Politics are at play as Gainesville officials debate whether to implement a 1 percent rate increase for water service beginning next year.
Plans to develop the fourth side of the downtown Gainesville square have fallen through and the property owner is now looking to sell the site.
Hall County officials are still jabbing at Gainesville's decision to annex unincorporated "islands" last year, asking the city for an update on its plans with regard to additional properties.
The Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board tabled a request Tuesday from Medical Arts Properties, a local real estate firm, to have the city abandon a portion of Broad Street between Prior and Spring streets.
Hall County officials are finally moving forward on plans to turn the old East Hall library branch, shuttered as a result of budget cuts in July 2011, into a health clinic for employees.
The Hall County Board of Commissioners will meet today to discuss the project budget for Cherokee Bluffs Park.
Hall County officials met last week to discuss possible changes to the way bids are solicited and contracts are awarded, particularly in regards to purchasing orders.
An area real estate firm is asking the city of Gainesville to abandon a portion of Broad Street between Prior and Spring streets so it can connect the properties it owns there, including The Longstreet Clinic building, and pave the way for potential future expansion.
The retirement of Maj. Paul Sherman from the Gainesville Police Department in January, less than two years after being promoted to No. 2 in command, appears to have been the result of infighting and reveals growing concerns about employee morale, according to documents obtained by The Times.
Without increased public funding, the forecast is cloudy on what the future holds for Hall County Library System branches.
When Gainesville amended its alcohol ordinance a few months ago to allow the sale of growlers, a few local business owners saw an opportunity to catch the wave.
Plans to develop an 89-lot subdivision straddling the Hall County and Gwinnett County line were sidelined again Monday when the planning commission tabled the proposal until next month.
Clermont officials are waiting on state approval of proposed changes to the North Hall city's charter that would divide the town into four voting wards.
Hall County and Gainesville are finding most part-time workers now are complying with a new policy that limits the number of hours they can work each week.
Hall County is saving about $13,000 after officials changed their minds on a contract for concrete blocks to be used in construction of the new correctional institute.
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.
If Hall County officials thought additional public input meetings would generate greater turnout and broader interest in a new round of special purpose local option sales tax, they got a rude awakening Thursday night.
Sutphen, the manufacturer of a firetruck involved in a July accident that seriously injured three Hall County firefighters, has now reimbursed the county for the purchase cost of the truck and taken possession of the rig, according to documents obtained by The Times and interviews with county officials.
Just a few months after announcing his intention to become the Senate majority leader in the Georgia General Assembly next year, Butch Miller, R-Gainesville, is now switching his focus to a higher position in the halls of the state legislature.
BY JOSHUA SILAVENT
With the help of inmate labor, Hall County is progressing with renovations that will turn the old East Hall library branch in Rabbittown into a clinic and pharmacy serving county employees.
The latest estimate to repair a crack in a tennis court at the Village at Deaton Creek stands at about $12,000, but it remains unclear if this amount will bring the fix needed to finally put the matter to rest.