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Hall's first baby, 6-pound, 14-ounce boy, born just after midnight

Deysi Rivas Olivas arrived at Northeast Georgia Medical Center Gainesville a couple days before New Year's with contractions, but her baby wasn't ready for the world quite yet.

January 01, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hospital's Woody Stewart unit keeps hearts beating strong

Since its opening this fall, Northeast Georgia Medical Center Gainesville's advanced inpatient heart failure treatment unit has seen no shortage of patients - and that might be just a sign of the times.

January 01, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Public hearing is Tuesday on proposed ‘alpine coaster’ in Helen

A proposed amusement ride focused more on views than stomach-dropping thrills is set to go before the Helen City Commission Tuesday for a public hearing and possible final vote.

December 30, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Retiring city public works director reflects on service

David Dockery's corner office gives him a wide view of downtown Gainesville, with its busy streets and other infrastructure that have provided him job security for the past decade.

December 30, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Facebook ‘Dwellers’ group serves as common ground for lake residents

As one of Georgia's top attractions, Lake Lanier draws visitors every year from everywhere - boaters, campers or just general fun-seekers.

December 29, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


New Holiday Inn Express planned in Gainesville

Grading is underway on a Holiday Inn Express & Suites hotel planned off Dawsonville Highway/Ga. 53 in Gainesville, beside Buffalo Wild Wings and behind Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen.

December 27, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


How new water guidelines may affect Lake Lanier

Enough water to serve metro Atlanta and beyond can be pulled from Lake Lanier, according to an updated document governing the river basin straddling Georgia, Florida and Alabama.

December 24, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Truck sales business plans move to long-vacant, highly visible Oakwood tract

A prime lot overlooking Interstate 985 and across from Blackshear Place Baptist Church is finally being developed after its annexation nearly a decade ago.

December 21, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Iconic oak tree at Hall County school is now history

The sprawling oak tree that gave Lanier Charter Career Academy at The Oaks its name is now gone.

December 20, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Higgins preparing to take over as Hall Board of Commissioners chairman

There may be big differences in leading a large school system and a county government with its web of departments, from public works to landfill operations.

December 19, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Work now could start in February on new Flowery Branch City Hall

Construction of the new Flowery Branch City Hall has been delayed by unexpected costs involving soil needed for the project.

December 18, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


‘History has its eyes on us’: Gainesville attorney Ashley Bell busy as part of Trump transition team

Politics has long been serious business for Gainesville native Ashley Bell, and now he's getting to turn that passion into action at the highest levels of U.S. government.

December 18, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


South Hall affordable housing proposals don’t make cut for tax credits

The fate of two proposed apartment complexes - one in Oakwood and another in Flowery Branch - is up in the air after both were passed over for tax credits as part of a Georgia Department of Community Affairs affordable housing program.

December 15, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lula could hold public hearing, vote on new alcohol law in January

Lula officials continued to craft a new alcoholic beverages law Wednesday, with an eye toward possibly holding a public hearing and vote in January.

December 14, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Restoration of well at historic Piedmont Hotel could begin soon

A hand-dug well on the grounds of one of Gainesville's most revered historic sites could be restored early next year to period fashion.

December 13, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Annual road projects forum set for March 9

An annual update on area road projects is scheduled for March 9 in the Continuing Education Building at the University of North Georgia's Gainesville ...

February 22, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Traffic is key issue in meeting about proposed retirement community

Plans for a massive retirement community off Dawsonville Highway/Ga. 53 and Ahaluna Drive in Gainesville have residents concerned about a further meltdown in traffic.

February 22, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lula to put up signs warning of stray animals

Signs could go up soon in Lula identifying areas where the northeast Hall County city is having problems with stray animals.

February 20, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lula establishments can serve liquor drinks March 1

Liquor drinks can be served in Lula starting March 1, as City Council approved a new alcoholic beverages ordinance Monday night by a 4-0 vote.

February 20, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Winery, vineyard proposed in South Hall

A winery and vineyard, including a two-story tasting room, is proposed on a 5-acre site off Conner Road, near Jim Crow Road, in South Hall.

February 19, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


A young, tireless fighter: 5-year-old East Hall boy battles rare blood disease

For young Jeremiah Nash, the waiting continues.

February 19, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch restaurant’s alcohol license pulled for 6 weeks

Green's Tavern in Flowery Branch won't be able to serve alcoholic beverages for 6 weeks, pending an appeal, if the restaurant decides to ...

February 17, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Annual business expo draws about 60 vendors

People passing by could get more than just information about Hillary Truelove's business.

February 16, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Martin Road residents ask for widening project to be axed

Martin Road residents formally asked Hall County area transportation planners Wednesday to ditch a highly contested plan to widen the South Hall road.

February 15, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


New Flowery Branch building housing pizzeria, beer shop gets final OK

A new downtown Flowery Branch building that will house a pizzeria and a craft beer business could open by late spring or early summer.

February 15, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Georgia wins major ruling in water wars case

Georgia has won a landmark ruling against Florida in a U.S. Supreme Court case over water sharing in a basin the two states share ...

February 14, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lula seeks to thwart illicit behavior in public restrooms

Lula is having horrific troubles with its public restrooms, including people caught in sex acts and indecent exposure, as well as one person who died ...

February 13, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Signs could go up in Lula warning of stray animals

Lula is looking at putting up signs identifying areas where the northeast Hall County city is having problems with stray animals.

February 13, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Some key details need to be settled in proposed Lula alcohol law

As a new alcohol ordinance nears approval in Lula, a few loose ends remain, particularly as they apply to establishments serving liquor by the drink.

February 13, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


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


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