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Beth Farokhi, prominent Georgia educator and Democrat, dies at 70

Beth Farokhi, prominent Georgia educator and Democrat, dies at 70

Beth Farokhi, a prominent educator with deep roots in Georgia and a former Georgia state school superintendent candidate who was active in the Democratic Party, died at her home in Kennesaw on Friday from ovarian cancer. She was 70. An eighth-generation Georgian, Farokhi worked for 24 years at Georgia State University, where she coordinated curriculum development in the College of Education. She also...
Trump tariffs roil Georgia businesses, force pols to raise alarm

Trump tariffs roil Georgia businesses, force pols to raise alarm

Soon after President Donald Trump announced his administration would impose new tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, Bob Best saw the price of equipment for his Kennesaw-based business shoot up. “It happened within about a minute of the tariffs,” said Best, who manages D. McKeon Heating & Air Conditioning. “Pretty much all of the makers raised their prices.” Trump won the...
Three-year-old Honduran boy separated from father on border located

Three-year-old Honduran boy separated from father on border located

A 3-year-old boy who was separated from his father amid enforcement of the Trump administration’s “zero-tolerance” border policy has been located by Honduran consulate officials, who are seeking to reunite the two asylum-seekers, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has learned. Jose, his father asked that he and his son’s full names not be published because of the dangers they...
A ‘Deal/Cagle team’ without the governor (for now) 

A ‘Deal/Cagle team’ without the governor (for now) 

Toccoa - Gov. Nathan Deal hasn’t endorsed either Republican in the race to succeed him, but that hasn’t stopped Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle from tethering his campaign to the outgoing governor.  Even as he steps up his embrace of President Donald Trump, Cagle is also more directly tying himself to Deal, who polls show is the most popular Republican in the state.  At a stop...
Costs of starting and not finishing college are high

Costs of starting and not finishing college are high

It pays, literally, to finish what you start when it comes to education. The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, who have 1,800 economists, policy experts and others at their disposal to study, monitor and describe U.S. economic health, say that a post-high-school degree — any degree from an associate to a Ph.D. — is the key to boosting earning. And the higher the degree...
Sarah Huckabee Sanders' tweet about restaurant eviction violates law, ex-ethics chief says

Sarah Huckabee Sanders' tweet about restaurant eviction violates law, ex-ethics chief says

The former head of the U.S. Office of Government Ethics said that White House press secretary Sarah Sanders’ tweet Saturday about being kicked out of a Virginia restaurant violated federal ethics laws, The Slate reported. Walter Shaub, the federal government’s top ethics watchdog for five years until mid-2017, said the tweet was a violation of the law because Sanders used her...
Eviction tactics squeeze renters: AJC analysis shows landlords increasingly use filings to collect late rent

Eviction tactics squeeze renters: AJC analysis shows landlords increasingly use filings to collect late rent

Angela Claxton lived at the Lilburn apartment complex The Columns at Paxton Lane for six years, but it was never easy. A single mother, Claxton worked multiple jobs to keep her son in Shiloh High’s school zone, but the rent rose year after year. Inevitably, she fell behind, and the management filed to have her evicted. It happened 32 times. Claxton never saw her belongings hauled to the curb...
Marietta football icon ‘Friday’ Richards has died

Marietta football icon ‘Friday’ Richards has died

James “Friday’’ Richards, a former Marietta High star football player and head coach and one of the school’s most iconic and beloved figures, has died. He was 64.  Richards was an all-state player at Marietta in 1971, when he rushed for 2,090 yards. He went on to play at the University of Florida. He was drafted in the seventh round by New York Jets in 1976 and spent two...
Gridlock Guy: How employers are already enforcing hands-free rules

Gridlock Guy: How employers are already enforcing hands-free rules

The July 1st Hands-Free Georgia Act is right around the bend, and while most of the general public is trying to grasp compliance in their own vehicles, companies that manage fleets have been holding a higher standard for quite a while. First, commercial truck drivers have had very similar hands-free restrictions to what Georgians will soon experience since January 3rd, 2012. Two-time national truck...
Opinion: Public health challenges affect us all

