The Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce South Hall Business Coalition will meet 8 a.m. Thursday at Oakwood City Hall. The meeting will focus on educational issues and discussion, including updates on new programs and new school construction. Will Schofield, superintendent of the Hall County school system, will be guest speaker at the event.
The following are among the food service establishments inspected from Nov. 16-19 by the Hall County Health Department. The department scores on a 100-percentile scale, with 85 and above considered passing. Kitchens are inspected at least every six months and are required to post their score sheets in public. A new establishment that has never served food must score a 100 to receive an initial report. When a restaurant changes ownership, another inspection is required. The establishment must score a 94 or higher to receive a new permit. To register a complaint against a restaurant, call the health department at ...
The following are among the food service establishments inspected from Jan. 16-25 by the Hall County Environmental Health Department. New rules and regulations for food service began on Dec. 1. Food service establishments will now be given a letter grade that coincides with a percentile: "A" (90-100), "B" (80-89), "C" (70-79), "U" 69 and below. The frequency of a restaurant's inspections will be based on risk categorization, based on the menu items served, the food preparation processed performed and the previous food safety history in the food service establishment.
The Georgia Department of Labor reports that the unemployment rate in the Georgia Mountains area remained unchanged at 3.9 percent from September to October. However, the rate for Hall County rose to 3.7 percent in October, up 0.1 percent from 3.6 percent in September.
There's two donkeys named Thelma and Louise, who think they're dogs. Gus the Rooster, who is very protective of his ladies - lashing out at the occasional henhouse visitor. And, two lambs: Easter, who was born during Holy Week, and Pumpkin Pie, who had a recent cameo in a local church musical.
Ten years strong, and Peach State Bank & Trust President Ron Quinn says the institution's success is the community's success. The loyalty of locals during hard times saw the bank through a recession that sank others left and right.