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Ga. 369, Lights Ferry Connector projects receive funding

Intersection improvements on Ga. 369 through Gainesville and a new road featuring a roundabout in Flowery Branch got a combined $2.1 million boost in funding Wednesday.

May 29, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Group moving forward on lake lighting program

Lake Lanier is getting a little brighter at night.

May 28, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Clermont businesses say they lose without booze

El Rey Mexican Restaurant and Happy Food Mart in Clermont have more in common than just being neighbors on U.S. 129/Cleveland Highway.

May 27, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Memorial Day especially meaningful for some

Showing respect for America's fallen military on Memorial Day is one thing.

May 26, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lake Lanier islands offer an escape

Lake Lanier draws millions of tourists to its 692 miles of shoreline, but its approximately 160 islands are also popular destinations, particularly for boaters seeking a break from the waves and wind whipping in their faces.

May 25, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Library hours could stay same, for now

Hall County Library System Director Adrian Mixson is recommending operating hours at the branches stay the same for now, even as economic conditions show some glimmer of hope.

May 21, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Road crews working around barn swallow in South Hall project

Another Hall County bridge, another federally protected winged creature.

May 20, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville wants to widen Flat Creek, deepen pond

Gainesville is gearing up to start the first phase of a multiyear, million-dollar-plus project to help with flood protection and restore water quality to a stream leading to troubled Flat Creek.

May 19, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Businesses still feeling impact a year after South Hall floods

Underwater and overwhelmed.

May 18, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Groups push to save threatened Georgia aster

A partnership between several state and federal entities may help a bright violet flower that grows especially in parts of Northeast Georgia to continue thriving.

May 17, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Chamber gala honors community leaders, dabbles in politics

Politicians mingled, commmunity leaders dined and awards were distributed Thursday night at the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce's 106th annual Meeting & Gala.

May 15, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Officials to look at wedging intersection project into short-term plan

A move to fast-track improvements to one of Gainesville's busiest intersections stalled a bit today as officials wrestled with the issue of putting the project ahead of other needy road fixes.

May 13, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Move to speed up Spout Springs project fails

A move this morning to make Hall County's Spout Springs Road widening project a top priority failed to gain traction among the area's top elected leaders.

May 13, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Father says it was ‘miracle’ family survived boat wreck

An Atlanta woman was charged with boating under the influence in a Sunday boating wreck in Forsyth County that injured a family of four.

May 13, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Historic aircraft available for rides today at Gainesville airport

The group applauded as pilot John Maxfield gently landed the 1929 Ford Tri-Motor on the airstrip at Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport in Gainesville.

May 13, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


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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 Corp 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


Lake stakeholders plan to decide how to manage water quality

A watershed moment may be in store for a group working with state environmental officials on a water quality plan for Lake Lanier.

July 20, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


New bike/ped panel would target projects that can be done sooner

Rather than let a newly completed bicycle-pedestrian plan collect dust, area officials agreed Wednesday to form a committee that would talk about possibly kick-starting "some early-action" projects.

July 16, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Poultry lab now looking at fall opening

The new Georgia Poultry Laboratory Network headquarters in North Hall County now appears headed for completion in midfall.

July 16, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


New hospital in Braselton seeks employees

Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton is "on track" to filling 500-600 positions needed to staff the new South Hall hospital, which is set to open next spring, a hospital official said Monday.

July 15, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville host of World War II reunions dies

Asa Autry's military devotion extended way beyond his service in World War II.

July 14, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Trucking, logistics site planned at Lula industrial park

The owner of Gainesville trucking and logistics companies is seeking a rezoning so he can build corporate offices and maintenance facilities off Ga. 365 in Lula.

July 14, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Don Carter State Park celebrates first year

Ronald Brown doesn't just visit Don Carter State Park - he frequents it.

July 14, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Costs rising to replace 2 Hall County bridges

Costs have increased more than 20 percent in two key Hall County bridge replacement projects.

July 12, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville woman alleges racial slurs in GOP suit

A Gainesville woman's federal lawsuit filed Tuesday describes in detail a series of racially charged incidents and overheard slurs at the Georgia Republican Party that she alleges went unaddressed.

July 11, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


North Hall power line replacement wraps up

Tucker-based Georgia Transmission has completed a $5.5 million project putting up 6.2 miles of new, updated power lines across North Hall County, including a small part of Lake Lanier.

July 10, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


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