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Census data shows growth in Hall County

Census data shows growth in Hall County

GAINESVILLE, Ga. – The population of Hall County is on the rise according to new data released by the United States Census Thursday.

The Census reports that 179,684 people called Hall County home in 2010.  That’s up 29.01 percent since the previous Census in 2000.

The Roads are Open; We Have Your Traffic Information at 11Alive.com

All the roads in Metro Atlanta are open today. You need to pack a huge load of patience while you get going though. There are many delays out there. For details on particular routes, check http://11alive.com/traffic.

ALL INTERSTATES & MAIN ROUTES are open.

The left lanes have ice in them. Stay out of those left lanes. Assume that all overpasses have ice on them; many have glaze ice that you will not be able to see until you are on them.

ALL of the on and off ramps have ice in them. Approach them slowly and carefully. If you speed onto an offramp or try to turn suddenly, you will slide and crash.

ARTERIAL/MAIN STREETS --

All have some ice on them. Most with three lanes ordinarily are down to two; most with two lanes regularly, are down to one lane.

Positive Rabies Alert in South Hall County

Atlanta, GA--  Hall County has announced that there is a positive case of rabies that is being reported from an incident that occured on November 3rd between a skunk and a dog.  The incident happened in the Summerset Drive area of South Hall, and the skunk was shipped to the Georgia Public health Lab in Decatur for further testing.  On November 5th, Hall County was notified that the skunk was positive for rabies.

Positive alert signs will be posted in the area where the rabid skunk was located. If you live in this area or you see an animal acting abnormally in the Summerset Drive area, contact Hall County Animal Services at 770-531-6830 or during non-working hours call Hall County Dispatch at 770-536-8812.

Animal owners are encouraged to vaccinate their domesticated pets for rabies. Vaccines are available at the Hall County Animal Shelter for $10 Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m.