While the state is facing its highest unemployment numbers in more than a decade, the Gainesville Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes all of Hall County, had the fewest job losses in July, according to figures from the Georgia Department of Labor.
After months of tension between neighbors, Lora Cushard's request to operate an equestrian facility from her Murrayville home ended anticlimactically when she withdrew her rezoning request at Thursday's Hall County Board of Commissioners meeting.
The state's projected budget shortfall of $1.6 billion this year is forcing Gov. Sonny Perdue to order cuts in education funding that will affect kindergarten through 12th-grade districts, technical colleges and four-year universities.
A week after an accident that came close to claiming his life, Johnson High School Assistant Principal Mike Adcock remains in critical condition, but officials are hopeful for a good long-term prognosis.
The ability to speak more than one language is a boon when searching for a job, yet many of Hall County's bilingual children have trouble overcoming the disadvantages of poverty and delayed English skills.