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Special Election Voting Today in Forsyth County

Don't forget, the polls are open until 7pm today, March 15th for Special Election Voting. 

The only agenda on the ballot is whether or not to continue the one percent Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) for educational purposes. 

Voters must visit their designated precinct to vote.

For more information or to find your precint, click here.

State Senate Meets in Gainesville to Discuss immigration and Georgia's Economy

State Senate Meets in Gainesville to Discuss immigration and Georgia's Economy

Gainesville, GA--  (submitted by Tanya Womack)  The Senate Special Committee on Immigration and Georgia’s Economy will hold its second public hearing on Tuesday, February 22, 2011, from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at The Georgia Mountain Center in Gainesville, Georgia.

Business, political and community leaders and faith based organizations have been invited to share their observations on the impact of immigration and the economy in their communities.

WHERE: 301 Main Street, SW 

Panelists:

Senator Curt Thompson, Chairman, Tucker

Senator Gail Davenport, Jonesboro

Senator Jason Carter, Decatur

Senator Emanuel Jones, DeKalb

Senator Doug Stoner, Smyrna

Senator Vincent Fort, Atlanta

The Deadline to Register to Vote For Forsyth County Schools is February 14th

The Deadline to Register to Vote For Forsyth County Schools is February 14th

Forsyth County, GA--  (submitted by Forsyth County Schools)

The deadline to register to vote for the March 15, 2011 SPLOST for Schools is Monday, February 14. CLICK HERE to print a voter registration application, which are also available at the Voter Registrar's office on the second floor of the Forsyth County Administration Building and at any Forsyth County public library.

Hall County Offices open as usual Thursday; Jan. 17 furlough cancelled

Gainesville, GA--  

Hall County offices and courts will open as usual at 8 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 13. Because the county was closed Monday and Tuesday due to inclement weather, the furlough scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 18, has been cancelled. Offices and courts will be closed Monday, Jan. 17, for the Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday but will open for business on Jan. 18.

Jan. 11 will be considered a furlough day for employees. The Hall County Board of Commissioners instituted one day per month of unpaid leave for all employees as a cost-saving measure during the economic recession. The Board of Commissioners will officially approve the change in the furlough schedule at its next meeting on Jan. 27.

“I believe this is the best approach to serve our taxpayers by reducing interruption of county services as much as possible,” Interim County Administrator Jock Connell said.

Hall County to Open at 10 am

Government offices open at 10 am Wednesday, Jan. 12

Hall County Government offices will open at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 12. Interim County Administrator Jock Connell advises employees and residents to use their best judgement on the safety of their local roads and proceed only with extreme caution.

The Purchasing Department has cancelled a mandatory pre-bid meeting scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday. The Board of Commissioners meeting scheduled for Thursday also has been cancelled. All agenda items have been moved to the next meeting at 6 p.m. Jan. 27 at the Georgia Mountains Center.

State of the County Address is january 8th

State of the County Address is january 8th

Hall County, GA--  Members of the Hall County Board of Commissioners plan to attend the State of the County Address at 10:00a.m. of Saturday, January 8, 2011 at Gainesville Elk's Lodge Ballroom.

Gainesville Elk's Lodge Ballroom, 1547 Riverside Drive, Gainesville, GA 30501

New Hires at Hall County Board of Commissioners

New Hires at Hall County Board of Commissioners

Gainesville, GA--  (submitted by Nikki Young)

The Hall County Board of Commissioners voted Thursday to appoint Jock Connell as interim county administrator and Atlanta firm Holland & Knight as interim county attorney for six months.

Connell replaces Charley Nix, who was appointed county administrator in November 2008. Bill Blalock, with Gainesville firm Stewart, Melvin & Frost, had been county attorney since 1992.

The county plans to contract with the Carl Vinson Institute of Government at the University of Georgia for assistance in the search for a new county administrator. The County Attorney position will be put out to bid.

Interim County Administrator Jock Connell retired in 2009 from Gwinnett County, where he was employed for 23 years.