New Hall fire trucks in service; Riverside results from JROTC nationals; a historic moment for Winder City Council

*Hall County Fire Rescue recently deployed eight new fire engines as part of its multi-year plan to replace and upgrade its once-aging fleet. The engines have been assigned to stations covering the southern half of Hall County, completing the three-year plan approved by the Board of Commissioners in 2020. They assigned to stations 1, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 12 and 14.

*Riverside Prep’s Raider Teams competed earlier this month in the U.S. Army JROTC Raider National Championship at Ft. Knox, Ky. Riverside’s A Team earned first place in both the rope-bridge (1:34) and gauntlet (8:49) events and second place in the 5K run (27:27). Riverside’s A Team earned third place overall, a mere 5.5 points short of first place winners from Adairsville High School (Adairsville, Ga.).

*The Winder City Council will make no transfers from the City’s Water and Sewer enterprise fund for the close of Fiscal Year 2023. Traditionally, the council has elected to transfer the funds to support operating general services. This is the first-time in the last several years that is not being done.