South Hall sewer users could avoid the high sewer rates proposed by the county earlier this year.
The Hall County Board of Commissioners decided at its Monday work session to use SPLOST VI funds to help pay the debt owed on the Mulberry Creek Sewer Project. An actual vote will come at Thursday's 5 p.m. board meeting.
A flat $100 to $200 pay cut proposal has new and more experienced Gainesville school system teachers squaring off.
In a Monday meeting in which the Gainesville school board tentatively adopted a $51 million general fund budget, school board members fielded comments from several teachers who voiced concerns regarding the proposed pay cut, which would last no longer than two years.
JEFFERSON - It's nearly halfway through the current fiscal year and the city of Jefferson is getting started on the 2010 budget.
Monday's City Council work session marked the first budget presentation discussion for the upcoming year. Unlike many other municipalities, the Jefferson fiscal year is the same as a regular calendar year instead of beginning in July.
With restaurants, auto mechanics and small retail shops - among many others - already operating along Atlanta Highway in Gainesville, the busy thoroughfare crossing between predominantly Latino neighborhoods is one of the most diverse business districts in all of Hall County.
For the past 10 years Jeff McWaters has attended the annual Bear on the Square Mountain Festival, which was held on the historic Dahlonega square over the weekend. The two-day festival was rain-or-shine, and this year vendors and visitors had the chance to experience both.