The hard realities of the recession hit home last week as 30 Forsyth County government employees lost their jobs. The positions were cut to offset the 2009 budget deficit of $6.2 million and aid projected 2010 figures, which are deeper in the red.
The Gainesville City Board of Education cannot gain access to about $7 million in capital outlay funds that could have been used to fix leaky roofs in five school buildings because the district has a budget deficit, Superintendent Merrianne Dyer said.
Alberto Diaz is lying in a hospital bed at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, but the eighth-grade stroke victim's spirit is bounding through the halls of South Hall Middle School, perhaps more than ever.
A former Forsyth County deputy convicted of illegally accessing child pornography on a county computer may get a new trial after allegations surfaced Thursday that a county employee withheld crucial evidence in the case.