Jan. 22, 2013 – The 43rd annual Gainesville celebration of Martin Luther King Jr Day began with song and prayer at E.E. Butler Center yesterday afternoon.
With their Gainesville Police Department escort, 150 marchers began at 1:00 PM and went from Athens Highway to Martin Luther King Boulevard, which took them to New Holland and then across Jesse Jewell Parkway to the Middle School.
There the Reverend Eugene Green led a commemorative program in the gymnasium to honor the slain Civil Rights leader who died 45 years ago.
Jan. 18, 2013 – The Martin Luther King, Junior Holiday will be observed on Monday, January 21, so the City of Gainesville will be closed.
Hall County’s administrative offices, courts and community centers will be also closed Monday.
However, the landfill and compactor sites will remain open.
Solid waste and recycling will be picked up Tuesday for Monday customers.
Tuesday customers will be picked up Wednesday.
Thursday and Friday will be normal schedule pick up days.
For more information on garbage pick up call Solid Waste Supervisor Billy Carter at 770-532-0493.
For more Hall County information visit hallcounty.org