Opinion: Public health challenges affect us all

Even in an age when years seem to grow increasingly more eventful, public health issues still find a way to charge to the forefront of public opinion. That’s no surprise, given that their effect is felt far and wide, and even universally at times. >> Opinion: Opioids are public health crisis of our time It’s hard to ignore, for example, that misuse of the class of drugs known...
Auditors: Georgia can’t prove $120 million in teacher bonuses did much

Auditors: Georgia can’t prove $120 million in teacher bonuses did much

Georgia taxpayers have been spending $15 million a year on a program designed to raise the level of math and science instruction in public schools, yet the government has produced scant evidence that the money has made a difference, and there’s an indication that some of it was misspent. A cumulative $120 million has gone toward salary incentives to increase the number of K-12 teachers with...
Huge distribution facility (and maybe 1,800 jobs) pitched for Gwinnett site

Huge distribution facility (and maybe 1,800 jobs) pitched for Gwinnett site

An enormous warehouse distribution facility with a mysterious potential tenant has been proposed on the far western side of Gwinnett County. According to new documents filed with Gwinnett’s planning commission, the proposed facility near Stone Mountain — dubbed only “Project Rocket” — would be a 2.5 million square feet and could employ as many as 1,800 people...
5 things to know about Spalding County cold case murder trial

5 things to know about Spalding County cold case murder trial

A trial nearly 35 years in the making is likely to end after just five days of testimony.  The Spalding County jury tasked to determine whether 60-year-old Franklin Gebhardt murdered a young black man is expected to begin deliberations on Tuesday. Gebhardt and his brother-in-law, William Moore Sr. — who will be tried separately later this fall — are accused of stabbing Timothy...
Police ready to enforce Georgia’s new distracted driving law

Police ready to enforce Georgia’s new distracted driving law

If you want a hair-raising glimpse of the crazy things we do while driving, talk to a cop. They’ve seen us reading books and newspapers while speeding down the highway. They’ve seen us putting on make-up or eating off plates in our laps behind the wheel. Mostly, they’ve see us with our hands and eyes glued to our phones – talking, texting, messaging and all the other ways we...
Personal Journeys: Set in stone

Personal Journeys: Set in stone

The garage door gapes open on Mart Clamp’s metal prefab shop, located on a gravel driveway the same shade of gray as the overcast sky. Crammed inside are assorted hammers, knives and rollers of all sizes, an air compressor, wood fragments and chunks of granite ranging in size from a TV tray to a small child. The light from a floor lamp slices through the dusty daylight as the tall, sturdy 48-year-old...
Lawsuit: Mistaken identity lands woman in Gwinnett jail for 2 days

Lawsuit: Mistaken identity lands woman in Gwinnett jail for 2 days

Jessica Ellison’s nightmare began with a broken tail light and a case of mistaken identity. It ended with two days in the Gwinnett County jail, a worried family and a lost job — and now a lawsuit. “This reads as the script for some kind of dark comedy, where your protagonist cannot get anything to go right,” Ellison’s attorney, Nathan Lock, said. Lock filed a lawsuit...
MARTA to keep $1 fare on the Atlanta Streetcar, beef up security

MARTA to keep $1 fare on the Atlanta Streetcar, beef up security

MARTA will keep the $1 fare to ride the Atlanta Streetcar when it takes over the troubled downtown transit line July 1. MARTA Police Chief Wanda Dunham told the agency’s Board of Director’s Friday the fare is needed to allow officers to enforce a “no loitering” rule and to ensure patrons feel safe aboard the streetcar. Some customers have complained they feel unsafe because...
Georgia court case focuses on what is dentistry and what is overreach

Georgia court case focuses on what is dentistry and what is overreach

The state investigator with the bulky belt was an unlikely client at Jessica Julien’s business. Once he got past the door, he quickly told her the truth: He was there to shut her down. People came to Julien’s office in Duluth to get whiter teeth through her advice and instruction while they sat in comfortable chairs and applied the products she sold. Teeth whitening has become a gold mine...
Cobb schools stonewall parents over sex abuse concerns

Cobb schools stonewall parents over sex abuse concerns

Cobb County School District officials are refusing to answer questions about whether the district has updated its safety policies after a parent volunteer with Pope High School’s wrestling program was convicted of sexually abusing boys.  In February, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that two mothers and a young wrestler informed Pope officials and local authorities of inappropriate...
Atlanta United draws with Portland

