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Fireworks light up the sky last year at Lenox Square’s annual celebration. In metro Atlanta, there are plenty of events to help you mark Independence Day.

Watch July 4th fireworks around the Atlanta area

Fireworks will light up the sky all over metro Atlanta on July 4th. Cities and towns, parks, malls and other venues usually do more than set off rockets, sparklers and firecrackers, though. Many also host live music, games and other activities to help you party the day and evening away. ...

Storms level homes in Fayette County

Dozens of people are without a home in Fayette County after a storm took down trees and toppled mobile homes at the Whistling Pines Mobile Home Park in Tyrone in Fayette County.   “You come home and everything is gone,” said Amber Spratlin, whose mobile home was hit with a ...

Peachtree City tells residents not to feed ducks

“Do not feed the ducks!” That is the message from Peachtree City.   It is warning that feeding the ducks and geese could hurt the animals and cost taxpayers.   The Rostrom family says they love to look for baby ducks near their Fayette County home. They say they try ...

Jonesboro truck driver cements $321K Fantasy 5 prize

A significant Georgia Lottery win has surfaced for one lucky Jonesboro truck driver. Ryan Mack, 26, is one of two players each to win a $321,003 jackpot prize from matching all five numbers from the May 15 Fantasy 5 drawing. Peter’s Food Mart, 3311 Jodeco Road in Jonesboro, sold the ...

Powerball ticket worth $1M sold in West Point

A winning Powerball ticket worth $1 million was sold in West Point. West Point Shell, located at 1860 Ga. Highway 18, sold a Powerball Quik Pik ticket matching the first five winning numbers from the April 29 drawing. Winners from a lottery pool, consisting of 11 people, each claimed their ...

Dashcam video released of ‘Walking Dead” star’s arrest

A cast member from “The Walking Dead” is facing several charges after a traffic stop in Peachtree City on Sunday. Seth Gilliam plays Father Gabriel Stokes on the hit AMC show. According to a Peachtree City Police report, Gilliam was pulled over for speeding on Highway 74 at Senoia Road. ...

Seth Gilliam plays Father Gabriel in 'The Walking Dead.' 

'Walking Dead' star arrested for DUI, driving 107 mph

Seth Gilliam, who plays the tortured soul Father Gabriel on AMC’s “The Walking Dead,” was arrested Sunday for DUI, pot possession, reckless driving and speeding. Gilliam was pulled over in Peachtree City, Ga., going 107 miles per hour in a 55 zone, according to police. He was placed under arrest ...

Peachtree City resident says teen pulled gun out on golf path

Peachtree City’s 90-mile network of golf cart paths is considered by most to be safe and sound.  There have never been reports of real trouble, until now. "I'm glad I'm not the kid's mother, and I hope they have a good talk." Longtime resident Bonnie Mulligan has her way of ...

Father says estranged husband stabbed daughter, killed activist

Channel 2 Action News has learned new information about a mother's recovery from a stabbing attack.   Police say her accused attacker went on to kill another woman in a crime spree that spanned two counties.   That woman's father told Channel 2’s Amy Napier Vitieri that Heather Wyatt's estranged ...

 

Former Peachtree City police chief turns himself in

Former Peachtree City police chief William McCollom has turned himself in to the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office after he was indicted in the shooting of his wife.   William McCollom was charged with reckless conduct following a shooting that injured his wife on New Year’s Day.   Police say the ...

Former police chief indicted in wife's shooting

A grand jury has indicted the former Peachtree City police chief on a reckless conduct charge.   William McCollom admitted to shooting his wife, Maggie, on New Year’s Day. He called 911 and told the operator he’d just accidentally shot her while they were in bed. “The gun was in the ...

Man, woman shot within walking distance of APD headquarters

A man and woman were shot within walking distance of landmarks like the state Capitol and Atlanta police headquarters while they were sitting inside their SUV. According to police, Shakira Gillam and Tyrone Gates were inside a green Lincoln Navigator when they were shot at least three times each. The ...

Police search for four men after gun theft, chase

Police are searching for four men they say went on a two-county crime spree. They say the group stole an SUV in Clayton County and continued their crime spree into Fayette County.   The whole thing ended in Peachtree City, where the suspects crashed during a police chase.   From ...

Tyrone Brooks speaks to members of the media at the State Capitol in Atlanta on Feb. 5, 2013.

State Rep. Tyrone Brooks pleads guilty to fraud

State Rep. Tyrone Brooks, D-Atlanta, resigned his seat in the Legislature on Thursday before pleading guilty to one count of tax fraud and no contest to five counts of wire and mail fraud. Brooks faced 30 federal charges of wire, tax and mail fraud related to his work with a ...

The city council must soon decide whether to allow development of the resort not far from a residential area.

Peachtree City residents split on proposed water park resort

Peachtree City residents are wrestling with what to do about a controversial water park project.   The city council must soon decide whether to allow development of the resort not far from a residential area.          Many who live in Peachtree City like it as it is.   "It's ...

Police said Darryl Lambert led them on a 5-mile chase through town, at speeds of 80 mph.

Man leads police on high-speed chase through Peachtree City

Police in Peachtree City said a man led them on a dangerous high-speed chase right through the middle of the city.   Outside a Peachtree City manufacturing plant, Rodney Bridges and co-worker Jason Mizell don’t scare easily.  But it was a close call.   "I kind of said, ‘Y'all need ...

Deadly house fire claims life of retired Air Force colonel, caregiver says

We learned more about a Cobb County man whose body may have been found inside a burned house. The fire happened on Heritage Green Drive in Marietta on Tuesday morning. Channel 2s Carl Willis talked to family friends of the victim in the neighborhood where it happened shortly after the ...

Pastor presents graphic images at city council meeting

A local pastor presented a graphic display right in the middle of Morrow City Council chambers. Rev. Darryl Momon held up a poster board showing what he said was the picture of a former police officer naked from the waist down. The words "help me" written on his back side ...

Lawyer crusades for regulation after foam pit injuries

After learning about a youth football coach who was left quadriplegic following a freak accident at a Peachtree City athletic facility, another man has come forward, claiming he, too, suffered similar injuries. Disciple minister Jesse Dukes told Channel 2’s Mark Winne he visited Rockbridge Adventures with his church youth group ...

Tyrone Johnson, here defended by Anthony Perez of Ole Miss, became the unlikely hero for South Carolina when he made three free throws with with :00.7 remaining to defeat the Rebels 60-58 in the SEC Tournament on Thursday night. The Gamecocks will play their third game in as many days when they face Georgia Friday night in the quarterfinals. (AP photo by Mark Humphrey)

Bulldogs get Gamecocks for third time this season

At approximately 11:38 p.m. Eastern Time Thursday night, the Georgia Bulldogs finally found out who they’re going to play in the SEC Tournament quarterfinals on Friday.It’s South Carolina, and that was not decided until — literally — the very last second.Ole Miss, which had trailed most of the game, improbably ...

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