In a down economy, voters, like consumers who are choosing to spend less, could say "no" to six more years of a Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax, but one economic expert said retirees could help it pass.
United Community Bank has become the latest bank to announced layoffs due to the economy.
Mike Infante, a bank spokesman in Blairsville, said United Community reduced its work force company-wide, including at the corporate level. He declined to say how many employees were let go. The workers were told of the layoffs last week.
When the weather turned warm last week, Georgians began wearing shorts and tank tops again. To their dismay, some found that the body they had been hiding under winter clothing was larger than what they remembered.
There's a certain mystique to the way Alexander Maravegias rises from the lake's surface. It looks unreal. Seeing twin streams of water exploding beneath his feet - his body seemingly still as a statue as he soars through the air - is a sight to behold.
A Hall County Sheriff's Office deputy was charged with computer invasion of privacy and violation of oath related to "unauthorized procurement of personal data for his own personal gain," according to the sheriff's office.
The Georgia Commission on Medical Cannabis is taking shape with Gov. Nathan Deal's appointment this week of Gainesville resident and pharmacist Sara "Mandy" Wilson Reece, and the state's patient registry will soon come online.