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Lights Ferry Connector could now open for traffic May 6

The new Lights Ferry Connector in Flowery Branch is now projected to open to motorists May 6, following some delays involving granite pavers at the roundabout.

April 17, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


‘It’s been a good ride:’ Carl Rogers reflects on 22-year tenure in state legislature

Carl Rogers doesn't have to say a word to describe his 22-year career in the state legislature.

April 17, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


New Wendy’s restaurant opening Friday in Oakwood

It's Frosty time in Oakwood.

April 14, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Enota bypass plans scrapped in favor of widening, realigning existing roads

The much-maligned Enota Bypass has been ditched for now, with Gainesville officials looking instead at using existing streets to help steer traffic around one of the city's busiest roads, Green Street.

April 14, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Signs placed along Thurmon Tanner Parkway to honor veterans of WWII, Korea and Vietnam

Stretches of Thurmon Tanner Parkway leading to the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs clinic in Oakwood were dedicated Wednesday in honor of veterans from World War II through the Vietnam War.

April 13, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Christmas Day, Thanksgiving alcoholic beverage sales now allowed in Oakwood

Alcoholic beverage sales are now allowed in Oakwood on Christmas Day and Thanksgiving.

April 12, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Bats’ summer activity delays Boling Bridge work until fall

Two federally protected bat species are delaying replacement of Boling Bridge at the Hall-Forsyth county line.

April 12, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Mediation moves ahead in Georgia-Florida ‘water wars’ case

Top layers of Georgia government, including Gov. Nathan Deal's office, have participated in recent efforts to settle the latest dispute in a decadeslong "water wars" with Florida.

April 10, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Martin Road residents not on board with new exit

A new Interstate 985 interchange may be on the verge of construction in South Hall County, but that's not stopping a group of residents from trying to change its course.

April 10, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Mammoth subdivisions making serious comebacks post-recession

Large-scale developments that started in Hall County before the Great Recession are surging again.

April 08, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


New subdivisions popping up across Hall County

Long suppressed by a down economy, subdivision growth is coming back to Hall County but not as fierce as in pre-recession days.

April 07, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall County beats job creation goals

The Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce might want to raise the bar on projected annual job creation numbers.

April 06, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Tornado’s legacy lingers, 80 years after ripping through downtown Gainesville

Growing up in Gainesville, Dawn Parks had heard about how the Tornado of '36 devastated downtown.

April 06, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Clermont mayor goes on offense in de-annexation matter

A Clermont businessman's quest to de-annex from the North Hall County town got off to a rocky start Tuesday night as the mayor rebutted an email sent by the businessman to officials and otherwise defended the town.

April 05, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Poultry exports shift to Mexico, Cuba

The countries the U.S. ships poultry to is an ever-shifting landscape, with politics often playing a key role.

April 05, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Articles By Author - Jeff Gill


Women treated to free spa day at Gainesville church

Cherie Michals applied the facial cream, and Metochantee Turner was happy to receive it.

May 01, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Collins faces 4 GOP foes in bid to keep 9th District House seat

In a crowded field, five men with varying backgrounds are vying for the right to continue the Republican hold on the 9th District seat in ...

May 01, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


DOT planning to make Union Church Road straighter, flatter, safer

Scenic but twisty, Union Church Road in South Hall is poised to get some safety improvements.

April 28, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Planned Buford Corn Maze expansion scaled back

Plans to expand the Buford Corn Maze have been scaled back from an original proposal.

April 28, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


185-lot North Hall subdivision off Lake Lanier approved

A 185-lot subdivision off Buffington Farm Road in North Hall was approved Wednesday by the Hall County Board of Commissioners.

April 27, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Flowery Branch names new interim solicitor to represent city

A South Hall resident who practices law in Lawrenceville was named Flowery Branch's interim solicitor Wednesday morning.

April 27, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall taking steps to moving juvenile, probate courts to courthouse annex

A plan to renovate the Hall County Courthouse Annex and move juvenile and probate courts there may pick up serious steam this week.

April 25, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Fare-based transportation service for seniors started Monday

A new, fare-based transportation service for Hall County seniors rolled out Monday morning.

April 25, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


84-unit affordable housing apartment complex proposed in Oakwood

An 84-unit apartment complex intended as an affordable housing option for residents is proposed off Atlanta Highway/Ga. 13 in Oakwood.

April 24, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Gainesville bypass debate isn’t new, or over

For longtime residents, the now-derailed Enota Bypass was simply another chapter - and maybe sore spot - in a long-standing issue of how to steer traffic around ...

April 23, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


New Flowery Branch City Hall OK'd in downtown area

A new $5 million City Hall is in store for Flowery Branch.

April 21, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Road planners recommend Martin Road traffic study in wake of I-985 interchange

The mostly residential Martin Road in South Hall County could get a closer look as the Georgia Department of Transportation draws closer to building an ...

April 20, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


North Hall's Bob Williams named Hall’s farmer of the year

Bob Williams always wanted to farm, but he didn't start his dream job until later in life, after college and a six-year stint in ...

April 19, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


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