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End of the Lion for Oakwood grocer

The Food Lion grocery store in Oakwood is closing on or before Feb. 19, corporate spokeswoman Christy Phillips-Brown said Thursday.

January 22, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Council member Lutz to run for county commission

City Councilman Craig Lutz announced Thursday night he plans to run for the Hall County Board of Commissioners' District 1 seat.

January 21, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Oakwood Food Lion to close next month

The Food Lion grocery store in Oakwood is closing on or before Feb. 19, corporate spokeswoman Christy Phillips-Brown said this morning.

January 21, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lake Lanier report shows 800,000 visitors lost

The number of May-September, or in-season, visitors to the Lake Lanier area dropped from 5 million in 2007 to 4.2 million in 2008, according to preliminary results of a regional economic impact study.

January 20, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Chamber honors 3 companies as the year’s best in Hall

Three Hall County companies were recognized Wednesday as top industries of the year at the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce's inaugural Industry Appreciation Luncheon.

January 20, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Business


Gainesville ministry prepares for trip to Haiti's quake zone

A Hall County-based organization is preparing for a trip this week to Haiti, joining up with groups worldwide to help the country broken by last week's earthquake.

January 20, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville teachers of the year named

Gainesville Middle School science teacher Hugh McKinney has been named the city school system's teacher of the year for 2010-11.

January 20, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Personal trainers give that extra push to get fit in new year

New Year's Day has come and gone and so far, you're sticking to that resolution about eating better.

January 19, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Life


Cleveland man hopes to lend a hand in Haiti

Like others, Jeff Mumpower was shocked to see the pictures of a ruined Haiti.

January 18, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


South Hall road changes make life easier for several businesses

OAKWOOD -Newly opened roads around Interstate 985 and Mundy Mill Road have brightened life for many area businesses.

January 18, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Marchers in Cornelia carry torch for Martin Luther King Jr.

CORNELIA - Rain pelting their umbrellas didn't deter the 35 marchers from taking their cause of peace to downtown streets Sunday afternoon.

January 17, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall firefighters battle overnight blazes in South Hall

A late Saturday fire that destroyed a South Hall mobile home appears to have been accidental.

January 17, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Remodeling history: Flowery Branch restoring downtown buildings

FLOWERY BRANCH - Flowery Branch is taking steps to revive at least one part of downtown by fixing up a pair of century-old Main Street buildings.

At one time a tenant in one of the buildings, the city has spent more than $11,000 remodeling them the past few months, after buying them two years ago.

January 17, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Viewpoint


Commission chairman talks water, taxes in annual speech

FLOWERY BRANCH - Dismissing moves to resolve the tri-state battle over Lake Lanier's water, Board of Commissioners Chairman Tom Oliver touted in his State of Hall County speech Thursday sped-up plans to build the Glades Farm Reservoir.

January 15, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Electrical fire destroys North Hall home

A North Hall resident was taken to a hospital as a precaution for minor smoke inhalation from a fire that destroyed his home Thursday.

January 14, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Second phase of Cleveland bypass is halfway done

Work is halfway done on the second phase of the long-awaited four-lane Appalachian Parkway on the west side of Cleveland.

September 25, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch parking scarcity seen as a ‘good problem’ as city grows

The two friends like to "hunt out" fun places to visit, and that search brought them Wednesday to downtown Flowery Branch, where they enjoyed a ...

September 25, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Old Reunion entrance now could be part of 800-home active adult community

For years, it served as the main entrance to Reunion Country Club in South Hall.

September 22, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


‘The Tire Man’ retiring, closing his shop in Oakwood

"The Tire Man" is about to become the retired man.

September 20, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Georgia groups now seek to have voice heard in Georgia-Florida water case

Multiple groups from Georgia, including the Gainesville-based Lake Lanier Association, are following the lead of some Florida organizations in wanting to chime in on the ...

September 20, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


186-home development off Spout Springs Road gets initial OK

A 186-lot subdivision planned off busy Spout Springs Road in South Hall got the Hall County Planning Commission's recommendation for approval Monday night.

September 19, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Conservation groups seek to weigh in on Georgia-Florida water wars case

Several big-name conservation organizations are seeking to give input to the U.S. Supreme Court battle between Florida and Georgia over water sharing in a ...

September 18, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall Marine veteran seeks retroactive tax break for fully disabled veterans

An uphill battle is nothing new to Russell Rego, but the Hall County resident keeps pushing like the 21-year Marine veteran he is.

September 18, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch OKs tax allocation district money for downtown stormwater work

Flowery Branch committed $605,000 Thursday night to stormwater improvements around the planned City Hall.

September 15, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Oakwood scouting locations for electric car charging station

Oakwood hopes to follow in the footsteps of other communities, including Gainesville, by setting up an electric car charging station.

September 15, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Oakwood’s partnership with YMCA coming to an end

The Georgia Mountains YMCA's 5-year stay in Oakwood appears to be ending.

September 13, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Oakwood taxes could go up in 2017

A declining property tax digest expected to produce lower revenues has Oakwood officials looking at raising the tax rate in 2017 just to stay even ...

September 12, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Food Lion in Gainesville closing next week

For the past 10 years, Robert Dowell has leaned on the Food Lion store as his source for groceries.

September 12, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


East Hall home damaged by fire

An East Hall home was severely damaged Monday afternoon by what firefighters believe is an accidental fire started by a faulty gas grill.

September 12, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Murder suspect sought in shooting death of Gainesville man

Authorities are searching for a 33-year-old man suspected of murder in the Friday night shooting death of a Gainesville man.

September 11, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


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