With the clock ticking to provide sewer service to Gateway Industrial Centre, a planned development that will include the new Georgia Poultry Laboratory, the Hall County Board of Commissioners voted Thursday night to move ahead with its plan to build a wastewater treatment plant in North Hall.
Local opinion on Gainesville's latest proposal to annex 115 "island" properties in Hall County may have begun consolidating as the public hearing on Tuesday nears. The Hall County Board of Commissioners is expected to address the issue in its meeting this evening and city officials continue to take comments from concerned residents.
A week after Hall County gave its written response to residents sickened by the smell of decaying food waste at a landfill, county officials consider the case looked into, investigated and closed, complete with remedial steps.
David McGhee, battalion chief with the Hall County Fire Services, has fought fires for the county for 30 years. He also owns commercially zoned land in the county that will cost him more than $200 more in taxes if the city of Gainesville decides to annex his property.
Former Gainesville school board member Kelvin J. Simmons faces a criminal charge and a possible civil fine after he was arrested at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport for allegedly trying to pass through airport security carrying a loaded handgun.
The Gainesville City Council is scheduled to vote for a second time at its meeting this evening on a proposed ordinance that would require pawnbrokers to maintain an electronic database that could make it easier for law enforcement officials to recover stolen property sold to pawnshops.