Georgia’s New Restrictive Covenant Act

Georgia voters approved a constitutional amendment to what is known as Georgia’s Restrictive Covenant Act in 2010. Mark Alexander, a partner and trial attorney with the Stewart Melvin & Frost law firm in Gainesville, Ga., offers advice on what both employers...

Impact of Recession on our Judicial System

We hear a lot in the news about the impact of the recession on local governments and our school systems. Budget cuts at the state and local levels have led to furloughs, layoffs and reduction of government services throughout our communities. But less attention has...

Swimming Pool Safety

Warmer weather is here, and that goes hand-in-hand with firing up the grill, stringing up the tomato vines, and – for some people – opening up the backyard swimming pool for the summer season. If you’re lucky enough to own a swimming pool, summertime...

Teenagers and Cell Phone ‘Sexting’

A troubling trend among teenagers and their cell phones has emerged here in Gainesville-Hall County as well as other areas across the country. And we’re not talking about teens staying up too late at night talking on their phones or running up excessive charges...