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Bill Johnson

Bill Johnson





Recent Articles by Bill Johnson

  • Planning Commission votes against name change for Friendship Road
    Hall County’s Planning Commission voted unanimously Tuesday to recommend denial of a request to change the name of Friendship Road to Lanier Islands Parkway.
  • Kay Jewelers opens in new Lakeshore Mall location
    The revitalization project at Lakeshore Mall in Gainesville continued today when Kay Jewelers opened in its new location.
  • Forsyth County awards parking deck demolition contract to Gainesville company
    A Gainesville-based company will handle the first phase of Forsyth County’s long-awaited $100 million jail/courthouse construction project.
  • Gainesville considers issuance of $13.5 million in revenue bonds
    Gainesville City Council is expected to approve the issuance of $13.5 million in revenue bonds for the benefit of Brenau University at its next meeting.
  • Hall County Commissioners appoint Stowe vice chairman
    Randy Knighton was reappointed county administrator and Bill Blalock county attorney
  • Sugar Hill hosts ribbon cutting for new city hall Sunday
    Sugar Hill city officials will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony at the new City Hall on West Broad Street at 1 p.m. on Sunday.
  • Mayor Dunagan: City is in a strong financial position
    During the first city council meeting of 2013, Gainesville Mayor Danny Dunagan proclaimed that the city is on the rebound from perilous economic times and is now on sound financial footing.
  • Mecum, Stowe sworn in as Hall County's newest commissioners
    Former Hall County Sheriff Dick Mecum was sworn in as chairman of the Hall County Board of Commissioners Monday, and Jeff Stowe took the oath of office as county commissioner representing District 4.
  • Discount Tobacco Depot owner charged with selling synthetic marijuana
    MANS agents and Gainesville Police seize 36 packs of a Schedule 1 narcotic.
  • Former Councilman Chris Fetterman says he will run again in 2013.
    Within hours after the Flowery Branch City Council scheduled the next municipal election for Nov. 5 at Thursday night’s meeting, a familiar face tossed his hat into the ring.
  • Flowery Branch grants mayor power to declare state of emergency
    Flowery Branch City Council approved a resolution Thursday that grants Mayor Mike Miller the authority to declare a local state of emergency rather than awaiting a quorum of city council members.
  • North Georgia poultry producers fear another drought in Midwest
    Last year 2012 was a challenging one for North Georgia’s poultry producers.
  • Hall Co. officials launch health-based initiative for employees
    Hall County officials believe healthy county employees will be of greater service to the county. With that in mind, they have created a health-based fitness initiative to provide free fitness training for county workers.
  • Schwarzenegger movie filmed on Lanier to debut Jan. 2014
    The movie "Ten," starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, concluded filming scenes on Lake Lanier in Hall County earlier this month and is now in post production, preparing for what is scheduled to be a January 2014 debut.
  • 165 tons of trash head to landfill on day after Christmas
    Hall County trash compactors were kept busy Wednesday as area residents rushed to get rid of the trash left over from their Christmas celebrations.
  • Shoppers return to area stores for after-Christmas bargains
    One day after Christmas, shoppers braved the cold, rainy weather to return to area malls either to exchange gifts or to search for after-Christmas bargains.
  • Bring One for the Chipper is good for environment
    While area shoppers are still looking for those last-minute Christmas gifts, officials in Hall, Forsyth and Gwinnett counties are already planning for the annual post-Christmas recycling event Bring One for the Chipper.
  • Forsyth County extends Local Business Initiative
    Forsyth County businesses that bid on county government projects will continue to hold a slight edge over their out-of-county competitors for another year.
  • Gainesville Police host 13th annual Shop-With-A-Cop
    Fourteen area children receive Christmas gifts thanks to the Gainesville Police, Walmart, the Rotary Club, Big Brothers and Sisters and Pilgrims Pride.
  • Forsyth County approves energy excise tax
    By a very shaky 4-1 vote, Forsyth County Commissioners approved a controversial energy excise tax Thursday
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