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Hall County Schools will return to an in-person hybrid schedule beginning Tuesday, Jan. 19, after the school system reported stabilizing COVID-19 numbers and “significantly” decreased student cases, Superintendent Will Schofield announced Thursday morning.
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Badge and Bar: Police looking for antique train lamps stolen from Winder depot
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Winder Police are looking for a pair of antique train lamps that were stolen from the historic train depot.

Winder Police are looking for a pair of antique train lamps that were stolen from the historic train depot.

“We are asking for the public’s help in trying to locate these antique train lamps. They were stolen from the train depot/museum,” the police said on social media.

Anyone with information is asked to call the detective at 678-425-6889.

Police: Man made more than 100 phone calls to Hall courthouse

A man reportedly called the Hall County Courthouse repeating the same thing and made more than 100 phone calls.

Gainesville Police took a harassing communication report Thursday, July 25.

Cpl. Jessica Van said the victim kept receiving calls from a man requesting a Spanish-speaking person.

“When speaking with someone who spoke Spanish, he would continue saying the same thing,” Van wrote in an email.

The victim reported receiving “over 100 phone calls from the same person with the intent of harassing the courthouse.”

Police take weapons reports after incidents on roadway

Gainesville Police took a pair of reports this week about firearms being drawn after incidents on Jesse Jewell Parkway and Dawsonville Highway.

The first reported was around 7 p.m. Monday, July 22, at Jesse Jewell Parkway and Auburn Avenue.

Deputy Chief John Robertson described it as a “road rage incident.” 

According to police, the female victim claimed a man pulled out a gun and yelled “at her after she blew her horn when he cut her off changing lanes.”

“No witnesses to the incident, and the suspect gave a different version of events,” Robertson wrote in an email.

The second was around 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 24 on Dawsonville Highway.

“The victim alleges that while driving on Dawsonville Highway, a dark-skinned male waved a handgun outside his driver window and put her in immediate fear for her safety,” Cpl. Jessica Van wrote in an email.

The victim was in the vehicle behind the man and saw this while driving behind him.

Van said no shots were fired, and there were no reported injuries.


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