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Sen. Fort wants 1956 Georgia flag removed from OK Café


ATLANTA -- A Georgia senator is trying to convince iconic Atlanta eatery OK Café to do away with its 1956 Georgia flag display when it reopens.

The restaurant has been closed since December, when an electric fire caused heavy damage to its Buckhead building. OK Café features a carving of a 1956 Georgia state flag, which includes the Confederate battle emblem. Owners have said the carving will return when the restaurant reopens in the fall.

South Fulton County Economic Development to host career expo

South Fulton County Economic Development to host career expo

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Job seekers, get ready! The Unincorporated South Fulton County Economic Development Initiative will host a Career and Resource Expo on Aug. 26 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Police seek suspects in gas station robbery


ATLANTA -- Atlanta police are asking people to be on the lookout for four suspects who robbed a Shell gas station.

Police say four armed men entered a Shell station on Howell Mill Road July 31 and demanded money.

After a brief hold-up inside the store, the men can be seen running away.

Police say the thieves made off with about $1,000 and are possibly driving in a silver KIA optima and a black Toyota Tundra.

Fulton County BOC approves funding to improve efficiency of the elections process

Fulton County BOC approves funding to improve efficiency of the elections process

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- At the Aug. 5 board meeting, the Fulton County Board of Commissioners (BOC) approved the purchase of an election/asset management system and Poll Worker on-line training software system recommended by the county’s Department of Registration and Elections. Both systems will align the department to continue resolving issues that arose during the general election and general election runoff of 2008 as well as the primary and general elections of 2012.

“The approval to implement these two systems should improve our department’s ability to conduct elections more efficiently,” states Rick Barron, Director of the Fulton County Department of Registration and Elections. “The 2016 Election Year is fast approaching and having these two systems in place will enable us to be better prepared for the expected increase in turn-out due to it being a Presidential Election year.”

Masked men elude security, steal school computers


 

ATLANTA -- A group of masked robbers stole $60,000 worth of equipment from a private Atlanta school, despite on-site security overnight Wednesday and Thursday.

The six men returned twice through the night and spent several hours disconnecting and stealing almost every computer at Pace Academy before the theft was discovered. 

According to a police report obtained by 11Alive, Director of Facilities David Fortier called police when he saw the back door to the school had been forced open. Fortier told police it happened sometime between 7 p.m. Wednesday and 4 a.m. Thursday.

Responding police officers said the back door was the clear point of entry. Computer parts and headphones were scattered through the entrance into the stairwell. 

Atlanta acts to remove sewer line dangers


ATLANTA (WXIA) -- After waiting nearly four months to get an above-ground temporary sewer line removed and a hazardous intersection repaired, residents near Nancy Creek and Ridgewood Road in Buckhead have learned that work is finally about to begin.

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The above-ground line runs more than a quarter-mile along Nancy Creek, and ending in an open manhole in the middle of Ridgewood Road. which results in an obstacle course for drivers to get past each day.

"You creep up here and you think people are going to stop but you can't see. It's very dangerous," said area resident Jennifer Black.

2 indicted for Buckhead home invasion


ATLANTA-- Two Memphis men have been indicted in connection with a string of violent home invasions in Buckhead.

Leon Scott, 25, and Mario Deandre Jackson, 28, face robbery, kidnapping and firearms charges. They're accused of breaking into a home on Paces Ridge in Buckhead May 25 and terrorizing a family.

According to the US Attorney John Horn, Jackson was arrested July 9 when Georgia State Patrol officers pulled over the car in which he was a passenger. Two guns reported stolen during other robberies were found in the vehicle.

"[Jackson and Scott] allegedly traveled to Georgia from outside the state for the purpose of robbing the family, and forcing them at gunpoint to remove money from an ATM and to turn over other valuables, including a wedding band," Horn said in a written statement.