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Ralston discusses redistricting, HOPE, immigration

Georgia House Speaker David Ralston said Tuesday he doesn't know how reapportionment maps will turn out for the state.

May 31, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall sheriff’s office marks holiday with remembrance

Some 1.2 million Americans have died fighting for their country since the Revolutionary War, retired Army Brig. Gen. Russel R. Weiskircher told a crowd gathered for a Memorial Day ceremony Monday.

May 30, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Final 2040 roads plan has deep cuts over original

In coming up with a final document for public review, road planners have trimmed nearly $400 million from an initial $2.2 billion wish list for Hall County projects through 2040.

May 30, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville’s Memorial Day parade returns with nice weather

After storms canceled last year's big event, the annual Memorial Day parade in Gainesville returned Monday in full vigor, with veterans streaming down sun-baked Green Street amid fluttering flags and loud claps of applause.

May 30, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Planned pump station’s location hits a slight snag

Flowery Branch is counting on a section of railroad right of way to remain open so the city can reach a planned pump station that's part of a sewer line extension project.

May 30, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Woman recalls time as Eisenhower secretary

The war had passed her by, but a young Frances Smith got to spend the months following World War II working for one of the most prominent military figures in the world - Supreme Allied Commander Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower.

May 30, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Start of summer brings crowds to Lake Lanier

Like a college sports team that always draws the big recruits, it seems Lake Lanier can always be counted on to attract large summer crowds.

May 28, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Grant helps to fund midtown trail

Hall County has received $645,000 in state transportation grants intended to "enhance communities and improve quality of life."

May 26, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Rain may bring relief to parched area

For the first time since early May, the Hall County area might get doused with rain today and Friday.

May 25, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch deals with lower SPLOST revenues

A fall in projected sales tax revenue, brought about by a weakened economy, has Flowery Branch re-examining projects in its 1-percent special purpose local option sales tax program.

May 24, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Final preparations being made for Memorial Day parade

Everything is mostly set. Now it's largely a matter of watching weather forecasts and hoping against a repeat of last year's thunderstorms.

May 24, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch utilities to jump, but no tax hike planned

To balance its tight 2011-12 budget, Flowery Branch is resorting to several approaches, including raising water and sewer rates by 2 percent, freezing employee pay and benefits and moving $133,330 from a reserve fund.

May 24, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Sign replacement to cause delays on I-985 S. at Exit 24

Work should begin at noon to replace an Interstate 985 traffic information sign that had been damaged several years ago by a passing truck.

May 24, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Students build replica of WWII tank

OAKWOOD - The olive green tank looked like it could have rolled off the trailer and onto the battlefield.

May 23, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Damaged DOT message sign to be replaced Tuesday

An Interstate 985 traffic information sign damaged several years ago by a passing truck is finally being replaced and traffic in the area is expected to be affected.

May 23, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Lakeshore Mall in Gainesville is up for auction

Lakeshore Mall in Gainesville is on the auction block this week.

March 28, 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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