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.
Pap Datta is one step closer to his dream of opening a microbrewery in Gainesville.
Politics appear to be at the heart of President Barack Obama's decision last week to delay unspecified executive action on immigration until after the November mid-term elections.
The Hall County Board of Commissioners is set to approve about $1 million in spending on Thursday for the purchase of a new firetruck with an aerial platform.
The Hall County Board of Commissioners is still considering revisions to the business license code months after changes were first proposed.
In the wake of Gainesville Police Chief Brian Kelly's sudden resignation Aug. 29 following an inquiry into his leadership by city management, it became clear morale among officers had bottomed out.
Lakefront property owners protesting the new assessments on the value of their homes along Lake Lanier have been waiting and waiting for their appeals to be heard.
Morale appears to be on the upswing at the Gainesville Police Department in the week since Chief Brian Kelly resigned, according to sources inside the force.
Gainesville City Council voted 4-1 today to leave water rates unchanged and raise the account service fee 85 cents.
A possible drowning Monday night was the second incident of the day to mar the end of the holiday weekend on Lake Lanier.
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.