FLOWERY BRANCH - Flowery Branch and state officials talked about rising property taxes and burdensome environmental regulations, among other issues, in a meeting Wednesday at the city's historic train depot.
The Gainesville school board adopted a 1.3 percent smaller property tax rate Wednesday, but most homeowners still will see an increase in their property tax bill this fall because the state did not fund the Homeowner's Tax Relief Grant this year.
The cost of the proposed Glades Reservoir in North Hall has already exceeded $15 million, and taxpayers will likely soon pump more money into the project on consulting fees and additional environmental studies.
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.