For the second year in a row, Brenau University has been named among the 10 best small universities to work for nationwide in the Great Colleges to Work For rankings compiled by The Chronicle of Higher Education.
As schools, colleges and universities prepare to open their doors for another year, they are being asked again to review their own books and cut costs further, plan furloughs or submit various spending plans to their directing agencies.
Gainesville's board of education likely will reconsider its participation in the city's tax allocation district early next week, meaning stalled plans to redevelop blighted areas of Gainesville soon could get back on track.
To be compliant with new federal rules, the Georgia Department of Driver Services is making procedural changes next month for commercial drivers, limiting cell phone use while driving and enacting new road testing requirements.
For a community long accustomed to unusual restrictions on the sale and consumption of alcohol, it's been a remarkable change of pace for Gainesville to amend its ordinances over the last year or so to accommodate businesses serving up beer, liquor and wine.
At Sugar Hill Elementary School, summer school is more than remedial classes. It also includes hands-on workshops with Home Depot, lessons from historical re-enactors and visits from the Hall County Sheriff's Office K-9 Unit.
Gainesville parents, school officials, principals and administrators old and new met in the choir room at the Gainesville High School Performing Arts Center, pulling their chairs into a circle to discuss what's going on in city schools.