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Hall commissioners receive upbeat financial update

The Hall County Board of Commissioners heard an upbeat financial update on its fiscal health at its meeting Thursday.

October 25, 2013 | Sarah Mueller | Local


Commissioners vote to honor today

In case you were wondering, the five members of the Hall County Board of Commissioners really like today. So much so, in fact, that in Thursday's meeting they passed a motion by Commissioner Craig Lutz to honor it.

October 24, 2013 | Sarah Mueller | Local


No one hurt, but 3 families displaced by house fire

Three families were displaced Thursday morning when a fire broke out in a house in the 2700 block of Buena Vista Circle in Gainesville.

October 24, 2013 | Sarah Mueller | Local


Dog tethering ban lacks official support

The city of Oakwood is the latest local government that is considering a no-tethering law, but Hall County government officials are reluctant to consider a similar measure, some residents say.

October 24, 2013 | Sarah Mueller | Local


Historic site in jeopardy at Cherokee Bluffs Park

Hall County resident Teresa Owens said she's concerned about preserving whatever history remains in the planned Cherokee Bluffs Park in South Hall.

October 24, 2013 | Sarah Mueller | Local


Clermont City Council candidates share ideas on growth

Clermont candidates for City Council answered residents' questions Tuesday night at the newly renovated Clermont Chattahoochee Center ahead of the November election.

October 22, 2013 | Sarah Mueller | Elections


Sheriff wants to establish precinct office in North Hall

Hall County Sheriff Gerald Couch said Monday he hopes to establish a full-service police precinct in Clermont.

October 21, 2013 | Sarah Mueller | Local


Residents oppose development of boat storage facility

About 200 county residents showed up for two controversial zoning requests Monday evening at the Hall County Planning Commission.

October 21, 2013 | Sarah Mueller | Local


Early voting turnout light so far

There are contested races for mayor in Gainesville and Flowery Branch, and contested city council races in Clermont and Flowery Branch, but voters don't seem too interested yet.

October 20, 2013 | Sarah Mueller | Local


Hall County officials raise issues not on agendas

Some residents may have missed the chance to voice their opinions on issues voted on by the Hall County Board of Commissioners because the issue wasn't on an agenda for a public meeting.

October 20, 2013 | Sarah Mueller | Local


Lanier Olympic venue board set to hire manager

The Gainesville/Hall '96 Foundation has finalized the job description for the newly created venue manager position at the Lake Lanier Olympic Center.

October 18, 2013 | Sarah Mueller | Local


Hall and cities reach consensus on LOST deal

After nearly two years of fighting, mediation and mandated court "baseball" arbitration, it took Hall County and its cities just about four hours Thursday to agree on a new local option sales tax agreement.

October 17, 2013 | Sarah Mueller | Local


Gainesville still considering options for convention space

Gainesville could see new jobs and tax revenue if a modified convention center were built in downtown.

October 16, 2013 | Sarah Mueller | Local


Some area cities resist new local option sales tax agreement

With the possibility of losing local option sales tax revenue, Hall County and Gainesville have rushed this week to approve a new proposal for distribution of LOST revenues between the county government and its municipalities. But some Hall cities have decided not to sign off on the new agreement, which has the same distribution formula as that adopted in 2002.

October 16, 2013 | Sarah Mueller | Local


Hall, cities to file certificate to maintain tax distribution

The nearly two-year fight between Hall County and its cities over local option sales tax distribution may have ended Tuesday night, but there's no guarantee LOST revenues will continue to flow.

October 15, 2013 | Sarah Mueller | Local


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