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'Bless You' and Gun Fiction: Are Schools Too Sensitive?

'Bless You' and Gun Fiction: Are Schools Too Sensitive?

It’s a new school year, but administrators walk a difficult line on discipline. What do you think?
Bystander Shot, I-285 Traffic Alert, Ice Bucket Challenges and Arson Suspect

Bystander Shot, I-285 Traffic Alert, Ice Bucket Challenges and Arson Suspect

Plus, dogs rescued from a puppy mill are ready for adoption. Top posts from Ga. Patch sites.
What's The Asking Price? $2 Million Woodstock Home With Heated Pool

What's The Asking Price? $2 Million Woodstock Home With Heated Pool

Patch and Zillow team up to bring you local real estate news.
Woodstock Police Officers Take The Ice Bucket Challenge

Woodstock Police Officers Take The Ice Bucket Challenge

The Woodstock Police Department on Thursday joined in the craze, which raises awareness of the ALS Association and Lou Gehrig's Disease.
John Albers Awarded 100 Percent Rating From Business Group

John Albers Awarded 100 Percent Rating From Business Group

The state senator from Roswell received the rating by the National Federation of Independent Business.
Woodstock Jobless Rate Climbs To 7.8 Percent

Woodstock Jobless Rate Climbs To 7.8 Percent

The city's unemployment rate rose to 7.8 percent in July, slightly higher than 7.7 percent recorded in June.
Trail Attack Sketch, Lightning Strikes Boy, Gun Ban and Ebola Patient Release

Trail Attack Sketch, Lightning Strikes Boy, Gun Ban and Ebola Patient Release

Plus, a deputy is recognized for his good deed. Our top posts from Ga. Patch sites.
Dogs Seized At Cherokee Puppy Mill Ready For Adoption

Dogs Seized At Cherokee Puppy Mill Ready For Adoption

The Cherokee County Animal Shelter will hold an adoption event on Saturday for all 359 dogs and other animals seized last month.
Judge Denies Request to Temporarily Open Allatoona to Guns

Judge Denies Request to Temporarily Open Allatoona to Guns

GeorgiaCarry.Org and a Paulding County man filed suit in June against the Corps, claiming Second Amendment violations.
Judge McElyea Recuses Herself in Marlow-Trim, Knowles Case

Judge McElyea Recuses Herself in Marlow-Trim, Knowles Case

Cherokee Superior Court Judge McElyea on Aug. 12 filed the motion "in an abundance of caution."
Police Seize Meth, Guns, Cash at Hickory Flat Home

Police Seize Meth, Guns, Cash at Hickory Flat Home

A multi-agency investigation pointed to a Canton resident as the source of methamphetamine in Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina.
Student Brings Ammo To School, Ice Bucket Challenges, Storms Cause Power Outages, BBQ Restaurant Closes, Rapper Sentenced on Weapons Charges

Student Brings Ammo To School, Ice Bucket Challenges, Storms Cause Power Outages, BBQ Restaurant Closes, Rapper Sentenced on Weapons Charges

Plus, a local city is taking steps to create its downtown, a missing man was found alive and a UPS store suffered a data breach.
Nearby: Canton UPS Store Suffers Data Breach

Nearby: Canton UPS Store Suffers Data Breach

The store on Riverstone Parkway was one of four in Georgia affected by a breach that occurred earlier this year.
Latest Homes For Sale Near Woodstock, Aug. 20

Latest Homes For Sale Near Woodstock, Aug. 20

Patch and Zillow team up to bring you local real estate news.
Cherokee School District Sees Increase in ACT Scores

Cherokee School District Sees Increase in ACT Scores

More students from the Cherokee County School District's class of 2014 also took the ACT.
Missing Woodstock Man Found Alive

Missing Woodstock Man Found Alive

Gerald Hickman, 63, was reported missing by his family Tuesday afternoon.
Bank Robber Fooled, Inside Job at Benihana, 'Robin Williams' Facebook Scam, Ice Bucket Challenges

Bank Robber Fooled, Inside Job at Benihana, 'Robin Williams' Facebook Scam, Ice Bucket Challenges

Also: Unsecured firearms in house where toddler was shot; Man with BB gun prompts school lockdown; Georgia has 2nd worst jobless rate.
Report: Atlanta Job Market Rebound Leads To Population Growth

Report: Atlanta Job Market Rebound Leads To Population Growth

The 10-county Atlanta region added more than 50,000 people between April 1, 2013 and April 1, 2014.
Restaurant: Customer Orders Several Drinks, Leaves Without Paying Bill

Restaurant: Customer Orders Several Drinks, Leaves Without Paying Bill

Papa P's on Towne Lake Parkway in Woodstock said a woman ordered food, several shots of whiskey and left without paying her tab.
Georgia Unemployment Rate Second-Worst in U.S.

Georgia Unemployment Rate Second-Worst in U.S.

Is the increase in Georgia's unemployment numbers a seasonal blip or the continuation of a trend tied to a lack of skilled workers?