The crowds came despite the clouds.
Through their early years, the boys' world seemed bounded by small-town and rural living in North Georgia.
Motorists may be noticing familiar traffic counters, or black cables stretched across area roads.
Flowery Branch began the year with a group of freshly elected council members and no scheduled elections.
A comment by U.S. Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan about Georgia's water dispute with Florida and Alabama has left two Lake Lanier advocates encouraged somewhat but still scratching their heads.
Four people have been charged in a series of burglaries that took place this spring in the Willow Ridge subdivision.
Flowery Branch Mayor Diane Hirling is resigning effective Memorial Day.
Lorena Collins doesn't deliver the patient mail any longer, but putting on age hasn't stopped her from making Monday her day of volunteer work at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.
Cecil Boswell's uniform is older than many of the people marching in or watching Gainesville's annual Memorial Day parade.
All Flowery Branch residents could soon be paying the same water and sewer rates, and for longtime residents, that could mean digging deeper into their pockets.
Time had taken its toll on the World War II monument in front of Milliken & Co.'s plant on Jesse Jewell Parkway in Gainesville.
A tri-state river basin group formed two years ago to find common ground amid touchy water-sharing issues plans to hold its first meeting at Lake Lanier next month.
Flowery Branch will see its revenues drop by about 3 percent next year, but residents won't have to pick up the slack.
Chenelle Morton and Colleen Sparrow set aside nervousness about the next day's big presentations and soaked up all the sights they could in New York.
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