Atlanta United draws with Portland

  Perhaps needing a super hero in front of goal, Atlanta United used a goal from Julian Gressel to salvage a 1-1 draw with Portland on Sunday at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Atlanta United dominated possession (approximately 68 percent), but couldn’t finish. Josef Martinez, wearing a cool black mask to protect his broken nose, missed so many chances that he eventually ripped off the gear in the...
Man found dead in intersection after shooting; GBI, police investigating

Man found dead in intersection after shooting; GBI, police investigating

Police and the GBI are investigating after the body of a 40-year-old man was found in a Cedartown intersection after a shooting, authorities said. Officers responding shortly after 5 a.m. to a 911 call of shots fired found the body of Ronald Morris Bentley at Park and East Gibson streets, northwestgeorgianews.com reported. “He was determined to be deceased from an apparent gunshot wound,&rdquo...
Hawks’ Mike Muscala exercises contract option for 2018-19

Hawks’ Mike Muscala exercises contract option for 2018-19

Hawks forward/center Mike Muscala exercised his $5 million contract option for the 2018-19 season, according to a person with knowledge of the decision.  Musacala exercised his one-year contract option days after Dewayne Dedmon did the same, ensuring the Hawks can return two veteran rotation players in front court. That group projects to include second-year pro John Collins and Omari Spellman...
Tip leads to arrest of man sought in DeKalb home invasions

Tip leads to arrest of man sought in DeKalb home invasions

The man sought in connection with several home invasions in DeKalb County has been arrested, authorities said Sunday. Based on a 911 tip revealing his location, Atlanta police apprehended Corey Griffin, 48, DeKalb sheriff’s spokeswoman Cynthia B. Williams said. Griffin has been booked into the DeKalb County jail, according to Williams. MORE: DNA helps police ID man wanted in multiple DeKalb...
WEATHER-TRAFFIC UPDATE: Heat index could get near 100 in some areas

WEATHER-TRAFFIC UPDATE: Heat index could get near 100 in some areas

Sunday: High: 92 Sunday night: Low: 73 Monday: High: 93 Atlanta and North Georgia should have a different type of afternoon weather Sunday, Channel 2 Action News reported. Heat and humidity will dominate, rather than rainstorms, as in the past few days. Sunday will be “one of our hottest days of the year,” Channel 2 meteorologist Brian Monahan said Sunday morning. The...
Robots Day invades Fernbank Museum of Natural History

Robots Day invades Fernbank Museum of Natural History

The Fernbank Museum of Natural History had some high-tech fun on Saturday with Robots Day.  Visitors were able to investigate how intelligent machines are advancing science, medicine, commerce, human collaboration and more with local robotics groups. Activities included a building station led by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers to create a functioning robot arm that...
Police chase ends in wreck; 5 taken to Atlanta hospitals, including 3 kids

Police chase ends in wreck; 5 taken to Atlanta hospitals, including 3 kids

A vehicle fleeing Georgia State Patrol pursuit ended up wrecking into two other vehicles Friday night, sending five people to Atlanta hospitals, GSP confirmed. A trooper noticed a white Hyundai allegedly speeding and weaving on I-75 South near Northside Drive and attempted to stop the vehicle, according to a GSP news release. The Hyundai allegedly didn’t stop, leading to a chase onto I-75/I-85...
Man fatally shot in NW Atlanta, police confirm

Man fatally shot in NW Atlanta, police confirm

A man was fatally shot in Atlanta early Saturday morning, Atlanta police confirmed. Officers responded to a shooting at 2:30 a.m. at 62 Harwell Road in northwest Atlanta and found a 31-year-old man dead outside of one of the buildings there, Atlanta police said. Atlanta police are investigating the incident, and they haven’t determined the circumstances that led to the shooting. Anyone with...
Small earthquake registered in Middle Georgia near Macon

Small earthquake registered in Middle Georgia near Macon

A small earthquake occurred near Macon Saturday morning, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The 2.4 magnitude quake was reported in Jones County near Gray, which is about 90 miles southeast of Atlanta. It’s less than 15 miles from Macon. It was reported at 9:55 a.m. There haven’t been any reports yet of anyone feeling shaking from the quake.  Earthquake levels increase by a...
GBI identifies son who allegedly shot his mother before 3-hour SWAT standoff

