Standard and Poor's, the bond rating agency that rates more than 80 percent of the nation's municipal and corporate bonds, raised Braselton's rating from BBB+ to A- in March. The rating is for the town's water and sewerage system revenue bonds.
A strong line of showers and thunderstorms rolled through Northeast Georgia overnight, dumping almost an inch of rain at Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport, according to the National Weather Service Web site.
The heaviest rainfall came between 1 and 2 a.m., when more than three-quarters of an inch of rain fell. A severe thunderstorm warning was issued for Hall County during this storm.
There's a certain mystique to the way Alexander Maravegias rises from the lake's surface. It looks unreal. Seeing twin streams of water exploding beneath his feet - his body seemingly still as a statue as he soars through the air - is a sight to behold.