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Judge dismisses part of suit against Athens landlord Moorman, but some claims remain (GA)

Superior Court Judge Lawton Stephens has dismissed part of a lawsuit against Fred Moorman, but that won’t end the Athens landlord’s legal woes.   Stephens ruled that the 16 owners of 10 condominiums in the Heritage Square development couldn’t sue Moorman

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Residents of Rock Spring, Ga., neighborhood take growing dispute to court (GA)

Like many good neighborhood quarrels, the Fieldstone Farms Owners Association vs. Alexandria and Arthur Berry began with a dispute about paint. From there, the feud evolved. Someone drew a rifle; someone else drew a lawsuit.  “No resident of Fieldstone Farms

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Handshake deal would provide public parking for condo dwellers (GA)

Residents at The Parkside on the Square condos and retail development coming to Gainesville won’t be required to pay for reserved tenant parking at the public downtown parking deck because of a handshake deal done years ago, city officials say. 

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Gwinnett condo fire displaces 30 people just before Thanksgiving (GA)

A fire has displaced about 30 people and destroyed much of a 10-unit condo building just before Thanksgiving, Gwinnett County officials said.  The blaze at Robinwood Condominiums started about 11:30 p.m. Tuesday and took more than 30 minutes for firefighters

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Homeowner says it’s his private property, neighbors say no way that’s legal (GA)

A neighborhood debate is happening now regarding the construction of a fence. One of our viewers reached out to us looking for some help resolving the dispute so we went to Rhett Dr. in Evans to talk to neighbors and

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No harm to condo owners in Moorman takeover, his lawyers say (GA)

Condominium owners suing Athens landlord and property owner Fred Moorman can’t prove they’ve been damaged by Moorman’s takeover-in-progress of their Sunset Drive condominium complex, according to arguments made on Thursday during a hearing in Athens-Clarke County Superior Court.  The 10

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Knock, knock! The HOA is here for an inside inspection (GA)

If you’re reading this, there’s a good chance you live under the vigilant eye of a homeowners association.  Estimates say one-fifth to a quarter of Americans live in situations where a gaggle of neighbors have the right — no, the

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Illegally parked cars frustrate residents (GA)

Phillips also said there had been a wreck recently in the neighborhood involving a car parked in the street and an ambulance had to drive through one homeowner’s yard to get to a call due to cars blocking the street.

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Homelessness group’s Sandy Springs condos draw legal scrutiny (GA)

A local nonprofit’s controversial use of 33 condos as transitional housing has drawn a city zoning violation citation and new legal scrutiny amid complaints from other owners and tenants.  Mary Hall Freedom House, which helps women with homelessness and addiction

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Neighbors say county removed anti-speeding equipment they paid for (GA)

A South Fulton County community says the county removed traffic poles they installed to cut down on traffic.  People in the Madison Place townhome community off Old National Highway said they paid for their own anti-speeding equipment after persistent issues.

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Parents upset HOA asked school to move bus stop farther away (GA)

Some Alpharetta parents say a decision to move their children’s bus stop is putting their kids in danger.  Parents in the Windward Pointe subdivision off Windward Parkway told Channel 2’s Mike Petchenik they learned before school started that the district

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Residents concerned for health, HOA response after condo floods for second time in years (GA)

Residents are demanding answers after a sprinkler pipe burst and flooded the inside of a popular Downtown Atlanta condominium community, not once, but twice in the past three years.  People living in at Twelve Centennial Park are not only concerned

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Neighbors are ‘thrilled’ to see dilapidated condo building torn down (GA)

Crews are working to tear down a dilapidated condo building that’s been a nuisance for years.  Neighbors said they are thrilled to see crews take it down.  Large dump trucks were at the Brannon Hill Condominiums in Clarkson on Thursday.

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Flag causes problems with man’s Home Owner’s Association

CBS46 is taking a closer look at a metro Atlanta man’s argument with hos Home Owner’s Association.  Something similar may have happened to you before.  The man thought he had the freedom to fly a flag, just showing support for

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Athens condo owners sue developer and others, alleging violations of state RICO Act (GA)

Owners of some of the condominiums in Athens’ intown Heritage Square neighborhood are suing local real estate investor and rental property owner Fred Moorman and other Heritage Square condominium owners.  The homeowners accuse Moorman of committing violations of Georgia’s civil

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Residents without water for days in heated billing dispute (GA)

Nearly 100 families at a Lithonia condo complex have been without water for days.  The Homeowner’s Association claims that over the years it has accumulated $400,000 in debt to DeKalb County from people not paying their HOA fees, which goes

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Special tax district for dam repairs, rehab up for vote by Henry County BOC (SC)

Homeowner associations and communities throughout Henry County will the have the option of becoming part of a special tax district that would help pay for dam repairs and rehabilitation near their neighborhoods. The STD would be the first of its

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HOA Secrets Exposed – Criminal Investigation Reopened (GA)

Whether you love or hate your homeowner’s association (HOA), you know that when the dues are due, you have to pay. But how much do you know about how that money gets spent?  A group of homeowners in Douglasville, Ga.

