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Ex-EPD leader discusses end to water crisis

BUFORD - A former state environmental chief intimately familiar with the tri-state water wars said Tuesday night that a group of firms - including his own - have volunteered their time toward resolving the longstanding issue.

October 27, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Man serves public as firefighter, flight medic

FLOWERY BRANCH - As a Hall County firefighter, Major Patterson has treated his share of injuries stemming from car wrecks and other traumatic situations.

October 27, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Life


4 suspects, including 3 children, charged in burglary

Gainesville police have charged four people, including three children, in the Saturday burglary of a Laura Drive home.

October 26, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Eagle Ranch opens a new lodge for its ‘family’

FLOWERY BRANCH - One of Eagle Ranch's newest buildings started as a drawing on the back of a napkin.

October 25, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Aging Oakwood shopping center gets face-lift

OAKWOOD - The 20-year-old Merchants Crossing Shopping Center off Mundy Mill Road is getting an updated look, with the company that operates the center hoping new and upcoming area road improvements will stir up business.

October 25, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lake group’s annual meeting set for Tuesday

The 1071 Coalition is pressing ahead with its second annual meeting Tuesday at Lake Lanier Islands despite a last-minute shuffle in keynote speakers.

October 24, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Indian Festival honors heritage through dance, crafts

Two months before his lung cancer diagnosis in 2006, Paul Eddy pondered holding an annual festival in Hall County celebrating Native American traditions.

October 24, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Miniature golf tournament benefits youth foundation

A hole-in-one won't be all that's celebrated Saturday at The Oaks Miniature Golf in West Hall.

October 23, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Basin group to take on water wars

After nearly 20 years of litigation and no resolution concerning the allocation of water shared by Georgia, Alabama and Florida, a group involving parties with vested interests in those states plans to

October 21, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Corps resuming pre-drought releases on Lanier

After nearly two years of releases aimed at dealing with a wrenching drought, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has resumed normal water-control operations at Lake Lanier.

October 20, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Toastmasters celebrate the art of public speaking

For some, just the notion of public speaking is nerve-racking.

October 20, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Life


Oakwood tax rate to stay the same for 10th year

OAKWOOD - Oakwood residents who see their tax bills climb this year can lay the blame mostly at higher assessments.

October 19, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Newcomers poised to make up most of Flowery Branch council

Flowery Branch politics will soon be awash with fresh, new faces.

October 18, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Elections


Georgia DOT prepares for more work on area roads

If a dry spell settles in as predicted, the last big piece to the massive overhaul of Interstate 985 in South Hall is expected to fall into place by midmorning Thursday.

October 16, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


Warmer houses won’t burn up bank account as much this winter

Residents could get a taste of winter this weekend, as temperatures are expected to plunge into the 30s.

October 16, 2009 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Drought is fully upon us, with no real rain in sight

It doesn't seem so long ago when rain couldn't stop falling. Now, we could go days between raindrops.

June 21, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Oct. 31 trial date set in Georgia-Florida water wars case

A trial is set to begin Oct. 31 over allegations that Georgia residents are drinking up too much water before the resource reaches Florida.

June 21, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


508-acre waterfront development gets planners’ OK

A proposed 508-acre waterfront development in South Hall near the Jackson County line got the Hall County Planning Commission's approval Monday night.

June 20, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


No serious injuries reported in morning wrecks that backed up I-985

Both directions of Interstate 985 were plagued by three wrecks this morning, all attributed to drivers following too closely, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

June 20, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


508-acre waterfront development goes to Hall planning board

A proposed 508-acre waterfront development in South Hall near the Jackson County line has the blessing of Hall County planning officials as long as certain ...

June 19, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Father-son bridge builders span generations

Jacob Greer has at least one very good reason to be thankful on Father's Day.

June 19, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Stalled Flowery Branch subdivision to rise from the weeds

An Arizona-based developer got the green light Thursday to get bulldozers moving again on a 53-acre Flowery Branch subdivision that had been killed by the ...

June 16, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch OKs craftsman-style cottages on Mulberry Street

Up to five craftsman-style cottages planned along Mulberry Street, a heavily wooded area off Atlanta Highway, got Flowery Branch City Council's approval Thursday night.

June 16, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Shoulder work slows I-985 South on Thursday

Southbound traffic on Interstate 985 slowed to a crawl Thursday morning as a Georgia Department of Transportation maintenance crew performed shoulder work.

June 16, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Craftsman-style cottages proposed in Flowery Branch

Up to five craftsman-style cottages are planned along Mulberry Street, a largely undeveloped and heavily wooded area off Atlanta Highway in Flowery Branch.

June 15, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Active adult community approved off McEver Road

A 110-unit active adult community off Spring Road and McEver Road in Gainesville is a step closer to development.

June 15, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Golden Corral gets Gainesville’s OK, over protests from area business

Despite protests from neighboring businesses, the Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board gave its OK Tuesday night to a Golden Corral restaurant off Browns Bridge Road ...

June 15, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Marriott hotel off Flat Creek gets Gainesville planning board’s OK

A new hotel can build closer to Flat Creek in Gainesville than normally allowed but not to the extent that was first planned.

June 15, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Industrial/commercial site planned off McEver Road in Oakwood

A 20-acre industrial and commercial development is planned off McEver Road at H.F. Reed Industrial Parkway in Oakwood.

June 13, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hotel, restaurant, apartments on busy Gainesville planning agenda

Gainesville's residential and commercial growth continues to surge, judging by items under consideration Tuesday night by the Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board.

June 13, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


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