West Ahaluna LLC, a local developer with ties to America's Home Place, is looking to build a 219-lot upscale subdivision along Lake Lanier.
Representatives of local retail pharmacies have expressed concern about Hall County's plans to open a clinic and pharmacy for employees next year, arguing local government should not compete unfairly with the private sector.
Hall County officials are finalizing a category list for projects to be funded by a new five-year round of special purpose local option sales tax. They hope to present that list to voters during public input meetings later this fall.
Hall County is threatening legal action against Sutphen, manufacturer of a firetruck involved in a July 22 accident that seriously injured three firefighters, if the company does not reimburse the county for the full cost of the truck, according to documents obtained by The Times through an open records request.
U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson, a Democrat from DeKalb County, has introduced legislation that would dial back a federal program that transfers military equipment and resources to local law enforcement agencies.
Hall County has mailed revised tax assessments to about 3,800 property owners, the first sign the appeals process is ending for some residents.
When the Gainesville City Council voted Tuesday to raise the account service fee on water bills in lieu of increasing water rates, customers outside the city limits must have a felt a reversal of fortunes.
Gainesville City Council approved keeping water rates unchanged for 2015 in a final vote on the measure Tuesday night.
Hall County has announced the launch of a new Geographic Information Systems website that will allow residents to access property and tax assessment information.
The Gainesville Public Utilities Department is still looking to repay about $23,000 in unclaimed water refunds.
Concerns that Hall County voters will not approve a new five-year round of special purpose local option sales tax money to pay for capital needs have led local government officials to begin preparing contingency plans to deal with the potential loss of revenue.
The Hall County Board of Commissioners denied a claim by Publix Supermarkets for a refund on property taxes paid from 2011 through 2013, a move that has been repeated by other counties across the region.
Gainesville City Council is prepared to amend its adult entertainment ordinance requiring businesses to post notice and advertise their intent to seek a license.
The Hall County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously Thursday morning to implement changes to employee health care benefits in an effort to encourage workers to use the county's new pharmacy and clinic, set to open in January.
The United Way of Hall County kicked off its annual fundraising campaign Thursday morning at the Brenau Downtown Center in Gainesville, boasting about $550,000 in donations already from 23 "pace setter" companies.
Residents fighting the development of a 219-lot upscale subdivision off Dawsonville Highway in Gainesville, near the shores of Lake Lanier, are readying for compromise as the City Council prepares to vote on the matter next week.
Gainesville planning staff has expressed concerns about a drive-thru restaurant and small retail outlet proposed for the intersection of Thompson Bridge Road and Virginia Circle ahead of a public hearing next month.
Local business owners, students, lawyers and other supporters greeted Democratic candidate for governor Jason Carter on Tuesday, one week ahead of Election Day, in the downtown Gainesville square.
A new report out this week gives Georgia a mixed grade on its implementation of recommendations made by the Presidential Commission on Election Administration earlier this year to improve the voting experience of Americans.
The Georgia Municipal Association, a lobbying group for the interests of Georgia cities, laid out several priorities for the 2015 session of the state General Assembly during a meeting Monday night in Buford with local government officials.
One theme keeps rearing its head this election year when it comes to contested races in Georgia: Democrats are trotting out candidates with name-brand recognition as Republicans push back against this "legacy" influence.
The controversy over whether to close the Tumbling Circle railroad crossing continues unabated after the Hall County Board of Commissioners on Thursday night delayed a decision on abandoning the road.
Controversial railroad crossings are nothing new in Hall County.
Accident reports obtained by The Times contradict a 2013 Georgia Department of Transportation assertion that five fatalities have occurred as a result of collisions between automobiles and trains at the Tumbling Circle railroad crossing in Hall County.
The few diagnosed cases of Ebola in the United States are no longer simply a public health issue.
Gainesville City Council gave the final go-ahead Tuesday night for Left Nut Brewing Co. to launch in the midtown area.
Hall County officials are fighting a Georgia Department of Transportation order to close the Tumbling Circle railroad crossing, though it appears state law may supersede the county's wishes.
The idea to merge the Hall County and Gainesville governments has been floating around for decades but is now taking on new life.
Georgia's competitive races for governor and U.S. Senate have dominated media coverage in the run-up to the general election Nov. 4, overshadowing other contests.