Saying they didn't have evidence to prove the charge beyond a reasonable doubt, prosecutors dismissed a rape charge brought in January against a man accused of sexually assaulting a fellow patient inside the Laurelwood mental health and substance abuse center.
The East Hall Branch of the Hall County Library System will be temporarily closed for repairs to the building's HVAC system. The library will be closed beginning Wednesday and will re-open in mid-August after the repairs.
"This is an ongoing project for us," said Lisa MacKinney, assistant director of the Hall County Library System. "We received grant money to contribute to fixing the HVAC systems in the Murrayville and East Hall branches."
A case involving a Hall County woman who left her three young children home alone and hungry illustrates the need to revise a state law that protects confidential child welfare records, a local prosecutor said.