Thursday October 8th, 2015 12:24PM

Chestatee-Chattahoochee RC&D Council recognized by national group

By Staff
DEMOREST - The Chestatee-Chattahoochee RC&D Council has been reauthorized as an enhanced (Tier II) member of the National Association's Circle of Diamonds program.<br /> <br /> This means it maintains its status as one of approximately 25 RC&D Councils (out of 375 nationwide) that have qualified for enhanced membership. <br /> <br /> The National Association of RC&D Councils (NARC&DC) represents America's Resource Conservation and Development Councils, non-profit organizations that work to protect natural resources and develop rural economies. <br /> <br /> The Chestatee/Chattahoochee Council serves 13 northeast Georgia counties, including Hall.<br /> <br /> For more information on Chestatee/Chattahoochee RC&D Council, visit, phone 706- 894-1591 or email
© Copyright 2015
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Ethics laws set to take effect Jan. 1 in Georgia
After dominating much of the legislative session, a set of major ethics reforms is scheduled to take effect Jan. 1.
7:04PM ( 1 year ago )
Sex offender held in Hall County for failing to register
A 47-year-old man was booked into the Hall County Jail Tuesday, being held without bond for allegedly failing to register as a sex offender, his second such arrest.
6:09PM ( 1 year ago )
Pharmacy robberies may involve same suspect
Oakwood Police Tuesday afternoon released details in a pharmacy robbery they're investigating, similar to one that happened in the Hall County Tuesday morning.
5:46PM ( 1 year ago )
Local/State News
S&P 500 index has its best year since 1997
The stock market closed out a record year with more all-time highs on Tuesday, giving U.S. indexes their biggest annual gains in almost two decades.
6:56PM ( 1 year ago )
Dems, GOP seek to define issue for 2014 elections
Ten months to next year's midterm elections, Democrats are determined to make Congress' slim production of fewer than 60 laws and plenty of incompletes - on immigration, gun control, tax reform and basic spending bills - a defining issue, heaping much of the blame on the GOP-led House for obstructing President Barack Obama's second-term agenda.
1:38PM ( 1 year ago )
US home price gains slow in October from September
U.S. home prices rose in October from the previous year at the fastest pace in almost eight years. But price gains slowed in most U.S. cities from September to October, suggesting the increases are leveling off.
1:33PM ( 1 year ago )
Business News
Rehabilitative Industries of Northeast Georgia ring-in month-long awareness celebration
Thursday morning area civic and business leaders joined RING staff members at their Athens Street headquarters to celebrate National Disability Employment Awareness Month.
12:22PM ( 2 minutes ago )
Gainesville Police investigate reported robbery
Gainesville Police are investigating what was reported as a robbery in the parking lot of an Athens Street business Wednesday afternoon.
12:18PM ( 6 minutes ago )
Manhunt underway for suspects in Gillsville area
The Banks County Sheriff's Office is looking for two men who fled after their vehicle crashed during a pursuit by deputies Thursday morning.
11:13AM ( 1 hour ago )
No injuries, minor problems with Lula train derailment
A couple of train cars carrying heavy equipment slid off the tracks near downtown Lula Wednesday afternoon, but local officials described the incident as "minor."
By AccessWDUN Staff
10:37AM ( 1 hour ago )
Contract awarded for $37M road project in Forsyth Co.
The widening of a five-mile section of Bethleview Road in Forsyth County - which will include a bridge over Big Creek - is a step closer to reality.
10:35AM ( 1 hour ago )