City Councilman Robert "Bob" Hamrick twice has raised questions about whether Hall County officials are acting improperly by using revenues from the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax to pay county employees.
And although the practice is allowed by state law, Hamrick said he was left with even more questions when County Administrator Charley Nix canceled plans to explain the county's use of the tax money at a City Council work session last week.
October 04, 2009|
BY MELISSA WEINMAN AND ASHLEY FIELDING
A national organization's critical report on drug courts has supporters defending a system they say has reduced repeat offenses and improved lives by making substance abuse treatment a part of the judicial process.
With only a few agenda items and the pending departure of City Manager Kip Padgett, who has resigned to take a similar job in North Carolina, the Gainesville City Council has canceled its scheduled work session for Thursday morning.
Kayla Spurlock watched Monday afternoon as her daughter enjoyed the sprayground at Laurel Park. She takes Violet, who is 18 months old, about once a week to the area where she can play in the water spraying up from the ground.
The tired eyes of Justin Biggerstaff grew more weary when he learned that he'll soon be paying an extra $5 per night for his family, which includes three young kids, to stay at the Gainesville Inn and Suites on Jesse Jewell Parkway over the next month or so while he seeks permanent housing.