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Police Following Up On Leads in Murder of Grayson Teen - Loganville-Grayson Patch

Gwinnett County police worked overnight at the home of a Grayson teen who was shot to death Wednesday afternoon. Cpl. Jake Smith identified the victim as 14-year-old Paul Sampleton, a freshman at Grayson High School. Police said his father came home at about 2:30 p.m. Wednesday to find his son's body in their Grayson home on Haynescrest Drive and called police. The school was on early release for the last day of school. .

A former Cumming Elementary School PTO treasurer pleaded guilty Wednesday to stealing more than $30,000 from the parent teacher organization and was given a 15-year sentence to serve on probation.

Jamie Garfield, 37, entered a gulity plea to three counts of theft by taking, according to Forsyth Chief Assistant District Attorney Sandra Partridge.

"She paid $10,000 of the restitution on the day of the plea in a certified check which was given to the principal [of Cumming Elementary] to give to the PTO," said Patridge. Find all of the details on Cumming Patch.

Carter's to Open HQ in Phipps Tower in 2013 - Buckhead Patch

Carter’s, Inc., the country’s largest branded marketer of apparel exclusively for babies and young children, is closing up its Midtown-based operations and moving its headquarters to Buckhead. The move will likely create 200 new jobs. .

Dunwoody and Sandy Springs Police Arrest Perimeter Shoplifters - Sandy Springs Patch

A joint effort of the Sandy Springs and Dunwoody Police Departments netted a group of people suspected of stealing from Perimeter-area retail stores.

Dunwoody Police were first called to Best Buy Thursday because a group of women were attempting to exit the store with three Xbox 360s, according to Dunwoody Police. .

Kennesaw's Confucius Institute Among Top Chinese Culture Centers Worldwide - Kennesaw Patch

The Confucius Institute at Kennesaw State University (CIKSU) has been named among this year’s “Confucius Institutes of the Year,” an honor bestowed annually to a select group of Chinese language and culture centers operating worldwide. Find out more about it on Kennesaw Patch.

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