Brookhaven Has First Commission Meeting

In other area headlines, an elderly Marietta woman was assaulted in her home, and a phone tracking device helped locate the thieves that stole it.

Brookhaven Commission Holds First Meeting

A standing-room-only crowd got their first look at the five-member Brookhaven Commission and learned about what they can, can't and want to do between now and Dec. 17, when the city of Brookhaven is officially born.

"Our job is to be interim, or the transition, government until the election occurs on November 6," Chairman Ben Vinson said. "Our jobs are similar to what the mayor and city council will do when they are elected, but ... the key difference is that we have no actual authority and we have no money." Read more...

Elderly Woman Assaulted in Marietta Home

A man forced his way into a home on Hazel Street in Marietta and assaulted the elderly female homeowner, according to Marietta police. 

The intruder made verbal threats to physically harm the woman if she did not cooperate and took an unknown amount of cash and jewelry, according to Marietta police. Read more...

iPhone Helps Nab Armed Robbery Suspect

Two men were arrested after robbing several women in Midtown of purses and electronics, including an iPhone with a tracking device that led authorities to the thieves, Atlanta police said.

Shortly after 11 p.m. on Thursday, police responded to a pedestrian robbery call at the Biltmore on West Peachtree Street. Five female victims told the officers they had been robbed at gunpoint in the driveway of the Biltmore by two men. Read more...

Apple's New iPhone Selling Like Hotcakes

After months of speculation and rumors about the new iPhone 5’s features, Apple opened preorder sales to thousands of eager iPhone fans on Friday at 12 a.m.

Within an hour, preorders had completely sold out, and Apple said it was "blown away" by the incredible response, according to a report on CNET.

Those who weren’t able to snatch a preorder can still elect to wait in line at Apple and cell phone provider stores to purchase the phones on Friday, Sept. 21. Read more...

Fatal Plane Crash Victims Identified

Authorities have identified Don Hershall Hall, 45, and David Jason Schorr, 40, both of Cumming, as the two people killed in a Sept. 13 plane crash in Forsyth County. Hall was the pilot of the plane, and both men were pronounced dead at the scene.

The plane, a 2009 RV-7, is considered to be experimental and was made by Hall, a Federal Aviation Administration spokesperson said. Read more...

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