GAINESVILLE - Events planned this month at the Northeast Georgia History Center:<br />
Tuesday, August 12, 7 p.m. History Forum: The Gainesville Northwestern Railway<br />
​Line​Chris Brooks will present information on the railway line and how it <br />
​served sawmills in the Helen, GA area. Admission is free for History Center<br />
​members and $3 for non-members. For more information, call 770-297-5900.<br />
Sunday, August 17, 1- 4 p.m. Family Day: We've Been Working on the Railroad<br />
​View railroad history of the Northeast Georgia region through exhibits of<br />
​artifacts, memorabilia, and photos. Special exhibits include a working<br />
model train; local railway café, The Big ear Café; and Operation Lifesaver<br />
Railroad Safety. Participate in interactive exhibits of railroad tools and<br />
communication, make railroad crafts, and more. Admission is free, courtesy of<br />
North Georgia Eye. For more information, call 770-297-5900, visit<br />
www.negahc.org, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. <br />
The Northeast Georgia History Center is located at 322 Academy Street, NE, in Gainesville.<br />
The Supreme Court of Georgia (SCOGA) has unanimously upheld the murder conviction and life prison sentence given to Brenda O’Connell, who was 15 years old when she and her sister, Catherine O’Connell, were charged with killing their adoptive mother.
It might not have been a picnic in the traditional sense of the word, but Memorial Park Funeral Home in Gainesville did not let the rain stop the annual Public Safety Appreciation Day at its campus on Memorial Park Road.