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Secretary of state reminds Georgians of voter registration deadline

by McKenzie Cunningham
ATLANTA Secretary of State Brian Kemp reminded Georgians they must be registered to vote by April 21 in order to participate in the May 20 primary election....More

Rep. Riley backs Main Street Growth and Opportunity Coalition

ATLANTA State Rep. Lynne Riley, R-Johns Creek, said she is backing a new non-partisan grassroots organization that wants Washington to focus on helping small businesses get the economy going again instead of the usual party politics of brinksmanship and finger-pointing....More
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Chase Elliott wins Nationwide Series NASCAR race

Shows he is ready for 'big time' racing

by Hatcher Hurd
ALPHARETTA, Ga. Eighteen-year-old Chase Elliott is one King's Ridge Christian School senior who won't be going to college in the fall....More

North Fulton Police crack down on 'junior-senior wars'

Parents could be held culpable for pranks child commits

ALPHARETTA, Ga. Nearly a dozen teenagers were arrested April 4 after they took part in the annual "junior-senior wars....More

Drunk drivers stop traffic in Alpharetta

ALPHARETTA, Ga. Two people caused traffic disruptions March 30 when they both allegedly passed out in their vehicles in the middle of a street....More

Pushy 'IRS' agent dupes couple in Milton

MILTON, Ga. A "pushy IRS agent" called a Morris Road couple and allegedly stole $2,000 from them....More
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Chase Bank robbed in Forsyth County

by Aldo Nahed
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — Forsyth County Sheriff's Office is searching for a white male driving a black 4-door 2012 or 2013 Hyundai Genesis....More
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Roswell residents protest curtailing library hours

Ask why build new libraries when staff insufficient now?

by Hatcher Hurd
ROSWELL, Ga. Budget cuts have caused the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System has cut back library hours even closing most branches all day on Fridays much to the chagrin of library supporters who gathered at the Roswell Library to protest the cutback in library services....More
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Alpharetta mulls closing equestrian center

Last regional riding facility

by Jonathan Copsey
ALPHARETTA, Ga. The Wills Park Equestrian Center is a large, 300-stable facility that routinely hosts events throughout the year....More

Alpharetta home burgled, $5K jewels stolen

by Staff Reports
ALPHARETTA, Ga. An Academy Street resident reported her home burglarized March 20, with thousands of dollars-worth of jewelry and electronics stolen....More

Vehicles broken into, GPSs taken in Johns Creek

by Staff Reports
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. Two vehicles were broken into March 28 on Bristol Trace, both with windows smashed and property taken....More

Cumming couple shops, steals together

by Staff Reports
MILTON, Ga. A husband and wife team were arrested March 28 for shoplifting from the Windward Walmart....More

HVAC equipment stolen from home in Milton

MILTON, Ga. Someone took several thousand dollars-worth of heating and air equipment March 24 from a home under construction....More

Wallet, passport stolen from Walmart in Alpharetta

by Staff Reports
MILTON, Ga. An Alpharetta man is suspected in stealing a Milton resident's wallet Jan....More

Milton home on New Bull Pen Road gets ransacked

by Staff Reports
MILTON, Ga. A New Bull Pen Road resident reported his home was ransacked March 27, with thousands of dollars in cash and electronics taken....More

Affair leads to extortion in Johns Creek

by Staff Reports
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. A Cauley Creek Drive resident is the victim of extortion by two Floridians....More

3 nabbed with 2 lbs of pot in Alpharetta

ALPHARETTA, Ga. An expired tag led to the midnight arrest of three men March 26 for possession of a felony amount of marijuana....More
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Milton parents charged with homicide in death of infant

Child's death ruled homicide by medical neglect

by Staff Reports
MILTON, Ga. Milton police have charged two parents in the death of their 1-year-old daughter....More

Dozens cited at teen party in Milton

Police break up large party

by Staff Reports
MILTON, Ga. A large teen party March 30 on Dorris Drive was broken up by Milton police, with 22 teenagers charged with underage drinking....More

Second woman in 3-day span dies in crash

In separate car crashes Nancy Yeakel and Eden Hersh die

by Aldo Nahed
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — A 74-year-old woman died as a result of injuries received in a two-car collision in south Forsyth County on April 3....More

Litany of charges for driver in Alpharetta

by Staff Reports
ALPHARETTA, Ga. Pulling up next to a police car with a suspended tag is not the brightest of ideas....More

