Georgia lawmakers approved a transportation funding plan late Tuesday night that they said will raise $900 million through changes to the state's gas tax and new fees on electric cars and hotel visits.
Gainesville is once again considering the idea of a "rain tax" to pay for upgrades and replacements to aging stormwater infrastructure.
Is it license to discriminate against gays and lesbians, or is it about protecting the interests of religious beliefs?
The influence of local political parties tends to ebb and flow with the election cycles.
Gainesville Public Utilities Director Kelly Randall is recommending no increase in water and sewer rates next year as sales and revenues outperform expectations.
As state lawmakers prepare for the final week of the General Assembly's 2015 session, several high-profile bills have made their way from debate to a vote. Others, however, are tied up and may not survive.
In a surprising move, the Hall County Board of Commissioners voted Thursday to restore the Friendship Road name for a stretch of Ga. 347 between Interstate 985 and Ga. 211.
Hall County's population surpassed the 190,000 mark last year, according to the latest U.S. Census estimates released today.
More changes and added services are coming to the HCG Family Health Center, a clinic and pharmacy operated by Hall County for its employees, retirees and their dependents covered by the government's health plan.
Supporters hoping to retain the Friendship Road name for a popular and busy thoroughfare in South Hall made passionate pleas to the Hall County Board of Commissioners on Monday during a work session.
Applications for new development are coming fast and furious to the Gainesville planning division, and the latest proposal up for review calls for professional office space along Thompson Bridge Road, directly across the road from the Wal-Mart grocery store.
The fight to retain the Friendship Road name for a historic South Hall County thoroughfare is gaining momentum once again.
Voter turnout seems to have bottomed out in Hall County.
The Georgia Senate passed a transportation bill Friday afternoon that would generate somewhere near $800 million in funding for roads, bridges and other transportation projects.
With a water bill tripling from one month to the next, alarm bells rang in Leslie White's ears.
The consensus among the Gainesville City Council is that the proposed 2016 fiscal year budget, unveiled by City Manager Kip Padgett on Thursday, is in good shape.
Gainesville-based Rochester & Associates has been authorized to complete design and engineering for a public road accessing Kubota Manufacturing of America's new facility planned in the Gateway Industrial Centre off Ga. 365 in North Hall.
Gainesville police are investigating a man with a history of fraud charges in a possible scam to steal tax refunds from local clients.
Gainesville City Manager Kip Padgett has recommended no property tax increases as part of a $30.76 million spending plan for the 2016 fiscal year, which begins July 1.
In March, Hall County voters approved a new five-year round of special purpose local option sales tax, or SPLOST VII, to fund $158 million in infrastructure projects.
The Gainesville City Council has joined other municipalities across the state in signing a letter of support for the federal historic tax credit, which offers incentives for the reuse of historic buildings to drive economic development and create new jobs.
An office development proposed for Thompson Bridge Road is on its way to City Council review after the Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board made its recommendation Tuesday to require a 25-foot buffer.
With the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and other recent changes to the tax code, filing an annual return appears more complicated than ever.
For nonprofits, success often lies in defining a mission. Without a clear focus, it's easy to become stretched too thin.
Tourism industry leaders are fuming about the possible economic fallout of a new $5 per night fee on hotel/motel stays.
The Thompson Bridge Road corridor shifts more and more in the direction of commercial enterprise with each passing year, the residential character evolving into a blend of homes, restaurants and retail stores.
The Hall County Public Works Department is comprised of several divisions, but residents are likely most familiar with road maintenance and the sewer utility, if only because that's what most affects their day-to-day lives.
A motor vehicle tag office in South Hall, shuttered as a result of budget cuts in 2011, could soon be resurrected if Hall County Tax Commissioner Darla Eden gets her way.
Gainesville Councilman Bob Hamrick, the longest-serving member, has announced that he will seek re-election this November.
With new growth and increasing demand, Hall County Fire Services Chief Jeff Hood said it's a good thing voters approved a 1 percent sales tax last month to fund infrastructure projects countywide.