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
The United States and Cuba will sign an agreement next week to resume commercial air traffic for the first time in five decades, starting the clock on dozens of new flights operating daily by next fall, U.S. officials said Friday.