After Thursday, most Gainesville school system teachers won't have to wonder anymore if they will have a job next school year. The system will be issuing 457 contracts on Thursday to system staff and educators. Despite that high figure, it may not include 24 part-time employees and 12 non-certified teachers who are expected to not have their contracts renewed for next school year.
Following the legislature's restoration of $6.2 million in construction funds for a new academic building at Gainesville State College, the school's president justified the expenditure by citing staggering enrollment growth at a business breakfast Tuesday.
The Hall County school board unanimously approved the wording for nearly 2,000 teacher contracts that guarantee teachers' pay according to the state's minimum salary schedule but does not define the system's local salary supplement.
Friends and family cheered as buses carrying more than 100 men of Charlie Company, a Gainesville-based Army National Guard unit headed to Afghanistan, pulled away from the National Guard Armory on Monday morning.
The first word from the bench on a legal battle between Regions Financial Corp. and a Midtown Gainesville developer is an order declining to hear the lawsuit in which both city and county officials have an interest.
Hall County officials are now moving unilaterally on a proposal to scrap the Civil Service Board after the proposal stalled in the state legislature. The board hears and decides disciplinary appeals brought by terminated or demoted employees.
The cost of the proposed Glades Reservoir in North Hall has already exceeded $15 million, and taxpayers will likely soon pump more money into the project on consulting fees and additional environmental studies.