As Georgia educators begin to analyze preliminary district level Criterion-Referenced Competency Test scores, Hall County Superintendent Will Schofield and Gainesville Superintendent Merrianne Dyer said they are pleased with what they've seen so far.
The Georgia Department of Transportation has set a second round of public hearings on plans to allow solo commuters to ride - for a fee - in Interstate 85 car-pool lanes in Gwinnett and DeKalb counties.
Leaders of the Gainesville school system are taking an even closer look at the system's budget draft following a visit from state Superintendent of Schools Kathy Cox who advised them to be prepared for further state cuts and possible furloughs which could prolong the system's time in the red.
Hall County commissioners approved the county's $92.7 million budget Thursday, but not without opposition.
While some commissioners praised county department heads for reducing their budgets and enduring furloughs to make ends meet this year, commissioners Ashley Bell and Steve Gailey said they were skeptical of the revenue projections on which the county's 2010 spending plan depends.