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One for Three is Good in Baseball

Chairman Richard Mecum

After Flowery Branch increased taxes, followed by the Hall County School Board increasing taxes, the Hall County Commission eked out a narrow 3-2 vote to hold the line. So with this victory, you would think that there would have been some decreased spending with this rollback…. If you think they spent less, you would be…

Schools getting hit hard this year.

First time school board members must be asking themselves why they ran for school board. The State starts by telling them they may stop paying for insurance for all part time non-certified employees. Then the State tells them they may take away the E-SPLOST penny in fuel tax by converting it to an excise tax.

Is it a $100,000 driveway?


Looks as though my amateur investigative journalism sparked the interest of the Gainesville Times today. The reporter repeated my questions and even raised a few of his own. But let’s just focus on a few main points for now.

Common Core Math Behind that BOE land deal…

Hall BOE

As the slow economy begins to rebound, our local governing entities are finding more money in their coffers for those good ol’ fashioned political land deals that we used to read so much about before the financial meltdown in 2008. You may have recently read in the local news outlets that the Hall County Board of…