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Who has been sleeping in my house?

MILTON, Ga. A Hamiota Ridge family returned home from vacation to find that someone appeared to be staying in their home....More

Trio arrested for smoking in park

MILTON, Ga. Three people were arrested July 10 for possession of marijuana after allegedly smoking it in North Park....More

16-year-old gets embarrassing arrest

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. A 16-year-old girl was charged with shoplifting July 7 at a Jones Bridge Road Rite Aid pharmacy after she allegedly tried to steal two "vibrator" devices....More

Men steal mail from businesses

ALPHARETTA, Ga. Two men were arrested July 12 after allegedly taking mail from seven downtown Alpharetta businesses....More

Driver waves gun in family emergency

CUMMING, Ga. — A man called 911 after a driver erratically passed him while waving a firearm, according to a Forsyth County Sheriff's incident report....More

Costco trailer stolen, offices burglarized

CUMMING, Ga. — Someone stole a utility trailer and broke into offices at the Costco construction site, according to a Cumming Police incident report....More

Hundreds of puppies rescued from 'deplorable conditions'

by Aldo Nahed
CANTON, Ga. — The Cherokee County Animal Shelter declared an emergency situation and shut its doors to handle nearly 360 small dogs taken from an alleged puppy mill on Tuesday, July 15....More
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Tichelman pleads not guilty to murder

by Jonathan Copsey
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. The woman accused of killing a Google executive pleaded not guilty to manslaughter earlier this month....More
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Vincent Murphy selected for FBU Top Gun program

SUWANEE, Ga. — Vincent Murphy of Suwanee, a rising eighth-grader at Riverwatch Middle School, has been invited and will be competing at the nation's top prep football all-star camp, Football University's (FBU) Top Gun, at Dublin Jerome High School in Dublin, Ohio, from Thursday, July 17 to Saturday, July 19....More

MARTA wants input on rail to Windward

by Jonathan Copsey
NORTH FULTON, Ga. As part of its continuing efforts to bring increased public transportation through North Fulton, the Metro Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) held more public meetings to gather input on what should [or not] be done north of the Chattahoochee River....More

Forsyth County fugitive caught in Mexico

GUADALAJARA, MEXICO — A wanted fugitive was located in Mexico after a four-year joint investigation by Forsyth County Sheriff's deputies and the United States Marshals Service Southeast Regional Fugitive Taskforce....More
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Johns Creek man dies in Florida while snorkeling

by Hatcher Hurd
KEY LARGO, Fla. The Monroe County, Florida, Sheriff's Office reported John Marshall, 71, of Johns Creek, was aboard a 25-foot private vessel July 24 with nine others near the Carysfort Lighthouse, about 6 miles off Key Largo....More
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Roswell death investigation stalls

by Jonathan Copsey
ROSWELL, Ga. The investigation into the death of a Decatur woman whose body was found near the Chattahoochee River is stalling, say police....More

Catalytic converters taken from cars

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. Two vehicles had their catalytic converters stolen July 12 while parked at a local hospital....More

Tires slashed, window bashed

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. Someone has a grudge against a Caswyck Trace resident....More

Fulton must re-advertise tax hike

by Hatcher Hurd
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. Fulton County will launch another series of budget hearings after it was discovered the proposed millage rate was not correctly posted on the county's website....More

NFCID roots go back to 1990s

ALPHARETTA, Ga. — While Community Improvement Districts are not new, it was a new idea in North Fulton around 2001, when work began to delineate the North Fulton CID borders....More

Alpharetta approves new police radios

by Jonathan Copsey
ALPHARETTA, Ga. In anticipation of most of the North Fulton cities switching over to their own radio system separate from the county next year, Alpharetta City Council approved buying 137 new handheld radios for public safety employees....More

The brat in the hat?

ALPHARETTA, Ga. A Marietta woman was arrested June 29 after allegedly using her child to smuggle stolen goods from a store....More
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Miller inducted as president of Rotary Club of Johns Creek N.F.

