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Lanier rising, despite dry April

These dry days might seem eerily familiar, but no worries yet.

April 13, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Oakwood works to maintain roads

Oakwood is about to gear up its road maintenance program this year after the economic downturn delayed it in 2009.

April 12, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


I-85 resurfacing begins near South Carolina line

The Georgia Department of Transportation is scheduled to begin at 6 tonight resurfacing a 7.2-mile stretch of Interstate 85 up to the South Carolina state line.

April 12, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Road conditions study gives Flowery Branch officials plenty to think about

Gainesville Street may look like a peaceful drive between McEver and Lights Ferry roads, passing pastures, thick oak trees and quaint homes.

April 10, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Funding stalls plan for major road expansions in Gainesville

A major road project that would create a series of connectors in and around west Gainesville has hit a speed bump, mainly because of a lack of funding and the emergence of a more pressing issue in South Hall.

April 06, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Charlie Company guardsmen settling into home life

Charlie Company guardsmen now, for the most part, are settling into old routines and enjoying time with family and friends.

April 05, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Continuous flow traffic scheme gets open house

A public meeting has been set for April 15 on the proposed reconstruction of Ga. 400 at Ga. 53 in Dawson County.

April 05, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Teens explore unique kind of spring break

They could be playing in the surf and sand or otherwise kicking back at home with family and friends.

April 04, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Group plans major relief effort in Haiti

Ted Garner has taken mission trips to Haiti regularly since 1983.

April 03, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Once billed as ‘world’s largest,’ Garrison egg hunt is no more

Mack Garrison Jr. had hoped somebody or some group would pick up his family's 50-year tradition of putting on a community Easter egg hunt in Homer, once billed as the "world's largest."

April 01, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch looking at planning grant

Flowery Branch could begin exploring with neighboring South Hall cities the possibility of getting some planning money under a new federal program.

April 01, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gavel changes hands in Flowery Branch court

Michelle Rohan has realized her fifth-grade dream.

March 31, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Oakwood backs Clermont in library fight

Oakwood has joined Flowery Branch in backing Clermont in its battle against the Hall County Board of Commissioners over placement of a new North Hall library.

March 30, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


South Hall leading way out of recession, Norton says

FLOWERY BRANCH - South Hall is helping lead the region in economic recovery, Gainesville real estate executive Frank Norton Jr. told a group of business and community leaders Tuesday.

March 30, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Business


Terror in Russia due to social issues, professor says

The underlying reasons for terrorist activity in Russia are "social and economic, not necessarily religious," a foreign policy program speaker told a Gainesville audience Monday night.

March 30, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Hall school board gives first approval to budget, laments tax digest

Hall County Schools' budget for 2016-17 got a thumb's up Monday night and Hall County's tax digest - or a list of the county ...

May 23, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Company says construction at new RaceTrac shouldn’t affect traffic flow

Construction of the new RaceTrac store in Gainesville has stretched to the busy E.E. Butler Parkway/U.S. 129, but company officials don't ...

May 23, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lula looking to upgrade Internet presence

Lula is looking to strengthen its Internet presence with a website that's informative, easy to use and promotes the historic northeast Hall County city.

May 22, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Political observers surprised to see large field in 9th District House race

The 2014 election wasn't complicated, with two Republican candidates and one Democrat.

May 22, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Affordable housing project one step closer in Flowery Branch

There are still hoops to jump through, but a developer got closer Thursday night to bringing a 60-unit affordable housing project geared to residents 55 ...

May 19, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch OKs financing for new city hall

Financing is moving forward on the new $5.3 million city hall in Flowery Branch.

May 19, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Affordable housing project for those who are 55-plus proposed in Flowery Branch

Another affordable housing project is proposed in Hall County, this time an apartment rental complex geared to residents 55 and older.

May 18, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lula considering whether to allow liquor sales, Sunday alcohol sales

Lula residents may get the chance this November to vote on several issues concerning alcohol sales, including liquor by the drink.

May 17, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall schools won’t do Milestones retesting, except in summer school

Because of a lag in getting back test results, Hall County Schools has decided not to conduct Georgia Milestones retesting this school year, which ends ...

May 16, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Capitola Farm Road in South Hall to be partially closed for 90 days

A key traffic artery between two major South Hall roads and cutting through a major subdivision will be partially closed 90 days, starting within a ...

May 15, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Sewer line being moved so pedestrian/bicycling tunnel can be built under Atlanta Highway

A $120,000 sewer line project is underway to clear the way for construction of a pedestrian/bicycling tunnel as part of a newly opened ...

May 15, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Vietnam veterans were bonded by war 50 years ago

Having graduated from high school in the mid-1960s and just starting lives in small-town Gainesville, 22 young men, mostly in their late teens, didn't ...

May 15, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Norton’s accomplishments in law, historic preservation resonate with many

Wednesday's unveiling of artifacts recovered from a northeast Hall County historic mill site likely would have delighted the late William L. Norton Jr.

May 13, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Contract awarded for $44.1M widening of Athens Highway

The widening of Athens Highway/U.S. 129 in East Hall looks to be a sure thing, as the Georgia Department of Transportation has awarded ...

May 11, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Vote delayed on proposed Marriott hotel off Flat Creek in Gainesville

Environmental concerns have delayed government action on a proposed hotel off Flat Creek in Gainesville.

May 10, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


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