M.P. Patel and his son, Peter, have spent many anxious days awaiting news from their distributors that a load of gasoline is on its way to Lakeshore Texaco, their convenience store on Dawsonville Highway.
When Gainesville's Georgia State Patrol Post 6 first opened, Carl Sanders was governor and Ford Galaxie patrol cars pulled out onto Cleveland Highway.
Today, in the era of Sonny Perdue and Dodge Chargers, the 20-plus troopers and support staff who work out of the 42-year-old building are looking forward to getting newer, larger facilities that will increase the profile for local state patrol operations.
Sixteen area high schools received a total of $98,000 in grant funding Wednesday from North Georgia College & State University's Georgia Appalachian Center for Higher Education. The funds were awarded to help encourage students to finish high school and pursue a college degree.