Forsyth County, Georgia Stories

A list of the most recent stories about Forsyth County, Georgia.

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Lawyer raises awareness on domestic violence after shooting

The family of an Atlanta lawyer who was badly injured when she was shot by her husband earlier this year says it's not taking Thanksgiving for granted. In a statement released through its attorney, April McConnell's family said she's been speaking to groups about domestic violence. She is also doing ...

Atlanta Traffic from the WSB 24-hour Traffic Center

Major Interstate Incidents: Drive Safely ! Major Highway and Surface Street Incidents:  Listen to News 95-5 and AM 750 WSB for live updates. Ongoing Construction and Other Closures: Douglas Co.: Highway 92 relocation...Streets closed include Dorsett St., Green St., Cone St., the Brown St. railroad crossing, and Hospital Drive North. ...

Police: Man falsely tells police he was stabbed, robbed

Johns Creek police say a Duluth man wanted to keep his job so badly, he stabbed himself in the leg and claimed he was robbed as an excuse for why he’d missed work. Police have charged Patrick Martin, 29, with false reporting of a crime. “He advised officers he was ...

Officials: Body found off shore at Lake Lanier

Forsyth County fire officials say a body was spotted just off the shoreline at Mary Alice Park Monday afternoon. Officials say they have no information about who the person is or how they got in the water. No further information was available. NewsChopper2 is enroute to the area. Stay tuned ...

Search underway for missing Smyrna girl

Police are looking for a missing 14-year-old girl from Smyrna.  Lyndsey Bronston was reported missing from Campbell High School on Ward Street around 11 a.m.  The girl is described as being 5-foot-4 and weighing approximately 100 pounds.  Bronston was last seen on school property and is possibly in the Woodstock ...

Georgia high school football scores

This week marked the first round of the Georgia high school football playoffs. Check the scores from across the state right now, check updated brackets and watch plays from many of the first round's first set of games. Class AAAAAA First Round    Alpharetta 21, Cherokee 18    Archer 38, ...

Georgia high school football scores

Here are the scores from the final week of the regular season of Georgia high school football. The playoffs start for AAAAAA-AA next Friday night. The playoffs for A start the following week.   Adairsville 49, Gordon Central 14    Alexander 35, New Manchester 26    Allatoona 42, Chapel Hill ...

Top 10 things to do this weekend

Saturday Veteran’s Day Parade: 11:11am The 33rd Annual Atlanta Veterans Day parade will roll through downtown Atlanta, honoring our Korean War Veterans.  Join the fun and honor all Georgia Veterans on their special day. Alien Half Marathon & 5K The popular Area 13.1 and Terrestrial 5K have an out-of-this-world theme at ...

Forsyth deputy honors son with pumpkins

In honor of his son, a Forsyth County deputy will give children pumpkins instead of candy for Halloween this year. This year will mark the 19th year in a row that Lt. Hunter has delivered pumpkins to the children at Scottish Rite Hospital, according to Forsyth County Deputy Robin Regan. ...

Deputy hit by car at Forsyth County school

A Forsyth County deputy was rushed to a hospital after being hit by a car Monday morning.   According to Forsyth County authorities, the deputy was directing traffic at Coal Mountain Elementary School when he was hit. He was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.   The ...

GBI serves dozens of warrants in child porn sting

Channel 2 Action News had the only television camera there as members of Georgia’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force served a search warrant at an Ellenwood home. Mike Philips, who was renovating the house next door, seemed stunned when Channel 2’s Aaron Diamant told him that all the commotion ...

Forsyth County sheriff releases new video of courthouse shooting

The Forsyth County sheriff wants residents to know exactly what happened the day of a deadly shooting on the courthouse steps.   Channel 2’s Wendy Corona was with Sheriff Duane Piper as he presented new video and pictures of the shooting incident from June during a presentation at a Rotary ...

Gas prices dropping below $3 in metro Atlanta

Overnight gas prices fell another two cents in metro Atlanta. Many people are paying less than $3 a gallon.   Experts say we should see prices continue to drop the next few weeks.   The price for a gallon of regular gas is $2.99 at the Chevron gas station on ...

Gas wars, falling prices across metro Atlanta

The average price for a gallon of regular unleaded in metro Atlanta is $3.09 according to Triple AAA, but some are paying just $3.00. Channel 2 consumer investigator Jim Strickland visited a price war on a Forsyth County street corner. Keri Hall and others are pumping gas at Canton Highway ...

Cherokee County police arrest alleged sexual predator

Cherokee County police arrested a man they said had been having inappropriate communication online with someone he thought was a 13-year-old girl. According to police, Adrian Aguilera, 24, of Cumming, was arrested after he showed up at Hobgood Park in Woodstock Friday night. Police said he had the intention of ...

Cat in the Hat (Jaylan Maclin) at Boo at the Zoo!

Top 10 things to do this weekend

Friday, Saturday & Sunday Hell’s Gates (Through Nov 2) This outdoor trail leads hikers through nine shocking scenes with live actors and special effects.  This is Atlanta’s haunted house alternative!  Not recommended for children under 12.  Elevate Atlanta:  (Through Oct. 23) This art festival offers music, public art installations, gallery ...

Justin Glen Rhoads, 21, was arrested Friday and charged with two counts of public indecency. (Photo: Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office)

Man accused of flashing women under bathroom stall

A Forsyth County man is accused of entering women’s restrooms and exposing himself under the stalls, according to police. Justin Glen Rhoads, 21, was arrested Friday afternoon and charged with two counts of public indecency, according to the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office. The sheriff’s office posted images of Rhoads on ...

Man accused of flashing women under bathroom stall

A Forsyth County man is accused of entering women’s restrooms and exposing himself under the stalls, according to police. Justin Glen Rhoads, 21, was arrested Friday afternoon and charged with two counts of public indecency, according to the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office. The sheriff’s office posted images of Rhoads on ...

Buckhead lawyer accused of ditching clients hires bodyguard

Police are investigating a Buckhead attorney after dozens of clients who turned to him for housing help claim he didn’t show up to court or return phone calls. Attorney Robert Thompson says he did nothing wrong and has now hired a bodyguard to protect him against all the threats from ...

Anonymous person donates kidney to Forsyth Co. man

A Forsyth County man has received the gift of life in the form of a new kidney. Channel 2’s Dave Huddleston first introduced us to Andrew Persuad in February. After spending months on dialysis, one week ago, Persuad received a new kidney from an anonymous donor. Before the transplant, Persuad ...

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