Racing Blamed in Deaths of Two Pedestrians
Two pedestrians were killed early Saturday morning while trying to cross Memorial Drive near Hill Street in downtown Atlanta.
According to the Atlanta Police Department, the two were crossing the roadway around 2 a.m. on Aug. 25 when Bryan Butler struck them with his vehicle. Both died on the scene.
Police spokesman Sgt. Curtis Davenport said that the suspect was driving at a fast rate eastbound on Memorial Drive when he hit the pedestrians.
Austell Man Charged with Impersonating Doctor, Treating 500 Patients
An Austell man pretended to be a visiting doctor in Columbia, SC, where he treated more than 500 senior patients, Lexington County deputies report.
Authorities arrested Ernest Addo of Austell on Friday and charged him with unlawfully practicing medicine, Irmo Patch reported. He is being held at the Cobb County Detention Center.
Lexington County Sheriff Jeff Metts said county deputies are beginning the extradition process in Georgia.
Video: Residents Chant 'No Family Dollar' in Protest of Fairburn Road Construction
More than a dozen protesters who gathered Friday at the site of a new Family Dollar store in southwest Atlanta chanted "No Family Dollar."
The stores have been in the forefront of residents' minds lately due to the fact that at least 2 stores are in the early stages of being erected in the area.
Residents continue to express disappointment and anger the stores are multiplying in the SW Atlanta area. A common statement, heard throughout the neighborhood and at the protest from a NPU-H member is, "Family Dollar brings crime (with it)."
Credit Card 'Skimmer' Sentenced to Prison
More than 175 customers of a BP station in Alpharetta saw a little justice last week when the man who was convicted of "skimming" their credit and debit card information in 2008 was sentenced to five years in federal prison.
Boris Toumasian, 25, of Glendale, CA, who stole credit and debit card information and then used it to create counterfeit cards, withdraw money from customers’ bank accounts and buy electronics, was sentenced Friday by U.S. District Judge Timothy C. Batten to serve five years in federal prison on charges of conspiracy, credit card fraud and aggravated identity theft.
Bank of North Georgia, Bank of Coweta to Merge
The Georgia-chartered, FDIC-insured bank, today announced in a news release that it expects the consolidation to be completed early next year. Customers won't notice much change, as the combined division will use the Bank of North Georgia trade name.
The newly expanded Bank of North Georgia division will have a total of 41 branches in 16 counties. One of them is in Canton.
Warehouse's Value Adjusted, Property Tax Not
A warehouse near the intersection of Shallowford and Canton roads in Northeast Cobb County is providing plenty of headaches for its owner after an inflated property value assessment was successfully appealed, but the tax bill stayed the same.
Art Bayless' warehouse's value jumped from $620,000 in 2011 to more than $1.075 million in 2012.