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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

"With a Servant's Heart -- a Day of Service", January 8th

"With a Servant's Heart -- a Day of Service", January 8th

On Saturday, January 8th, Governor-elect Nathan Deal will host his first inaugural event, "With a Servant's Heart -- a Day of Service". On this day of service, volunteers throughout the state will come together to give back to their communities.

 Governor-elect Deal, future first lady Sandra Deal, Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, Secretary of State Brian Kemp, Attorney Gen.-elect Sam Olens, state Insurance Commissioner-elect Ralph Hudgens, state School Superintendent-elect John Barge, School Superintendent Brad Bryant, Congressman Phil Gingrey (R-Marietta) and Congressman Austin Scott (R-Tifton) will be staged at different locations across the Metro-Atlanta area.

The schedule of appearances will go as follows:

9:00 a.m. Secretary of State Brian Kemp: FFA-FFCLA Center at 740 FFA Camp Road in Covington

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.)

Hall County Government's Holiday Hours

Hall County Government's Holiday Hours

Gainesville, GA--  (submitted by Nikki Young) 

This is a reminder that Hall County’s administrative offices, courts and community centers will be closed Dec. 23-27 for the Christmas Eve and Christmas Day holidays and an employee furlough day (Dec. 27). Offices will close on Dec. 31 for the New Year’s Day holiday.

The landfill and compactor sites will be closed only on Christmas Day (Dec. 25) and New Year’s Day (Jan. 1). The Solid Waste Division will accept post-holiday garbage at compactor sites starting at 8 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 26. Compactor sites are open Monday-Saturday 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. and Sunday 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. The Candler Road Landfill is open from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday (closed Sunday). Citations will be issued to those who dump trash at a closed compactor site.

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