The Field of Dreams was built as a safe and accessible place for special-needs children to play, but some Hall county residents are concerned that as programming is being developed, few children are allowed to play on the costly field.
In an unsteady economy, it's hard to count on anything except more layoffs.
With the national unemployment rate being the highest it's been in more than 20 years, many people are looking for a way to have a guaranteed income. For some, the answer that they were searching for turns out to be the U.S. armed forces.
The sorting line at the Hall County recycling center is a busy, noisy place.
A flurry of gloved hands separate clear plastic water bottles from yellow plastic milk jugs that whir by on a conveyer belt. As uniformed detention officers look on, inmate laborers toss the plastic from the steel catwalk where they stand onto mountains of recyclables below.
It's like the biggest game of musical chairs anyone has ever seen.
This month, Northeast Georgia Medical Center is transferring all of its Lanier Park hospital patients to the main campus, while simultaneously opening a massive new hospital building, the $180 million North Patient Tower.
Hall County voters are deciding whether they want to pay a sixth round of Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax to fund major projects across the county, but some of the projects voted on in years past still have not been completed.
The two-year, $787 billion federal stimulus bill, called the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, was signed in February by President Barack Obama. It provides a mix of federal spending to help create jobs, tax cuts and aid to states. Political posturing continues as details still are filtering down to state governments about how much money they may receive and when.