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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


Humane Society of Northeast Georgia searching for new leader

The Humane Society of Northeast Georgia is undergoing a top leadership change during one of its busiest times of the year.

June 04, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Clermont approves 2014-15 budget

Clermont Town Council approved a $309,220 budget Tuesday night for fiscal 2014-15, giving employees a 5 percent raise and allocating more money for Clermont Days than the town had in previous years.

June 04, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Good weather propels Ga. 347 work

Orange construction barrels are scattered across 7 miles of Ga. 347 as road crews are taking advantage of the summer's good weather to move along two separate widening efforts in what is Hall County's biggest road project.

September 02, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Businesses benefit from improved weather on Lanier

Today marks the unofficial end of a summer that has Lake Lanier visitors, businesses and tourism watchers wishing they could bottle for future years.

September 01, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Georgia Rideshare lot goes unused

A Georgia Rideshare lot off Exit 17 at Interstate 985 has become more of a truck terminal and homeless haven than a commuter parking lot five years after it was built.

August 30, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


County considers closing part of South Hall road

Hall County is considering whether to close part of a dirt and gravel road that links two major South Hall roads in response to resident concerns about dumping in the area.

August 30, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Road work at Clarks Bridge resumes after 45-day wait

Construction crews have been back at work this week at Clarks Bridge, where a replacement project had stalled for 45 days to ensure the support for a retaining wall had compacted and settled as needed.

August 29, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Dock permit process to begin again Sept. 16

The Army Corps of Engineers plans to begin accepting applications Sept. 16 for the remaining boat dock permits on Lake Lanier.

August 28, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Man gets 12 years in prison for 6-year-old’s death

A lost videotaped interview contributed to a murder defendant pleading guilty to a lesser charge Wednesday in Hall County Superior Court.

August 27, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Loan to boost Oakwood sewer plans

Braselton received a state loan Tuesday that will enable Oakwood to tap into a long-anticipated sewer project involving the two cities.

August 26, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County accepting bids on trail project

A longtime plan to build a bicycle/pedestrian path cutting through a portion of historic Chicopee Village is closer to reality.

August 26, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


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