The devastating floods that swamped parts of Louisiana last month, particularly in and around Baton Rouge, inspired several churches and agencies in Gainesville and Hall County to respond with the same devotion they give to their home communities.
Gainesville is looking to establish a free wireless broadband hotspot in the downtown square to improve e-commerce, recruit new businesses, provide educational opportunities in an outdoor setting and promote cultural events in the historic heart of the city.
In the 1950s, company management at a poultry plant in Gainesville owned by industry pioneer Jesse Jewell led a violent mob against workers trying to unionize under Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen.
The developer of the Myrtle Terraces senior living homes in Gainesville is hoping the city will authorize a community revitalization plan for the area as a way to help secure tax credits necessary to add more apartment units.
From dry rot and sagging or rusted roofs to uneven or cracked foundations, the conditions of many homes in many neighborhoods throughout Gainesville is a glaring and aching element of the city's affordable housing crunch.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is pushing back against a local judge's recommendation to deny the agency a warrant to inspect the Mar-Jac poultry plant in Gainesville for worker-safety violations.