ATLANTA - The steps to the entrance of the state Capitol in Atlanta aren't quite as inspiring as those Rocky triumphantly ascends, arms raised when he reaches the top, ready for the fight of his life. But they do stir a sense of anticipation about what could be.
The 2014 fiscal year ended on a positive financial note for Hall County government, according to a report officials delivered Friday.
It's not everyday that Hall County and Gainesville officials come to an agreement, but their joint displeasure this week with two proposed bills in the state legislature united them.
Hall County officials have outlined a long and broad list of legislative priorities for state lawmakers to consider this year, including proposed changes to the Civil Service Board, local utility rates and franchise fees.
Gainesville Mayor Danny Dunagan delivered his state of the city address Tuesday night, promising 2015 will be brighter than 2014.
Gainesville City Council has approved several changes to the city's alcohol ordinance, which are meant to promote new businesses, streamline permitting, eliminate outdated restrictions and better align with state regulations.
The Hall County Planning Commission on Monday recommended approval of a new agri-entertainment venue in Gillsville and a rezoning in Braselton for an office and retail development.
State and local tourism agencies are promoting North Georgia's culinary and drink destinations this year, with an eye on the emergence of growler bars and breweries.
When nightfall comes, the door chime at the bodega rings and rings as Latino immigrants from the local barrio enter.
The growth is coming from the south, but will the money come from there, too?
While regulations governing the production and distribution of cannabis oil in Georgia are now absent from proposed medical marijuana legislation, state lawmakers are pushing forward with remedies to the problem.
Lawmakers have made the case for medical marijuana over the past year by limiting the number of patients who can legally possess and use the drug to the families of children with seizure disorders.
Gainesville City Council will vote when it meets Tuesday on several proposed changes to Gainesville's alcohol ordinance, which are meant to promote new businesses and mirror state regulations.
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.
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.
A scattering of exit polling reveals mixed opinions about the fate of a 1 percent sales tax to fund public infrastructure projects countywide.
The buildup to Crossover Day at the state Capitol in Atlanta was more subdued this year than last.