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Helping Hands recovering from co-founder’s death

Gainesville-based Helping Hands Foreign Missions is rebounding from the unexpected death of its enthusiastic leader, Richard Kowalske, in August.

November 19, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Army Reserve unit ‘thankful to be here’

Surrounded by strangers hugging on him after he got off the chartered bus, Staff Sgt. Corey White of Gainesville was overcome with emotions.

November 19, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


802nd Ordnance Company arriving in Gainesville today

Soldiers with the Gainesville-based 802nd Ordnance Company are expected to arrive later today at the U.S. Army Reserve armory off Shallowford Road.

November 19, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


U.S. 129 widening project may get funding

The long-awaited widening of U.S. 129 in East Hall is in the running for state money that could put it one step closer to construction.

November 18, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch balks over state roads grant

Flowery Branch officials are shying from applying for a grant that is geared to dressing up local streets with sidewalks, streetlights and other such improvements.

November 18, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch looks to improve downtown

Flowery Branch hopes to get moving next year on a downtown improvement project that has lingered for a couple of years.

November 18, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Jacobs Jr. and wife honored as Philanthropists of the Year

Local media giant John W. Jacobs Jr. and his wife, Martha, were honored Tuesday as 2010 Philanthropists of the Year.

November 17, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Two 14-year-olds charged in convenience store burglary

The Hall County Sheriff's Office has arrested four people, including two 14-year-olds, in two unrelated weekend burglaries.

November 16, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville-based 802nd Ordnance Company returns to US

The Gainesville-based 802nd Ordnance Company has returned to the U.S.

November 15, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Oakwood may explore impact fees

Oakwood is looking at ways to pay for growth, including development impact fees, when the economy rebounds.

November 15, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Rain to bring some relief to dry conditions

The rainfall moving through North Georgia should put a healthy dent in this year's rain deficit, but it likely won't be a drought buster.

November 15, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Regional leaders gear up for meeting on transportation

Northeast Georgia is on the road toward a 2012 statewide vote on a 1-cent tax for transportation.

November 14, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch manager is optimistic about new multiplex

Flowery Branch of the future could feature intense development, including a multiscreen theater, more big-box stores and shopping centers, walking trails and downtown roads that provide easy access to Lake Lanier.

November 11, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Area residents salute service members on Veterans Day

When seeing each other, veterans often snap to attention, swinging up an arm and thrusting their hand in a sharp angle to their foreheads.

November 11, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Extending a helping hand to veterans

With the economy hurting his business, Brett Bentley found he could no longer afford health insurance.

November 10, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Articles By Author - Jeff Gill


Lula residents will get to vote Nov. 8 on liquor sales at restaurants, other establishments

It looks like a liquor vote is coming to Lula.

July 27, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


20-home expansion proposed at Reunion Country Club in South Hall

Already large Reunion Country Club in South Hall could grow a bit larger.

July 26, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Longtime South Hall pharmacy still forging ahead in era of big chains

When it opened 41 years ago in Flowery Branch, Citizens Pharmacy didn't have quite the level of competition it does now.

July 25, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall commission set to award contract on last of 911 system fixes

The Hall County Board of Commissioners is looking to spend $2.5 million on software upgrades in an effort to finish up a long-anticipated overhaul ...

July 25, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Residents: New Elachee bridge needs room for bikes, pedestrians

The planned replacement of the Elachee Drive bridge over Interstate 985 is drawing raves, but area residents are hoping the state remembers bicyclists and pedestrians ...

July 24, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville pastor Jentezen Franklin discusses role as an evangelical adviser to Trump

It's a meeting Jentezen Franklin describes colorfully, but the person at the center of his story - newly minted GOP presidential contender Donald Trump - is ...

July 24, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Martin Road now part of countywide freight study in Hall

A study of traffic in the Martin Road area of South Hall - near where a much-opposed interchange is being built - will be folded into a ...

July 20, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


$50,000 grant could help Gainesville's pedestrian connections

Gainesville is looking to improve pedestrian connections around downtown and, in the process, spruce up some major roadways.

July 19, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lula to visit Sugar Hill to learn about Gwinnett city’s challenges

Lula officials are planning a field trip to Sugar Hill in North Gwinnett County on Friday.

July 18, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall schools consider LED lighting in gyms

The Hall County school system is looking at installing LED lighting in its gymnasiums districtwide.

July 18, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Northeast Georgia Medical Center eases parking pain by adding spaces at Gainesville campus

Finding a parking space at Northeast Georgia Medical Center's Gainesville campus should get a little easier.

July 18, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Traditionally white, black churches' joint service shows 'what kingdom of God looks like'

Two Hall County churches tore down traditional racial walls and worshipped together Sunday, defying the division that has fueled racially charged shootings across the U ...

July 17, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Volunteers remember their work during Olympics events 20 years ago on Lake Lanier

From their farm in Oakwood, raising chickens and otherwise enjoying the country life, the idea of the world arriving at their backdoor seemed remote.

July 17, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Olympic volunteers look back: ‘It just made us proud’

From their farm in Oakwood, raising chickens and otherwise enjoying the country life, the idea of the world arriving at their backdoor seemed remote.

July 17, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall commission delays votes on proposed marble plant, Atlanta River Walk

A vote on two proposed Hall County large developments has been put off until Aug. 25.

July 14, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


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