Brenau’s new post-graduate program; CASA gets $$$; Gville block party

*Brenau University is now offering a post-graduate certification for those working towards a career as a family nurse practitioner in an effort to boost health care accessibility in the state. The program allows those with their Master of Science in Nursing or a doctoral degree in nursing to earn certification in four semesters.  You can read more about it here: Brenau offers family nurse practitioner post-graduate certification

*Gainesville-based Hall-Dawson CASA Home : Hall-Dawson CASA ( is one of several nonprofits chosen to get grants in the latest round of allocations from the Sawnee EMC Foundation. Sawnee serves a portion of Hall County.

*Traffic delays should be minimal in downtown Gainesville for Saturday’s St. Patrick’s Day Block Party. “Should just be Bradford Street between Spring Street and Washington Street,” police spokesman Kevin Holbrook said when asked if any streets would be closed. Festivities are scheduled to begin at 5:00.