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Past articles by George:

Sheriff: 4 killed after fleeing car slams into vehicle in Butts County

Four people are dead after a car fleeing from law enforcement officials crosses over the center line and crashes into a pickup truck in Butts County, the Georgia State Patrol said Friday night. → Read More

Hit and run victim dies; driver remains at large

A DeKalb County family is devastated after a loved one is involved in another hit and run. They said the first left Ciarone Robinson waking with the help of canes and a walker. The most recent one a week ago Wednesday night claimed the life of the mother of two. It occurred at the on ramp to Interstate 285 at Bouldercrest Road in DeKalb County. → Read More

Permit issue halts production at Sterigenics plant

Production at the controversial Sterigenics plant near Smyrna is on hold after some tangles with permits surfaced. → Read More

Hit-and-run victim meets person who saved his life

He could have died if his rescuer had not found him early Sunday morning on the side of Highway 316 in Barrow County. → Read More

Police make arrest in connection to Barrow County hit and run

An arrest has been made in a hit and run in Barrow County which sent a man to the hospital. → Read More

DeKalb County Schools superintendent takes questions from parents, taxpayers

The superintendent of DeKalb County Public Schools was in the hot seat Thursday night at a question and answer session with parents and taxpayers in Lithonia. → Read More

Large tree in Chamblee crashes down on nearby cars

A fast-moving storm passing over Chamblee Tuesday afternoon sent a big tree crashing onto several vehicles at an apartment complex. → Read More

Opposition to DeKalb County 'GO bond' proposal

“No New Tax” was the message Monday night from dozens of protestors and parents at the DeKalb County School Board meeting. They were attending the community input session in opposition to a proposed 15-year general obligation or “GO Bond.” Many were also calling on Superintendent Dr. R. Stephen Green to step down now. → Read More

Search for men suspected in series of business burglaries

For weeks, they have been busy ripping off businesses all over Gwinnett County. Now police are asking for your help to put a couple of fast-moving burglars behind bars. → Read More

Residents call for city leaders to resign

More movement in the pending recall election against the Mayor and Mayor Pro-Tem of Hoschton. → Read More

Deputies: Woman avoids kidnapping attempt

An Alabama woman is safe after a terrifying kidnapping ordeal which ended when investigators said she escaped from her kidnapper at the Georgia border. → Read More

Deputies: Thieves break into cars, steal guns in Forsyth neighborhoods

It’s a mantra often repeated by law enforcement, lock your cars to protect your valuables. → Read More

Concerns in metro Atlanta about Dorian's impact in the Bahamas

Hurricane Dorian continued its slow churn up Monday evening just off the East coast of Florida after a punishing blow to the Bahamas. In metro Atlanta, families are trying to find loved ones as Bahamian officials try to assure others the heavily tourist-dependent nation hasn’t been completely destroyed. → Read More

DeKalb County residents express concerns over water pipe project

Dry fire hydrants and low water pressure were a couple of concerns raised Thursday night by some DeKalb County residents. → Read More

Pawn shop owner escapes as masked gunman burglarizes store

A McDonough pawn shop owner escaped with her life Friday afternoon after a dangerous encounter with a masked intruder. McDonough police said the gun-toting masked man burst into the Kwik Kash Pawn shop around 4:30 p.m. → Read More

Residents talk to police about disturbing confrontations with 2 men

A series of disturbing confrontations involving threats of rape in the Little Five Points neighborhood is now drawing the attention of Atlanta police. A number of residents turned up at the Neighborhood Planning Unit meeting Thursday night to voice their concerns about safety. → Read More

Police: Suspect on the run after traffic stop ends with drug discovery

Gainesville Police have a BOLO out tonight for a guy who gave them the slip and left behind a lot of pot and other drugs. → Read More

New agreement reached to reduce toxic emissions

The battle for clean air in two Metro Atlanta communities took some major steps today and tonight. → Read More

Open house to discuss concerns over industrial plant

It was an overflow crowd at the Cobb County Civic Center Monday night at a meeting concerning potentially cancer-causing emissions from an industrial plant. → Read More

Woman claims she paid for a goldendoodle but never received the dog

Athens police are warning about a Facebook scam designed they said to tug at the heartstrings. → Read More