Hospitals face readmission fines

...brings the top penalties to the full amount as authorized by the Affordable Care Act.In Georgia, Fannin Regional in Blue Ridge will receive the maximum fine, at 3 percent. Others with fines above 1 percent are Elbert Memorial in Elberton, 2...

Time for annual changing of the leaves

...Beginning in October, regular updates will keep travelers posted on how fall color is progressing across Georgia's Blue Ridge.The Web site also includes details on top trails and overlooks.

Plan ahead to enjoy fall's leaf show in Georgia

...Mountain is Georgia's highest state park. Roadside overlooks and the summit Visitor Center offer sweeping views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The 2.2-mile Tennessee Rock Trail is a good choice for a short, moderate hike. For an all-day challenge...

Don Grantham elected chairman of State Transportation Board

...the past year as the transportation board's vice chairman. He replaces outgoing chairman Jay Shaw.Emily Dunn, of Blue Ridge, was elected vice chairwoman, and Robert Brown, of Decatur, was voted secretary.The 14 members of the State Transportation...

House Speaker David Ralston denies violating State Bar of Georgia's rules

...November."I love this caucus and I am proud of the accomplishments we have made together," Ralston wrote.Ralston, of Blue Ridge, has served in the Legislature since 2003 and was elected speaker in 2010.

Columbia County students return to school

...Harlem High | Middle | ElementaryLakeside High | Lakeside MiddleGrovetown HighRiverside Middle | Stevens Creek Elem. Blue Ridge Elementary | All slideshowsLaurie Garcia was one of those parents, working her way through a registration packet in order...

Mary Thompson

...brothers-in-law, James L. Thompson and Kary L. Thompson (Nancy) of Spartanburg, SC; John K. Thompson (Frances) of Blue Ridge, GA; sisters-in-law, Kathy T. Shaw (Lane) of Alpharetta, GA, Annie Thompson of Charleston, SC, and Ida...

Blue Ridge Drive in Columbia County closed

...Columbia CountyMotorists should avoid Blue Ridge Drive for the next few weeks because...will be closed for construction.Blue Ridge Drive will be closed to through traffic...of stormwater infrastructure under Blue Ridge Drive.Columbia County traffic officials...

2014 Summer Camps Guide - SPORTS

...1 p.m. July 7-9; $100 through June 20, $150 afterSURE SHOT BASKETBALL CAMP: Lakeside Middle School, 527 Blue Ridge Drive; Tom Weidenaar (706) 855-6900 or Dave Pitock (706) 627-0425; rising...

Columbia County polling places

...Desoto Drive, Martinez111 Lakeside Middle, 527 Blue Ridge Drive115 Martinez Baptist Church, 3632 Lynnwood...Presbyterian, 4201 Southern Pines Drive, Evans136 Blue Ridge Elementary School, 550 Blue Ridge Drive, Evans137 Christ the King Lutheran Church...