Cash, clothes taken from store in Alpharetta

by Staff Reports
ALPHARETTA, Ga. Two Macy's employees were arrested March 16 and 17 for stealing from the company in two separate incidents....More

Mobile phone theft common, dangerous

Personal info can be used by thieves

by Staff Reports
NORTH FULTON, Ga. We've all done it or heard about it our smartphone is lost or, worse, stolen....More
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Reward offered for info on robbery suspect in Alpharetta

by Staff Reports
ALPHARETTA, Ga. The Alpharetta Department of Public Safety and Crime Stoppers Atlanta are offering a $3,000 reward for information that successfully leads law enforcement authorities to the location of Kinneth Battle, which results in his arrest....More
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'Roger Wise Jr. Day' proclaimed by Senate

by Jonathan Copsey
ROSWELL, Ga. -- Roswell resident, retiree-volunteer, veteran and long-time Rotary Club of Roswell member Roger Wise Jr....More
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Hometown feel, tech focuses of Belle Isle

Alpharetta booming

by Jonathan Copsey
ALPHARETTA, Ga. Alpharetta Mayor David Belle Isle stopped by the Rotary Club of North Fulton April 8 to give an update on his favorite city and all the happenings since he took office....More

They always return to the scene of crime in Alpharetta

ALPHARETTA, Ga. A Columbus man was arrested April 4 after allegedly stealing goods and then returning to the scene for more loot....More

Roswell sued over UDC zoning

Residents allege overreaching, poor process

by Jonathan Copsey
ROSWELL, Ga. After more than a year and a half of work and numerous battles back and forth, Roswell passed its Unified Development Code (UDC) in February, which aimed to rewrite the city's aging zoning codes....More
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Drake House names new board member

by Jonathan Copsey
ROSWELL, Ga. Layne Kamsler has been appointed a full-voting member on the Roswell-based Drake House Board of Directors....More

Johns Creek Mayor pushing town center plan

Calls it city's missing link to assure future fiscal stability

by Hatcher Hurd
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. Mayor Mike Bodker used the April 2 Rotary Club of Johns Creek/Fulton meeting for a bully pulpit to explain why he thinks a vibrant town center is the missing piece to Johns Creek's assured success in the future....More
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Sign task force ready to make ordinance changes

Wants city more business-friendly

by Hatcher Hurd
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. The Johns Creek sign task force will shortly bring forward recommendations to update sign ordinances designed to make local businesses more visible for customers, allowing them to thrive....More
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Johns Creek Chamber aces Golf & Tennis Classic

by Hatcher Hurd
JOHNS CREEK, GA. Last Monday was a picture perfect day for golf and tennis....More

Man flees court, leads police on chase in Johns Creek

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. An alleged drunk driver led police on a chase through the city after he fled a court hearing April 8....More

Johns Creek Councilwoman confronts nude 'cowboy' intruder

Man had history of mental issues

by Hatcher Hurd
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. Call him the Commando Cowboy....More
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New city manager: Hutmacher ready to don Johns Creek spurs

by Hatcher Hurd
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. Warren Hutmacher, Johns Creek's new city manager, was in the city April 2 to be introduced to the Rotary Club of Johns Creek/Fulton, and took a few minutes to sit down with the Johns Creek Herald at the Atlanta Athletic Club to talk about his new job....More

Johns Creek hotel receives threatening calls

by Staff Reports
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. A Johns Creek hotel received dozens of threatening phone calls March 3, all allegedly from the same number....More

In 2 hours, thousands stolen in Johns Creek

by Staff Reports
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. A Sugar Crest Avenue resident reported his home was broken into March 17 with thousands of dollars in jewelry and cash taken....More

Johns Creek business owners want sign relief

Sign committee listens as store owners sound off

by Hatcher Hurd
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. The Johns Creek sign task force held a public hearing March 26 to get community feedback on city sign ordinances — and the business community took full advantage....More
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Meet the candidates for State House District 22

Sam Moore faces Meagan Biello and Wes Cantrell

Name: Sam Moore

City: Ball Ground

Occupation: Retired

Family: Wife Galina

Website: www....More

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Meet the candidates for Georgia House District 26 race

Includes incumbent Geoff Duncan and Tom Knox

Name: Rep....More

11 laid-off deputies take case to Supreme Court

Court to decide case later this year

by Aldo Nahed
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — The Supreme Court of Georgia heard oral arguments last week on whether 11 laid-off Forsyth County deputies should have their appeal heard by the county's civil service board....More
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Commissioners declare Public Safety Telecommunicators Week

by McKenzie Cunningham
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. At their April 3 meeting, the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners proclaimed April 13-19 as Forsyth County Public Safety Telecommunicators Week....More

