No Deportation for Jesus
Jesus Cruz, an undocumented Pebblebrook graduate, can breathe a little easier now. He is no longer threatened by deportation, thanks mostly to an announcement from President Barack Obama in June.
Obama announced that his administration will cease deportation for illegal immigrants who meet the requirements of the DREAM Act, which would allow illegal immigrants without criminal records but with high school diplomas or military service records to remain in the U.S.
9 Arrested in Bogus Emissions Case
Nine men were arrested last week and charged under the RICO (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations) Act after an emissions testing crime ring was busted up, according to Todd Binnion, criminal investigator with the state Department of Natural Resources.
The crime ring moved from Fulton to Douglas County last winter when the All Pro Sales and Service shop opened up, located at 6310 Bankhead Highway, Binnion said.
Smyrna’s History Brought to Life at New Elementary School Name Meeting
Testimonies from the Smyrna Replacement School Naming Meeting Tuesday night recalled a bygone era when a teacher’s responsibilities included firing up the stove to heat the classroom and volunteers built high school football stadiums by hand.
About 20 people attended the meeting in theBrown Elementary School library. Brown will close at the end of the 2012-2013 school year and become the new campus for H.A.V.E.N. Fitzhugh Lee Academy. Brown students and some fromBelmont Hills and Argyle elementary schools will attend Smyrna’s new elementary school in Aug. 2013.
Woman Unhurt After Train Collided with Her Car
An Austell woman was not injured after a train collided with the tail end of her car on Sunday.
Gene Hale, a train enthusiast, was shooting video footage of the trains when one collided with the woman's car. The videos are attached here.
Austell Police cited Geraldine Hunt, 90 of Austell, with running a railroad crossing and leaving the scene of an accident.
Video: Panel Talks TSPLOST in Dallas
For the state of Georgia, 1996 was the year the Olympics came. But the year also has significance to Paulding County—specifically, to its transportation infrastructure.
“1996 was the last project we widened, which was Highway 120 from Cobb County onto Highway 278. That’s the last federal capacity project we’ve seen in Paulding County,” Scott Greene, director of Paulding’s Department of Transportation, told audience members at the Dallas Theater Tuesday night. “Ever since then, it’s been Band-Aid’s and duct tape trying to get things done in Paulding County.”