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Marc Eggers

Marc Eggers





Recent Articles by Marc Eggers

  • Gainesville Council finally endorses Hall plan for reservoir
    The time had come for the Gainesville City Council to vote on a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the city and Hall County regarding the proposed Glades Reservoir.
  • Georgia Mt. Food Bank reaches out to local schools
    Two 18-wheeled semis arrived at the Georgia Mountain Food Bank loading dock Monday morning bringing supplies from the Atlanta Community Food Bank. Part of the shipment included several pallets of school supplies destined for a dozen Hall County and Gainesville City schools that have meet minimum "school in need" standards.
  • "Football Champ" signs posted at Gainesville city limits
    Starting this weekend motorists entering Gainesville City limits can expect to see new welcome signs.
  • Gainesville city to get new welcome signs
    Starting this weekend motorists entering Gainesville City limits can expect to see new welcome signs.
  • Tax changes hit Gainesville 2014 budget
    Over the past several weeks recent tax changes, both legislated (House Bill 386) and negotiated (Local Option Sales Tax distribution agreement), have collided with the 2014 approved city budget necessitating adjustments to be made to that budget.
  • Alto prison releases Christmas CD by soprano & alto inmates
    Lee Arrendale State Prison has seen their share of inmate releases through the years but on Wednesday morning the imposing bastille in southern Habersham County hosted a release unlike those others: the women’s correctional facility was launch site for a Christmas music CD featuring the all-inmate "Voices of Hope" choir.
  • Veterans Day celebrated in Gainesville
    Patriotic music, wreath laying and a 21-gun salute were all a part of the annual Veterans Day tribute Monday morning at Lakewood Baptist Church.
  • Ga. Secretary of State Kemp says ag is vital biz
    Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp told guests at the annual Hall County Farmer Appreciation Breakfast at the Chicopee Woods Ag Center that reminding people and educating the next generation about the significance of agriculture in the state is vital because of the farmers’ unique situation statistically.
  • Gainesville Council disappointed in low voter turnout
    The Gainesville City Council met in regular session Tuesday night just as the polls for the General Election were closing, and two commissioners expressed their dismay in what turned out to be an extremely low turnout for a municipal election.
  • Textbooks, technology, and teaching parents studied by Gainesville School Board
    The Gainesville City School Board discussed at Monday night’s meeting that educating parents might need to be a part of their near term strategy.
  • House fire displaces western Hall County family
    Neighbors lined Fieldstone Drive watching in disbelief as the home of Philip and Jennie Nelson was being devoured by a late afternoon fire. Residents of The Chimneys Subdivision off Ledan Road in western Hall County all asked the same thing as they approached the 3000 square-foot residence, "Was everybody out safely?"
  • Gainesville looks at carrying of weapons in city parks
    Carrying a firearm in Gainesville city parks has been illegal according to city ordinances, but those regulations do not conform to Georgia statutes. As a result, an amendment was presented to the City Council at Thursday’s work session aimed at rectifying that disparity.
  • Georgia Power rate increase request generates sparks
    Georgia Public Service Commission member Tim Echols addressed the audience Tuesday evening in the Brenau Downtown Center, saying, “There’s really no perfect form of energy out there, even solar has its issues.”
  • Vision 2030 session leads to educational pleas
    The Superintendents of the Hall County and Gainesville City School Systems were impassioned as they expressed their perspectives following guest speaker Matt Hauer's presentation at the VISION 2030 "Building the Best Workforce for Hall County" breakfast Tuesday morning at the Gainesville Civic Center.
  • Clermont home for new HCSO precinct
    The Hall County Sheriff's Office plans to open a precinct in the former Clermont City Hall
  • Ga. to review tough death penalty provision
    The state that was the first to pass a law prohibiting the execution of mentally disabled death row inmates is revisiting a requirement for defendants to prove the disability beyond a reasonable doubt the strictest burden of proof in the nation.
  • Brazilian school leaders come to study Hall County schools
    Hall County Schools welcomed two school administrators from Brazil Thursday morning who are part of an exchange program sponsored by the Educational Seminars Exchange Grant for Administrators, a grant recently awarded to the World Language Academy in southern Hall County.
  • Gainesville Council anxious to plant trees
    On Thursday morning the Gainesville City Council expressed strong support for an application being submitted by the Public Works Department for grant money to help fund the planting of trees in a reforestation effort at Exit 20 on Interstate 985.
  • Go-kart track OK-ed by Planning and Appeals Board
    Tuesday evening the Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board gave unanimous approval to a Special Use Request made by the owners of Funtastik!/Gainesville Bowl to build an electric go-kart track on their property.
  • Lawyer: Ethics commissioner wanted case dropped
    The chairman of Georgia's ethics commission pressured the commission's attorney to settle complaints against Gov. Nathan Deal, the attorney said in an affidavit.
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