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. The Rotary Club of Johns Creek North Fulton inducted Bev Miller July 9 as the club's president for 2014-2015....More

Johns Creek City Council action items 07-14-14

O2014-07-25 PUBLIC HEARING and consideration of an ordinance adopting the 2014 millage rate for the city of Johns Creek....More

Chamber offers weekly networking Wednesdays

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. The Johns Creek Chamber of Commerce offers weekly networking sessions every Wednesday through Aug....More

Reinecke, Broadbent go head-to-head in Post 6 debate

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. Post 6 pits Nancy Reinecke and Steve Broadbent for one of the two remaining City Council seats in the July 22 runoff....More

DEBATE POST 4

Fragoso, Gray battle for Post 4 City Council seat

by Hatcher Hurd
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. Eric Fragoso and Bob Gray are the two candidates left standing after the May special election for City Council Post 4....More
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City passes new massage ordinance

More than a year in the making, city says teeth there to fight illicit parlors

by Hatcher Hurd
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. About 18 months ago, Johns Creek residents came to City Hall to ask the city to do something about the proliferation of illicit massage parlors on Medlock Bridge Parkway....More
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Rogers Bridge revived for recreation use

City, Duluth discuss restoration

by Hatcher Hurd
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. Even discussing the idea of linking Duluth and Johns Creek recreation facilities via the 114-year-old Rogers Bridge was once verboten on Johns Creek City Council....More

Accreditation team seeks comment on 911 provider

by Hatcher Hurd
JOHNS CREEK, GA. The Chattahoochee River 911 Authority (ChatComm) is seeking accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies Inc....More
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Newcomers take helm in Forsyth County runoff

School superintendent and U.S. senate race to be decided in November

by Aldo Nahed
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — Voters across Forsyth County decided runoff races Tuesday, July 22....More

Gas station break-in

ALPHARETTA, Ga. — Two men broken into a McFarland gas station, but nothing was reported missing, according to a Forsyth County Sheriff's incident report....More

Stolen car found wrecked in tow yard

CUMMING, Ga. — A woman said her Ford Mustang was stolen from her driveway overnight, according to a Forsyth County Sheriff's incident report....More

Scrooge steals money from tip jar

CUMMING, Ga. — While a restaurant employee wasn't looking, a customer stole the cash from the tip jar, according to a Forsyth County Sheriff's incident report....More

Proposed changes to Unified Development Code

by Shannon Weaver
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — The Forsyth County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing regarding proposed changes to the Unified Development Code on Tuesday, July 29....More
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Traffic relief in sight: Ga. 9 at Bethelview Road roadwork to be completed this week

by Aldo Nahed
Road construction on Ga. 9 at Bethelview Road was still on schedule for completion by July 29, even as rain continued to delay the planned roadwork in Cumming....More

New highway proposed in Forsyth County

by Aldo Nahed
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — Could a new highway connect Cherokee and Forsyth counties? The Georgia Department of Transportation, which is studying plans to widen Ga....More

DUI arrest follows near collision

ALPHARETTA, Ga. A suspected DUI driver attracted the attention of police June 21 just after midnight when he nearly collided with an officer's cruiser on Haynes Bridge Road....More

Man found sniffing aerosol in bathroom

CUMMING, Ga. — A man took a can of aerosol from the aisle and locked himself inside the bathroom so he could sniff it, according to a Forsyth County Sheriff's incident report....More

Vandals break in, damage property

CUMMING, Ga. — Someone broke into a Dollar General Store, 6010 Bethelview Road, and damaged wires and tiles, but did not steal anything, according to a Forsyth County Sheriff's incident report....More

Customer takes medication without paying

CUMMING, Ga. — A man went to pick up his medications, but did not have the money to pay for all of them, according to a Forsyth County Sheriff's incident report....More
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Hopewell House to become senior center

MILTON, Ga. Fulton County and the city of Milton will have a new place for seniors to gather the Hopewell House, at the corner of Hopewell Road and Birmingham Road, had its groundbreaking July 16 to turn the historic home into a senior center and event center....More

Milton City Council

Milton City Council July 7 Mayor Lockwood Thurman Kunz Lusk Hewitt Longoria Mohrig Approval of a defined contribution pension plan that will serve as a Social Security replacement plan for those employees regularly scheduled to work 40 or more hours per week and hired or rehired on or after July 1, 2014....More
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