News Nearby: Falcons Player Arrested at Atlantic Station

Here are some top Patch headlines not far from Johns Creek.

Falcons' Abraham Arrested at Atlantic Station - Midtown Patch

For the second time in a week, a high-profile starter for the Atlanta Falcons has been arrested.

A week after running back Michael Turner was booked by Gwinnett County police on charges of DUI and speeding, defensive end John Abraham was arrested by Atlanta police on Monday night and charged with obstruction of police and obstruction of fire fighters during an incident at Atlantic Station.

According to several media outlets including the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, a woman was threatening to jump off the 26-story Twelve luxury suite hotel at the mixed-use development and Atlanta safety personnel had the crime scene area taped off.

Abraham, who “might” live in the building and had "no connection" to the suicidal woman as reported by WSB Radio, allegedly entered the crime scene to get a closer look at the situation. When an Atlanta firefighter asked him repeatedly to leave, Abraham refused.

Milton 13-Year-Old Busted After Using Mom's Credit Card - Alpharetta-Milton Patch

A Milton 13-year-old juvenile allegedly used his mother's Kindle and her credit card to spend more than $3,000 on Amazon.com in a 30-minute period on Sept. 18. Milton police took him to a youth detention facility.

The juvenile said he left school early because he was sick. Once home, he copied his mother's credit card information after taking the card out of her purse. He then used her Kindle to make the following purchases:

  • Mac Book Pro ($2089),
  • Nike Airmax shoes ($121),
  • Samsung Galaxy S11 ($587),
  • GMC Topkick Mountain Bike ($251.99).

His mother, who brought him to the Milton police department, told police he had done this at least 10 times in the past two years – and had been placed on probation in April for one of those offenses. His probation required that he not touch any electronic devices. It also forbade him from harming any animals, as his mother said he had killed several family pets in the past few years. The juvenile allegedly stepped on the family dog's foot, kicked it and threw a shoe at it because it was trying to eat his kettle corn and was bothering him.

North Point Community Affliated Church Sets Sights On Woodstock

A Canton church is mulling the possibility of building a permanent home in Woodstock. 

Watermarke Church, which holds worship services at Cherokee Charter Academy on Sixes Road, is exploring the option of constructing a new facility on 32.5 acres in the Ridgewalk area. 

The church is in negotiations to purchase the property.

The city last week submitted a Developments of Regional Impact application to the Georgia Department of Community Affairs on behalf of Alpharetta-based North Point Ministries, which is affiliated with Watermarke Church.

According to the application, the church would like to construct 250,000 square feet of buildings, which would include about 2,400 parking spaces. The church would be built in the same vicinity where the first phase of the Outlet Shoppes at Atlanta is underway.

KSU to Break Ground on Museum - Kennesaw Patch

Kennesaw State University will break ground at 1 p.m. today on an art museum that school officials say will "serve as a cultural resource on contemporary art."

The 9,200-square-foot Bernard A. Zuckerman Museum of Art, expected to open in fall 2013, will house the university's permanent art collection and include three exhibition galleries.

It also will feature the Leo Delle Lassiter Jolley Foundation Collection Research Center as well as the Ruth V. Zuckerman Pavilion, a glass atrium devoted to the sculptures of Zuckerman’s late wife, who was renowned for her work in stone and bronze.

Zuckerman will be on hand for today's groundbreaking, which will take place at the construction site adjacent to the Dr. Bobbie Bailey & Family Performance Center, 1000 Chastain Road.



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