JEFFERSON - Traditionally, elementary schools house grades kindergarten through fifth, but several Jackson County schools are joining a growing trend of splitting elementary grades between two different schools.
In both the Jefferson City School System and the Jackson County School System, there are elementary schools that have been split so that pre-kindergarten through second-graders attend one school, while third- through fifth-graders attend school at another facility.
DAHLONEGA - Georgia Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond presented Lumpkin County officials with a $25,000 grant to be used for marketing the Mohawk Industries carpet yarn plant, which was closed in June.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Six people spoke about traffic and commercial development concerns at a public hearing Thursday night on a proposal to expand the already massive Sterling on the Lake development off Spout Springs Road.
The Humane Society of Hall County has scheduled adoption of big dogs for 10 a.m. Saturday. The humane society plans to host an adoption on the first Saturday of each month. It will be located at PetSmart, 5873 Spout Springs Road in Flowery Branch.