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Alternative-fuel show touts environment, economy

The shiny, new hoods and doors were open for visitors to check out Wednesday, but this wasn't some ordinary car lot.

June 26, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


DOT opens new Ga. 347 stretch

One leg of a $38.4 million road project in South Hall is finished and open to motorists.

June 24, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lake Lanier marina plan is on the rocks

An Army Corps of Engineers' proposal to put a marina on the Chestatee River arm of Lake Lanier isn't just causing waves among area residents.

June 15, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Forest Service plan draws fire from environmentalists

Proposed efforts, including a commercial timber harvest, in the Blue Ridge Ranger District of the Gainesville-based Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest have come under fire from some environmental groups.

June 14, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Detour keeps bait shop from reeling in customers

The live bait side of Donna Gilder's storefront on Ga. 284/Clarks Bridge Road isn't luring many customers these days.

June 14, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Area officials laud law enabling Savannah port expansion

President Barack Obama's signing of legislation that authorizes the deepening of the Port of Savannah has caused quite a buzz this week, with government and business officials expecting the move will have quite an economic impact statewide.

June 13, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall set to pave 8 gravel roads

Hall County is hoping to pave eight gravel roads later this year, putting a small chink in ongoing efforts to reduce the some 60 miles of unpaved county-maintained roads it has on the books.

June 12, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Group opposes Chestatee marina plan

A community group has formed to oppose the Army Corps of Engineers' proposal to put its first public marina on the Chestatee River arm of Lake Lanier.

June 11, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Oakwood City Council OKs road project bid

Oakwood City Council voted Monday night to accept a bid for the realignment of M. Stringer Road.

June 10, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


State tops off list for hybrid growth

Georgia is a hot state for hybrids.

June 10, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


McEver Road project could start by midsummer

Hall County is getting closer to a $2.7 million rebuilding of McEver Road from Flat Creek Road in Oakwood to Ga. 347/Lanier Islands Parkway in Buford.

June 09, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Health system works for many area vets

As a state legislative officer for Disabled American Veterans, Gary McBride has had an insider's look at how the Department of Veterans Affairs operates, and the picture's not that pretty.

June 07, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Still no property taxes planned in Lula

Lula is rolling out a proposed $808,150 budget for next fiscal year that continues to keep property taxes out of the equation.

June 07, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Remembering D-Day invasion 70 years later

Life in Gainesville kept going in routine, ordinary ways. Main Street was about to get a coat of asphalt. Scout Camp was scheduled to start in a few weeks.

June 06, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Public begins to get say on transportation plan

Transportation officials have started the public input part of an effort to develop a long-range transportation plan for the Hall County area.

June 06, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Articles By Author - Jeff Gill


Cleveland Bypass work won’t finish Dec. 31 as expected

Area residents waited for years for construction to start on the Cleveland Bypass. Now that the project is underway, they'll have to wait longer for it to finish.

August 18, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Sinkholes have Georgia’s attention

Georgia sinkholes may not spread to house-swallowing size - like ones that have opened up in Florida in recent years - but the Georgia Department of Transportation doesn't just dismiss them as random acts of nature.

August 17, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Helen shooting victim identified as Houston woman

A Texas woman killed in downtown Helen late Saturday has been identified.

August 17, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Georgia Mountain Food Bank looks for help from other sources

August 17, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Population may not grow as fast, new estimates show

Hall County's population might double by 2040, not triple, as is forecast in Hall's current long-term transportation plan.

August 14, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Safety work set on Union Church Road

Plans are moving forward to improve safety on a short but treacherous stretch of Union Church Road in South Hall County.

August 14, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Group plans to rescind vote that cut funding for Ga. 347 improvements

Worries about losing federal road money may force area officials to put funding back on track for Ga. 347/Lanier Islands Parkway improvements between McEver Road and Lake Lanier Islands.

August 13, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Roads group balks on Ga. 347 funding

Funding for Ga. 347/Lanier Islands Parkway improvements between McEver Road and Lake Lanier Islands hit a bump Tuesday, when a roads planning group decided to hold off assigning money for the project.

August 12, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


National Guardsmen help tackle Honduran drug violence

Lawlessness stemming from rising drug trafficking and violent gang attacks has resulted in thousands of unaccompanied children crossing the U.S. border from Central America in recent months, seeking refuge.

August 12, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lula skips to phase 3 in downtown project

Lula is playing leapfrog as it prepares to open bids on the third phase of an effort to spruce up downtown.

August 12, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


I-985 Exit 14 project closer to reality

After decades of planning efforts and pushing by officials, construction of a new interchange on Interstate 985 between Oakwood and Flowery Branch appears to be on a funding track.

August 11, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lanier Islands Parkway district sinks

One year after gathering momentum, a push to create a self-taxing district along Ga. 347/Lanier Islands Parkway in South Hall County has fizzled, with once-interested parties looking elsewhere for improvements along the busy strip.

August 10, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Smokey Bear’s icon brought to Smithsonian

August 08, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


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