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Fireworks law not sparking much response in Hall

Local response to a new state fireworks law is, so far, a dud.

June 18, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Cook Out coming to Oakwood

Cook Out Restaurants is expanding in Hall County, adding an Oakwood location that also will serve as a regional payroll operation.

June 17, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Longtime resident wins Lula council seat

In a low-key special election that didn't rouse much voter interest, 25-year Lula resident Marvin Moore was elected Tuesday night to serve on the City Council.

June 16, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Area Red Cross chapter sends 16 volunteers to respond to disasters in Midwest

A few days after tornadoes raked across Oklahoma in early May, Jay Tomaseski of Gainesville found himself in a school auditorium filled with disaster victims.

June 15, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lula OKs 2015-16 budget

Lula City Council voted unanimously Monday night to OK a $941,460 spending plan for 2015-16, giving residents another pass on paying property taxes.

June 15, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


2 vie for Lula City Council seat

One thing's for sure about Tuesday's special election: First Baptist Church of Lula will have a representative on the Lula City Council.

June 14, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Feds keeping road plans up in air

An eight-month extension here and two-month extension there in federal transportation funding isn't doing much for Georgia Department of Transportation's road plans.

June 13, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Oakwood City Cemetery to go digital

It's a creepy job, but somebody has to do it.

June 10, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Olympic venue has had $6.2M impact so far in fiscal 2015

The Lake Lanier Olympic Venue off Ga. 284/Clarks Bridge Road in Gainesville has had a $6.2 million impact so far on the area economy in fiscal 2015, officials said Tuesday.

June 09, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


New, wider Clarks Bridge may open later this month

The new Clarks Bridge could open by June 25, but motorists will have to put up with a little inconvenience first.

June 09, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Oakwood City Council vote clears way for new distribution center

Oakwood City Council approved a setback change Monday night that paves the way for Performance Foodservice Milton's to build a 521,135-square-foot warehouse and distribution center off Old Oakwood Road.

June 08, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Authorities: Man shot by trooper after firing high-caliber rifle at patrol post

A Gainesville man may have had a death wish when he was shot by a Georgia State Patrol trooper Monday morning after pulling up to the Cleveland Highway post and firing a high-caliber rifle, authorities said Monday.

June 08, 2015 | Times staff reports | Local


Alt-fuel vehicles roadshow goes on in wake of new fee, credit cut

This year's statewide tour of environmentally friendly vehicles, starting with a June 15 stop in Gainesville, has a less-than-amicable cloud hanging over it.

June 07, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


WWII fighter pilot, a Riverside grad, to get June 18 burial at Arlington

In April 13, 1945, Lt. John W. Herb would step for the final time into his fighter-bomber - the same P-51D Mustang where he once stood on the wing, smiling broadly with goggles in hand as he posed for a picture.

World War II was nearly done, with Nazi Germany just a few weeks from surrender and Europe in tatters. But that didn't stop Allied attack missions, including the one Herb, a 1940 graduate of Riverside Military Academy in Gainesville, took part in as part of 368th Fighter Squadron, based out of East Wretham, England.

June 06, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Plans to make city street one-way causing a stir

In years past, when station wagons served as ambulances, passage along narrow Hillcrest Avenue in Gainesville might have been OK.

June 04, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Articles By Author - Jeff Gill


Gainesville man recalls segregated World War II service

Charles Morrow was angry at first.

August 30, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County seeking money for road fixes at busy Jaemor Farms

Stocking up on fresh produce and navigating a corn maze may be bunches of fun, but getting in and out of Jaemor Farms in Northeast ...

August 30, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


World War II remembered 70 years after Japanese surrender

Ray and Ellie Williams are celebrating 70 years in both love and war.

August 30, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Residents ready for U.S. 129 widening in East Hall

Ronald and Margaret Gee of Talmo didn't hold back their opinions of the planned widening of U.S. 129/Athens Highway in East Hall ...

August 27, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


3 ‘local legacies’ honored by Northeast Georgia History Center

Each man had a different story to tell, but their paths to business success in Hall County all started humbly.

August 27, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Water demand projected to be lower in 2050 than previously expected

Water conservation measures over the past few years seem to be taking hold in a 15-county metro Atlanta area that includes Hall.

August 27, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Health insurance rates could climb significantly

Health insurance policyholders might see premium increases as high as 38 percent next year, a Gainesville insurance executive told a Gainesville audience Tuesday.

August 25, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


History center set to honor three ‘legacies’ on Thursday

The Northeast Georgia History Center is honoring three area businessmen as "local legacies" in its annual Taste of History Luncheon.

August 24, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Roundabouts are emerging in Hall County area

A common sight in Europe, roundabouts are catching on in the Hall County area as a way to move traffic and ease congestion.

August 23, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


After 10 years at Lanier Islands, ‘we’ve barely started’ owner says

Ten years after anchoring its operations at Lake Lanier Islands, the Virgil Williams family has remade the 1,100-acre South Hall resort - down to changing ...

August 23, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville fixing downtown sidewalks

Gainesville is working to improve sidewalks in the downtown area.

August 20, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lula councilman annoyed over committee appointments

When tempers flare in city council meetings, it's usually not over the mayor's committee appointments.

August 18, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Dealership fire damage limited thanks to burst pipe

A water line bursting may have helped prevent fire from spreading Monday night at the Hayes Chrysler dealership on Frontage Road in Oakwood.

August 18, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


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