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Lake group’s annual meeting to spotlight Corps of Engineers commander

Lake Lanier Association officials pushed some of their agenda as they dined Wednesday with one of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' highest-ranking officers in the South.
They also sized up the man who will be the guest speaker at the group's annual meeting, set for May 18 at Lakeview Center in Dawson County.
U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Todd T. Semonite is "a very personable guy and wants to do the right thing, but he's straight up in terms of (his duties)," said Val Perry, the association's executive vice president.
"(The corps) is going to ...

March 25, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lanier has a different look this year

The water level at Lake Lanier was slowly rising on this date last year, but at 1,059.22 feet above sea level, North Georgia was still mired in a wrenching drought.

March 24, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Corps releases feedback report on water manual

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has completed revising a report that documents public input on the corps' plans to produce an updated Master Water Control Manual for the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin.

March 24, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch taps lawyer to be new Municipal Court judge

Flowery Branch will swear in a new Municipal Court judge April 1.

March 24, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Charlie Company arrives in Ga. today

Nearly a year ago to the day, family and friends cheered and wiped away tears as buses carrying their loved ones pulled away from the National Guard Armory and Gainesville's Charlie Company began the long trek to Afghanistan.

March 23, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Oakwood literacy center project shelved

A budgetary issue is forcing Oakwood to wait a year to pursue a state grant for a new center teaching literacy, GED instruction and English for non-native speakers.

March 22, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Economy touches student scholarship group

The Grady Young Foundation ended its seventh annual memorial weekend with a rousing Sunday worship service, but the group of education benefactors this year felt the impact of a slow economy.

March 22, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


DOT plans unique fix at busy Ga. 400/53 intersection

A first-of-its-kind road project in Georgia might have area motorists feeling, at least briefly, like they are tooling along in a foreign country instead of semirural America.

March 20, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch throws support behind Clermont

Flowery Branch City Council agreed informally Thursday night that it believes Hall County should build a library in the North Hall town of Clermont.

March 18, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Charlie to come marching home

More than 400 soldiers of Georgia's 48th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, including members of Gainesville-based Charlie Company, are set to begin returning home from Afghanistan on Sunday.

March 17, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Suwanee man proposes brewpub for Flowery Branch

FLOWERY BRANCH - Paul Coggins wants to serve home-brewed beer and food in downtown Flowery Branch, but he has to clear a few obstacles first.

March 17, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch wants leaky sewer line to be repaired

FLOWERY BRANCH - Water was gushing into the sewer pipe when Georgia was still in the drought and Lake Lanier was several feet below its summer full pool of 1,071 feet above sea level.

March 16, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Army Corps readies its campgrounds for spring opening

Higher lake levels and improved camping sites are expected to draw more campers this upcoming season at Lake Lanier.

March 16, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Boy Scouts plant tree in honor of 100th anniversary

A winter storm took out a couple of trees at Rock Creek Greenway in Gainesville.

March 15, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


Oakwood's Railroad Street getting reworked

Oakwood is well under way with a downtown improvements project city officials hope will serve as a taste of things to come under its ambitious 2030 plan.

March 14, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Flowery Branch considers pedestrian link between roundabout, Lake Lanier

Flowery Branch is looking at developing a pedestrian link between its downtown roundabout and Lake Lanier.

April 26, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


New Martin Road widening alternative is crowd pleaser

By a large show of hands, Martin Road residents gave their approval Tuesday night to an alternative to a much-despised widening of the South Hall ...

April 25, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall commissioners OK Ledan-Sardis roundabout construction contract

The Hall County Board of Commissioners has awarded a $379,916 contract for construction of a roundabout at Ledan and Sardis roads in northwest Hall ...

April 25, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


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


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


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