JEFFERSON - It's nearly halfway through the current fiscal year and the city of Jefferson is getting started on the 2010 budget.
Monday's City Council work session marked the first budget presentation discussion for the upcoming year. Unlike many other municipalities, the Jefferson fiscal year is the same as a regular calendar year instead of beginning in July.
DAHLONEGA - Raffles featuring everything from cars to sports memorabilia are popular fundraisers, but an Atlanta-area school is raffling off a Dahlonega home valued at more than $500,000, plus $100,000 cash.
The ability to speak more than one language is a boon when searching for a job, yet many of Hall County's bilingual children have trouble overcoming the disadvantages of poverty and delayed English skills.