The Gainesville Communications and Tourism Department, which includes Main Street Gainesville, the public information office, TV 18, and tourism and trade office, has requested a slight increase in funding for fiscal year 2015.
Hall County Board of Commissioners Chairman Richard Mecum has a perspective on crime and law enforcement formed by his role as former sheriff.
With a company store, churches, school and recreation center at their fingertips, residents hardly needed to own a car, let alone drive outside their quaint community east of Gainesville.
Concerns about the potential for violations and lack of oversight regarding the Hall County elections office have prompted local officials to push for a bill in the Georgia General Assembly to create a new board to supervise elections and voter registration.
"Efficiency" is what the University of North Georgia, along with the other merged institutions in the University System of Georgia, hoped to achieve when consolidating more than a year ago.
Two Hall County residents have been arrested on drug charges by the Multi Agency Narcotics Squad.
The Gainesville Public Works Department presented its goals and priorities to the city council for the coming fiscal year on Thursday, but its funding requests remain to be determined, Director David Dockery said.
Gainesville school leaders continue to consider a policy change that would decrease the amount of credits high school students need to graduate.
When Jeff Copeland first began working for Hall County as an emergency communications operator, he said fewer than 100,000 calls in a year was the norm.
Friendship Road's name might not totally go away after all.
Cassandra Rider of Cleveland scratched her $500 A Week For Life ticket in her car recently outside the Clermont Food Mart on Cleveland Highway. It was a winner.
A bill placing a cap on the maximum out-of-pocket costs for orally administered chemotherapy treatments passed the state Senate on Thursday. It had been approved in the House in February.
On the heels of releasing its 2014 economic development report, the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce on Thursday requested $136,000 in funding from the city of Gainesville for the 2015 fiscal year.
Owners of an Irish restaurant and pub in Dahlonega are trying to make plans for a St. Patrick's Day weekend without a building.
A 94,000-square-foot, 90-unit apartment complex is proposed for a 2.2-acre site off Queen City Parkway at Banks Street across from the Gainesville Public Safety Complex.
Gainesville resident Justin Pressley has been appointed to a second two-year term on the Georgia State Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.
Census figures confirm Hall County is still growing, and if predictions hold true, becoming more diverse.
Soon after Mary Louise Hulsey arrived in Gainesville in 1945, she got a quick history lesson whenever dark clouds started to fill the sky.
A violent death shakes any community, but most do not come at the hand of others: Suicide persistently outpaces homicide as a killer of Hall County residents.
No one was seriously hurt in a morning wreck on Interstate 985 that resulted in snarled traffic and charges for one driver.
Belk's Spring Charity Sale lets customers support local charities while taking advantage of special discounts.
Hall County has begun mailing the first batch of absentee ballots for the May 20 primary election.
The annual Spring Garden Expo drew a large crowd on its first day Friday despite wind and a threat of rain.
Gainesville is fast-tracking a rezoning application so Hutton, a developer based in Chattanooga, Tenn., can proceed with purchasing and redeveloping the Lanier Plaza Shopping Center on Thompson Bridge Road.
ATLANTA - Jurors awarded the former director of Georgia's ethics commission $700,000 on Friday, ruling in her favor in a lawsuit in which she said her salary was cut and deputy title removed for investigating complaints against Gov. Nathan Deal.
Lisa Ritchie has been hired as the new clerk for the Hall County Board of Commissioners.
It's taken a volunteer effort to restore operating days at Bolding Mill campground in northwest Hall County.
Nine months after dropping out of a national testing consortium, Georgia is still considering testing options for the next school year.
With cold weather often leading to alternative methods of heating homes, Hall County Fire Marshal Capt. Scott Cagle recommends the following precautions: