As a warm November sun beamed down Thursday on Gainesville, about 400 homeless men and women stirred from under the city's bridges, stoops and shelters and flocked to Good News at Noon to gobble down the grandest Thanksgiving feast ever served at the ministry.
It just wouldn't be Thanksgiving without turkey and dressing - even at the Hall County jail.
The big, 1,026-bed building on Barber Road has more meals served inside it daily than anywhere else in the county, and Thursday, that meal was as traditional as stripes on an inmate's uniform: turkey, dressing, rice, greens and cranberry sauce.
A Jackson County woman who left a 9-month-old foster child unattended in a car has been indicted on charges of involuntary manslaughter and reckless conduct.
Piedmont Judicial Circuit District Attorney Rick Bridgeman on Wednesday announced the indictment against 29-year-old Wendy Osbourne of Nicholson in the Sept. 2 death of baby Jessica Scovil from heat exposure.
Hundreds of children poured into the Boys & Girls Clubs' building near Fair Street International Baccalaureate World School to celebrate Thanksgiving with their other family with whom they spend their afternoons five days a week.
Members of the Keystone Club served a free ham dinner Tuesday to members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall County.
Divers from the Hall County Sheriff's Office helped search a pond in Barrow County on Tuesday for evidence in the shooting of two Auburn residents Nov. 15.
The dive team was called to a pond located behind Parks Mill Apartments, according to Auburn Police Chief Fred Brown. That's where an Auburn woman was shot seven times and her boyfriend shot once in the abdomen while they slept in their apartment.
December 03, 2008|
Times regional staff
A fire that destroyed a vacant home Monday night in North Hall is suspicious, officials said.
Hall County Fire Marshal Scott Cagle said firefighters from three stations responded about 10 p.m. Monday to a fire at 8947 Forrester Road off Skitts Mountain Road. The 1,100-square foot woodframe house was fully engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived, Cagle said.
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.