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Marc Eggers

Marc Eggers





Recent Articles by Marc Eggers

  • Collins, Zoller charge down the home stretch
    With only one week left to convince voters that they deserve to be the Republican candidate for Georgia’s newly created 9th U.S. Congressional district, Martha Zoller and Doug Collins traded barbs at Monday night’s moderated debate at the Gainesville Civic Center.
  • Three Gainesville elementary schools receive 'rocks'
    "The Rock" on Pearl Nix Parkway is a longtime part of Gainesville High School life and lore.
  • $200 million water project not necessary
    Thanks to a Supreme Court ruling less than two months ago allowing Lake Lanier to be used as a drinking water source for the City of Gainesville, costly plans to pump water from the proposed Glades Reservoir into the existing Cedar Creek Reservoir have been set aside.
  • Neighbors outlast rezoning request
    Residents of an established Gainesville neighborhood turned out in large number for Tuesday night’s City Council meeting determined to stop a rezoning request and what many of them called "a first step towards changing the character" of their neighborhood.
  • Will waste outsourcing proposal process be 'trashed'?
    Over a year ago the Hall County Commission began tossing around the idea of privatizing solid waste services. The Commission was considering all options as they wrestled with the County budget.
  • Appreciation and prayer given for area educators
    With the start of the school year just days away, as teachers fine tuned lesson plans and classroom decor, a group of area ministers determined to organize a prayer service to uphold and encourage school faculty, staff, and administrators.
  • Tourism alive and well in Gainesville area
    The Gainesville City Council heard from their Communications and Tourism Director at Thursday morning's work session that tourism in the city is growing.
  • Collins campaign pledges to 'hit the ground running'
    "Run-off" is a noun, but to Doug Collins and his supporters it is an action verb describing what will happen Wednesday morning.
  • Savannah River deepening connects with our area
    Whether or not the Savannah River is deepened another five feet may not necessarily be the first topic discussed over lunch in our part of the state, but according to Lee Beckmann, Manager of Legislative Affairs for the Georgia Port Authority, the vitality of the Port of Savannah has a big impact on our area.
  • Hall Commission wants school millage rate set ASAP
    The Hall County Commission will be studying the possibility of levying a fine against the Hall County School Board due to the School Board’s delay in setting their millage rate for the upcoming budget year.
  • Mr. B 90th birthday gala a sellout
    After having provided hundreds of thousands of free hot meals to others during the past quarter century, tonight more than 400 friends and family treated Gene Beckstein to dinner. After all, it isn’t every day that a person turns 90-years old.
  • Hall LOST renegotiations begin
    How local option sales taxes (LOST) will be divided between the municipalities of Hall County and the county itself promises to be a lively debate, but at Monday morning’s initial meeting between the 31 representatives from the cities and the county things got off to an amicable start.
  • GBI investigates animal shelter practices
    An investigation has begun into the practices of a Rabun County animal shelter.
  • IRS warns of area tax scam underway
    The Internal Revenue Service today issued a warning for taxpayers to guard against a new scam trying to collect money to settle bogus IRS tax liens. The scam requests money to settle unpaid back-taxes to avoid IRS enforcement action.
  • 16 Hall school buses up for sale
    The Hall County School Board is holding nothing back as they wrestle with budget deficits caused by shrinking tax digests and increased operating costs. At Monday night's meeting the Board voted to designate a number of school buses as surplus and, therefore, available for sale.
  • New businesses opt to build rather than re-let
    With so many vacant storefronts currently dotting our area’s commercial landscape, every time a parcel of land is rezoned by local authorities to allow new construction for a relocating or upstart business the question arises, “Why aren’t our leaders pushing harder to get those vacant sites filled before encouraging another groundbreaking ceremony?”
  • Site across from Cheddars, Olive Garden receives rezoning approval
    The Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board unanimously approved a request made by America’s Home place, Inc. to rezone 4.7 acres on Dawsonville Highway.
  • City councilwoman enters Hall of Fame
    She laughed when the suggestion was made that her jersey would someday be retired and hung in the City Council meeting room, but Councilwoman Myrtle Figueras became emotional and teary-eyed when inducted into the Georgia Municipal Association's Hall of Fame last Monday.
  • Gainesville Council: plan to hike water rates, renovate Legion pavilion
    The City of Gainesville plans to partner with American Legion Post #7 on Riverside Drive in Gainesville to restore the Old Chattahoochee Park Pavilion, located on the Legion’s property.
  • 3 new Hall County principals named, budget approved
    Hall County School Superintendent Will Schofield stayed within the Hall County system as he recommended three new principals for the 2012-2013 school year.
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