Hall County commissioners spent about two hours of the second day of their retreat Wednesday discussing possible changes to employees' sick and vacation time.
Hall County officials say they'll collect less special purpose tax revenue through 2015 than expected, but plan to start preparing for a new collection to start in 2015.
The Gainesville City Council appointed 10 residents to a transportation focus group that will give feedback as part of a study by the Gainesville-Hall Metropolitan Planning Organization.
Officials of the city of Gainesville and Hall County have discussed possible changes to the area's transit services, although much more talk is planned.
A bill that strengthens background checks on child care workers is expected to head to Gov. Nathan Deal after state Sen. Butch Miller, R-Gainesville, successfully shepherded it through the Georgia Senate last week.
One goal from the recent Gainesville Public Utilities Workshop is to resolve the status of Cedar Creek Reservoir, which had been a source of dispute between the city and Hall County on the ownership of the water and infrastructure on the site.
Beulah Rucker Oliver knew she wanted to be a teacher when she was 5 years old. A Senate resolution in the Georgia General Assembly would honor the African-American leader for her work in education in the Hall County-Gainesville area. It's expected to be considered soon by the Georgia House of Representatives. Rucker's grandson, Rojene Bailey, hopes it will become law. The resolution would dedicate the intersection of U.S. 129 and Athens Street as the Beulah ...
The Gainesville Public Utilities Department has recommended rate increases for water and sewer customers for the next fiscal year, and some City Council members have thrown their support behind them.
The family of 11-year-old Kile Glover, who died in a boating accident last summer on Lake Lanier, watched as the Georgia House of Representatives passed new boating safety regulations Wednesday.
Gainesville City Council gave final approval to the development of a 25-acre Ga. 53/Dawsonville Highway retail center near the Lakeshore Heights subdivision Tuesday evening, disappointing residents who again spoke in opposition.
Gainesville resident Elias Segarra depends on Meals on Wheels volunteers to provide some food and a friendly face. Thanks to a fund-raising campaign by local attorney Wyc Orr, more than 100 seniors will soon join Segarra in receiving the free lunch service.
The Gainesville City Council is scheduled to hold a public hearing on its annual update report on the impact fees program at its meeting tonight. The update then goes to the Georgia Mountains Regional Commission.
Elizabeth Morton uses the local Red Rabbit buses from Hall County Transit to do her grocery shopping and go to doctor appointments during the week. But after 5 p.m. and on weekends, she's stuck because she can't drive a car, even if she could afford one.
The Lake Lanier Islands Authority Board of Directors on Friday approved awarding a design contract to develop a Flowery Branch groundwater well that could provide nearly 1 million gallons a day to the resort.
The board directors of the Lake Lanier Islands Authority this morning approved awarding a design contract to develop a Flowery Branch groundwater well that would provide nearly 1 million gallons a day to the resort.
The city of Gainesville doesn't have "an ugly history of discrimination," Mayor Danny Dunagan said in a statement Tuesday night at the City Council meeting.
Solar energy is going to play an increasingly important role in the next 20 years, Georgia Public Service commissioners said Monday during a panel discussion of the state's solar industry.
Hall County commissioners are scheduled to decide the fate of LL Farms, but county officials are already proposing new ordinances to deal with agricultural sites used to hold various events.
The Hall County Board of Commissioners is considering new regulations for businesses that want to allow customers to buy or consume alcohol on their premises.
Shawn Russell and his foster daughter have "Daddy Daughter Days," a special time when they hang out and talk or watch movies.
Pet shop owner Kenneth Neidenbach said he thinks Gainesville's plan to annex 115 "island" properties in Hall County is a tax grab that could put him out of business.
Gainesville City Council unanimously approved amending land development code at a called council meeting Thursday morning.
Hall County formally presented its proposed budget at Thursday's board of commissioners meeting.
Gainesville City Council members heard a presentation on the Hotel Motel Tax Fund and information on forming a nonprofit corporation at their Thursday work session.
Jaemor Farms is growing, and not just peaches.
Hall County may increase residents' property taxes to fund improvements in fire services, including a new fire station, personnel and equipment.
Plans to build a "town within a town" on about 1,000 acres in Gainesville are heating up again.
Gainesville City Council is expected to hold an unscheduled meeting Thursday morning before its regular work session to vote again on amending its code to reduce the advertising requirements for annexations started by a local government.
Hall County commissioners will consider closing a railroad crossing on Tumbling Circle and abandoning the right of way at their Thursday evening meeting.
The Gainesville Public Utilities Department plans to do a new study of its water and sewer rates later this month.