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New Forest Service plan considers endangered Indiana bat

Weighing less than a pound and spanning about 10 inches, the mouse-eared Indiana bat has been winging its way into recent Hall County transportation projects.

May 05, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


A look at Lake Lanier below the surface

The Army Corps of Engineers today has a full view of most of Lake Lanier's often-murky depths, thanks to federal stimulus money in 2010 and some nifty technology.

May 03, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Search underway for new hospital president

A national search for a new Northeast Georgia Medical Center president is well underway, with hospital officials expecting that prospective candidates will be identified and interviewed over the next 3-4 months.

May 03, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Man rescued from base of I-985 retaining wall

Gainesville police are investigating a man's fall early Thursday from an Interstate 985 ramp after his vehicle broke down on the roadway.

May 02, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Local faithful gather for National Day of Prayer events

Randall Whitfield had plenty of national concerns to pray over Thursday.

May 01, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lanier’s summer forecast: Full lake, sunny skies

Lake Lanier looks full with summer around the bend and a forecast that's likely to be drier than last year's.

April 30, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Clermont considering private trash pickup

Clermont is looking to turn over its garbage service to a private contractor.

April 29, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch teen charged with DUI in wreck

An 18-year-old Flowery Branch woman has been charged with DUI in a Sunday wreck that seriously injured her 16-year-old passenger.

April 29, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Scammer: You missed jury duty, now pay up

The Hall County Sheriff's Office is warning of a phone scam in which residents are told they can avoid arrest if they can cough up some cash.

April 28, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


South Hall shopping center makeover starts

A major makeover of one of South Hall County's oldest shopping centers is well underway.

April 28, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Downtown revitalizing is all the rage for city centers

City Councilwoman Mary Jones remembers a totally different downtown Flowery Branch not so long ago.

April 27, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Finger lickin' fun at chicken festival

Gainesville's annual Spring Chicken Festival also has become a yearly ritual for the Hill family.

April 27, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


State may learn by fall if water war suit proceeds

Georgia might hear by fall whether the U.S. Supreme Court should take on a Florida legal action alleging Georgia has harmed Apalachicola Bay by using too much water, the head of Georgia's Environmental Protection Division said Thursday.

April 24, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Health care debate gets middle school take

It's been an issue thoroughly hashed out by grown-ups.

April 24, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Ambulance hits house after state patrol says brakes failed

An ambulance struck a house on Old Flowery Branch Road in South Hall County on Wednesday afternoon after the brakes failed on the vehicle, according to Georgia State Patrol.

April 23, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


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"Goosebumps" filming will cause traffic delays

Expect traffic delays today on Ga. 53/Dawsonville Highway as filming for a movie, "Goosebumps," starring Jack Black, takes place in Hall, Forsyth and Jackson counties.

July 29, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Corps plans return to first-come, first-served system for dock permits

A five-year lottery system didn't complete the task, so the Army Corps of Engineers plans to revert to first-come, first-served in issuing the remaining boat dock permits on Lake Lanier.

July 29, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Student, professor examine Lanier, Flat Creek for water quality

Particularly drawn to Flat Creek, Melba Horton spent the early part of the summer checking the water quality at Lake Lanier.

July 28, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Car hit 4 children, injuring 2 critically in N. Hall

Four children were injured, two critically, Sunday afternoon when a car was knocked out of gear at a home in North Hall, authorities reported.

July 28, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


‘The Great War’ remembered, 100 years later

The 29 names inscribed on the American Legion plaque proclaim the Hall County troops' "ultimate sacrifice" in World War I, but their stories are tucked away in state records from the era.

July 27, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Clarks Bridge Road has reopened

Clarks Bridge Road reopened to through traffic this morning, one day earlier than expected.

July 25, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Railroad’s plan to build culverts hits snag in Flowery Branch

Norfolk Southern Railway Co.'s plans to build new culverts at crossings in Flowery Branch have been put off indefinitely, as the company awaits permission from the Army Corps of Engineers to work on Corps property.

July 24, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Oakwood mayor recovering in hospital after medical incident

Oakwood Mayor Lamar Scroggs is recovering at Northeast Georgia Medical Center after suffering a drop in blood pressure Sunday.

July 22, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lula OKs rezoning for trucking operations

It took a tie-breaking vote by the mayor, but Lula City Council approved 3-2 Tony McGuire's request to change zoning from highway business to light industrial on 17 acres in the Mountain View Industrial Park.

July 22, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Pilots petition Army Corps of Engineers for right to land on Lake Lanier

Troy Wheeler dipped the wings of his bright yellow Piper Cub seaplane toward Lake Lanier as he circled back toward Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport in Gainesville.

July 22, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Pregnant woman hit by car ID'd as nearby resident

A pregnant Hall County woman was heading home from a Ga. 365 convenience store when she was struck and killed by a motorist Sunday night, a Georgia State Patrol trooper said Monday.

July 21, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


King’s Hawaiian expansion underway

Work is moving along in the expansion of the King's Hawaiian plant in Oakwood, an effort that could eventually double employment there.

July 21, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lake stakeholders plan to decide how to manage water quality

A watershed moment may be in store for a group working with state environmental officials on a water quality plan for Lake Lanier.

July 20, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


New bike/ped panel would target projects that can be done sooner

Rather than let a newly completed bicycle-pedestrian plan collect dust, area officials agreed Wednesday to form a committee that would talk about possibly kick-starting "some early-action" projects.

July 16, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


Poultry lab now looking at fall opening

The new Georgia Poultry Laboratory Network headquarters in North Hall County now appears headed for completion in midfall.

July 16, 2014 | Jeff Gill | Local


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