Having operated under a spending resolution since July 1, Gainesville school officials now expect to have a 2008-09 budget ready for final adoption at the regularly scheduled monthly meeting on Aug. 18.
The Georgia Department of Transportation is working on a $1.2 million resurfacing of Ga. 13 between Buford and Flowery Branch.
The project, which began in June, involves a 5.43-mile stretch between City Hall Street in Gwinnett County to north of Cantrell Road in Flowery Branch, including a section of Atlanta Highway that skirts downtown Flowery Branch.
Gainesville Police Chief Frank Hooper applauded his officers last week for their fuel conservation efforts, and he had every right to.
Last month, the 103-vehicle department had used only 91 percent of the gasoline it had used at the same point last year due to a new approach to policing that requires officers to get out of their cars more and rely on fuel less.
The model car lay shattered on the basement floor, its pieces scattered in every direction.
For weeks, a young Tod Peavy had tinkered and toiled and thought of nothing but this car. But his foster mother resented the red roadster. She hadn't given it to him. Instead, a holiday well-wisher purchased the present for an anonymous foster child, and caseworkers put the toy in the boy's hands for Christmas.