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WWII fighter pilot, a Riverside grad, to get June 18 burial at Arlington

In April 13, 1945, Lt. John W. Herb would step for the final time into his fighter-bomber - the same P-51D Mustang where he once stood on the wing, smiling broadly with goggles in hand as he posed for a picture.

World War II was nearly done, with Nazi Germany just a few weeks from surrender and Europe in tatters. But that didn't stop Allied attack missions, including the one Herb, a 1940 graduate of Riverside Military Academy in Gainesville, took part in as part of 368th Fighter Squadron, based out of East Wretham, England.

June 06, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Plans to make city street one-way causing a stir

In years past, when station wagons served as ambulances, passage along narrow Hillcrest Avenue in Gainesville might have been OK.

June 04, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


New senior transportation program could start in December

A primarily volunteer-run, discounted fare-based transportation program serving Hall County's seniors could begin hitting the road in December.

June 03, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Clermont ponders rules on fireworks sales

Clermont is proposing a law to regulate the sale and use of consumer fireworks, acting under a newly passed state law that "greatly expanded" their sale and use.

June 03, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Runoff can become big problem, especially when it rains

Landscape Management Co. employees don't just work to keep their customers' lawns green.

June 02, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Pressure is on sewer, water plants to improve quality

Because they're permitted and regulated, water and sewer treatment plants are easy targets when it comes to addressing water quality.

June 02, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Water fine for drinking, but some concerns about taste, odor persist

Lake Lanier water customers don't have to grab for bottled water as a substitute for what's pulled from the lake and sent through pipes to our homes.

June 01, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Planning board OKs mixed-use development in S. Hall

The Hall County Planning Commission gave its OK Monday night to a proposed mixed-use development in what has become an emerging medical and health care community off Ga. 347/Friendship Road in South Hall.

June 01, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Several of Lake Lanier’s creeks and streams are ‘impaired’

Lake Lanier is the big tourist draw, with huge spans of water filling visitors' views from many a vantage point.

June 01, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


ACF Stakeholders' plan draws muted reaction from states in 'water wars'

A private water group's new leader doesn't have the job of getting 56 members to buy into a tri-state water management plan - a work that took nearly six years to complete.

May 31, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Kickball tourney benefits cancer-stricken co-worker, friend

Sunday's gathering at North Hall Community Center & Park was all fun and games, but the mission was serious.

May 31, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Fish from Lanier are OK, but mercury can be a concern

Ernie Aldridge of Alto has been fishing off the waters of Lake Lanier at bridges, parks and shorelines since the late 1960s.

May 31, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


What’s in Lake Lanier's waters?

Lake Lanier is safe - mostly.

May 31, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall officials mulling cities’ role in McEver repairs

It looks like it's back to square one with McEver Road repairs.

May 28, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


New federal water rule addresses health of streams, other wetlands

Federal officials rolled out new clean water regulations Wednesday focusing largely on the health of streams and other wetlands that help feed into primary drinking sources.

May 27, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Flowery Branch moves to ban panhandling, camping in public places

Flowery Branch is cracking down on "aggressive" panhandling and people regularly camping out in public places, such as streets and sidewalks.

September 03, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Man killed after deer crashes through vehicle

A Winder man was killed Thursday morning after a deer he struck near Oakwood went completely through his vehicle.

September 03, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hiking, horse trails being added at Don Carter State Park

Work has started on more than 20 miles of hiking and horse trails at Don Carter State Park in North Hall.

September 02, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Nov. 3 elections shaping up to be competitive in many cities

Candidates emerged for the Nov. 3 elections in cities across Hall County on Wednesday, with four-way races set in Gainesville and Lula.

September 02, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Navy veteran recalls World War II days, from D-Day to Japanese surrender

When the Japanese surrender finally came, marking the end of the brutal, bloody World War II, it was no big surprise to Charles Richter.

September 01, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


2 parts of U.S. 129 get very different repair timetables

Two different stretches of U.S. 129, both busy as they run through Hall County, are on different timelines for improvement.

August 31, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville man recalls segregated World War II service

Charles Morrow was angry at first.

August 30, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County seeking money for road fixes at busy Jaemor Farms

Stocking up on fresh produce and navigating a corn maze may be bunches of fun, but getting in and out of Jaemor Farms in Northeast ...

August 30, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


World War II remembered 70 years after Japanese surrender

Ray and Ellie Williams are celebrating 70 years in both love and war.

August 30, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Residents ready for U.S. 129 widening in East Hall

Ronald and Margaret Gee of Talmo didn't hold back their opinions of the planned widening of U.S. 129/Athens Highway in East Hall ...

August 27, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


3 ‘local legacies’ honored by Northeast Georgia History Center

Each man had a different story to tell, but their paths to business success in Hall County all started humbly.

August 27, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Water demand projected to be lower in 2050 than previously expected

Water conservation measures over the past few years seem to be taking hold in a 15-county metro Atlanta area that includes Hall.

August 27, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Health insurance rates could climb significantly

Health insurance policyholders might see premium increases as high as 38 percent next year, a Gainesville insurance executive told a Gainesville audience Tuesday.

August 25, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


History center set to honor three ‘legacies’ on Thursday

The Northeast Georgia History Center is honoring three area businessmen as "local legacies" in its annual Taste of History Luncheon.

August 24, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


Roundabouts are emerging in Hall County area

A common sight in Europe, roundabouts are catching on in the Hall County area as a way to move traffic and ease congestion.

August 23, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


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