Parents of Flowery Branch school children will have their first chance to comment on the Hall County school system's plans to reconfigure the area's schools on Monday.
With a new $36.5 million school complex on Spout Springs Road slated to open in August 2009, educators have decided to shuffle grade levels at the schools in the area, C.W. Davis Middle and Flowery Branch High, to accommodate the growth in South Hall, Superintendent Will Schofield said.
Ten-year-old Owen Rager and his family make the short trip to Buford's Aquamarina Lazy Days from their suburban Gwinnett County home at least once a week to take their 21-foot Sea Ray out of a multideck dry storage and go boating on Lake Lanier.
Samantha Taylor, 17, and her 14-year-old friend, Keke Harris, clapped their hands in rhythm, laughed and swayed to the beat as a pair of young hip-hop artists busted rhymes Saturday afternoon on the stage of the Georgia Mountains Center arena.
During its work session at 9 a.m. Monday, the Hall County Board of Commissioners will hear from the Hall County Engineering Division and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers about the feasibility of extending some of the closed boat ramps on Lake Lanier.
Though some area children probably dreaded going back to school this week, two local organizations will hold free events this weekend to get them excited about staying in school and getting an education.
The Grady Young Foundation will hold its first Back to School Slam Fest from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Gainesville High School, followed by the Beulah Rucker Museum and Educational Foundation's Back to School Rally at 3 p.m. in the Georgia Mountains Center.
They may have seemed pretty fierce, but the storms that blew across the state Thursday didn't cause much damage. The storms dropped some much-needed rain and will bring cooler temperatures for the weekend.
Preliminary totals show that 0.72 inches of rain were recorded at Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport from 8 p.m. Wednesday through 8 p.m. Thursday, according to Laura Griffith, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Peachtree City.
With Flowery Branch Mayor Mike Miller calling it the "second most important date" the city has had after becoming home base for the Atlanta Falcons, council members approved the very first steps of developing a new city hall location.
Colleagues, friends and family members of Oakwood City Manager Stan Brown gathered on May 11 to recognize him for being named as one of 2015's top 10 public works leaders by the American Public Works Association.
Hall County Library System Director Adrian Mixson is retiring at the end of May, and a search committee is currently accepting applications to fill his role and hopes to make a recommendation to the library Board of Trustees by mid-June.