Residential and "affordable" housing in Hall County is in short supply because of a decline in construction and strong competition for good deals, Gainesville real estate executive Frank Norton Jr. said.
Gainesville has an ugly history of discrimination and the city's at-large voting system is violating the federal Voting Rights Act, a speaker said at Tuesday's City Council meeting.
Hall County's 2013 final tax digest is down 1.51 percent from last year, according to final numbers from the Tax Commissioner's office, making the county's 2014 proposed budget short by $560,000.
City Council members are scheduled to consider several items at their meeting this evening. On the agenda are raising city water and sewer prices, adopting a West Gainesville-Hall County opportunity zone, setting the 2014 property tax rate for the Gainesville Board of Education and changing the ordinance on annexations initiated by the city.
Physician Linwood Zoller's first stop Monday through Friday is the Hall County Jail. He practices a different kind of medicine than in his private practice.
A strong storm is expected to move over the Hall County region Sunday and Monday, bringing the possibility of rain, hail and isolated flooding.
Gainesville City Councilman George Wangemann walks up to a house in the Cresswind at Lake Lanier subdivision as part of an ongoing three-year effort to show residents of Gainesville that he cares.
A woman drowned Saturday afternoon in Lake Lanier in what state Department of Natural Resources officials are calling a boating incident fatality.
Gainesville City Council members are expected to consider creating a joint opportunity zone with Hall County at their Tuesday meeting.
Gainesville City Council is expected to consider changing its code and readvertising its plan to annex 115 "island properties" in Hall County at its meeting next week.
Hall County Tax Commissioner Darla Eden is taking nonpayment of taxes on mobile homes seriously.
Low-income seniors are scheduled to get some more affordable housing options next year when a new apartment complex in the New Holland area is completed.
A court recently ruled that Fayette County's at-large voting system violates the federal Voting Rights Act, but Gainesville's attorney maintains the city's system is legal.
After tragedies hit Lake Lanier last summer, many longtime lake residents voiced concerns about boaters who didn't know the rules.
Hall County suffered about $800,000 in storm damage, county Fire Chief David Kimbrell told county commissioners at their meeting Wednesday.