West Hall High School students were evacuated to the school gym this morning after an electrical room failure caused several circuit breakers to trip inside the school, officials said. There was no fire and no injuries, though one girl with a history of anxiety attacks was taken to a local hospital for observation, officials said.
Former Gainesville City Manager Bryan Shuler will receive an 11-week severance package, one week for each year he worked for the city, a divided City Council decided Thursday morning.
With a 3-2 vote, the council agreed to pay Shuler a total of $28,520.80. Mayor Myrtle Figueras referred to the decision as a "financial settlement" with Shuler, who resigned suddenly last month, just days after he was placed on administrative leave while officials investigated sexual harassment allegations against him.
JEFFERSON - Although state funding was cut by more than $200,000, Jefferson City school system officials are optimistic that the system will be able to make it through the year without those extra funds.
The state Board of Education awarded two of four statewide grants to Hall County and Gainesville school systems in recognition of the systems' progress in closing the achievement gap between students who are economically disadvantaged and those who are not.
Each school system will receive $50,000 in federal Title I Distinguished Districts grant awards. Compared to school districts across the state, Hall County and Gainesville school systems made the greatest gains in the 2007-2008 school year in closing the scoring gap on the Criterion Referenced Competency Test and the Georgia High School Graduation Test. The gap often exists between ...
While most businesses tend to hire more employees during the holiday season to cover higher customer volume, current unemployment rates have created an unbalanced ratio of available positions compared to available applicants.
"We usually bring in a few extra people to help process all of the holiday packages, and this year is no exception. We're not adding more positions than we had last year, but we aren't hiring fewer people either," said Bimbo Briscoe, the co-owner of Mail Boxes Etc. on John Morrow Parkway in Gainesville.