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Hall County
Gainesville to OK redistricting maps

The Gainesville City Council is expected to approve a new city ward map for council elections and the tax rate for the Gainesville Board of Education at its meeting tonight.
Council meets at 5:30 p.m. at the Municipal Court Room of the Public Safety Complex, 701 Queen City Parkway.

Clermont to remove
old maintenance shop

Clermont City Council tonight will place bids for removing the old maintenance shop and approve imposing a 911 charge for prepaid wireless phone users that is due to a change in state legislation.
The council meets at 7 p.m. at Town Hall, 122 Dean St. For more information, call 770-983-7568.

Gillsville works to fix City Park plumbing issue
Gillsville officials at tonight’s meeting will discuss how to rectify a plumbing issue at City Park. They may also discuss three open council seats.
Council meets at 7 p.m. at the Community Center Building on County Line Road. For more information, call 770-869-3838.

Habersham County
Cornelia may purchase wastewater equipment
The Cornelia City Commission tonight will discuss purchasing Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition equipment for its wastewater plant. SCADA is a process control system that allows monitoring various sites remotely.
Commission meets at 7 p.m. at Municipal Building, 156 Foreacre St. For more information, call 706-778-8585.

Demorest to hold special election for council seat
Demorest city officials will tonight consider a motion to have a special election to fill the unexpired term of Councilman Bruce Harkness. They’ll also consider a motion to extend city water and sewer beyond the city’s corporate limits and consider adoption of the 2011 property tax millage rate.
Council meets at 6 p.m. at Demorest Municipal Building, 125 Ivy St. For more information, call 706-778-4202.

Jackson County
Talmo to discuss new flooring for city hall
Talmo City Council is looking at options for new flooring for its city hall. Officials will discuss the matter tonight and begin taking bids for the project. Council meets at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall, 45 A.J. Irvin Road. For more information, call 706-693-2325 or visit

White County
Helen moves forward with plans for 2014 SPLOST
At its meeting tonight, Helen City Commission will consider approval of an intergovernmental agreement with White County and Cleveland in order to proceed with a 2014 special purpose local option sales tax vote. Officials also will discuss approval of an arts and craft fair in October.
Council meets at 10 a.m. at Commission Chambers, City Hall, 25 Alpenrosen Strasse. For more information, call 706-878-2733.
Savannah King