Authorities have identified a man who drowned Wednesday morning in Lake Lanier.
Capt. Frank Huggins, spokesman for the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office, said 30-year-old Jose Jimenez was wading in the water at about 11:45 a.m. with a friend when he disappeared. Huggins was not sure where Jimenez lived.
August 25, 2008|
By Julie Arrington
Times regional staff
Fire Marshal Jerome Yarbrough has been appointed deputy chief of the Gainesville Fire Department, city Fire Chief Jon Canada announced Thursday.
Yarbrough has worked for the city for 24 years and is a Georgia EMT-I. He has worked in the fire prevention division since 1997 as a fire inspector and arson investigator and as fire marshal for the last six years.
Safe Kids Gainesville-Hall County is sponsoring a free car seat check event from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday. The event will be held at Target in Gainesville and will feature certified child passenger safety specialists checking car seats and providing education on proper installation.
About 150 Brenau University students kissed curfews and parents goodbye Wednesday.
Parents driving overloaded minivans flooded the campus of Brenau University as freshmen and transfer students moved into residence halls. On Saturday, 315 returning students will move into university housing, an administrator said.
Toccoa Falls College faculty members Bill and Cynthia "Cyd" Quarterman had the rare opportunity to put some lifesaving skills to use last year.
The two longtime American Red Cross volunteers were vacationing on Tybee Island in June 2007 when they came to the aid of boy named Anthony Holland who nearly drowned in a swimming pool. Cyd breathed into the boy's mouth while her husband did chest compressions. After three cycles, the boy gurgled and began breathing on his own.
U.S. Rep. Nathan Deal, R-Gainesville, addressed members of the House Energy and Commerce committee Tuesday on the House floor as members of the GOP caucus continue to voice their displeasure with a failure to act on oil drilling before adjourning for a six-week recess.