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 will issue a moratorium Thursday on sign permits after a U.S. Supreme Court ruling last month upended restrictions on some local government ordinances that ostensibly curtail free speech rights.
After the story of a local veteran being turned away from the Oakwood VA made national news, workers there Monday declined to comment, referring instead to an Atlanta phone number for Veterans Affairs. No one there answered calls from The Times.
July 06, 2015|
By Hailey Van Parys
Riding his bicycle down a sidewalk along Jesse Jewell Parkway in Gainesville last week, the Confederate battle flag flying from the handlebars and flapping with the momentum of his speed, John Phillip Chandler, a young white man, neared two African-American men waiting for a bus to arrive.
ATLANTA - Drone enthusiasts are calling a ban on the unmanned vehicles within five miles of Georgia's Capitol an overreach of authority by state officials, while agency officials argue the change is necessary and follows federal guidelines.
July 05, 2015|
By Kathleen Foody