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Identifying illegal immigrants just got easier

Federal immigration authorities have started sharing biometric information with authorities in Hall and Whitfield counties to help identify criminal immigrants.

October 15, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Overnight work will close lanes on Interstate 85

Lane closures are set for next week on Interstate 85 as the Georgia Department of Transportation moves along on efforts to convert high-occupancy vehicle lanes to high-occupancy toll lanes in Gwinnett and DeKalb counties.

October 15, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Thurmon Tanner growth has to wait

Oakwood has put a hold on any development plans for Thurmon Tanner Parkway through January, past when the project is set to be completed, so it can put together a corridor design plan.

October 15, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Child continues fight against blood disease, prognosis looks good

The future is looking brighter for a 3-year-old Gainesville boy who has struggled for two years with a rare blood disease.

October 14, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Barnes may push for extension in ruling over water wars

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Roy Barnes said Wednesday he would be ready to ask a federal judge for more time to work out a long-standing water dispute between Georgia, Alabama and Florida.

October 14, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Elections


Lake stayed close to full in past year

It took four years, but Lake Lanier finally hit the magic number - 1,071 feet above sea level - one year ago today.

October 14, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Dahlonega study aims to identify traffic problems

Built some 20 years ago to relieve traffic around the Dahlonega square, Ga. 52/Morrison Moore Parkway now needs some help of its own.

October 13, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Sea Scouts are back in Hall County

The formation of Lake Lanier in the 1950s provided an ideal launching for Sea Scouts, an arm of the Boy Scouts' Venturing program, in Hall County.

October 10, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Beulah Rucker museum looking to add outdoor touches

Beulah Rucker Museum and Educational Foundation leaders are looking to eventually add some ambitious, green-friendly touches to the complex off Athens Highway in Gainesville.

October 09, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Boling Bridge stays open tonight; DOT project ‘slightly ahead of schedule’

Boling Bridge motorists will get a reprieve tonight from a Georgia Department of Transportation maintenance project.

October 07, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch City Council to close on land for government buildings

Flowery Branch City Council voted Thursday night to go forward with buying about 7 acres of downtown property for a future city government complex.

October 07, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Shore Sweep trash collection up this year

Volunteers ended up collecting 31 tons of debris and trash from Lake Lanier during the Lake Lanier Association's 22nd annual Shore Sweep on Sept. 24.

October 06, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville-based 802nd Ordnance unit could be home in November

The Gainesville-based 802nd Ordnance Company could return home from Afghanistan in November.

October 06, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Buford Dam Road now to close Monday for repairs

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has postponed the closing of Buford Dam Road for repairs to Monday.

October 06, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Work begins to transform old community building

Work has started to turn the old South Hall Community Center into a student ministry center for Blackshear Place Baptist Church.

October 05, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Clemson coach Dabo Swinney shares his faith at Free Chapel

Clemson head football coach Dabo Swinney mixed faith with football Sunday as he delivered a long, rousing talk at Gainesville's Free Chapel as part ...

August 28, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Bible survives Katrina, finally returned this year to Gainesville woman

With its faded cover and brittle pages, Kel Lee Cutrell's childhood Bible might not survive regular trips back and forth to church on Sundays.

August 28, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Planned $700 million development approved by Hall commission

A planned $700 million, 508-acre multiuse development in South Hall can move forward, now that it has gotten the Hall County Board of Commissioners' approval.

August 25, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Commissioners table Mincey Marble plant proposal before big crowd

Mincey Marble's rezoning proposal for a new plant in West Hall now will be heard by the Hall County Board of Commissioners on Oct ...

August 25, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Oakwood updating city cemetery, trying to find where bodies are buried

Whenever someone asks about plots in the City Cemetery, Oakwood City Clerk Tangee Puckett has to pull out a yellowed, torn and rumpled map.

August 24, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Mincey Marble seeking to delay Hall commission vote on new plant

Mincey Marble has asked the Hall County Board of Commissioners to delay its rezoning request until its Oct. 13 meeting - a move that has angered ...

August 23, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Financial analyst doesn’t expect much health care change under new president

Regardless of who's elected president, Americans might not see much change in health care reform with neither political party having control of both Congress ...

August 23, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Huge development, new marble plant on tap for Thursday meeting

A whale of a meeting could be in store Thursday before the Hall County Board of Commissioners.

August 22, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Health care law to get deeper look at chamber event Tuesday

The Affordable Care Act will get a deeper look at the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce's fifth annual Health Care Reform Seminar on Tuesday.

August 21, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Stage set for Mincey Marble rezoning battle

A smile crossed Donna Mincey's face as she pressed her fingertips against the shower stall, one example of what is produced at her family-owned ...

August 21, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lula looking at potential fixes to railroad tunnel

With repairs planned for Cobb Street bridge, Lula is turning its attention to another, nearby railroad crossing - this one running under Norfolk Southern tracks.

August 18, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Oakwood to save $1.6 million through sewer debt refinancing

Oakwood refinanced its sewer debt Wednesday, a move that's expected to save taxpayers about $1.6 million over 20 years.

August 18, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Pizza, beer businesses planned where historic home stood in Flowery Branch

Pizza and beer businesses will take the place of a historic home torn down recently in downtown Flowery Branch.

August 16, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lula mayor criticizes Hall County’s merger push

Lula's mayor didn't pull punches when it came to the topic Monday night of a merger of Hall County governments.

August 15, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Turn lane extension planned at UNG and Mundy Mill Road

Relief may be coming for students and other travelers at an extra busy spot on Mundy Mill Road in Oakwood where the University of North ...

August 15, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


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