GAINESVILLE - A national campaign focusing on water safety comes to Gainesville this weekend.<br />
"Ready, Set, Wear It!" emphasizes the use of life jackets and other flotation devices and Hall County Fire Services (HCFS) is the only Georgia agency participating this year, according to HCFS spokesman Scott Cagle.<br />
Cagle cited the boating accident that occurred on Lake Lanier Sunday as "just another reminder" of the importance of water safety.<br />
The event will be held from 11:00-1:00 at Van Pugh Day Use Park on Gaines Ferry Road near Flowery Branch. <br />
"As mentioned earlier, this is an 'informal' event
Due to program and enrollment growth at its Cumming Campus, the University of North Georgia plans to lease the top floor of the Cumming City Hall for its Master of Business Administration and continuing education and professional development programs, that according to Associate Vice President of University Relations Kate Maine.
Rangers from a host of law enforcement agencies are gearing up for the busy Memorial Day weekend out on the various waterways in Georgia; the holiday marks the unofficial beginning to the summer boating season.
Capt. Keith Canup, commander of Georgia State Patrol Troop B, says his troopers were unjustly criticized after conditions got out of hand during SoWo in Helen over the weekend. As operational commander over the six GSP posts in northeast Georgia, Canup asked AccessWDUN.com to run the following response from him in its entirety: