During the winter months, the number of residential fires increases due to home heating. Many individuals turn to alternative heating methods as a way to decrease the high utility bills. Be sure to consider the following:
The Georgia Department of Labor reported Tuesday that the unemployment rate in the metro Gainesville area rose to a preliminary unadjusted rate of 6.5 percent in November, up 3.2 percentage points over the year from November of 2007. The jobless rate in metro Gainesville rose 0.3 percent from a revised 6.2 percent in October.
The metro Gainesville area is made up of all of Hall County.
HOSCHTON - The Hoschton Fall Festival Committee is considering an appeal of Guinness World Records' decision not to award the city of Hoschton with the world record for the most scarecrows in one area.
December 31, 2008|
By Claire Miller
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.