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Alpharetta Elementary on lockdown after threat

ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- Alpharetta Elementary School was placed on lockdown Tuesday morning after receiving a threatening phone call.

Someone called the school at 9:39 a.m. and threatened harm, according to Alpharetta Department of Public Safety spokesman George Gordon.

Police arrived at the school and searched the building. No threat was found, but a protective sweep was issued as a precaution.

Fulton County Schools spokeswoman Samantha Evans said about 30 students were in the building, participating in a summer school session.

Investigators said they will search for the individual behind the threats and press charges.

Alpharetta police searching for attempted robbers who pepper-sprayed victims


ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- The Alpharetta Department of Public Safety is seeking the public's assistance identifying attempted robbery suspects.

On April 29, an attempted robbery happened at the Marriott hotel on Windward Parkway in the Alpharetta. Around 8:30 p.m., a family was loading their vehicle at the front entrance with leftover jewelry after hosting a jewelry show event at the hotel.

While loading their vehicle, a black newer model Toyota 4-Runner backed-up to the rear of the victim's vehicle. Captured security video shows a black male driver and passenger exiting the Toyota.

Woman says dog rescue wouldn't return her dog after rescuing it

ALPHARETTA, GA (WXIA) -- A Gwinnett County woman says the founder of an Alpharetta dog rescue would not return her dog after it had been found and turned in to the rescue. The rescue's founder was eventually arrested and charged with theft by conversion.


The situation was one that dog owner Fleeta Botts said she feared most.

"He's one of those happy dogs," she said. "He just likes to go as much as he can."

Her dog Snuggles ran out the front door two weeks ago and did not return.

Fire destroys Alpharetta neighborhood clubhouse


ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- Arson investigators are looking into what may have caused a fire that destroyed an Alpharetta neighborhood clubhouse Saturday morning.

It happened off Seal Drive in the Kimball Farms neighborhood.

The Alpharetta Fire Department said crews responded around 3:50 a.m. to find the clubhouse in flames. The building was a complete loss.

Firefighters said the arson investigators are part of standard procedure.

"Orange flames coming up; it just looked like a bomb was over there," said Kenedy Thorne.

She said the noise from emergency crews woke them up.

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

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.

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.”