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Sandy Springs to convert warehouse to emergency ops center A storm-damaged, city-owned warehouse in Sandy Springs will be repaired and expanded to create an em…

Roswell renames street to honor clergyman The Roswell City Council has approved a request to rename Dobbs Drive for the late Rev. Dr.

Cherokee County schools set auction of surplus vehicles, equipment If you’re in the market for 29 used school buses, you’re in luck: The Cherokee County Sc…

Ga Woman Sentenced to Prison for Conspiring to File False Tax Returns An Atlanta, Georgia, woman was sentenced Monday to 56 months in prison for her role in a scheme to file false federal tax returns, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department's Tax Division and United States Attorney Byung J.

Justices appear skeptical of DeKalb County pay raise vote He pointed to provisions in the Georgia Constitution and case law while arguing that the pay raise voted amounted to a violation of Georgia's Open Meetings Act and the state constitution He said Williams, a DeKalb resident and taxpayer, had a right to sue in hopes of getting the courts to intervene.

Treasurer of Multiple PACs Pleads Guilty to Filing False Reports With The FEC According to admissions Mackenzie made in connection with his guilty plea, from 2011 through 2018, in the Eastern District of Virginia and elsewhere, Mackenzie was the treasurer of approximately 52 PACs, including Conservative StrikeForce, Conservative Majority Fund, Tea Party Majority Fund and Conservative Majority SuperFund.

FDA grants first-ever modified risk orders to eight smokeless tobacco products In an effort to help prevent youth access and exposure, the agency has also placed stringent advertising and promotion restrictions on the products, including a requirement to restrict advertising to adults. In addition, the products' packaging and advertising must also bear the warning statements required for all smokeless tobacco products.

This family farm wants to be the first winery in Forsyth County Peachtree Parkway can be one of the most stressful places in Forsyth County during morning and evening rush hours, so it might come as a shock for some that just off the highway, there is a family farm with some big plans.

Hometown News: Local school breaks ground on new STEAM learning center The Goddard School of Cumming held a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday, Oct. 17, on a 4,000-square-foot expansion of the campus at 5416 Bethelview Road. The new facility will include three classrooms and a STEAM learning center, according to the school, along with an area for music and drama activities.

TFS names eighth grade Students of the Month for September - Now Habersham Faculty members at Tallulah Falls School have selected four eighth grade Students of the Month for September. The chosen students exemplified character and leadership qualities consistent with the Tallulah 12 character initiative or have demonstrated academic excellence in the classroom.

Man accused of dozen peeping Tom cases in Virginia-Highland neighborhood Within the past month, residents in Virginia-Highland have told police there were a dozen sightings…

Lambert survives another five-set match, downs Hillgrove Nelson, Lambert's surging outside hitter, finished with 13 of them Tuesday, helping the Longhorns stave off elimination in yet another five-set drama, downing Hillgrove 3-2 in the second round of the Class 7A playoffs. "I just wanted to kill something, because I wrote 'kill' on my wrist and I just wanted to kill with my serves," Nelson said.

4 Hour Hearing Reverses Guyton Mayor's Decision to Terminate City Manager After four hours of testimony and another forty minutes of deliberations in closed session, the Guyton City Council voted to reinstate City Manager Daniel Hofman.

Tip leads to arrest in fatal Covington hit-and-run After initially denying that he was behind the wheel at the time of the hit-and-run, Shepherd admitted to running over the women Tuesday after he was confronted with the evidence, police said. Malcom said there was a large dent in the hood of the van, but Shepherd couldn't tell detectives how it happened or how long it had been there.

JUST IN: Woman pushing baby stroller struck by SUV, killed in Clayton County A woman pushing her baby across a busy Clayton County road was struck by an SUV and killed Tuesday m…

Forsyth County man indicted for child molestation, sexual battery A Forsyth County man who was arrested in April on multiple charges of rape and sexual battery of children was indicted last week in the Superior Criminal Court of Forsyth County.

Fire Safety Education Efforts and Alarm Installations As part of the Town/Gown Fire Safety Community Service Project, Walker County Fire Rescue was chosen, along with 24 other departments nationwide, to host community events.

Why Georgia Democrats decided to meet in Forsyth County this weekend Forsyth County is a major player in state politics, and the Democratic Party has its eyes set on what has long been considered a Republican stronghold.

Here's what Furkids' new Forsyth County headquarters looks like Though the weather was cold and rainy on Saturday, it did little to diminish the excitement as an animal rescue organization showed off its new south Forsyth home. On Saturday, officials with Furkids Animal Rescue and Shelters hosted an open house of their headquarters and cat shelter at 5235 Union Hill Road.

Government hiring up to 2,900 people in Atlanta area for 2020 Census Mandated by the Constitution, the decennial count helps determine congressional representation as well as hundreds of billions of dollars in federal funding for cities, counties and states. Communities use the data to plan new schools and hospitals. Businesses use it decide where to build new factories, offices and stores.

Questions, concerns raised by north Forsyth community over Poole’s Mill redistricting On Monday night, the Forsyth County Board of Education met with parents and community members at North Forsyth High School for the first public comment session on a redistricting plan that could reshape school attendance lines in north Forsyth over the coming year.

Georgia Southern Mourns the Loss of Jordan Wiggins STATESBORO - On Monday evening, a family member called Georgia Southern Police to request a welfare check at Jordan Wiggins' residence hall in Statesboro. Upon arrival, officers found Wiggins unresponsive. He was transported to East Georgia Regional Medical Center, where he later passed away.

Summerville Railroad Days ContinueThis Weekend with Community Fall Festival and Sunday Dinner At The Depot Community Fall Festival and Old Fashioned Sunday Dinner are part of the "Steam Into Summerville Railroad Days" celebration, held in honor of the fall arrivals of the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum Passenger Trains. Weekly train arrivals during October - mid November are scheduled for 1:00 p.m.

1 dead, 1 jailed after drug transaction leads to deadly shooting in DeKalb One man is dead and another is charged with murder after an overnight shooting at an apartment compl…

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