The Hall County Board of Commissioners might delay a vote this week on whether to hire a new vendor to handle processing of credit and debit card payments.
Doors open early this morning at the HCG Family Health Center, a clinic and pharmacy serving county employees, at 2434 Old Cornelia Highway in Rabbittown.
Ringing in the New Year often comes with both reflection and anticipation, looking back on what was and looking ahead to what might be.
It seems Kelan Reece Hollis just couldn't wait to enter the world any longer.
One look into the crystal ball reveals several top local government stories to watch in 2015, though there are always sure to be surprises when it comes to city and county politics and policy.
With the introduction of Gainesville's first elected mayor in 2014, the dynamics on the City Council shifted, playing out in several crucial and controversial votes.
State Sen. Butch Miller, R-Gainesville, was named Tuesday as Gov. Nathan Deal's senior floor leader in the upcoming 2015 legislative session.
Growth in retail, housing permits and jobs marked a turnaround for the local economy in 2014, according to a year-in-review report issued Monday by the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce.
Certain industries seem inherently fraught with political controversy. Big oil. Big pharma. Big government.
"I think I was seen as an outsider," said former Hall County Commissioner Craig Lutz. "And I really ran as an outsider."
As the rain pooled beneath the Queen City bridge in the chilly mist of Wednesday morning, a few homeless men scrambled to move couches, tables, a barrel fire and personal items to higher ground.
New federal mandates set to take effect Jan. 1 will likely increase the number of severe workplace injuries and illnesses reported by employers, and the impact will be felt by some area businesses and industries previously exempt from maintaining logs about on-the-job accidents.
The road to economic recovery has not exactly been paved in gold - or even silver, for that matter.
A new site has been identified for Jubilee Farm, a community garden project of the Hall Green Alliance that aims to provide food to the hungry and nutritional education to local residents.
When the recession set in, social service charities were hit with a double dose of trouble: Demand for services increased dramatically while donations plummeted.
After years of court battles, a stagnant economy and other delays, more than $1 million in site improvements - including runoff protection fencing and road preparation - are beginning for the Riverbrook Village mixed-use development on Thompson Bridge Road at Ga. 136/Price Road.
Gainesville City Council expressed concern Thursday that a proposal to build a drive-thru restaurant and small retail outlet at the intersection of Thompson Bridge Road and Virginia Circle remains incompatible with the adjacent residential neighborhood.
The Gainesville City Council expressed concern Thursday that a proposal to build a drive-thru restaurant and small retail outlet at the intersection of Thompson Bridge Road and Virginia Circle remains incompatible with the adjacent residential neighborhood.
A housing program with strict reporting standards is to blame for Hall County missing a deadline to submit its annual audit to the state, according to local officials.
Steady and stable.
The past few days have broken a cold, wet spell in the region, but it's only small relief for many of Hall County's homeless.
In his speech at the state Capitol prior to the inauguration of Gov. Nathan Deal earlier this month, Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle talked a lot about moral responsibility.
First, there are the traffic studies and plan reviews and recommendations. Then comes the inevitable backlash, the protest of residents fearing a hit to their quality of life.
Hall County officials have made a policy change that will allow some retirees to continue working part time while also collecting pensions.
The Hall County Board of Commissioners is likely to sign off tonight on an updated marketing plan for the Gateway Industrial Centre in hopes the business park is finally ready for build-out.
Criticisms are growing as Hall County and area city officials prepare to sign off on an agreement about what projects to fund if voters approve a special purpose local option sales tax in March.
Gainesville City Council approved three requests Tuesday for tax allocation district funding.
'I go to the movie and I go downtown
While it's no secret the downtown square is Gainesville's centerpiece, the last year has proven what a major draw it is for residents and tourists alike.
Proponents of medical marijuana were left feeling deflated last week when politics unraveled parts of a state bill aimed at regulating use of the drug in limited form and scope.