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Night work to close lanes on Green Street

Maintenance roadwork is planned for Green Street and E.E. Butler Parkway, but traffic backups along the busy stretches shouldn't be a problem.

August 19, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Chick-fil-A's founder says Bible and business a good mix

Chick-fil-A founder Truett Cathy talked about his roots, God's influence in his life and work, and gave a sneak peek of his upcoming book at the Georgia Poultry Improvement Association's 74th annual meeting Wednesday.

August 18, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Special time of prayer for plane crash survivors

CHESTNUT MOUNTAIN ­- It is a temporary job, but one that Katy Paul has embraced.

August 18, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Jackson County couple survives plane crash in Colombia

Neighbors and friends are rejoicing that a Jackson County couple survived a Monday plane crash on a Caribbean resort but are anxiously awaiting further word on their conditions.

August 17, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Late missionary honored during service at Riverbend

Hundreds of people packed Riverbend Baptist Church Tuesday morning to mourn the passing of Richard Kowalske, a Gainesville-based missionary who died of malaria after returning from a trip to Uganda.

August 17, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Elachee animal exhibit gets face-lift

Elachee Nature Science Center is renovating its 20-year-old live animal exhibit, with plans to reopen it to the public on Aug. 28.

August 16, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall seeks federal money for roads

Hall County is taking a second shot at getting some federal stimulus money to help with a couple of much-needed road projects.

August 16, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


South Hall church celebrates 165 years of worship

Redwine United Methodist Church in South Hall celebrated its 165th anniversary Sunday through members' memories, a homecoming service and a multimedia history presentation.

August 16, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Founder of mission group dies of malaria

A longtime Gainesville chiropractor who, along with his wife, sold their possessions to become "missionaries to the missionaries" in founding Helping Hands Foreign Missions, died Saturday of malaria. He was 58.

August 16, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Horns blared, flags waved in Hall as WWII ended

Gainesville-Hall County had its share of news the week of Aug. 16, 1945, when the now-defunct Gainesville News published its weekly edition.

August 15, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Parsons enlisted in Navy after Dec. 7 radio report on Pearl Harbor

The radio news report on Dec. 7, 1941, motivated James R. Parsons into the military.

August 15, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Joy shares view of Hiroshima in ruins

James Joy remembers the ship, an oil tanker that helped refuel dozens of craft across both the Atlantic and Pacific theaters of World War II.

August 15, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall man escaped from sinking ship

BUFORD - Clyne Veal survived months in the Atlantic Theater aboard the Navy destroyer USS Emmons, including the D-Day invasion at Normandy.

August 15, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Area vets recall signing of treaty

A formidable sight, with its length that of three football fields and imposing guns aimed at the sky, the USS Missouri sits anchored today as a memorial in Pearl Harbor.

August 14, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


65 years later, V-J Day still a pivotal moment in history

Church bells rang out, fire engines rang their sirens and - as we know from the famous picture - a seaman and a nurse locked lips in New York City's Times Square.

August 14, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


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State money sought in road project near North Hall schools

Hall County is seeking state money to help improve safe travel at an intersection near Mount Vernon Exploratory School in North Hall.

April 24, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall commissioners about to OK Ledan-Sardis roundabout construction contract

The Hall County Board of Commissioners is poised to award a $379,916 contract for construction of a roundabout at Ledan and Sardis roads in ...

April 24, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Oakwood eyeing study of potential intersection fixes

Oakwood is looking at the potential for intersection improvements citywide, ranging from turning radius fixes to a roundabout at the post office on Main Street.

April 23, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Investment expert: ‘Adapt or die’ to tech changes

Bob Willis' words were pretty strong: In the ever-changing world of technological advances, businesses must learn to "adapt or die."

April 22, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Ga. 365 sewer project could be ‘game changer’ for growth

With thousands of acres ripe for development, a new frontier of Hall County may open up with a massive sewer project that's now under ...

April 22, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


New Martin Road traffic plan emerges

Area road planners now are looking at ditching the highly contested widening of Martin Road in South Hall in favor of other fixes along the ...

April 22, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Dawsonville Highway traffic fixes get a boost

Dawsonville Highway/Ga. 53 traffic in Gainesville isn't going to get better anytime soon, but road planners are taking a couple of steps to ...

April 19, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Proposed South Hall landfill denied by Buford planning board

A proposed, privately run landfill in South Hall got the Buford Planning and Zoning Board's recommendation for denial Tuesday night.

April 18, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Joe Chandler Road bridge in East Hall to close Monday

An aging bridge over a key East Hall artery - one that leads to East Hall Middle School - is scheduled to close Monday as work begins ...

April 16, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


A bridge of the faithful: Progress made to topple churches' racial walls

Race wasn't mentioned during the service, but as white and black hands clasped across pews before the closing prayer, the pastor talked about the ...

April 15, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Mincey Marble celebrates new industrial site

Exactly six months earlier, Mincey Marble officials pleaded their case for a new building in a heated Hall County Board of Commissioners meeting.

April 13, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Federal money may be sought for Dawsonville Highway traffic study

Road planners may seek federal transportation money to perform a traffic signal/intersection improvement study for Dawsonville Highway at McEver Road, a commercially booming area ...

April 12, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville duplex gets first OK to become new Norton office

A Gainesville real estate and insurance firm got the city planning board's blessing Tuesday night to convert a duplex near its main office off ...

April 11, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


New Kubota plant fully operational in northeast Hall

Operations at Kubota Manufacturing of America Corp. off Ga. 365 in northeast Hall County are fully underway, and it's been a long time coming.

April 11, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Oakwood waives fees in veterans home startup

A Gainesville-based veterans aid group is hoping to open a home in Oakwood to house veterans who are homeless or are otherwise in dire need.

April 10, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


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