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Lula taking comments Monday on new alcohol rules

Residents can give their views about alcohol sales in Lula at a public hearing 5:30 p.m. Monday at City Hall, 6055 Main St.

February 13, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


State Bank plans to offer more than its Gainesville predecessor

The familiar NBG logo is gone from the Gainesville bank's brick exterior, but officials at the new State Bank and Trust Co. taking over operations inside are hoping all changes will be for the better - down to the new sign going up soon.

February 12, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Officials agree frustrated Dawsonville Highway drivers need solutions

Christy Crumbley's company doesn't look for lonely roads to put up a storefront.

February 12, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Spout Springs right of way purchases could start in spring

Right of way acquisition could start in earnest this spring on the Spout Springs Road widening project in South Hall.

February 10, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Part of Gwinnett road may be named after Buford veteran who died at 24

A resolution dedicating part of a Gwinnett County road in honor of a Buford soldier who died in Afghanistan in 2015 will be introduced in the Georgia General Assembly.

February 08, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Deshaun Watson gets Gainesville street named after him

Hometown hero Deshaun Watson now has a road named after him.

February 07, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Office building near historic Green Street gets board’s OK

A local developer can move forward on plans to put up a residential-style office building near the Gainesville Civic Center and behind homes off historic Green Street.

February 07, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall Elections Board member charged with shoplifting boxers from Wal-Mart

Tommy Sandoval, a Hall County Elections Board member who has been an officer in the Hall County Republican Party, has been charged with shoplifting two pairs of men's boxer briefs from Wal-Mart in Gainesville.

February 07, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


2 suspects in custody following alleged armed robbery at Oakwood store

Two Louisiana men have been charged in Tuesday's armed robbery of a Dollar General store on Atlanta Highway in Oakwood.

February 07, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Groundbreaking held for three new Habitat for Humanity homes

The three families still have a way to go until they reach home ownership.

February 06, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Buford woman dies in South Hall wreck; Lilburn man charged with DUI

A Buford woman was killed by an allegedly drunken driver Sunday night at Lanier Islands Parkway/Ga. 347 and McEver Road in South Hall.

February 06, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


45-lot lakefront subdivision proposed off Flat Creek Road

A proposed 45-lot subdivision off Lake Lanier in West Hall is set to go before the Hall County Planning Commission Monday night.

February 05, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Anatomy of a marble plant’s move: ‘All options’ considered in Mincey future operations

For many, the Jan. 26 announcement may have come as a sudden surprise, but Mincey Marble's decision to move its operations away from its 40-year base was hardly one made overnight or in a vacuum.

February 05, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Effort to bring Falcons to Hall County in ’99 was heavily involved process

Frank Norton Jr. recalls it clearly: The buzz in the spring of 1999 was that the Atlanta Falcons were looking to move to Stone Mountain.

February 03, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Pros


Bill introduced giving property tax relief for disabled veterans

A bill that would give disabled veterans some property tax relief has been introduced in the Georgia General Assembly.

February 02, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Choices gala speaker calls for advocates to rally against abortion, be 'heroes' for unborn

A national anti-abortion speaker called on a South Hall crowd Thursday night to be "heroes" in ongoing work to save unborn babies and minister to ...

March 23, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County accepts $326K settlement for unfinished sidewalk work

Hall County's lawsuit against an insurer for uncollected bond payments on sidewalk construction came to an end Wednesday night.

March 22, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Longtime journalist, political figure Ted Oglesby dies at 84

Richard Mecum remembers clearly Ted Oglesby's words to him in 1979 when he decided to run for Hall County sheriff.

March 22, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Identities still uncertain in possible murder-suicide

Authorities are awaiting the results of an autopsy of two decomposed bodies found Tuesday afternoon at a Gainesville home in what could be a murder-suicide.

March 22, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Jaemor Farms co-owner named 2017 Farmer of the Year

Jarl Echols' life got a little peachier Tuesday morning.

March 21, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Tennessee River water issue may flow into Lake Lanier Association’s annual meeting

A Tennessee-Georgia border issue that caused a stir a few years ago may resurface at the Lake Lanier Association's annual meeting Saturday.

March 20, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Oakwood staying busy with road projects

Oakwood's road improvement efforts aren't gearing down anytime soon.

March 19, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County jobs picture rosy as chamber puts on job fair

State labor numbers show Hall County's jobless number ticked up a bit in January, but that increase has officials far from worried.

March 19, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Remedy unclear: Pending changes to health law create uncertainty

Dismantling the Affordable Care Act has become like political sport in Washington, with Republicans and Democrats duking it out and pundits also in the fray.

March 19, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Construction has started on new Mincey Marble location

Some early work has started on the new Mincey Marble site in the Gainesville Business Park off Calvary Church Road.

March 15, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


New Gainesville doughnut shop gets initial OK

A proposed new doughnut shop got the Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board's approval Tuesday night.

March 14, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Oakwood taking first steps to clean up old fuel tank site

A defunct underground fuel tank on city-owned property is giving Oakwood an above-ground headache.

March 13, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


I-985 bridge in Gwinnett to be closed for repairs, resurfacing

The Thompson Mill Road bridge over Interstate 985 will be closed at some point for repairs, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation.

March 13, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


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


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