GBI identifies son who allegedly shot his mother before 3-hour SWAT standoff

The identity of the man who allegedly shot his mother in Jackson County Friday, prompting a 3-hour SWAT standoff, has been released by the GBI during their initial investigation report into the incident. Jonathan Wayne Allen, 37, of Jackson County, has been charged with aggravated assault after he surrendered to the Hall County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team, according to the GBI news release. Additional...
ICYMI: Three stories metro Atlantans were checking out this past week

ICYMI: Three stories metro Atlantans were checking out this past week

IMMIGRATION DEBATE INTENSIFIES: While the debate about the separation of children from their parents at the southern border of the U.S. has been in the national and international spotlight this past week, the issue’s reverberations could be felt right here in metro Atlanta and Georgia.   On Wednesday, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said the city must not be complicit in U. S. President...
Off-duty Duluth officer performs CPR on drowning child, saves his life

Off-duty Duluth officer performs CPR on drowning child, saves his life

An off-duty Duluth police officer performed CPR on an unresponsive child who almost drowned at a community pool, saving his life, police said. Officer Chris Tiller was at the pool with his family when he noticed a father pulling his son, who was not breathing, out of the bottom of the pool, Duluth police said in a Facebook post. The father didn’t know CPR, so Tiller performed chest compressions...
Police: Suspect arrested for fatally shooting 17-year-old teen in Decatur

Police: Suspect arrested for fatally shooting 17-year-old teen in Decatur

Police arrested a 50-year-old man Friday who allegedly shot and killed a 17-year-old teen in a car at a busy Decatur intersection. Simmie Rischard Reed allegedly fatally shot Janae Owens and injured her mother on Wednesday at the intersection of South Candler Street and Midway Road, Decatur police said in a news release. RELATED: Police: Road rage escalates to gunfire, kills 1 teen, injures...
Braves rally in ninth, fall short in fifteenth to Orioles

Braves rally in ninth, fall short in fifteenth to Orioles

The Braves are no strangers to late-game comebacks.  Earlier this season, they overcame a 7-3 score against Cincinnati on April 24 to force extra innings and scored six runs in the ninth inning to beat Miami 10-9 May 20.  The home team seemed on the verge of another ninth-inning walk-off win Friday night but couldn’t finish the job this time against the Orioles. The game appeared to...
Braves rally after bullpen collapse in ninth, but lose to Orioles in 15 innings

Braves rally after bullpen collapse in ninth, but lose to Orioles in 15 innings

On opening night of Hank Aaron weekend at SunTrust Park, the Braves wore sharp 1970s throwbacks Friday, but for much of the game against the lowly Orioles they hit like the great Aaron seldom did: Not very well. Then after the offense awakened to give the Braves a late-innings lead, the bullpen collapsed in a six-run ninth that turned a 3-1 lead into a 7-3 deficit. But has often been the case in 2018...
Police believe Tennessee man wanted for attempted homicide is in Atlanta

Police believe Tennessee man wanted for attempted homicide is in Atlanta

Tennessee authorities believe a man wanted in connection with an attempted homicide is currently in Atlanta. Dejon “Manskii” Bradley is wanted for an incident on August 14 where three people allegedly shot at two people within a vehicle in Goodlettsville, Tenn., police said in a news release. It took place at the Retreat Apartments at 100 Robert Cartwright Drive. The other two reportedly...
Cobb cop accused in mentally disabled woman’s assault was once a police chief 

Cobb cop accused in mentally disabled woman’s assault was once a police chief 

Roughly 20 years before Robert Lanier New became embroiled in assault allegations tied to a mentally disabled woman and her niece, he served as the police chief in Emerson.  City officials confirmed to Channel 2 Action News that New had two stints with Emerson police. New first served with the department from September 1998 to February 1999, when he left to work for Acworth police. New worked...
WEATHER-TRAFFIC UPDATE: Cluster of thunderstorms could hit metro Atlanta this evening

WEATHER-TRAFFIC UPDATE: Cluster of thunderstorms could hit metro Atlanta this evening

