Safe Kids Gainesville-Hall County, funded by Northeast Georgia Medical Center, handed out numerous honors at its annual awards banquet Thursday at Lakewood Baptist Church.
The award for Community Agency of the Year went to Hall County Fire Services. Dee Scarpellino, a nurse at McEver Elementary School, was named Educator of the Year. Melinda Smith, a nurse in Northeast Georgia Medical Center's Emergency Department, was chosen Volunteer of the Year.
Northeastern Judicial Circuit Public Defender Brad Morris remained in critical but stable condition at an Atlanta hospital Wednesday, a day after his scooter collided with an employee's truck that swerved into his path.
A couple and two children, including one child airlifted to an Atlanta hospital, were seriously injured in a two-vehicle wreck Sunday morning on Ga. 369/Browns Bridge Road at Watson Circle in West Hall County.
Hall County Fire Marshal Scott Cagle confirmed that Air Life air ambulance had been called for one patient in a Sunday morning accident at Browns Bridge Road and Watson Circle. Five patients in total were being evaluated at the scene, Cagle said.