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The Gainesville City Council unanimously approved the recommended 2014 budget at Tuesday evening’s voting session, balancing expected revenues for the upcoming fiscal year against the anticipated expenses during the same time period.
Officials described a devastating scene of shattered cars and other damage where two trains packed with rush-hour commuters collided in Connecticut, saying Saturday it's fortunate that no one was killed and that there weren't even more injuries.
ith its ranks deeply divided, the Boy Scouts of America is asking its local leaders from across the country to decide whether its contentious membership policy should be overhauled so that openly gay boys can participate in Scout units.
Just one year after accepting the position, Jackson County School Superintendent Dr. John Green has announced his resignation according to a report in the Jackson Herald Today.
Despite Democratic fears, predictions of the demise of President Barack Obama's agenda appear exaggerated after a week of cascading controversies, political triage by the administration and party leaders in Congress and lack of evidence to date of wrongdoing close to the Oval Office.
City Finance Director Jeremy Perry told City Council members that the proposed budget for fiscal year 2014 will allow the south Hall municipality to keep the millage rate at 2.837 mills for the ninth consecutive year.
Recent highly-publicized differing opinions between the City of Gainesville and Hall County were conspicuously absent as City Manager Kip Padgett and County Administrator Randy Knighton briefed the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce Wednesday morning on the effect that impact fees are having in their respective jurisdictions.
Judging by the need to bring extra chairs into the Spouts Springs Library conference room Tuesday evening to accommodate the overflow crowd, what’s happening at the new Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton is being keenly followed by an abundance of area residents.
Soggy topsoil had to be replaced with bags of dry sand for the groundbreaking ceremony Monday morning at the site of the new Georgia Poultry Laboratory in the Gateway Industrial Centre off Highway 365 in northeastern Hall County.
For eight years, Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has played the role of global provocateur-in-chief: questioning the Holocaust, saying Israel should be erased from the map and painting U.N resolutions as worthless. His provocative style grated inside Iran as well - angering the country's supreme leader to the point of warning the presidency could be abolished.
More than 30 teachers and public school workers in the Athens area face losing their jobs next year under plans approved by the Clarke County school board.
A funeral home director was scrambling to find a cemetery that would bury a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings, ignoring protesters gathered outside his business and saying everybody deserves a dignified burial service no matter the circumstances of his or her death.
Mention “traffic” in a community such as Gainesville and you’ll find plenty of people willing to talk about it, but also expect a broad swath of opinion on how the City should deal with it.
Two “wrapped” 2013 Toyota Sienna mini vans slowly pulled into the Milton Martin Toyota dealership just before lunch Monday. On the side of each robin-egg-blue vehicle were the words ”EQUIP World Relay” in giant text.
Fears that the Red Rabbit would stop running July 1st will not come to fruition, according to Hall County Commission Chairman Dick Mecum.
Two decades ago it started in an unused storage closet, less than 100-square feet in size. Thursday (twenty years later) shovels of dirt were turned over in a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the start of a 2000-square-foot addition at the Good News Clinic in Gainesville.
Striped bass are not only the largest fish swimming in Lake Lanier, but they are one of the largest revenue generators for the area, as well.
More than 1 billion people in 192 countries are expected to participate in activities this year commemorating the 43rd annual Earth Day. A crowd slightly less than that number found their way deep inside the Elachee Nature Science Center Monday afternoon under cerulean blue skies and cool temperatures to witness the ribbon-cutting ceremony of the "E-House".
Is the master plan for a south Hall County park still what the public wants now that six-and-a-half years have elapsed since the groundbreaking ceremony was held?
The Gainesville City Council reacted strongly at their work session Thursday morning to the decision the night before by the Hall County Commission to abstain for applying from federal funding for the Red Rabbit transit service.
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