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Weekend travelers, get ready for Boling Bridge closing

Forget fancy moves on the field for a moment. Chestatee High School's football team will do some maneuvering just to get to and from Friday night's game.

September 15, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


DOT says options not good if transportation tax fails

OAKWOOD ­- Todd Long asked and answered the question in the same breath.

September 14, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Corps says no to water supply in its manual

Leaning on a July 2009 federal judge's ruling, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers doesn't plan to address water supply in Lake Lanier as part of its update of the water control manual for the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin.

September 14, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Road’s completion makes timing right for Oakwood to push for development, officials say

Oakwood should seize the planned Dec. 31 completion of a four-lane parkway as an opportunity to ramp up economic development efforts, city officials said Monday.

September 13, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch residents can vote now for council seat

Early voting is under way for the election of a new Flowery Branch City Council member.

September 13, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Elections


Study: Flowery Branch short on roads cash

Flowery Branch has completed a downtown transportation study that was begun last year, basically painting a not-so-bright picture of roadway needs and funding.

September 12, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Oakwood retreat will focus on the future

Oakwood plans to take stock of itself, particularly in the area of economic development, during a City Council retreat set for today at City Hall.

September 12, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Master of the chair

Master barber James Wright stays on top of the latest cuts but takes pride in old-school techniques and equipment, including a chair that dates to the 1920s.

September 12, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Life


Corps plans for offseason work at area parks

With several of its Lake Lanier campgrounds closing today, the Army Corps of Engineers is casting an eye toward offseason improvements.

September 11, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


History Center plans month of patriotic events, fundraiser

The Northeast Georgia History Center in Gainesville has planned a series of patriotic events this month, partly as a fundraiser and partly to tout a subject already near and dear to many area residents.

September 10, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch favors lower rates for low water, sewer users

Low water and sewer users in Flowery Branch likely will catch a break on their water bills starting in November.

September 10, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch residents to voice opinions on utility rates

Flowery Branch water and sewer users get a chance to voice their opinions tonight over a proposed new set of utility rates.

September 08, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Ga. 20 resurfacing project gets underway

One of the area's busiest thoroughfares, Ga. 20/Buford Drive, is about to get a new blast of asphalt.

September 07, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


California bakery to bring jobs to South Hall

California-based King's Hawaiian plans to start up a bakery and distribution operation in Oakwood, with plans to create 126 new jobs over two years and then an additional 100 jobs around 2015.

September 07, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Boling Bridge work starts with Thursday lane closure

The Ga. 53/Dawsonville Highway bridge from Hall into Forsyth County is set for a partial closing Thursday in preparation for eight weekends of full bridge closings this fall.

September 07, 2010 | From staff reports | Local


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Articles By Author - Jeff Gill


Developer wants to build hotel closer to Flat Creek than allowed

A new four- to six-story hotel is being proposed in Gainesville, but its fate may hinge on whether the developer can build it closer to ...

May 05, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lanier Tech rolling out video game development program

Angel Vargas enjoys playing video games, but that's just the start of his interest in the pastime.

May 04, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Clermont council denies home decor shop’s request to de-annex

Clermont Town Council voted unanimously Tuesday to deny Mark and Valerie Kirves' request to de-annex their 4-acre property off Cleveland Highway/U.S. 129. Their ...

May 04, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Clermont town councilman resigns from post

Clermont Town Councilman Eric Thomas resigned Tuesday, meaning another stretch without a full council is on the way for the North Hall town.

May 03, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


50 jobs to be cut as Cargill closes part of Gainesville operations

Some 50 jobs at Cargill's Gainesville plant will be phased out over 15-18 months as ownership in the company's Dressings, Sauces and Mayonnaise ...

May 03, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lights Ferry Connector now open in Flowery Branch

For years, downtown Flowery Branch may have been quaint, but it wasn't necessarily motorist-friendly.

May 03, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Developer wants to bring housing, retail, man-made river to South Hall

A Peachtree City developer hopes to bring a 508-acre waterfront development featuring homes, restaurants and offices to a now largely undeveloped section of South Hall.

May 02, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Women treated to free spa day at Gainesville church

Cherie Michals applied the facial cream, and Metochantee Turner was happy to receive it.

May 01, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Collins faces 4 GOP foes in bid to keep 9th District House seat

In a crowded field, five men with varying backgrounds are vying for the right to continue the Republican hold on the 9th District seat in ...

May 01, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


DOT planning to make Union Church Road straighter, flatter, safer

Scenic but twisty, Union Church Road in South Hall is poised to get some safety improvements.

April 28, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Planned Buford Corn Maze expansion scaled back

Plans to expand the Buford Corn Maze have been scaled back from an original proposal.

April 28, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


185-lot North Hall subdivision off Lake Lanier approved

A 185-lot subdivision off Buffington Farm Road in North Hall was approved Wednesday by the Hall County Board of Commissioners.

April 27, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch names new interim solicitor to represent city

A South Hall resident who practices law in Lawrenceville was named Flowery Branch's interim solicitor Wednesday morning.

April 27, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall taking steps to moving juvenile, probate courts to courthouse annex

A plan to renovate the Hall County Courthouse Annex and move juvenile and probate courts there may pick up serious steam this week.

April 25, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Fare-based transportation service for seniors started Monday

A new, fare-based transportation service for Hall County seniors rolled out Monday morning.

April 25, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


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