Fire destroys mobile home; Suwanee woman pleads guilty to embezzling $3M+; CORRECTION to recent story

*Fire destroyed a mobile home in the 2100 block of Wildwood Court about 4:45 Thursday afternoon. A spokeswoman for Hall County Fire Rescue (HCFR) said it was fully engulfed in flames when the first units arrived. There were no injuries, and the cause of the fire was not immediately known.

*Sonya Hesenius of Suwanee, a former office manager and executive assistant for an Alpharetta company, has pleaded guilty to wire fraud after embezzling more than $3.5 million from the firm between 2015 and 2020, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. The 59-year-old is scheduled to be sentenced next March. Northern District of Georgia | Former office manager pleads guilty to embezzling over 3.5 million dollars | United States Department of Justice

*CORRECTION: Due to incorrect information from our source, we erroneously reported a few days ago that you can now get permits online to cut Christmas trees in Georgia’s two national forests – the Chattahoochee and the Oconee. A spokesman for the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) office in Gainesville said Thursday that was in error – that Christmas tree cutting is not permitted on USFS land in Georgia. We regret the error and apologize.