When the heat of the summer arrives, most people's thoughts turn to taking some sort of family vacation; but with economic progress currently frozen, a lot of people don't have the necessary funds for extended trips.
BUFORD - Jerry Barnes, pulled from retirement out of his home in the scenic Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, first thought the task of modernizing the water control plan for the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin would take three years.
Family, friends and colleagues of Northeastern Circuit Public Defender Brad Morris hope he'll be able to come back to Gainesville soon after spending two weeks in critical but stable condition at an Atlanta hospital following a devastating crash on his motorized scooter.
The debate about whether to change Gainesville's at-large voting system boiled over Thursday at a meeting of city officials, and the two sides of the dispute appear to be growing more entrenched, even while others call for additional dialogue on the issue.
Under the threat of a man going to "cheese grate (his) face on the asphalt," David William Keener testified Thursday afternoon how he said he defended himself against a man allegedly intending to kill him.
Infections, blood clots and misaligned orthopedic devices are among the complications that can arise from common elective procedures, such as hip and knee replacements and gallbladder and prostate removal.