The view from the peak is spectacular according to one construction site worker. “Fifty miles,” said another about the distance a person could see from the new building’s peak – but that would be nothing compared to the impact the 103,000-square feet Convocation Center is expected to have on our area according to University of North Georgia President Dr. Bonita Jacobs.
An acquaintance of mine grew up in northwestern Forsyth County back in the 1950s. He knows I love fishing; he also knows I love Lake Lanier and pride myself on possessing a wealth of Lake Lanier “trivia” knowledge.
Development in Hall County is happening at such a strong pace that the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) asked the Gainesville-Hall Metropolitan Planning Organization (GHMPO) to update its current Transportation Improvement Program (TIP 2016-2019)) to better reflect growing transportation needs.
Gainesville City Councilwoman Barbara Brooks used her opportunity during the Council Announcements portion of the agenda to invite everyone to meet and hear from Forsyth County native and National Book Award finalist Patrick Phillips on the first Saturday in August.
The Hall County Planning Commission gave a unanimous recommendation for approval to a request by the owner / managers of North Georgia Canopy Tours to provide “a less-outdoorsy” option to overnight guests at their 126-acre compound.
Former Marine Jeff Blackwell now works as Sales Manager for Vexter Pest Control. Beehive Homes in Gainesville is one of his clients. If Blackwell isn’t talking about army ants or termites he loves to talk about the U.S. military.