ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC) recently named Justin Ussery of the Dahlonega Probation Office "Probation Officer of the Year." In addition, Michael Langford of the Gainesville office was presented with the Tiffany Bishop Horizon Memorial Award.<br />
Ussery supervises the sex offender caseload in the Enotah Circuit. <br />
Langford was promoted in 2012 to Probation Officer II at the Gainesville Probation Office and has, according to the presentation, "established relationships with his peers and assumed a leadership role as mentor." <br />
The awards were presented at the recent Tenth Annual GDC Awards ceremony at Tift College in Forsyth. <br />
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.