It has been three days since a fallen pine tree forced Ellen Cowart out of her home less than a mile from downtown Gainesville.
Cowart's property is one of nearly 107 properties that were either affected or damaged by tornadoes Tuesday in Hall County. Most of the damage was in an area between Lyman Hall Elementary and Cowart's home, according to an estimate from Hall County Fire Marshal Scott Cagle.
Robert and Jennifer Miller were in the process of fixing up their North Hall home, having just replaced their roof a few weeks ago, when fierce storms Tuesday afternoon brought about the need for more, unexpected repairs.
As he watched the recent carnage unfold in Nepal - earth movers climbing mountains of wreckage, rescuers sifting through rubble for survivors - Brenau University professor Humnath Panta feared for the lives of his family.
White County Board of Commissioners voted to spend up to $20,000 for the new guardrails at the bridge south of Water Cress Road in response to a mid-March wreck that killed Cecily Mcree Hamilton, 16, and driver Taylor Scott Swing, 18, both of Cleveland.
Transportation and education dominated much of the debate and media coverage coming out of this year's state legislative session, which ended April 2, but what about those rabid raccoons populating Hall County?