ATHENS, Ga. (AP) University of Georgia officials are marking what they call the best fundraising year in the school's history. <br />
The Athens Banner-Herald reports that donors set the fundraising record in new University of Georgia President Jere Morehead's first year in office. <br />
University fundraisers received gifts and pledges for $126.4 million in the fiscal year that ended June 30. That's up 8 percent from the previous years. <br />
Officials say the number of donors also increased. Large and small gifts came from nearly 57,000 contributors, up 4 percent over the previous year. <br />
About three dozen businesses from White County and the surrounding area showcased their services and the products they provide during the 2016 White County Chamber of Commerce Business Expo held Thursday.
The Flowery Branch City Council gave first reading approval to a rezoning request for a 7.1-acre tract on East Main Street that could lead to the construction of a 60-unit multi-family senior housing affordable-living complex.