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I-985 slab replacement work moves to nights, resumes Monday

With the new year comes a new batch of work on Interstate 985.

January 01, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hall's first baby, 6-pound, 14-ounce boy, born just after midnight

Deysi Rivas Olivas arrived at Northeast Georgia Medical Center Gainesville a couple days before New Year's with contractions, but her baby wasn't ready for the world quite yet.

January 01, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Hospital's Woody Stewart unit keeps hearts beating strong

Since its opening this fall, Northeast Georgia Medical Center Gainesville's advanced inpatient heart failure treatment unit has seen no shortage of patients - and that might be just a sign of the times.

January 01, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


Public hearing is Tuesday on proposed ‘alpine coaster’ in Helen

A proposed amusement ride focused more on views than stomach-dropping thrills is set to go before the Helen City Commission Tuesday for a public hearing and possible final vote.

December 30, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Retiring city public works director reflects on service

David Dockery's corner office gives him a wide view of downtown Gainesville, with its busy streets and other infrastructure that have provided him job security for the past decade.

December 30, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Facebook ‘Dwellers’ group serves as common ground for lake residents

As one of Georgia's top attractions, Lake Lanier draws visitors every year from everywhere - boaters, campers or just general fun-seekers.

December 29, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


New Holiday Inn Express planned in Gainesville

Grading is underway on a Holiday Inn Express & Suites hotel planned off Dawsonville Highway/Ga. 53 in Gainesville, beside Buffalo Wild Wings and behind Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen.

December 27, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


How new water guidelines may affect Lake Lanier

Enough water to serve metro Atlanta and beyond can be pulled from Lake Lanier, according to an updated document governing the river basin straddling Georgia, Florida and Alabama.

December 24, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Truck sales business plans move to long-vacant, highly visible Oakwood tract

A prime lot overlooking Interstate 985 and across from Blackshear Place Baptist Church is finally being developed after its annexation nearly a decade ago.

December 21, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Iconic oak tree at Hall County school is now history

The sprawling oak tree that gave Lanier Charter Career Academy at The Oaks its name is now gone.

December 20, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Higgins preparing to take over as Hall Board of Commissioners chairman

There may be big differences in leading a large school system and a county government with its web of departments, from public works to landfill operations.

December 19, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Work now could start in February on new Flowery Branch City Hall

Construction of the new Flowery Branch City Hall has been delayed by unexpected costs involving soil needed for the project.

December 18, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


‘History has its eyes on us’: Gainesville attorney Ashley Bell busy as part of Trump transition team

Politics has long been serious business for Gainesville native Ashley Bell, and now he's getting to turn that passion into action at the highest levels of U.S. government.

December 18, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


South Hall affordable housing proposals don’t make cut for tax credits

The fate of two proposed apartment complexes - one in Oakwood and another in Flowery Branch - is up in the air after both were passed over for tax credits as part of a Georgia Department of Community Affairs affordable housing program.

December 15, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Lula could hold public hearing, vote on new alcohol law in January

Lula officials continued to craft a new alcoholic beverages law Wednesday, with an eye toward possibly holding a public hearing and vote in January.

December 14, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


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Fiber optic company seeks to take over old DOT property

A fiber optic cable company is hoping to take over a former Georgia Department of Transportation maintenance shop and surrounding property off Spout Springs Road ...

January 02, 2017 | Jeff Gill | Local


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