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Marc Eggers

Marc Eggers





Recent Articles by Marc Eggers

  • GVL Council unanimous on code changes; not on forced annexation
    The Gainesville City Council voted unanimously to change their Unified Land Development Codes Thursday morning. Those changes are part of a movement to annex 115 parcels of county land currently located within city limits but not officially a part of the city; however, Council is not unanimous regarding the matter of forced annexation.
  • ZF North America opens third Hall County facility
    A second German-based manufacturing company in as many days held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the expansion of their business operations in Hall County.
  • BITZER dedicates new Oakwood facility
    If a business decides to locate in Hall County that speaks well for efforts by the local Chamber of Commerce and other civic and legislative leaders; but if that same business decides eight years later to triple its footprint, that’s a shout-from-the-rooftop that the business culture in the area is thriving.
  • Attorney: Ban "pink" at trial
    A defense attorney for a man accused of killing and dismembering a Mercer University law school classmate in 2011 wants a judge to ban spectators from wearing the color pink during the trial.
  • Four injured in Saturday AM shooting in Atlanta
    Atlanta police are investigating a shooting that injured four people, including a 60-year-old woman and a teenage girl.
  • Lula Memorial Day Remembrance Ceremony
    "Lula has felt the sting of combat loss, but has also felt the uplifting legacy of our dearly departed service members, like your own Major Kevin Jenrette," said Colonel Randall V. Simmons, guest speaker at the annual Memorial Day Remembrance Ceremony at Lula’s Veterans Park.
  • Budget approved for expected events; GVL also readies for the unexpected
    The Gainesville City Council unanimously approved the recommended 2014 budget at Tuesday evening’s voting session, balancing expected revenues for the upcoming fiscal year against the anticipated expenses during the same time period.
  • Officials: Amazing no one died
    Officials described a devastating scene of shattered cars and other damage where two trains packed with rush-hour commuters collided in Connecticut, saying Saturday it's fortunate that no one was killed and that there weren't even more injuries.
  • Boy Scout vote on gay members imminent
    ith its ranks deeply divided, the Boy Scouts of America is asking its local leaders from across the country to decide whether its contentious membership policy should be overhauled so that openly gay boys can participate in Scout units.
  • Jackson Co. School Supt. resigns
    Just one year after accepting the position, Jackson County School Superintendent Dr. John Green has announced his resignation according to a report in the Jackson Herald Today.
  • President manages to stay afloat
    Despite Democratic fears, predictions of the demise of President Barack Obama's agenda appear exaggerated after a week of cascading controversies, political triage by the administration and party leaders in Congress and lack of evidence to date of wrongdoing close to the Oval Office.
  • FB reveals FY14 budget, small-town attitude
    City Finance Director Jeremy Perry told City Council members that the proposed budget for fiscal year 2014 will allow the south Hall municipality to keep the millage rate at 2.837 mills for the ninth consecutive year.
  • City/County in harmony about impact fees
    Recent highly-publicized differing opinions between the City of Gainesville and Hall County were conspicuously absent as City Manager Kip Padgett and County Administrator Randy Knighton briefed the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce Wednesday morning on the effect that impact fees are having in their respective jurisdictions.
  • NGMC Braselton on schedule; excitement grows
    Judging by the need to bring extra chairs into the Spouts Springs Library conference room Tuesday evening to accommodate the overflow crowd, what’s happening at the new Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton is being keenly followed by an abundance of area residents.
  • Construction of new Georgia Poultry Lab ready to begin
    Soggy topsoil had to be replaced with bags of dry sand for the groundbreaking ceremony Monday morning at the site of the new Georgia Poultry Laboratory in the Gateway Industrial Centre off Highway 365 in northeastern Hall County.
  • Next Iranian president likely to be more tactful
    For eight years, Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has played the role of global provocateur-in-chief: questioning the Holocaust, saying Israel should be erased from the map and painting U.N resolutions as worthless. His provocative style grated inside Iran as well - angering the country's supreme leader to the point of warning the presidency could be abolished.
  • Athens school layoffs coming
    More than 30 teachers and public school workers in the Athens area face losing their jobs next year under plans approved by the Clarke County school board.
  • No one wants to bury Boston bombing suspect
    A funeral home director was scrambling to find a cemetery that would bury a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings, ignoring protesters gathered outside his business and saying everybody deserves a dignified burial service no matter the circumstances of his or her death.
  • Transportation Master Plan slowed by traffic
    Mention “traffic” in a community such as Gainesville and you’ll find plenty of people willing to talk about it, but also expect a broad swath of opinion on how the City should deal with it.
  • Local dealership aids international effort
    Two “wrapped” 2013 Toyota Sienna mini vans slowly pulled into the Milton Martin Toyota dealership just before lunch Monday. On the side of each robin-egg-blue vehicle were the words ”EQUIP World Relay” in giant text.
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