Saturday October 10th, 2015 8:33AM

Braselton celebrates Georgia Cities Week

By Staff
BRASELTON - Braselton joins cities throughout Georgia to celebrate "Georgia Cities Week 2014" and its theme, People Place Purpose.<br /> <br /> The town will host volunteers Saturday (April 12) for its fifth annual Rivers Alive cleanup along the Mulberry River, local streams and roadsides. Anyone interested may gather at 9:00 AM at the Braselton Community Room adjacent to Town Hall for supplies and assignments. Additional information is available at 706.654-3915 ext. 1012.<br /> <br /> On Tuesday, April 15, the town's Adopt-A-Stream program will be honored as Georgia's outstanding environmental initiative at Zoo Atlanta. Yvette Wise, the town's environmental specialist, will accept the award sponsored by the Georgia Environmental Protection Division.<br /> <br /> Appointees to the town's agencies, authorities and commissions will be feted at a reception hosted by the Mayor and Council on Thursday at Chateau Elan.<br /> <br /> Commenting on the 'People Place Purpose' theme, town manager Jennifer Dees said, "A town is defined by its people, and we are so fortunate to have a large, diverse group of always willing and able volunteers to assist the town in creating Braselton as the best place to call home for our residents and businesses."
© Copyright 2015
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Last 4 on Md. death row to have sentences commuted
In one of his final acts as governor, Democrat Martin O'Malley announced Wednesday that he will commute the sentences of Maryland's four remaining death-row inmates to life in prison.
2:07PM ( 9 months ago )
Committee leaves transportation funding to lawmakers
Georgia will have to cover a $1 billion to $1.5 billion transportation funding gap to stay economically competitive, a committee of lawmakers is warning in a report issued Tuesday.
5:36AM ( 9 months ago )
Grass fire impacts rush hour traffic on 985
Rush hour traffic on I-985 was slowed by a grass fire Wednesay afternoon with one lane closed while firefighters fought the blaze.
10:19PM ( 9 months ago )
Judge denies motions to move, delay Tsarnaev trial
Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev asked a federal appeals court Wednesday to overturn a judge's decision to not move his upcoming trial out of state.
10:02PM ( 9 months ago )
Sheriff: Man shot 2 on I-85 because he wanted car
A 22-year-old man shot two people who stopped to give him a ride on Interstate 85 in South Carolina on Christmas Eve because he wanted their car to drive to Georgia, a sheriff said Wednesday.
5:21PM ( 9 months ago )
Local/State News
State DOT awards $48M contract for NE Ga. road project
The state Department of Transportation has awarded a $47.8 million contract for nine miles of work on a northeast Georgia road.
9:37AM ( 9 months ago )
Applications for US jobless aid rise
More Americans sought unemployment benefits last week, but the number of applications continues to be at historically low levels.
9:23AM ( 9 months ago )
US consumer confidence rises in December
Impressed with an improving economy, American consumers are feeling more confident, a private survey showed.
6:20PM ( 9 months ago )
Business News
Clinton, O'Malley, Sanders to headline Southern forum
Three Democratic presidential candidates are scheduled to attend a Nov. 6 forum in South Carolina.
By The Associated Press
1:07PM ( 19 hours ago )
Judge says Georgia's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage cannot be enforced
A federal judge in Georgia has ruled that the state's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage cannot be enforced.
By The Associated Press
9:15AM ( 23 hours ago )
Obama cites differences with GOP on immigration in speech to Hispanic leaders
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama promised Hispanic leaders on Thursday he'll continue to champion a comprehensive change to the nation's immigration laws and said America's greatness comes fro...
9:08AM ( 23 hours ago )
Chaos in the House: McCarthy withdraws candidacy for speaker, GOP vote postponed
WASHINGTON (AP) — Confronting insurmountable obstacles, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy suddenly withdrew from the contest for speaker of the U.S. House on Thursday, shocking colleagues just before the...
11:26PM ( 1 day ago )
Isakson, Perdue attack part of bill they say sides with Ala. in water wars
Georgia Senators Johnny Isakson and David Perdue Thursday urged Senate leaders to remove language in the Energy and Water appropriations bill they say is a direct attack on Georgia in its ongoing water dispute with Alabama.
By AccessWDUN staff
6:56PM ( 1 day ago )