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Flowery Branch seeks grant for planning

Flowery Branch gave its nod Thursday night to taking a second swing at a federal grant that would go toward developing a South Hall comprehensive plan.

September 29, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


ZF Wind Power plant opens in Gainesville

With the help of Gov. Nathan Deal and a host of other dignitaries, the ZF Wind Power plant officially opened Tuesday in the new Gainesville Business Park.

September 27, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Wrigley chewing gum plant celebrates 40 years

One of Hall County's most aromatic industries is celebrating 40 years in Hall County.

September 26, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Mills’ House seat draws two potential candidates

The state House District 25 seat being vacated by James Mills is drawing some interest.

September 26, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Elections


Community center ending counseling, baby health services

Because of financial issues, the Gainesville-Hall Community Service Center is ending its Counseling and Psychotherapy Services and Building Better Babies programs later this year, city officials said Monday.

September 26, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Needy veterans receive help through Stand Down

Dwight Mallory is trying to get back on his feet, after spending the past four-plus years living on Atlanta's streets.

September 25, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


‘Suspicious’ fire destroys home, damages 2 others

A fire deemed by the Gainesville Fire Department as "suspicious" destroyed a house and damaged two others early Sunday.

September 25, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Road updates may ease fall travel

Northeast Georgia's leaf-watching season is about to gear up, as will the cars riding along many of the region's winding highways and byways.

September 24, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall commission chairman predicts victory for TSLOST

While others focused on nuts and bolts during a Thursday discussion of next year's 1 percent sales tax for transportation vote, the Hall County Board of Commission chairman offered a bold prediction.

September 22, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville company changes as part of merger

Elan Pharmaceuticals, based in Gainesville for the past 30 years, is now known as Alkermes Gainesville LLC, as the result of a merger involving Alkermes Inc. and Elan Corp.

September 22, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Business


Hall chamber to promote transportation tax

With a regional road projects list completed by Oct. 15 a virtual lock, the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce is looking to the campaign leading to the July 31 vote on a proposed 1 percent sales tax for transportation.

September 22, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Corps stops issuing dock permits as Lanier's level drops

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has suspended issuing any further dock permits on Lake Lanier, a process it rebooted in January 2010, as the lake's elevation has dropped below 1,063 feet above sea level.

September 22, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Veterans outreach event set for this weekend

Johnny Varner has had a tough time explaining what a "stand down" is to prospective supporters of a two-day outreach effort to help veterans with needed services.

September 20, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Court denies Fla., Ala. appeal request on water ruling

The U.S. Supreme Court may be the next stop for Georgia's longtime water standoff with two of its neighbors.

September 19, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Oakwood pursues fire tax relief

Oakwood Fire Department?

September 19, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Good News Clinics reflects on 25 years, pushes to continue its work

Thursday night's dinner wasn't just a celebration of Good News Clinics' 25th anniversary.

August 18, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Area businesses hope to capitalize on eclipse

Monday's solar eclipse is going to do more than thrill astronomy lovers.

August 16, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


A professional stargazer’s take on the eclipse

A total solar eclipse is a heavenly moment in Lesley Simanton-Coogan's career.

August 16, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Get Out top stories


Industrial buildings being added near downtown Oakwood

A small commercial development company has big plans for an industrial park near downtown Oakwood.

August 15, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Rezoning OK paves way for 250-plus-home Oakwood subdivision

A 123-acre development off Martin Road in Oakwood will now be strictly residential, as Oakwood City Council voted Monday night to remove 23.6 acres ...

August 14, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Martin Road interchange project awarded to contractor

Construction of a controversial new interchange off Interstate 985 at Martin Road in South Hall is now set.

August 14, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Federal money sought in South Hall project for developmentally disabled adults

Construction could start later this year in South Hall on an 84-unit residential complex for developmentally disabled people, as federal financing is being sought for ...

August 13, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall official keeping eye on Gwinnett Transit study

Phillippa Lewis Moss believes Hall County commuters clearly want to get to Gwinnett County and Atlanta, "and the reverse commute is also true."

August 13, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


A healing haven: Good News Clinics celebrates 25 years of free health care

Good News Clinics in Gainesville has become a rock in recent days for Pam Cofer.

August 12, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Culver’s joins list of eateries coming to Braselton

More eateries are coming to Braselton, including a possible Culver's restaurant.

August 10, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Millie’s Drapery & Decorating celebrates reopening one year after fire

John Kinsey recalled the tragic day, as he held the ribbon that would be cut and mark a new day for Millie's Drapery & Decorating ...

August 09, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall residents in federal exchange won’t have Blue Cross option in 2018

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia Healthcare Plan won't be available in 2018 for Hall County residents insured through the Affordable Care Act ...

August 09, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Citizen leader forced off transportation advisory group

The leader of a transportation citizens advisory group resigned Tuesday in a clash with government leaders over the creation of a subcommittee to study a ...

August 08, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Demo workers busy Tuesday at century-old house on busy corner

Demolition began in earnest Tuesday on the historic Pierce House overlooking Jesse Jewell and Queen City parkways in Gainesville.

August 08, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Dawsonville Highway widening moves closer to short-term project list

An early step was taken Tuesday to put the widening of Dawsonville Highway/Ga. 53 on a short-term project list.

August 08, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


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