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Mincey Marble celebrates new industrial site

Exactly six months earlier, Mincey Marble officials pleaded their case for a new building in a heated Hall County Board of Commissioners meeting.

April 13, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Federal money may be sought for Dawsonville Highway traffic study

Road planners may seek federal transportation money to perform a traffic signal/intersection improvement study for Dawsonville Highway at McEver Road, a commercially booming area of Gainesville.

April 12, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville duplex gets first OK to become new Norton office

A Gainesville real estate and insurance firm got the city planning board's blessing Tuesday night to convert a duplex near its main office off historic Green Street into additional office space.

April 11, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


New Kubota plant fully operational in northeast Hall

Operations at Kubota Manufacturing of America Corp. off Ga. 365 in northeast Hall County are fully underway, and it's been a long time coming.

April 11, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Oakwood waives fees in veterans home startup

A Gainesville-based veterans aid group is hoping to open a home in Oakwood to house veterans who are homeless or are otherwise in dire need.

April 10, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Elachee looks to start charging for parking

Visitors to Elachee Nature Science Center may soon have to pay a parking fee.

April 10, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Ga. 369 road projects in Gainesville still in the works

Traffic relief is on the way for busy Ga. 369 in Gainesville, but just how soon a pair of long-awaited turn lane improvements will be made isn't known yet.

April 09, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Ledan-Sardis rezoning proposal delayed until January

A rezoning proposal that calls for retail and residential development at the busy intersection of Ledan and Sardis roads in northwest Hall County has been postponed to January.

April 03, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Last of quadruplets leaves hospital, joins sisters at home

With the close of a Chevy Suburban door, Callie Noel Davidson was finally on her way home Monday afternoon.

April 03, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Former Hall Sheriff Bob Vass remembered as upbeat, people person

Bob Vass was hardly the type of sheriff who stayed in the office during workdays.

April 03, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


DOT plans to move from East Hall location to Gainesville

The Georgia Department of Transportation's district office could have a new address by January.

April 02, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Proposed federal budget cuts raise questions, concerns over impact on local programs

East Hall resident Maurleen Thomas has nothing but high praise for Meals on Wheels, a nutrition program for seniors.

April 02, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Old Hall jail demolition could start in May

Demolition of the old Hall County jail could start in May, Gainesville City Manager Bryan Lackey said Thursday morning.

March 30, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Turn lane project at Ga. 53 and Green Hill Circle now set to start April 10

Extension of the westbound left-turn lane on Dawsonville Highway/Ga. 53 at Green Hill Circle is now scheduled to start April 10 and finish up by the end of the month.

March 30, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Bill requiring boat titles likely pushed off to 2018 legislative session

A Georgia bill requiring boat titles is likely dead for this year's General Assembly session, which ends Thursday, but it could return next year.

March 29, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Residents group to explore potential North Hall Parkway

Not waiting for some traffic study to plot out potential routes, a residents group is pushing ahead with a look of its own at a ...

April 27, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch considers pedestrian link between roundabout, Lake Lanier

Flowery Branch is looking at developing a pedestrian link between its downtown roundabout and Lake Lanier.

April 26, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


New Martin Road widening alternative is crowd pleaser

By a large show of hands, Martin Road residents gave their approval Tuesday night to an alternative to a much-despised widening of the South Hall ...

April 25, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall commissioners OK Ledan-Sardis roundabout construction contract

The Hall County Board of Commissioners has awarded a $379,916 contract for construction of a roundabout at Ledan and Sardis roads in northwest Hall ...

April 25, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


State money sought in road project near North Hall schools

Hall County is seeking state money to help improve safe travel at an intersection near Mount Vernon Exploratory School in North Hall.

April 24, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Oakwood eyeing study of potential intersection fixes

Oakwood is looking at the potential for intersection improvements citywide, ranging from turning radius fixes to a roundabout at the post office on Main Street.

April 23, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Investment expert: ‘Adapt or die’ to tech changes

Bob Willis' words were pretty strong: In the ever-changing world of technological advances, businesses must learn to "adapt or die."

April 22, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Ga. 365 sewer project could be ‘game changer’ for growth

With thousands of acres ripe for development, a new frontier of Hall County may open up with a massive sewer project that's now under ...

April 22, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


New Martin Road traffic plan emerges

Area road planners now are looking at ditching the highly contested widening of Martin Road in South Hall in favor of other fixes along the ...

April 22, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Dawsonville Highway traffic fixes get a boost

Dawsonville Highway/Ga. 53 traffic in Gainesville isn't going to get better anytime soon, but road planners are taking a couple of steps to ...

April 19, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Proposed South Hall landfill denied by Buford planning board

A proposed, privately run landfill in South Hall got the Buford Planning and Zoning Board's recommendation for denial Tuesday night.

April 18, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Joe Chandler Road bridge in East Hall to close Monday

An aging bridge over a key East Hall artery - one that leads to East Hall Middle School - is scheduled to close Monday as work begins ...

April 16, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


A bridge of the faithful: Progress made to topple churches' racial walls

Race wasn't mentioned during the service, but as white and black hands clasped across pews before the closing prayer, the pastor talked about the ...

April 15, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


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