Monday, June 4, 2012
Friday, the injured construction worker was at WellStar Kennestone Hospital in Marietta, where he was listed in critical condition.
Charges have been announced in the hit-and-run that injured a construction worker on Friday. Kenneth Gonzalez of Canton, the suspect in the hit-and-run, will face charges of reckless driving, aggravated battery, failure to report accident with injuries, failure to report accident with property damage, hit-and-run, and failure to maintain lane, Woodstock Police Department spokeswoman Brittany Duncan wrote in a brief email to Canton-Sixes Patch on Sunday. Friday morning, a gray 2006 GMC Sierra struck a construction worker on Interstate 575 South, just before the Towne Lake Parkway exit in Woodstock, and fled the scene. Related content: Construction Worker Injured in I-575 Hit-and-Run. Later that afternoon, Gonzalez and the damaged Sierra …
Friday, June 1, 2012
Kenneth Gonzalez, 53, of Canton was captured at 1:50 p.m. in Cobb County.
The suspect in this morning's hit-and-run accident on Interstate 575 has been arrested, the spokeswoman for the Woodstock Police Department said this afternoon. Kenneth Gonzalez, 53, of Canton was captured at 1:50 p.m. in Cobb County, just four hours after a gray 2006 GMC Sierra struck a construction worker and fled the scene, spokeswoman Brittany Duncan said. The unidentified construction worker is being treated at WellStar Kennestone Hospital in Marietta, where he is listed in critical condition. Related content: Construction Worker Injured in I-575 Hit-and-Run. Duncan said she was not releasing any other information about him at this time. Gonzalez is in custody at the Cobb County Jail on a charge of driving under the influence, she …
Police are looking for a gray 2006 GMC Sierra with license plate No. BNQ 3491.
Police are looking for a gray 2006 GMC Sierra with license plate No. BNQ 3491 in connection with this morning's hit-and-run accident on Interstate 575, Woodstock Police Department spokeswoman Brittany Duncan said. The Sierra will have passenger side damage and a missing side mirror, she said. Duncan said she did not have an update on the condition of the construction worker who was injured in the hit-and-run, which occurred at 9:30 a.m., not at 10:10 a.m. as Georgia Department of Transportation spokesman Mohamed Arafa told Canton-Sixes Patch this morning. The construction worker is being treated at WellStar Kennestone Hospital in Marietta. Duncan said she was not releasing his name or any other information about him at this time. A …
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Canton's Joseph Knox Elementary is among the recipients of the Safe Routes to School money.
Five Cherokee County elementaries, Joseph Knox in Canton among them, can make their schools more pedestrian- and bicyclist-friendly thanks to a $400,000 boost that the State Transportation Board announced this morning. The federal Safe Routes to School money will fund projects at Ball Ground, Carmel, Holly Springs, Knox and Woodstock Elementary Schools. Intended to reduce traffic and air pollution, the money will allow the campuses to construct or make improvements to sidewalks and crosswalks, Georgia Department of Transportation spokesman Mohamed Arafa said in a news release this morning. “SRTS is a program that advocates for safe walking and bicycling to and from schools, and in daily life, to improve the health and well-being of our …
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Driven along Interstate 575 and wondered what happened to all those trees? Keep reading.
Wondering why all those trees along the Interstate 575/Sixes Road interchange have come down? A nearly $8 million project to reconstruct the interchange has begun, Georgia Department of Transportation spokesman Mohamed Arafa said Monday. Don't worry. The impact on your commute will be minimal. Much of the work, which will last until March 2013, will take place at night. Click here for Arafa's announcement.
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Ball Ground and Woodstock on list of funded transportation projects.
Eight transportation projects, some of them in Cherokee County, got a $4.2 million boost today. State Transportation Board member Brandon Beach announced funding for two streetscape projects in Woodstock and Ball Ground as well as enhancements along Highway 92. "All these projects add up to two things – safer mobility and better quality of life for all residents," said Beach, who represents Congressional District 6 on the State Transportation Board. "Projects like these will continue to positively influence the lives of our citizens and I share with pride Georgia DOT’s ability to bring them to these communities." Click on the PDF on this page for additional details.