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Oakwood in no hurry to fill assistant city manager post

Oakwood City Manager Stan Brown plans to take the same approach with filling the assistant city manager post that he has in plugging another key vacancy - city planner.

June 08, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


New poultry lab construction in Oakwood set for August

The Georgia Poultry Laboratory Network is close to starting work on a $13.5 million replacement of aging offices on Oakwood Road.

June 08, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Camp Merrill gets new commander

For Lt. Col. Robert "Bob" A. O'Brien, Tuesday's leadership change at Camp Merrill in Dahlonega also marked a homecoming of sorts.

June 07, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


New Flowery Branch city clerk on the job

Marja Burney was looking for a job closer to home and got a bonus in the process - no more Gwinnett County traffic jams.

June 06, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville schools OK budget with no tax rate change

The Gainesville City Schools Board of Education gave its first OK to the 2011-2012 budget Monday night but had to dig hard into reserves to make ends meet.

June 06, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Heat wave continues, though not as severe

Grin and sweat it - that's about all we can do.

June 05, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Man captures Civil War sentiment with replica flags

SAUTEE-NACOOCHEE - A trip to the Georgia Capitol about 10 years ago started a hobby for Robert Banks that has put him in demand, especially with 150th anniversary observations of the Civil War.

June 05, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Roads panels to work with DOT on final project lists

Hall County has 24 projects vying for the final regional transportation list going to voters next summer.

June 05, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


67 years afterward, D-Day still holds a deep meaning

Blood-stained beaches on a French coastline told a story in 1944. Nazi oppression of Europe had to end.

June 04, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County residents react to proposed budget cuts

CLERMONT - Emotions ran high Thursday night as area residents not only voiced opinions on Hall County's proposed budget cuts but shared how the economy has fractured their lives.

June 03, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville City Council split on use of surplus

Gainesville City Council is split over whether to spend a budget surplus to beef up its reserves or cut taxes.

June 03, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Son of White County couple lays wreath with Obama

Never did Sgt. 1st Class Devin McCann expect he would be where he was on Memorial Day - helping President Barack Obama place a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns.

June 01, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Longstreet Society hoping to build new walkway

Longstreet Society members hope to someday roll out the red brick pavers for visitors to their white clapboard headquarters on Maple Street in Gainesville.

May 31, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


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


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State money sought in road project near North Hall schools

Hall County is seeking state money to help improve safe travel at an intersection near Mount Vernon Exploratory School in North Hall.

April 24, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall commissioners about to OK Ledan-Sardis roundabout construction contract

The Hall County Board of Commissioners is poised to award a $379,916 contract for construction of a roundabout at Ledan and Sardis roads in ...

April 24, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Oakwood eyeing study of potential intersection fixes

Oakwood is looking at the potential for intersection improvements citywide, ranging from turning radius fixes to a roundabout at the post office on Main Street.

April 23, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Investment expert: ‘Adapt or die’ to tech changes

Bob Willis' words were pretty strong: In the ever-changing world of technological advances, businesses must learn to "adapt or die."

April 22, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Ga. 365 sewer project could be ‘game changer’ for growth

With thousands of acres ripe for development, a new frontier of Hall County may open up with a massive sewer project that's now under ...

April 22, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


New Martin Road traffic plan emerges

Area road planners now are looking at ditching the highly contested widening of Martin Road in South Hall in favor of other fixes along the ...

April 22, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Dawsonville Highway traffic fixes get a boost

Dawsonville Highway/Ga. 53 traffic in Gainesville isn't going to get better anytime soon, but road planners are taking a couple of steps to ...

April 19, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Proposed South Hall landfill denied by Buford planning board

A proposed, privately run landfill in South Hall got the Buford Planning and Zoning Board's recommendation for denial Tuesday night.

April 18, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Joe Chandler Road bridge in East Hall to close Monday

An aging bridge over a key East Hall artery - one that leads to East Hall Middle School - is scheduled to close Monday as work begins ...

April 16, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


A bridge of the faithful: Progress made to topple churches' racial walls

Race wasn't mentioned during the service, but as white and black hands clasped across pews before the closing prayer, the pastor talked about the ...

April 15, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Mincey Marble celebrates new industrial site

Exactly six months earlier, Mincey Marble officials pleaded their case for a new building in a heated Hall County Board of Commissioners meeting.

April 13, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Federal money may be sought for Dawsonville Highway traffic study

Road planners may seek federal transportation money to perform a traffic signal/intersection improvement study for Dawsonville Highway at McEver Road, a commercially booming area ...

April 12, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville duplex gets first OK to become new Norton office

A Gainesville real estate and insurance firm got the city planning board's blessing Tuesday night to convert a duplex near its main office off ...

April 11, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


New Kubota plant fully operational in northeast Hall

Operations at Kubota Manufacturing of America Corp. off Ga. 365 in northeast Hall County are fully underway, and it's been a long time coming.

April 11, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Oakwood waives fees in veterans home startup

A Gainesville-based veterans aid group is hoping to open a home in Oakwood to house veterans who are homeless or are otherwise in dire need.

April 10, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


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