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AROUND THE REGION: Vehicle Hidden by Weeds, and More ...

A look at some of the top stories from the surrounding area.

Here are summaries and links to recent stories of interest from around Suwanee and Gwinnett County.

-- Dacula Patch.

Tall grass and weeds were to blame for a stolen vehicle report earlier this week.

A 78-year-old Dacula woman called police on May 14 to report that her deceased husband’s 1973 Chevrolet van was missing. The woman said the van, which is inoperative, had been parked in the front yard of her home.

The report was taken over the phone at the request of the complainant. During her conversation with the officer, the woman, according to the police report, “indicated that there were no signs of forced entry but was not entirely certain that the doors had been locked.”

Later that day, the woman called police to advise the vehicle had been located. An officer went to the residence to meet with the woman who explained the van had been parked in the yard the whole time.

“The complainant stated she could not see the vehicle which was covered by the tall grass that grew around the vehicle and she automatically assumed the vehicle was stolen,” the officer wrote in the incident report.

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 -- Snellville Patch.

senior Caitlyn Creel recently won a 2012 Chevy Cruze from Nash Chevrolet for her perfect attendance record.

Caitlyn was among the 3,500 local students who qualified to participate in a random drawing to win the new vehicle. The giveaway was part of the Chevy "Drive for Perfection" initiative.

This is the second year that Nash Chevrolet has given away a car for perfect attendance, according to Fox 5 Atlanta.

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 -- Peachtree Corners Patch.

Fellow Citizens of Peachtree Corners

There is a lot of misinformation about the moratorium on development in Peachtree Corners. Because of this confusion, let me explain the facts.

The moratorium was designed to provide a stable and orderly transition of planning and zoning services from Gwinnett County to Peachtree Corners.  For example, DeKalb County established a moratorium prior to the start-up of the City of Dunwoody which allowed a successful transition of services and prevented a number of large outdoor billboard signs from being approved within the City limits.  However, Fulton County did not establish a moratorium for Johns Creek and Sandy Springs resulting in some unfortunate consequences ... (From Mayor Mike Mason).

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