The search for land to relocate Lanier Technical College within Hall County is now in the hands of state officials, and it is hoped that final acquisition of property to build a new campus will occur no later than early 2016.
As homes go up near Mundy Mill, the need for a nearby school increases. Gainesville City Schools plan to open an elementary school in the area in 2017, and officials say they hope E-SPLOST funds will be approved by voters this fall for that purpose.
Local Republicans and Gainesville City Council members pushed back at a public meeting Tuesday against calls to change the city's voting process, highlighting what has become a contentious campaign issue ahead of elections this fall.
With the nation mourning the loss of four Marines and one Navy officer who lost their lives in the attack on two military centers in Chattanooga, Tenn., on Thursday, Gainesville High School JROTC member Cadet Lt. Alexx Smith organized a vigil to support the community.
At the end of his show on Nov. 4, 1994, inside a packed house at the Georgia Mountains Center, Bob Dylan sat on a stool playing three guitar chords - an elemental progression of G, E minor and C recognizable to anybody who knows anything about music.
The Gainesville City Council is prepared to approve an agreement Tuesday with an Atlanta engineering consultant to develop a comprehensive stormwater management program, which includes implementing a "rain tax" to pay for upgrades and replacements to aging drainage infrastructure.