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Iconic oak tree at Hall County school is now history

The sprawling oak tree that gave Lanier Charter Career Academy at The Oaks its name is now gone.

December 20, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Higgins preparing to take over as Hall Board of Commissioners chairman

There may be big differences in leading a large school system and a county government with its web of departments, from public works to landfill operations.

December 19, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Work now could start in February on new Flowery Branch City Hall

Construction of the new Flowery Branch City Hall has been delayed by unexpected costs involving soil needed for the project.

December 18, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


‘History has its eyes on us’: Gainesville attorney Ashley Bell busy as part of Trump transition team

Politics has long been serious business for Gainesville native Ashley Bell, and now he's getting to turn that passion into action at the highest levels of U.S. government.

December 18, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


South Hall affordable housing proposals don’t make cut for tax credits

The fate of two proposed apartment complexes - one in Oakwood and another in Flowery Branch - is up in the air after both were passed over for tax credits as part of a Georgia Department of Community Affairs affordable housing program.

December 15, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lula could hold public hearing, vote on new alcohol law in January

Lula officials continued to craft a new alcoholic beverages law Wednesday, with an eye toward possibly holding a public hearing and vote in January.

December 14, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Restoration of well at historic Piedmont Hotel could begin soon

A hand-dug well on the grounds of one of Gainesville's most revered historic sites could be restored early next year to period fashion.

December 13, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Oakwood patrons can no longer drink past cut-off time

Alcoholic beverage restrictions have gotten a little tighter in Oakwood.

December 12, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Jan. 18 meeting set to discuss Martin Road alternatives

Options for widening Martin Road in South Hall and steering traffic away from area neighborhoods will be presented in a public meeting set for Jan. 18.

December 12, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Interstate 85 project has gotten area residents’ attention

With her commute to Buckhead, Hoschton resident Juanita Brandon is interested particularly in toll lanes along Interstate 85.

December 11, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


With deadline approaching, coverage through health insurance law uncertain beyond 2017

Thursday is the deadline to sign up for health insurance through the federal Affordable Care Act, if you want coverage starting Jan. 1.

December 11, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


A case for buildings

Hall County's supply of available large industrial space is as scarce as Tim Evans has seen it in his 11 years as the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce's economic development vice president.

December 11, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Georgia gets good news in new corps water manual

It looks like Christmas has come early for Georgia's long-term water needs.

December 08, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall cities looking toward setting dates for 2017 election

Hall County's cities already are looking ahead to local elections in 2017.

December 07, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


One lane closing for overnight work at Boling Bridge

One lane of Dawsonville Highway/Ga. 53 will be closed from 7 tonight to 5 a.m. Thursday as part of the Boling Bridge replacement.

December 07, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Articles By Author - Jeff Gill


Owner to seek historic board’s OK for new downtown Flowery Branch building

Plans for a new downtown Flowery Branch retail and office building are still in the works, but the owner must first get an OK from ...

January 21, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


New Martin Road alternative getting some positive vibes

Yet another alternative emerged Wednesday night in the ongoing saga of how to lessen the impact of the planned Exit 14 in South Hall on ...

January 19, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lula rolls out new alcohol ordinance

A new alcohol ordinance is taking shape in Lula.

January 18, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


New alternatives to Martin Road widening have emerged

Hall County has developed alternatives to widening Martin Road at the planned new interchange on Interstate 985 in South Hall, or Exit 14.

January 16, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Alabama threatens to sue in tri-state ‘water wars’ involving Georgia, Florida

Alabama, long just an interested party in a water-sharing legal dispute between Georgia and Florida, is suggesting it might pursue "further litigation" in a longstanding ...

January 15, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


'We're having 4': Banks County couple expect quadruplets in historic delivery for hospital

Like many couples starting their marriage, Justin and Julie Davidson dreamed of having children someday and seeing them romp through their happy home.

January 15, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Traffic-relieving project at UNG crossing in Oakwood set to start Jan. 30

An extension of a turn lane at the University of North Georgia's Gainesville campus and Mundy Mill Road in Oakwood - one of South Hall ...

January 12, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


DOT does show and tell on winter weather equipment

Snow and ice have yet to cause serious trouble throughout Northeast Georgia, and temperatures may reach the upper 60s this week.

January 11, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Outdated East Hall bridge could be replaced this summer

An outdated East Hall bridge on a key traffic artery could be replaced this summer, pending approval by the Hall County Board of Commissioners Thursday.

January 10, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lane closure scheduled for Wednesday night in Boling Bridge replacement project

Dawsonville Highway/Ga. 53 at Boling Bridge will be partially closed to motorists between 7 p.m. Wednesday and 6 a.m. Thursday as work ...

January 10, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Historic Hall County church looking to rebuild near current site

A historic southeast Hall County church is looking to put up a new building, including a sanctuary, but it has to first clear a rezoning ...

January 09, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Man flown to Atlanta hospital after being burned in South Hall fire

A man was flown to Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta with second-degree burns after an early Monday fire in South Hall.

January 09, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Matt Dubnik has worked to prepare for first time in legislature

A learning curve is ahead, but Matt Dubnik has been preparing for his first day under the gold dome for 10 months - or ever since ...

January 08, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Bypass, Green Street improvements may get into gear this year

Gainesville is trying to get the wheels moving in 2017 on a couple of long-discussed key road projects: Green Street improvements and an "inner bypass ...

January 08, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


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