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A century with Lessie Smithgall

Lessie Smithgall keeps an antique clock on the mantle in her living room.

March 26, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Senate approves guns in church bill

The Georgia Senate approved legislation last week that would let churches decide whether they want to allow weapons in their places of worship.

March 20, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | State government


March still too cold to swim in lake

If the warm spring weather tempts you to jump in Lake Lanier - don't.

March 20, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


State may stabilize funds from gas tax

A tax reform council has recommended changing the formula for Georgia's motor fuel tax - the bread and butter of the state's transportation budget.

March 18, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | State government


Seniors concerned over possibly losing tax exemptions

Senior citizens are worried that proposals made by a tax council to revamp Georgia's tax code will do more harm than good for their wallets.

March 16, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | State government


5 companies in Hall have ties to Japan

The natural disasters in Japan may seem a world away, but they are hitting very close to home for many in Hall County.

March 16, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Business


Georgia may put a 4 percent sales tax on groceries

There aren't many certainties in life, but one thing you can count on is that people will always buy food.

March 15, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | State government


Hall committee to analyze outsourcing

A Hall County committee will be meeting regularly to research options for privatizing and outsourcing county functions.

March 14, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Hall leaders hope state will settle tax board dispute

Hall County officials are hoping Georgia's attorney general will help resolve a dispute over who should serve on the Hall County Board of Tax Assessors.

March 12, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Hall County may face 2012 budget cutbacks

Hall County officials have told the Board of Commissioners to brace themselves for a tough budget year ahead.

March 12, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Attempt to downgrade Cool Springs Park fails

An attempt to change the plan for the baseball fields at Cool Springs Park failed following a spat at the Hall County Board of Commissioners meeting Thursday evening.

March 11, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


7 firms apply for Hall County attorney duties

Seven Northeast Georgia law firms have submitted proposals to serve as Hall County government's new legal representation.

March 09, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Ballfields at Cool Springs Park hit home run

During baseball season, the competition for practice time is often as fierce as the games themselves.

March 09, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Hall eyes late taxes on mobile homes as revenue source

The Hall County Board of Commissioners may have found a source of untapped revenue.

March 07, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Hall commissioners planning for biannual property tax bills

The Hall County Board of Commissioners is set to discuss the way the new biannual tax bills will look at today's work session.

March 06, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


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