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Forsyth County man charged with killing roommate


FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. -- A Cumming man was arrested for fatally stabbing another man during an argument.

Donald Clifford Griffin, 57, was taken into custody at the crime scene. He was charged with murder and is being held at the Forsyth County Detention Center.

Forsyth County Sheriff's investigators said Griffin and the victim, 48-year-old Truitt Cheeley, lived in a rented single-wide trailer off Karr Road. Just after midnight on May 17, the two got into an argument.

Detectives believe that during the fight, Griffin grabbed a kitchen knife and stabbed Cheeley several times. The victim suffered a number of lacerations and stab wounds. He was later pronounced dead at Northside Forsyth Hospital.

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Second suspect arrested in Cumming home invasion


FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. -- Investigators have arrested the second suspect in a home invasion that landed a 70-year-old woman in the hospital.

Samira Young, 28, of Decatur may be behind multiple residential burglaries in Forsyth County. She is also wanted in Cobb County.

Investigators believe Young and 25-year-old Corey Waithe, also of Decatur, broke into a home on Pilgrim Mill Road on Feb. 2. When the victim confronted them, the suspects shot her several times, according to the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office. The victim survived her injuries.

Waithe was later shot during another home invasion in Fulton County. He was arrested and is being held in the Fulton County Jail, with charges pending in Cobb and Forsyth counties.

Fatal Forsyth County accident blamed on speed


FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. -- Investigators believe speed was a factor in an accident that killed a 26-year-old motorcyclist.

It happened shortly before 2:30 p.m. Sunday on Hickory Hills Road near Akins Way in Forsyth County.

According to the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office, motorcyclist Brandon Egli was speeding around a curve in the road when he swerved into the opposing lane and collided head-on with a Chevrolet Impala.

Egli was thrown from his motorcycle. He was later pronounced dead at an area hospital.

The Impala's driver and passenger were not hurt.

Race this weekend: Ga. Peach Jam

Race this weekend: Ga. Peach Jam

CUMMING, Ga. -- Dirty Spokes Productions will host a scenic 5K and half marathon in Forsyth County this weekend.

Georgia Peach Jam will be Saturday, Apr. 18 at Big Creek Greenway. A portion of proceeds will be donated to the Forsyth County Parks and Recreation Department, as a thank you for allowing the race to be held at Fowler Park.

Runners will receive T-shirts and $5 gift certificates to Jim 'N Nick's BBQ, while half marathon finishers will be given commemorative medals. Race sponsor Dickey Farms will award jars of its Sweet Georgia Peach Jam to the winners.

Visit dirtyspokes.com for more information.

Fowler Park's Big Creek Greenway is located at 4110 Carolene Way in Cumming.

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3 things to know before filing a tax extension

3 things to know before filing a tax extension

By Chris Smith

With this year’s tax deadline rapidly approaching, you may find that filing an extension is a good option for you. But before you plan to do that, here are three things you’ll want to keep in mind.

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Taxes are due April 15. The extension only gives you additional time to file your return; it is not an extension of time to pay the tax that may be due. The assessed tax, even if you have not yet determined how much it is, is due by the April 15 deadline.

Indulge in a free sugar cookie on Tax Day

Indulge in a free sugar cookie on Tax Day

(WXIA) -- There's nothing sweet about completing your taxes -- but Great American Cookies wants to change that.

On Wednesday, Apr. 15, all Atlanta-area Great American Cookies locations will offer each customer a free sugar cookie. It will be the third time the cookie chain has offered a little sweet relief on Tax Day.

"Only in the world of Great American Cookies is Tax Day this enjoyable," Great American Cookies Brand VP David Kaiser said in a release. "After all those tax forms and number crunching, we think everyone deserves a treat to savor."

No purchase or proof of completed taxes is necessary to take advantage of the free cookie promotion.

Participating locations in metro Atlanta include:

Atlanta
* Atlantic Station
* Centennial Olympic Park
* Greenbriar Mall
* Lenox Square
* Peachtree Center

Clarke County
* Georgia Square Mall

Clayton County
* Southlake Mall

Another weekend of minimal road construction

Another weekend of minimal road construction

(WXIA) -- You'll see less construction than usual on Atlanta's interstates and highways this weekend -- and you have the Braves to thank for it.

Due to Friday's home opener at Turner Field, as well as spring break, the Georgia Department of Transportation has suspended its typical weekend roadwork.

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No lane closures will take place on the surface streets around Turner Field. However, emergency-related closures are always a possibility.