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Woman arrested for Sandy Springs double-shooting


SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- A woman has been charged with felony murder, armed robbery and firearm possession in a double shooting in Sandy Springs.

Zusi Aguirre, 25, of Mableton was arrested during a traffic stop in Mobile, Ala. She is accused of killing 27-year-old Eulailo "Freddie" Vega and 23-year-old Byron Caceres.

According to Sgt. Ron Mormon of the Sandy Springs Police Department, on Sept. 14, officers responding to a call about a shooting and found the two men dead at an unit at the One Sovereign Place apartment complex.

Vega was leasing an apartment at the complex, according to police. Family members called him Lalo and say it was his wife who came home and discovered his body. She did not recognize the other victim.

Aguirre is awaiting extradition to Georgia. Police have not yet given a motive for the shooting.

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Fulton schedules meeting on consolidated planning document, annual action plan

Fulton schedules meeting on consolidated planning document, annual action plan

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. -- Fulton County has added an additional public meeting in conjunction with Johns Creek to allow more public input into the process of planning and preparing its 5-year Consolidated Planning Document to determine the needs of the community in developing viable urban communities.  The plan provides decent housing, a suitable living environment and expanded economic opportunities principally for low and moderate- income persons.

The public meeting will be held Wednesday, Sept. 24 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Community Room of the Shakerag Fire Station located at 10925 Rogers Circle, Johns Creek.

Holy Innocents' inducts 4 alumni athletes into Wall of Fame

Holy Innocents' inducts 4 alumni athletes into Wall of Fame

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- Four outstanding Golden Bear alumni athletes from Holy Innocents' Episcopal School (HIES) were inducted into the Wall of Fame on Sept. 20.

Honorees were: Greg Hubbard, golf (2001); Sean Aiken, baseball (2008); Davis Lukens, lacrosse (2008); and Erin Johnson, tennis (2000).

Holy Innocents' established the Wall of Fame in 2008 to recognize and honor outstanding HIES varsity athletes, coaches, and/or contributors who have demonstrated excellence in their athletic pursuits.

This year's Wall of Fame Induction was during halftime of the home football game against Pace. At the ceremony, each inductee received a commemorative plaque—a replica of the one displayed on the Wall of Fame in the Main Gym—as well as a “free ticket for life” to any HIES sporting event.

Below are some brief bios on Holy Innocents' former stars:

Holy Innoncents' grad gets front-row seat to Scottish history

Holy Innoncents' grad gets front-row seat to Scottish history

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- Atlantan Peter Myer had a front-row seat on Scotland’s historic vote for independence Sept. 18. Myer, a 2014 graduate of Holy Innocents' Episcopal School, is a first-year student at Scotland’s University of St. Andrews, in a joint degree program with the College of William & Mary.

Here’s what Myer experienced in the Royal Burgh of St. Andrews was like last week.

“People are holding up signs and waving Scottish flags, and you can’t walk down a street without being handed pamphlets and seeing either ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ buttons on peoples’ shirts, indicating what they voted for,” he reported Thursday morning, the day of the vote. “I particularly see ‘Yes’ flyers—in this city, but the students talk more about leaning toward ‘No.’

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Seniors have the power to stop a fire before it starts

Seniors have the power to stop a fire before it starts

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Each year, approximately 1,100 Americans ages 65 and older die as a result of a home fire. During National Preparedness Month, the Fulton County Fire Rescue Department (FCFRD) reminds senior residents they have the power to stop a fire before it starts.

About 3,400 Americans die each year in fires and about 17,500 are injured. According the United State Fire Administration, compared to the rest of the U. S. population, people between 65 and 74 are nearly twice as likely to die in a fire.

The Fulton County Fire Rescue Department believes the best fire prevention is fire education and encourages seniors to learn how to protect themselves and their property from a house fire.

With a few simple steps, older people can dramatically reduce their risk of death and injury from fire.

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Suspect arrested in Target shooting


SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- Sandy Springs Police have made an arrest after a man was
shot in both the back and the arm outside a Target store Sunday night.


The shooting took place just after 6 p.m. in the parking lot outside the store at The Prado shopping center in the 5600 block of Roswell Road.


Monday morning, police identified the victim as 27-year-old Mario Ross.

UHY Advisors named one of Atlanta’s Best Places to Work

UHY Advisors named one of Atlanta’s Best Places to Work

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- UHY Advisors, a financial, tax and business consulting firm in Sandy Springs, on September 12 was named one of the top 100 Best Places to Work in Atlanta. The firm was ranked #50 on the Best Places to Work list in the small business category. The coveted distinction is earned by Atlanta companies – small, medium and large – across a variety of industries.

The news was announced at the Atlanta Business Chronicle Best Places to Work breakfast event at the Georgia World Congress Center. Representatives from several hundred companies and some of the most influential business people in the Atlanta market attended. The keynote speaker, U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, addressed the crowd, noting that a business’s environment and core principles have a direct impact on inspiring employees.