Political newcomer Jeff Stowe easily beat incumbent commissioner Ashley Bell by double-digit percentage points in Tuesday's Republican primary to take the District 4 seat on the Hall Board of Commissioners.
The race for Hall County probate judge was narrowed down to two candidates from four. Hall County attorneys Patty Walters Laine, who earned 31 percent of the vote, and Brook Davidson, who won about 26 percent, will face each other in the Aug. 21 runoff. The two candidates beat out Susan D. Brown and Lisa Maniscalco. Probate courts are responsible for processing wills, administering estates, appointing guardianships for minors and incapacitated adults, and issuing firearm ...
Darla Eden and Kent Henderson survived a crowded field of Republican candidates running for the Hall County tax commissioner seat to meet in an Aug. 21 runoff.
And then there were two. Dick Mecum and Tom Oliver emerged from Tuesday's Republican primary race for Hall County Board of Commissioners chairman only to face off in an Aug. 21 runoff. Mecum, the former Hall County sheriff, earned 46 percent of the vote, while Oliver, the two-term incumbent, took in 34 percent. Former North Hall Commissioner Steve Gailey earned enough votes to force the runoff. Mecum finished just a few percentage points shy of ...
Oakwood's Goodwill Career Center is collecting flip-flops to offer better footing for wounded U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan.
Hall County welcomed its strongest year of collections to date for the current special local option sales tax.
"Buy local" has become a popular phrase among small businesses looking for loyal customers among their neighbors.
Chances are, many voters don't know what a county probate judge does. Four Republican candidates seeking votes to fill that role in Hall County say they find they have to explain what happens at probate court before asking for voters' support. In fact, each has vowed to spend more time educating the public about probate court if they win Tuesday's primary. In Georgia, probate courts are responsible for processing wills, administering estates, appointing guardianships for ...
One candidate's political accomplishment is another's example of excessive government.
Southside Gainesville residents took to the pews of St. John Baptist Church on Tuesday night to hear a different kind of message.
Keep Hall Beautiful is saying goodbye to a leader who's helped raise public awareness and participation for the environmental stewardship organization.
There are expected to be some winners and losers in the upcoming changes to Hall Area Transit.
Hall County government has found itself flush with used office furniture after the purchase of the new government center, once the Liberty Mutual Building.
A shortage of Hall County firefighters is leading to fewer responders available for emergencies.
These days, it's not uncommon to hear how government action costs taxpayers money. But Hall County resident Wayne Anderson is facing the costs of doubled home insurance premiums - from $1,100 to $2,300 annually - thanks to something the government chose not to do. In recent months, Hall County residents have approached local government officials about the state of fire and emergency medical services with concerns involving both their pocketbooks and public safety. Hall County ...