In an effort to put more students on the fast track to high school graduation, the Gainesville and Hall County school boards have toyed with the idea of reducing the number of courses required for graduation.
Parent of elementary or middle school students may want to make sure their kids are minding their P's and Q's in class because this year they won't have the opportunity to take make-up classes in summer school.
Hall County Sheriff's officials will get a new $10 million headquarters paid for with local sales tax money in the next few years, but it's the addition of a much smaller south end precinct that will go further toward Sheriff Steve Cronic's goal of decentralizing his department's operations.
The Hall County Board of Commissioners will vote on several items Thursday that have been materializing for awhile, including a proposed mixed-use development on Friendship Road and changes to the Civil Service Act.
Students have been complaining about the parking options at the Gainesville campus of the University of North Georgia for several years, but their troubles may soon be over thanks to an existing park-and-ride lot off Exit 17 of Interstate 985.
June 22, 2015|
By Hailey Van Parys
The model car lay shattered on the basement floor, its pieces scattered in every direction.
For weeks, a young Tod Peavy had tinkered and toiled and thought of nothing but this car. But his foster mother resented the red roadster. She hadn't given it to him. Instead, a holiday well-wisher purchased the present for an anonymous foster child, and caseworkers put the toy in the boy's hands for Christmas.