The Georgia Department of Transportation is working on a $1.2 million resurfacing of Ga. 13 between Buford and Flowery Branch.
The project, which began in June, involves a 5.43-mile stretch between City Hall Street in Gwinnett County to north of Cantrell Road in Flowery Branch, including a section of Atlanta Highway that skirts downtown Flowery Branch.
Gainesville Police Chief Frank Hooper applauded his officers last week for their fuel conservation efforts, and he had every right to.
Last month, the 103-vehicle department had used only 91 percent of the gasoline it had used at the same point last year due to a new approach to policing that requires officers to get out of their cars more and rely on fuel less.
COAL MOUNTAIN - Gene Altman of Jessup saddled up early Saturday for a one-way, 280-mile trip astride his Harley-Davidson. The grizzled veteran had another funeral to go to - another fallen soldier to honor.
The state of Georgia is giving shoppers a tax break on back-to-school items for four days beginning Thursday. The annual sales tax holiday has become a tradition in Georgia, according to state Rep. Carl Rogers, R-Gainesville.
"People just expect the holiday now," Rogers said. "It's important now, especially with the softness in the economy."
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.