UNDATED - Motorists reported a tree down on Jim Hood Road, in Hall County Monday afternoon; in addition, a stalled tractor trailer reportedly blocked lanes of Green Street near the U.S. Post Office for a time.<br />
The tree was blocking both lanes of the roadway near Mount Vernon Elementary School, causing traffic delays in the area.<br />
Gainesville authorities did not have information on how much of Green Street was blocked by the big rig.<br />
Hall County emergency officials had neither incident still working in their response system as of 1:50 p.m.
Hall County officials believe healthy county employees will be of greater service to the county. With that in mind, they have created a health-based fitness initiative to provide free fitness training for county workers.
To help reduce the risk of child drownings, especially among minorities, the USA Swimming Foundation has set the goal of teaching 800,000 children to swim this year at more than 725 locations around the country, including one in Gainesville.