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Rezoning OK’d for Oakwood housing development, but development plan not settled

Rezoning for a planned residential development off McEver Road was approved by Oakwood City Council Monday night, but proposed development plans are still up in the air.

June 12, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Work to replace Thompson Bridge could start as early as 2024

Replacement of the northbound bridge on Thompson Bridge Road/Ga. 60 over the Chattahoochee River in North Hall is one of several road projects that may be added to the Hall County area's transportation plans.

June 11, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Dog-centric business set to open on Skelton Road in Gainesville

Scot Rucker needed a place to keep his customers' dogs while training them, and that's how Fido's World was born.

June 11, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


TSPLOST may be topic again for governments seeking road fixes

A 1-cent transportation sales tax shot down by voters in July 2012 could be revived as a topic of discussion later this year - but in a different form.

June 10, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Resident asks Flowery Branch council to explore budget cuts

After another small showing at a Thursday night public hearing, Flowery Branch City Council is now poised to cast a final vote on next fiscal year's tax rate.

June 09, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Millie’s Drapery & Decorating hopes to reopen at old location, nearly a year after fire

Working in tight spaces for the past year, Millie's Drapery & Decorating hopes to be back at its old location off Cleveland Highway by mid-July.

June 08, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


860-home development off Dawsonville Highway gets city council’s first OK

An 860-home active-adult community off Dawsonville Highway/Ga. 53 was unanimously approved by Gainesville City Council Tuesday night.

June 07, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Cause still undetermined in fire that displaced young family

Authorities on Monday had not determined what caused a Sunday fire that displaced a young family from their North Hall home, but they did rule it an accident.

June 05, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Young family lose North Hall home in fire

A couple and their 4-month-old child were displaced by a Sunday evening fire that destroyed their North Hall home.

June 05, 2017 | Times staff reports | Local


Sen. Butch Miller works on transit solutions for Georgia

With Georgia's roads filled up with cars, a statewide look at public transit has got to happen, said state Sen. Butch Miller, R-Gainesville.

June 05, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


1 killed, 1 injured in shooting in northwest Hall

One person was killed and one hospitalized in a fatal shooting in northwest Hall County, the Hall County Sheriff's Office said Sunday.

June 04, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Road Atlanta worker killed during motorcycle race

A worker was killed during a weekend motorcycle race at the Road Atlanta track in Braselton in South Hall.

June 04, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Active-adult community proposal features Ga. 53 road fixes of its own

Both sides acknowledge Dawsonville Highway has heavy traffic and that the number of cars will go up if Gainesville City Council approves an 880-home active-adult community Tuesday.

June 04, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


J & J Foods on Limestone puts focus on local, fresh as it reopens, rebrands

The produce department's quality is what started Patty Smith shopping at J & J Foods on Jesse Jewell Parkway 30 years ago.

May 31, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Ga. 211 being targeted for fixes by Braselton, DOT

Improvements are planned for a busy stretch of road in Hall, Gwinnett and Barrow counties and crossing Interstate 85.

May 30, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Report: No traffic light or roundabout warranted at Cresswind entrance

A recently completed traffic study shows neither a traffic light nor a roundabout is needed at Cresswind at Lake Lanier on Browns Bridge Road/Ga ...

June 26, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Cancer patients get heart assessment in hospital program

If having advanced cancer isn't enough of a health worry, intense treatment can bring about another serious medical problem - heart disease.

June 25, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Traffic roundabouts are all the rage for Hall roads

Several roundabouts are emerging throughout Hall County, including this one on Lights Ferry Road at Mitchell Street in Flowery Branch.

June 25, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


J.W. Truck Sales fills huge Oakwood lot you can see 'from outer space'

A longtime empty lot overlooking Interstate 985 in Oakwood is far from that now.

June 25, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville Eye Associates founder retires after 35 years

In 1982, set to begin his career as an ophthalmologist, Dr. Stephen Farkas heard from a cousin that the Gainesville area was a "great place ...

June 22, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Top chamber volunteers of the year recognized

Fifteen people were recognized Thursday as the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce top volunteers of 2016-17.

June 22, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


New Flowery Branch bakery features whole-grain, gluten-free menu options

Newly opened Abstruse Pastry Co. in downtown Flowery Branch is more than a whole-grain, gluten-free bakery.

June 21, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Life top stories


Tri-county self-taxing district paying for multi-use paths

As area governments are raising or proposing to raise taxes, a small cluster of Braselton businesses is chipping in a little extra to improve connectivity ...

June 20, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Oakwood eyeing downtown ‘town center’

Oakwood is hoping to develop city-owned property near downtown as a "town center."

June 19, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lanier Islands still mulling what to do with old PineIsle site

The idea of a technology-oriented training and conference center at Lanier Islands resort in South Hall has been given a thumb's down by a ...

June 18, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


‘I want my child back’ — Gainesville mom struggles to help child through health ordeal

Djustus Cobb has a lot of dreams.

June 18, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch OKs millage rate that could hike taxes for some residents

A property tax increase is in store for Flowery Branch residents who had property reassessed at higher values this year.

June 16, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Georgia chamber president: Hall has prosperity, but also serious poverty

Despite economic positives, such as job growth, Hall County has a serious poverty issue that it needs to deal with, the Georgia Chamber of Commerce ...

June 14, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Growth allowing Oakwood to bring back old positions

A boom in development has Oakwood looking to bring back several key staff positions it froze during the throes of the Great Recession.

June 13, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Company consolidating operations in Braselton

A shipping, packaging and industrial supplies distributor is planning to move operations to Braselton, employing up to 600 people within the next few years.

June 13, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


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