Bond hearing is postponed
A bond hearing for a Cleveland man accused of killing his wife Dec. 24 has been postponed till Feb. 7.
A lawyer for Roger Neal Hewell, 44, asked Judge Hugh Stone for a postponement Thursday because he was not prepared for the hearing.
"I won't be back in White County (until Feb. 7)," Stone told lawyer Brett Turner. "That's a long time for someone to be in jail when he might be out on bond."
Hewell is charged with felony murder in the Dec. 24 death of his wife, Sandra Jean Hewell, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
He did not appear in court Thursday.
City offices close for King Day
Gainesville city offices will be closed Monday for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Contact: Mayor and city manager's office, (770) 535-6865.
Forsyth toddler died Sunday
A 2-year-old Forsyth County boy died Sunday from injuries sustained in an all-terrain vehicle accident. Because of a reporter's error, the day of the boy's death was incorrect in a story on page 3A of Thursday's edition of The Times.
Kindergarten sign-ups to start
Gainesville City Schools is holding kindergarten registration this month.
Parents can register their child at the elementary school of their choice between 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. weekdays through Jan. 31.
They should bring the child's birth certificate (the child must be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1), proof of residence, immunization record, Social Security number, and eye, ear and dental certificates. Parents must register at the International Center, which is at 695-A Fair St., if English is the child's second language.
Contact: Central office, (770) 536-5275.
Originally published Friday, January 14, 2005