PIEDMONT - Classes for the fall semester at Piedmont College in Demorest began Thursday, with the University of Georgia and Brenau University planning to begin the new year Monday, Aug. 18 and Monday, Aug. 25, respectively.<br />
Incoming freshmen at Piedmont moved in on Aug. 10 and gathered on the Quad for a welcome from President James Mellichamp and a picnic.<br />
Welcome Week activities continued Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday with more meetings, including Piedmont 1101, an introduction to college life; safety, health and wellness programs, comedy sketches, placement tests, and a Student Life Festival. <br />
Meanwhile, preparations are underway on all four University of North Georgia campuses for the first day of classes Monday, Aug. 18.<br />
In Gainesville, Brenau University is preparing to start classes on Aug. 25. Part of the campus, however, is undergoing some major renovation work. Workers have begun razing the residence hall at 225 Prior St., another building next door that formerly housed the university Learning Center, and two sorority houses
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.