Clermont Town Council voted unanimously Tuesday to deny Mark and Valerie Kirves' request to de-annex their 4-acre property off Cleveland Highway/U.S. 129. Their home decor business, Iron Accent, sits on the land.
Incumbent Jeff Stowe will face Troy Phillips in the Hall County Commission District 4 Republican primary this month, with the winner facing Democratic challenger Angela Middleton in the November general election.
Some 50 jobs at Cargill's Gainesville plant will be phased out over 15-18 months as ownership in the company's Dressings, Sauces and Mayonnaise business moves to another company, Cargill announced this week.
Hoping to maintain service levels when an employee abruptly leaves, Gainesville City Manager Bryan Lackey has been given the authority to approve temporary hiring for up to 60 days on a case-by-case basis.
Hall County and Gainesville middle and high schools scored above the state average while elementary schools scored below in the fourth College and Career Readiness Performance Index, which was released Tuesday morning.
Gainesville City Schools will continue to hear comments from residents who sign up to speak at meetings and will do that earlier in its meetings - following one of the longer meetings the board has held in months.