Keep your umbrella handy. You're going to need it for the next four days.
Heavy rain is moving into the region today, and by the time it stops raining Saturday night, forecasters are saying up to 4 inches of rain could fall. The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for much of north and central Georgia -- including Gainesville -- until Saturday night.
Hall County Commissioner Bobby Banks said Tuesday he is willing to drop his complaint against the city of Gainesville's annexation requests if the police department will verify that it will not apply for a radar permit.
The Times filed suit Tuesday against the city of Gainesville, claiming city officials have violated the state's Open Records law by refusing to release information contained in a letter tied to the investigation of former city manager Bryan Shuler.
At issue in the Open Records Act case is an anonymous letter sent to the city alleging improprieties by Shuler. The city has refused to release an unedited version of the letter, making available only a copy which had the names of three city employees "redacted," or removed.