Saturday: High: 89 Saturday night: Low: 72 Sunday: High: 92 Severe thunderstorm warnings have expired across far North Georgia, but a second wave of storms is coming, Channel 2 Action News reported. An earlier severe thunderstorm watch was also cancelled for much of northwest Georgia.  Channel 2 Action News meteorologist Katie Walls said the risk for widespread severe storms for...
Delta’s ban on pit bull service and support animals faces challenges

Delta’s ban on pit bull service and support animals faces challenges

Delta Air Lines’ recently announced policy to ban pit bulls as service or support animals has prompted challenges from some who say the policy is discriminatory and may not be legal. Atlanta-based Delta announced Wednesday that it would prohibit pit bulls as service or support animals on flights, effective July 10. Delta said the latest policy changes are due to “growing safety concerns&rdquo...

Atlanta metro population on pace to pass Philadelphia as 8th largest

Metro Atlanta, which has repeatedly outgrown other large American metro areas in recent years, is on pace to overtake Philadelphia as the United States’ eighth-largest by 2022, according to U.S. Census data. Atlanta’s 2017 growth rate of 1.5 percent, higher than eight of the top ten American metro areas, is reflective of the region’s blossoming economy and increasing job prospects...
Suspect arrested, accused of killing 68 year-old woman

Suspect arrested, accused of killing 68 year-old woman

A man accused of killing a 68-year-old woman he allegedly robbed was arrested a week after being on the run, police said.  Sergio Moon, 30, is charged with murder, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, Monroe police said in a post on its Facebook page. He was arrested at a Norcross home.  MORE: Man sought in robbery, shooting death of 68-year-old woman...
2 injured in wreck; took 45 minutes to extricate driver

2 injured in wreck; took 45 minutes to extricate driver

A head-on collision in Habersham County required both drivers to be extricated and removed from the vehicles, authorities said. The accident took place on Ga. 115 westbound near Habersham Mills Road, according to a Habersham County Emergency Services news release. A 2004 Kia Optima was allegedly traveling westbound on the wrong side of the road, causing a head-on wreck with an oncoming 2007 Chevy...
Police: Couple pretends to shop, then steals $19K Rolex watch from DeKalb store

Police: Couple pretends to shop, then steals $19K Rolex watch from DeKalb store

A jewelry store was stunned when a couple walked into the store, pretended they wanted to buy a $19,000 Rolex watch, then later snatched the watch from the counter and left South DeKalb Mall, according to police. Police said the unidentified couple walked into the store around 4:30 p.m. two weeks ago and asked to see the pricey watch. The couple looked at other items, then left the store, Channel...
Tony Paradowski, 60: Decatur’s maestro of Christmas-light magic

Tony Paradowski, 60: Decatur’s maestro of Christmas-light magic

Georgia’s contribution to Christmas is varied, including Lithonia’s Brenda Lee, whose 1958 hit “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” is a seasonal staple, and Savannah resident James S. Pierpont, who wrote “Jingle Bells” shortly before joining the Confederate cavalry. Then there’s Tony Paradowski, who in recent years composed one phantasmagoric set-piece...
Plan would drop Atlanta schools property tax rate by 1-mill

Plan would drop Atlanta schools property tax rate by 1-mill

Atlanta Public Schools is poised to drop its property tax rate by one mill in response to soaring Fulton County property values. Superintendent Meria Carstarphen on Friday recommended the district lower its millage rate from 21.74 to 20.74, a proposal school board members appeared to support during a budget commission meeting. The board will hold three public hearings — likely in July&mdash...
Need some stock tips? Call students at Redan High School.

Need some stock tips? Call students at Redan High School.

Need investment advice?  Consider consulting the stock market savvy students at DeKalb’s Redan High School. Redan High School’s stock market teams dominated the SIFMA Foundation’s Capitol Hill Challenge, achieving an amazing showing with the No. 1 team in the nation and two others in the top 10 final money standings. The national field included 3,425 teams. Over a 14-week...
Georgia Senate study committee to consider ‘secondary airport hub’

Georgia Senate study committee to consider ‘secondary airport hub’

The new chair of a Georgia Senate study committee examining the idea of taking over Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport says the committee will also weigh the idea of a “secondary airport hub.” Hartsfield-Jackson, the world’s busiest airport, is owned and run by the city of Atlanta. The Georgia Senate committee, created by resolution during this year’s legislative session...
Police: 17-year-old allegedly attacks teen, tells him he got ‘punked’

