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Marc Eggers

Marc Eggers





Recent Articles by Marc Eggers

  • 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.
  • Classroom hero helps fellow student
    A student in Douglas County helped rescue another teen who caught fire during a science experiment.
  • Obama discusses his strategy, position, and goals
    Defending the shaky roll-out of his health care law, President Barack Obama said frustrated Americans "definitely shouldn't give up" on the problem-plagued program now at the heart of his dispute with Republicans over reopening the federal government.
  • Dick's Sporting Goods opens for business at Lakeshore Mall
    In what might be a prelude to the day after Thanksgiving (also known as Black Friday), several hundred shoppers were queued up early Friday morning, waiting for the doors to open at Dick’s Sporting Goods in Lakeshore Mall.
  • New north Hall fire station to rise quickly
    If you haven’t driven down Mt. Vernon Road (Highway 283) lately between the Wahoo Creek Bridge and North Hall High School you probably will do a double-take as you pass the intersection with Shirley Road.
  • Disability housing seminar held in Gainesville
    The Disability Resource Center on Woodsmill Road in Gainesville defines themselves as "a private, non-profit organization designed to increase independence, access, and equal rights for everyone through the empowerment of people with disabilities".
  • Gwinnett leads in texting/driving citations
    Gwinnett County is responsible for more than half of the convictions for violations of law that bans texting while driving.
  • Gainesville Council hears about convention center feasibility
    The Gainesville City Council listed closely as the results of a feasibility study concerning the possible development of a downtown convention center and hotel facility were presented by representatives from Key Advisors Hospitality Consulting and the Bleakly Advisory Group.
  • Czech company joins Hall Co. international biz ventures
    A drive through the industrial parks of Oakwood can, at times, seem a bit like a drive along Embassy Row near the State Department in Washington, DC, or the United Nations complex on Manhattan's east side. Flags from companies headquartered in places such as Germany, Japan, Italy, and the Netherlands are visible from the street.
  • Flowery Branch approves Urban Redevelopment Plan creation
    The arrival of autumn is just days away but there are signs of vernal activity in Flowery Branch’s economic future.
  • Hall County starts work on two new fire stations
    The construction of two new, and long overdue, fire stations is underway in northwest Hall County.
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