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Oakwood planners OK townhouse complex

The Oakwood Planning Commission gave its blessing Monday night to a rezoning proposal that allows for 105 townhouses across from Johnson High School.

September 21, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Oakwood tax hearing draws no commenters

No one showed for the first of three public hearings on Oakwood's proposed tax rate for fiscal 2016, which begins Jan. 1.

September 21, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Hall officials aim to build $3.4M bridge on Tumbling Creek Road

Hall County wants to build a $3.4 million bridge on Tumbling Creek Road in the same area where the Georgia Department of Transportation ordered a railroad crossing closed in late 2014 out of safety concerns.

September 21, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Proposed disability community in South Hall has many foes

Opposition, including an online petition with hundreds of names, is growing to plans for a 21-acre South Hall County community serving developmentally disabled adults.

September 20, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Townhomes planned across from Johnson High School

Plans for up to 105 townhouses are proposed across from Johnson High School in Oakwood on a site considered for condominiums before a bad economy several years ago killed the project.

September 20, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Water manual update still due out this month

A draft of the Army Corps of Engineers' long-expected water management update governing the tri-state basin including Lake Lanier is still due out this month, with public meetings planned in October and November.

September 19, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

South Enota Drive realignment project causing a stir

Plans for a realigned South Enota Drive in Gainesville have some area residents concerned about the new road's impact on neighborhoods.

September 17, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Donation drop boxes may be outlawed in Flowery Branch

Flowery Branch is looking at regulating, if not banning, donation drop boxes.

September 17, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Vietnam veterans get certificates of honor, finally welcomed home

Four decades later, Navy Seabee Charles Stallcup still remembers the warning a Marine lieutenant gave warriors returning from Vietnam.

September 16, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Oakwood holding public hearings on tax rate

Oakwood is proposing to keep its 2016 tax rate the same as it is this year, but that still means higher taxes for those who have seen property values rise through reassessment.

September 15, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Oakwood passes ordinance banning panhandling, ‘urban camping’

Oakwood became the second South Hall County city this month to pass an ordinance cracking down on "aggressive" panhandling and people regularly camping out in public places, such as streets and sidewalks.

September 14, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

New roads law also address less glamorous jobs, such as mowing

A bill passed last year to improve Georgia's roads is getting into the weeds - quite literally.

September 13, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

PBS film details local war hero’s exploits

JEFFERSON - Jokes about red carpets and paparazzi aside, Ginger Gause of Jefferson knows what she wants to say to the audience before the film about her heroic grandfather starts.

September 13, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Gillsville downtown project slow to get finished

Gillsville is having to put a little more wait in its long-awaited downtown improvement project.

September 10, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Fundraiser benefits women’s causes

The all-female Fine Arts Study Club meets once a month for different programs, but it decided to reserve September for a fundraising event supporting women's causes.

September 08, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

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Hall Commission OKs rezoning for disabled adults community

"Just" People scored a big victory Thursday night at the Hall County Board of Commissioners meeting.

September 24, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Demolition is underway on old Clarks Bridge

Demolition of the old Clarks Bridge on Lake Lanier in Gainesville has started, but the work shouldn't affect traffic flow across the new bridge ...

September 24, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

Buford soldier dies in Afghanistan of injuries unrelated to combat

A Buford man died Monday in Afghanistan from non-combat related injuries, according to the U.S. Army.

September 23, 2015 | Jeff Gill | Local

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