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Transit service to pass on federal money

Hall Area Transit has decided not to pursue some $200,000 in federal stimulus money, as plans for a proposed maintenance building haven't materialized.

April 10, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch to discuss '12 budget

Flowery Branch is gearing up for the next fiscal year, which starts July 1.

April 05, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Bridge at Clarks Bridge Park set for replacement

Replacement of an aging two-lane bridge over Lake Lanier at Clarks Bridge Park is on the horizon.

April 05, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Roads agency moves 2040 plan ahead

An agency is moving ahead with a long-range transportation plan for Hall County, having submitted a draft to the Atlanta Regional Commission and setting up a third public hearing.

April 05, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville man hurt in Athens Highway shooting

The Hall County Sheriff's Office is investigating a Sunday night shooting that sent a Gainesville man to Northeast Georgia Medical Center.

April 04, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Fire tears through flea market in Pendergrass

JEFFERSON - Fire struck the popular Pendergrass Flea Market in Jackson County overnight Sunday, but the business manager said he expects to be back in operation by this weekend.

April 03, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lanier parks gearing up for camping season, fun

New playgrounds and restrooms and improved camping sites are just a few of the improvements visitors will see at U.S. Army Corps of Engineers parks around Lake Lanier.

April 02, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Longer school days ahead after spring break

Have a good rest, Hall County school system students.

April 01, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall is healthy, but there’s work to be done

Hall County can boast a No. 10 ranking among Georgia counties in a recent health study, but that high perch should be kept in perspective, said Dr. David N. Westfall, the state's district public health director.

March 31, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Northeast Ga. governments submit road project lists

Northeast Georgia governments have submitted their "unconstrained project lists" as part of a push toward a statewide 2012 vote on a new 1-cent sales tax for transportation improvements.

March 31, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Literacy center plans delayed again

Hopes for a new adult literacy center in South Hall have been dashed again.

March 30, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Oakwood installs tornado sirens

Oakwood has two new tornado sirens up and running - including one near where an August 2008 tornado struck - and is preparing to put up a third one on the Chestnut Mountain side of town.

March 29, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


History center discusses 150th anniversary of the Civil War

Civil War remembrances will look a lot different with the 150th anniversary than they did during the 100th, Glen Kyle of the Northeast Georgia History Center, said Tuesday.

March 29, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Friendship is now a ‘wellness’ school of choice

Friendship Elementary School got a healthy endorsement from the Hall County Board of Education Monday night.

March 28, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Johnson head leaving to direct SPLOST work

Johnson High School principal Damon Gibbs will leave his post to work full-time on directing projects being funded by the 1-cent special purpose local option sales tax.

March 28, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


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New alternatives to Martin Road widening have emerged

Hall County has developed alternatives to widening Martin Road at the planned new interchange on Interstate 985 in South Hall, or Exit 14.

January 16, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Alabama threatens to sue in tri-state ‘water wars’ involving Georgia, Florida

Alabama, long just an interested party in a water-sharing legal dispute between Georgia and Florida, is suggesting it might pursue "further litigation" in a longstanding ...

January 15, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


'We're having 4': Banks County couple expect quadruplets in historic delivery for hospital

Like many couples starting their marriage, Justin and Julie Davidson dreamed of having children someday and seeing them romp through their happy home.

January 15, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Traffic-relieving project at UNG crossing in Oakwood set to start Jan. 30

An extension of a turn lane at the University of North Georgia's Gainesville campus and Mundy Mill Road in Oakwood - one of South Hall ...

January 12, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


DOT does show and tell on winter weather equipment

Snow and ice have yet to cause serious trouble throughout Northeast Georgia, and temperatures may reach the upper 60s this week.

January 11, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Outdated East Hall bridge could be replaced this summer

An outdated East Hall bridge on a key traffic artery could be replaced this summer, pending approval by the Hall County Board of Commissioners Thursday.

January 10, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lane closure scheduled for Wednesday night in Boling Bridge replacement project

Dawsonville Highway/Ga. 53 at Boling Bridge will be partially closed to motorists between 7 p.m. Wednesday and 6 a.m. Thursday as work ...

January 10, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Historic Hall County church looking to rebuild near current site

A historic southeast Hall County church is looking to put up a new building, including a sanctuary, but it has to first clear a rezoning ...

January 09, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Man flown to Atlanta hospital after being burned in South Hall fire

A man was flown to Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta with second-degree burns after an early Monday fire in South Hall.

January 09, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Matt Dubnik has worked to prepare for first time in legislature

A learning curve is ahead, but Matt Dubnik has been preparing for his first day under the gold dome for 10 months - or ever since ...

January 08, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Bypass, Green Street improvements may get into gear this year

Gainesville is trying to get the wheels moving in 2017 on a couple of long-discussed key road projects: Green Street improvements and an "inner bypass ...

January 08, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


McEver-Jim Crow intersection makeover may start next month

A long-planned makeover of McEver Road at Jim Crow Road in Flowery Branch could begin as early as next month.

January 05, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County seeks jury trial in Mincey appeal

Hall County is demanding a jury trial in a West Hall subdivision's appeal of the Board of Commissioners' Oct. 13 rezoning vote allowing Mincey ...

January 05, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


‘Alpine coaster’ gets Helen’s OK, could open later this year

Development of a proposed "alpine coaster" can move forward now that the Helen City Commission has given its approval.

January 04, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Jan. 24 deadline set for Georgia, Florida to settle water wars dispute

A Jan. 24 deadline has been set for Georgia and Florida to try again to settle a U.S. Supreme Court dispute over water consumption ...

January 04, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


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