The economic slump is forcing more people to surrender their pets to the Hall County Animal Shelter, but the recession is also shrinking the amount of money available to care for the animals until they're adopted.
About $9,000 was raised Sunday afternoon in a benefit concert for Jimmy Cutrell, a musician and music instructor suffering from a disabling spinal condition, said Elena Trear, who helped organize the event.
Hall County Sheriff's deputies are searching for two people who reportedly broke into a Gillsville Highway convenience store to steal cigarettes and calling cards, according to a news release from the sheriff's office.
Hall County Sheriff's deputies arrested a 50-year-old man Saturday afternoon who allegedly broke into a home and stole a bottle of water, hot dog buns and a CD player, according to the sheriff's office.
BRASELTON - The Braselton Town Council chose five out of 13 proposed objectives to actively pursue in the next 12 to 18 months, including enhancing the town's economic development.
The goals were selected at the town's annual planning retreat held recently. Sponsored by the Northeast Georgia Regional Development Center, the event was held in the Braselton Planning and Public Utilities Building. Council members, the town manager and two representatives from the Regional Development Center attended the retreat.
February 23, 2009|
BY KATIE DUNN
Times regional staff
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.