Georgia's state government is considering investing in a reservoir that could send water downstream during dry spells into a lake at the center of a three-state dispute. Gov. Nathan Deal's administration is weighing a request from Hall County to invest $14.6 million in the Glades Reservoir.
Hall County officials say they recently confirmed the county's eighth case of rabies in 2013. Officials from Hall County Animal Services said Wednesday that a dog recently came into contact with a rabid raccoon.
Law officers in northeast Georgia were searching for an inmate they say escaped from custody while being transferred from the Hall County Courthouse to a vehicle. Hall County sheriff's officials identified the inmate as 46-year-old James Edward Cantrell of Gainesville.
The U.S. Small Business Administration announced Monday that it will accept applications for loan assistance for Georgia enterprises in 12 counties affected by the drought. The aid program targets farm-related and other entities not covered by aid from the Department of Agriculture.
The Georgia Department of Education released the names of schools Thursday that need to improve achievement rates. The so-called "alert school" list replaces the Annual Yearly Progress issued under the No Child Left Behind law.
The national conservation group “American Rivers” named Georgia’s Chattahoochee River as one of “America’s Most Endangered” Tuesday. One of the reasons is a proposed reservoir in Hall County, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is now considering public comments about that project.