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Brookhaven park’s neighbors oppose ‘comfort women’ memorial, may sue (GA)

The Reserve at Brookleigh Community Association, representing 95 homeowners along Blair Circle, helps to pay for Blackburn Park II’s maintenance under an agreement with the city, but had no input into the monument’s location, said board member Brad Sapir. Residents

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What are your flag-flying rights?

In 2006, Congress enacted the Freedom to Display the American Flag Act of 2005, which prohibits homeowners associations, condominium associations and neighborhood associations from banning homeowners from displaying the American flag on their property.  The law, which was initially introduced

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23 days: Woodstock HOA puts limits on displaying US flag (GA)

Some Woodstock residents are furious with their homeowners’ association after being told they can only display the US flag 23 days a year.  The HOA at the Village at Town Lake sent an email to residents explaining that they could

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‘Orphan pond’ resurfaces in Forsyth Board of Commissioners talks (GA)

Whoever is found to be the owner will be responsible for remediation based on a punch list of issues with the pond found by the county’s engineering department.  Online property records list the owner as unknown.  Commissioners previously notified the

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Scores Of Families Displaced After Condo Fire In Clarkston (GA)

More than 40 people were displaced early Friday in a fire at some condominiums in the Decatur area, police officials said. The blaze erupted at the Brannon Hill condos, located in the 1000 block of Old Hampton Drive in Clarkston.

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Several displaced following fire at DeKalb County condo complex (GA)

Fire has displaced several residents of a condominium complex that some call the worst neighborhood in the United States.  The blaze started around 2 a.m. at the Brannon Hills Condos on Old Hampton Road in Clarkston.  Investigators say at least

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Upset Rincon residents take up road issue with city (GA)

Many Effingham County residents made their way to the Rincon City Council meeting Monday night to appear before the council to discuss the streets in Bent Tree Crossing subdivision.  The residents of the subdivision, led by Maegan Hakes, explained to

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County balks at funding West Lake lights (GA)

Some West Lake residents want the county to help defray the cost of installing new street lights.  But at nearly $80,000, county officials says they don’t have the money nor the inclination to lend a hand.  A representative of the

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A neighborhood divided: Subdivsion angered over planned Campground Road Extension (GA)

In effort to appease residents of the Winslow at Eagles Landing subdivision upset by the soon-to-be constructed Campground Road Extension, Henry County staff met with the residents in the subdivision Wednesday to hear their concerns.  The nearly 3-mile four-lane extension

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How far is too far: Do homeowners associations have too much power? (GA)

When we started exposing the seemingly unbridled power of homeowner and community associations, viewers sounded off. We received emails describing HOA’s as “horrible and greedy.” Some accused their boards of conspiring to “violate the law and victimize homeowners.” One viewer

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Fire destroys DeKalb condo building, displacing families (GA)

Several families are out of a home after condo fire ripped through their complex.  It was just after 4:30 p.m. Thursday when neighbors said they had to evacuate their homes in the Fontaine East condos in Lithonia.  “I open the

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Ga. Supreme Court affirms Chatham man’s removal from homeowner’s association

The Georgia Supreme Court has affirmed an earlier ruling that removed a local man from a leadership position in his neighborhood’s homeowners association while a civil case continues in Chatham County courts.  In an opinion earlier this month, the court’s

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Ex-property manager indicted in theft of $8k from Cobb HOA (GA)

A former property manager was recently indicted after police say she stole more than $8,000 from a Kennesaw homeowners association.  A grand jury handed down the decision Thursday for Wendy Teresa Robinson’s pair of theft charges.    Read the article……….

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Accountant Accused of Stealing $100,000 From Homeowners Association (GA)

A local accountant has been charged with stealing money from a homeowner’s association for more than a year.  Investigators with the Bartow County Sheriff’s Office arrested Gregory James Heath, 43, of Cartersville on Wednesday in connection to the case.  

