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23 arrested for illegal NCAA tournament gambling


ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- Police arrested 23 people after busting an alleged gambling operation at an Alpharetta restaurant late Monday.

Specialized SWAT operators, undercover officers, uniformed officers and detectives took park in the surprise raid at Pepperoni's Tavern located on Old Milton Parkway.

Authorities said the gambling operation was based on the upcoming NCAA tournament.

Police said 65 people were detained in the raid; 23 were booked into Fulton County Jail on illegal gambling charges. The other personnel were interviewed and released possibly pending future charges.

Three handguns and an undisclosed amount of cash were confiscated.

Alpharetta Department of Public Safety conducted the joint operation with law enforcement personnel from the cities of Milton, Johns Creek and Roswell.

Fulton County Commissioner Joan P. Garner Appointed to Atlanta BeltLine Board of Directors

Fulton County Commissioner Joan P. Garner Appointed to Atlanta BeltLine Board of Directors

On February 4, 2015, the Fulton County Board of Commissioners appointed Commissioner Joan P. Garner, District 4, to serve on the Board of Directors for the Atlanta BeltLine, Inc.

 

“I am truly honored to have the opportunity to serve on the Board of Directors for the Atlanta BeltLine,” stated Commissioner Joan P. Garner. “This is an exciting time to be part of an endeavor that will enhance and connect the communities located along the BeltLine in District 4.” 

Members of the Atlanta BeltLine Board of Directors shall initially serve staggered terms of two (2) years and after the initial terms have expired, serve for a term of four (4) years (subject to the concurrent service requirements set forth herein).

 

Healthy lawns begin with soil testing

Healthy lawns begin with soil testing

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Nutrient rich soil makes it possible to have a beautiful lawn and blooming flowers. Developing and maintaining productive soils begin with soil testing. Soils tests provide information on the soil’s actual nutrient status. Test results are used to determine the amount and kind of nutrients that should be added for the best growth of lawn, garden, and other types of plants.

“Cooperative Extension is able to help residents with their gardening questions,” states Menia Chester, Director of Fulton County Cooperative Extension. “We are equipped to assist residents in having their soil tested by the University of Georgia (UGA) Extension office.”

Variety of Georgia to surprise underprivileged children with 75 bicycles

Variety of Georgia to surprise underprivileged children with 75 bicycles

Underprivileged youth from Roswell and Alpharetta elementary schools are in for a big surprise on Saturday, March 14! Variety of Georgia – The Children’s Charity, a nonprofit dedicated to enriching, improving and fulfilling the lives of children living with disabilities and disadvantages, will present unsuspecting children with 75 brand new bicycles and helmets through its Bikes For Kids program during a special event at the Studio Movie Grill in the Holcomb Corners Shopping Center. One child with special needs will receive an adaptive mobility bike during the surprise presentation to help overcome physical obstacles and provide therapeutic support.

 

Variety of Georgia to surprise underprivileged children with 75 bicycles during special event

Variety of Georgia to surprise underprivileged children with 75 bicycles during special event

Underprivileged youth from Roswell and Alpharetta elementary schools are in for a big surprise on Saturday, March 14! Variety of Georgia – The Children’s Charity, a nonprofit dedicated to enriching, improving and fulfilling the lives of children living with disabilities and disadvantages, will present unsuspecting children with 75 brand new bicycles and helmets through its Bikes For Kids program during a special event at the Studio Movie Grill in the Holcomb Corners Shopping Center. One child with special needs will receive an adaptive mobility bike during the surprise presentation to help overcome physical obstacles and provide therapeutic support.

 

Pike Nurseries to Host ‘Super Strawberry Saturday’ on March 14

Pike Nurseries to Host ‘Super Strawberry Saturday’ on March 14

 With spring comes the start of strawberry planting season!Pike Nurseries is gearing up to host its annual Super Strawberry Saturday event at all store locations on March 14 to celebrate this famed fruit. During the devoted day, customers can enjoy complimentary strawberry lemonade and samples of McCutcheon's Jalapeno Strawberry BBQ Sauce while supplies last. Guests will even receive a FREE bareroot strawberry plant of their own to take home and harvest!

Alpharetta man indicted for stabbing friend's dog

Alpharetta man indicted for stabbing friend's dog

ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- A Fulton County Grand Jury has indicted an Alpharetta man accused of stabbing a pit bull mix nearly two dozen times.

Philemon Delouise has been charged with aggravated cruelty to animals in the Feb. 28 attack on 2-year-old "Roxy."

The incident happened at the defendant's Village Green Way home. Prosecutors said Delouise, who was taking care of Roxy for a friend, held her down and stabbed her, then took her outside and left her to die.

Roxy's owner found her and took her to the vet about nine hours after the attack. The dog survived the stabbing and is receiving ongoing medical care.

Delouise, 27, was arrested at his home. A trial date has not yet been set.