Boosters 'Kiss Off' on Chick-fil-A; Teen's Death at Lake Suspicious
Check out these Patch headlines from communities not far from Roswell.
Decatur High Boosters Kiss Off Chick-fil-A – Decatur-Avondale Estates Patch
The Decatur High Bulldog Boosters (DBB) will not sell Chick-fil-A products at concession stands during athletic events, but club leaders say it's not because the fast-food chain donates money to groups that oppose gay marriage.
This year the DBB sought and received bids that beat Chick-fil-A's, he said. Dairy Queen sandwiches were sold Aug. 18 at a scrimmage football game at Bulldog Stadium. See Decatur-Avondale Estates Patch for more on this story.
Authorities said the death of Hannah Truelove is under investigation. They have ruled out drowning.
"It's still being treated as a suspicious death," said Sgt. Stephen Wilbanks of the Hall County Sheriff's Office said Saturday. He said authorities were interviewing family and canvasing the neighborhood to question others.
According to Channel 2 Action News, the teen's recent tweets on Twitter.com complained about living at the Lake Lanier Club Apartments and about a stalker. In one tweet posted Aug. 18 she said, "So scared right now." See AJC.com for more on this story.
Wake Today for Canton Man Killed in Bells Ferry Road Wreck – Canton Patch
Funeral arrangements for Jemail Raymont Jones, the 29-year-old Canton man who was killed Tuesday in a head-on collision that injured four others, have been announced.
Jones was behind the wheel of a 2000 Pontiac Grand Prix that traveled northbound on Bells Ferry Road "at a high rate of speed, crossed into the southbound lane and struck a 2006 Chevrolet Colorado head-on," Georgia State Patrol spokesman Gordy Wright said. See Canton Patch for more on this story.
Weaver needed to obtain signatures from 35 percent of the city’s registered voters (approximately 900 voters) and have the signatures verified by the state in order for the issue to be put to a referendum.
According to a post by Mayor Jimmy Wilbanks on the City of Dacula website, Weaver has succeeded. See more on this story from Dacula Patch.
"No Family Dollar" was chanted by over a dozen protesters that gathered at the site of the newest Family Dollar store on Friday, August 24th, located at Fairburn Road and Benjamin Mays Drive in southwest Atlanta.
The stores have been in the forefront of resident's minds lately due to the fact that at least 2 stores are in the early stages of being erected in the area.
Residents continue to express disappointment and anger that these stores are multiplying in the SW Atlanta area. A common statement, that can be heard throughout the neighborhood and at the protest from a NPU-H member is that, "Family Dollar brings crime (with it)." See Cascade Patch for more on this story, including a video report.