Following Monday's release of a proposal to shave hundreds of millions of dollars from the University System of Georgia's budget, North Georgia College & State University and Gainesville State College communities are scrambling to rally against the unprecedented cuts.
A plan to cut hundreds of millions of dollars from the University System of Georgia's budget might mean cutting Gainesville State College's swimming program and eliminating 20 percent of the courses at North Georgia College & State University, according to a document compiled for lawmakers.
As public universities scramble to meet state legislator's demands this week to slice their budgets by millions, local students are busy finding creative ways to fund their own higher education.
It won't be a break involving drinks with tiny umbrellas, but state lawmakers plan to take a two-week hiatus to get their minds around a comparatively sized spending plan.
At 40 years old, Maureen Hewag doesn't look like the typical first-year student studying on a Monday afternoon in Brenau University's student center.
Nearly every Georgia community gets their time to shine in the state's Capitol. Hall County prefers to cluck. About 300 "chickens" from Hall County made their way to the desks of state legislators and officials Thursday, courtesy of the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce and Leadership Hall County. The "chickens" - actually chicken-shaped cardboard boxes - are a community-centric token of appreciation for state officials, said Kit Dunlap, president of the Greater Hall Chamber of ...
State Rep. Carl Rogers, a vice chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, may finally get to work on something else this weekend.
The technology isn't that widespread, but already the "Chips" are stacked against it.
Local education leaders are bristling at the latest attempt by state legislators to reform school boards and give the governor power to remove underperforming board members.
ATLANTA - A top Republican in the state Senate has proposed a wide-ranging overhaul of property taxes in Georgia.
Officials with Hall County's two biggest law enforcement agencies say they already have measures in place to prevent the racial profiling that a recently introduced state Senate bill addresses.
The two most powerful men in Georgia's legislature announced Tuesday that state legislators will join other state employees and educators who will lose days of pay for the next six months.
Sallie Sorohan is painfully aware of how dangerous texting while driving can be. The Dahlonega woman's grandson, Caleb Sorohan, 18, was killed in a head-on crash last month while sending a text message on his cell phone, she said. The North Georgia College & State University freshman was driving during the afternoon on Dec. 16 near his hometown of Rutledge when his car drifted into the oncoming lane while he was texting. He died after ...
Today, state lawmakers will begin shaping a state spending plan that matches projections for the state's shrinking revenues.
State Rep. Doug Collins has been named as the secretary of the state House of Representatives' appropriations' committee.