$2.4K stolen from rental home in Cumming

CUMMING, Ga. — A homeowner found her property burglarized after being vacant for about a month, according to a Forsyth County Sheriff's incident report....More

Coins stolen from vending machine in Cumming

CUMMING, Ga. — A woman watched a man open a vending machine and steal money, according to a Cumming Police incident report....More

Hired mover gets angry over money in Cumming

CUMMING, Ga. — A woman hired a man to help her move, but the deal ended with two unsatisfied parties, according to a Forsyth County Sheriff's report....More

Firearms, accessories stolen from car in Cumming

CUMMING, Ga. — A man said someone stole $4,700 in firearms and accessories from his car, according to a Forsyth County Sheriff's incident report....More

Cars shot by paintball gun in Cumming

CUMMING, Ga. — Two people found their cars damaged by paintball gunshots, according to Cumming Police incident reports....More

Gift card buyers scammed out of $3.5K

CUMMING, Ga. — Two people experienced similar scams after buying Visa gift cards and lost about $3,500, according to Forsyth County Sheriff's incident reports....More

Forsyth County Courts begin mental health CARE program

Program aims to help defendants with mental illness

by Aldo Nahed
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — Forsyth County's new Mental Health Court Change, Assist, Restore and Enlighten(CARE) Program held its first court session on March 12 to assist defendants with severe and persistent mental illness....More

Forsyth man steals diamonds to cover debt

by Staff Reports
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — On March 26, a woman in the 400 block of Wood Duck Court in Suwanne told Forsyth County deputies a friend and his girlfriend stayed in her home for a few weeks....More

Employee takes off in meat truck in Forsyth County

by Staff Reports
CUMMING, Ga. — Each meat truck employee was to return from work at 10 p....More
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Burglar faces up to 60 charges in Forsyth County

Dominguez-Rodriguez charged with burglaries in multiple jurisdictions

by Aldo Nahed
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — A Gwinnett County man is being charged with burglarizing nine different businesses in eight months in Forsyth County....More
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Peeping Tom suspect arrested

by Aldo Nahed
CUMMING, Ga. — A 38-year-old man was arrested and charged with two counts of Peeping Tom in connection with an incident at the Belk in Cumming on March 29....More

Parts stolen from boats in storage in Cumming

by Staff Reports
CUMMING, Ga. — While preparing his boat for the warm weather, a man noticed that the outboard portion of the motor was removed, according to Forsyth County Sheriff's incident report....More

Lottery tickets stolen from counter in Cumming

by Staff Reports
CUMMING, Ga. — A customer took advantage of a gas station cashier's momentary absence, according to a Forsyth County Sheriff's incident report....More

Cumming grandmother falls for old scam

by Staff Reports
Grandmother falls for old scam CUMMING, Ga....More

Senior's 'help' helps themselves in Cumming

by Staff Reports
CUMMING, Ga. — An elderly woman reported a homecare giver allegedly helped herself by taking taking a grocery store gift card from the victim....More

Rowdy mom hits woman during game in Cumming

by Staff Reports
CUMMING, Ga. — A fight broke out between two women during their sons' basketball game, according to a Cumming Police incident report....More
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Man exposes self to children in store in Cumming

by Staff Reports
CUMMING, Ga. — A bread vendor working inside a Walmart was allegedly seen committing a sexual act in the presence of two young girls....More
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Aldi brings Euro discount to Forsyth County

by Aldo Nahed
CUMMING, Ga. — Aldi is coming....More

Forsyth ranks 1st in state's health

by Aldo Nahed
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — Forsyth County is the healthiest county in Georgia — again....More

Forsyth holds low unemployment rate

by Aldo Nahed
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — A year ago in February, the unemployment rate in Forsyth County was 6....More

Site preparation to begin for second downtown parking facility in Forsyth

by McKenzie Cunningham
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. Site preparation for the new Mason Street parking facility the second of two new parking facilities being built in downtown Cumming is expected to begin this month....More
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Meet the candidates for State House District 22

Sam Moore faces Meagan Biello and Wes Cantrell

Name: Sam Moore

City: Ball Ground

Occupation: Retired

Family: Wife Galina

Website: www....More

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