Hall County, GA Government

CBS 46

Animal Control confirms rabid skunk found in Hall County

HALL County, Ga. (CBS46) -- Hall County Animal Control advised residents Wednesday that a skunk captured in the area had tested positive for rabies. An incident had earlier been reported of contact between a skunk and a dog on the 6500 block of Thompson Road in Clermont. The skunk was captured and taken in for testing at the Georgia Public Health Lab in Decatur, where it was determined that the animal was positive for rabies.
Picture for Animal Control confirms rabid skunk found in Hall County

Reunion subdivision expansion approved, but current residents get what they want, too

Residents of the Reunion subdivision in southeast Hall County got the compromise they wanted after a contentious proposed expansion of their neighborhood was neutralized. Hall County’s Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to approve an application from Pulte Group to build 140 homes at 7013, 7095 and 7099 Spout Springs Road but with conditions that would prevent the development from connecting to the existing Reunion subdivision. The board also knocked down the density from 144 homes to 140 and required the development to have its own amenities including pickle ball courts and a pocket park.
Picture for Reunion subdivision expansion approved, but current residents get what they want, too

Community encouraged by COVID decline

Local officials are encouraged that COVID cases are decreasing across the region. Hospitalizations have also gone down. Carrol Burrell, President and CEO of Northeast Georgia Health System, spoke at a Hall County Chamber of Commerce Board meeting sharing the positive news. “I’m happy to report that as of today we are down 242 covid positive patients. That’s down from our peak a couple of weeks ago of well over 300.”
Picture for Community encouraged by COVID decline

A Hall man and a local company are making sure these Korean War veterans aren't forgotten

A Hall County man’s efforts to honor his late father turned into a larger remembrance of a group of local men who served in the Korean War. A ceremony Thursday, Sept. 23, at the Gainesville home of Heyward Hosch, one of the veterans, can be traced to about six months ago, when Chris Truelove flipped through a Korean War veterans magazine that belonged to his dad.

Sixth case of rabies confirmed in Hall County

A rabid skunk has been found in the Clermont area. The skunk came into contact with a dog on Thompson Rd and was shipped to the Georgia Health Lab in Decatur. Today the Hall County Animal Control was advised that the skunk did test positive for rabies. This is the...

Proposed subdivision won’t tie into Reunion

A Braselton-area development was given the green light, but without a proposed connector road to Reunion subdivision that has generated considerable pushback among that neighborhood's residents. The Hall County Board of Commissioners (BOC) voted unanimously Thursday (Sept. 23) to allow a planned residential development (PRD) zoning for Pulte Group to...

Reunion Subdivision will remain separate from new Pulte community

GAINESVILLE – Pulte Group will be building more homes along Spout Springs Road but not as a part of Reunion Subdivision. That follows Thursday evening’s decision by the Hall County Commission to rezone 54-acres immediately adjacent to Reunion Subdivision from AR-IV (Agricultural Residential-IV) to PRD (Planned Residential Development). County commissioners...

Resource outreach event Thursday for Gainesville, Hall County homeless

Over 30 resources ranging from medical care to clothing to government aid will gather Thursday to reach out to the Gainesville and Hall County homeless population. Michael Fisher, the housing coordinator for Ninth District Opportunity, also oversees the Street Outreach program for the area. He said this event is for the homeless and houseless neighbors in the community who need a little help.

Here’s the latest on Reveille, 512-acre mixed used development in South Hall

A groundbreaking for Reveille, a planned 512-acre mixed-use development in South Hall, is “imminent,” according to developer Rotunda Land & Development Group LLC. Rotunda has been permitted by Hall County to start grading for a parkway inside the development, while plans for a 100-acre residential section of the 1,570-home development are going through another review, said Sarah McQuade, Hall planning director, in an email this week.

North Hall pitbull rescue plans are uncertain after planning commission decision

Plans for a pitbull rescue facility in North Hall are up in the air after the Hall County Planning Commission rejected the request at its meeting Monday, Sept. 20. The applicant, Friends to the Forlorn Pitbull Rescue, wants to rezone a 38.4 acre property at 5473 and 5453 Will Wheeler Road from agricultural residential use to planned residential development on land where there are already facilities for dogs such as kennels, a barn and ample space for dogs to exercise.

Hall County Rental Assistance Program to provide more financial assistance

Hall County began taking applications for its federally funded COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program in April 2021, and one county finance official said the program has been very successful since its launch. The program is aimed at assisting those struggling with rental payments due to hardship from the COVID-19 pandemic....

Positive rabies alert in Clermont area

This is to advise that there was contact recently between a rabid skunk and a dog in the 6500 block of Thompson Road in the Clermont area. The skunk was shipped to the Georgia Public Health Lab- Virology Section in Decatur. On September 22, Hall County Animal Control was advised that the skunk tested positive for rabies. This is the sixth confirmed case of rabies in Hall County in 2021.

Hall County Schools announce 2022 graduation information

On Tuesday, the Hall County Board of Education approved graduation dates and times for the 2021-2022 school year. This year, the district will return to holding all of its graduation ceremonies at Free Chapel. The district’s practice of rotating dates and times for graduation ceremonies among high schools was suspended...

City Councilor slams mayor's office

Sep. 23—PLATTSBURGH — Hot on the heels of an encounter that spilled out of the Council Chambers and onto the steps of City Hall last Thursday, City Councilor Elizabeth Gibbs ended her silence on, what she calls, a pattern of aggression and a lack of transparency emitting from Mayor Christopher Rosenquest's office.