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Stakeholders group commits to finishing water plan

A private group agreed this week to spend the money necessary to complete a water management plan for the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint river basin, which includes Lake Lanier.

June 27, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Alternative-fuel show touts environment, economy

The shiny, new hoods and doors were open for visitors to check out Wednesday, but this wasn't some ordinary car lot.

June 26, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


DOT opens new Ga. 347 stretch

One leg of a $38.4 million road project in South Hall is finished and open to motorists.

June 24, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lake Lanier marina plan is on the rocks

An Army Corps of Engineers' proposal to put a marina on the Chestatee River arm of Lake Lanier isn't just causing waves among area residents.

June 15, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Forest Service plan draws fire from environmentalists

Proposed efforts, including a commercial timber harvest, in the Blue Ridge Ranger District of the Gainesville-based Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest have come under fire from some environmental groups.

June 14, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Detour keeps bait shop from reeling in customers

The live bait side of Donna Gilder's storefront on Ga. 284/Clarks Bridge Road isn't luring many customers these days.

June 14, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Area officials laud law enabling Savannah port expansion

President Barack Obama's signing of legislation that authorizes the deepening of the Port of Savannah has caused quite a buzz this week, with government and business officials expecting the move will have quite an economic impact statewide.

June 13, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall set to pave 8 gravel roads

Hall County is hoping to pave eight gravel roads later this year, putting a small chink in ongoing efforts to reduce the some 60 miles of unpaved county-maintained roads it has on the books.

June 12, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Group opposes Chestatee marina plan

A community group has formed to oppose the Army Corps of Engineers' proposal to put its first public marina on the Chestatee River arm of Lake Lanier.

June 11, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Oakwood City Council OKs road project bid

Oakwood City Council voted Monday night to accept a bid for the realignment of M. Stringer Road.

June 10, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


State tops off list for hybrid growth

Georgia is a hot state for hybrids.

June 10, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


McEver Road project could start by midsummer

Hall County is getting closer to a $2.7 million rebuilding of McEver Road from Flat Creek Road in Oakwood to Ga. 347/Lanier Islands Parkway in Buford.

June 09, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Health system works for many area vets

As a state legislative officer for Disabled American Veterans, Gary McBride has had an insider's look at how the Department of Veterans Affairs operates, and the picture's not that pretty.

June 07, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Still no property taxes planned in Lula

Lula is rolling out a proposed $808,150 budget for next fiscal year that continues to keep property taxes out of the equation.

June 07, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Remembering D-Day invasion 70 years later

Life in Gainesville kept going in routine, ordinary ways. Main Street was about to get a coat of asphalt. Scout Camp was scheduled to start in a few weeks.

June 06, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Hospital names president of planned Braselton location

In his role as vice president, Anthony Williamson has served as a key figure for Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton, often speaking at public gatherings and to the media about the hospital under construction in South Hall.

July 31, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Movie production will again cause traffic delays

BY JEFF GILL

July 31, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lake group looks to state for water quality input

BUFORD - Area government and utility leaders appeared to be leaning Wednesday toward state environmental officials taking the lead in developing a water quality plan for Lake Lanier.

July 30, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


"Goosebumps" filming will cause traffic delays

Expect traffic delays today on Ga. 53/Dawsonville Highway as filming for a movie, "Goosebumps," starring Jack Black, takes place in Hall, Forsyth and Jackson counties.

July 29, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Corps plans return to first-come, first-served system for dock permits

A five-year lottery system didn't complete the task, so the Army Corps of Engineers plans to revert to first-come, first-served in issuing the remaining boat dock permits on Lake Lanier.

July 29, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Student, professor examine Lanier, Flat Creek for water quality

Particularly drawn to Flat Creek, Melba Horton spent the early part of the summer checking the water quality at Lake Lanier.

July 28, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Car hit 4 children, injuring 2 critically in N. Hall

Four children were injured, two critically, Sunday afternoon when a car was knocked out of gear at a home in North Hall, authorities reported.

July 28, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


‘The Great War’ remembered, 100 years later

The 29 names inscribed on the American Legion plaque proclaim the Hall County troops' "ultimate sacrifice" in World War I, but their stories are tucked away in state records from the era.

July 27, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Clarks Bridge Road has reopened

Clarks Bridge Road reopened to through traffic this morning, one day earlier than expected.

July 25, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Railroad’s plan to build culverts hits snag in Flowery Branch

Norfolk Southern Railway Co.'s plans to build new culverts at crossings in Flowery Branch have been put off indefinitely, as the company awaits permission from the Army Corps of Engineers to work on Corps property.

July 24, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Oakwood mayor recovering in hospital after medical incident

Oakwood Mayor Lamar Scroggs is recovering at Northeast Georgia Medical Center after suffering a drop in blood pressure Sunday.

July 22, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lula OKs rezoning for trucking operations

It took a tie-breaking vote by the mayor, but Lula City Council approved 3-2 Tony McGuire's request to change zoning from highway business to light industrial on 17 acres in the Mountain View Industrial Park.

July 22, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Pilots petition Army Corps of Engineers for right to land on Lake Lanier

Troy Wheeler dipped the wings of his bright yellow Piper Cub seaplane toward Lake Lanier as he circled back toward Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport in Gainesville.

July 22, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Pregnant woman hit by car ID'd as nearby resident

A pregnant Hall County woman was heading home from a Ga. 365 convenience store when she was struck and killed by a motorist Sunday night, a Georgia State Patrol trooper said Monday.

July 21, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


King’s Hawaiian expansion underway

Work is moving along in the expansion of the King's Hawaiian plant in Oakwood, an effort that could eventually double employment there.

July 21, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


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