Seven Hall County high school students will be spending three days a week this semester at Lake Lanier Islands Resort fielding guests' requests at the front desk, creating gourmet cuisine, making beds and even scrubbing bathrooms.
Hall County school system is partnering with Lake Lanier Islands Resort this year to create Hospitality High, a hands-on program in which students from various Hall County high schools get firsthand experience in the hospitality industry.
The trial of a reputed gang leader has been continued until next week.
Charles Douglas Graham, 22, who authorities allege is the leader of Gainesville's BOE-23 street gang, was on trial this week in Hall County Superior Court on felony charges of sale of cocaine and sale of the designer drug Ecstasy.
Authorities have identified a man who drowned Wednesday morning in Lake Lanier.
Capt. Frank Huggins, spokesman for the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office, said 30-year-old Jose Jimenez was wading in the water at about 11:45 a.m. with a friend when he disappeared. Huggins was not sure where Jimenez lived.
August 25, 2008|
By Julie Arrington
Times regional staff
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.