More than 50 years ago, Martin Luther King Jr. had a dream that "on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood."
An upheaval in the state health benefits plan has led to tension between the board that put the changes in place, the state government that claims it has no ties to it and employees and retirees who say they're being negatively impacted both in their wallets and at the doctor's office.
The economic downturn and sluggish growth of recent years haven't been all bad news for the Hall County School District, allowing for some time to catch up on repairs and renovations to aging infrastructure.
A partnership between Gainesville City Schools and Lanier Technical College has the double benefit of bringing more adult education classes to Gainesville, as well as an option for high school students who want to get a jump-start on their college education.
Hall County Fire Marshal Scott Cagle confirmed that Air Life air ambulance had been called for one patient in a Sunday morning accident at Browns Bridge Road and Watson Circle. Five patients in total were being evaluated at the scene, Cagle said.
With Flowery Branch Mayor Mike Miller calling it the "second most important date" the city has had after becoming home base for the Atlanta Falcons, council members approved the very first steps of developing a new city hall location.
Colleagues, friends and family members of Oakwood City Manager Stan Brown gathered on May 11 to recognize him for being named as one of 2015's top 10 public works leaders by the American Public Works Association.