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.
Imagine it is 3 a.m. on a Wednesday morning: The streets of Hall County are pretty empty, except for a tractor-trailer carrying hundreds of containers of highly flammable liquid down Thompson Bridge Road.
While U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss said he applauds President Barack Obama for making health care reform a priority, the Georgia Republican is in no way interested in supporting a bill that creates a public health care option.
Fall enrollment at the University of Georgia is coming close to maxing out at about 34,000 students, and an increasing number of high school seniors hoping to become Georgia Bulldogs next year may be out of luck.
Gainesville is moving forward with annexing property along Ahaluna Drive, a result of an agreement with Hall County to avoid litigation, after the Planning and Appeals Board signed off on the proposal Tuesday night.
A ribbon cutting Tuesday for Northeast Georgia Health System's Corporate Plaza gave leaders with the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce the chance to peek inside the new, modern home of more than 350 support services employees.
With the dusty arrival of a Black Hawk helicopter on its campus Monday afternoon, Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville may figure into future emergency response plans for the Army's Camp Merrill in Dahlonega.