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Wet spring could drench drought issue

As litigation over Lake Lanier heads to court, drought, the issue that has exacerbated the tri-state water wars, may be going away.

May 07, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


No hitches likely in Gainesville I-985 annexation

The Gainesville City Council will have the first reading today of an ordinance to annex 102.8 acres along Interstate 985 into the city limits. Hall County has given up any right to challenge the annexation under state law.

May 04, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Marine sends left over cash to Vandy hospital

A Gainesville Marine's effort last year to help an Iraqi girl generated an extra $5,600 that has now been donated to the hospital that provided her successful open-heart surgery.

May 04, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Hall chamber's Vision 2030 schedules update for Friday

It was 2005 and leaders of the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce decided to embark on a plan that would help define the future of Hall County over the next 25 years.

May 03, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Keep an (electronic) eye on your home

A Northeast Georgia security firm has introduced a surveillance camera that allows home or business owners secure video access to their property.

May 03, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Business


Rising tide lifts renovated Lake Lanier Islands resort

BUFORD - Virgil Williams is equally excited about two things: the opening of the renovated Lake Lanier Islands resort and the rising water level of Lake Lanier.

May 02, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Possible successors for Deal lining up

Among the 500 well-wishers at the kickoff of Nathan Deal's bid for governor were a number of potential candidates to succeed him in the U.S. House.

May 02, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Evans wastes no time, declares bid for Deal’s seat

Former State Transportation Board chairman Mike Evans has become the first announced candidate to succeed Nathan Deal in Congress.

May 01, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Deal cites leadership roles in launching campaign for governor

Standing before a crowd of more than 500 supporters, Nathan Deal on Friday announced his "quest to be elected governor of Georgia."

May 01, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Election 2010: A win for Deal could be a win for Hall County

Joe Satterfield makes no bones about it: A politician isn't worth much if he doesn't look out for his hometown.

April 30, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Deal making 'everything public' about governor's race on Friday

U.S. Rep. Nathan Deal has reserved the plaza between the old and current Hall County courthouses on Friday and is expected to announce he is entering the race for governor.

April 29, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Potential candidates begin eyeing Deal's congressional seat

While U.S. Rep. Nathan Deal is expected to make an announcement about his political future this week, the mad scramble to fill his 9th District seat is quietly happening in the background.

April 29, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Lanier Park ER to shut its doors at midnight tonight

At midnight tonight, something will happen at the emergency room at Northeast Georgia Medical Center's Lanier Park campus that hasn't happened since it opened: The doors will be locked.

April 27, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Rep. Deal may join 2010 governor's race

U.S. Rep. Nathan Deal is seriously considering a bid for governor and could make an announcement as early as this week, sources close to the nine-term congressman said Monday.

April 27, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


Surgeon: Cagle’s surgery a ‘success’

The surgeon who operated on Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle says the procedure was a success and that his patient's prognosis is good.

April 27, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Local


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