A delegation from the Georgia General Assembly, including state Sen. Lee Hawkins, R-Gainesville, was in Washington on Wednesday to meet with officials from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers regarding Lake Lanier.
The delegation was led by state Sen. Jack Murphy, R-Cumming, and included Hawkins; Sen. Ross Tolleson, R-Perry; Rep. Tom Knox, R-Cumming; Rep. John Heard, R-Lawrenceville; and Rep. Mark Hamilton, R-Cumming.
Lawyers for a Gainesville special-needs school where a troubled teen hanged himself in 2004 say his parents have no grounds to sue under a federal law.
The attorney representing the parents of 13-year-old Jonathan King said the case is important to the futures of "countless other severely behaviorally disordered children across the state" and what policies will be in place to protect them from themselves and others.
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.
Hall County Library System Director Adrian Mixson is retiring at the end of May, and a search committee is currently accepting applications to fill his role and hopes to make a recommendation to the library Board of Trustees by mid-June.
A candlelight vigil and prayer service was held Sunday at Juno Baptist Church in memory of U.S. Marine Sgt. Mark Johnson, one of eight soldiers killed when their helicopter crashed on a relief mission in Nepal.
May 18, 2015|
By Michele Hester
Three apartment complexes off Park Hill Drive in Gainesville that primarily house working-class minorities and immigrants are getting a major face-lift and new security thanks to a more than $2 million investment from Greenleaf Management.