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Literacy center plan to be revived

Work toward pursuing state money for a new literacy center in Oakwood could begin in earnest early next year.

September 19, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local

1st of 3 Flowery Branch seats to be decided by residents

Two Flowery Branch residents with deep ties to the South Hall town are vying for a spot on City Council on Tuesday.

September 18, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Elections

History lesson on Lanier given

OAKWOOD - Working at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in the summer of 1981, Robert David Coughlin took turns with other park rangers keeping watch at the dispatch desk.

September 16, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local

Weekend travelers, get ready for Boling Bridge closing

Forget fancy moves on the field for a moment. Chestatee High School's football team will do some maneuvering just to get to and from Friday night's game.

September 15, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local

DOT says options not good if transportation tax fails

OAKWOOD ­- Todd Long asked and answered the question in the same breath.

September 14, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local

Corps says no to water supply in its manual

Leaning on a July 2009 federal judge's ruling, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers doesn't plan to address water supply in Lake Lanier as part of its update of the water control manual for the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin.

September 14, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local

Road’s completion makes timing right for Oakwood to push for development, officials say

Oakwood should seize the planned Dec. 31 completion of a four-lane parkway as an opportunity to ramp up economic development efforts, city officials said Monday.

September 13, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local

Flowery Branch residents can vote now for council seat

Early voting is under way for the election of a new Flowery Branch City Council member.

September 13, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Elections

Study: Flowery Branch short on roads cash

Flowery Branch has completed a downtown transportation study that was begun last year, basically painting a not-so-bright picture of roadway needs and funding.

September 12, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local

Oakwood retreat will focus on the future

Oakwood plans to take stock of itself, particularly in the area of economic development, during a City Council retreat set for today at City Hall.

September 12, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local

Master of the chair

Master barber James Wright stays on top of the latest cuts but takes pride in old-school techniques and equipment, including a chair that dates to the 1920s.

September 12, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Life

Corps plans for offseason work at area parks

With several of its Lake Lanier campgrounds closing today, the Army Corps of Engineers is casting an eye toward offseason improvements.

September 11, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local

History Center plans month of patriotic events, fundraiser

The Northeast Georgia History Center in Gainesville has planned a series of patriotic events this month, partly as a fundraiser and partly to tout a subject already near and dear to many area residents.

September 10, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local

Flowery Branch favors lower rates for low water, sewer users

Low water and sewer users in Flowery Branch likely will catch a break on their water bills starting in November.

September 10, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local

Flowery Branch residents to voice opinions on utility rates

Flowery Branch water and sewer users get a chance to voice their opinions tonight over a proposed new set of utility rates.

September 08, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local

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New Flowery Branch City Hall gets historic preservation board’s OK

A city historic preservation board gave Flowery Branch its blessing Tuesday to the South Hall city's plans for a new City Hall.

October 25, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local

Authorities: Mother's car crossed center line in wreck that killed her, daughter

A woman and her 12-year-old daughter, both from Maysville, were killed when the mother crossed the center line in her car and struck a pickup ...

October 25, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local

Secretary of state: Almost 750,000 Georgians have voted early

Nearly 750,000 Georgians have cast votes ahead of the Nov. 8 general election, Secretary of State Brian Kemp told a Gainesville audience Tuesday afternoon.

October 25, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local

Oakwood set to OK 2017 budget in November

Oakwood is poised to approve its 2017 budget next month, following a public hearing Monday night that drew no residents.

October 24, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local

Residents hold Gainesville rally, march against violence

With chants of "Kids are our future, let them live," some 35 people marched on Gainesville streets Sunday afternoon to protest violence that's rocking ...

October 23, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local

As Lake Lanier levels drop, other concerns rise

With Lake Lanier 8 feet below full pool and falling, Val Perry has a message for Lake Lanier Association members: Move your dock.

October 23, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local

Commercial growth plan off Ga. 365 in Lula stirs up sewer dispute

Proposed development in one of Hall County's hottest areas for growth has scratched at old wounds over sewer between Lula and Hall County.

October 23, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local

Browns Bridge closing for 2 weekends for repairs

Browns Bridge, one of Hall County's few links to neighboring counties over Lake Lanier, is slated to be closed for repairs the next two ...

October 20, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local

Area residents, relief workers respond to Hurricane Matthew damage

Hurricane Matthew's disastrous spin up the East Coast, particularly the Carolinas, has triggered a huge humanitarian response from Georgia relief workers, faith-based groups and ...

October 19, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local

Flowery Branch seeks historic board’s OK for new City Hall

Before turning dirt on the new Flowery Branch City Hall, the South Hall city is planning to get a blessing for the project from an ...

October 18, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local

Nov. 2 meeting set for Martin Road traffic study

A Nov. 2 meeting has been set to discuss traffic alternatives to Martin Road as part of plans to build a new, nearby Interstate 985 ...

October 17, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local

Fiery North Hall crash injures deputy, inmates

A Whitfield County sheriff's deputy ran a stop sign, injuring herself and two inmates in a fiery North Hall wreck Monday morning, according to ...

October 17, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local

Flowery Branch man will lead state’s Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency

A Flowery Branch man has been named director of the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency.

October 17, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local

75-acre West Hall subdivision proposal goes before Hall planners

A 75-acre subdivision is being proposed near Lake Lanier in West Hall.

October 16, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local

187-lot subdivision on Spout Springs Road gets approval

A 187-lot subdivision planned off busy Spout Springs Road in South Hall can move forward now that rezoning was approved by the Hall County Board ...

October 14, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local

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