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Lanier parks gearing up for camping season, fun

New playgrounds and restrooms and improved camping sites are just a few of the improvements visitors will see at U.S. Army Corps of Engineers parks around Lake Lanier.

April 02, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Longer school days ahead after spring break

Have a good rest, Hall County school system students.

April 01, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall is healthy, but there’s work to be done

Hall County can boast a No. 10 ranking among Georgia counties in a recent health study, but that high perch should be kept in perspective, said Dr. David N. Westfall, the state's district public health director.

March 31, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Northeast Ga. governments submit road project lists

Northeast Georgia governments have submitted their "unconstrained project lists" as part of a push toward a statewide 2012 vote on a new 1-cent sales tax for transportation improvements.

March 31, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Literacy center plans delayed again

Hopes for a new adult literacy center in South Hall have been dashed again.

March 30, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Oakwood installs tornado sirens

Oakwood has two new tornado sirens up and running - including one near where an August 2008 tornado struck - and is preparing to put up a third one on the Chestnut Mountain side of town.

March 29, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


History center discusses 150th anniversary of the Civil War

Civil War remembrances will look a lot different with the 150th anniversary than they did during the 100th, Glen Kyle of the Northeast Georgia History Center, said Tuesday.

March 29, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Friendship is now a ‘wellness’ school of choice

Friendship Elementary School got a healthy endorsement from the Hall County Board of Education Monday night.

March 28, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Johnson head leaving to direct SPLOST work

Johnson High School principal Damon Gibbs will leave his post to work full-time on directing projects being funded by the 1-cent special purpose local option sales tax.

March 28, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Fair Street architect interviews today and Thursday

The Gainesville City Schools Board of Education plans to interview two architects vying for the $19 million reconstruction of Fair Street International Baccalaureate World School.

March 28, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Forecast: Soggy week ahead for Hall

More rain and thunderstorms are expected to hit the Hall County area and could linger throughout the work week.

March 27, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Sewer plant fixes will reap savings for Flowery Branch

Flowery Branch has completed energy-saving improvements to its sewer treatment plant off Atlanta Highway.

March 27, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch explores long-term road project options

Flowery Branch plans to start informally talking with property owners in the path of potential road projects to see if they would be interested in selling their land, at some point, to the city.

March 27, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch may enact new stormwater annual fee

Built on a hill, downtown Flowery Branch has bore the brunt of unforgiving rainfalls.

March 27, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall tax offices to move to Liberty Mutual

Hall County tax offices are headed to the county-owned Liberty Mutual Building on Browns Bridge Road, after all.

March 25, 2011 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Lakeshore Mall in Gainesville is up for auction

Lakeshore Mall in Gainesville is on the auction block this week.

March 28, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Project improving intersections in downtown Gainesville to start Wednesday

A downtown Gainesville project geared to helping improve pedestrian safety and access at five busy intersections is scheduled to start Wednesday.

March 27, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Pearl Harbor survivor from Hall County dies

A Hall County member of an ever-dwindling group - Pearl Harbor survivors - has died.

March 26, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Mixed-use development proposed at Ledan, Sardis roads

A mixed-use development is proposed at Ledan and Sardis roads, a busy northwest Hall County intersection where officials plan to build a roundabout.

March 26, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Roadwork to transform area at Hall-Gwinnett county line

With forklifts ripping up the earth around him, Nathan Rhodes ponders his future on Atlanta Highway/Ga. 13 at the Gwinnett-Hall County line.

March 26, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


New Hall business had humble start in Roswell

When it came time to expand, DBR Associates had to look beyond its longtime digs - a historic Roswell home with strict rules on structural improvements.

March 25, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Choices gala speaker calls for advocates to rally against abortion, be 'heroes' for unborn

A national anti-abortion speaker called on a South Hall crowd Thursday night to be "heroes" in ongoing work to save unborn babies and minister to ...

March 23, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


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


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