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RiverStone Medical Plaza will be Foresight LLC investment in Braselton

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State Sen. Butch Miller joined with Dr. Jonathan Woody and Dr. Jeffrey Pearce, Braselton Councilman Tony Funarii and Dr. Michael Lebow in grabbing ceremonial gold shovels to turn some dirt on the Friendship Road site where two 45,000-square-foot buildings will be constructed by Foresight LLC. See more scenes in LeAnne Akin's photo gallery below.

State Sen. Butch Miller joined with Dr. Jonathan Woody and Dr. Jeffrey Pearce, Braselton Councilman Tony Funari and Dr. Michael Lebow in grabbing ceremonial gold shovels to turn some dirt on the Friendship Road site where two 45,000-square-foot buildings will be constructed by Foresight LLC. See more scenes in LeAnne Akin’s photo gallery below.

Ground was broken July 1 on an 8.5-acre tract of property buildings next to the new Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton where two specialty medical office buildings will be built.

RiverStone Medical Plaza is being developed by a group of five vascular surgeons with a successful practice in Athens.

The Foresight LLC team of Dr. Christopher Everett, Dr. David Sailors, Dr. Jeffrey Pearce, Dr. Jonathan Woody and Dr. Michael Lebow with Janet Mungenast, office administrator, selected BDR as project manager/owner’s representative and BDR’s Katie Leonard welcomed guests to the Friendship Road site.

Guests included State Sen. Butch Miller and Braselton Councilman Tony Funari.

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Run the Vineyard 5K is Aug. 1

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VineyardRun-logoThe Braselton Rotary Club will host the seventh annual Run the Vineyard on Saturday, Aug. 1, beginning at 7:30 a.m. Online registration is now available for $20 at www.active.com (See braselton-ga/running/distance-running-races/7th-annual-run-the-vineyard-5k-rotary-club-of-braselton-2015).

Rotarians will also have registration forms available later this week.

The 5K runs through the grounds of Chateau Elan and raises money for local charity partners as well as a donation to the booster club of the high school cross country team with the most participants.

Packet pick-up is from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Friday, July 31, or from 6:30-7:30 a.m. on race day at Paddy’s Pavilion located at Chateau Elan.

Attention drivers: I-85 North flex lane is now open

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NORCROSS – New asphalt is now open for you to use on Interstate 85 northbound from State Route 140/Jimmy Carter Blvd, Exit 99 to Indian Trail Road, Exit 101. The new flex lane can be used from 3-7 p.m. Monday through only.

“You can use this new flex lane on your way home today. This flex lane is just like the Georgia 400 system in Fulton County. The shoulder of I-85 has been rebuilt to support traffic from Jimmy Carter Blvd to Indian Trail Road. This is the only section of flex lanes on I-85,” says Georgia DOT District Engineer Brent Cook.

Baldwin Paving built the new flex lane for $2.2 million.

DriveAlert ArriveAlive calls attention to an alarming increase in roadway fatalities across Georgia, many resulting from preventable crashes and distracted driving. DriveAlert ArriveAlive implores motorists to buckle up; stay off the phone and no texting; and drive alert. Visit www.dot.ga.gov/DS/SafetyOperation/DAAA. #ArriveAliveGA For more information about Georgia DOT, visit www.dot.ga.gov or on  Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/GDOTNE ) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/GDOTNE).

Bride and groom no more; now it’s Applicant 1 and 2

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No longer will it be a bride and a groom making application for a marriage license in Georgia. Applicant 1 and Applicant 2 will be applying.

Georgia probate judges have been preparing for the possibility that same-sex marriage could be on the horizon if the U.S. Supreme Court ruled as it was announced Friday morning.

With same-sex unions ruled legal nationwide, the proactive action of the Council of Probate Judges of Georgia finds that marriage applications have already been revised statewide to reflect “Applicant 1” and “Applicant 2” rather than “Groom” and “Bride,” as previously designed, according to Jackson County Probate Judge Sherry Moore.

Probate court offices across Georgia are ready to begin using the revised application.

“Since the law is effective immediately, Jackson County Probate Court will now issue same sex licenses to any couple wishing to obtain one,” said Moore.

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Fiery accident on I-85 injures 3, impacts traffic

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Units from Jefferson Fire/Rescue and Jackson County EMS responded just before noon on June 26 to Interstate 85 South at the 137 mile marker, between the Highway 129 exit and the Dry Pond exit to a reported vehicle accident with fire and multiple injuries.

A single-vehicle accident with a vehicle fully involved with fire and there were three injuries. One female patient early 20s with third degree burns over approximately 70 percent of her body and also severe traumatic injuries was transported by EMS to Grady Hospital in Atlanta as was a 6-year-old child, who sustained second-degree burns over 20 percent of the body, and a third victim in his or her 20s with burns and injuries from the accident.

Traffic on southbound I-85 has been impacted by the accident and the ongoing investigation which is being conducted by the Georgia State Patrol.