With property tax revenues in Gainesville up a projected 9.34 percent, the city Parks and Recreation department is looking for more than $4.5 million in the next fiscal year, which begins July 1, to support ongoing programs and expansion plans.
A language-study abroad program for high school students is expanding at the University of North Georgia. And all of this is happening even as university officials pore over documents and exchange information with European officials about potential safety risks because of the terrorist attacks in Brussels in March and Paris in November.
Atlanta Falcons, University of Georgia cheerleaders, former Atlanta Braves and other area celebrities served pizza to guests Thursday night during Celebrity Server Night at Mellow Mushroom in Gainesville.
Gainesville officials are poised to make changes to the traffic flow along Airport Parkway to alleviate congestion around the industrial park after businesses, including Mansfield Oil, brought the issue to the city's attention.