Governor Sonny Perdue Sunday night issued a state of emergency as the front-end of a severe winter storm began to move into Georgia. Some parts of the state could see up to 6 inches of snow by the time the storm rolls through. Forecasters however, are concerned about the effects of freezing rain and sleet across north and middle Georgia.
Authorities say human remains found over the weekend in north Georgia belong to a woman who went missing during a walk more than a year ago. Kristi Cornwell was 38 when she disappeared near her parents' home in Blairsville.
Road clearing responsibilities are shared by the state department of transportation and local governments. For D-O-T’s share alone, a spokesman estimates the costs will reach 2.5 million dollars for December.
Researchers found that recreational spending fell by 92-million dollars in 2008, when the lake had dropped 20 feet. The non-profit 1071 Coalition” spent $180,000 on the independent study to provide hard data on Lake Lanier’s economic importance to North Georgia. Recreational spending on the lake brings in the most money to the region