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Johns Creek police seek suspect in car wash assault


JOHNS CREEK, Ga. -- Police are asking for the public's help, Friday night, as they search for a suspect in an alleged assault.

Johns Creek police have obtained a warrant for Mickey Wright who allegedly assaulted a car wash employee on Thursday.

According to police, Wright pointed a pink handgun at and threatened an employee who he thought stole drugs out of his car.

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N. Fulton business owner has dispute with Johns Creek


JOHNS CREEK, GA (WXIA) -- A north Fulton business owner wants to park his stickered car near a busy intersection in Johns Creek, but city leaders say it is against the law, and hurts the appeal of the community.

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The intersection at Jones Bridge and State Bridge roads in Johns Creek is one of the busiest in the area, but there are no signs that can be seen from the roadway in the area. One small business owner says the city and its sign limitations are hurting his business.

Bear sightings have Johns Creek residents on edge


JOHNS CREEK, Ga. -- Nerves are rattled in several Johns Creek neighborhoods after numerous bear sightings were reported in the same area.

Authorities believe the same bear has been spotted several times.

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Harriett Hughes was enjoying a quiet morning in her home when it was interrupted by an unlikely visitor.

"I heard this tingling noise and when I raised my eyes, there was the bear standing at the bird feeder," Hughes said.

Hughes grabbed her camera and snapped several pictures while her husband called police.

Mattie's Call issued for Johns Creek woman


JOHNS CREEK, Ga. -- The Johns Creek Police Department is searching for a missing 83-year-old woman.

Soon Park was last seen Sunday at her Haynes Bridge Road home. She is Asian, 5 feet tall and 120 pounds, with white hair.

Police have conducted a door-to-door search and neighborhood canvass, but haven't found Park. Investigators are now searching the surrounding area.

Anyone who sees Park is encouraged to call Johns Creek Police Capt. Chris Byers at 678-314-8625.

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High school soccer player charged with punching referee


JOHNS CREEK, Ga. -- A Chattahoochee High School student was charged with battery after punching a soccer referee over what he believed to be a bad call.

It happened Apr. 29 after Chattahoochee High's varsity boys soccer play-off game against Milton High School.

According to an incident report from the Fulton County Schools Police Department, Milton was ahead 1-0 with only 90 seconds left in the game. As Chattahoochee's team moved the ball toward the goal, a Milton player stole the ball, then fell to the ground. A game official, 32-year-old Christopher Heintzman, threw a penalty flag against a Chattahoochee player.

Milton won the game. Moments after it ended, several students told school resource officer Richard Grant they saw the Chattahoochee player attack Heintzman. Another referee confirmed the student "punched (Heintzman) in the face with a closed fist," according to the incident report.

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.”