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Recalling a family tradition of service

Sammy Burson Jr. never knew his grandfather and his father spoke little about his time in Vietnam War, but their military service isn't lost on the Gainesville man.

May 24, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


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


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South Hall crossing gets second look for traffic light

Because of a South Hall County neighborhood's concerns about safety, the Georgia Department of Transportation is conducting a second traffic light study at an intersection on a newly opened stretch of Ga. 347.

October 01, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


BlueCross, hospital agree to new long-term contract

The contract impasse between Northeast Georgia Health System and BlueCross BlueShield of Georgia is over.

September 30, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


As roads funding law goes into extension, long-term planning hamstrung

Transportation planners were hoping today would mark the end of short-term federal funding and Wednesday would start a period of sustained flowing of highway dollars to states and local projects.

September 30, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Ceremony brings up emotions for daughter of MIA Vietnam soldier

Kim Whitworth of northwest Hall County has no memory of her father, but that hasn't stopped the flow of emotions through the years as she has sought to learn more about his fate in the Vietnam War.

September 28, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


At long last, 2 Vietnam vets to get names on Gainesville memorial

September 27, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


His robots save lives, not take them

September 27, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hospital, BlueCross still negotiating insurance contract

It seems like an annual or biennial ritual: Contract talks between a hospital and a major health insurer break down, and customers and patients are warned of looming deadlines.

September 24, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Newly widened section of Ga. 347 set to open

Four lanes of Ga. 347/Lanier Islands Parkway between Interstate 985 and McEver Road are expected to be open to motorists today, nearly two months earlier than expected.

September 24, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


All lanes of Ga. 347 stretch set to open Thursday

Four lanes of Ga. 347/Lanier Islands Parkway between Interstate 985 and McEver Road are expected to be open to motorists by 5 p.m. Thursday, nearly two months earlier than expected.

September 24, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Supreme Court advised to delay taking on water war case

The U.S. solicitor general said he believes the Supreme Court should put off accepting a Florida lawsuit that accuses Georgia of consuming too much water.

September 23, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Property owners complain about proposed tax hike in Oakwood

Oakwood property owners, including three from the same neighborhood, criticized a proposed 50 percent hike in the city's property tax rate Monday, saying they believe officials should have eased in increases rather than hit residents all at once.

September 22, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


NGMC takes steps to guard against Ebola

With heightened concerns about the Ebola virus spreading beyond West Africa, Northeast Georgia Medical Center is following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations about controlling the disease.

September 22, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


US Census reports states income drops to 5-year low in Hall

The median household income in Hall County is at its lowest level in five years and is below both the Georgia and national averages, according to recent numbers released by the U.S. Census Bureau.

September 22, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


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


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