Gainesville City School Superintendent Dr. Jeremy Williams spent most of the meeting taking notes as he heard from parents, grandparents, community leaders, even students themselves, on the growing problem of bullying in the schools.
Gainesville City School Board Vice Chairman Willie Mitchell listened carefully as Kimberly Ruffin tearfully told her story, passing a suicide note her 11-year-old grandson had written just days before to Newtown Florist Club Executive Director Rose Johnson.
Hall County Sheriff Gerald Couch told members of the South Hall Business Coalition Tuesday morning, “We currently have the best equipment, the best cars, the best training we have ever had since I have been here in this business, thirty-seven years.”
Members of the Thompson Family (circa mid-1800s) appear to be headed to their final resting place after parties on both sides of an emotional issue reached agreement at Monday evening’s Hall County Planning Commission meeting.
Nearly a decade ago the “plan” dominated local media headlines; Thursday night what’s left of the “plan” was so benign that it was easily lost among the 33 other consent agenda items passed in a single vote by the Hall County Commission.
The City of Gainesville will hold a public hearing regarding changes to the city’s Unified Land Development Code (ULDC), including an amendment in the ULDC regulating what is referred to as “Extended Stay Lodging Services”.