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Alt-fuel vehicles roadshow goes on in wake of new fee, credit cut

This year's statewide tour of environmentally friendly vehicles, starting with a June 15 stop in Gainesville, has a less-than-amicable cloud hanging over it.

June 07, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


WWII fighter pilot, a Riverside grad, to get June 18 burial at Arlington

In April 13, 1945, Lt. John W. Herb would step for the final time into his fighter-bomber - the same P-51D Mustang where he once stood on the wing, smiling broadly with goggles in hand as he posed for a picture.

World War II was nearly done, with Nazi Germany just a few weeks from surrender and Europe in tatters. But that didn't stop Allied attack missions, including the one Herb, a 1940 graduate of Riverside Military Academy in Gainesville, took part in as part of 368th Fighter Squadron, based out of East Wretham, England.

June 06, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Plans to make city street one-way causing a stir

In years past, when station wagons served as ambulances, passage along narrow Hillcrest Avenue in Gainesville might have been OK.

June 04, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


New senior transportation program could start in December

A primarily volunteer-run, discounted fare-based transportation program serving Hall County's seniors could begin hitting the road in December.

June 03, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Clermont ponders rules on fireworks sales

Clermont is proposing a law to regulate the sale and use of consumer fireworks, acting under a newly passed state law that "greatly expanded" their sale and use.

June 03, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Runoff can become big problem, especially when it rains

Landscape Management Co. employees don't just work to keep their customers' lawns green.

June 02, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Pressure is on sewer, water plants to improve quality

Because they're permitted and regulated, water and sewer treatment plants are easy targets when it comes to addressing water quality.

June 02, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Water fine for drinking, but some concerns about taste, odor persist

Lake Lanier water customers don't have to grab for bottled water as a substitute for what's pulled from the lake and sent through pipes to our homes.

June 01, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Planning board OKs mixed-use development in S. Hall

The Hall County Planning Commission gave its OK Monday night to a proposed mixed-use development in what has become an emerging medical and health care community off Ga. 347/Friendship Road in South Hall.

June 01, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Several of Lake Lanier’s creeks and streams are ‘impaired’

Lake Lanier is the big tourist draw, with huge spans of water filling visitors' views from many a vantage point.

June 01, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


ACF Stakeholders' plan draws muted reaction from states in 'water wars'

A private water group's new leader doesn't have the job of getting 56 members to buy into a tri-state water management plan - a work that took nearly six years to complete.

May 31, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Kickball tourney benefits cancer-stricken co-worker, friend

Sunday's gathering at North Hall Community Center & Park was all fun and games, but the mission was serious.

May 31, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Fish from Lanier are OK, but mercury can be a concern

Ernie Aldridge of Alto has been fishing off the waters of Lake Lanier at bridges, parks and shorelines since the late 1960s.

May 31, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


What’s in Lake Lanier's waters?

Lake Lanier is safe - mostly.

May 31, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall officials mulling cities’ role in McEver repairs

It looks like it's back to square one with McEver Road repairs.

May 28, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Articles By Author - Jeff Gill


Persian Gulf War, 25 years later: It was a crucial comeback

Hubert "Gunny" Hunnicutt fought in the Vietnam War, so he knows the meaning of quagmire and stinging military defeat.

August 01, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville to Hillcrest Avenue residents: Don’t block traffic

Hillcrest Avenue in Gainesville will not become a one-way street, for now, but residents will need to be careful not to block traffic when they ...

July 30, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Family battling child’s rare blood disease

Christmas morning is supposed to be about smiles, laughter and good cheer.

July 28, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Oakwood manager wants cities, county to work closer on roads

Oakwood City Manager Stan Brown is calling for "better coordination and cooperation" between Hall County and its city governments on roads upkeep.

July 28, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Chamber gives upbeat economic report to area leaders

Jobs seem to be breaking out all over, thanks to industry expansions, new construction and an apparently recharged Hall County economy.

July 27, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


New South Hall interchange on I-985 hung up by federal funding uncertainty

A new Interstate 985 interchange between Flowery Branch and Oakwood is behind schedule because of uncertainty over federal highway funding - a debate that's expected ...

July 26, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Disabilities act at 25: ‘That was our moment’

Emilie Angle struggles to speak and her movements are dictated by the effects of mitochondrial disease, a genetic disorder that is both progressive and incurable.

July 26, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Heavy road work, start of school about to mix in South Hall

Just as the new school year cranks up in August, workers will be pushing to complete the 8-mile Ga. 347/Friendship Road widening in South ...

July 23, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


‘Armed and dangerous’ man arrested in robbery case

After an extensive manhunt, area authorities have captured a Buford man they called "armed and dangerous" after they tried to pull him over last week ...

July 23, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Key crossing has reopened on new White County parkway

Tesnatee Gap Valley Road reopened at Ga. 115 in Cleveland on Wednesday, six days ahead of schedule, as part of work on the Appalachian Parkway.

July 22, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Timetable moving up for Spout Springs road widening

Hall County could start buying property in mid-2016 for the Spout Springs Road widening project, earlier than previously thought thanks to voters passing the 1-cent ...

July 21, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lula OKs street improvement project

More improvements to downtown Lula's appearance could take place later this year.

July 20, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flat Creek restoration project hits halfway mark

Work is about halfway done on a $1 million restoration of Flat Creek as it flows through an industrial section of Gainesville.

July 20, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Seaplane pilots group wants right to land on Lanier

A group of area pilots is still pushing to get the Army Corps of Engineers' permission to land their seaplanes on Lake Lanier.

July 19, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


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