CLARKSTON, Ga. (AP) Students, faculty and alumni will be marking the 50th anniversary of Georgia Perimeter College with events beginning this week. <br />
The school opened in 1964 as DeKalb College and has grown to five campuses located in Alpharetta, Clarkston, Decatur, Dunwoody and Newton County. <br />
The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports the anniversary celebration kicks off Friday during a fall convocation with guest speaker Houston Davis, executive vice chancellor for the state university system. It will also include the annual state-of-the-college address and will be followed by a picnic. <br />
The school currently has more than 21,000 students, up from 763 at the time it was founded. The college is also home to the university system's largest online program. <br />
This small city in northeast Hall County (estimated 2013 population of 2,847) wants to be ready for what’s coming; the Economic Development Council, an extension of the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce wants to help them reach that point. Some fence-mending, however, might first be needed.
The Hall County SPLOST VII Citizens’ Review Committee met for the second time Monday afternoon at the Hall County Government Center, elected leaders and immediately began sharing their visions of the committee’s objectives.