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Public begins to get say on transportation plan

Transportation officials have started the public input part of an effort to develop a long-range transportation plan for the Hall County area.

June 06, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Humane Society of Northeast Georgia searching for new leader

The Humane Society of Northeast Georgia is undergoing a top leadership change during one of its busiest times of the year.

June 04, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Clermont approves 2014-15 budget

Clermont Town Council approved a $309,220 budget Tuesday night for fiscal 2014-15, giving employees a 5 percent raise and allocating more money for Clermont Days than the town had in previous years.

June 04, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


South Hall project still alive despite missing on state aid program

Plans for a bicycle/pedestrian connection off busy Spout Springs Road in South Hall County are still alive despite Hall not making the cut in a recent round of state transportation grants and loans.

June 02, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


New left-turn signals emerging in Georgia

The Georgia Department of Transportation is introducing a new left-turn signal featuring a flashing yellow light, with the first one installed in Hall County on May 21.

June 02, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Landmarks beneath Lake Lanier’s waters revealed in recently discovered maps

Large farms, orchards and chicken houses that once dotted the landscape in North Georgia are now covered by Lake Lanier's deep waters.

June 01, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


No roadwork planned on Ga. 11 DOT detour route

Georgia Department of Transportation maintenance has been instructed not to schedule any "traffic-interrupting" work on Ga. 11/U.S. 129/Cleveland Highway while Ga. 284/Clarks Bridge Road is closed for a 60-day pedestrian tunnel project, District Engineer Bayne Smith said Friday.

May 30, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Caissons complete on new Clarks Bridge

A major part of setting the foundation for the new Clarks Bridge in Gainesville was finished Thursday.

May 30, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Oakwood QuikTrip location to be revamped

In an effort QuikTrip calls "scrape and build," the Tulsa, Okla.-based convenience store chain is planning to build a new, larger store off Mundy Mill Road in Oakwood while operating the current store.

May 29, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


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


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Hospital names president of planned Braselton location

In his role as vice president, Anthony Williamson has served as a key figure for Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton, often speaking at public gatherings and to the media about the hospital under construction in South Hall.

July 31, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Movie production will again cause traffic delays

BY JEFF GILL

July 31, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lake group looks to state for water quality input

BUFORD - Area government and utility leaders appeared to be leaning Wednesday toward state environmental officials taking the lead in developing a water quality plan for Lake Lanier.

July 30, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


"Goosebumps" filming will cause traffic delays

Expect traffic delays today on Ga. 53/Dawsonville Highway as filming for a movie, "Goosebumps," starring Jack Black, takes place in Hall, Forsyth and Jackson counties.

July 29, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Corps plans return to first-come, first-served system for dock permits

A five-year lottery system didn't complete the task, so the Army Corps of Engineers plans to revert to first-come, first-served in issuing the remaining boat dock permits on Lake Lanier.

July 29, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Student, professor examine Lanier, Flat Creek for water quality

Particularly drawn to Flat Creek, Melba Horton spent the early part of the summer checking the water quality at Lake Lanier.

July 28, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Car hit 4 children, injuring 2 critically in N. Hall

Four children were injured, two critically, Sunday afternoon when a car was knocked out of gear at a home in North Hall, authorities reported.

July 28, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


‘The Great War’ remembered, 100 years later

The 29 names inscribed on the American Legion plaque proclaim the Hall County troops' "ultimate sacrifice" in World War I, but their stories are tucked away in state records from the era.

July 27, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Clarks Bridge Road has reopened

Clarks Bridge Road reopened to through traffic this morning, one day earlier than expected.

July 25, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Railroad’s plan to build culverts hits snag in Flowery Branch

Norfolk Southern Railway Co.'s plans to build new culverts at crossings in Flowery Branch have been put off indefinitely, as the company awaits permission from the Army Corps of Engineers to work on Corps property.

July 24, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


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 Corps 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


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