One of the most vivid memories many high school athletes take with them into adulthood may soon be a thing of the past in Hall County. The experience of playing ball (football, soccer, baseball, etc.) on a muddy field will be no more if voters approve the sale of general obligation bonds by the district in the March 24th primary election.
Exactly four weeks after an amended ordinance governing extended stay hotels was approved by the Gainesville City Council, the Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board unanimously recommended denial of an annexation application that would allow for the construction of an extended stay hotel.
Enterprising businessman Patrick J. Murray saw opportunity nearly 200 years ago as he watched miners make the 20-plus mile journey between the gold fields near Dahlonega and the assay offices, and first private mint, in Gainesville.
All parties involved can now rest in peace, including members of the Hall County Commission, following their approval of an agreement Thursday evening between homeowners Timothy and Susan Carey with ancestors of an historic Gainesville family.