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Gainesville School Board to Adopt Slight Tax Cut

Gainesville, GA-- The Gainesville School Board voted Tuesday to decrease the property tax by lowering the millage rate for 2011 from 7.39 to 7.41. The .02 decrease is equivalent to a $2 savings on a $100k house.

State laws require that the proposed millage changes be advertised for 14 days before voting on final approval.  The final vote is scheduled for October 4th.

 

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GA Supreme Court OKs Building of New Hospital in Hall County

Gainesville, GA--  (AP) The Georgia Supreme Court has ruled in favor of the Northeast Georgia Medical Center's plan to build a hospital in south Hall County.

The court gave its approval on Tuesday for the facility planned for Braselton.

The Georgia Department of Community Health approved the plan in 2007. Barrow Regional Medical Center appealed the approval twice before the Barrow County Superior Court ruled in its favor. The Barrow center argued the new hospital's location would jeopardize its facility.

Northeast Georgia Medical Center officials say they'll have to consider econonic conditions and other factors before they proceed.

An attorney representing the Barrow center says officials there are disappointed but that the growth of their facility gives them confidence in the future.

Bakery To Bring Jobs To Hall County

GAINESVILLE, GA -- California-based King's Hawaiian will build a 111,000-square-foot facility in Oakwood.

The bakery and distribution operation is expected to create 126 new jobs over two years and an additional 100 jobs around 2015.

The company produces dinner rolls, sandwich and snack rolls and round bread.

The company expects to begin production at the new facility in fall 2011.

Gov. Sonny Perdue says the facility will provide a "considerable boost" to the state economy.

The City of Atlanta Wins $50,000 Community Tennis Grant for "2010 Best Tennis Town" Finalist

Atlanta, GA-- Mayor Kasim Reed was at the 2010 U.S.

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Bull Meter: Is Nathan Deal Financially 'Transparent'?

ATLANTA -- Republican Nathan Deal says his personal finances are now public.  Last week, he disclosed summaries of his income tax returns.  That, he says, supplements disclosure forms he submitted to Congress.  Deal claims it gives the public insight into his income sources -- including his ownership in a Gainesville salvage company that became part of a Congressional ethics investigation.

"It does show it on the Congressional disclosure form," Deal told 11Alive News.  We asked why he didn't disclose those details on his tax form.

"Well, I just don't think it's required that individuals who are not running for public office be disclosed as part of my disclosure," said Deal.  He's referring to his partners in the salvage business.  He says disclosing those details in his taxes would disclose their private business. 

Chattahoochee Golf Course Closes on Mondays to Preserve Greens

Due to the excessive summer heat the City of Gainesville has decided to close Chattahoochee Golf Course on Mondays. City Manager Kip Padgett announced the plan today at the request of Golf Course Director Rodger Hogan. Hogan said the investment in the building of the bent grass greens is considerable and to lose them to heat would be devastating and costly to replace.

“We have experienced more than 40 days of temperatures over 90 degrees and in some cases over 100 degrees. We posted signs around the clubhouse today announcing that the course will be closed on Mondays beginning August 2 in order to give the greens a day to rest. We appreciate our customers understanding the precautionary measures we are taking to keep Chattahoochee in the best condition possible,” Hogan said.

Hogan also said many other courses are experiencing severe heat stress on their bent grass greens as well.