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Owner charged with arson in Cobb condo fire (GA)

An east Cobb County man who was the subject of an hours-long search Wednesday morning set his condominium on fire, officials said.  “The fire has been ruled arson,” Cobb fire Lt. Dan Dupree told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.  Matthew Olson, 31,

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Heritage Square condo owners suing real estate investor (GA)

Owners of 10 condominiums in the 46-unit Heritage Square development in Athens are suing local real estate investor Fred Moorman in an attempt to stop him from forcing the sale of their units and taking over the neighborhood.  Over the

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Manufacturer of suspected source of Marshall Square fire opts to pay as agreed (GA)

The manufacturer of the heating and cooling unit suspected of causing the fire that destroyed the retirement community of Marshall Square has decided pay up as agreed to in the settlement, said plaintiffs’ attorney Jack Long.  An attorney for the

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Disabled, decorated Army veteran battles HOA (GA)

A wounded war veteran said he is facing serious fines from his Gwinnett County neighborhood’s home owner association.  Retired Army Staff Sgt. Daniel Lister did four tours of duty: first in Iraq, then Afghanistan, but he is now in a

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Lee County Parks and Rec wins in Grand Island case (GA)

A judge ruled against the Grand Island Homeowners Association in its lawsuit against the Lee County Parks and Recreation Department on Thursday afternoon.  The association was trying to stop the construction of a hospital on the Grand Island golf course,

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Fayette HOA, residents battle over plan to kill deer in the community (GA)

Some residents in a south Fayette County community have locked horns with their homeowners association over the HOA’s deer-killing plan.  The HOA at the Whitewater Creek Country Club subdivision recently told residents it plans to cull part of the whitetail

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20 displaced by fire at DeKalb condo complex (GA)

A fire at a problem-plagued condominium complex Wednesday in DeKalb County left 20 people homeless for Thanksgiving, Channel 2 Action News reported.  The blaze at the Brannon Hill complex in Clarkston destroyed a building, which crews demolished in the afternoon,

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Oral arguments held for Supreme Court case involving city of Cumming (and HOA) (GA)

Oral arguments were recently held for a Georgia Supreme Court case between the city of Cumming and homeowners of the Castleberry Homeowners Association Two, Inc.  According to court documents, the case began with issues over townhomes built in the Villages

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Grand Island Homeowners Association moves forward with lawsuit against Lee County (GA)

After weeks of speculation, the Grand Island Homeowners Association has filed a lawsuit aimed at stopping the development of a new $50 million hospital in Lee County.  Homeowners association president John Ricketson informed The Herald late Tuesday afternoon that the

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Eagle Watch residents speaking out on cell tower (GA)

The Eagle Watch Homeowners’ Association was approached by cell tower company TowerCom to lease a small spot above the main amenity parking lot

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Homeowners threaten to sue Lee Co. Commissioners over hospital (GA)

The President of the Grand Island Homeowners Association has sent a letter of notice to the Lee County Commissioners that the association plans to file suit against the board.  The lawsuit has not been filed yet, but Dr. John Ricketson

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Neighbors react to HOA Halloween post that caused social media uproar (GA)

Something Olde Towne could not prepare for was hurricane Matthew. now the debris almost hides homes sitting along curbs

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HOA Horrors: Few checks and balances puts residents at whim of boards, covenants (GA)

For many, a house represents years of hard work. It’s an investment not only in your finances, but also your dreams.  While that money may buy you the walls, it doesn’t always buy you control over what you do with

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Social media post stirs controversy over trick-or-treating on Wilmington Island (GA)

Controversy concerning trick-or-treating on Wilmington Island is swirling on social media.  This comes after a Facebook post about limiting non-residents from certain areas on the island.  The post was made on the Wilmington Island, Georgia Facebook page and directed to

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Whitewater Creek deer debate continues (GA)

Whitewater Creek residents packed a contentious homeowners association meeting last week to continue debating whether the HOA can authorize the shooting of about 60 deer in the Fayette County neighborhood. Scott Fabricius, the HOA president, vowed that “it’s not going

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Deer death sentences on hold? (GA)

High-end subdivision’s HOA wants excess white-tails eradicated; deer lovers object; animals seeking food on backyard patios

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Lawsuit: Drunken men burn East Cobb man with fireworks (GA)

Corey Babb claims that improperly lit fireworks burned his foot, and he is now suing the two men who lit them and his Mitsy Forest Community Association. Babb is looking to recuperate more than $22,000 of medical bills

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HOA wants to thin out the population of deer in one community (GA)

Some Fayette County residents are trying to stop the plans of a local homeowners’ association to thin out a herd of deer.  “I’m standing here in front of a golf course, and it started out as wilderness,” resident Robert Goldberg

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