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Severe storms possible Thursday

Severe storms possible Thursday

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. -- Thunderstorms expected across north and central Georgia Thursday could turn severe.

The National Weather Service in Peachtree City says the main threats from the storms on Thursday and Thursday night will be large hail, potentially damaging wind and lightning.

A hazardous weather outlook from the weather service indicates the storms are part of an upper-level pressure system moving southeast toward Georgia.

COBB | Judge sets new vote on alcohol sales

COBB | Judge sets new vote on alcohol sales

MARIETTA, Ga. -- A judge has ordered a new vote on Sunday alcohol sales in unincorporated Cobb County.

Superior Court Judge Arthur Fudger canceled the outcome of an earlier vote and set a new vote for July 31. Fudger's order was filed Tuesday.

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This time, all voters in the county will weigh in on the question, even those who live in one of Cobb County's six cities.

The earlier vote was challenged by former state Rep. Roger Hines of Acworth, who argued that residents of the cities should have the right to vote on county-related issues.

3 arrested for shooting BB gun at cars, businesses

3 arrested for shooting BB gun at cars, businesses

ACWORTH, Ga. -- Acworth Police have arrested three people for damaging several cars and stores near the north end of Cobb Parkway.

Several witnesses said the perpetrators rode around in a silver Chevrolet Impala, shooting at cars and buildings with a BB or pellet gun, according to Acworth Police spokesman Maj. Wayne Dennard.

Patrol officers spotted the Impala in the parking lot of the Walmart on Cobb Parkway in Kennesaw and identified the driver as 17-year-old Caleb Fields.

Fields was arrested at the scene. Two other suspects -- 18-year-old Andrew Morgan and 22-year-old Christopher Kellner -- were arrested later at Morgan's Acworth home.

All three suspects were charged with criminal property damage stemming from at least 31 shooting incidents in Acworth, Kennesaw and unincorporated Cobb, according to Dennard. Fields was also charged with marijuana possession.

Dennard said additional charges may be possible as more victims come forward.

NY Times Best Selling Author Adriana Trigiani Coming to FoxTale Book Shoppe

From The Today Show to CBS This Morning to Woodstock’s very own FoxTale Book Shoppe, best-selling author Adriana Trigiani is quite busy with the release of her latest novel today called The Shoemaker’s Wife.  FoxTale is excited to welcome Adriana Trigiani on Tuesday, April 17th for an exclusive Georgia event.  Trigiani is an award-winning playwright, television writer, documentary filmmaker and, most importantly, author of the bestselling Big Stone Gap series, Very Valentine; Brava, Valentine; Lucia, Lucia; The Queen of the Big Time and Rococo.   Her books have been published in 36 countries around the world. She has recently written and will direct the big screen version of her first novel, Big Stone Gap.

Woodstock Businesses Launch "60 Days to Change"

Woodstock Businesses Launch "60 Days to Change"

Change-to make the form, nature, content, or future course different from what it is or from what it would be if left alone.  Are you looking for a change?  Two local Woodstock businesses are launching  "60 Days to Change" on Sunday, April 15th.  Bowen's Tiger-Rock Academy and Maximum Nutrition, located on Rose Creek Dr, are looking for 60 people committed to "real" change in how they look and feel.  Men and women, ages 14 and up, are welcome to join the Change regardless of current fitness level, or lack thereof.

Carmel Scientists Place 1st in County Meet

Carmel Scientists Place 1st in County Meet

 

The Carmel Maroon Team finished first at the Cherokee County Science Olympiad Competition on March 24, 2012 hosted at Creekview High School. They faced stiff competition from 34 teams.  The Science Olympiad Team practiced regularly and dilligently since the fall under the direction of faculty coaches-Merry Willis, Margie Burt, and Diane Clark.  This group of dedicated scientists stayed after school and met on weekends to learn the material.  The students hard work and dedication paid off as they brought the championship title home.  Principal Dr. Keith Bryant said, "We are all very proud of these students and their faculty coaches for their hard work.  Way to go, Carmel Colts!"  

Individual winners were:

1st Place in Disease Detectives – Kyle Pederson and William Skeens

1st Place in Grab a Gram – Bryce Clark and Andrew Brandenburg

2nd Place in A is for Anatomy – Greg Carroll and Sophia Loconto

Reminder: Only 1 month left to burn leaves

Reminder: Only 1 month left to burn leaves

COBB COUNTY, Ga. -- There is only one month left until the Georgia Department of Natural Resources reinstates its annual "burn ban" for Cobb County residents.

Beginning May 1, residents of Acworth, Kennesaw, Powder Springs and unincorporated Cobb cannot burn leaves, tree limbs or other yard waste.

Cobb County Fire and Emergency Services will enforce the ban, which will be lifted on September 30.