Cartersville Man Charged in Rash of Alleged Burglaries - Cartersville Patch
A Cartersville man has been charged in a series of burglaries in Sandy Springs following his arrest during an alleged botched burglary attempt in Douglasville.
Barge Tours Woodstock Schools - Woodstock-Towne Lake Patch
State School Superintendent John Barge on Tuesday called the Cherokee County School District "visionary" to implement a science, technology, engineering and math academy at the elementary school level.
"The minds of children, they're like sponges at this age," Barge said. "The more you can introduce them to, the more you can keep them in." See Woodstock-Towne Lake Patch for more on this story.
Rip Off May Be Behind Latest Homicide – Lawrenceville Patch
On Tuesday evening, Gwinnett County Police found the body of 22 year old Black male in the area of Bridge Walk Dr. and Oak Rd. in unincorporated Lawrenceville.
Police were responding to a call of "shots fired." They searched the area and found the body of Rashad Jones of Lawrenceville near the tennis courts. See Lawrenceville Patch for more on this story.
Forsyth Health Summit to Focus on Obesity - Cumming Patch
Obesity appears to be a concern and on the minds of many in Forsyth County and because of that concern a health summit was created to look at the issue more closely.
On Wednesday, the Cumming-Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce will host the 2012 Healthcare Summit entitled "The Bottom Line - Weight at Work. See Cumming Patch for more on this story.
Milton Pays $1.287 Million to Double Bell Memorial Park's Size - Alpharetta-Milton Patch
Milton closed on the last 14 acres of land adjacent to Bell Memorial Park on Monday night, fulfilling the promise outlined in the Parks Master Plan to expand the asset.
The city paid $1.287 million for the land, according to a news release from Milton Communications Manager Jason Wright. The 14 acres of land more than doubles the park's size.
How the land will be used will be determined through community involvement and a series of public meetings to ensure the park's design meets local expectations, the city's release said. See Alpharetta-Milton Patch for more on this story.