The Hall County Board of Education is holding its annual retreat tonight and Saturday morning to discuss a range of issues facing the school system in the upcoming year.
Hall County schools Superintendent Will Schofield will meet with the board to update the system's plans for programs of academic "rigor" to challenge every student; major renovation and capital projects; classroom technology possibilities; and the district's certified staff recruitment plan.
A multimedia presentation on www.gainesvilletimes.com about a young Latina's "los quince años" has won third place in a monthly competition conducted by the National Press Photographers Association.
Photographer Sara Guevara and reporter Ashley Fielding produced the four-minute audio slideshow about 15-year-old Emily Ibarra's "los quince años," a tradition that is a mix between a Jewish bat mitzvah, an American "Sweet 16" and a debutante ball.
ATLANTA - The Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District is completing an update of its 2003 water and wastewater plan. It includes conservation goals, six new water-supply reservoirs and increased withdrawals from Lake Lanier and the Chattahoochee River through 2035.
Hall County administrative offices will be closed both Monday and Tuesday.
Offices are closed Monday for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. They will be closed again Tuesday as one of the designated furlough days each month in order to manage the county's budget shortfalls. Public safety, landfill and some public works personnel will be on duty as usual.
The Georgia Commission on Medical Cannabis is taking shape with Gov. Nathan Deal's appointment this week of Gainesville resident and pharmacist Sara "Mandy" Wilson Reece, and the state's patient registry will soon come online.