Ann Jones, a longtime Flowery Branch resident, businesswoman and activist in Republican politics, resigned her seat last week on the new Hall County elections board because a bylaw prohibits her from engaging in political campaigns.
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.
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.
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.
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.