As Hall County moves forward on gathering public comment for a seventh special purpose local option sales tax, departments are also preparing their own wish lists.
The Hall County Planning Commission will consider Monday whether to recommend approval for opening a used car dealership on Browns Bridge Road.
Hall County officials are now considering a $90.6 million budget for the 2015 fiscal year, a 4 percent increase over the adopted 2014 budget, and down from about $92 million just a few weeks ago.
The Hall County Board of Commissioners tonight will likely award annual contracts for electrical, elevator and heating, ventilation and air conditioning repair services without debate.
Steven Ellis is quietly running out of time to qualify as an independent candidate for the District 3 Hall County Board of Commissioners race this year against incumbent Republican Scott Gibbs.
The latest revenue projection for a five-year round of special purpose local option sales tax, or SPLOST VII, tops $158 million.
County officials are considering building a new youth sports park in South Hall while selling off remaining land to pay down the debt on the Spout Springs Water Reclamation Facility.
For 10 years, John Roberts has watched property languish undeveloped along Wilson Drive in Gainesville.
When Hall County officials announced last week they were considering a tax increase to balance the 2015 fiscal year budget, it raised more questions than answers.
After years of planning and proposals, followed by disappointment when they fell through, BMX racing fans in Hall County might finally get the course they've long hoped for.
It didn't take long for Thea DuBose to realize an empty storefront in the downtown Gainesville square was the perfect place to relocate her business.
When it comes to local government awarding contracts to businesses, what constitutes a conflict of interest?
Hall County officials are considering a tax increase to balance the fiscal year 2015 budget.
Hall County residents can be forgiven for thinking the Board of Education's proposal to lower the tax rate in the next fiscal year equates to a tax cut.
Gainesville City Council voted without dissent Tuesday to keep the tax rate at $3.06 per $1,000 of taxable property.
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.
The Hall County Board of Commissioners approved funding this morning for the purchase of a new firetruck with an aerial platform to replace the one involved in a July accident that seriously injured three firefighters.