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.
Inadequate pay for Gainesville firefighters is causing attrition within the department and costing city taxpayers dearly, according to multiple sources in the fire department.
Gainesville officials are prepared to cut a $4,766 check to Don Carter Realty as "rent" payment for the use of the parking lot tucked between the downtown square and the Brenau Downtown Center.
Local government officials are sounding the alarm on Hall County's aging emergency 911 systems.
The World Trade Organization has ruled against India in its yearslong ban on U.S. poultry imports, including meat and eggs, a first step toward reopening access to the subcontinent's lucrative market.
The Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board has recommended approval of an annexation and rezoning request that will allow for the development of a 219-lot upscale subdivision off Dawsonville Highway in Gainesville, near the shores of Lake Lanier.
Hall County voters steadily poured into the elections office at the Government Center in Gainesville on Monday morning to cast their ballots in the general election.
Residents of the Ahaluna Heights Neighborhood Association are ready to voice their concerns over plans to build a 219-lot upscale subdivision off Dawsonville Highway in Gainesville, near the shores of Lake Lanier, when the planning and appeals board meets Tuesday.
When Republican Saxby Chambliss announced last year that he would not seek a third term in the U.S. Senate, a long list of GOP candidates began lining up to succeed him.
It is now unclear whether Gainesville officials will hold interviews with fire department personnel next week, or at any point, to discuss workplace morale and other concerns.
The Hall County Board of Commissioners has given the go-ahead for staff to seek bids from payroll services companies.
Gainesville officials intend to interview personnel in all city departments, beginning with the fire department, after an inquiry into the police department this summer revealed growing concerns about employee morale.
The Hall County Board of Commissioners has postponed a decision on whether to spend $20,000 to repair a tennis court at the Village at Deaton Creek.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is giving residents still opposed to the development of a 199-lot subdivision off Ahaluna Drive in Gainesville a new angle in their fight.
While new home permits have hit a record high this year in Gainesville, the city's planning board will soon hear a few requests to develop more residential housing.
President Barack Obama's announcement Thursday night that he would act unilaterally to allow about 5 million undocumented immigrants to work legally in the United States without fear of deportation was met with both personal and political responses in Hall County and across the state and nation.
Gainesville has set a new record this year for the number of home permits issued, according to Community Development Director Rusty Ligon.
While the plan has been downsized, city officials and many members of the local community believe a better project is now in the works to build five homes on land between Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Mill Street in Gainesville.
The Hall County Board of Commissioners has approved a rezoning needed for the estimated $100 million expansion of Kubota Manufacturing of America into the Gateway Industrial Centre off Ga. 365 in North Hall.
Gainesville City Council has approved new policies and procedures for the ways redevelopment projects seeking Tax Allocation District financing are evaluated and approved.
After a Hail Mary pass connected late Monday, ending Hall County's objection, Gainesville City Council on Tuesday night gave the final OK needed for the development of a 199-lot upscale subdivision off Ahaluna Drive in Gainesville.
The Hall County Democratic Party selected its appointees Monday night to the new elections board that will launch in January.
Officials from Hall County and the city of Gainesville have reached an agreement that will allow for the development of a 199-lot upscale subdivision off Ahaluna Drive in Gainesville, near the shores of Lake Lanier.
State Sen. Butch Miller, R-Gainesville, lost the vote Monday for Senate president pro tem in the Georgia legislature.
The Hall County Republican Party has selected its appointments to the new elections board that will launch Jan. 1.
While significant attrition at the Hall County Sheriff's Office over the last two years has largely been filled by new hires, recent staffing shortages in the patrol division have prompted a new directive subjecting officers to 24-hour availability.
In late October, 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 with local government officials.
The Hall County Board of Commissioners wants answers from the Georgia Department of Transportation and state lawmakers about why the Tumbling Circle railroad crossing has been closed despite the county's objection.