During the winter months, the number of residential fires increases due to home heating. Many individuals turn to alternative heating methods as a way to decrease the high utility bills. Be sure to consider the following:
The Georgia Department of Labor reported Tuesday that the unemployment rate in the metro Gainesville area rose to a preliminary unadjusted rate of 6.5 percent in November, up 3.2 percentage points over the year from November of 2007. The jobless rate in metro Gainesville rose 0.3 percent from a revised 6.2 percent in October.
The metro Gainesville area is made up of all of Hall County.
HOSCHTON - The Hoschton Fall Festival Committee is considering an appeal of Guinness World Records' decision not to award the city of Hoschton with the world record for the most scarecrows in one area.
December 31, 2008|
By Claire Miller
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.
Though there appears to be little appetite for new programs or hiring, Hall County officials are coming to a consensus on giving employees a cost of living adjustment, merit increase or some other pay hike in the next budget.