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North Hall's Bob Williams named Hall’s farmer of the year

Bob Williams always wanted to farm, but he didn't start his dream job until later in life, after college and a six-year stint in the Air Force.

April 19, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lights Ferry Connector could now open for traffic May 6

The new Lights Ferry Connector in Flowery Branch is now projected to open to motorists May 6, following some delays involving granite pavers at the roundabout.

April 17, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


‘It’s been a good ride:’ Carl Rogers reflects on 22-year tenure in state legislature

Carl Rogers doesn't have to say a word to describe his 22-year career in the state legislature.

April 17, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


New Wendy’s restaurant opening Friday in Oakwood

It's Frosty time in Oakwood.

April 14, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Enota bypass plans scrapped in favor of widening, realigning existing roads

The much-maligned Enota Bypass has been ditched for now, with Gainesville officials looking instead at using existing streets to help steer traffic around one of the city's busiest roads, Green Street.

April 14, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Signs placed along Thurmon Tanner Parkway to honor veterans of WWII, Korea and Vietnam

Stretches of Thurmon Tanner Parkway leading to the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs clinic in Oakwood were dedicated Wednesday in honor of veterans from World War II through the Vietnam War.

April 13, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Christmas Day, Thanksgiving alcoholic beverage sales now allowed in Oakwood

Alcoholic beverage sales are now allowed in Oakwood on Christmas Day and Thanksgiving.

April 12, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Bats’ summer activity delays Boling Bridge work until fall

Two federally protected bat species are delaying replacement of Boling Bridge at the Hall-Forsyth county line.

April 12, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Mediation moves ahead in Georgia-Florida ‘water wars’ case

Top layers of Georgia government, including Gov. Nathan Deal's office, have participated in recent efforts to settle the latest dispute in a decadeslong "water wars" with Florida.

April 10, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Martin Road residents not on board with new exit

A new Interstate 985 interchange may be on the verge of construction in South Hall County, but that's not stopping a group of residents from trying to change its course.

April 10, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Mammoth subdivisions making serious comebacks post-recession

Large-scale developments that started in Hall County before the Great Recession are surging again.

April 08, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


New subdivisions popping up across Hall County

Long suppressed by a down economy, subdivision growth is coming back to Hall County but not as fierce as in pre-recession days.

April 07, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County beats job creation goals

The Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce might want to raise the bar on projected annual job creation numbers.

April 06, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Tornado’s legacy lingers, 80 years after ripping through downtown Gainesville

Growing up in Gainesville, Dawn Parks had heard about how the Tornado of '36 devastated downtown.

April 06, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Clermont mayor goes on offense in de-annexation matter

A Clermont businessman's quest to de-annex from the North Hall County town got off to a rocky start Tuesday night as the mayor rebutted an email sent by the businessman to officials and otherwise defended the town.

April 05, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Ceremony at Rock Creek Veterans Park recognizes Hall County’s 168 war dead

Prayers, patriotic songs and wreath layings marked a Sunday ceremony at Gainesville's Rock Creek Veterans Park to remember Hall County's fallen troops from ...

May 29, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


WWII soldier remembered by his surviving quadruplets through news clippings, photos

When his four boys were born on Aug. 27, 1944, Charles Lee joked with a newspaper reporter he would need a bigger farm to be ...

May 29, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Search ends at Lake Lanier park for missing Gainesville woman

Authorities say they have exhausted their ground and water search at Lanier Point Park for Lizeth Ruby Ruiz, a Gainesville woman who has been missing ...

May 27, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville man remains in hospital after two-car wreck Thursday on Dawsonville Highway

At least one of the six people injured in Thursday's two-vehicle wreck on Dawsonville Highway remains hospitalized.

May 27, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gang charges added as murder case against 3 men moves on to Hall Superior Court

Murder charges against three men in an alleged drive-by shooting at Orchard Brook Apartments off McEver Road have been forwarded to Hall County Superior Court.

May 27, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Reunion residents still hoping for Ga. 347 traffic light

A new traffic light for Sterling on the Lake has scratched at an old wound for some residents at another massive South Hall subdivision, Reunion ...

May 27, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Spout Springs Road right of way acquisition for widening could start later this year

Hall County is hoping to start this year buying property needed for the Spout Springs Road widening project.

May 25, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Doug Collins holds onto seat in US House 9th District

U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, reclaimed his 9th District congressional seat Tuesday after a scrappy primary fight with four GOP challengers.

May 24, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall school board gives first approval to budget, laments tax digest

Hall County Schools' budget for 2016-17 got a thumb's up Monday night and Hall County's tax digest - or a list of the county ...

May 23, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Company says construction at new RaceTrac shouldn’t affect traffic flow

Construction of the new RaceTrac store in Gainesville has stretched to the busy E.E. Butler Parkway/U.S. 129, but company officials don't ...

May 23, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lula looking to upgrade Internet presence

Lula is looking to strengthen its Internet presence with a website that's informative, easy to use and promotes the historic northeast Hall County city.

May 22, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Political observers surprised to see large field in 9th District House race

The 2014 election wasn't complicated, with two Republican candidates and one Democrat.

May 22, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Affordable housing project one step closer in Flowery Branch

There are still hoops to jump through, but a developer got closer Thursday night to bringing a 60-unit affordable housing project geared to residents 55 ...

May 19, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch OKs financing for new city hall

Financing is moving forward on the new $5.3 million city hall in Flowery Branch.

May 19, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Affordable housing project for those who are 55-plus proposed in Flowery Branch

Another affordable housing project is proposed in Hall County, this time an apartment rental complex geared to residents 55 and older.

May 18, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


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