The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is reviewing whether to again allow the collegiate rowing championship at the Lake Lanier Olympic Venue, something Gainesville officials worry will end the event that generates millions in economic activity.
Gainesville and Hall County are each pursuing hundreds of thousands of dollars in federal reimbursements for costs related to an ice storm in mid-February, which toppled trees, closed schools and knocked out power to thousands of residents.
When the Boy Scouts of America ended its ban on openly gay adult leaders earlier this week, troops and packs across Northeast Georgia, many of which are chartered by churches, were left wondering how they might be impacted.
The citizen review committee for the latest round of special purpose local option sales tax is the first of its kind in Hall County, and its formation comes after complaints about how previous revenues were spent on infrastructure projects.
Gainesville officials are looking at ways to ease traffic and congestion for public safety vehicles on some residential streets, including making Hillcrest Avenue and Dyer Street one-way fares, and will discuss the latest proposals at a work session this week.
Armed residents have taken to guarding military recruitment centers across the nation, including in Gainesville, after a deadly attack on Marines at a recruiting office in Chattanooga, Tenn., earlier this month.
Outreach, education and community meetings will be a critical part of selling Gainesville residents on the need for a new utility to pay for upgrades to the city's aging stormwater infrastructure, according to officials.