A glimmer of hope appeared and momentarily silenced the crowded room Wednesday evening at the second Martin Road Corridor Study Stakeholder Committee meeting. Could all parties be made happy after nearly a year of hand-wringing and frustration?
A dozen or so years ago the economy of Hall County was booming: new businesses were entering the marketplace, those companies were hiring at a frantic pace and construction was robust as new subdivisions were being developed to provide housing for all those newly hired workers. The quiet, bucolic and historic city of Lula in northeastern Hall County could “see” the growth coming up I-985, following the development along the Ga. 365 industrial corridor and settling into their back yards.
A week ago folks in northeast Georgia were “hunkering down”, getting ready for the arrival of the first winter storm on 2017. Grocery stores were abuzz with activity, but so was the Georgia Department of Transportation Maintenance Facility on Gillsville Highway.
On November 8th voters in Lula went to the polls and approved by 16-percentage points the sale of alcohol by the drink within the city limits of the northeastern Hall County city, a portion of which also lies in Banks County.
The first Gainesville City Council work session of the year Thursday morning was very brief (just over 20-minutes) but seemed to contain an abundance of content, at least if you are looking into the future.