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'Water Wars' trial between Georgia, Florida being considered for fall

A trial over Florida allegations that Georgia is drinking up too much of shared water is being eyed for October or November.

June 07, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


McEver Road reconstruction in Oakwood underway, could finish by mid-July

Workers are busy rebuilding a 2-mile stretch of McEver Road in Oakwood, a long-awaited project for motorists who regularly travel the busy West Hall artery.

June 06, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Clermont special election proposed for Nov. 8

A Nov. 8 special election could be in the works to fill a vacant seat on the Clermont Town Council.

June 06, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Upgrades to historic Roosevelt Square in Gainesville could start in June

Improvements to Gainesville's historic Roosevelt Square, including landscaping and the eventual placement of a monument to public safety workers, could start later this month.

June 06, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Affordable housing proposals polarizing in Hall County

Proposed affordable housing developments across Hall County have drawn opposition from several corners.

June 04, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Rezoning for senior housing development gets Flowery Branch OK

A 60-unit affordable housing project geared to residents 55 and older is a step closer to development in Flowery Branch.

June 02, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


After roundabout, Flowery Branch now turning attention to Mitchell Street

With cars flowing through and around its new roundabout, Flowery Branch is now looking at improving one of the streets that shoots off the traffic circle.

May 31, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Pedestrian killed by truck on I-85; authorities searching for driver

Area authorities are searching for a hit-and-run driver in the death of a pedestrian on Interstate 85 in Jackson County.

May 31, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Oakwood hoping to start widening Old Oakwood Road in July

If all goes as hoped, Oakwood could start widening a section of Old Oakwood Road to three lanes in July.

May 30, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Ceremony at Rock Creek Veterans Park recognizes Hall County’s 168 war dead

Prayers, patriotic songs and wreath layings marked a Sunday ceremony at Gainesville's Rock Creek Veterans Park to remember Hall County's fallen troops from World War I to the War on Terror.

May 29, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


WWII soldier remembered by his surviving quadruplets through news clippings, photos

When his four boys were born on Aug. 27, 1944, Charles Lee joked with a newspaper reporter he would need a bigger farm to be able to feed his family, which had just exploded in size.

May 29, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Search ends at Lake Lanier park for missing Gainesville woman

Authorities say they have exhausted their ground and water search at Lanier Point Park for Lizeth Ruby Ruiz, a Gainesville woman who has been missing since May 18.

May 27, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville man remains in hospital after two-car wreck Thursday on Dawsonville Highway

At least one of the six people injured in Thursday's two-vehicle wreck on Dawsonville Highway remains hospitalized.

May 27, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gang charges added as murder case against 3 men moves on to Hall Superior Court

Murder charges against three men in an alleged drive-by shooting at Orchard Brook Apartments off McEver Road have been forwarded to Hall County Superior Court.

May 27, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Reunion residents still hoping for Ga. 347 traffic light

A new traffic light for Sterling on the Lake has scratched at an old wound for some residents at another massive South Hall subdivision, Reunion Country Club.

May 27, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Articles By Author - Jeff Gill


Lula residents will get to vote Nov. 8 on liquor sales at restaurants

It looks like a liquor vote is coming to Lula.

July 27, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


20-home expansion proposed at Reunion Country Club in South Hall

Already large Reunion Country Club in South Hall could grow a bit larger.

July 26, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Longtime South Hall pharmacy still forging ahead in era of big chains

When it opened 41 years ago in Flowery Branch, Citizens Pharmacy didn't have quite the level of competition it does now.

July 25, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall commission set to award contract on last of 911 system fixes

The Hall County Board of Commissioners is looking to spend $2.5 million on software upgrades in an effort to finish up a long-anticipated overhaul ...

July 25, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Residents: New Elachee bridge needs room for bikes, pedestrians

The planned replacement of the Elachee Drive bridge over Interstate 985 is drawing raves, but area residents are hoping the state remembers bicyclists and pedestrians ...

July 24, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville pastor Jentezen Franklin discusses role as an evangelical adviser to Trump

It's a meeting Jentezen Franklin describes colorfully, but the person at the center of his story - newly minted GOP presidential contender Donald Trump - is ...

July 24, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Martin Road now part of countywide freight study in Hall

A study of traffic in the Martin Road area of South Hall - near where a much-opposed interchange is being built - will be folded into a ...

July 20, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


$50,000 grant could help Gainesville's pedestrian connections

Gainesville is looking to improve pedestrian connections around downtown and, in the process, spruce up some major roadways.

July 19, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lula to visit Sugar Hill to learn about Gwinnett city’s challenges

Lula officials are planning a field trip to Sugar Hill in North Gwinnett County on Friday.

July 18, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall schools consider LED lighting in gyms

The Hall County school system is looking at installing LED lighting in its gymnasiums districtwide.

July 18, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Northeast Georgia Medical Center eases parking pain by adding spaces at Gainesville campus

Finding a parking space at Northeast Georgia Medical Center's Gainesville campus should get a little easier.

July 18, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


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 ...

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


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