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Fulton water officials rushing to repair 8-inch main

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. -- Officials in Fulton County are working to repair a water main damaged by contractor, Wednesday afternoon.

The 8-inch main on Buice Road in Johns Creek supplies water to several subdivision in the area.

As a result, water service will be interrupted by repair work including Doublegate, Farmbrook, Fox Creek, Kingston Crossing, Lakeview Estates, Linkwood and Spring Garden.

Traffic on Buice Road has also been closed between Twingate Drive and Clublands and Greenwich Park drives.

Officials with the county's water resources department expect the water main to be repaired by 9 p.m.

Preliminary road repairs are also expected to be finished during the night to allow traffic through the area in time for morning rush.

Teacher badmouths student with learning disability in Facebook posts

JOHNS CREEK, Ga -- A Fulton County teacher is out of a job because of posts she made on her personal Facebook page badmouthing one of her students who -- the teacher says -- has a learning disability.

The teacher resigned after the district questioned her about the posts.


Man used Chinese food delivery ruse in home invasion



JOHNS CREEK -- Johns Creek Police are searching for two men who pushed their way into a home after pretending to deliver Chinese food. The woman fought back and gave police an important clue to track down the suspects. 

Cocaine trafficker gets 17 years in prison

ATLANTA -- A cocaine trafficker who was caught by happenstance will spend more than 17 years in federal prison.

Ricky Nuckles was arrested after an off-duty DEA agent watched him participate in a drug transaction at an Atlanta gas station. The 41-year-old Johns Creek man was convicted May 13.

"We have removed another cocaine trafficker off of the streets, thanks to the quick thinking and fine police work performed by one of our own Special Agents," Daniel R. Salter, Special Agent in Charge of the DEA Atlanta Field Division, said in a release.

The transaction happened Dec. 23, 2013, at a gas station on Cheshire Bridge Road. According to information presented in court, Nuckles parked his car beside a pump and entered the station's convenience store, where he made a call on his cell phone.

South Fulton County Economic Development to host career expo

South Fulton County Economic Development to host career expo

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Job seekers, get ready! The Unincorporated South Fulton County Economic Development Initiative will host a Career and Resource Expo on Aug. 26 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Fulton County BOC approves funding to improve efficiency of the elections process

Fulton County BOC approves funding to improve efficiency of the elections process

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- At the Aug. 5 board meeting, the Fulton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) approved the purchase of an election/asset management system and Poll Worker on-line training software system recommended by the county’s Department of Registration and Elections. Both systems will align the department to continue resolving issues that arose during the general election and general election runoff of 2008 as well as the primary and general elections of 2012.

“The approval to implement these two systems should improve our department’s ability to conduct elections more efficiently,” states Rick Barron, Director of the Fulton County Department of Registration and Elections. “The 2016 Election Year is fast approaching and having these two systems in place will enable us to be better prepared for the expected increase in turn-out due to it being a Presidential Election year.”

Swimmer missing in Chattahoochee found safe

GWINNETT COUNTY, GA (WXIA) -- The swimmer reported missing in the Chattahoochee River Monday night has been found safe.

City of Johns Creek spokesman Doug Nurse said the 26-year-old man was located early Tuesday at his Gwinnett County home. He was somehow able to get out of the river and walk home at around 4 a.m.

The man was one of five people stranded on an island in the middle of the river. Three men and the group's only woman were able to leave the island Monday night. Nurse said the woman was the only one wearing a life jacket.

Rescue crews from Gwinnett County, Jones Creek and Roswell worked together to find the missing man, whose name has not been released. A search scheduled for 7 a.m. Tuesday was canceled after investigators learned the man was home.

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.

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.


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.


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.