When the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that a vaccination for the H1N1 flu was available, many people became concerned that the new vaccine would cause major medical issues - specifically Guillain-Barré syndrome.
Despite efforts to get a quality teacher in every classroom, something - besides money - is missing from the education equation. Gainesville City Schools is part of a nationwide effort to find out what that is and how to get it.
Following weeks of media attention about his attempted suicide and, more recently, his wife's allegations of an affair with a lobbyist, Georgia House Speaker Glenn Richardson announced his pending resignation Thursday.
Local governments, schools and public agencies are bracing for the impact of a 26-cent-per-gallon state excise tax on gasoline, which will contribute to $850 million or more in revenue for road and bridge projects across Georgia, that takes effect Wednesday.
The shake-up of an oversight committee for the Chicopee Woods Golf Course was completed Tuesday, the latest move prompted by poor conditions and slipping revenues at the 600-acre course in Gainesville.
With only a few agenda items and the pending departure of City Manager Kip Padgett, who has resigned to take a similar job in North Carolina, the Gainesville City Council has canceled its scheduled work session for Thursday morning.
Kayla Spurlock watched Monday afternoon as her daughter enjoyed the sprayground at Laurel Park. She takes Violet, who is 18 months old, about once a week to the area where she can play in the water spraying up from the ground.