Thursday November 26th, 2015 9:53PM

Outdoor burn ban in effect in Hall Co.

By Ken Stanford Reporter
GAINESVILLE - Hall County Fire Marshal Scott Cagle says a ban on outdoor burning is in effect in the county because of the dry, windy conditions. Check with your local fire department or the Georgia Forestry Commission to determine the status in your county.

The National Weather Service (NWS) early Friday issued a Red Flag Warning, cautioning against outdoor burning because of the dry, windy conditions which have plagued north Georgia for several days. (See link below.)

State laws require individuals to obtain a burn permit before doing any
outdoor burning. If conditions are deemed safe, permits can be obtained at the Georgia Forestry Commission's website,, or by calling 1-877-OK2-BURN. Also, anyone starting a campfire or other warming fire should make sure that it is cool to the touch before leaving it unattended.
© Copyright 2015
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Couch names administrative team
Ahead of his scheduled swearing in Friday, Hall County Sheriff-elect Gerald Couch named his top administrative team Monday.
6:28PM ( 2 years ago )
Tech beats Southern California in Sun Bowl
Tevin Washington threw a touchdown pass and ran for another score to help Georgia Tech beat Southern California 21-7 on Monday in the Sun Bowl.
5:54PM ( 2 years ago )
Hall Co. officials launch health-based initiative for employees
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.
5:46PM ( 2 years ago )
Local/State News
White House undergoes Thanksgiving Day lockdown after man draped in American flag jumps fence
WASHINGTON (AP) — A man draped in an American flag climbed over the fence at the White House on Thursday, prompting a lockdown as the first family celebrated Thanksgiving.The man was immediately appre...
8:53PM ( 1 hour ago )
Big balloons, heavy security for NYC Thanksgiving parade; St. Louis parade resumes
NEW YORK (AP) — Americans paused Thursday to celebrate their blessings despite terrorism fears and racial tensions over fatal police shootings across the country. A record number of police officers pa...
7:58PM ( 1 hour ago )
Shopping small, holiday spending on the rise
A local economist is encouraging holiday shoppers to take advantage of Small Business Saturday, the day after Black Friday.
5:51PM ( 4 hours ago )
Community groups provide Thanksgiving meals to residents in need
GAINESVILLE - Local organizations provide Thanksgiving meals, clothes and care packages to residents in need.
12:37PM ( 9 hours ago )
NE Ga.'s jobless rate drops to 5.4% for Oct.
The jobless rate for the Northeast Georgia region ticked down a bit in October, while the Gainesville metro remained flat, according to numbers released Thursday morning by the Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL).
By AccessWDUN staff
8:00AM ( 13 hours ago )