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Topics coming up in the 2015 legislature: Transportation

Paying for roads could be the biggest issue in 2015.

January 11, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Ramsey traffic light on order, but improvements on hold for now

A traffic light and related road improvements on Ramsey Road at Ga. 365 could be finished by February, maybe a little past the project's Jan. 31 deadline.

January 08, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville City Council denies Lake Knickerbocker housing request

Gainesville City Council rejected a couple's request Tuesday to change an original zoning to allow a fourth residential lot on Lake Knickerbocker, a high-end neighborhood off the Chattahoochee Golf Club.

January 06, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Attorney says jealousy should have played larger role in murder trial

ATLANTA - Whether jealous rage should have played more of a role at a Gainesville man's 2010 murder trial was argued Monday by attorneys before the Georgia Supreme Court.

January 05, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Plan stirs concerns over lake’s silt problem

A zoning request that goes before Gainesville City Council on Tuesday is tearing at old wounds over concerns about increased siltation in Lake Knickerbocker, a dammed-up part of Ada Creek.

January 04, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Replacing bridges may be Hall’s next big project

For Dieter Jager, Browns Bridge at the Hall-Forsyth County line can't be replaced soon enough.

January 04, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Holiday Hope: Vision impairment doesn’t slow Gainesville woman in reaching her goals

January 01, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Tax Break: Hurry don't wait to donate

About this time each year, Willette Bennett of Gainesville tries to clean out closets and bring used items to Goodwill of North Georgia in Oakwood.

December 31, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Atlanta Gas Light customers to see new surcharge

Atlanta Gas Light Co. customers will begin seeing the first in a series of escalating surcharges on their bills in January as the utility undertakes a $215 million statewide project.

December 29, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Pedestrian improvements planned on street behind medical complex

A stretch of Broad Street behind Medical Arts offices off Jesse Jewell Parkway is poised to get more pedestrian-friendly.

December 28, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Corporate Plaza, Braselton hospital, Urgent Care centers opening in 2015

The Northeast Georgia Health System is going through a growth spurt, with its influence reaching far beyond its Gainesville base.

December 27, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Holiday Hope: With wife’s health on the mend, couple’s lives are looking up

David and Tracey Lynn Roberts were living through some dark times, but they were in the right place at the right time when she needed - and got - medical attention.

December 23, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Scaled-back version of Central Hall trail to begin construction in 2015

Work is poised to begin early next year on a section of trail between Gainesville and Oakwood, but not quite to the extent Hall County officials had hoped.

December 22, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Traffic light planned at new Wal-Mart on Thompson Bridge Road

The new Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market, along with Taco Bell, on busy Ga. 60/Thompson Bridge Road in Gainesville will have something in common next year - a traffic light.

December 21, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Clarks Bridge work set for today

The new Clarks Bridge over Lake Lanier continues to take shape as a concrete pour is planned today for two more of the seven spans.

December 21, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Articles By Author - Jeff Gill


Clermont gives first OK to pizzeria's request to leave town limits

A businessman got the Clermont Town Council's initial blessing Tuesday night to leave the North Hall town's boundaries.

March 03, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Bolding Mill agreement remains at legal standstill

U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, is trying to get the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to respond to a legal issue involving Bolding Mill Park in northwest Hall County.

March 01, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Bill to fund Georgia transportation has a rough ride so far

The transportation funding bill in the Georgia legislature has had a bumpy ride so far, and the grumbling isn't just coming from people outside the Gold Dome.

February 28, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Papa’s Pizza To-Go seeks to leave Clermont, convert to sports bar

In a rare request, a North Hall County pizzeria is seeking to leave Clermont so it can convert to a sports bar and serve alcohol.

February 25, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Eyes on the Road: Green group says transit needs emphasis in new roads bill

City and county government officials statewide aren't the only ones upset about the General Assembly's proposed Transportation Funding Act of 2015.

February 24, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Career coach helps boost area employment

With snow on the ground and a chill in the air, there wasn't a rush on the Georgia Mountains Regional Commission's Workforce Development Career Coach as it opened its doors Tuesday morning in Flowery Branch.

February 24, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Oakwood delays action on residential parking ordinance

A proposal to limit parking in the front of houses in Oakwood will get further study from the city's planning commission.

February 23, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lone tennis court repair bid for Deaton Creek fails to satisfy

Spring may arrive without fixes to a troubled tennis court at the Village at Deaton Creek neighborhood in Hoschton.

February 23, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


SPLOST money would help N. Hall cities mainly with parks and infrastructure

The money isn't huge, especially spread over five years, and would be used mainly for routine projects, but it's vital nonetheless, said government officials in the cities of North Hall County.

February 23, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Local Disabled American Veterans’ chapter gives back

Electric wheelchairs are scattered through an area of the Gainesville warehouse, some intact and some clearly needing parts.

February 21, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Folks in Hall County struggling to find places to stay warm overnight

For once, it's OK to sleep in church.

February 19, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Dozens of South Hall County residents attend Spout Springs Road meeting

South Hall residents Frank and Judy Margavio don't live on Spout Springs Road but sure drive it enough.

February 19, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Eyes on the Road: Spout Springs public hearing is set Thursday

Residents can check out the latest road plans, including a draft environmental report, Thursday on the 6-mile widening of Spout Springs Road in South Hall.

February 18, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


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