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.
The number of Hall County residents losing food stamp benefits after the reinstatement of a work requirement has leveled off this summer, but Georgia is now looking to expand cuts to additional counties, including nearby Forsyth, Clarke, Jackson and Barrow.