Across Georgia

Police uncover 'grow house,' arrest couple


CUMMING --- Police have arrested two suspects after uncovering a so-called marijuana "grow house" in Forsyth County.

Investigators announced Thursday that they have charged 44-year-old William D. Morrow III and 40-year-old Linda Bates Vaughan with manufacturing and trafficking marijuana and violating the Georgia Controlled Substances Act.

Authorities say they found more than $1 million worth of marijuana in the basement of the suburban Atlanta home earlier this week.

Lt. Col. Gene Moss with the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office, says the basement also had an automatic watering system, humidity and heat controls and reflective material for directing light on the plants.

Roadwork to affect main interstate artery

ATLANTA --- A repaving project for the main interstate artery running through Atlanta is scheduled to start this morning.

The Downtown Connector where Interstates 75 and 85 merge in the city will have most lanes closed from 7 a.m. today through 5 a.m. Monday.

State Department of Transportation officials say the work, which will be done only on the weekends, will take 30 weeks or more.

The project has been delayed by rainy weather the past two weekends.

The connector was last paved right before the 1996 Olympic Games.

Officials say it has reached the end of its 10- to 12-year lifespan.

-- Associated Press