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You Heard it Here: State Rep. Dunahoo now doing interviews while hunting
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State Rep. Emory Dunahoo, R-Gainesville, has always been responsive to media inquiries.

But that commitment to openness and transparency reached a new level this past week when a reporter from The Times called to speak with Dunahoo about whether the United States should accept refugees from Syria in light of the recent terrorist attacks in Paris.

Dunahoo answered his cellphone with a hushed, “Hello.”

When asked if his whisper was the result of a cold, Dunahoo said, “No, I’m in a tree stand in Kentucky right now.”

Dunahoo went on to answer a few questions before getting back to his hunt. It is unknown if he bagged a buck.

Wangemann offers Oakwood a boost with sewer

Gainesville City Councilman George Wangemann brought more than just goodwill when he and other members of his church attended a Family Month proclamation at Oakwood City Council recently.

There had been some chatter about how Oakwood operates a sewer system without running a plant, instead allocating sewer it buys from Gainesville and Flowery Branch.

Wangemann said Gainesville could help provide additional “sewer capacity so you don’t have to build a plant.”

The remark drew smiles from Oakwood officials, who also are working on a sewer agreement with Braselton.

Donation page gathers $24K for brothers killed in car crash

A charity raised more than $24,000 in donations on a fundraising website for two teenage brothers killed in a Jefferson car crash Wednesday night.

William, 17, and Alex Trimble, 15, were involved in a two-vehicle collision with a rental truck around 7 p.m. Wednesday night on Old Pendergrass Road.

The charity Ride to Give launched a donation page on Fundrazr that has raised more than $24,000 as of Friday evening.

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