A U.S. senator and a U.S. representative from Florida have introduced legislation calling for a comprehensive study of the water management, needs and conservation along the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint river system.
DAWSONVILLE - Local and state candidates vying for votes in the upcoming July 15 primary told members of the Lake Lanier Association on Monday that they would do whatever it takes at the regional, state and national level to slow outtake and refill the lake.
June 24, 2008|
BY MICHELE HESTER
Times regional staff
With the wave of at least three hands today, Gainesville residents soon will have more to pay for what they throw away.
A $2.20 increase in trash collection and recycling fees is imminent for Gainesville residents if the Gainesville City Council votes the same way today as it did two weeks ago, when four out of five council members voted in favor of the hike.
Monday was the last day to register to vote in the July 15 Hall County primary elections, and Interim Director of Elections Charlotte Sosebee-Hunter said the elections office saw a steady, but typical, stream of voters in the office.
About 55 people came to register, but Sosebee-Hunter attributed the number to the fact that voters have other options for registration. She said numbers were much higher before 1995, when a number of other options became available for voters.
Angry Banks County parents want an assistant principal fired after she reportedly made about 100 fifth-graders drink from a fountain that may have been contaminated with urine.
Some 25 parents have retained Cornelia attorney Chan Caudell, though no lawsuit has been filed. They are seeking the ouster of Lori Rylee, the assistant principal at Banks County Elementary School in Homer.
The Oakwood Planning Commission recommended approval on two annexation requests Monday for a possible commercial property and a child care center.
Frank Turk asked the commission to recommend annexation of a .19-acre tract at 3916 Hilldale Road and rezoning it from Hall County agricultural residential to Oakwood highway business. Turk, who is a member of the city planning commission, recused himself from the vote.
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.