Despite Gainesville officials' prodding, the city school board signed a resolution Friday stating it will not be able to contribute taxpayer funds to a proposed tax allocation district due to the economic recession and dwindling state education funds.
On Sunday, we celebrate the region's can-do spirit that's working hard through these tough times to position Northeast Georgia for continued success during the next wave of prosperity.
In a six-section special report, The Times takes a look at where we are and where we're headed in our annual Progress edition. We've got special coverage in six key areas: Education & Government, Health & Safety, Business & Industry, Sports & Leisure, Arts & Community and Poultry.
Hall County officials say Gainesville City Council members who are unhappy about a private prison company's long-term plans for the old county jail were given a chance to buy the property in a formal contract but never followed through.
March 27, 2009|
By Stephen Gurr and Ashley Fielding
It is unclear whether a private trash collection service operating in Flowery Branch and unincorporated Hall County will accept a newly proposed discounted rate to dispose at the Candler Road landfill.
The scheduled celebration for a new plant at the current King's Hawaiian Bakery Southeast in Flowery Branch was canceled due to the timing of a bird flu outbreak that has now affected more than 33 million turkeys, chickens and ducks in at least a dozen states.
The Tax Allocation District Advisory Committee recommended Wednesday that Owens Management Group receive $17,500 in funds to renovate and convert a residential home into an office space for its real estate investment company and light-construction business.
Concerns about setting a bad precedent have given pause to some Hall County officials over whether to approve a discounted rate for a private trash collection service to dispose at the Candler Road landfill.
A private tri-state water group has settled in six years what remains a thorny issue for Georgia, Florida and Alabama after 20 years - the sharing of waters in the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint river basin.
Gainesville is moving forward with annexing property along Ahaluna Drive, a result of an agreement with Hall County to avoid litigation, after the Planning and Appeals Board signed off on the proposal Tuesday night.