Dog adoptions; Gville GSP getting new trooper; Winning MegaMillions tickets sold in our area

*”This was WAY too close this week. ” So reads a Facebook posting from Hall County Animal Services. It’s referring to a flurry of activity during the final 30 minutes before deadline when several dogs facing “adoption or else” found new homes. The agency had said earlier in the week that the dogs were faced with the possibility of being put down if they were not adopted by the end of the business day on Saturday. (Pictured: Two of the dogs.)

*One of the 39 Georgia state troopers who graduated from trooper school Friday is being assigned to the Gainesville State Patrol post. For more on the graduation ceremony and the troopers’ assignments and home counties, click here: Thirty-Nine Cadets Join the Ranks of the Georgia State Patrol  | Georgia Department of Public Safety

*Two winning Mega Millions tickets from Friday night’s drawing, worth $10,000 each, were sold in our area. One was purchased at a Circle K in Suwanee and the other at Chevron in Bethlehem.