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Flowery Branch mulls impact fees

Development impact fees, once all the rage among governments to help pay for infrastructure, haven't made as much noise in a tanked economy.

August 10, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Oakwood approves $2.1 million sewer line construction

A long-awaited sewer project got Oakwood City Council's OK Monday night.

August 10, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lakewood pastor thanked for two decades of service

With cards, humor and speeches, Lakewood Baptist Church members showed their gratitude Sunday to Tom Smiley for 20 years as senior pastor of the church off Thompson Bridge Road.

August 09, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Keep an eye out as school buses fill Hall County roads

With more than 100 yellow buses filling Hall County's roads, it's time again for motorists to be more alert than ever.

August 08, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Motorcycle run to benefit ‘Pillows for Patriots’

A Flowery Branch woman has organized a motorcycle run to help raise money so those deployed in the military - such as her son Joel - can sleep with a pillow under their heads.

August 07, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Planning commission urges no quarry expansion

A group of southeast Hall residents won the first battle over whether a quarry operator can get government OK for a 113-acre expansion of its property.

August 03, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Spout Springs repairs done in time for school traffic

Just in time, as planned.

August 02, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Company seeks OK for quarry expansion

Maybe not as rocky as the mined materials in its quarry off Candler Road, but the road to Monday's Hall County Planning Commission meeting has not been a smooth or straight one for Hanson Aggregates Southeast.

July 31, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Oakwood students may face lengthy commute

What used to be a stone's throw or two from Oakwood Elementary School now will mean a ride down busy Mundy Mill Road for students living off Oakwood Road - at least for a few months.

July 29, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Architect offers Fifth Row Center his services

A California architect who designed film studios for film director George Lucas and a concert set for singer Madonna has offered his help to Fifth Row Center, a community theater group in Flowery Branch.

July 28, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Area transit improvements happening thanks to federal stimulus money

Transit improvements are either under way or on their way throughout Northeast Georgia.

July 28, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Senators push for corps to consider Lanier withdrawals as part of water control plan

Georgia's U.S. senators are pushing federal officials to include the effects of current and future water supply withdrawals from Lake Lanier in the update of the water control manual for the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin.

July 27, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


State transportation tax is hot topic as cities meet

BRASELTON - A pair of Oakwood officials criticized the state's new plan for a penny sales tax for transportation at a Monday night meeting of Hall County's municipal leaders.

July 26, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hit-and-run victim back in US

A woman seriously injured in a hit-and-run accident in Italy is now receiving care at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, where she has been surrounded by family and friends.

July 25, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Heat wave expected to keep scorching

Today brings a chance for some rain, but we're not out of the furnace yet.

July 25, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


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With deadline approaching, coverage through health insurance law uncertain beyond 2017

Thursday is the deadline to sign up for health insurance through the federal Affordable Care Act, if you want coverage starting Jan. 1.

December 11, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


A case for buildings

Hall County's supply of available large industrial space is as scarce as Tim Evans has seen it in his 11 years as the Greater ...

December 11, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Georgia gets good news in new corps water manual

It looks like Christmas has come early for Georgia's long-term water needs.

December 08, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall cities looking toward setting dates for 2017 election

Hall County's cities already are looking ahead to local elections in 2017.

December 07, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Cars roll through new stop sign on Bradford Street

Four-way stop signs are now up at at Bradford Street and North Avenue in Gainesville.

December 07, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


75 years after attack, Pearl Harbor still resonates with area residents

Henry T. "Jeep" Woodliff didn't know it yet, but history was about to be made - and very near his Army base.

December 06, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Ministry seeks to delay vote on home for women seeking to leave sex trafficking

A proposed faith-based program housing and counseling women seeking to leave sex trafficking may not be decided until early next year.

December 05, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Public meetings on I-85 widening set this week

Public information meetings about the widening of a 24-mile stretch of Interstate 85 skirting Hall County are set for this week.

December 04, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Christmas on Green Street participants brave chilly, rainy Sunday

The crowds were light in number, but spirits were high as holiday revelers made their way through a soggy, cold Christmas on Green Street Sunday ...

December 04, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County man charged with murder in Lumpkin County

A Hall County man has been charged with the murder and aggravated assault of a 41-year-old Murrayville woman whose body was found early Sunday in ...

December 04, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Plan for women’s sex trafficking home parallels Eagle Ranch’s start

It was a faith-based proposal to help a troubled group of people in a rural Hall County residential complex, and it initially caused a stir ...

December 04, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Green Street closed Sunday evening for annual Christmas event

Green Street and part of Thompson Bridge Road/Ga. 60 will be closed from 3:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. or 8:30 ...

December 02, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Medical bill draws from U.S. Rep. Doug Collins’ mental health legislation

A sweeping biomedical bill moving through Congress pulls partly from a mental health bill proposed last year by Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville.

December 01, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


New 4-way stop coming to popular Gainesville side street

Four-way stop signs will be placed at Bradford Street and North Avenue in Gainesville in answer to a Sept. 19 petition by neighborhood residents.

December 01, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Georgia roads chief: Rise in funding helping to improve conditions

ATHENS - Georgia's roads chief told a transportation-minded crowd Wednesday he hopes new and improved state and federal funding will help shore up the state ...

November 30, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


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