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Marijuana, $20K seized from Sandy Springs home

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. – Police in Sandy Springs seized 72 marijuana plants and $20,000 in cash at a suspected grow house on Tuesday.

Authorities arrested 38-year-old Wesley Johnson after a search of the home at 529 Johnson Ferry Road.

In addition to the plants and cash, detectives say they found 6.5 pounds of processed marijuana and a handgun. An indoor grow operation was found in the basement, police said.

Johnson is charged with trafficking marijuana, distribution of marijuana and possession of a firearm during the commission of certain felonies.


Neighbors want voice in Sandy Springs school growth

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- With students out for the summer, school districts are putting classroom renovation and expansion plans into full swing. But in one Metro Atlanta community, those plans have homeowners asking for explanations.

Ridgeview Charter School in Sandy Springs is bursting at the seams. It needs more classroom space.

Fulton County Schools put together the plans for modular classrooms, but neighbors say nobody has told them what is going on.


Early Voting Begins Tuesday, May 26th for State House District 55

Early Voting Begins Tuesday, May 26th for State House District 55

House District 55 voters are encouraged to cast their ballots early for the June 16, 2015 Special Election for State House District 55 to fill the unexpired term of Tyrone Brooks who resigned the seat. Residents can cast their ballots beginning Tuesday, May 26 through Friday, June 12 and on Saturday, June 6, 2015 from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Please note that on Saturday, June 6, 2015, residents can only vote at the Registration and Election Headquarters from 9:00am-4:00pm. Beginning Wednesday, June 10 through June 12, 2015, two (2) additional locations will be available for early voting.

Early Voting

May 26 - June 12, 2015

8:30 am - 5:00 am

Registration and Elections Headquarters

130 Peachtree St, SW, Suite 2186, Atlanta, GA


Saturday Voting - June 6, 2015

Police chase ends on Ga. 400 in Sandy Springs

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Police from several jurisdictions are investigating a high-speed chase that ended on Georgia 400 in Sandy Springs.

The chase ended near Abernathy Road. Officers from Sandy Springs, Roswell and Alpharetta responded to the scene.

More information will become available as this story develops.

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Fulton County holds 'Food Talk' sessions to teach about nutrition

Fulton County holds 'Food Talk' sessions to teach about nutrition

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- SNAP-Ed Food Talk sessions offered by Fulton County Cooperative Extension are designed to teach healthy eating on a budget for low-income parents (and other low-income individuals) who receive SNAP benefits. As the cornerstone of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) nutrition assistance programs, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) plays a vital role in helping to improve nutrition in the Nation among low-income individuals.

The goal of SNAP-Ed is to improve the likelihood that persons eligible for SNAP will make healthy food choices within a limited budget and choose physically active lifestyles consistent with the current Dietary Guidelines for Americans and MyPlate.

Holy Innocents' Student Wins National NFL Wives' Award

Holy Innocents' Student Wins National NFL Wives' Award

Rachel McGovern, a member of the Class of 2015 at Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School (HIES), has been given a national Woman of Impact award by Off the Field, a national, nonprofit organization made up of NFL wives. The charitable group, which held its national conference in Atlanta April 23–26, recognized McGovern for her dedicated service with Girl Talk, an international mentoring program in which high school girls help middle school girls build self-esteem, develop leadership skills, and value community service.

The graduating senior has been a member of the national Girl Talk board for three years, a leader for the Holy Innocents’ chapter of Girl Talk, and a counselor at the Girl Talk summer camp, Project Inside Out. She will be the camp’s co-director in June.

Fulton County invites citizens to Community Days

Fulton County invites citizens to Community Days

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Fulton County’s annual celebration of Older Americans Month includes an open invitation for seniors, their families and members of the community to participate in Community Days.

Each facility will host a Community Day as a part of a month of special events designed to celebrate national Older Americans month, which is recognized in May.

The theme of this year’s celebration, “Get into the Act,” focuses on encouraging older adults to take charge of their health, engage in their communities, and have a positive impact on the lives of others. By promoting and engaging in activity, wellness, and inclusivity, more Americans than ever before can “Get into the Act.”