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Indian Festival honors heritage through dance, crafts

Two months before his lung cancer diagnosis in 2006, Paul Eddy pondered holding an annual festival in Hall County celebrating Native American traditions.

October 24, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Miniature golf tournament benefits youth foundation

A hole-in-one won't be all that's celebrated Saturday at The Oaks Miniature Golf in West Hall.

October 23, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Basin group to take on water wars

After nearly 20 years of litigation and no resolution concerning the allocation of water shared by Georgia, Alabama and Florida, a group involving parties with vested interests in those states plans to

October 21, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Corps resuming pre-drought releases on Lanier

After nearly two years of releases aimed at dealing with a wrenching drought, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has resumed normal water-control operations at Lake Lanier.

October 20, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Toastmasters celebrate the art of public speaking

For some, just the notion of public speaking is nerve-racking.

October 20, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Life


Oakwood tax rate to stay the same for 10th year

OAKWOOD - Oakwood residents who see their tax bills climb this year can lay the blame mostly at higher assessments.

October 19, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Newcomers poised to make up most of Flowery Branch council

Flowery Branch politics will soon be awash with fresh, new faces.

October 18, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Elections


Georgia DOT prepares for more work on area roads

If a dry spell settles in as predicted, the last big piece to the massive overhaul of Interstate 985 in South Hall is expected to fall into place by midmorning Thursday.

October 16, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Warmer houses won’t burn up bank account as much this winter

Residents could get a taste of winter this weekend, as temperatures are expected to plunge into the 30s.

October 16, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


277 homeowners vie for 174 docks

You can bet Bill and Diane Felder of West Hall have Oct. 28 circled on their calendar.

October 16, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch candidates make their pitch

FLOWERY BRANCH - One thing's for sure: Flowery Branch City Council appears headed for evening meetings.

October 15, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Elections


Group sponsors Veterans Appreciation Day event

The Disabled American Veterans Chapter 17 in Gainesville has worked through a weak economy to organize its third annual Veterans Appreciation Day.

October 15, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Deadline is Tuesday for dock permit requests

The deadline to seek a boat dock permit on Lake Lanier is Tuesday.

October 11, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Doss-Luna has grown up with Oakwood, plans to stay there

OAKWOOD - Oakwood was a far different place when Patti Doss-Luna arrived in the small town, a young mom entering the work force because "I needed the job."

October 11, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Public will get chance to comment on Flowery Branch traffic study

FLOWERY BRANCH - With roads first laid out in horse and buggy days, Flowery Branch is looking to solve some modern-day transportation woes - and city officials want the public's help.

October 10, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


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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


Hall OKs safety improvements on Union Church Road

Safety improvements on a short but treacherous stretch of Union Church Road in South Hall County could take place within the next year.

June 19, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall’s sewer system ready for growth

On his way out of office, Gary Gibbs spoke these prophetic words in December 2004: The key to Hall County's future is running sewer up Ga. 365 in North Hall.

June 19, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Judge rejects Georgia’s motion to dismiss water wars case

A Maine lawyer overseeing the latest legal battle in the tri-state water wars has denied Georgia's motion to dismiss a lawsuit by Florida in the U.S. Supreme Court.

June 19, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


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