Georgia lawmakers approved a transportation funding plan late Tuesday night that they said will raise $900 million through changes to the state's gas tax and new fees on electric cars and hotel visits.
Gainesville is once again considering the idea of a "rain tax" to pay for upgrades and replacements to aging stormwater infrastructure.
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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.
The Hall County Public Works Department is comprised of several divisions, but residents are likely most familiar with road maintenance and the sewer utility, if only because that's what most affects their day-to-day lives.
A motor vehicle tag office in South Hall, shuttered as a result of budget cuts in 2011, could soon be resurrected if Hall County Tax Commissioner Darla Eden gets her way.
Gainesville Councilman Bob Hamrick, the longest-serving member, has announced that he will seek re-election this November.
With new growth and increasing demand, Hall County Fire Services Chief Jeff Hood said it's a good thing voters approved a 1 percent sales tax last month to fund infrastructure projects countywide.
The Gainesville City Council gave the OK Tuesday for Left Nut Brewing Co. to open the city's first brewery in the Chicopee Mill industrial area off Atlanta Highway.
The Hall County Sheriff's Office is proposing to spend a little bit more money in the next fiscal year, with the biggest increase coming from the planned reopening of the courthouse annex later this year to serve probate and juvenile cases.
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More Gainesville departments have laid out their goals and priorities for the next fiscal year as City Manager Kip Padgett prepares to unveil his proposed budget later this month.
As Hall County continues to clear streets of tree limbs and remove other debris from roadways left by the ice storm in mid-February, officials have begun to tally the costs.
The Hall County Library System Board of Trustees is pushing for Gainesville and Oakwood to begin collecting impact fees from new development and construction to support local libraries.
The Gainesville Parks and Recreation Department will see a more than 14 percent decrease in its budget next year if staff has its way, with the majority of cuts related to operations and capital projects.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Wednesday that it is protecting the northern long-eared bat as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act, a move that could add more delays to the proposed Glades Reservoir project.