreet Society hoping to build new walkway

Longstreet Society members hope to someday roll out the red brick pavers for visitors to their white clapboard headquarters on Maple Street in Gainesville.

May 31, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Lakeshore Mall sells for $6.8 million in auction

Lakeshore Mall sold for $6.8 million in a digital auction that ended Wednesday, said a source familiar with the process.

March 29, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Project improving intersections in downtown Gainesville to start Wednesday

A downtown Gainesville project geared to helping improve pedestrian safety and access at five busy intersections is scheduled to start Wednesday.

March 27, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Pearl Harbor survivor from Hall County dies

A Hall County member of an ever-dwindling group - Pearl Harbor survivors - has died.

March 26, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Mixed-use development proposed at Ledan, Sardis roads

A mixed-use development is proposed at Ledan and Sardis roads, a busy northwest Hall County intersection where officials plan to build a roundabout.

March 26, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Roadwork to transform area at Hall-Gwinnett county line

With forklifts ripping up the earth around him, Nathan Rhodes ponders his future on Atlanta Highway/Ga. 13 at the Gwinnett-Hall County line.

March 26, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


New Hall business had humble start in Roswell

When it came time to expand, DBR Associates had to look beyond its longtime digs - a historic Roswell home with strict rules on structural improvements.

March 25, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Choices gala speaker calls for advocates to rally against abortion, be 'heroes' for unborn

A national anti-abortion speaker called on a South Hall crowd Thursday night to be "heroes" in ongoing work to save unborn babies and minister to ...

March 23, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County accepts $326K settlement for unfinished sidewalk work

Hall County's lawsuit against an insurer for uncollected bond payments on sidewalk construction came to an end Wednesday night.

March 22, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Longtime journalist, political figure Ted Oglesby dies at 84

Richard Mecum remembers clearly Ted Oglesby's words to him in 1979 when he decided to run for Hall County sheriff.

March 22, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Identities still uncertain in possible murder-suicide

Authorities are awaiting the results of an autopsy of two decomposed bodies found Tuesday afternoon at a Gainesville home in what could be a murder-suicide.

March 22, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Jaemor Farms co-owner named 2017 Farmer of the Year

Jarl Echols' life got a little peachier Tuesday morning.

March 21, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Tennessee River water issue may flow into Lake Lanier Association’s annual meeting

A Tennessee-Georgia border issue that caused a stir a few years ago may resurface at the Lake Lanier Association's annual meeting Saturday.

March 20, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Oakwood staying busy with road projects

Oakwood's road improvement efforts aren't gearing down anytime soon.

March 19, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County jobs picture rosy as chamber puts on job fair

State labor numbers show Hall County's jobless number ticked up a bit in January, but that increase has officials far from worried.

March 19, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Remedy unclear: Pending changes to health law create uncertainty

Dismantling the Affordable Care Act has become like political sport in Washington, with Republicans and Democrats duking it out and pundits also in the fray.

March 19, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


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