Gainesville City Council members refused Wednesday to discuss whether they properly awarded former City Manager Bryan Shuler a $76,000 severance package when he resigned suddenly last month amid allegations of sexual harassment.
About 750 people are on a waiting list to receive services from Legacy Link, the Area Agency on Aging in Gainesville. But they might remain on that list indefinitely, as state budget cuts have curtailed the agency's ability to provide services.
"The first round of cuts came in August," Legacy Link director Pat Freeman said. "About $193,000 in state funding was removed from our budget. We lost money for our wellness program, and we lost a staff person who had been helping with planning for long-term needs."
Former Gainesville City Manager Bryan Shuler was placed on administrative leave three days before he resigned while officials investigated anonymous allegations of sexual harassment, city records show.
Dishonest habits are on the rise in schools according to a new national study, and local educators say the temptation to cheat may be particularly strong for Georgia students concerned about obtaining state college scholarships.
Volunteers for Challenged Child and Friends decorate Christmas trees as part of the annual Festival of Trees, a fundraiser for the organization. This year's event is scheduled for Saturday at the Buisson Barn, 6354 J.F. Jay Road, Gainesville, on the shore of Lake Lanier, and features uniquely decorated trees and wreaths, along with original jewelry and artwork. All proceeds benefit children at Challenged Child and Friends, which provides support and education to children. The gala starts at 7 p.m., and tickets cost $80. For tickets or more information, call 770-535-8372, ext. 120.