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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 "water wars" between the three states.

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's busiest intersections - is set to begin Jan. 30 and finish March 30.

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Outdated East Hall bridge could be replaced this summer

An outdated East Hall bridge on a key traffic artery could be replaced this summer, pending approval by the Hall County Board of Commissioners Thursday.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

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 hurdle.

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 he was the lone candidate to succeed veteran state Rep. Carl Rogers.

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" that involves the widening of tiny Oak Tree Drive and a potential roundabout.

January 08, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


McEver-Jim Crow intersection makeover may start next month

A long-planned makeover of McEver Road at Jim Crow Road in Flowery Branch could begin as early as next month.

January 05, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County seeks jury trial in Mincey appeal

Hall County is demanding a jury trial in a West Hall subdivision's appeal of the Board of Commissioners' Oct. 13 rezoning vote allowing Mincey Marble to build a nearby 100,750-square-foot plant.

January 05, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


‘Alpine coaster’ gets Helen’s OK, could open later this year

Development of a proposed "alpine coaster" can move forward now that the Helen City Commission has given its approval.

January 04, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Jan. 24 deadline set for Georgia, Florida to settle water wars dispute

A Jan. 24 deadline has been set for Georgia and Florida to try again to settle a U.S. Supreme Court dispute over water consumption in a basin the two states share.

January 04, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Hall County accepts $326K settlement for unfinished sidewalk work

Hall County's lawsuit against an insurer for uncollected bond payments on sidewalk construction came to an end Wednesday night.

March 22, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Longtime journalist, political figure Ted Oglesby dies at 84

Richard Mecum remembers clearly Ted Oglesby's words to him in 1979 when he decided to run for Hall County sheriff.

March 22, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Identities still uncertain in possible murder-suicide

Authorities are awaiting the results of an autopsy of two decomposed bodies found Tuesday afternoon at a Gainesville home in what could be a murder-suicide.

March 22, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Jaemor Farms co-owner named 2017 Farmer of the Year

Jarl Echols' life got a little peachier Tuesday morning.

March 21, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Tennessee River water issue may flow into Lake Lanier Association’s annual meeting

A Tennessee-Georgia border issue that caused a stir a few years ago may resurface at the Lake Lanier Association's annual meeting Saturday.

March 20, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Oakwood staying busy with road projects

Oakwood's road improvement efforts aren't gearing down anytime soon.

March 19, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County jobs picture rosy as chamber puts on job fair

State labor numbers show Hall County's jobless number ticked up a bit in January, but that increase has officials far from worried.

March 19, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Remedy unclear: Pending changes to health law create uncertainty

Dismantling the Affordable Care Act has become like political sport in Washington, with Republicans and Democrats duking it out and pundits also in the fray.

March 19, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Construction has started on new Mincey Marble location

Some early work has started on the new Mincey Marble site in the Gainesville Business Park off Calvary Church Road.

March 15, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


New Gainesville doughnut shop gets initial OK

A proposed new doughnut shop got the Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board's approval Tuesday night.

March 14, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Oakwood taking first steps to clean up old fuel tank site

A defunct underground fuel tank on city-owned property is giving Oakwood an above-ground headache.

March 13, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


I-985 bridge in Gwinnett to be closed for repairs, resurfacing

The Thompson Mill Road bridge over Interstate 985 will be closed at some point for repairs, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation.

March 13, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Northern Connector could be studied in 5 years

Vilified years ago as a potential Hall County road project, the Northern Connector surfaced again last week - to some degree.

March 12, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Dawsonville Highway gridlock, growth raise concerns

The uproar over a proposed 820-home retirement community in Gainesville remains focused on worries over the development's impact on Dawsonville Highway/Ga. 53 traffic.

March 12, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


No completion date set for McEver-Jim Crow crossing

Hall County officials say they now don't know when the long-planned makeover of McEver Road at Jim Crow Road in Flowery Branch will take ...

March 11, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


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