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Woman stabbed at Atlanta hotel

Woman stabbed at Atlanta hotel

ATLANTA -- A 46-year-old woman is in stable condition after being stabbed at an Atlanta extended stay hotel.

It happened at around 4 a.m. Thursday at Intown Suites in the 1900 block of Piedmont Circle.

The victim told police she was returning to her room when a man came up behind her and forced his way into the apartment. He then attacked the victim while demanding money.

According to Atlanta Police, the victim fought back, scratching the suspect's face. She told investigators she grabbed the suspect's knife and may have stabbed him.

The suspect stole the victim's laptop, tablet and cell phone before running away. He has not been identified or caught.

The victim suffered hand and neck injuries, and was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital.

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Team USA Takes On The World In This Year's Peachtree


Elite runners from around the world will compete for international bragging rights in the first ever Peachtree Cup at this year's AJC Peachtree Road Race.



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An official U.S. team will take on three all-star teams from other continents. Team USA, Team Africa, Team Asia and Team Europe will have six athletes each: three men and three women. All team members will start the July 4 10K at the same time. Each runner's individual finish times will be added together, so the team with the fastest cumulative time will win the Peachtree Cup.

Suspected Midtown bank robber arrested


ATLANTA – Police in Atlanta say a tip led to the arrest of a suspected bank robber.

Atlanta police say Caleb Griffin has been arrested in the robbery of a Bank of America in Midtown. He's also suspected in the robbery of a Georgia Primary Bank off Roswell Road.

Police believe Griffin used a BB gun in one of the cases.

It's not clear how much money was stolen in the robberies.

An indictment will follow soon, according to Atlanta police.

A Crime Stoppers tip led police to Griffin, authorities said.


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).

 

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Walton Robotics to be Featured on GPB’s “SciTech Now Georgia”

Walton Robotics to be Featured on GPB’s “SciTech Now Georgia”

MARIETTA, Ga. (March 16, 2015) – Walton Robotics, an award-winning science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) program of Walton High School, will be featured on this week’s broadcast of “SciTech Now Georgia”. The program, Georgia Public Broadcasting’s (GPB) new, weekly half-hour look at the latest science and technology developments in Atlanta and the southeast, is scheduled to air on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.

 

The segment will focus on the students of Walton Robotics and their success at being a leader in the field of high school robotics programs. For example, this past weekend Walton Robotics faced off against 63 teams -- from Brazil, Dominican Republic, Germany, Turkey as well as California, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Mississippi, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, and Virginia -- at the 2015 Orlando Regional FIRST Robotics Competition held at the University of Central Florida.

 

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.”

City of Atlanta special election is Tuesday

City of Atlanta special election is Tuesday

ATLANTA -- Registered voters living in the City of Atlanta are reminded to cast their ballots for the City of Atlanta special election at their designated precinct on Tuesday, Mar. 17 to vote for infrastructure bond referendums to pay for repairs and improvements.

“Registered voters should verify their voting precinct and poll location before election day,” said Richard Barron, Director of Fulton County Registration and Elections. “They should check their registration card to make sure they know where to vote on March 17.”