Flowery Branch: 150 years old this year; United Way to offer special course; Hall property tax reminder

*To mark the 150th anniversary of its founding, Flowery Branch officials and some townspeople have planned a series of events to be held throughout the year. The grand finale will be a week-long celebration in September, featuring various events which are detailed on the city’s Facebook page.

*United Way of Hall County plans to offer a Mental Health First Aid course in the coming weeks. The agency’s website describes Mental Health First Aid as a course that “teaches you to identify, understand, and respond to the signs of a mental health or substance abuse problem.” To find out more and to register, click here: Mental Health First Aid Training — United Way of Hall County (unitedwayhallcounty.org)

*The Hall County Tax Commissioner’s Office has mailed reminders to the few remaining property owners who still have not paid their 2023 taxes. A news release says the mailing is both a friendly reminder and a “call to action” to avoid further interest on payments that were due Nov. 15. As of December 27, five percent of taxes had not been paid.