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Lula’s popular water fountain likely getting repairs

After years of cooling off fun seekers looking for a reprieve from the summer heat, Lula's downtown water fountain needs a break of its own.

October 25, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Aging bridge is Lula’s span of contention

To outsiders, Lula's wooden bridge may look like something you'd ride over at your own risk, its aging frame spanning the railroad tracks like a crooked finger.

October 25, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Sardis Road work could take 2 more weeks to complete

A section of Sardis Road that's been closed since heavy rains Oct. 2 could be reopened in a couple of weeks if work goes as hoped.

October 22, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

McEver Road improvements in South Hall may soon be on way

Long-awaited improvements to McEver Road in South Hall County might start to take shape after all, spanning over the next year.

October 22, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Police officer honored for work to keep kids in cars safe

For Gainesville Police Sgt. Justin Martin, traffic safety is more than just a paycheck.

October 20, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Chimney may be to blame for fire at large North Hall home

Hall County fire officials spent Tuesday trying to determine what caused a Monday night fire that forced a man and his elderly parents to flee a North Hall County home.

October 20, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Lula bridge closed after failing inspection

Cobb Street bridge in Lula is closed again.

October 20, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Oakwood tax rate steady as housing values increase

The tax rate is staying the same in Oakwood, but it may mean higher taxes for some residents because of higher property assessments.

October 19, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Masonic lodge getting new crosses, thanks to Eagle Scout project

The Gainesville Masonic Lodge is about to replace 15-year-old worn-out crosses it puts out each Memorial Day and Veterans Day, thanks to the efforts of a South Hall County Boy Scout.

October 18, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Authorities: Kitchen fire causes $30K of damage

Unattended cooking caused some $30,000 in smoke damage to an East Hall County home Sunday.

October 18, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Glades Reservoir’s mention in corps water report perplexes, pleases

Wading through documents dictating future operations of the tri-state water basin isn't like a breezy stroll along Lake Lanier's sunny shoreline.

October 18, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Drop boxes not related to property banned in Flowery Branch

Outdoor drop boxes not related to the property they're on are on their way to being outlawed in Flowery Branch.

October 15, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Cost climbs for widening US 129 between Gainesville, Athens

Construction costs are rising in a couple of key area road projects, including the long-awaited widening of U.S. 129/Athens Highway in East Hall County.

October 14, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Flowery Branch candidates have new city hall concerns

A new Flowery Branch city hall would help merge city offices and ease overcrowding, but getting to the point of construction is another matter for Flowery Branch's Post 1 City Council candidates.

October 13, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Flowery Branch candidates concerned with growth issues

Flowery Branch's key issues, including future sewer allocations and stormwater management, tie directly to growth, Post 2's two City Council candidates said.

October 12, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

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Articles By Author - Jeff Gill

Veterans receive thanks for service during Honor Flight

Ed Parks of Gainesville was reminded of a World War II veteran's words to him about the one-day trip to Washington, D.C., sponsored ...

November 29, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Life top stories

The long trek to creating Cherokee Bluffs park

Hall County's newest park, Cherokee Bluffs, is being lauded for its golden views of surrounding South Hall County and unique display of huge rock ...

November 24, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Lula downtown improvement work could start in January

Nearly a year after improving the look of one section of Main Street, Lula plans to continue the downtown work on another stretch this winter.

November 22, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Hall transit funding needs ‘rethinking,’ director says

Eddie Martinez of Gainesville enjoys the Gainesville Connection routes between Gainesville and Oakwood, but he would like to see Hall Area Transit extend its reach.

November 22, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Cherokee Bluffs Park opening Friday in South Hall

After years of planning, development and pulling together the needed funding, Cherokee Bluffs Park in South Hall County is set to formally open Friday to ...

November 19, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Georgia, Florida mention mediation as step to solve water wars

Georgia and Florida may be inching closer to settling a water sharing lawsuit, as court records show lawyers for both sides are talking about mediation.

November 18, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Clermont could have hard time doing business come Jan. 1

Clermont may have little wiggle room to conduct town business between Jan. 1 and March 1, when the North Hall County town holds a special ...

November 17, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

New state designation could boost Lula planning efforts

Lula's new state designation as a "PlanFirst" community could help the northeast Hall County city save some money as it pushes ahead with planning ...

November 16, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Suspect sought after shooting of occupied vehicle

A Gainesville man is being sought in a Monday afternoon shooting of an occupied vehicle off Cleveland Highway in North Hall County.

November 16, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


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