A change of leadership among state Senate Republicans may mean more power for Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle and lead to more influence for a local senator in the upcoming 2013 session.
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.
Garrison Investment Group is planning to invest about $21 million to redevelop Lakeshore Mall, and part of the plan involves Gainesville's making the property a tax allocation district.
Jock Connell, interim Hall County administrator in 2011 and current county consultant, is the choice of Barrow County for its county manager position.
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.
The Hall County Board of Commissioners is considering its options to bring sewer service to northeast Hall, but part of the plan could change sewer bills for some residents.
Work sessions are scheduled this week by the Gainesville City Council and Hall County Board of Commissioners.
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.
Sen. Saxby Chambliss made national news Wednesday when he told television station WMAZ in Macon that solving the country's fiscal problems may include raising taxes.
Brenau University will take over operations at the Georgia Mountains Center next month and expects to start construction the month after that, university President Ed Schrader said.
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.
The Gainesville City Council approved every agenda item at its meeting Tuesday evening, including a resolution that came up at the last minute.
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.
In an emotional meeting, Hall County Planning Commission members voted Monday to approve the proposed River Brook Village property development off Price Road in North Hall.