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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.

Lawmakers want to end Ga. 400 Tolls

 

ATLANTA (AP) - A group of state lawmakers from north Fulton County are asking the state not to extend tolls on Ga. 400 for another decade.

High-ranking legislators from north Fulton County on Friday asked the state to reverse its decision to extend the Ga. 400 toll until 2020. House Speaker Pro Tem Jan Jones said legislators are exploring whether they can cancel the toll themselves with a new law.

In addition to Jones, signers of the letter to the state Transportation Board include House Majority Whip Edward Lindsey, House Judiciary Chairman Wendell Willard and House Ethics Chairman Joe Wilkinson.

They also sent a copy of the letter to Gov. Sonny Perdue and Gov.-elect Nathan Deal.

The State Road and Tollway Authority voted in September to extend the toll.

(Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.)

City of Hall County Announces Work Session Meeting

Gainesville, GA--  Hall County Commission Clerk has announced a Board of Commissioners Work Session.

Monday, December 6, 2010

9:00 a.m.

Hall County Courthouse Annex

2nd Floor Commission Meeting Room

116 Spring Street

Gainesville, GA  30501