GAINESVILLE - Hall County Sheriff Gerald Couch has been named the recipient of the 2014 Georgia Sheriffs' Association President's Award. <br />
The award, which is given to one Georgia sheriff each year, is designed to recognize a sheriff who has made a "significant contribution" to the Georgia Sheriffs' Association Youth Homes. <br />
Couch will receive the award July 22 during the Georgia Sheriffs' Youth Homes banquet at the Georgia Sheriffs' Association Summer Conference at Lake Lanier Islands. <br />
He hosted two fundraising events for the youth homes last year, his first year in office, and three events are planned this year.<br />
The Georgia Sheriffs' Youth Homes are not reform schools, nor are they correctional institutions. (You can read more about their purpose by clicking on the link below.)
Due to program and enrollment growth at its Cumming Campus, the University of North Georgia plans to lease the top floor of the Cumming City Hall for its Master of Business Administration and continuing education and professional development programs, that according to Associate Vice President of University Relations Kate Maine.
With two-thirds of Hall County’s population living south of Oakwood (according to the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce) the South Hall Business Coalition wanted to hear from Sheriff Gerald Couch and tour the new Sheriff’s Office headquarters building that opened in their part of the county in November 2014.