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The Local Agenda: Area government offices to close for Christmas, New Years
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Gainesville and Hall County offices have set hours around the upcoming holidays.

City offices will be open until noon Dec. 24 and closed Dec. 25-26. They’ll be closed on New Year’s Day.

Hall County offices will be closed on Dec. 24-25 as well as New Year’s Day.

City Council to mull alcohol requests at new Wal-Marts

Applications for beer and wine package licenses at the new Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market stores will be considered for approval at today’s Gainesville City Council meeting.

The meeting is set for 5:30 p.m. at the Public Safety Complex, 701 Queen City Parkway.

The new stores are at 1435 Thompson Bridge Road and 2892 Browns Bridge Road.

They are set for for completion in early 2015.

Collins, Perdue announce their committee seats

U.S. Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, will serve on the House Committee on Rules and the House Committee on the Judiciary in the 114th Congress.

On the Judiciary Committee, he will serve as vice chairman of the Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet.

Collins will be one of the newest members of the Rules Committee, which holds jurisdiction over all legislation coming to a vote by the House.

Committees “are where we’ll be doing the hardest work in turning this country around,” he said.

Collins also is planning to move his Gainesville office from 111 Green St. to 210 Washington St. in the next couple of weeks. The office number, 770-297-3388, won’t change. His Washington, D.C., number is 202-225-9893.

Recently elected Sen. David Perdue, R-St. Simons, announced he will serve on the Senate committees on Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry, Foreign Relations, Judiciary, Budget and Aging.

“Agriculture is a strategic industry, not only for Georgia but for our nation, and I will work to keep it growing,” he said.

Joshua Silavent covers government issues for The Times. Share your thoughts, news tips and questions with him:


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