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The Local Agenda: State legislators to discuss issues over breakfast
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Legislators representing Hall County under the Gold Dome are scheduled to talk about the upcoming legislative session at the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Eggs & Issues Breakfast.

The event is set for 7:30- 9:30 a.m. Thursday at the Gainesville Civic Center, 830 Green St.

The lawmakers are Sen. Butch Miller, R-Gainesville; Sen. John Wilkinson, R-Toccoa; Rep. Lee Hawkins, R-Gainesville; Rep. Carl Rogers, R-Gainesville; Rep. Emory Dunahoo Jr., R-Gainesville; and Rep. Timothy Barr, R-Lawrenceville.

They will talk about key issues before the General Assembly, which convenes Jan. 12, as well as field questions from the audience.

The event, sponsored by Jackson Electric Membership Corp., is open to the public, with admission set at $25 for chamber members and $30 for nonmembers. The price includes a buffet breakfast.

Reservations are required by calling Josh Stephens at 770-532-6206, ext. 110, emailing him at or visiting

Hall commissioners to discuss proposed Brenau athletic complex

The softball and soccer fields proposed by Brenau University will be discussed Thursday at a Hall County Board of Commissioners meeting.

The Hall County Planning Commission unanimously recommended approval on Dec. 1 for the athletic complex’s rezoning, which would be on the south side of Jesse Jewell Parkway near the intersection with Old Cornelia Highway.

The area has been used for sports previously, but the current zoning would not allow an athletic complex.

The first phase of the project, beginning immediately, would be the softball field, connected with bleachers, dugouts, parking, concessions and restrooms.

The second phase, slated to begin in three to five years, would be the soccer field, competition track, community walking trail and an irrigation and drainage system.

The meeting is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. on Thursday at the Hall County Government Center, 2875 Browns Bridge Road.

Thursday City Council work session time changed

Gainesville City Council has changed its normal meeting time for Thursday’s work session.

The meeting will start at 10 a.m., rather than 9 a.m., officials said.

The agenda includes discussion of several alcoholic beverage license applications, a presentation of the 2014 audit and installation of a multiway stop at the intersection of Club Drive and East Lake/Capri Drive.

The meeting will take place in Suite 301 of the Administration Building, 300 Henry Ward Way.


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