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Attention Johns Creek Residents

JOHNS CREEK, GA -- On Thursday, Oct. 14, road crews working on the McGinnis Ferry Road project will re-direct water to new pipes. As a result, some Johns Creek neighborhoods may be without water service for a few hours, beginning at 9:00 a.m.

The affected subdivisions are along or near McGinnis Ferry and Sargent Roads, including Ashland, Cambridge, Carriage Park, Lexington Woods North, Wellington and Wellington Estates.

Water pressure may be temporarily affected, but there is no need to boil water.

Full service should be restored by 3:00 p.m. the same day.

For more information, call the Fulton County Water Department at 404-612-7462 or 404-583-5560.

Fulton Commissioners Vote to Accept Renewal Grant for Services to Homeless Citizens

As of October 6th, the Fulton County Board of Commissioners approved a one-year grant renewal for services to the homeless. The funds which will be provided by the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will be used to provide services to help homeless citizens to overcome substance abuse, to prepare for employment and obtain permanent housing through the Office of Emergency and Transitional Housing. 

The county will add matching grant dollars of $287,571, which will bring the actual funds committed to $974,058.

The grants funds will be used in collaboration with 31 community-based agencies to provide funds to address substance abuse issues for those who are identified as being in need of assistance.

Fulton Explores Becoming Charter School System

ATLANTA -- Fulton County Schools will spend this fall studying whether it will ask the Georgia Department of Education to grant charter status to the entire school system.

If granted, Fulton County will be the first large district in Georgia to become a charter system, which could mean more flexibility in spending, staffing and innovation to its educational model. It would also grant greater involvement and decision-making authority for parents.

Community engagement is a trademark of charter systems and, as such, the district is starting the exploration process by holding town hall-style meetings to gather input during the months of October and November. Feedback will also be gathered through the school system's website.

The community engagement meetings will be from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. for employees, and from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. for parents and the community.

The dates are as follows:

* Monday, Oct.

Young Professionals Mixer at Aqua Blue

ATLANTA -- The Junior Chamber International Atlanta and Johns Creek Young Professionals are teaming up to host a mixer and fundraiser at Aqua Blue (1564 Holcomb Bridge Road, Roswell, 30076).

The event will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 19 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Attendance is $10, or $5 with two canned goods.

Participants will enjoy free appetizers, $3 beers and the opportunity to mingle, network and make a difference. Magician Joe Turner is scheduled to perform. The money raised will go to North Fulton Community Charities.

For more information, visit the JCI Atlanta website.

Bank Robbery Suspect Sought

JOHNS CREEK, GA -- Detectives in Johns Creek are asking for the public's help in identifying a suspected bank robber.

On Friday, Sept. 24 around 4:20 p.m., a lone black man entered a Bank of America (10950 Medlock Bridge Road, Johns Creek, 30097). According to police, he handed the teller a note explaining that it was a robbery, and then fled with an unknown amount of cash.

Anyone with information about the suspect or the robbery should contact Johns Creek detectives either via email or at 678-474-1610.

Manning Oaks Elementary to Host Bullying Workshop

ALPHARETTA, GA -- What should a student do when someone picks on him or her? Or starts rumors? Or never lets him/her join a group? Is it really bullying if there's no physical contact?

Bullying and Social Aggression will be the topic of a workshop presentation by Balance Educational Services, LLC on Monday, Oct. 4 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Manning Elementary School (405 Cumming Street, Alpharetta, 30004).

This workshop will help parents and other adults understand and reduce bullying, cyber bullying and social aggression.

Johns Creek Police Need Your Help

JOHNS CREEK, GA -- Have you seen this woman? Police in Roswell and Johns Creek say that she is wanted in connection with an entering auto case and credit card fraud.

On Sept. 23, a victim reported that her wallet had been stolen. She did not know where it had been taken from. Shortly after, her credit cards were used at the Target store located at 2625 Peachtree Parkway, Johns Creek.

Police believe this is the same woman who committed a recent burglary in Roswell. In that case, stolen credit cards were used at the Target store at 2650 Holcomb Bridge Road, Alpharetta, and at Wal-Mart stores in Fayetteville and Riverdale.

The suspect is a white female. Police believe that she had a male accomplice in the Roswell incident.

If you have any information in these cases, contact Inv. M.L. Stokes with the Forsyth County Sheriff's Department (678-513-5878) or Det. D.