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Longtime area businessman, Albert Hayes, dies at age 81

Albert "A.D." Hayes' rise in the auto industry dates to 1953, when he ran a gas station/garage in Decatur.

August 31, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local

2009 rainfall has been close to normal so far

Rain, or at least some dreary skies, could be hanging around the next few days.

August 30, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local

Martha Stephens is the first one to greet you at city hall

FLOWERY BRANCH - Although it has grown a lot over recent years, Flowery Branch is still small enough where people walk into City Hall on Main Street to pay their water, sewer and trash bills.

August 30, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local

Perseverance pays for Appalachian artists

With its mountain vistas, brightened in the fall by changing leaves, one might think North Georgia would be filled with painters staring at the horizon.

August 29, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local

Frontage Road becomes ‘roads’

OAKWOOD - Once a vital connector with easily reached businesses and neighborhoods, Frontage Road in South Hall now sits in three pieces with some people struggling to give or get directions.

August 29, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local

Hundreds expected at state tourism conference

Some 350 to 400 people are expected to arrive for the three-day Governor's Tourism Conference next week at Lake Lanier Islands resort.

August 28, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local

I-985 exit work won’t be finished till October

Because of abundant rainfall over the past month, the Georgia Department of Transportation doesn't expect its $75 million makeover of Interstate 985 in South Hall to be completed by Labor Day as hoped.

August 28, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local

South Hall may get traffic relief

A four-lane Spout Springs Road won't be realized for some time, but Hall County officials are hoping some less-extreme improvements will bring motorists some relief in the meantime.

August 26, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local

Oakwood close to starting downtown project

Oakwood is about to embark on a $200,000 project to dress up its downtown with sidewalks, trees and other eye-pleasing and pedestrian-friendly improvements.

August 26, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local

Georgia may widen US 441 from Clayton to North Carolina

A busy North Georgia road frequented by tourists shopping for antiques or stopping for glimpses of mountain scenery could get a major makeover.

August 24, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local

DOT cutting trees as a safety measure

Yes, it's hard to think about winter when the temperatures outside are still touching the 90-degree mark.

August 23, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local

HEROs can be just that to those stranded on interstates

FLOWERY BRANCH - South Hall motorists may soon see the bright yellow truck a little more often as they're tooling down Interstate 985.

August 22, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local

Gainesville State continues to boom

OAKWOOD - You don't have to tell John Schmidt that Gainesville State College is in the midst of an ongoing growth explosion.

August 20, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local

Flowery Branch adopts new, 'cleaned up' alcohol ordinance

FLOWERY BRANCH - Flowery Branch City Council voted Wednesday to fuse together a series of older, alcohol beverage-related ordinances into one law.

August 19, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local

Officials want to consolidate Flowery Branch alcohol laws

Over the years, Flowery Branch passed an array of alcohol-related laws that, today, could be merged to form one document that, city officials hope, will be easier for the public to grasp and the city to administer.

August 18, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local

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Articles By Author - Jeff Gill

The long trek to creating Cherokee Bluffs park

Hall County's newest park, Cherokee Bluffs, is being lauded for its golden views of surrounding South Hall County and unique display of huge rock ...

November 24, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Lula downtown improvement work could start in January

Nearly a year after improving the look of one section of Main Street, Lula plans to continue the downtown work on another stretch this winter.

November 22, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Hall transit funding needs ‘rethinking,’ director says

Eddie Martinez of Gainesville enjoys the Gainesville Connection routes between Gainesville and Oakwood, but he would like to see Hall Area Transit extend its reach.

November 22, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Cherokee Bluffs Park opening Friday in South Hall

After years of planning, development and pulling together the needed funding, Cherokee Bluffs Park in South Hall County is set to formally open Friday to ...

November 19, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Georgia, Florida mention mediation as step to solve water wars

Georgia and Florida may be inching closer to settling a water sharing lawsuit, as court records show lawyers for both sides are talking about mediation.

November 18, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Clermont could have hard time doing business come Jan. 1

Clermont may have little wiggle room to conduct town business between Jan. 1 and March 1, when the North Hall County town holds a special ...

November 17, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

New state designation could boost Lula planning efforts

Lula's new state designation as a "PlanFirst" community could help the northeast Hall County city save some money as it pushes ahead with planning ...

November 16, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Suspect sought after shooting of occupied vehicle

A Gainesville man is being sought in a Monday afternoon shooting of an occupied vehicle off Cleveland Highway in North Hall County.

November 16, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Revised Lula sign ordinance set for public hearing

Reacting to a U.S. Supreme Court ruling earlier this year, Lula is proposing changes to its sign ordinance that explicitly says it doesn't ...

November 15, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Number of available dock permits remaining on Lake Lanier down to 30

Lake Lanier dwellers wanting a boat dock permit but who have put off seeking one might want to put that task atop their to-do list.

November 14, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

First phase of renovation to start at Lake Lanier Olympic Venue

Nearly 20 years after the world watched the Olympic Games in Gainesville, the Lake Lanier Olympic Venue is on the verge of a makeover.

November 12, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


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