Local government officials are having to adjust their spending to match that of Hall County consumers.
Revenues from the three local sales taxes were lower in October than they were the last four years, and those in charge of local government spending say they have been watching the revenues steadily decline with the crumbling economy since January.
Long before there was Doppler radar and 24-hour weather on TV, prognostications on the climate ahead often were based on such things as where hornets and squirrels built their nests and the tightness of husks on corn.
Today is the first day of winter. Unlike some years, Northeast Georgia already has had a brush with Old Man Winter, with temperatures dipping well below freezing.
The Hall County school system was recognized as a leader in the state for outstanding efforts to improve the performance of students with disabilities at the annual fall conference of the Georgia Council for Administrators of Special Education.
Four people were arrested on cocaine trafficking charges Thursday after law officers raided a trailer on Athens Highway, authorities said Friday.
Lt. Scott Ware of the Hall County Multi-Agency Narcotics Squad said officers developed information that crack cocaine and marijuana was being sold out of a trailer at Lot 44, 2335 Athens Highway and a search warrant was obtained.