During Frank Norton Jr.'s annual Native Intelligence report Thursday night, the Gainesville real estate executive touched on a diverse range of topics. Among the issues, he discussed the lack of affordable housing, urged residents to embrace the area's diversity and criticized what he described as over-regulation by local government.
U.S. Rep. John Lewis, one of the most significant individuals from the American civil rights movement, had planned to speak Wednesday at Brenau University's Pearce Auditorium. But winter weather has postponed the event. A makeup date has not yet been set.
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The Vision 2030 Public Art Committee is hoping to expand the influence of paintings, sculptures, digital designs and other art projects throughout Hall County, and they now have a supporter in Gainesville.
Three Gainesville men are among 17 people charged by the U.S. Department of Justice in connection with an alleged drug trafficking ring that operated inside the walls of multiple Georgia prisons with the use of contraband cellphones around June 2014.