BRASELTON - Not long after packing away the Halloween decorations and finishing off the candy corn, Braselton residents began celebrating the Christmas season with the annual Christmas in Braselton festivities.
November 12, 2008|
By Claire Miller
Times regional staff
Gainesville's pending annexation of unincorporated islands in Hall County could cause up to 500 county students to transfer into the Gainesville school system next year, according to the Gainesville schools superintendent.
Merrianne Dyer, superintendent of Gainesville schools, said Gainesville is planning to annex 563 individual properties in December. Dyer said the 526-acre annexation would incorporate 445 residential properties into the Gainesville city limits, bringing an estimated 300 to 500 Hall County students into Gainesville schools.
When Christopher Joseph Emerson was accused last March of grabbing a woman's elbow in a Flowery Branch supermarket parking lot and moving her toward his car, he was charged with kidnapping, though she never was forced into the car or carried away.
That's because in Georgia's courts, the term "kidnapping" has evolved to mean any movement, however slight, of a person against his or her will.
Deteriorating conditions and dwindling revenues have prompted officials at the Chicopee Woods Golf Course to lay off the director of golf, take ownership of the pro shop and consider a shakeup of members on an oversight committee in an effort to get the ball back on the green.
With Flowery Branch Mayor Mike Miller calling it the "second most important date" the city has had after becoming home base for the Atlanta Falcons, council members approved the very first steps of developing a new city hall location.