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Two Injured in School Bus Accident - Cumming Patch
Two young girls received minor injuries from an accident involving two SUVs and a loaded school bus, officials said.
The school bus was carrying students from Little Mill Middle School. The accident happened Friday morning at the intersection of Pilgrim Mill Road and Pilgrim Point Road in north Forsyth County.
Alcohol Billboard to be Moved - Douglasville Patch
On Friday, Diageo Distributors, which happens to be the largest alcohol distributor in the US, placed a billboard for Crown Royal Maple Flavor liquor directly underneath Live Healthy Douglas’ underage drinking message billboard.
"We have notified the billboard company and they are working on moving the ad (today)," Tamekis Williams, Public Health Educator Cobb & Douglas Public Health, said in an email."I have expressed that we are very disturbed by this matter and want the billboard down ASAP! The alcohol company could have chosen this location because they know it would cause conversation and in turn attract more attention to their billboard."
Stolen Arts Center Sculpture Could be With Metal Scrappers by Now - Sandy Springs Patch
A 200-pound sculpture valued at $12,500 was reported stolen from outside the Abernathy Arts Center on Feb. 26. The bronze boy sculpture’s shoe was left behind and part of the plate foundation.
Artists Don Haugen and Teena Stern created the work. It depicts a child walking to art class, carrying his art materials and was inspired by Haugen’s grandson, a statement said.
Bronze sculpture thefts have become common at art galleries across the country. Authorities say thieves try to sell them to metal recyclers.