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Woman Gives Birth on Ga. 400 - Alpharetta Patch

Alpharetta residents Ivon Garcia and her husband Jose Francisco didn't quite make it all the way to Northside Hospital on Monday morning (January 28), when their newborn son, Joseph Francisco, decided to make an early entrance into the world.

Read more on Alpharetta Patch.


Meeting Planned to Discuss Coyote Problem - Decatur Patch

Decatur neighborhoods have complained about coyotes for years. The last flurry of complaints came in late 2011 after a resident of the East Parkwood Road neighborhood saw a coyote snatch her cat off the front porch.

Decatur officials adhere to the live-and-let-live philosophy with coyotes, saying eradication only allows new groups of coyotes to move in.

Read more on Decatur Patch.


Marijuana Reform Group Reaches out to Gov. Deal - Roswell Patch

Advocates for marijuana law reform are calling on the state of Georgia to suspend the arrest and prosecution of marijuana possession cases, according to a recent release from Georgia Campaign for Access, Reform, & Education (Georgia CARE).

The call comes after state prosecutors said they lack the resources to prosecute a back log of child exploitation cases in a January press conference.

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