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Pastor Pulled Over at Gunpoint by Alpharetta Cops - Alpharetta Patch
God's House of Prayer Pastor Boyd Allen was with two friends on Alpharetta Highway when one of the friends realized they had left a newly purchased gun on top of the car and got out to retrieve it. Seeing the gun on top of the car, a concerned witness called police and that's what caused the confusion.
Couple Who Starved and Held Teen Captive Pleads Guilty - Dallas-Hiram Patch
A Paulding County couple, accused of locking their 18-year-old son in a bathroom and giving him little food for at least three years, pleaded guilty Feb. 28.
Under an agreement with the state, Paul and Sheila Comer pleaded guilty to four charges, including child cruelty and false imprisonment. They could spend up to 15 years in prison and 30 years on probation.
Questions Linger for Backyard Chicken Foes - East Cobb Patch
The day after the Cobb Board of Commissioners voted to adjust its code for chicken owners on small residential lots, opponents of the measure still had plenty of questions.
At a Wednesday meeting of the East Cobb Civic Association, District 3 commissioner JoAnn Birrell outlined the new policy before an audience that wasn't thrilled to absorb the news.
The ECCA opposed the changes, which would permit owners to apply for a variance that would allow them to keep one female chicken -- no roosters -- per 5,000 square feet of property.