BUFORD - Jerry Barnes, pulled from retirement out of his home in the scenic Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, first thought the task of modernizing the water control plan for the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin would take three years.
Family, friends and colleagues of Northeastern Circuit Public Defender Brad Morris hope he'll be able to come back to Gainesville soon after spending two weeks in critical but stable condition at an Atlanta hospital following a devastating crash on his motorized scooter.
The model car lay shattered on the basement floor, its pieces scattered in every direction.
For weeks, a young Tod Peavy had tinkered and toiled and thought of nothing but this car. But his foster mother resented the red roadster. She hadn't given it to him. Instead, a holiday well-wisher purchased the present for an anonymous foster child, and caseworkers put the toy in the boy's hands for Christmas.