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Flowery Branch swears in mayor, new city council members

FLOWERY BRANCH - Flowery Branch Mayor Diane Hirling, re-elected to a second four-year term, was sworn in on Wednesday morning along with three new city council members.

January 06, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


DOT awards more stimulus projects

Georgia awarded some $78 million in road widening and resurfacing projects in December, mostly using federal stimulus money, transportation officials said Monday.

January 04, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Cold weather makes outside work challenging

Kris Griffin has seen worse, but Monday morning's frigid air, made worse by a piercing wind, was no picnic.

January 04, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Area may get 2 inches of snow by end of week

Make sure to bundle up youngsters heading back to school this week.

January 03, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Couple takes a hiking honeymoon

If marriage is meant to be a lifetime journey, then what is a 5½-month trek through the wilderness, wading through waist-deep waters and pausing breathless at scenic overlooks?

January 03, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


North Hall native takes pride in job fighting pirates

It's an unpredictable and sometimes hectic schedule he keeps in the treacherous waters off the Horn of Africa.

December 29, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Life


Y2K plus 10: Is fear of crash past?

Despite the preparations, doomsday scenarios had many stocking up on bottled water and making sure they had cash on hand and a full tank of gas in the car.

December 27, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Corps to close park areas for deer hunt

Laurel Ridge Trail and most of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers parks along Buford Dam Road are set to close Jan. 5-6 for a quota deer hunt sponsored by the corps.

December 23, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch may have to pay for culvert work itself

Flowery Branch likely will have to go it alone in spending as much as $125,000 to replace a culvert on a portion of Spring Street that collapsed Dec. 9.

December 22, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Making a gingerbread house can involve mom, dad, kids

Amid the hustle and bustle of readying the house for Christmas, it may be easy to overlook or not even consider putting together a gingerbread house.

December 22, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Life


GSC sends packages to troops in Afghanistan

Gainesville State College faculty, staff and students have united to send care packages to U.S. Army troops serving in Afghanistan.

December 20, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


‘New guard’ about to take over Flowery Branch government

FLOWERY BRANCH - Sterling on the Lake in South Hall may look like a city, with its hundreds of homes, quaint gazebo in the center of its grassy commons area and architecturally conforming library at the main entrance.

December 19, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Speaker-to-be Ralston has North Georgia ties

The next speaker of the Georgia House of Representatives drew raves after his election Thursday, with lawmakers saying he should quickly move past the scandals that rocked his predecessor.

December 18, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch Better Hometown leader stepping down

FLOWERY BRANCH - Dinah Wayne is stepping down Dec. 31 after nearly 10 years as head of Flowery Branch's Better Hometown program.

December 17, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Street collapse may cost Flowery Branch up to $100K to fix

FLOWERY BRANCH - Flowery Branch may end up spending $75,000 to $100,000 for repairs to a portion of Spring Street that collapsed last week after overnight steady rainfall, city officials said Wednesday.

December 16, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Agent Orange victims: ‘50 years later, we’re still battling’

The hum of aircraft overhead signaled to American fighters on the ground that another herbicide spraying was on its way.

July 04, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Kipper Tool Co. celebrates military contract milestone

A Gainesville company is celebrating hitting the halfway mark in an $85 million contract with the Army to assemble and deliver 5-ton tool systems used in military engineering and demolition jobs.

June 30, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Veterans enjoy Lake Lanier getaway

Soon it would be time for the veterans to climb on planes and return home to their everyday lives.

June 28, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


New state tax structure for transportation takes effect Wednesday

June 27, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Clermont OKs fireworks ordinance

Clermont Town Council voted Thursday to OK a law regulating the sale and use of consumer fireworks, acting under a state law taking effect Wednesday that expands their sale and use.

June 25, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


New, wider Clarks Bridge opens

The resurgent Lake Lanier Olympic Venue now has a shiny new bridge on its doorstep.

June 24, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Bill in Congress would boost Amtrak funding

Amtrak, which has had a longtime presence in Hall County, could get a serious funding boost if a bill now moving through Congress eventually passes.

June 23, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gillsville street improvements now underway

An eye cast toward busy Ga. 52, which cuts through tiny Gillsville on the Hall-Banks County line, Melissa Grizzle said the heavy sidewalk construction in front of her restaurant hasn't hurt business.

June 22, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Another historic Lula building gets face-lift

Downtown Lula is getting another makeover, thanks in large part to an Atlanta native who has become endeared by the northeast Hall County city's past.

June 21, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


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