Twelve-year-old Tristin Hall died Thursday after he hit a car while riding his bike July 17 near Cindy Drive and Pope Road in Douglasville.
Hall's father, Donald Aytch, said the public is invited to attend 12-year-old Tristin Hall's viewing Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Lithia Springs Church of Christ.
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The Dekalb County Board of Health reports mosquitoes recently taken from eight various trap locations tested positive for the West Nile Virus, however at this time the CDC in Atlanta has no confirmed or reported cases of West Nile in Gwinnett County.
The CDC confirmed 712 human cases of the disease last year with fewer than five cases confirmed in Dekalb and none in Gwinnett, per the CDC website.
“I am encouraging residents to educate themselves about West Nile Virus prevention and to take precautions to protect themselves,” stated S. Elizabeth Ford, district health director of the DeKalb County Board of Health. “The most effective actions against the virus are to wear mosquito repellent and to reduce standing water where mosquitoes breed.”
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The Kennesaw Board of Ethics voted on Tuesday night to dismiss a complaint against Mayor Mark Mathews, determining that the allegations in the complaint don’t violate the city’s Code of Ethics.
In the complaint, which was filed by resident David Ermutlu, one allegation was that Mathews used his city-issued cell phone for personal business. Scott Cochran, an attorney advising the board, said that, while the city’s personnel policy prohibits employees from using city property for personal business, elected officials aren’t considered employees.
“A city supervisor can’t terminate an elected official,” Cochran said. “They can’t lose that position through a disciplinary procedure.”
Before she reaches her third birthday, Bella Noelle Winkowski will have a TV credit to her name.
The 2-year-old from Dallas was featured on the latest episode of the TLC Network’s Toddlers & Tiaras. The episode, titled “Out of this World Pageant,” premiered last night, but additional re-airings are scheduled for 8 p.m. Aug. 1 and 1 a.m. Aug. 2.
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