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Robert Croy welcomes travelers from far and wide at regional welcome center

What the regional welcome center off Interstate 985 between Flowery Branch and Oakwood lacks in size or appearance, it makes up for in colorful visitors.

March 10, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Life


Oakwood council OKs new sign law

OAKWOOD - Oakwood City Council gave its final OK Monday night to a much-debated and twice-revised amendment to the city's sign ordinance, changes that set controls on banners.

March 09, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Sellers, shoppers happy that DOT restarted work in downtown Cleveland

CLEVELAND - W. Sam Dixon's business is like an aging boxer who has taken a steady share of blows to the jaw over the years.

March 09, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Oakwood takes another crack at sign regulation

Banners return to the Oakwood City Council agenda tonight.

March 08, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville pastor recalls slain Illinois preacher

A pastor gunned down during a service at his Illinois church this morning "was just a great, humble guy who loved the Lord, his family and his church very much," said a Gainesville pastor who had known him since 2003.

The Rev. Fred Winters of First Baptist Church in Maryville and the Rev. Jon Beck of New Holland Baptist Church, which is off Jesse Jewell Parkway, met at a 2003 leadership conference in Indianapolis.

March 08, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


When it comes to birthdays, parents gladly drop some cash

When it comes to celebrating their children's birthdays, many of today's parents are ditching home sweet home, with the streamers overhanging a gift-covered table in a cramped dining room.

March 08, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Life


A return to Vietnam

For three decades, Gary Totten saw the world from the cockpit of the plane he flew for Delta Airlines.

March 06, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Short of members, Flowery Branch council cancels morning meeting

Flowery Branch City Council canceled its Wednesday morning meeting this morning because it failed to have a quorum.

March 04, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Classical group's performance pulls from international roots

A mostly Mexican string quartet plans to play to its roots when it visits the Gainesville area Tuesday.

March 04, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Get Out


DOT crews set to finish work on Cleveland square

A Georgia Department of Transportation signal crew is set to start Monday finishing up a Cleveland square project that was suspended for several months after underground storage tanks were found.

March 03, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


North Forsyth County gets new traffic light

A new traffic signal at Ga. 9 and Spot Road in North Forsyth County should be operational by midmorning Thursday, weather permitting.

March 03, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


DOT ready for icy roads

Georgia Department of Transportation crews stayed busy Sunday with clearing roads, but some of their busiest work - making them safer for this morning's commuters - likely took place overnight.

Sunday's snowstorm covered roads throughout Georgia, particularly hammering areas in Clarke, Jackson and Oconee counties.

March 01, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Snow day was fun for some, trouble for others

March began like a lion not sure what it wanted to do.

Sunday started with rain, which turned into heavy snowfall after lunch, and then finished off with wind and a bright but brief sunset, yellow rays reflecting off downtown Gainesville offices.

March 01, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


From poultry to life as a Flowery Branch employee

FLOWERY BRANCH - He was raised around chickens, keeps a few in the yard of his North Hall home and has items in his office with a poultry design.

March 01, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lottery sales keep rising, but the recession keeps them in check

Anticipation may be high for tonight's drawing of the multistate Mega Millions lottery, with a jackpot that has grown to $171 million.

February 27, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


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DOT readies for winter with ‘salt barn’

The Georgia Department of Transportation is taking advantage of some sunny, fall days to better respond as needed to frigid, snowy winter days.

October 21, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville man ID’d as pilot in Thursday plane crash

A Gainesville man was identified Monday as the person killed in a single-engine plane crash near Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport last week.

October 21, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Oakwood gives final OK to 50 percent tax hike

Oakwood City Council gave its final OK Monday to increasing the South Hall city's property tax rate by about 50 percent.

October 20, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall trail plans get second wind

As a lifetime bicyclist and co-owner of a Gainesville bicycle store, Nathan O'Neill more than welcomes the idea of a developed network of area trails.

October 19, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Tree planting project at corps parks could start in November

Gainesville is poised to plant 180 trees at three Army Corps of Engineers parks as part of an "environmental stewardship" plan tied to the Clarks Bridge replacement project.

October 18, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Federal agency probing Gainesville plane crash

Federal officials have taken over the investigation of a single-engine plane crash near Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport Thursday.

October 17, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Investigation begins into Thursday's fatal plane crash

A Gainesville diesel mechanic turned rescuer Thursday as a single-engine plane crashed and burned in front of his workplace, killing one of two occupants and seriously injuring the other.

October 17, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Early projects list shows Ga. 211 widening as top priority

A Norcross consultant helping to develop a long-range transportation plan for Gainesville-Hall County has ranked the widening of Ga. 211/Old Winder Highway in South Hall as the area's No. 1 priority.

October 15, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Former Lanier Islands CID director dies in car wreck

A Roswell man who had worked to create a self-taxing district along Ga. 347/Lanier Islands Parkway in South Hall County has died.

October 15, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Fla., Ga. again attacking each other in water wars

Both Florida and Georgia are again firing shots at each other in a 1-year-old water wars case before the U.S. Supreme Court.

October 15, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Oakwood votes to raise taxes by 50 percent

Oakwood residents and homeowners will see their property tax rate jump by 50 percent.

October 13, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Number of uninsured in Hall County is dropping

The number of uninsured Hall County residents has dropped to its second-lowest level in five years, according to recent numbers released by the U.S. Census Bureau.

October 12, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Oakwood mulls major tax hike as debt, bills pile up

For 15 years, one of the things Oakwood residents and businesses could count on was a mostly steady tax rate.

October 12, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Tumbling Circle railroad crossing to close

The Georgia Department of Transportation is closing the Tumbling Circle railroad crossing near Old Oakwood Road.

October 11, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Water issues not a big focus in state races

Two decades of "water wars" between Georgia, Florida and Alabama are barely registering as a skirmish in political races leading up to the Nov. 4 election.

October 11, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


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