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Keep umbrellas, coats handy for this week’s weather

With leaves falling off the trees, Thanksgiving behind us, and wet, chillier weather on the way, winter - still three weeks off - appears to be rearing its head.

November 28, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Thanksgiving passes quietly in Hall County

Aside from some minor fires and accidents, the Thanksgiving holiday passed quietly in Hall County.

November 28, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville concert marks start of holiday season

From the posada to the piñata, Christmas got a colorful and cultural touch Sunday night.

November 28, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


South Hall cities ready for the season

Christmas won't slip past Oakwood and Flowery Branch.

November 28, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Oakwood sewer agreement good for growth

Through an agreement with a property owner, Oakwood will be putting a sewer line in the direction of a largely undeveloped area of Mundy Mill Road.

November 22, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Two Flowery Branch council members get schooled in economic development

Economic development used to be all the rage in Flowery Branch.

November 22, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Oakwood couple goes public with their struggle to keep their home of 10 years

OAKWOOD - For most people, home foreclosure and financial distress is a private matter, a personal struggle only discussed with family and close friends.

November 22, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


YMCA growing through contracts

The Georgia Mountains YMCA has found a way to expand its operations even as fundraising has suffered in the economic downturn.

November 21, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Helping Hands recovering from co-founder’s death

Gainesville-based Helping Hands Foreign Missions is rebounding from the unexpected death of its enthusiastic leader, Richard Kowalske, in August.

November 19, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Army Reserve unit ‘thankful to be here’

Surrounded by strangers hugging on him after he got off the chartered bus, Staff Sgt. Corey White of Gainesville was overcome with emotions.

November 19, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


802nd Ordnance Company arriving in Gainesville today

Soldiers with the Gainesville-based 802nd Ordnance Company are expected to arrive later today at the U.S. Army Reserve armory off Shallowford Road.

November 19, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


U.S. 129 widening project may get funding

The long-awaited widening of U.S. 129 in East Hall is in the running for state money that could put it one step closer to construction.

November 18, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch balks over state roads grant

Flowery Branch officials are shying from applying for a grant that is geared to dressing up local streets with sidewalks, streetlights and other such improvements.

November 18, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch looks to improve downtown

Flowery Branch hopes to get moving next year on a downtown improvement project that has lingered for a couple of years.

November 18, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Jacobs Jr. and wife honored as Philanthropists of the Year

Local media giant John W. Jacobs Jr. and his wife, Martha, were honored Tuesday as 2010 Philanthropists of the Year.

November 17, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


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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


Construction has started on new Mincey Marble location

Some early work has started on the new Mincey Marble site in the Gainesville Business Park off Calvary Church Road.

March 15, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


New Gainesville doughnut shop gets initial OK

A proposed new doughnut shop got the Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board's approval Tuesday night.

March 14, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Oakwood taking first steps to clean up old fuel tank site

A defunct underground fuel tank on city-owned property is giving Oakwood an above-ground headache.

March 13, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


I-985 bridge in Gwinnett to be closed for repairs, resurfacing

The Thompson Mill Road bridge over Interstate 985 will be closed at some point for repairs, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation.

March 13, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Northern Connector could be studied in 5 years

Vilified years ago as a potential Hall County road project, the Northern Connector surfaced again last week - to some degree.

March 12, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Dawsonville Highway gridlock, growth raise concerns

The uproar over a proposed 820-home retirement community in Gainesville remains focused on worries over the development's impact on Dawsonville Highway/Ga. 53 traffic.

March 12, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


No completion date set for McEver-Jim Crow crossing

Hall County officials say they now don't know when the long-planned makeover of McEver Road at Jim Crow Road in Flowery Branch will take ...

March 11, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


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