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A pair of Gainesville twins charged with burglary in November by Gainesville Police were indicted last week by a grand jury.

Naekwon and Raekwon Weston, 17, both face a burglary charge for allegedly entering a home on Nov. 10, 2014, “with the intent to commit a theft therein.”

The Westons were charged by Gainesville Police after reports from Lenox Park Apartments in Gainesville. They originally were charged with three counts but were only charged once in the indictment on Aug. 12.

Both men are incarcerated in the Hall County Jail.


Public defender supervisory committee slated for Sept. 17

To brief the committee on the year’s activity, the Northeastern Judicial Circuit’s public defender  supervisory committee will meet Sept. 17.

The meeting includes a report on caseloads and issues faced by the public defender’s office. The report is then sent on to the state office.

The supervisory committee will meet at 3 p.m. Sept. 17 in the public defender’s conference room at 111 Spring St. SE, in Gainesville.

Law enforcement collecting goods for food bank

The Hall County Sheriff’s Office and Gainesville Police are taking donations for Georgia Mountain Food Bank.

Canned foods and low-sugar cereal are most needed, according to the agencies. The sheriff’s office is accepting donation until 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, which can be brought during normal office hours to the department at 610 Main St. in Gainesville.

Gainesville Police are accepting donations through Sept. 30, which can be dropped off at 701 Queen City Parkway in Gainesville.


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