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Cornelia prepares for next downtown event on heels of Sawyer Brown concert

Sawyer Brown’s concert in Cornelia last weekend was a success, and now the city is gearing up for its next big outdoor event, trick-or-treating. Drone photos of last weekend’s concert released by the city on Thursday show a crowd of hundreds stretched across the South Main Street venue. The country music band performed as part of Cornelia’s free outdoor concert series. Sawyer Brown was originally scheduled to play last October but that was postponed for a year due to COVID.
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Dahlonega’s Gold Rush Days Festival kicks off tomorrow

Dahlonega’s Gold Rush Days Festival, a weekend event in one of Georgia’s favorite mountain towns, kicks off tomorrow for its 67th year. The Gold Rush Days Festival started in 1954 as a celebration of the city’s history, where the first major Gold Rush in the United States hit Dahlonega in 1829. In the mid-’50s, Dahlonega citizens gathered together to remember those who came before them and their town’s history.
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Gwinnett Daily Post

Lawrenceville, Aurora Theatre set to hold three-day grand opening for city's performing arts center

After a couple of years of construction and a lot of hype, the Lawrenceville Performing Arts Center is days away from opening to the public. The performing arts center, which is a de facto expansion of the Aurora Theatre since that organization is contracted to operate the facility, will host its "A Million Dreams Grand Opening Celebration" from Oct. 22 until Oct. 24. Aurora officials said the opening weekend will be split into two options for residents: a VIP experience and general public tours.
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White County Fills Top Public Works Position

(Clarkesville)- Habersham County Public Works Director Derick Canupp has announced his resignation and we have learned that Canupp is coming to White County to fill the top Public Works position here following the recent resignation of Dave Cangemi. Canupp has been employed with Habersham County for 8 years and made...

Gainesville is seeking the largest grant in its history. Here's how it may help affordable housing

The city of Gainesville could get its biggest grant in history, $10 million, to help affordable housing issues in the city. The city is applying for a Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds for Negative Economic Impact grant, which is funded through federal American Rescue Plan Act money and being given out through the governor’s office. The city would also match $200,000 of the grant funding to make their application more competitive, said Jessica Tullar, the city’s housing and special projects manager.

Northeast Georgia Health System increasing its critical care capacity

GAINESVILLE — Northeast Georgia Health System is expanding the critical care capacity at its two main hospitals. The health system plans to add 20 more ICU beds in Gainesville and Braselton to meet the long-term needs of the region. The decision to make critical care more accessible to patients north...
CBS 46

Cow tests positive for rabies in Clermont area

HALL COUNTY, Ga. (CBS46) -- Officials in Hall County said there was a case of positive rabies discovered in the Clermont area. The incident happened when there was apparent contact between a rabid cow who tested positive for rabies on Wednesday, and a person in the 6700 block of Kenimer Road.

Hall County confirms rabid cow case

A rabid cow had contact with a human in the Clermont area, according to Hall County officials Thursday. The incident happened in the 6700 block of Kenimer Road. The cow was taken to the Georgia Public Health Lab -Virology Section in Decatur where testing confirmed the disease. This is the ninth confirmed case of rabies in the county for 2021.
Marietta Daily Journal

Bourdeaux slightly outraises Republican challenger in 7th Congressional District

ATLANTA – U.S. Rep. Carolyn Bourdeaux raised more than $733,000 during the third quarter, the Suwanee Democrat’s campaign reported Friday. Combined with earlier fund-raising, that brought her total to more $2 million for this election cycle and left her campaign with $1.7 million cash on hand as of Sept. 30, according to a report filed with the Federal Election Commission.

Gainesville clock repairman restores historic clock tower

It is pretty rare to see someone using an analog watch nowadays- most people rely on their smartphone or smartwatch to get them get places on time. However, it recently worked to the benefit of Hall County to have Tom Hertel around. Hertel is a retired aerospace engineer who back in July repaired the analog clock at the top of the old Hall County Courthouse.

Gainesville to apply for $10-million grant from Georgia

GAINESVILLE – The City of Gainesville is entering the competition as one of many municipalities seeking a portion of funds headed to the state from the federal government through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. Gainesville Housing and Special Projects Manager Jessica Tullar told city council members during their...

Meet the candidates for Buford city elections

Occupation: Director of Educational Innovation and Leadership for the Constellations Center for Equity in Computing, Georgia Tech. Why are you seeking election to the Buford of Education?. “Serving students has always been my calling because they are the most important part of our community. I understand what it takes to...

Candidates share love of Milton, vision for future at forum

MILTON, Ga. — The three candidates vying for the District 1/Post 1 Milton City Council seat faced-off at a forum at St. Aidan’s Church Tuesday, Oct. 12. The post is currently held by Peyton Jamison, who is running unopposed for mayor. Attorney Adam D’Anella, small business owner Andrea Verhoff and...

Trick or Treat on the Square set Oct. 29

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (Oct. 14, 2021) – The historic square in downtown Gainesville will get a little sweeter – and spookier – come Friday, Oct. 29, with the return of Main Street Gainesville’s Trick or Treat on the Square. “Downtown Gainesville is a safe, fun atmosphere for the family to enjoy...