Calling the current system of school improvement and accountability "harsh," the state superintendent of schools would like Georgia lawmakers to take a closer look at the College and Career Ready Performance Index.
Gainesville is trying to get the wheels moving in 2017 on a couple of long-discussed key road projects: Green Street improvements and an "inner bypass" that involves the widening of tiny Oak Tree Drive and a potential roundabout.
Four rose-colored pushpins jut out from Sgt. Todd Casper's map of Hall County in his office at the Sheriff's Office headquarters. Representing traffic fatalities for 2017, the pushpins stand in a scattered plot of 32 yellow stickers marking 2016's fatalities.