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Newton County schools lock down lifted

  • 11:26 am Thursday, September 11th, 2014 by David Gibson

The lock downs at Alcovy High School and Liberty Middle School in Covington have been lifted. The schools were was put on lockdown Thursday while authorities investigated a violent threat a student allegedly posted on Facebook.

The Newton County sheriff told Channel 2 Action News the male student has been identified and was being questioned.

Officials don’t believe there is a danger to any students at this time.

Check back with AJC.com for updates.

Contributed by Rhonda Cook

No bomb found after threat prompts evacuation of Riverdale Middle School

  • 3:52 pm Monday, September 8th, 2014 by Rodney Thrash

By Steve Visser

Riverdale Middle School students got an extra-long day thanks to a bomb threat that was called in about 15 minutes before school got out Monday afternoon, said Vicki Constantinides of Clayton County Schools.

Consequently, the students were marched to a nearby library, organized by class, and transported to a recreation center, Constantinides said.

Parents picked up most of the kids, others went home by bus and some regular walkers walked, Constantinides said. By 8:15 p.m., school officials were waiting on parents for the few who were left.

“Our job was to make sure we knew where all the students were,” she [More]

Update: Woman missing from Roswell health care facility found safe in Alabama

  • 2:14 pm Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 by Rodney Thrash

A Mattie’s Call has been canceled for a 64-year-old woman missing from a Roswell health care facility.

Obadyah Yahyisrael allegedly took girlfriend Dorothy Janet Paige from the facility Sept. 1, the Roswell Police Department said in a Facebook post.

Police were “concerned for her well-being and safety because Dorothy has a number of health issues that require medication and care,” according to the Facebook post.

Paige and Yahyisrael were found in Anniston, Ala., police spokeswoman Lisa Holland told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Yahyisrael is in custody, and authorities are working to get Paige back to Roswell, Holland said.

Missing Clayton County woman found

  • 10:19 pm Thursday, August 28th, 2014 by Angel K. Brooks

A Mattie’s Call was canceled Friday afternoon after a missing 53-year-old Clayton County woman was found.

Donna Sue Allgood had last been seen Thursday around 8 a.m. from the area of Royce and Attleboro drives in Jonesboro, Clayton County police said.

Information was not released on how and where she was found.

Atlanta police seek alleged armed robber

  • 9:15 pm Wednesday, August 27th, 2014 by Michelle E. Shaw

Atlanta police need the public’s help identifying a man they say robbed a pedestrian Aug. 18 at  gunpoint.

The victim told police he was walking in the 300 block of Cherokee Avenue that evening when he was approached by two men in a car and another who was on foot. The man who was not in the vehicle stole the victim’s wallet after threatening to shoot.

The victim was not harmed and was able to leave the scene.

A sketch of one of the suspects has been released by Atlanta police. Anyone who recognizes the man in the picture should call 911 or Crime [More]

Missing Austell woman, 70, returns home

  • 3:53 pm Tuesday, August 19th, 2014 by Angel K. Brooks

A Mattie’s Call was canceled late Tuesday afternoon for a 70-year-old Austell woman.

Andrea Jordan had last been seen by a family member around 11:30 a.m., Cobb County police said.

Later in the afternoon, she returned home in the family car, police said.

Mattie’s Call cancelled for 78-year-old man

  • 8:56 pm Friday, August 15th, 2014 by Michelle E. Shaw

UPDATE: Francisco Jose Garcia was located in good condition by Fulton County police at a gas station in his car about 18 hours after he was last seen by family members.

ORIGINAL REPORT: Cobb police are looking for a 78-year-old man who was last seen in Austell.

Francisco Jose Garcia was last seen Thursday about 6:30 a.m., in the 3000 block of Sweet Flag Run, and his direction of travel is unknown. He is thought to be in a black 1995 Isuzu Rodeo, with Georgia plate AUR4001.

Garcia is described as 5-foot-7, with brown eyes and mostly bald with brown and gray hair. [More]

Mattie’s Call canceled for Paulding man, 79

  • 11:10 pm Thursday, August 14th, 2014 by Angel K. Brooks

A 79-year-old Paulding County man missing since Wednesday night has been found.

Authorities issued a Mattie’s Call on Thursday night for Preston Boyd Perren, who was last seen about 11 p.m. Wednesday in the 200 block of Powder Mill Drive in Dallas.

Perren was located in Crossville, Tenn., Paulding sheriff’s spokesman Cpl. Ashley Henson said in an emailed statement just after 8:15 a.m. Friday.

“Perren was safe and is in the process of being reunited with his family,” Henson said.

Missing 65-year-old Cobb woman found

  • 10:54 pm Thursday, August 14th, 2014 by Angel K. Brooks

A 65-year-old Cobb County woman reported missing Thursday night has been found, authorities said Friday.

Authorities had issued a Mattie’s Call for Janice Whitted, who had last been seen on Pete Shaw Road in Marietta. Her family thought she was going to Town Center Mall.

She had spoken with her family since leaving, but they said she sounded confused and unaware of her location, which was the area of Crossville, Tennessee, Cobb police said. Her credit card was used in Monticello, Kentucky, earlier in the day, they said.

Just before 1 p.m. Friday, the Mattie’s Call was canceled. Police said Whitted was located in good [More]

Missing Clayton County woman, 54, found

  • 10:43 pm Thursday, August 14th, 2014 by Angel K. Brooks

A Mattie’s Call was cancelled Thursday night for a 54-year-old Clayton County woman who had been reported missing.

Rebecca Ruth Tillman had last been seen around 2 p.m. on Scott Drive in Conley, police said.

No information was released on how she was found.

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