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Civil War at 150: Jefferson Davis descendant keeps fighting spirit alive

Nearly eight years ago, Gainesville's Jeff Davis strongly advocated letting voters decide whether they wanted to keep the contentious 1956 Georgia flag, which featured the rebel emblem.

May 01, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Body found in 1980 is identified

In the summer of 1978, Juanita Adams left the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota to protest legislation going through Congress as part of the American Indian Movement.

April 28, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Freight study has been called off

An effort to produce a regional "freight profile" for the Gainesville-Hall area has been parked because of a lack of money.

April 28, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Oakwood city planner retiring

Larry Sparks already had a long career when he arrived at the city of Oakwood - 32 years in various roles at the Georgia Mountains Regional Development Commission.

April 28, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


South Hall farmers market’s season starts today

The Spout Springs Library Farmers Market is open for business.

April 27, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Business


City managers discuss regional cooperation

BUFORD - City managers from South Hall's four cities talked Tuesday morning about the need to work with each other for the benefit of the region.

April 27, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


South Hall cities map growth plans

BUFORD - City managers from South Hall's four cities talked this morning about the need to work with each other for the benefit of the region.

April 26, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


School board OKs new abstinence-based class

Gainesville High School students will have a new abstinence-based program next school year.

April 25, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Architect chosen for new Fair Street school

An Alpharetta architectural firm was chosen Monday night to design the new Fair Street International Baccalaureate World School.

April 25, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


GSC professor going to Israel to learn about terrorism

A Gainesville State College professor with an academic interest in terrorism hopes to learn more in a June trip to the Holy Land.

April 25, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Northeast Georgia gets road tax projects

From Interstate 985 near metro Atlanta to Ga. 17 in the mountains, Northeast Georgia has some 300-plus transportation projects that have been pitched as part of the state's planned 1-cent sales tax vote next year.

April 24, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch tax digest numbers sharply decrease

FLOWERY BRANCH - What a difference three weeks can make.

April 21, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Students gather for cultural fair

Fifth-grader Jada Harrison got to personally experience South Korean fashion Wednesday as Eunjin Oh put a traditional wedding dress on her.

April 20, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County’s 2040 roads plan needs trimming

Hall County road planners are going to have to trim some $500 million in expenses from the proposed 2040 transportation plan.

April 20, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Fees for GED test-takers will rise July 1

The Gainesville-Hall County Adult Learning Center on Stallworth Street in Gainesville is already a bustling place with the parking lot jammed with cars.

April 19, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Congress takes up states’ water wars dispute

The longstanding "water wars" between Georgia and Florida has moved from the legal battlefield to the political one.

February 26, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Annual road projects forum set for March 9

An annual update on area road projects is scheduled for March 9 in the Continuing Education Building at the University of North Georgia's Gainesville ...

February 22, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Traffic is key issue in meeting about proposed retirement community

Plans for a massive retirement community off Dawsonville Highway/Ga. 53 and Ahaluna Drive in Gainesville have residents concerned about a further meltdown in traffic.

February 22, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lula to put up signs warning of stray animals

Signs could go up soon in Lula identifying areas where the northeast Hall County city is having problems with stray animals.

February 20, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lula establishments can serve liquor drinks March 1

Liquor drinks can be served in Lula starting March 1, as City Council approved a new alcoholic beverages ordinance Monday night by a 4-0 vote.

February 20, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Winery, vineyard proposed in South Hall

A winery and vineyard, including a two-story tasting room, is proposed on a 5-acre site off Conner Road, near Jim Crow Road, in South Hall.

February 19, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


A young, tireless fighter: 5-year-old East Hall boy battles rare blood disease

For young Jeremiah Nash, the waiting continues.

February 19, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch restaurant’s alcohol license pulled for 6 weeks

Green's Tavern in Flowery Branch won't be able to serve alcoholic beverages for 6 weeks, pending an appeal, if the restaurant decides to ...

February 17, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Annual business expo draws about 60 vendors

People passing by could get more than just information about Hillary Truelove's business.

February 16, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Martin Road residents ask for widening project to be axed

Martin Road residents formally asked Hall County area transportation planners Wednesday to ditch a highly contested plan to widen the South Hall road.

February 15, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


New Flowery Branch building housing pizzeria, beer shop gets final OK

A new downtown Flowery Branch building that will house a pizzeria and a craft beer business could open by late spring or early summer.

February 15, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Georgia wins major ruling in water wars case

Georgia has won a landmark ruling against Florida in a U.S. Supreme Court case over water sharing in a basin the two states share ...

February 14, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lula seeks to thwart illicit behavior in public restrooms

Lula is having horrific troubles with its public restrooms, including people caught in sex acts and indecent exposure, as well as one person who died ...

February 13, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Signs could go up in Lula warning of stray animals

Lula is looking at putting up signs identifying areas where the northeast Hall County city is having problems with stray animals.

February 13, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Some key details need to be settled in proposed Lula alcohol law

As a new alcohol ordinance nears approval in Lula, a few loose ends remain, particularly as they apply to establishments serving liquor by the drink.

February 13, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


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