$25K scam; Dawsonville gets historic preservation $$$; longtime Gville restaurant closes

*Gainesville Police say the victim of the scam was a local real estate company. “Company received an email to transfer funds, after transferring funds they found it to be a scam,” police spokesman Kevin Holbrook said in an email. “$25,000 was transferred.”

*Dawsonville is one of six Georgia municipalities and one county that are receiving more than $118,000 in federal subgrants, supporting historic preservation activities in their respective communities. Dawsonville’s $6,000 will be used for a historic resources survey, according to the state Department of Community Affairs which administers the grants.

*O’Charley’s on Browns Bridge Road in Gainesville has closed. A sign on the front door reads “Sorry, we’re closed permanently. O’Charley’s thanks you for your patronage and we hope to see you soon. O’Charley’s.” It’s unclear how many employees were affected by the closing and why the restaurant was closed. But as recently as late August the chain “abruptly” shuttered 18 outlets, according to eatthis.com, bringing to the 51 the number closed since the first of the year. “Struggling sales and changing areas around eateries” were given as the reason.