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Diane Hirling: Stability achieved; next mission — get things done

FLOWERY BRANCH - Diane Hirling once used to bristle at the negative news reports in Flowery Branch, the town she had adopted since moving to the area from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., in 1992.

January 09, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Major South Hall artery could be renamed

By spring, a heavily traveled South Hall road could reflect the name of its biggest attraction, Lake Lanier Islands.

January 09, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lake nears winter full pool level

A streak of dry weather - not counting Thursday's snowfall - has allowed the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to get Lake Lanier very close to its winter full pool of 1,070 feet above sea level.

January 08, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Corps finishes public input period

With the public comment period over, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is looking at completing within two years a document that will govern water usage in the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River basin.

January 08, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


New council takes over in Flowery Branch

FLOWERY BRANCH - A new era of government began Wednesday in Flowery Branch as three City Council members were introduced and the council agreed to switch to night meetings as a way to better involve the public.

January 06, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch swears in mayor, new city council members

FLOWERY BRANCH - Flowery Branch Mayor Diane Hirling, re-elected to a second four-year term, was sworn in on Wednesday morning along with three new city council members.

January 06, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


DOT awards more stimulus projects

Georgia awarded some $78 million in road widening and resurfacing projects in December, mostly using federal stimulus money, transportation officials said Monday.

January 04, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Cold weather makes outside work challenging

Kris Griffin has seen worse, but Monday morning's frigid air, made worse by a piercing wind, was no picnic.

January 04, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Area may get 2 inches of snow by end of week

Make sure to bundle up youngsters heading back to school this week.

January 03, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Couple takes a hiking honeymoon

If marriage is meant to be a lifetime journey, then what is a 5½-month trek through the wilderness, wading through waist-deep waters and pausing breathless at scenic overlooks?

January 03, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


North Hall native takes pride in job fighting pirates

It's an unpredictable and sometimes hectic schedule he keeps in the treacherous waters off the Horn of Africa.

December 29, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Life


Y2K plus 10: Is fear of crash past?

Despite the preparations, doomsday scenarios had many stocking up on bottled water and making sure they had cash on hand and a full tank of gas in the car.

December 27, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Corps to close park areas for deer hunt

Laurel Ridge Trail and most of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers parks along Buford Dam Road are set to close Jan. 5-6 for a quota deer hunt sponsored by the corps.

December 23, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch may have to pay for culvert work itself

Flowery Branch likely will have to go it alone in spending as much as $125,000 to replace a culvert on a portion of Spring Street that collapsed Dec. 9.

December 22, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Making a gingerbread house can involve mom, dad, kids

Amid the hustle and bustle of readying the house for Christmas, it may be easy to overlook or not even consider putting together a gingerbread house.

December 22, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Life


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Clemson coach Dabo Swinney shares his faith at Free Chapel

Clemson head football coach Dabo Swinney mixed faith with football Sunday as he delivered a long, rousing talk at Gainesville's Free Chapel as part ...

August 28, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Bible survives Katrina, finally returned this year to Gainesville woman

With its faded cover and brittle pages, Kel Lee Cutrell's childhood Bible might not survive regular trips back and forth to church on Sundays.

August 28, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Planned $700 million development approved by Hall commission

A planned $700 million, 508-acre multiuse development in South Hall can move forward, now that it has gotten the Hall County Board of Commissioners' approval.

August 25, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Commissioners table Mincey Marble plant proposal before big crowd

Mincey Marble's rezoning proposal for a new plant in West Hall now will be heard by the Hall County Board of Commissioners on Oct ...

August 25, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Oakwood updating city cemetery, trying to find where bodies are buried

Whenever someone asks about plots in the City Cemetery, Oakwood City Clerk Tangee Puckett has to pull out a yellowed, torn and rumpled map.

August 24, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Mincey Marble seeking to delay Hall commission vote on new plant

Mincey Marble has asked the Hall County Board of Commissioners to delay its rezoning request until its Oct. 13 meeting - a move that has angered ...

August 23, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Financial analyst doesn’t expect much health care change under new president

Regardless of who's elected president, Americans might not see much change in health care reform with neither political party having control of both Congress ...

August 23, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Huge development, new marble plant on tap for Thursday meeting

A whale of a meeting could be in store Thursday before the Hall County Board of Commissioners.

August 22, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Health care law to get deeper look at chamber event Tuesday

The Affordable Care Act will get a deeper look at the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce's fifth annual Health Care Reform Seminar on Tuesday.

August 21, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Stage set for Mincey Marble rezoning battle

A smile crossed Donna Mincey's face as she pressed her fingertips against the shower stall, one example of what is produced at her family-owned ...

August 21, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lula looking at potential fixes to railroad tunnel

With repairs planned for Cobb Street bridge, Lula is turning its attention to another, nearby railroad crossing - this one running under Norfolk Southern tracks.

August 18, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Oakwood to save $1.6 million through sewer debt refinancing

Oakwood refinanced its sewer debt Wednesday, a move that's expected to save taxpayers about $1.6 million over 20 years.

August 18, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Pizza, beer businesses planned where historic home stood in Flowery Branch

Pizza and beer businesses will take the place of a historic home torn down recently in downtown Flowery Branch.

August 16, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lula mayor criticizes Hall County’s merger push

Lula's mayor didn't pull punches when it came to the topic Monday night of a merger of Hall County governments.

August 15, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Turn lane extension planned at UNG and Mundy Mill Road

Relief may be coming for students and other travelers at an extra busy spot on Mundy Mill Road in Oakwood where the University of North ...

August 15, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


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