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Hall County’s Planning Commission voted unanimously Tuesday to recommend denial of a request to change the name of Friendship Road to Lanier Islands Parkway.
The revitalization project at Lakeshore Mall in Gainesville continued today when Kay Jewelers opened in its new location.
A Gainesville-based company will handle the first phase of Forsyth County’s long-awaited $100 million jail/courthouse construction project.
Gainesville City Council is expected to approve the issuance of $13.5 million in revenue bonds for the benefit of Brenau University at its next meeting.
Randy Knighton was reappointed county administrator and Bill Blalock county attorney
Sugar Hill city officials will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony at the new City Hall on West Broad Street at 1 p.m. on Sunday.
During the first city council meeting of 2013, Gainesville Mayor Danny Dunagan proclaimed that the city is on the rebound from perilous economic times and is now on sound financial footing.
Former Hall County Sheriff Dick Mecum was sworn in as chairman of the Hall County Board of Commissioners Monday, and Jeff Stowe took the oath of office as county commissioner representing District 4.
MANS agents and Gainesville Police seize 36 packs of a Schedule 1 narcotic.
Within hours after the Flowery Branch City Council scheduled the next municipal election for Nov. 5 at Thursday night’s meeting, a familiar face tossed his hat into the ring.
Flowery Branch City Council approved a resolution Thursday that grants Mayor Mike Miller the authority to declare a local state of emergency rather than awaiting a quorum of city council members.
Last year 2012 was a challenging one for North Georgia’s poultry producers.
Hall County officials believe healthy county employees will be of greater service to the county. With that in mind, they have created a health-based fitness initiative to provide free fitness training for county workers.
The movie "Ten," starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, concluded filming scenes on Lake Lanier in Hall County earlier this month and is now in post production, preparing for what is scheduled to be a January 2014 debut.
Hall County trash compactors were kept busy Wednesday as area residents rushed to get rid of the trash left over from their Christmas celebrations.
One day after Christmas, shoppers braved the cold, rainy weather to return to area malls either to exchange gifts or to search for after-Christmas bargains.
While area shoppers are still looking for those last-minute Christmas gifts, officials in Hall, Forsyth and Gwinnett counties are already planning for the annual post-Christmas recycling event Bring One for the Chipper.
Forsyth County businesses that bid on county government projects will continue to hold a slight edge over their out-of-county competitors for another year.
Fourteen area children receive Christmas gifts thanks to the Gainesville Police, Walmart, the Rotary Club, Big Brothers and Sisters and Pilgrims Pride.
By a very shaky 4-1 vote, Forsyth County Commissioners approved a controversial energy excise tax Thursday
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