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Inmate work plan could save county money

When Hall County is facing a tough budget year, any small change can make a huge difference.

May 30, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Unit provides hope for addicts and mentally ill

Juanita Nicely craved cocaine four years ago. Now she leads support groups and helps others with their addictions.

May 28, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Opinions mixed for privatized landfill

Once Hall County commissioners vote on a final budget in upcoming weeks, they'll turn their eyes to the county's landfill fund.

May 27, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Hall County faces hard calls on budget

The Hall County Board of Commissioners now has three choices to consider for the 2012 fiscal year: drastically cut expenses, raises taxes or fall somewhere in the middle.

May 27, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Reading instructor takes junket to learn new methods

Ava White knows how to teach slow readers, and she wants to help Hall County's students on a large scale.

May 27, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Leaders advise reservoirs are not the only answer

New reservoirs aren't the immediate answer for Georgia's water needs, a panel of local government leaders said Thursday.

May 26, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Hall commission chairman proposes tax increase

Facing an $11.5 million gap in next year's budget, Hall County Board of Commissioners Chairman Tom Oliver recommended a tax increase Thursday night.

May 26, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Riverside commandant to speak at Memorial Day event

Gov. Nathan Deal is taking a few minutes today to remember the 22 Georgia soldiers who died in Iraq and Afghanistan during the past year.

May 25, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Clermont eyes alcohol restrictions

A new Clermont ordinance could completely prohibit the sale of alcoholic beverages and include restrictions on open containers and brown-bagging.

May 24, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Hall may fit Sunday sales question onto 2012 ballot

Hall County will see a vote on Sunday alcohol sales, but the Board of Commissioners wants it to coincide with an already-scheduled election.

May 23, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Commissioner seeks solution to landfill losses

As the Hall County Board of Commissioners begins to make tough budget choices, Commissioner Craig Lutz wants to find a solution for the county's landfill fund, which he says is unprofitable.

May 23, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Local water quality had ‘a great year’

Gainesville residents can now read about the water that flowed into their homes in 2010.

May 22, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Gainesville residents get view of future

Gainesville residents are beginning to put in their 2 cents' worth about how the city should look in 20 years.

May 22, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Business


Immigration bill targeted at rally

"Please don't separate my family."

May 22, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


Event focuses on special needs kids

For the first time, Northeast Georgia parents can find resources for their special needs children all in one place.

May 20, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | Local


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