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Pike Nurseries to offer special winter clean-up service

Pike Nurseries to offer special winter clean-up service

ATLANTA -- Just as the New Year is getting under way, now is the perfect time to tidy up the garden and rid those winter weed woes! A well-maintained garden not only adds curb appeal to a home, but it also protects the landscape against pests and keeps it healthy all year-long.

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Weekend roadwork resumes on I-20, I-285

Weekend roadwork resumes on I-20, I-285

(WXIA) -- Weekends in metro Atlanta guarantee one thing: construction projects on highways and major roads.

Georgia Department of Transportation crews will be hard at work on several streets, mostly in Fulton County.

Drivers are asked to be courteous and cautious when traveling through impacted areas. As always, all work is weather permitting.

Scheduled projects include:

I-20
* Two westbound lanes will be closed between McDaniel and Langhorn streets from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for bridge joint repairs.
* One eastbound lane will be closed between Fulton Industrial Boulevard and I-285 from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for bridge joint repairs.

I-285
* Two northbound lanes will be closed between I-85 and Washington Road from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for sign structure work.

Pike Nurseries to host potting party weekend

Pike Nurseries to host potting party weekend

ATLANTA -- The garden experts at Pike Nurseries are helping customers start 2015 off right with refreshed container gardens and houseplants.

On Saturday, January 10 and Sunday, January 11, Pike Nurseries will host Potting Party Weekend at all store locations. Gardeners of all levels are invited to bring an empty pot from home or purchase a new one, as on-hand associates help them plant indoor or outdoor container gardens, houseplants and terrariums.

Pike Nurseries will also provide complimentary Pike Potting and Container Soil and E.B. Stone Sure Start for pots planted in-store.

With expert potting advice and a wide selection of plants available at Pike Nurseries, guests can welcome the New Year with the perfect container garden for any home.

Man charged with killing girlfriend's son

Man charged with killing girlfriend's son

FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. -- A Forsyth County man was arrested Wednesday night and charged with shooting his girlfriend's 25-year-old son to death.

Frank Huffman, 57, is being held without bond in the Forsyth County Detention Center.

Police responded to a home in the 1900 block of Quail Hollow Drive at around 10:15 p.m. They found James Tanner Conrad in the living room. He had been shot at least once.

Conrad was later pronounced dead at North Fulton Hospital. His mother, who is dating Huffman, was also transported with minor injuries.

Huffman was charged with murder and aggravated assault in Conrad's death. Investigators said the suspect and victim got into a physical fight shortly before the shooting.

The incident is under investigation.

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Kilogram of heroin seized in Forsyth County

Kilogram of heroin seized in Forsyth County

CUMMING, Ga. -- The Forsyth County Sheriff's Office busted a heroin distribution operation before it even had a chance to begin.

More than one kilogram of heroin was seized by detectives executing a recent search warrant at a suspect's Cumming home. The sheriff's office said the amount of heroin could be up to 32,000 doses. Its street value is between $150,000 and $250,000.

The suspect's name was not released. Investigators said that person recently moved to Forsyth County and was trying to establish a heroin distribution network in the area. Sheriff Duane Piper praised his deputies' work in dismantling the potential drug ring.

School bus driver injured in crash in Cherokee County


CUMMING, Ga. -- An early morning crash between a school bus and a tractor trailer spilled 80 gallons of fuel on the road and shut down an intersection in Cherokee County.

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11Alive chopper video shows the collision happened between the front end of the school bus and just behind the cab of the tractor trailer. GDOT reported more than 80 gallons of diesel fuel spilled into the intersection of Hightower Rd (SR 20) and Cumming Highway (SR 369).

Body found in burning Forsyth County house

Body found in burning Forsyth County house

FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. -- Firefighters say a lack of working smoke detectors may have contributed to a deadly home fire in Forsyth County.

The fire broke out at a single-story house in the 7700 block of Holyoke Road Monday morning. Responding firefighters found a body inside the structure. Monday evening, the victim was identified as 57-year-old Richard Hunt.

Neighbors said Hunt had lived at the home for about 18 months, and was a Vietnam veteran and a father. Hunt's body was taken to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation crime lab for an autopsy to help determine the cause of death.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. Officials discovered that there were no working smoke detectors inside the home.