Police: 17-year-old allegedly attacks teen, tells him he got ‘punked’

A teenage boy thought he was meeting a girl but was instead attacked and robbed. According to police, the girl in question was the suspect’s girlfriend. Sandy Springs police arrested Miguel Mayo, 17, on charges of aggravated assault, armed robbery, possession of firearm or knife during commission of a felony and willful obstruction of law enforcement, according to the incident report...
SWAT shoots, takes son into custody after he allegedly shot mom, sheriff says

SWAT shoots, takes son into custody after he allegedly shot mom, sheriff says

Authorities said a woman was shot by her son Friday afternoon on Charlie Cooper Road, prompting a standoff with two SWAT teams. The son, who has not been identified, barricaded himself in a nearby residence after allegedly shooting his mother three times in the back, Jackson County Sheriff Janis Mangum told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The woman called 911 around 4:30 p.m. after being shot, and...
Man, 52, injured in accidental Jet Ski explosion

Man, 52, injured in accidental Jet Ski explosion

After a Jet Ski exploded at the Holiday Marina at Lake Lanier on Wednesday, a rider is now in stable condition and the incident has been ruled an accident. Witnesses told the Hall County Fire Services that a Jet Ski exploded late Wednesday evening, throwing its rider, a 52-year-old man, into the water. His name was not released.  The man was taken to the Gwinnett Medical Center with non-life-threatening...
9 metro Atlanta Toys R Us stores will close by June 29

9 metro Atlanta Toys R Us stores will close by June 29

For Toys R Us and Babies R Us, the end is very near. On Tuesday, the company took to its social media pages and announced its official closing date: June 29. All stores will close on or before that date, the company said. The company officially announced on March 15 its plan to shut down operations in all U.S. states and Puerto Rico. Liquidation sales followed soon after, with...
Tax preparers admit guilt in $3.5 million false tax return scheme

Tax preparers admit guilt in $3.5 million false tax return scheme

Two tax preparers pleaded guilty Friday to filing fraudulent tax returns for their clients so that they could charge them more, costing the federal government more than $3.5 million. According to federal investigators, Joseph Racine, 37, and Arnouse Merlien, 40, both of Florida, misrepresented to the IRS that their clients were qualified to receive certain tax credits and deductions on federal...
DeKalb doctor pleads guilty to hoarding over 400 birds 

DeKalb doctor pleads guilty to hoarding over 400 birds 

A cardiologist pleaded guilty Friday in an animal cruelty case in which he hoarded hundreds of birds, some which were dead, the DeKalb County District Attorney’s Office said in a news release. Abhay Trivedi was sentenced to seven years on probation nearly two years after authorities raided his Echo Trail home in Atlanta and found the dead birds.  DeKalb police raided Trivedi’s home...
Police: Marijuana, handgun found in Conyers ice cream truck

Police: Marijuana, handgun found in Conyers ice cream truck

Ice cream sandwiches, ice pops, marijuana, weight scales and a gun. That’s what Conyers police said they found in an ice cream truck, leading to an arrest, Channel 2 Action News reported. Cameron Callaway, 19, was charged with manufacturing, delivering, distributing or possessing marijuana and possessing a firearm during the attempt to commit a felony, according to Rockdale County Jail records...
Alzheimer’s Association, Atlanta Braves team up for folks with dementia

Alzheimer’s Association, Atlanta Braves team up for folks with dementia

Atlanta seniors living with dementia were recently treated to a feast of the senses designed to prompt their memories of America’s favorite pastime. There was the smooth feel and smell of a leather glove, the bright red stitching of a Rawlings, the salty taste of popcorn and roasted peanuts, and the sights and sounds of a crowd cheering and announcers going wild in a video-recording of Hank...
Mellow Mushroom in DeKalb County fails health inspection

Mellow Mushroom in DeKalb County fails health inspection

A Mellow Mushroom in Brookhaven failed a recent health inspection, according to DeKalb County health department. The popular pizza spot, at 4058 Peachtree Rd., scored a 66 on its Thursday health inspection. Any score below a 70 is considered failing. MORE: How to check restaurant health inspection scores in metro Atlanta counties Violations including employees touching ready-to-serve food with...
Armed man robs woman after she cleans Roswell bank, police say

