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Around Georgia: SWAT standoff at Cobb County apartment complex


A Cobb County SWAT team is outside a Cobb County apartment complex this morning.

According to Fox 5, a burglary suspect has barricaded himself inside the apartment and is in negotiations with the SWAT Team.

The standoff began at about 3 a.m.

Down Home Derby Fundraiser brings in $150,000 for Children’s Development Academy

The Children’s Development Academy (CDA), a nonprofit organization in Roswell, raised over $150,000 in net proceeds at their 12th annual Down Home Derby fundraiser on May 7. 

The Down Home Derby is a long-standing tradition in North Fulton, but the CDA hasn’t been able to hold the event for the last two years because of the pandemic. Money raised at the event helps support the CDA’s mission of affording all children in our community high-quality early education.   

This year’s fundraiser was held at Reid Barn in Cumming. Guests enjoyed a live viewing of the Kentucky Derby, dinner, dancing and games all benefitting the CDA.

Butts County Fine Arts Festival

The Butts County Fine Arts Festival was held May 7. Here are some photos from the festival.

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