Every year, Anastacia Rodriguez and her husband John grow watermelons to share with the Gainesville-Hall County Senior Center. This year's crop was a beauty, and it took John and two other men to get this melon into the trunk of Anastacia's car. Gloria Wilms, coordinator at the center, said they would cut it up and serve it to everyone at the center that day.
Two men were wounded Wednesday in an explosion that shook the ground in a Lula subdivision and was the result of an accident involving a blowtorch and an old gas tank from a logging truck, fire officials said.
Lines eased somewhat Tuesday in Hall County as a hurricane-induced gas shortage continued to leave some stations without fuel, while others, albeit temporarily, had one or more grades of unleaded gasoline.
DAWSONVILLE - The president and chief executive of Chestatee State Bank said Tuesday that his bank has already taken steps to address most of the practices cited in a order made public last week by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.