The Georgia Department of Transportation is ready for Monday evening's predicted snow. In northeast mountain counties storm vehicles are already loaded and can be deployed in less than 15 minutes if needed.
Local water authorities statewide are keeping tabs on reservoir levels as a drought continues to grip the state. But despite most of Georgia classified as in extreme drought, only a handful of localities have--or are planning to--enact stricter water restrictions.
A Republican businessman from Oconee County is headed to the legislature to represent State House District 113. Unofficial results show Chuck Williams captured 62 percent of the vote in Tuesday's runoff. His challenger, Democrat Dan Matthews, received just 38 percent. Williams drew strong support in the heavily Republican areas of his home county, and Morgan and Oglethorpe Counties.
Republican Chuck Williams and Democrat Dan Matthews will meet in a runoff for an open seat in the state House of Representatives. Williams, an Oconee County tree farmer and former banker, led the field of four candidates in a special election Tuesday with 39 percent of the 3,920 votes cast for the northeast Georgia seat.
A new report by the National Homebuilding Association grading industry confidence shows the South as the only region with signs of an upward trend. But that trend may be hard to find in the Georgia homebuilding industry.
The state Department of Natural Resources is preparing to build its first park at Lake Lanier. DNR officials say the 1,040-acre Don Carter State Park will serve the less-developed northeastern part of Lake Lanier, offering camping, swimming and other outdoor activities.