Armed man robs woman after she cleans Roswell bank, police say

Police say a woman cleaning a bank in Roswell was robbed by an armed man moments after she left the bank. Rhonda Lipsey was leaving the SunTrust Bank on Holcomb Bridge Road late at night in early June when she said she could feel someone walking up behind her as she was putting things away in her car trunk, according to the incident report obtained by Channel 2 Action News. She dialed 911 on her cell...
Gwinnett weekend weather and events: Rainy start, sunnier Sunday

Gwinnett weekend weather and events: Rainy start, sunnier Sunday

Pack an umbrella Friday and get ready for a warm weekend in Gwinnett County. Friday: Isolated thunderstorms are predicted to start around 5 p.m., according to Channel 2 Action News. The storms are expected to last through the evening.  The high for the day will be close to 90. • If the rain holds off in Duluth, head to the city’s Food Truck Friday for some fun treats...
DeKalb County weekend weather & events: Storms Friday and Saturday 

DeKalb County weekend weather & events: Storms Friday and Saturday 

DeKalb County residents should expect scattered thunderstorms for Friday afternoon. Temperatures will range from high 80s to low 90s over the weekend.  Friday: Rain is rolling into the DeKalb area. Residents can expect a low of 71 and a high of 89. Stay dry and check out new art exhibits at the Spruill Center for the Arts in Dunwoody.  Saturday: Temperatures will peak at 88 degrees...
‘Project Rocket’ distribution center could bring 1,800 jobs to Gwinnett

‘Project Rocket’ distribution center could bring 1,800 jobs to Gwinnett

An enormous warehouse distribution facility with a mysterious potential tenant has been proposed on the far western side of Gwinnett County. According to new documents filed with Gwinnett’s planning commission, the proposed facility near Stone Mountain — dubbed only “Project Rocket” — would be a 2.5 million square feet and could employ as many as 1,800 people. It would...
North Fulton weekend weather & events: Expect storms

North Fulton weekend weather & events: Expect storms

Take an umbrella with you this weekend. It could be wet. Channel 2 Action News meteorologists are projecting a 60 percent chance of storms on Friday and Saturday, most likely in the evening. Sunday should be a bit dryer, but storms could be back on Monday. Here’s your forecast through Monday in north Fulton County, according to Channel 2: Friday: Turn your windshield wipers on for your evening...
 DeKalb ready to chose firm for SPLOST program management

 DeKalb ready to chose firm for SPLOST program management

The company expected to be hired to manage SPLOST projects in DeKalb County has done similar work in Gwinnett, Cobb and Douglas counties. Moreland Altobelli Associates, LLC scored the highest number of points during the evaluation process and beat out two other bidders: Atkins North America and a join venture between CBRE Heery, Inc. and H.J. Russell & Company.  The DeKalb Board of...
Atlanta weekend weather & events: Storms expected

Atlanta weekend weather & events: Storms expected

Heads up for any Friday plans you may have in the works: Showers and isolated storms are headed our way and expected to move through the city this evening. Here’s a more detailed look at the forecast for Friday and the rest of the weekend. Friday: Scattered thunderstorms are expected in Atlanta this evening. The high is 89 degrees, with the low at 71.  • If you’re going to be...
Border stop puts 1,000 miles between detainee in Georgia and son, 3

Border stop puts 1,000 miles between detainee in Georgia and son, 3

Jose has spent the past month locked in a sprawling immigration detention center in South Georgia. More than a thousand miles away in a government shelter somewhere in Arizona, strangers have his boy. Jose doesn’t know precisely where his 3-year-old son, also named Jose, is being held. All he has is the shelter’s phone number. The Honduran farmer has called it, but he hasn’t been...
5 rescued from Chattahoochee River

5 rescued from Chattahoochee River

Five people were rescued Friday afternoon from the Chattahoochee River after getting stranded on the shoals, Johns Creek fire officials told Channel 2 Action News.  “Fortunately, our crews were on the river conducting training exercises and were able to get them to the shore quickly,” Johns Creek fire Chief Timothy McGiboney said in an emailed statement.  <div><...
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