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Police seek 12-year-old Johns Creek girl


JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – Authorities are searching for a 12-year-old girl who may have been abducted by a parent in Johns Creek.

According to Chris Byers of the Johns Creek Police Department, Taleiyah Brown was last seen getting into a red four-door vehicle after she got off the school bus at the Chelsea Ridge apartments.

The child had apparently been texting an unknown person while on the bus.

No other information is known. Anyone who sees the girl is asked to contact the Johns Creek Police Department.

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Accident shuts down Johns Creek intersection


JOHNS CREEK, Ga. -- A two-car accident has shut down a busy Johns Creek intersection Tuesday morning.

It happened at around 7 a.m. at Barnwell and Holcomb Bridge roads.

Johns Creek communications manager Doug Nurse said the two cars collided head-on. Both drivers suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

The intersection is expected to be closed for at least an hour. Drivers are asked to find alternate routes.

Fulton County Fire Rescue provides guidelines to prevent holiday fire hazards

Fulton County Fire Rescue provides guidelines to prevent holiday fire hazards

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- As residents string up the lights and ignite the candles, the Fulton County Fire Rescue Department encourages everyone to keep fire safety in mind.

According to the United States Fire Administration (USFA), fires involving Christmas trees caused more than $16 million in property damage per year between 2004 and 2008. Holiday lights and other decorative lighting caused more than $8 million dollars in property damage per year over that same time period.

North Fulton voters can vote absentee by mail for special election

North Fulton voters can vote absentee by mail for special election

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Some North Fulton County voters may prefer to vote absentee by mail for State House District 50.

To request an absentee ballot, registered voters may fax or mail a written request for an absentee ballot. Voters can vote absentee by mail for any reason. Citizens can request an absentee ballot through Friday, Jan. 2.

Election Day is Tuesday, Jan. 6. Requests for absentee ballots may be submitted now.

Absentee VOTE BY MAIL

Eligible voters (meaning registered voters) desiring to vote by mail may do so without providing a reason or identification if they mail in their application for a ballot. However, this does not apply to voters who registered for the first time in Georgia by mail and did not provide ID with their registration application.

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Weekend roadwork: Once again, avoid I-20 on the west side

Weekend roadwork: Once again, avoid I-20 on the west side

(WXIA) -- Drivers are asked to avoid non-essential travel on Interstate 20 on Atlanta's west side this weekend.

Georgia Department of Transportation crews will perform several road projects on I-20 as well as other areas of metro Atlanta. Lane closures and delays are expected.

All work is weather permitting.

This weekend's work by county includes:

Cobb County
* Two northbound lanes of Cobb Parkway will be closed at the Chattahoochee River on Saturday from 7 a.m. to noon for pavement repairs.
* Two southbound lanes of Cobb Parkway will be closed at the Chattahoochee River on Saturday from noon to 6 p.m. for pavement repairs.

Celebrate National Poinsettia Day with Pike Nurseries

Celebrate National Poinsettia Day with Pike Nurseries

(WXIA) -- Poinsettias, often known as The Christmas Flower, are holiday staples. These classic flowering plants add a dazzling, festive flair to any space. Whether they are used on mantels as beautiful displays or on dining tables as stunning centerpieces, florist-quality poinsettias add the perfect holiday touch to home décor.

In honor of National Poinsettia Day on Friday, Dec. 12, the garden experts at Pike Nurseries reveal fun facts and fresh care tips that will keep poinsettias beautiful all season-long!

Poinsettias have become a symbol of the Christmas season. Pike Nurseries offers fast facts to educate and debunk the myths associated with poinsettias.

History Lesson: This Christmas classic is native to Mexico and was first introduced in the United States in 1825.

Primrose students prep for Can-a-Thon


JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – Young students from the Primrose School of Johns Creek are getting ready for 11Alive's Can-a-thon.

The 32nd annual 11Alive Can-a-Thon is this Friday. Primrose kids have been a part of the holiday tradition for 23 years, collecting thousands of non-perishable food items for the Salvation Army food bank every year.

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Click the video to watch the youngsters get ready!

Click here for more info on Can-a-Thon: 11Alive.com/canathon