Dawson County's Local Option Sales-Tax collections are down by 20 percent; its planning and zoning fee revenues are down by 50 percent; officials cut more than $4 million out of the county budget; and commissioners are considering furlough days for county employees. But it's not economically distressed.
A Georgia State patrolman works the scene of a Dawsonville Highway wreck involving a passenger car and a tractor trailer blocking traffic in the westbound lanes Wednesday afternoon. Traffic in the westbound lanes was detoured to Jay Mountain Road to get past the scene. One person was injured, though not seriously, in the wreck, which happened at about 1:45 p.m near Deepwater Drive.
Over the years, Flowery Branch passed an array of alcohol-related laws that, today, could be merged to form one document that, city officials hope, will be easier for the public to grasp and the city to administer.
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.
HARTFORD, Conn. - A huge nationwide spike in hospitalizations last month caused by a class of drugs often called "synthetic marijuana" illustrates the potency and dangers of the chemicals used to make them, and the shifty tactics authorities believe manufacturers are using to evade regulation.