GAINESVILLE - Georgia DOT says it expects to finish repairing a sinkhole on the west side of Gainesville Thursday.<br />
The sinkhole appeared Aug. 4 in a shopping center parking lot at John Morrow and Pearl Nix parkways.<br />
"Crews have one layer of asphalt down," GDOT spokesman Teri Pope said Wednesday afternoon. "The asphalt is too hot and needs to cool overnight. Tomorrow (Thursday) GDOT maintenance forces will finish paving then stripe the parking area to complete the repairs."<br />
The sinkhole, which was about 20 feet wide and 20 feet deep, is partly on private land and partly on GDOT right-of-way.<br />
Pope says plans are to reopen the shopping center's closed driveway and parking lot by noon Thursday, weather permitting. Though traffic was slowed at times because of the work, the sinkhole did not encroach onto either of the roads at that intersection.
Due to program and enrollment growth at its Cumming Campus, the University of North Georgia plans to lease the top floor of the Cumming City Hall for its Master of Business Administration and continuing education and professional development programs, that according to Associate Vice President of University Relations Kate Maine.
With two-thirds of Hall County’s population living south of Oakwood (according to the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce) the South Hall Business Coalition wanted to hear from Sheriff Gerald Couch and tour the new Sheriff’s Office headquarters building that opened in their part of the county in November 2014.