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Child molestation levied against husband of Auburn day care operator


An Auburn man was arrested March 20 on child molestation charges, according to the Barrow County Sheriff’s Office.

Richard Paltrineri, 64, the husband of the operator of SusanSilly Expressions Pre-School Program, a state-licensed home day care facility at 1441 Elliot’s Lane in Auburn, was taken into custody Friday morning and a search warrant was later executed at the facility.

The investigation was prompted after a child who attended the day care made a disclosure to parents who notified law enforcement.

Among items obtained were numerous documents Sheriff’s officials believed will contain the identities of former children who were at the facility.

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Barrow County CERT offers free spring class


The Barrow County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) will begin spring classes on April 13.  Classes will be held on Monday evening and will run for eight weeks from 7-9:30 p.m., skipping May 25 due to the Memorial Day holiday.

Classes will be held at Barrow County Emergency Services Station 6 on 222 Pleasant Hill Church Road in Winder. Classes are free to Barrow County residents and are taught by Barrow County Emergency
Services (BCES) personnel.

The CERT program is set up under Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA) and the Classes are designed to educate citizens of the community in disaster preparedness. The CERT
training includes basic disaster response skills, fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, hazmat and disaster medical operations.  If you are interested in the CERT program or the classes, see www.barrowcert.org
for the application or contact Penny Clack PClack@barrowga.org or 770-307-2987.

Braselton Antique Mall hosting tent event Friday and Saturday

It's never too cool for a snowcone so stop Braselton Antique Mall and check out the sales going on under the tents as well as inside.

It’s never too cool for a snowcone so stop Braselton Antique Mall and check out the sales going on under the tents as well as inside.

Braselton Antique Mall is hosting a spring cleaning sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, March 27 and 28. The tent event is taking place outdoors and will also feature gem mining, snow cones and ice cream plus antiques.

Braselton Antique Mall

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Gershwin was sporting his costume in front of Braselton Antique Mall where pumpkins signal that Halloween is near.
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This is one of the display booths that makes you feel nostalgic as you walk through the shop located inside part of the historic Braselton Brothers Store.
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Gershwin gives dog owners an idea about how a store-bought costume can be an attractive addition to the Oct. 20 event.
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Randy Gale shows off a truck like the one he had as a youngster to wife Maria when they visited Braselton Antique Mall in advance of the 10th anniversary celebration.
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Ryan Langford and Gershwin invite other dog owners to dress up their canines in costumes or other attire for the pet parade that starts at 2 p.m. -- weather permitting = on Sunday.
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Braselton Antique Mall as a number of popular collectibles and rooms of antiques including furniture, dishes and crystal, textiles, art and jewelry and more.
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Trainz now has merchandise inside Braselton Antique Mall. From train and cars and trucks and all the setup for a collector or enthusiast.

Employers recruiting at Greater Hall Chamber’s April 2 job fair


About 60 employers will be hiring and hundreds of jobseekers are expected to attend an annual job fair and career expo Thursday, April 2, in Gainesville. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Gainesville Civic Center, located at 830 Green St., N.E.

The expo is sponsored by the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce and the Georgia Department of Labor’s (GDOL) Gainesville Area Employer Committee. Staff members of the GDOL’s Gainesville Career Center will assist with the event.

State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler, who plans to attend the expo, urges jobseekers to take full advantage of this opportunity to meet personally with employers, especially in an era when much recruiting is done online.

“This is a golden opportunity where individuals can meet with the companies, talk with the people who work there, make an impression on these companies, and show them how they would be a valuable part of their team,” Butler said.

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GDOL to help Lake Lanier recruit workers Saturday


The Georgia Department of Labor’s (GDOL) Gainesville Career Center will help Lake Lanier Islands Resort fill a number of seasonal and permanent jobs Saturday, March 28.
The recruitment will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the resort’s grand ballroom, located at 7000 Lanier Islands Parkway in Buford.
The company is recruiting for its water park, Lanier World. Job openings are available for admission clerks, dock attendants, and food and beverage workers. All of the positions require the employee to be available to work on weekdays, evenings, weekends and holidays.

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