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Marc Eggers

Marc Eggers





Recent Articles by Marc Eggers

  • Duncan urges Atlanta schools to get 'act together'
    U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan is urging the Atlanta school board to "get its act together" after a major accrediting agency put the school district on probation.
  • Congressman Graves launches "County Connection Program"
    Ninth Congressional District Congressman Tom Graves' office announced a new program to make himself and his staff more easily accessible across the expanse of his district.
  • State tax refund reissue begins
    The Department of Revenue announced Friday that it has begun reissuing income tax refunds to taxpayers affected by last Thursday's income tax refund snafu.
  • Parker Ramey wins Hall Spelling Bee
    N-I-G-H-T-I-N-G-A-L-E". And with the correct spelling of that word Parker Ramey, representing Da Vinci Academy, won the annual Hall County Spelling Bee for the fourth consecutive year.
  • 'Signs' of new commercial development sprouting up
    Commuters using Dawsonville Highway near its intersection with Beechwood Boulevard on the west side of Gainesville have had an ongoing opportunity over the past several months to watch as a hilltop has been slowly dismantled and moved into a valley on the opposite side of the highway.
  • Ga. Senate, House tackle zero-based budgeting
    Hours after a State Senate attempt to undo an outgoing veto by ex-Gov. Sonny Perdue, the State House is declining to back up its sister chamber, with its leader saying he prefers working with his current boss (Nathan Deal) to picking a fight with his former one.
  • Ga. schools chief: graduation rate to drop
    Georgia school Superintendent John Barge said the state's high school graduation rate will likely plummet by at least 10 percentage points this year because of a new required federal calculation.
  • Ex-UGA AD gets fine, probation for DUI
    An attorney says former University of Georgia athletic director Damon Evans has pleaded guilty to driving under the influence and was sentenced to a year of probation, a $750 fine and community service.
  • Motorcade to launch crackdown on traffic law violators
    A traffic enforcement task force of State Troopers, police, sheriff's deputies and H.E.A.T. Enforcement Units will launch a crackdown on traffic law violators in Hall County Thursday afternoon.
  • Ga. revenue department sorting through tax glitch
    The head of the Georgia Department of Revenue said the agency tried to head off a computer glitch that removed tax refunds from the bank accounts of more than 30,000 taxpayers over the weekend before the payments were processed.
  • NGCSU links with Alexandria (Egypt) University
    North Georgia College & State University has developed a partnership with Egypt's Alexandria University to complement its Arabic language program and to establish student and faculty exchanges. Leaders of the two universities signed a memorandum of understanding on Jan. 19, when a delegation of faculty and administrators from North Georgia visited the Alexandria campus.
  • Cause of Flowery Branch house fire now known
    Hall County Firefighters were dispatched just before 4PM to the 6000 block of Daffodil Drive in Flowery Branch on a reported house fire.
  • Atlanta Highway NW shut down.
    Atlanta Highway Northwest in Barrow County near its intersection with Patrick Mill Road has been shut down in both directions due to a multi-vehicle accident.
  • Red Rabbit reports ridership rises
    Administrators are expressing delight after a year-end review of operational figures revealed that ridership on the Red Rabbit bus service increased by 32,710 to produce their largest annual ridership of 143,000.
  • Burglary suspects apprehended
    Hall County Sheriff's Deputies responded to the East Ridge MHP off of Marlow Drive to investigate a report of a burglary in progress.
  • Judge upholds Ga. ban on guns in places of worship
    A federal judge has upheld Georgia's law banning guns in churches and other places of worship.
  • Atlanta schools accept SACS probation report
    The head of an accrediting agency had harsh words for the Atlanta school board, telling members to stop being selfish and do what's best for the 47,000 students in the urban district.
  • DJIA up over 100
    The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed up 108.68 points today on extensive news regarding corporate deal making.
  • Maranatha Christian Academy receives full accreditation
    On Monday Maranatha Christian Academy of Oakwood became fully accredited from K4-12th grade, with accreditation for K-3 soon to follow, according to school administrator Rod Bell.
  • Toilet rebate criteria change
    The criteria for the City of Gainesville Plumbing Retrofit Program has changed.
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