Flowery Branch City Council approved a request by Vulcan Materials to expand its quarry operation by an additional 41 acres.
The patriarch, Don Panoz, PhD, lightly pressed the starter button, and within moments the deep rumble of the Esperante Spyder GT rendered silence, then there was a burst of applause from guests at the Thursday evening unveiling by Panoz LLC of its newest and 25th anniversary edition luxury sports car.
Flowery Branch police officers responded to a call Friday about an abandoned child at the Quad Oaks Apartments, and not only found the 2-year-old alone, but an indoor marijuana-growing operation potentially worth $8,000.
Vulcan Construction Materials, owner of the working quarry bounded by Hog Mountain, Blackjack and Swansey roads in Flowery Branch, is seeking to grow its footprint, expanding operations by about 40 acres.
Speakers from the public, private and institutional sectors at Tuesday's Career Success Day used different methods to share their messages.
Collaboration was the theme at Monday night's Joint Municipal Association meeting as officials reported and heard progress toward cultivating a unified Northeast Georgia presence that is economically sound and sustainable.
Oakwood City Council member Ron McFarland underwent foreclosure on his private residence in August, but remains within the municipal limits and legally qualified to continue serving on the council.
Flowery Branch City Council ratified the employment contract for its new city clerk during its Thursday night meeting.
Flowery Branch and Braselton were among seven Georgia cities awarded funding for water and wastewater infrastructure improvements through the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority.
Flowery Branch has named Hall County Board of Commissioners Clerk Melissa McCain as its replacement for Marja Burney, who resigned the position Jan 9.
Andy Seibert, pastor of Christ Lutheran Church, helped carry the bags and boxes, loading them into the trunk of no-nonsense volunteer Bea Simmonds' car.
With special purpose local option sales tax revenue coming in at about 60 percent of projections, Flowery Branch has faced a challenging funding environment, City Manager Bill Andrew said.
Flowery Branch City Council voted unanimously to annex and rezone four "highly developable" properties on Spout Springs and Old Orr roads during its Thursday night meeting.
Flowery Branch accepted its city clerk's resignation Jan. 9 and intends to appoint an interim clerk during tonight's City Council meeting.
A Flowery Branch man accused of stabbing an unidentified man at a party Saturday in Lawrenceville was later shot and killed by police at a separate location.
The Flowery Branch Spring Festival will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in historic downtown Flowery Branch along Railroad Avenue and Main Street.
Flowery Branch City Council discussed three revised occupational tax rate structures designed to bring the city's business license fees more in line with the county and surrounding cities.
Common core, board transparency and fiscal accountability were the main topics discussed during a Thursday education forum for Board of Education candidates hosted by the Lanier Tea Party Patriots.
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