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Northern Connector could be studied in 5 years

Vilified years ago as a potential Hall County road project, the Northern Connector surfaced again last week - to some degree.

March 12, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Dawsonville Highway gridlock, growth raise concerns

The uproar over a proposed 820-home retirement community in Gainesville remains focused on worries over the development's impact on Dawsonville Highway/Ga. 53 traffic.

March 12, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


No completion date set for McEver-Jim Crow crossing

Hall County officials say they now don't know when the long-planned makeover of McEver Road at Jim Crow Road in Flowery Branch will take place.

March 11, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Officials: Proposed Hall County film ordinance needs some work

An ordinance that sets controls on Hollywood filming in Hall County is drawing concerns for being so restrictive that it might scare off some production crews.

March 10, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Officials give update on Hall County road projects schedule

While some construction barrels already line some Hall County roads, other traffic relief appears on the way in the form of some big transportation projects.

March 09, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Man pinned by car, injured in Stan’s Biscuits parking lot

A man was seriously injured Wednesday morning after a vehicle went off the road and struck a vehicle in a Gainesville restaurant parking lot, pinning him against a wall.

March 08, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Oakwood mayor: City needs ‘to be a player’ in transit expansion

Oakwood Mayor Lamar Scroggs said the South Hall city needs "to be a player in the game" if Hall Area Transit expands its fixed-route Gainesville Connection as transit officials hope.

March 07, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Planning board rejects South Hall winery/vineyard proposal

A winery and vineyard proposal in South Hall was rejected Monday night by the Hall County Planning Commission.

March 06, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall commissioners consider regulating local Hollywood filming

An ordinance that sets controls on Hollywood filming in Hall County is set to go before the Hall County Board of Commissioners Thursday.

March 06, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


9th District residents protest about affordable care, other issues

For Dahlonega resident Marisa Pyle and her family, the Affordable Care Act has been a lifesaver.

March 06, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Work could begin soon on developmentally disabled adult housing in South Hall

Grading could begin soon on an 84-unit South Hall community for developmentally disabled adults.

March 05, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville man retires on 80th birthday after 55 years at same company

After 55 years at the same workplace, Robert Stringer says, with a smile, that he expects to "rust out" in his retirement years.

March 05, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Dock security a rising concern for Lake Lanier residents

Docks are sometimes the target of opportunistic thieves, and some Lake Lanier residents wish they could use surveillance cameras to monitor the belongings they keep by the lake just as they do the belongings in their home.

March 05, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall Area Transit gives pitch to expand services, routes

A four-year plan to expand and improve public transit was pitched to Gainesville City Council Thursday morning, with officials linking the system's growth to economic development and meeting ridership needs.

March 02, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Trump’s order of small streams rule review draws criticism, praise

An executive order by President Donald Trump mandating a review of an Obama-era rule aimed at protecting small streams and wetlands from development and pollution has drawn partisan praise and criticism, as well as ire from environmentalists.

March 01, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Oakwood eyeing study of potential intersection fixes

Oakwood is looking at the potential for intersection improvements citywide, ranging from turning radius fixes to a roundabout at the post office on Main Street.

April 23, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Investment expert: ‘Adapt or die’ to tech changes

Bob Willis' words were pretty strong: In the ever-changing world of technological advances, businesses must learn to "adapt or die."

April 22, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Ga. 365 sewer project could be ‘game changer’ for growth

With thousands of acres ripe for development, a new frontier of Hall County may open up with a massive sewer project that's now under ...

April 22, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


New Martin Road traffic plan emerges

Area road planners now are looking at ditching the highly contested widening of Martin Road in South Hall in favor of other fixes along the ...

April 22, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Dawsonville Highway traffic fixes get a boost

Dawsonville Highway/Ga. 53 traffic in Gainesville isn't going to get better anytime soon, but road planners are taking a couple of steps to ...

April 19, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Proposed South Hall landfill denied by Buford planning board

A proposed, privately run landfill in South Hall got the Buford Planning and Zoning Board's recommendation for denial Tuesday night.

April 18, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Joe Chandler Road bridge in East Hall to close Monday

An aging bridge over a key East Hall artery - one that leads to East Hall Middle School - is scheduled to close Monday as work begins ...

April 16, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


A bridge of the faithful: Progress made to topple churches' racial walls

Race wasn't mentioned during the service, but as white and black hands clasped across pews before the closing prayer, the pastor talked about the ...

April 15, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Mincey Marble celebrates new industrial site

Exactly six months earlier, Mincey Marble officials pleaded their case for a new building in a heated Hall County Board of Commissioners meeting.

April 13, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Federal money may be sought for Dawsonville Highway traffic study

Road planners may seek federal transportation money to perform a traffic signal/intersection improvement study for Dawsonville Highway at McEver Road, a commercially booming area ...

April 12, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville duplex gets first OK to become new Norton office

A Gainesville real estate and insurance firm got the city planning board's blessing Tuesday night to convert a duplex near its main office off ...

April 11, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


New Kubota plant fully operational in northeast Hall

Operations at Kubota Manufacturing of America Corp. off Ga. 365 in northeast Hall County are fully underway, and it's been a long time coming.

April 11, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Oakwood waives fees in veterans home startup

A Gainesville-based veterans aid group is hoping to open a home in Oakwood to house veterans who are homeless or are otherwise in dire need.

April 10, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Elachee looks to start charging for parking

Visitors to Elachee Nature Science Center may soon have to pay a parking fee.

April 10, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Ga. 369 road projects in Gainesville still in the works

Traffic relief is on the way for busy Ga. 369 in Gainesville, but just how soon a pair of long-awaited turn lane improvements will be ...

April 09, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


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