A Gainesville woman arrested in connection with severe burns sustained by her young daughter in a house fire pleaded not guilty to charges of reckless conduct and drug possession Thursday.
Patricia Darlene Turpin was in the courtroom of Hall County Superior Court Judge Kathlene Gosselin Thursday but left before her plea of not guilty was entered on her behalf by her attorney, Dan Summer.
Georgia's association of elected coroners says mandated budget cuts at the state agency that performs nearly 3,000 autopsies a year could mean longer waits for families of the deceased and higher costs to county taxpayers.
This isn't the first year that St. John Baptist Church has sponsored a community health fair for Gainesville's Southside. But for the first time, the church's health ministry is partnering with Brenau University's Department of Nursing to organize the event.
Suspected drug dealers were roused from their beds early Thursday by deputies and police with warrants for their arrests in a roundup operation targeting the Floyd Road/Old Athens Road area of southeast Gainesville.