clear
Tuesday July 28th, 2015 4:28AM

Gibbs plans re-election bid

By Ken Stanford Reporter
GAINESVILLE - First-term Hall County Commissioner Scott Gibbs says he plans to seek re-election this year.

Gibbs has been in office since January 2011.

"The County was on dangerous financial ground when I first took office and the board had to make some big changes very quickly," Gibbs said in making the announcement. "As a result of those changes, the county has gone from a $6 million to a $23 million general fund reserve, has employees off furlough days, has departments operating more efficiently and has done it all without raising property taxes."

Gibbs said that if re-elected "my primary goals will be to keep improving our infrastructure in order to attract business and encourage positive economic growth to this area, to continue keeping costs to taxpayers down while maintaining quality services and to help keep our citizens safe by adding public safety facilities, like fire stations and police precincts, where they are lacking. As the economy improves, I'd love to see us do more for the county employees that have done a tremendous job to help reach all these goals during some very tough times."

Gibbs, 49, lives in North Hall with his wife Jennifer and son David.
© Copyright 2015 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Grass fire impacts rush hour traffic on 985
Rush hour traffic on I-985 was slowed by a grass fire Wednesay afternoon with one lane closed while firefighters fought the blaze.
10:19PM ( 6 months ago )
Judge denies motions to move, delay Tsarnaev trial
Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev asked a federal appeals court Wednesday to overturn a judge's decision to not move his upcoming trial out of state.
10:02PM ( 6 months ago )
Sheriff: Man shot 2 on I-85 because he wanted car
A 22-year-old man shot two people who stopped to give him a ride on Interstate 85 in South Carolina on Christmas Eve because he wanted their car to drive to Georgia, a sheriff said Wednesday.
5:21PM ( 6 months ago )
Local/State News
Committee leaves transportation funding to lawmakers
Georgia will have to cover a $1 billion to $1.5 billion transportation funding gap to stay economically competitive, a committee of lawmakers is warning in a report issued Tuesday.
5:36AM ( 6 months ago )
US off war footing at year's end, but wars go on
Taking America off a permanent war footing is proving harder than President Barack Obama may have suggested.
6:13PM ( 6 months ago )
Politics
Voter turnout: nearly 50% statewide, more than 50% in Hall Co.
Voter turnout in Georgia for Tuesday's General Election was nearly 50 percent and it topped 50 percent in Hall County.
9:54AM ( 8 months ago )
Ga. governor candidates hit trail for final day
Republican Gov. Nathan Deal and his Democratic challenger Jason Carter both promised a clear win on Tuesday if their supporters get to the polls.
9:11PM ( 8 months ago )
Few local races on ballots in NE Ga.; some contain SPLOST, bond, alcoholic beverage referendums
There will be few contested local races on the ballots that greet northeast Georgia voters Tuesday but a number of them will contain SPLOST, alcohol sales, or bond referendums.
11:19AM ( 8 months ago )
Hall County Elections
House, Senate on collision course in highway debate
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators overruled heated conservative opposition Monday and added a measure reviving the federal Export-Import Bank to must-pass highway legislation. But House Republicans declared...
12:46AM ( 3 hours ago )
White County detainee walks away from work detail
Numerous law enforcement agencies are working to help locate a White County detainee who walked away from a work detail at the White County Courthouse Monday afternoon.
By Dean Dyer
8:56PM ( 7 hours ago )
Authorities seize crystal meth worth nearly $33,000
Authorities made four arrests and seized 11.5 ounces of crystal methamphetamine in a four-agency drug trafficking investigation spanning two states.
7:02PM ( 9 hours ago )
Hall Co School Board approves construction at East Hall, looks at AP scores
The Hall County School Board approved a SPLOST IV request and talked Advanced Placement scores at their board meeting Monday night.
6:31PM ( 9 hours ago )
VIDEO: Man on the Street: Did last week's theater shooting change your opinion on going to the movies?
For this week's Man on the Street feature, WDUN's Russell Brown asked North Georgia residents if last week's Louisiana theater shooting would impact the way they go see movies.
4:33PM ( 11 hours ago )