If there is one thing Hall County has learned, it's that lawyers don't come cheap. The county's interim law firm, Holland & Knight, charged the county as much as $395 an hour for legal advice - more than twice the fee charged by former attorney Bill Blalock, according to documents reviewed by The Times. Over the past two fiscal years, Hall County has spent up to $400,000 a year on legal expenses. So far in ...
February showed good signs of economic recovery nationwide, with more jobs and a drop in unemployment to 8.9 percent, nearly the lowest level in two years.
Rep. Tom Graves is recovering after breaking his ankle playing basketball Wednesday night with other Republican freshmen.
The Georgia House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved a bill Thursday that takes a tough stance on illegal immigration.
Hall County leaders hope momentum continues to build after the area landed a few TV and film projects thanks to state tax incentives aimed at the industry.
One lawmaker is so against tuition hikes that he hopes to change the Georgia Constitution to limit future tuition increases.
This summer, boaters may need to be a little more mindful if they plan to drink on Lake Lanier.
Hall County is hoping for a boost from Coca-Cola to up its recycling effort. The Atlanta-based soft drink company has offered $1.4 million to local governments around the state to help promote and implement recycling programs with the goal of recycling all the cans and plastic bottles it produces by the year 2020. Hall County has submitted a grant application in hopes of receiving a cut of Georgia's available funds. Rick Foote, the county's natural ...
Hall County officials are rallying behind a bill that would bring in money to fund 911 equipment.
The Hall County Board of Commissioners is hoping to cut costs on the Glades Reservoir project by finding a better price for engineering services.
Along with books and movies, a free trip to the zoo is now in circulation at Hall County's libraries.
Highlights The Senate approved the $18 billion amended budget for the remainder of the fiscal year, including more money for hospitals serving poor patients. The spending plan was approved 46-4. It must now be reconciled with a version the House approved earlier this month. Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Jack Hill said the Senate and House versions are largely similar and represent difficult decisions made in a challenging economic climate. The bill restores cuts ...
Former Hall County Finance Director Michaela Thompson has accepted a job with the Georgia Ports Authority.
The Hall County Board of Commissioners voted 3-2 at Thursday's board meeting to build competition baseball fields on the Cool Springs Park property and keep the tax assessor's and tax commissioner's offices in downtown Gainesville when the county relocates to the Liberty Mutual Building next year.
The Government Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission recommends an ethics complaint against Lt.