College Park

Shots fired at Uber driver

Two people have been detained after shots were fired at an Uber driver in College Park, a Fulton County police spokeswoman said Wednesday.

About 10:45 p.m. Tuesday, authorities learned an Uber driver picked up a woman and drove her to a home on Kimberly Mill Road, Fulton police spokeswoman Maureen Smith said.

“The driver advised that he heard arguing at the house and soon after he witnessed the female running out of the house screaming for him to drive,” Smith said.

An armed man exited the home and shot in the Uber driver’s direction, she said. The driver was not injured. However, his car was damaged from the gunfire.

SWAT officers and detectives executed a search warrant at the home. Police have not released information about the two people detained or any other details.


Peachtree City

Robbery suspects caught

An early morning police chase in Peachtree City Wednesday ended with the apprehension of three robbery suspects. An officer responding to a burglary in progress call at the Simply Mac store at The Avenue shopping center at 5 a.m. followed the suspects as they fled northbound on Ga. Hwy. 74 in a stolen Jeep Grand Cherokee.

Officers from Peachtree City and Tyrone deployed Stop Sticks that resulted in the suspects’ car crashing into trees near Crestwood Drive, where two men were apprehended. A third man was taken into custody following a second vehicle pursuit in Fairburn.

The men were identified as Dontavious Stephens, 21; Frederick Hammonds, 26; and Johntavis Bailey, 24, all from Atlanta.

Jill Howard Church for the AJC

Chattahoochee Hills

Chief judge to be sworn in

The Chattahoochee Hills City Council will welcome the city’s new chief judge during the regular council meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Chattahoochee Hills City Hall, 6505 Rico Road. The new judge, Russell Ross, will have his swearing in at the beginning of the council meeting.

Authorizing the submission of an Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program grant application is on the council agenda, to utilize the grant funds for supplies and equipment. The council will also discuss a sign code violation at 10975 Hutcheson Ferry Road and review the 2017 City Council meeting schedule.


Dionne Kinch for the AJC


  • Don’t Let the Frost Bite. 1-2 p.m. Monday. Free. Fayette Senior Services, The Gathering Place, 203 McIntosh Trail, Peachtree City. Aaron Anthonsen with Gym Guyz will discuss what colder weather means for exercise by separating myth from fact - not only how to address negative effects of the cold but also how to use cooler weather to boost energy, burn more calories and improve your mood. 770-461-0813,
  • Henry Holiday Tour of Homes by McDonough Arts Council. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 10. $25 day of the event. Tour begins at Winsor Gallery, 34 Macon St., McDonough. Tickets: 770-957-3383.
  • “The Snow Queen.” Opens today to Dec. 30. 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, 8 p.m. Wednesdays to Sundays, American Sign Language interpretation at 8 p.m. Dec. 17. $15 to $20, rain insurance of $2.50 per ticket if purchased up to 24 hours before the performance to receive a refund, excluding taxes and fees, if the show is moved. Parking at 10642 Serenbe Lane, Chattahoochee Hills. Serenbe Playhouse reprises its version of the Hans Christian Andersen tale, ending with a celebratory snowfall. A traveling outdoor performance without seating. Chairs available through the Box Office. Some shows sold out. Box Office: 770-463-1110.

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