Hall County Sheriff Steve Cronic took the oath of office Wednesday for a third four-year term, becoming just the second sheriff to serve three terms in Hall County and the first to do so without opposition in two consecutive elections.
FLOWERY BRANCH - The Flowery Branch City Council got 2009 off to a bumpy start Wednesday when they had trouble agreeing on housekeeping details such as when to hold meetings and the duration of the election qualifying period.
State Sen. Lee Hawkins, R-Gainesville, has been named chairman of the Senate State and Local Government Operations Committee. The announcement was made Wednesday by Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, R-Chestnut Mountain.
A registered nurse and longtime employee of Good News Clinics has been named executive director of the organization, which provides medical and dental care to uninsured Hall County residents who can't afford it.
Local governments, schools and public agencies are bracing for the impact of a 26-cent-per-gallon state excise tax on gasoline, which will contribute to $850 million or more in revenue for road and bridge projects across Georgia, that takes effect Wednesday.
The shake-up of an oversight committee for the Chicopee Woods Golf Course was completed Tuesday, the latest move prompted by poor conditions and slipping revenues at the 600-acre course in Gainesville.