The downtown square of Gainesville was once the center of the city's retail business. Today, despite a major face-lift and other planned redevelopment nearby, the downtown business district continues to struggle to find a new identity.
Gainesville water officials say that the city's water system would be able to survive a situation like the one Dahlonega currently faces after one of its water filters collapsed without warning last week.
Public Utilities Director Kelly Randall said Gainesville's water system, which has two water plants and redundant filtration systems, has room for error.
They drive a big yellow bus, and they have a huge responsibility.
Area school bus drivers are responsible for the safety of as many as 65 children five days a week as they carry them from their homes to their respective schools, and when disaster strikes, they have to think quickly.
Lake Lanier's only little alligator sat in limbo in an office of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources regional office Friday, waiting to find out where he will go as officials pondered where he came from.
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.