The superintendents of Gainesville and Hall County school systems were among a group of 14 superintendents across the state who met Thursday with Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle to discuss issues facing educators before the state General Assembly gears up in January.
The U.S. Department of Justice has issued a brief that recommends the Supreme Court not step into the tri-state water wars, but Gov. Sonny Perdue said he still is encouraged that the department agreed that the appeals court erred in its decision.
Though the Justice Department agrees that an appeals court erred in overturning a lower court's ruling regarding water storage in Lake Lanier, the department has recommended that the Supreme Court not hear the case.
Four Gainesville residents who have had a prominent role in journalism were named Thursday night as inaugural members of the Grady Fellowship of the Henry W. Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Georgia.
November 24, 2008|
By Ashton Blackwood
For The Times
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.