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Roads forum focuses on 1-cent sales tax vote in 2012

OAKWOOD - Georgia Department of Transportation's planning director painted a dark future for road construction if a planned 1-cent sales tax doesn't pass in a statewide vote next year.

March 16, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


More than 1 inch of rain falls on Hall County area

More than an inch of rain soaked the Hall County area overnight, continuing a wet weather finish to late winter.

March 15, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Oakwood gives initial OK to expanding alcohol sales

Restaurants with smaller seating areas than ones allowed by some area governments, including Gainesville, may soon be able to sell alcohol in Oakwood.

March 14, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Oakwood considers changes to alcohol law

Oakwood City Council plans to discuss possible changes tonight to the city's alcohol law.

March 14, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


DOT annual forum set for Tuesday

The Georgia Department of Transportation is set to give the latest updates on Hall County road projects.

March 14, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch has plans for historic property

A ragtag collection of deteriorating structures bounded by a long-defunct road that once crossed the

March 13, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall and Gainesville school chiefs defend SPLOST tax at South Hall meeting

Hall County and Gainesville school chiefs went on the defensive Thursday on a couple of key sticking points involving the 1-cent special purpose local option sales tax for schools.

March 11, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Recent rains have Lake Lanier above summer full pool

At one point during the storm that raked across Georgia this week, water was traveling down the Chattahoochee River in Cornelia at 10,000 cubic feet per second, or the equivalent of a maximum release at Buford Dam.

March 10, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Federal Appeals Court could repeal water deadline

ATLANTA -The fate of Lake Lanier as the primary water source for metro Atlanta, including Gainesville, is now in the hands of the 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals.

March 09, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Transportation group prepares to submit project list

Hall County is poised to submit its wish list of transportation projects as one of the many steps leading to the August 2012 statewide vote on a 1-cent sales tax for roads.

March 08, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Proposed sales tax could bolster Hall’s 2040 road plan

A hearing Tuesday night on Hall County's proposed 2040 Metropolitan Transportation Plan quickly intersected with another major roads issue - a planned statewide vote in August 2012 on a 1-cent tax for transportation.

March 08, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Outlook gloomy for UGA's weather station network

When it comes to weather forecasting, the more data, the better.

March 07, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


New signs on interstates are harder to miss

As part of a nearly $5 million overhaul, new traffic signs are on the way for Interstate 985, Interstate 85 and Ga. 365 in Hall and surrounding counties.

March 07, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch approves HMO health insurance plan

Flowery Branch employees have a new health insurance policy.

March 07, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


More rain could batter the area this week

Drenching rains this weekend benefited Lake Lanier and may have otherwise improved drought conditions.

March 06, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


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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 woman whose body was found early Sunday in Lumpkin ...

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


Cobb Street bridge in Lula reopens

The historic Cobb Street bridge in Lula has reopened to traffic.

November 28, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Sterling on the Lake subdivision seeing major growth

With hammers banging and lots being cleared, one of Hall County's largest neighborhoods, Sterling on the Lake, continues to grow.

November 27, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lake Lanier's falling water level affects rowers, paddlers

Last winter, the boathouse at the Lake Lanier Olympic Park off Clarks Bridge Road had standing water and the bottom floor of the Olympic Timing ...

November 27, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall planning board rejects proposed campus to house women involved in sex trafficking

A Gainesville ministry's plans to build a campus housing women involved in sex trafficking were rejected Monday night by the Hall County Planning Commission.

November 21, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Rezoning for Guilford clinic in Oakwood approved

A new Guilford Immediate Care medical building at the corner of Mundy Mill Road and Interstate 985 was approved Monday night by the Oakwood Planning ...

November 21, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Housing plans for women fleeing sex trafficking go before planning board Monday

A Gainesville ministry's heavily opposed plans to build a campus housing women involved in sex trafficking goes before the Hall County Planning Commission Monday ...

November 20, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Guilford Immediate Care planned in place of old Fred’s Treads

An iconic, former tire business at the corner of Mundy Mill Road and Interstate 985 in Oakwood could get a healthy makeover.

November 20, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


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