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Forsyth County Police Need Your Help

CUMMING, GA -- Officers with the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office would like to speak with two men in connection with a recent theft at a business in Cumming.

The theft occurred on Sunday, Oct. 3, when the suspects entered a perimeter fence of American BOA, Inc. (1420 Redi Road, Cumming, 30040) and made off with approximately $50,000 worth of scrap metal. They allegedly carried the metal through the woods to a waiting vehicle.

Anyone knowing the identity of these men is asked to call Investigator Jason Soles with the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office at 770-781-3081. Anonymous calls made be made to Crime Stoppers at 770-888-7308.

Cherokee High School to Host College Fair

CANTON, GA -- Cherokee High School is proud to host the 2010 Cherokee County PROBE College Fair.

The event will take place on Monday, Nov. 8 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the CHS New Gym (930 Marietta Highway, Canton, 30114).

All high school students and parents are encouraged to attend, as it's a great opportunity to gather information from a variety of two and four year colleges and universities, technical colleges and the Georgia Student Finance Commission.

There will be a competitive college panel event immediately before the fair. Students who plan to apply to colleges with rigorous admissions policies should attend. It will begin at 5:00 p.m.

The panel will include representatives from Emory University, Georgia Tech, Mercer University, the University of Georgia and Vanderbilt University.

GDOT: Two New Reversible Lanes on I-75, I-575

ATLANTA--  The Georgia Department of Transportation is ready to hear what the public thinks of it's plans for the crowded Northwest corridor.

11Alive News was shown a draft video that will be used at upcoming public hearings.  It illustrates two new lanes that run the length of I-75 and 575.  They sit side by side and are reversible--inbound in the morning, outbound in the evening

GDOT Spokesperson Vicki Gavalas explained that the new lanes won't encroach on any existing roadway.  Beginning at I-285, the lanes would be built west of I-75.  At the split the lanes continue up the middle of both I-75 and I-575 respectively.

"what we're trying to do is manage congestion. We're trying to make what we have out there as efficient and effective as possible," Gavalas said.

Woodstock Goes Wild

WOODSTOCK, GA -- Woodstock Goes Wild, an annual fundraiser event that honors foster children and families, will be held on Thursday, Oct. 7 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Woodstock (11905 Highway 92, Woodstock, 30188).

Woodstock Goes Wild is a fun-filled evening where children can meet and touch wild animals, enjoy musical acts and participate in other family-friendly activities. Ticket sale proceeds benefit Rome's Open Door Children's Home, a safe house for abused and neglected children.

This year will mark the 9th annual Woodstock Gone Wild and will host several special guests, including Mary Perdue, First Lady of Georgia and an advocate for foster children. Wildlife expert Pete Gros will be in attendance, along with a number of his animal friends from Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom.

Walk-In Flu Shot Clinic in Cherokee County

WOODSTOCK, GA -- Have you gotten your flu shot yet?

Tuesday, Oct. 5 is the best day for procrastinators to finally get vaccinated. The Cherokee County Recreation Center (7545 North Main Street, Woodstock, 30188) will host a walk-in flu shot clinic from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m, courtesy of the Cherokee County Health Department.

The clinic is for people aged six months and older. Shots will be $20; Medicare, Medicaid and State Health Benefit Plan insurance (UnitedHealthcare and Cigna) will be accepted.

As an added bonus, TDaP (which guards against adult whooping cough) and pneumonia vaccines will be provided free to those who qualify.

For more information about the flu shot clinic, call the Cherokee County Health Department at 770-345-7371 or 770-928-0133.

N.C. Wreck Claims 4 Members of a Gwinnett Family

Washington County, N.C. - - The North Carolina Highway Patrol confirms four members of a family from Gwinnett County, including two young children, died after an SUV lost control in a weather-related accident Thursday afternoon.

The wreck, on U.S. 64, west of Creswell, happened around 12:20 p.m.

The dead are identified as 27-year-old Daniel Alvarez, who was the driver, 29-year-old Natalie Owens, one-year-old Ariela Alvarez and three-year-old Zacharia Alvarez. Ezeikel Alvarez, Zacharia's twin, survived and is being treated at a hospital.

Witnesses told the Highway Patrol that the Jeep hydroplaned on the highway, and went off the right side of the road. The vehicle then ran down a small hill, hit an embankment and flipped over into a canal.

Troopers say those killed appeared to have drowned.

Volunteer Financial Planners to Visit Metro Atlanta Schools

WOODSTOCK, GA -- The Financial Planning Association of Georgia is pleased to announce that members will be volunteering in various schools across the region in honor of National Financial Planning Week, which will take place Oct. 4 through Oct.