With only a dusting of snow and warming temperatures, Hall County dodged another round of treacherous winter weather Friday night and Saturday morning, days after a major ice storm toppled trees, ripped down street lights and knocked out power to tens of thousands of homes.
Georgia's poorest residents will pay a larger share of their income this year in state and local taxes than the wealthiest earners, according to a new study from the Institute on Taxation & Economic Policy, a nonprofit Washington think tank.
The Gainesville City Council voted Friday to allocate $50,000 from the general fund contingency budget to support continued cleanup efforts in the wake of this week's ice storm, which sent trees and limbs crashing onto homes and power lines.
After snow flurries fell amid trees and power lines still encased in ice Wednesday, local officials began preparing for more wintry weather this weekend.
Summer's Landing at Limestone, an assisted living facility on Windward Lane in Gainesville, will soon be known as Oxton Place of Gainesville.
Power outages across Hall County sent residents scrambling Tuesday morning for generators, food and other essentials to make it through the storm's aftermath.
Projects old and new top Gainesville's list of priorities as a vote on a new round of special purpose local option sales tax looms.
When it comes to special purpose local option sales tax, Hall County government gets the lion's share of revenue, and that's no small matter.
Though the votes won't be counted until March 17, the fate of a 1 percent sales tax to fund infrastructure projects across Hall County may be decided before then.
Gainesville officials have selected a design template for new wayfinding signs in the city, a first step toward construction and installation.
The northern long-eared bat, whose habitat extends into Hall County, has contributed to the latest delay of a draft environmental impact statement for the proposed Glades Reservoir.
Plans to open Gainesville's first microbrewery in the midtown district are no more.
Described as "very serious in nature," accounting deficiencies in a grant-funded housing program operated by Hall County were revealed Thursday night in an audit report to the Board of Commissioners.
Gainesville officials have prepared a resolution opposing a $1 billion state transportation bill, even as the plan continues to be revised in the Georgia General Assembly.
There are two major complicating factors as local governments prepare to dive into budget talks this year: Will voters approve a 1 percent sales tax to fund roads, building renovations and other infrastructure upgrades and how will a proposed $1 billion state transportation bill affect city and county revenues?
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.
What do you call a criminal act that is nearly unenforceable?
The state Senate Transportation Committee on Tuesday made significant changes to a transportation bill approved by House lawmakers earlier this year.
In an unusual case, the Hall County Civil Service Board voted unanimously Tuesday morning to uphold the termination of employee David McCord.
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