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New Chick-fil-A bringing 100 jobs to Dunwoody


DUNWOODY, Ga. -- Metro Atlanta's newest Chick-fil-A opens this week in Dunwoody, bringing 100 jobs to the area.

The restaurant is located just outside Perimeter Mall at the intersection of Hammond Drive and Ashford Dunwoody Road, replacing the former Macy's Goodyear Auto Service Center. It includes dual drive-thru lanes, a 121-seat dining room and a patio.

Chick-fil-A will hold its famous First 100 food giveaway in honor of the new location. First 100 gives a year's worth of free Chick-fil-A meals to the first 100 adults in line at a grand opening. The Dunwoody restaurant opens at 6 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 2, while the First 100 line opens 24 hours before that. If more than 100 people are onsite by Tuesday at 6 a.m., the First 100 spots will be determined by a drawing.

Female flaggers turn heads, open minds


DUNWOODY, Ga. -- When work crews began putting in a new water main along busy Mt. Vernon Road in Dunwoody, something unexpected happened. Drivers began to embrace the inconvenience.

"People really like us," said traffic flagger Hilary Quinn. "They bring us food and water and wave at us."

The traffic flaggers are all women, who wear shorts and tank tops and break the mold. They're so popular, they've been featured in a local blog.

"When people drive down the road, we get a lot of second looks," said traffic flagger Gigi Burg. "They want to know, why are all these women out here?"

It's an obvious question with a complicated answer.

Hemy Neuman to claim indigence before retrial


DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- Hemy Neuman will be represented by a public defender when he goes on trial again for the murder of Rusty Sneiderman.

11Alive's Duffie Dixon has learned Neuman told a judge on Thursday that he and his parents no longer have the funds to pay for the high-priced defense team. Attorneys Doug Peters and Bob Rubin, who represented Neuman during his 2012 trial, will not return for the retrial.

Young Thug faces more charges after arrest


DUNWOODY, Ga. -- An Atlanta rapper faces additional charges after being arrested by U.S. Marshals on an outstanding warrant for making terroristic threats.

Jeffery Lamar Williams, who goes by Young Thug, was taken into custody at around 6 a.m. Wednesday in Sandy Springs.

Williams, 23, made the threats July 7 during an argument with a security official at Perimeter Mall in Dunwoody. The rapper threatened to shoot the victim in the face, according to a warrant filed in DeKalb County.

The warrant says Williams was asked to leave the mall. He made the threat while being escorted from the building.

Thursday, Sandy Springs Police announced it had obtained a search warrant for the house where Williams was arrested. After executing the warrant, multiple additional felony arrest warrants, including drug and weapons charges, were issued for the rapper.

Dunwoody Police officers help baby


DUNWOODY, Ga. – Two Dunwoody Police officers are being applauded for going beyond the call of duty and caring for an infant.

After officers arrested the child's mother, she refused to give police the name of a family member who could pick up the baby girl.

The officers had to call DFCS. While they waited, maternal instincts kicked in and the two officers cared for the girl. They changed her diaper, fed her and entertained her for several hours.

The photo has received more than 1,300 likes since being posted on the department's Facebook page.


Driver killed after crashing car into house


DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- One person died when a car crashed into a house in DeKalb County Friday morning.

It happened at around 5 a.m. in the 5400 block of Brooke Ridge Drive in Dunwoody.

Police confirmed the car's driver, an elderly man, was killed in the accident. Nobody inside the house was hurt.

The incident is under investigation.

Boy sends cookies, apology letter after calling 911


DUNWOODY, Ga. – A young boy sent cookies and an apology note to the Dunwoody Police Department after apparently prank calling 911.

The Dunwoody Police Department posted the apology from the boy, Sammy, on its Facebook page. It read:

"I am sorry. I called 911. I will not call again if it's not an emergency. Thank you for your help. Love Sammy."

The police response? "We forgive you Sammy!"