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.
A registered nurse and longtime employee of Good News Clinics has been named executive director of the organization, which provides medical and dental care to uninsured Hall County residents who can't afford it.
Local governments, schools and public agencies are bracing for the impact of a 26-cent-per-gallon state excise tax on gasoline, which will contribute to $850 million or more in revenue for road and bridge projects across Georgia, that takes effect Wednesday.