Victim in Fatal Accident Identified As Student Reported Missing Last Week
Gwinnett County Police have identified the victim in a single car fatality accident on Highway 316 near Harbins Road in Dacula as Quinton Ayers, who was reported missing last week.
Ayers, a UGA student, was last seen in Athens around 1 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 31. His last cell phone activity was traced to a location near the Gwinnett County Airport.
His vehicle was discovered approximately 40 feet off the roadway.
'Pill Mill' Man: My Side of the Story
"I'm not worried about being convicted of a crime," says Jeff Gonzalez, the Tucker man accused by the Drug Enforcement Agency of running a pill mill on Northlake Parkway.
His company, Southern Health Management, which is almost next door to the DeKalb County Police Department, was raided by the DEA in June and Gonzalez is fighting back.
"What kind of operation are these people running? The DEA came in here with an army, with guns. It's a show for the media," Gonzalez said. "They had no business calling the media (before the raid)."
Atlanta Police Canvass Grant Park for Answers in Shooting Death
To his father, he was simply a good son. To his sister, he was a loving and humble soul.
To a friend, he was good man.
And to the Grant Park neighborhood, David McReynolds wasn't just a resident; he was part of the greater community family, too.
All everyone wants now are answers — and the person or persons responsible for shooting him and leaving him to die in the street on a July afternoon brought to justice.
Man Charged With Child Molestation In Decatur Library
Officers were called to the library a little after 4:30 p.m., according to the police report. Police said they were told a man exposed himself to a boy and touched the boy with his genitals.
Fulton Health Services to Spray Parks to Fight West Nile
Fulton County Health Services will begin barrier spraying areas identified as sites where mosquitoes tested positive as carriers of the West Nile Virus.
GA PTA Under Pressure Over Charters
With nearly two months to go before Georgians vote on a controversial amendment that could restore the state's authority to approve and fund charter schools, the Georgia PTA is under pressure from its parent organization to rescind its opposition to the measure.
Last month, the state chapter made its position clear: Vote no when you go to the polls in November.
While the Georgia PTA supports charter schools approved by local school boards, "we reject the state power grab from local communities in the education of their children, the financial inequities, and the overt attention being given to those who intend to profit from the education of children," Sally FitzGerald, the group's educational policy specialist, wrote in the July 1 position statement.
Since then, according to an article in Education Week, the National PTA has revised its policy on charter schools and extended its support to charters approved by all authorizing bodies—not just local school boards.
And the national organization wants its chapters to support the change. For the Georgia chapter, that means taking a neutral stance in the debate over the state's proposed charter school amendment, according to Education Week.