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Widening may be on back burner, but Browns Bridge Road could get other fixes

Straightening Ga. 369/Browns Bridge Road's curves may happen sooner than widening the busy West Hall road from two lanes to four, a project that's been kicked around for years by government officials.

February 10, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lula may hold June 16 election to replace late City Councilwoman Vicky Chambers

Lula officials are eyeing a special election June 16 to replace a Lula city councilwoman who died Jan. 26 following a head-on collision with a driver charged with DUI.

February 09, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Divers recover body in Lake Lanier

The Hall County dive team found a body Sunday night in Lake Lanier, a law enforcement official said.

February 08, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Bill would allow sale of national forest land

U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, has introduced a bill that would allow the sale of 3,841 "underused" acres in the Gainesville-based Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests.

February 08, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Georgia DOT chief’s post becomes a hot seat

As Russell McMurry of Hall County was getting sworn in Jan. 20 as Georgia Department of Transportation's new planning director, the revolving door that is that department's top job swung again.

February 08, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Veterans group plans to make PSAs about veteran suicide

Having battled his own demons in civilian life, Jerry Edwards has decided to reach out to other veterans - and the public at large - with a series of blunt but realistic public service announcements about veteran suicide.

February 05, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Expo features local businesses and their ‘green’ benefits

A trip to the busy, giant retailer-filled Mall of Georgia in Buford is fine, but keeping their shopping dollars local is important to Ann and Todd Marvos of Gainesville.

February 05, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lanier Islands’ well project in limbo

Lanier Islands' planned well project sits idle in Flowery Branch, nearly 2 1/2 years after it was announced.

February 04, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Clermont to ask legislature to change town charter

Clermont Town Council voted 4-1 Tuesday night to ask Hall County's state lawmakers to introduce a bill that calls for changing the town charter to reflect the North Hall town's move to setting up voting wards.

February 03, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


DOT ‘salt barn’ sits unfinished off I-985

Plans to complete a Georgia Department of Transportation "salt barn" off Interstate 985 have been put on ice until more funding is in place.

February 02, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Spout Springs Road project moves closer to right-of-way acquisition

Hall County is poised to move from one major preliminary phase to another in delivering one of its most long-awaited road projects, the widening of Spout Springs Road in South Hall.

February 02, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hospital plans to deliver new obstetrics unit in Braselton

January 31, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gas tax plan for transportation upsets local officials

Area government officials are up in arms over the state's proposed transportation bill, which calls for shifting all sales taxes at gas pumps to state coffers, ending the share that local governments, including schools, would get.

January 29, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Louis Smith picked to lead Northeast Georgia Medical Center

A hospital executive from Texas has been named president of Northeast Georgia Medical Center.

January 28, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Wal-Mart opens 2 new grocery stores in Gainesville

Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market opened two stores in Gainesville Wednesday to cheerleaders, high school bands and jazz musicians.

January 28, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


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New Braselton hospital holds preview event in advance of grand opening

Smoked salmon was in the emergency department and apple cake squares were in the surgery waiting area at Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton.

March 27, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lake Lanier Olympic Venue could help area businesses thrive

Lake Lanier's blue waters could mean greenbacks for area businesses.

March 25, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Eyes on the Road: Public curious about bill’s impact on local funding

The key question asked at Monday night's last public-input meeting on the Hall County area's draft 2040 transportation plan was the potential impact of a transportation funding bill if passed by the Georgia General Assembly.

March 24, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Road now open in Flowery Branch

A gas line break at Gaines Ferry and McEver roads in Flowery Branch forced authorities to shut down the intersection, including the entrance to Four Seasons subdivision.

March 24, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


EPA: Gainesville poultry plant violated Clean Water Act

Floating fats entering the city's wastewater system, maggots on a pipe wall and blood on a trailer are just a few of the things found by federal investigators in an Aug. 27 inspection at Pilgrim's Pride in Gainesville.

March 23, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Final public meeting for transportation plan is tonight

The last public meeting on the area's 2040 transportation plan is set for tonight, but that doesn't mean the end of the road on public comment.

March 22, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


U.S. Rep. Doug Collins restarts caucus to address Corps of Engineers issues

U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, has restarted the Army Corps of Engineers Caucus in Congress in an effort "to increase accountability and transparency," spokesman Brendan Thomas said last week.

March 22, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton to open April 1

It's official: Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton will be open for business April 1.

March 22, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville native overcomes challenge of short arms

Her father's simple act of placing a pencil between her toes when she was 5 years old set Bessie Woods on the path to independent living.

March 22, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Life top stories


Hall County refocuses its future vision

Some items, such as high-speed rail, a downtown hotel/conference center and a "harbor town" mixed-use community off Lake Lanier, still seem futuristic.

March 22, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


New arrest made in taxi driver shooting in Gainesville

A fifth person has been charged in the killing of a Gainesville taxi driver.

March 19, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Bus route changes now will take effect July 1

Hall Area Transit plans to push off Gainesville Connection route and fare changes until July 1, mainly to line up with the start of its fiscal year.

March 18, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


2 honored at 90th annual Gainesville Kiwanis Club banquet

A Chestatee High School student and a longtime Gainesville square businessman were recipients Tuesday night of two awards at the Gainesville Kiwanis Club's 90th annual awards banquet.

March 18, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Four arrested, charged in death of Gainesville taxi driver

A Gainesville taxi company was reeling Tuesday as it dealt with the shooting death of one its veteran drivers.

March 17, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


New South Hall hospital plans March 29 open house

Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton won't be quite ready for patients, but visitors will be welcome March 29.

March 15, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


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