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Cartoon Network Celebrates 20th Birthday

In other area headlines, a woman was arrested for allegedly taking teens to buy pot, and a man was successfully removed from the sex offender registry.

Cartoon Network Celebrates 20th Birthday

Twenty years young and still having fun.

The Cartoon Network celebrated its 20th birthday on Monday with a fun-filled, over-sized party at its Midtown headquarters.

Launched on Oct. 1, 1992 in just two million U.S. homes, the channel has grown to become the No. 1 television network among boys 6-11. It is seen in more than 175 countries, more than 365 million households, and 26 different languages. See videos and photos...

Jury Selection Underway In Boyer Murder Trial

Jury selection is underway in trial proceedings against four men in the alleged gang-related murder of a Virginia Highland man in late 2010.

Tamario Wise, 19; Raphael Cross, 23; Robert Veal, 18; and Fernandez Whatley, 21, are each charged with a variety of crimes outlined in a 90-count indictment, including the murder of Charles Boyter. Read more...

Results Mixed from DeKalb School Calendar Survey

Teachers in DeKalb County favor a "balanced" school calendar with a shorter summer break, while most parents favor keeping a traditional school calendar, according to a report in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Those are the results from a recent online survey that polled 7,000 respondents in the district. The poll revealed mixed results: half of the respondents favored the alternative calendar and half preferred the traditional calendar. Read more...

Police: Woman Takes Teens to Buy Pot

A Norcross woman was arrested for allegedly taking teenagers to get drugs, according to the Johns Creek Police Department.

On Sept. 7, a Johns Creek Police officer saw three individuals standing at the rear of a car parked in front of a building where multiple narcotics arrests had been made in the past. Read more...

Attorneys Successful in Removing Man from Sex Offender Registry

Monroe attorneys Crawford and Boyle reported that last week their law offices were successful in getting the name of a Barrow County man removed from the sex offender registry.

Although attempts to do so are not uncommon, the difference in this case was the man had ended up on the registry despite never having been convicted of any sexual or felony offense. According to a newsletter from the law firm, their client ended up on the registry as a result of a decision he made when he was young to have sex with someone under the age of consent. Read more...

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