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Audit shows Hall does OK during recession

Hall County has received the results of its financial audit for fiscal year 2010, which show the county has weathered the recession relatively well.

February 13, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Bills would allow local voters to decide on alcohol sales

For years, Sunday alcohol sales have been an emotional, hot-button issue in Georgia, pitting religious leaders against business owners.

February 13, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Counties may get more say when it comes to SPLOST

A new bill introduced into the Georgia House of Representatives may give counties more flexibility in how special purpose local option sales tax dollars are spent.

February 12, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Hall considers keeping some county offices downtown

At its Thursday meeting, the Hall County Board of Commissioners contemplated keeping some of its departments in downtown Gainesville when it moves into the Liberty Mutual building later this year.

February 10, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Fannin businesswoman named to transportation board

ATLANTA - Emily Dunn was elected Wednesday to serve as the next 9th District representative on the State Transportation Board.

February 09, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Hall County may sell properties to raise money

Hall County is considering getting rid of its unused or unwanted properties to raise money.

February 09, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Hall commissioner Lutz files for bankruptcy

Hall County Commissioner Craig Lutz and his wife have filed for bankruptcy, and the South Hall commissioner said Monday he is working on a plan to repay his debts.

February 07, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Commission agrees to Cedar Creek mediation

The Hall County Board of Commissioners agreed to the terms of mediation with the city of Gainesville over the Cedar Creek Reservoir Monday, selecting Chairman Tom Oliver and Commissioner Ashley Bell as the county's representatives.

February 07, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Cool Spring Park’s demise divides board, Hall residents

A gift is not always as simple as it seems.

February 06, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Graves: 'We have blazed our own trail'

U.S. Rep. Tom Graves has wasted no time carving out a name for himself in Washington.

February 06, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Viewpoint


Hall may raise ambulance fees to boost funds

Hall County could be raising the costs of ambulance services, a move that will put its charges in line with other counties and provide a boost to the county's general fund.

February 05, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Ala. governor: Don’t build reservoirs

Negotiations in the tri-state water war may flow again soon after Alabama's governor said Thursday that Georgia shouldn't build new reservoirs.

February 03, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Alabama governor says Georgia should stop building reservoirs

Negotiations in the tri-state water war may flow again soon after Alabama's governor said Thursday that Georgia shouldn't build new reservoirs.

February 03, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


Legislators hopeful about zero-based budgeting idea

After an unsuccessful attempt in 2010, Georgia legislators are hopeful that zero-based budgeting for state government will be implemented this year.

February 03, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


City, county put off Cedar Creek Reservoir mediation

Mediation originally scheduled for today between Hall County and the city of Gainesville over Cedar Creek Reservoir has been postponed because officials aren't prepared for the formal process.

February 02, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | Local


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