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Lake Lanier's falling water level affects rowers, paddlers

Last winter, the boathouse at the Lake Lanier Olympic Park off Clarks Bridge Road had standing water and the bottom floor of the Olympic Timing Tower was inches away from being flooded.

November 27, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall planning board rejects proposed campus to house women involved in sex trafficking

A Gainesville ministry's plans to build a campus housing women involved in sex trafficking were rejected Monday night by the Hall County Planning Commission.

November 21, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Rezoning for Guilford clinic in Oakwood approved

A new Guilford Immediate Care medical building at the corner of Mundy Mill Road and Interstate 985 was approved Monday night by the Oakwood Planning Commission.

November 21, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Housing plans for women fleeing sex trafficking go before planning board Monday

A Gainesville ministry's heavily opposed plans to build a campus housing women involved in sex trafficking goes before the Hall County Planning Commission Monday evening.

November 20, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Guilford Immediate Care planned in place of old Fred’s Treads

An iconic, former tire business at the corner of Mundy Mill Road and Interstate 985 in Oakwood could get a healthy makeover.

November 20, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Mincey Marble's OK to expand plant still ruffles residents

The uproar over Mincey Marble's plans to build a 100,750-square-foot plant on Browns Bridge Road may have seemed to end with an affirmative rezoning vote on Oct. 13.

November 20, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


‘Styrofoam graveyard’ cleaned up in Lake Lanier cove, thanks to drought

The area's worsening drought showed one benefit on Thursday: Barren shoreline allowed workers to get rid of a longstanding "Styrofoam graveyard" from a Lake Lanier cove off Clarks Bridge Road.

November 17, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Environmental report criticizes possible nuclear power plant on Chattahoochee

Georgia Power Co.'s studying whether to build a nuclear power plant on the Chattahoochee River in South Georgia drew harsh criticism in the Georgia Water Coalition's sixth annual "Dirty Dozen" report released Wednesday.

November 16, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Battle brewing over housing plans for women fleeing sex trafficking

A Gainesville ministry's plans to build a campus housing women involved in sex trafficking has drawn fierce opposition from neighbors, who say they worry such a development would raise safety concerns and lower property values.

November 16, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


New Lula alcohol ordinance could be firmed up by early 2017

Fresh off voters giving their OK to liquor sales by the drink, Lula officials are now poised to craft a new alcoholic beverages law, which could be in place in Lula by early 2017.

November 14, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


WWII veterans share stories, observations at Rotary meeting

Rewinding history, World War II veteran Hal Smallwood had a somber plea for those attending the Gainesville Rotary Club's meeting: Don't criticize President Harry Truman for dropping the atomic bombs on Japan.

November 14, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Each side ‘prosecuting every possible fact’ in ‘water wars’ Supreme Court trial

A U.S. Supreme Court case over water sharing has Georgia and Florida showing up with teams of lawyers, expert witnesses and stacks of carefully documented evidence.

November 13, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


North Georgia drought having widespread impacts

Where there's smoke, there's a drought.

November 13, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Transit talk needs to ‘connect dots’ between service, economic development

For Gainesville resident Albert Powers, having public bus service on Saturdays would help him out on paydays.

November 10, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall Board of Commissioners set to vote on DOT money for Longstreet Bridge

The Hall County Board of Commissioners is set to vote Thursday to accept $57,400 from the DOT for slightly more than a half-acre at the Georgia State Patrol post off Cleveland Highway/U.S. 129 for construction of the new Longstreet Bridge crossing Lake Lanier.

November 09, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Housing values hard to determine, even when based on past history

The housing market can be a fickle thing, as played out in a recent scenario involving Cresswind at Lake Lanier in Gainesville.

January 22, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Owner to seek historic board’s OK for new downtown Flowery Branch building

Plans for a new downtown Flowery Branch retail and office building are still in the works, but the owner must first get an OK from ...

January 21, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


New Martin Road alternative getting some positive vibes

Yet another alternative emerged Wednesday night in the ongoing saga of how to lessen the impact of the planned Exit 14 in South Hall on ...

January 19, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lula rolls out new alcohol ordinance

A new alcohol ordinance is taking shape in Lula.

January 18, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


New alternatives to Martin Road widening have emerged

Hall County has developed alternatives to widening Martin Road at the planned new interchange on Interstate 985 in South Hall, or Exit 14.

January 16, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Alabama threatens to sue in tri-state ‘water wars’ involving Georgia, Florida

Alabama, long just an interested party in a water-sharing legal dispute between Georgia and Florida, is suggesting it might pursue "further litigation" in a longstanding ...

January 15, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


'We're having 4': Banks County couple expect quadruplets in historic delivery for hospital

Like many couples starting their marriage, Justin and Julie Davidson dreamed of having children someday and seeing them romp through their happy home.

January 15, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Traffic-relieving project at UNG crossing in Oakwood set to start Jan. 30

An extension of a turn lane at the University of North Georgia's Gainesville campus and Mundy Mill Road in Oakwood - one of South Hall ...

January 12, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


DOT does show and tell on winter weather equipment

Snow and ice have yet to cause serious trouble throughout Northeast Georgia, and temperatures may reach the upper 60s this week.

January 11, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Outdated East Hall bridge could be replaced this summer

An outdated East Hall bridge on a key traffic artery could be replaced this summer, pending approval by the Hall County Board of Commissioners Thursday.

January 10, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lane closure scheduled for Wednesday night in Boling Bridge replacement project

Dawsonville Highway/Ga. 53 at Boling Bridge will be partially closed to motorists between 7 p.m. Wednesday and 6 a.m. Thursday as work ...

January 10, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Historic Hall County church looking to rebuild near current site

A historic southeast Hall County church is looking to put up a new building, including a sanctuary, but it has to first clear a rezoning ...

January 09, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Man flown to Atlanta hospital after being burned in South Hall fire

A man was flown to Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta with second-degree burns after an early Monday fire in South Hall.

January 09, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Matt Dubnik has worked to prepare for first time in legislature

A learning curve is ahead, but Matt Dubnik has been preparing for his first day under the gold dome for 10 months - or ever since ...

January 08, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Bypass, Green Street improvements may get into gear this year

Gainesville is trying to get the wheels moving in 2017 on a couple of long-discussed key road projects: Green Street improvements and an "inner bypass ...

January 08, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


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