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
Two Hall County schools are among more than 275 Georgia public schools recognized Wednesday by Gov. Sonny Perdue and state Superintendent of Schools Kathy Cox for improvement and achievement during the 2007-2008 school year.
November 23, 2008|
From staff reports
Rebecca Davis hopes a certain puppy will bring in some much needed funding and attention for abused children at the Hope & Healing Harvest Fest Saturday.
The gala, which will feature a silent auction, food and live music, aims to raise money for the Children's Center for Hope and Healing. The center, formerly called the Family Relations Program, provides counseling to children who are the victims of sexual abuse.
During at least two meetings in the last week, Gainesville Mayor Myrtle Figueras incorrectly told audiences that county "islands" within the city limits caused a problem with emergency responses to the Office Depot shopping center when a tornado hit it in late August.
Figueras twice told audiences that the city's emergency responders were the first to arrive on the scene when a tornado hit the Office Depot shopping center - a county island - on Aug. 26, and then had to wait for permission from the county to begin relief efforts.
ATLANTA - More than 300,000 active and retired educators across the state heaved a collective sigh of relief Wednesday after the Teachers Retirement System of Georgia board of trustees voted to keep retired educators' guaranteed semi-annual cost-of-living adjustments intact.
The Gainesville City Council has joined other municipalities across the state in signing a letter of support for the federal historic tax credit, which offers incentives for the reuse of historic buildings to drive economic development and create new jobs.
An office development proposed for Thompson Bridge Road is on its way to City Council review after the Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board made its recommendation Tuesday to require a 25-foot buffer.
Students at Georgia's public colleges and universities will see tuition increases this fall, after university system officials Tuesday backed increases including a 9 percent per semester boost at Georgia Tech and the University of Georgia.