Schools of choice may allow parents the power to pick, yet kids being shuttled to schools across Gainesville or to the other end of South Hall County may be whining to bus drivers, "Are we there yet?"
Just this year, Hall County schools opened the World Language Academy, the system's first school of choice that accepts students countywide regardless of their home district. The World Language Academy joins the ranks of the entire Gainesville school system, which has offered school choice and bus transportation for all five of its elementary schools since 2003, according to Gainesville schools transportation director ...
After Hurricane Ike's winds beat the coast of Texas and eventually slowed to tropical storm status Saturday, Georgia Power employees prepared to assist their fellow utility companies with the task of returning power to more than 2.5 million people in the Houston area.
Five homicides in a year isn't exactly a shocking statistic, but for White County - population 25,000 - it's a record.
"That's an awful high number," said White County Sheriff Neal Walden, whose deputies made an arrest in the county's most recent homicide last week, charging a 45-year-old Cleveland woman in the shooting death of her husband.
Gainesville officials have been working to conserve fuel for months now, but their efforts - resulting in more than a 10 percent reduction in fuel consumption - haven't been reflected in the city's bank account.