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The Local Agenda: Drive-thru on Virginia Circle up for review again

A rezoning request needed for the development of a drive-thru restaurant and small retail outlet at the intersection of Thompson Bridge Road and Virginia Circle will be heard again tonight after changes were made to the proposal.

January 13, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Lula reviews water fees after complaints

The Lula City Council will consider scrapping an administrative fee on some water accounts, in addition to other policy changes regarding its enterprise funds, after residents recently raised concerns.

January 08, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


The Local Agenda: Gainesville to swear in police chief tonight

Carol Martin will take the oath of office as Gainesville's full-time police chief tonight when the City Council meets. Martin has been the interim police chief since late August.

January 05, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


The Local Agenda: Year in review, 2015 look ahead coming

This Thursday in The Times, reporter Joshua Silavent will recap the most important and controversial local government and development stories of 2014, including the uproar over property tax increases on lakefront properties, the emergence of new businesses in the craft beer market, and the redevelopment of Lanier Plaza, as well as other stories.

December 30, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


The Local Agenda: Hall, Gainesville offices to close for holidays

Hall County's administrative offices, courts and community centers will be closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

December 23, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


The Local Agenda: Local government to have closures this week

Hall County's administrative offices, courts and community centers will be closed Thursday and Friday for the Thanksgiving holiday.

November 25, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


The Local Agenda: Gainesville City Council to amend Tax Allocation District policies

Gainesville City Council will meet tonight to vote on proposed amendments to the way projects seeking Tax Allocation District financing are evaluated and approved.

November 18, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


The Local Agenda: City planning board takes up Thompson Bridge-Virginia Circle proposal

The Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board will meet today to vote on a proposed drive-thru restaurant and small retail outlet at the intersection of Thompson Bridge Road and Virginia Circle.

November 10, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


The Local Agenda: Council to vote on Ahaluna development tonight

Gainesville City Council will meet tonight to vote on an annexation and rezoning request that, if approved, will allow for the development of a 219-lot upscale subdivision off Dawsonville Highway in Gainesville, near the shores of Lake Lanier.

November 04, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


The Local Agenda: Early voting remains steady for 2nd week

As far as midterm elections go, Hall County voters appear to be taking advantage of early voting options.

October 28, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


The Local Agenda: Gainesville to give final OK on brewery today

Gainesville City Council is expected to give the final go-ahead needed for Left Nut Brewing Co. to launch in the midtown area when it meets tonight.

October 20, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


The Local Agenda: Council to discuss exempting downtown parking lot from taxes

Gainesville City Council will discuss formalizing a lease with Don Carter Realty on property at 106 Spring St. in the downtown square Thursday morning when it meets for a work session.

October 14, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


The Local Agenda: City to consider approving brewery at tonight’s meeting

Gainesville City Council will hold a public hearing tonight on Pap Datta's request to open a craft brewery in the city.

October 07, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


The Local Agenda: Council to review public transportation routes, fares

Gainesville City Council will meet Thursday morning to hear a presentation and review routes and fares for the city's public transit service.

September 30, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


The Local Agenda: Hall is hotbed for election candidates

Election season is heating up as Republican and Democratic candidates swing through Hall County in the next week.

September 22, 2014 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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The Local Agenda: Georgia's senators introduce Fair Tax Act of 2015

Georgia Republican U.S. Sens. David Perdue and Johnny Isakson recently introduced the Fair Tax Act of 2015, which seeks to eliminate income taxes, abolish the Internal Revenue Service and enact a national sales tax.

January 27, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


The Local Agenda: Hall County Commissioners to discuss SPLOST, Gateway Centre

The Hall County Board of Commissioners will consider a resolution this week to formally approve a special purpose local option sales tax voter referendum.

January 19, 2015 | Joshua Silavent | Local


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