JEFFERSON - The Jackson County Board of Education approved a plan Wednesday morning to save more than $3 million by reducing its work force, implementing a furlough plan and eliminating the regional evening school program.
March 25, 2009|
By Claire Miller
Times regional staff
School tax money may be available for redevelopment projects in Gainesville, Flowery Branch and Oakwood this year if a constitutional amendment passes through the state Senate as easily as it did the House.
FLOWERY BRANCH - The first order of business for Flowery Branch's new tax allocation district advisory committee was lending a hand with a $15 million downtown project that has been in the works for more than two years.
Keep your umbrella handy. You're going to need it for the next four days.
Heavy rain is moving into the region today, and by the time it stops raining Saturday night, forecasters are saying up to 4 inches of rain could fall. The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for much of north and central Georgia -- including Gainesville -- until Saturday night.
Hall County Commissioner Bobby Banks said Tuesday he is willing to drop his complaint against the city of Gainesville's annexation requests if the police department will verify that it will not apply for a radar permit.
A group watched as cinderblock-sized hunks of gum inched along a conveyer belt before being pressed into sheets and sent down the line. There was mint in the air - a lot of it - and the unaccustomed eyes of visitors watered with the scent of Wrigley's gum.