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Renovated shopping center in Oakwood to include Aldi grocery store

One of South Hall County's oldest shopping centers is about to get its first face-lift in almost 40 years and is expected to attract new businesses, including an Aldi grocery store.

March 04, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Ex-CIA agent gives firsthand view of history

A roomful of college students got a 90-minute snapshot of the last 50-plus years of world history - from the Bay of Pigs to the Vietnam War to the most recent events in Ukraine - from a man who helped shape world events.

March 04, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Convention of states may be hot issue in 2016 race

In two years, a national movement for a constitutional convention of states will be a hot issue "over and above the presidential election," the effort's Georgia state director predicted.

March 04, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Man found dead outside Creekside at Mundy Mill apartments in apparent suicide

A 67-year-old man was found shot to death Sunday at the entrance to Creekside at Mundy Mill apartments in Oakwood, Police Chief Randall Moon said Monday.

March 03, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville tree-planting effort delayed till fall

A Gainesville effort to plant 180 trees at three Army Corps of Engineers parks has been postponed because of a lack of interest by contractors.

March 03, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Reawakening growth stirs attention of area residents

Steve Slowick is OK with growth in South Hall County, but he favors the kind that meets, and doesn't exceed, residents' needs.

March 01, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Islands resort building $1.2 million covered pool

Lake Lanier Islands has forged ahead on a lot of resort improvements, such as accommodations and roadwork, but is "behind the times" in one key area: the state of its hotel swimming pool.

March 01, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Water quality improvements could mean big bucks

HELEN - There's environmental green and dollar green, and both got heavy chatter at Thursday's Lake Lanier Stakeholders meeting.

February 28, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Residents skeptical of US 129 widening project

Residents expressed a wide range of opinions on widening U.S. 129 in North Hall - often depending on how they were affected - at a Thursday night meeting, but comments were commonly followed by "if the road ever gets built."

February 27, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Don Carter State Park to partner with businesses

Don Carter State Park in North Hall County wants area businesses to cash in on the tourism it's generating from its spot off Lake Lanier.

February 26, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lanier group moves along on water quality issue

The future of Lake Lanier's water quality is on tap Thursday at a meeting at Unicoi State Park in Helen.

February 24, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


GDOT to hold meeting Thursday on widening US 129

For some, Thursday's public information open house on widening U.S. 129/Cleveland Highway in North Hall County may seem familiar.

February 23, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


5 years later, economic stimulus’ legacy is a thing of debate

The federal stimulus was certainly a boost to Christie Pinson's personal economy.

February 23, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Officials, doctors dedicate new VA clinic in Oakwood

Area veterans and doctors at the Department of Veterans Affairs' Oakwood clinic joined federal officials Friday in a dedication ceremony.

February 22, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Expo focuses on buying local, staying ‘green’

Area business and organization representatives mingled and residents browsed booths at the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce's Buy Local Safe and Green Expo on Thursday at the Gainesville Civic Center.

February 21, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Officials seek Clermont armed bank robbery suspect

Hall County and federal authorities are investigating an armed robbery Tuesday morning at a North Hall bank.

April 16, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Justus approved as West Hall High principal

Eight years ago, while coaching a summer baseball game, Scott Justus got the call to see if he was interested in pursuing an assistant principal's job at West Hall High School.

April 15, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Basin group moves forward on water plan

A private group with a vested interest in the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River basin has asked its consultants to begin drafting a water management plan for the basin.

April 14, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Woman charged in hit-and-run at school bus stop

A Dahlonega woman has been charged in a hit-and-run at a school bus stop that resulted in minor injuries to two Hall County schoolchildren.

April 14, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Group moves forward on water study, albeit in secret

The Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint Stakeholders soldiers on, but behind closed doors.

April 06, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Tornado of '36 memories still strong

Soon after Mary Louise Hulsey arrived in Gainesville in 1945, she got a quick history lesson whenever dark clouds started to fill the sky.

April 05, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Volunteers to bear the load at corps campground

It's taken a volunteer effort to restore operating days at Bolding Mill campground in northwest Hall County.

April 05, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Residents briefed on lakefront tax adjustments

Chris Slate didn't exactly leave the meeting a happy camper.

April 04, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Road-clearing program that includes Hall renewed for two years

Willard Wrecker Service in Buford has yet to work any Hall County wrecks related to a state road-clearing program.

April 01, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Walkers pour through streets, for health’s sake

Some ran, some walked, some got a bit winded.

April 01, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


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