Habitat for Humanity of Hall County will be taking applications on Saturday for the next round of homes to be built in the 2009-10 building year.
Interested applicants must attend the meeting to apply. Families are chosen on the basis of their need for housing, their ability to make payments on an affordable no-profit, no-interest mortgage, and their willingness to be active partners with Habitat.
Hall County's administrative offices will be closed Monday for an employee furlough day.
The Hall County Board of Commissioners instituted one day per month of unpaid leave to compensate for revenue shortfalls due to the recession. All county administrative offices will be closed on Monday for this purpose.
The cost of the proposed Glades Reservoir in North Hall has already exceeded $15 million, and taxpayers will likely soon pump more money into the project on consulting fees and additional environmental studies.
A couple and two children, including one child airlifted to an Atlanta hospital, were seriously injured in a two-vehicle wreck Sunday morning on Ga. 369/Browns Bridge Road at Watson Circle in West Hall County.
Hall County Fire Marshal Scott Cagle confirmed that Air Life air ambulance had been called for one patient in a Sunday morning accident at Browns Bridge Road and Watson Circle. Five patients in total were being evaluated at the scene, Cagle said.