DAWSONVILLE - Long before a federal judge threatened to limit water withdrawals from Lake Lanier, officials with the Etowah Water and Sewer Authority had begun making plans to build a reservoir in Dawson County.
August 26, 2009|
By Michele Hester
Times regional staff
A political watchdog organization filed an ethics complaint Wednesday against U.S. Rep. Nathan Deal, claiming the Gainesville congressman violated House rules and federal law by intervening with Georgia political leaders to save a program that benefits him financially.
The leader of the Hall County school system pleaded with Gainesville City Council members to consider how the city's proposed annexations could affect the system's district lines now and in the future.
Georgia's average SAT scores for 2009 fall below the national average, while the state's black and Hispanic students scored above their peer groups nationally, the state Department of Education reports.
The first leg of the Cleveland Bypass is nine months behind schedule, with some grading still yet to be done and the contractor racking up daily fines, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation.
Within a matter of months, relocation of the Lanier Technical College campus in Oakwood to another site in Hall County became more than just an idea, with $10 million allocated in the state budget for design and land acquisition costs.
A dust explosion caused "significant damage" to a Pilgrim's Pride chicken feed plant in Gainesville on Saturday evening, according to city fire department Division Chief Keith Smith, but no injuries were reported.