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Top chamber volunteers of the year recognized

Fifteen people were recognized Thursday as the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce top volunteers of 2016-17.

June 22, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


New Flowery Branch bakery features whole-grain, gluten-free menu options

Newly opened Abstruse Pastry Co. in downtown Flowery Branch is more than a whole-grain, gluten-free bakery.

June 21, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Life top stories


Tri-county self-taxing district paying for multi-use paths

As area governments are raising or proposing to raise taxes, a small cluster of Braselton businesses is chipping in a little extra to improve connectivity among businesses and subdivisions.

June 20, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Oakwood eyeing downtown ‘town center’

Oakwood is hoping to develop city-owned property near downtown as a "town center."

June 19, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lanier Islands still mulling what to do with old PineIsle site

The idea of a technology-oriented training and conference center at Lanier Islands resort in South Hall has been given a thumb's down by a Chicago-based consulting firm.

June 18, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


‘I want my child back’ — Gainesville mom struggles to help child through health ordeal

Djustus Cobb has a lot of dreams.

June 18, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch OKs millage rate that could hike taxes for some residents

A property tax increase is in store for Flowery Branch residents who had property reassessed at higher values this year.

June 16, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Georgia chamber president: Hall has prosperity, but also serious poverty

Despite economic positives, such as job growth, Hall County has a serious poverty issue that it needs to deal with, the Georgia Chamber of Commerce's president told a Gainesville audience Wednesday morning.

June 14, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Growth allowing Oakwood to bring back old positions

A boom in development has Oakwood looking to bring back several key staff positions it froze during the throes of the Great Recession.

June 13, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Company consolidating operations in Braselton

A shipping, packaging and industrial supplies distributor is planning to move operations to Braselton, employing up to 600 people within the next few years.

June 13, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Rezoning OK’d for Oakwood housing development, but development plan not settled

Rezoning for a planned residential development off McEver Road was approved by Oakwood City Council Monday night, but proposed development plans are still up in the air.

June 12, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Work to replace Thompson Bridge could start as early as 2024

Replacement of the northbound bridge on Thompson Bridge Road/Ga. 60 over the Chattahoochee River in North Hall is one of several road projects that may be added to the Hall County area's transportation plans.

June 11, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Dog-centric business set to open on Skelton Road in Gainesville

Scot Rucker needed a place to keep his customers' dogs while training them, and that's how Fido's World was born.

June 11, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


TSPLOST may be topic again for governments seeking road fixes

A 1-cent transportation sales tax shot down by voters in July 2012 could be revived as a topic of discussion later this year - but in a different form.

June 10, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Resident asks Flowery Branch council to explore budget cuts

After another small showing at a Thursday night public hearing, Flowery Branch City Council is now poised to cast a final vote on next fiscal year's tax rate.

June 09, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


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North Hall Parkway study committee off to bumpy start

A government-sponsored citizens group pegged to study a potential North Hall Parkway may have hit an obstacle.

July 24, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Report: Authorities ID Gainesville man who died in Myrtle Beach, S.C., swimming incident

A 35-year-old Gainesville man died Sunday morning during a swimming incident at Myrtle Beach, S.C., according to a Facebook post from the Myrtle Beach ...

July 23, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Work moving forward on 860-lot subdivision partly in South Hall

The main entrance into Reunion Country Club in South Hall was cut in half a few years back by the new four-lane Friendship Road/Ga ...

July 23, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


‘Heaven on Earth:’ Helen has a new hotel offering in Valhalla Resort

Helen's newest place to stay is off the beaten path of tourist traffic, sitting nestled between mountains.

July 22, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Proposal seeks rezoning change in Oakwood from commercial to residential

Plans appear to be moving forward on a new subdivision off Martin Road at Falcon Parkway/Ga. 13 - near a planned new interchange at Interstate ...

July 22, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flooring company with Gainesville plant files for bankruptcy

A Dalton-based, family-owned flooring company with a plant in Gainesville has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in federal court in Rome.

July 20, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Joe Chandler Road Bridge open to traffic

The new Joe Chandler Road Bridge in East Hall is open to traffic.

July 19, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Oakwood 84-unit affordable housing plan is being proposed again this year

An Atlanta firm is trying again to get tax credits to help fund an 84-unit affordable housing apartment complex in Oakwood.

July 16, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Construction of new Flowery Branch City Hall well underway

The new Flowery Branch City Hall is beginning to take shape.

July 16, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


NE Georgia Health System rolls out new technology, treatments to fight cancer

South Hall resident Josephine "Jo" Lorigo's ordeal began earlier this year when a mammogram showed "some unusual changes."

July 16, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Development planned in Oakwood as part of public-private sewer effort

Two office/retail buildings are planned off Atlanta Highway/Ga. 13 in Oakwood, but city officials are hoping it's only the start of economic ...

July 13, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Left-turn lane being extended on Ga. 60 at West Ridge Road

A turn lane project is underway on frequently congested Queen City Parkway/Ga. 60 at West Ridge Road in Gainesville.

July 12, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


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