Highlights The Georgia House of Representatives passed House Bill 192 Wednesday by a vote of 160-3. Introduced by Rep. Brooks Coleman, R-Duluth, the legislation aims to modernize Georgia's K-12 education funding formula by establishing the State Education Finance Study Commission. "This bill is critical for the future of Georgia education," Coleman said. "A thorough review and update of (quality basic education) is long overdue. Our schools shouldn't have to operate under an outdated ...
A Senate committee on immigration heard hours of impassioned testimony Tuesday about how proposed immigration legislation would adversely affect the business community.
Former Hall County Commissioner Bobby Banks has been kicked out of the Hall County Republican Party.
A state Senate immigration committee will be in Gainesville at 7 tonight to get an idea of how people in the business community feel about immigration bills currently in the legislature.
Georgia's first lady, Sandra Deal, came home to Gainesville Monday to help unveil the Smile for a Lifetime Foundation at Wilson Orthodontics.
The Hall County Board of Commissioners considered four different options for the Cool Springs Park property at Monday's work session.
Georgia's First Lady Sandra Deal came home to Gainesville to help unveil the Smile for a Lifetime Foundation at Wilson Orthodontics this afternoon.
U.S. Rep. Tom Graves will hold an open house Tuesday at his new Gainesville district office. The event will showcase the new location on Green Street and provide an opportunity for people to learn about the services available through the congressman's office. Graves said his office is able to help people with everything from questions about Social Security and veterans benefits to information about touring the Capitol in Washington. "It's a lot of different components, ...
The recent removal of three top Hall County officials will cost the county more than $146,000 over the next six months.
A state Senate immigration committee will be in Gainesville on Tuesday to get an idea of how people in the business community feel about immigration bills currently in the legislature.
Despite an early start with little opposition, the issue of Sunday alcohol sales is likely dead for this year's legislative session.
Hall County Sheriff Steve Cronic has asked county commissioners for permission to continue using former county attorney Bill Blalock in ongoing cases.
Highlights The House and Senate held a joint session Wednesday to hear a State of the Judiciary report from Chief Justice Carol Hunstein. Hunstein recommended more alternative sentencing such as drug, DUI and mental health courts rather than incarceration for nonviolent criminals. She said these courts are less expensive and have a more successful record than jails. "We must reserve our prison beds for our most serious criminals," Hunstein said. "We can no ...
The Gainesville Rotary Club honored two community giants Monday evening with its annual man and woman of the year awards.
A Gainesville man was booked in the Hall County Jail Monday after law enforcement officials accused him of selling counterfeit $20 and $50 bills.