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Veterans honored at Rock Creek, Lakewood ceremonies

The spotlight was on men and women in military uniform, as patriotic music played, stirring speeches were given and wreaths were laid in their honor.

November 11, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Veterans share war stories at history center

Their lives marked by major world conflicts, Scott Ballard, Heyward Hosch and Larkin "Bill" Vance still had room to laugh.

November 10, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Study determining what’s under Green Street has started

Work has started to see what lies under heavily traveled Green Street in Gainesville.

November 10, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Oakwood OKs $3.9 million budget

A $3.9 million general operations budget for 2016 was approved Monday night by the Oakwood City Council.

November 09, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Lula City Hall gets vandalized

Lula officials have a mystery on their hands: Who broke a rear window at City Hall?

November 09, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

New Wendy’s coming to Oakwood

A new Wendy's restaurant is planned off Mundy Mill Road in front of Sam's Club and Wal-Mart in Oakwood and across from the University of North Georgia.

November 09, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Public defenders tackle Habitat for Humanity home

As Megan Ballard settled into her new job at the Hall County Public Defenders Office in March, she felt work on a Habitat for Humanity house was an ideal way to honor her late grandfather's wishes.

November 08, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Younger veterans discuss war experience, transition to home life

Aaron McKeithan joined the Marine Corps basically on a whim, but he later learned in a very poignant way why his military service matters.

November 08, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Drop boxes get final boot in Flowery Branch

Drop boxes unrelated to the property they're on are officially banned in Flowery Branch.

November 05, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

5-car wreck shut down Ga. 365 at Howard Road

Six people suffered minor injuries in two wrecks involving five vehicles Thursday morning at Ga. 365 and Howard Road.

November 05, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Lack of candidates means Clermont’s not done with election yet

A March 1 election has been set to replace Clermont Town Councilman John Brady, whose term ends Dec. 31.

November 04, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Helen tourists’ trash lands Chattahoochee on ‘Dirty Dozen’ list

"Shooting the 'Hooch" in Helen is enjoyed by thousands of swimsuit-clad tourists each summer, but trash produced by the activity on the Chattahoochee River has landed the river on a "Dirty Dozen" list.

November 04, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Vince Evans wins Lula council seat by 7-vote margin

Vince Evans won a tight four-person race to the Oakwood City Council on Tuesday.

November 03, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Pat Jones victorious in Oakwood council race

Pat Jones easily won Tuesday's special election to the Oakwood City Council, filling the unexpired term of Ron McFarland.

November 03, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Joe McGoogan earns Clermont Town Council post

Joe McGoogan won Tuesday's special election to the Clermont Town Council, filling the unexpired term of Lynn Adams.

November 03, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

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Articles By Author - Jeff Gill

The long trek to creating Cherokee Bluffs park

Hall County's newest park, Cherokee Bluffs, is being lauded for its golden views of surrounding South Hall County and unique display of huge rock ...

November 24, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Lula downtown improvement work could start in January

Nearly a year after improving the look of one section of Main Street, Lula plans to continue the downtown work on another stretch this winter.

November 22, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Hall transit funding needs ‘rethinking,’ director says

Eddie Martinez of Gainesville enjoys the Gainesville Connection routes between Gainesville and Oakwood, but he would like to see Hall Area Transit extend its reach.

November 22, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Cherokee Bluffs Park opening Friday in South Hall

After years of planning, development and pulling together the needed funding, Cherokee Bluffs Park in South Hall County is set to formally open Friday to ...

November 19, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Georgia, Florida mention mediation as step to solve water wars

Georgia and Florida may be inching closer to settling a water sharing lawsuit, as court records show lawyers for both sides are talking about mediation.

November 18, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Clermont could have hard time doing business come Jan. 1

Clermont may have little wiggle room to conduct town business between Jan. 1 and March 1, when the North Hall County town holds a special ...

November 17, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

New state designation could boost Lula planning efforts

Lula's new state designation as a "PlanFirst" community could help the northeast Hall County city save some money as it pushes ahead with planning ...

November 16, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Suspect sought after shooting of occupied vehicle

A Gainesville man is being sought in a Monday afternoon shooting of an occupied vehicle off Cleveland Highway in North Hall County.

November 16, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Revised Lula sign ordinance set for public hearing

Reacting to a U.S. Supreme Court ruling earlier this year, Lula is proposing changes to its sign ordinance that explicitly says it doesn't ...

November 15, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Number of available dock permits remaining on Lake Lanier down to 30

Lake Lanier dwellers wanting a boat dock permit but who have put off seeking one might want to put that task atop their to-do list.

November 14, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

First phase of renovation to start at Lake Lanier Olympic Venue

Nearly 20 years after the world watched the Olympic Games in Gainesville, the Lake Lanier Olympic Venue is on the verge of a makeover.

November 12, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local


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