Sunday November 29th, 2015 2:06AM

Hall GOP opposes tax increases for county, Flowery Branch

By B.J. Williams News Director
GAINESVILLE - The Hall County Republican Party said in a published statement it is opposed to proposed tax increases by the Hall County Commission and the Flowery Branch City Council.<br /> <br /> Both government entities announced plans to consider tax increases last week - a 4.36 percent increase for Hall County and a 17.62 percent increase for Flowery Branch.<br /> <br /> "We believe in smaller government with limited taxation. We will hold our elected officials responsible for their actions related to these ideals, especially those who claim our Party's banner," read the statement issued to the media.<br /> <br /> The Hall County GOP said it wants both the Hall County Board of Commissioners and the Flowery Branch City Council to roll back millage rates, and thus avoid an increase in taxes. Also, party leaders indicated they will investigate the reasons behind the proposed tax increases and question government leader about their motives.<br /> <br /> <i>See the links below for details on public hearings for the proposed tax increases for both Hall County and Flowery Branch.</i><br />
© Copyright 2015
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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.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 ( 10 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 ( 10 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 ( 10 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 ( 10 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 ( 10 months ago )
Run game, defense helps Dogs seal victory over Jackets, 9-win campaign
Mark Richt trotted over to a corner of Bobby Dodd Stadium, where the Georgia band played and the red-clad faithful had nothing but cheers for the embattled coach.
11:59PM ( 2 hours ago )
IRS phone scammers are making calls again in Hall Co.
Hall County authorities say there's been a resurgence of phone calls from scammers posing as IRS agents.
11:59AM ( 14 hours ago )
Molly the Firehouse Dog brings smiles to first responders, hospital patients
Molly is a well-known face around the Hall County Fire Department and Northeast Georgia Medical Center, where she serves to comfort others during times of stress.
10:26AM ( 15 hours ago )
Gainesville runoff election is Tuesday
A runoff election for a seat on the Gainesville City Council will be held Tuesday.
9:15AM ( 16 hours ago )
Deadline to sponsor Wreaths Across America at Alta Vista is Monday
Each holiday season, veteran grave sites at Alta Vista cemetery in Gainesville are adorned with wreaths as part of Wreaths Across America.
3:42PM ( 1 day ago )