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Traditionally white, black churches' joint service shows 'what kingdom of God looks like'

Two Hall County churches tore down traditional racial walls and worshipped together Sunday, defying the division that has fueled racially charged shootings across the U.S. over the past month.

July 17, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Volunteers remember their work during Olympics events 20 years ago on Lake Lanier

From their farm in Oakwood, raising chickens and otherwise enjoying the country life, the idea of the world arriving at their backdoor seemed remote.

July 17, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Olympic volunteers look back: ‘It just made us proud’

From their farm in Oakwood, raising chickens and otherwise enjoying the country life, the idea of the world arriving at their backdoor seemed remote.

July 17, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall commission delays votes on proposed marble plant, Atlanta River Walk

A vote on two proposed Hall County large developments has been put off until Aug. 25.

July 14, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


DOT approves $16.3M contract for Ga. 13 widening at Hall-Gwinnett line

Another South Hall road widening project is in the works.

July 13, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


'This ship hasn't sailed': I-985 exit foes not backing off

Hall County Planning Director Srikanth Yamala's describing state plans for an Interstate 985 interchange off Martin Road as a ship that "has left the harbor" didn't sit well with residents protesting the project Tuesday night.

July 12, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Mostly white, black Hall churches worshipping together as ‘show of Christian solidarity’

In the wake of racially charged shootings that have rocked America, two Hall County churches are doing their part to change what Martin Luther King Jr. once said at about 11 a.m. Sunday being the "most segregated hour in Christian America."

July 12, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Atlanta River Walk set for Thursday public hearing, vote

A proposed 508-acre waterfront development in South Hall near Jackson County is now primed for a public hearing and final action Thursday.

July 11, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Mincey Marble plans for new plant face stiff opposition

A proposed West Hall marble plant is creating quite the stir among area residents.

July 11, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Public meeting set for Tuesday on much-maligned plans for I-985 interchange at Martin Road

Plans to build an interchange at Interstate 985 and Martin Road in South Hall continues to draw the wrath of area residents.

July 11, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall commissioners to consider 508-acre Atlanta River Walk this week

Carrie Kiger is concerned about the extra traffic a 508-acre waterfront development in South Hall near Jackson County would create for the already busy road in front of her subdivision.

July 10, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Friendship Road widening stirs acrimony among homeowners

Teresa Owens' homemade sign bearing a simple message, "Don't trust GDOT," sums up how she and many of her neighbors feel about the newly widened Friendship Road/Ga. 347 in South Hall.

July 10, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


New multipurpose event center opening in South Hall

A 40,000-square-foot multipurpose event center is set to open in South Hall July 17 with a steady customer: Cross Pointe Church.

July 07, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Times seeks to interview 1996 Olympics volunteers

As part of special coverage of the Atlanta Olympics' 20th anniversary, The Times would like to interview area residents who worked as volunteers during the games, including those who housed rowing and canoe/kayak athletes and may even still keep up with them.

July 06, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall planning board OKs senior living community in South Hall

A proposed 158-unit senior living community in South Hall was given the Hall County Planning Commission's OK Tuesday night.

July 05, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Articles By Author - Jeff Gill


Planned $700 million development approved by Hall commission

A planned $700 million, 508-acre multiuse development in South Hall can move forward, now that it has gotten the Hall County Board of Commissioners' approval.

August 25, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Commissioners table Mincey Marble plant proposal before big crowd

Mincey Marble's rezoning proposal for a new plant in West Hall now will be heard by the Hall County Board of Commissioners on Oct ...

August 25, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Oakwood updating city cemetery, trying to find where bodies are buried

Whenever someone asks about plots in the City Cemetery, Oakwood City Clerk Tangee Puckett has to pull out a yellowed, torn and rumpled map.

August 24, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Mincey Marble seeking to delay Hall commission vote on new plant

Mincey Marble has asked the Hall County Board of Commissioners to delay its rezoning request until its Oct. 13 meeting - a move that has angered ...

August 23, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Financial analyst doesn’t expect much health care change under new president

Regardless of who's elected president, Americans might not see much change in health care reform with neither political party having control of both Congress ...

August 23, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Huge development, new marble plant on tap for Thursday meeting

A whale of a meeting could be in store Thursday before the Hall County Board of Commissioners.

August 22, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Health care law to get deeper look at chamber event Tuesday

The Affordable Care Act will get a deeper look at the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce's fifth annual Health Care Reform Seminar on Tuesday.

August 21, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Stage set for Mincey Marble rezoning battle

A smile crossed Donna Mincey's face as she pressed her fingertips against the shower stall, one example of what is produced at her family-owned ...

August 21, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lula looking at potential fixes to railroad tunnel

With repairs planned for Cobb Street bridge, Lula is turning its attention to another, nearby railroad crossing - this one running under Norfolk Southern tracks.

August 18, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Oakwood to save $1.6 million through sewer debt refinancing

Oakwood refinanced its sewer debt Wednesday, a move that's expected to save taxpayers about $1.6 million over 20 years.

August 18, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Pizza, beer businesses planned where historic home stood in Flowery Branch

Pizza and beer businesses will take the place of a historic home torn down recently in downtown Flowery Branch.

August 16, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lula mayor criticizes Hall County’s merger push

Lula's mayor didn't pull punches when it came to the topic Monday night of a merger of Hall County governments.

August 15, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Turn lane extension planned at UNG and Mundy Mill Road

Relief may be coming for students and other travelers at an extra busy spot on Mundy Mill Road in Oakwood where the University of North ...

August 15, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Athens Highway widening has started

Work on Hall County's next big road project is underway, but motorists will need to exercise patience as the project slowly takes shape.

August 14, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Local leaders make case to keep Hall road planning district intact

Hall County is far from a bedroom county.

August 14, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


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