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Hall County sheriff’s office race widens

Gainesville native Jon P. Strickland has thrown his hat into the Hall County sheriff's race.

May 01, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lake Lanier’s level is on mark with summer full pool

With levels up and summer just ahead, Lake Lanier is sitting pretty.

May 01, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


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


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Hall County accepts $326K settlement for unfinished sidewalk work

Hall County's lawsuit against an insurer for uncollected bond payments on sidewalk construction came to an end Wednesday night.

March 22, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Longtime journalist, political figure Ted Oglesby dies at 84

Richard Mecum remembers clearly Ted Oglesby's words to him in 1979 when he decided to run for Hall County sheriff.

March 22, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Identities still uncertain in possible murder-suicide

Authorities are awaiting the results of an autopsy of two decomposed bodies found Tuesday afternoon at a Gainesville home in what could be a murder-suicide.

March 22, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Jaemor Farms co-owner named 2017 Farmer of the Year

Jarl Echols' life got a little peachier Tuesday morning.

March 21, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Tennessee River water issue may flow into Lake Lanier Association’s annual meeting

A Tennessee-Georgia border issue that caused a stir a few years ago may resurface at the Lake Lanier Association's annual meeting Saturday.

March 20, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Oakwood staying busy with road projects

Oakwood's road improvement efforts aren't gearing down anytime soon.

March 19, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County jobs picture rosy as chamber puts on job fair

State labor numbers show Hall County's jobless number ticked up a bit in January, but that increase has officials far from worried.

March 19, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Remedy unclear: Pending changes to health law create uncertainty

Dismantling the Affordable Care Act has become like political sport in Washington, with Republicans and Democrats duking it out and pundits also in the fray.

March 19, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Construction has started on new Mincey Marble location

Some early work has started on the new Mincey Marble site in the Gainesville Business Park off Calvary Church Road.

March 15, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


New Gainesville doughnut shop gets initial OK

A proposed new doughnut shop got the Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board's approval Tuesday night.

March 14, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Oakwood taking first steps to clean up old fuel tank site

A defunct underground fuel tank on city-owned property is giving Oakwood an above-ground headache.

March 13, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


I-985 bridge in Gwinnett to be closed for repairs, resurfacing

The Thompson Mill Road bridge over Interstate 985 will be closed at some point for repairs, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation.

March 13, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Northern Connector could be studied in 5 years

Vilified years ago as a potential Hall County road project, the Northern Connector surfaced again last week - to some degree.

March 12, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Dawsonville Highway gridlock, growth raise concerns

The uproar over a proposed 820-home retirement community in Gainesville remains focused on worries over the development's impact on Dawsonville Highway/Ga. 53 traffic.

March 12, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


No completion date set for McEver-Jim Crow crossing

Hall County officials say they now don't know when the long-planned makeover of McEver Road at Jim Crow Road in Flowery Branch will take ...

March 11, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


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