Filming in Atlanta; Petition Targets Carving on Stone Mountain

A look at top stories from Patch sites across Georgia.

AMC to Film Pilot Episode for Cable Series in Atlanta Area - Dallas-Hiram Patch

Cameras will be rolling in Paulding County again, according to Neighbor Newspapers.com, as AMC will soon be filming its pilot episode of "Halt & Catch Fire."

The television series, set in 1980s Dallas, Texas, will be filmed in Paulding County and around the Atlanta area, Executive Producer Mark Johnson told the Neighbor.

Johnson's credits include television shows such as “Breaking Bad,” and classic movies such as “Rain Man,” “The Notebook” and “The Chronicles of Narnia.”

Read more on Dallas-Hiram Patch.


Group Trying to Save WWII Memorial Tree - Douglasville Patch

Oak trees were planted on the grounds of the 1898 Douglas County Courthouse after World War II to memorialize the 23 Douglas County residents who died in the war. The trees were seriously affected in 1956 when the Courthouse burned and very few remain due to the fire effects, disease, and other reasons. 

One of the memorial trees, a large Water Oak at the southwest corner of the Old Courthouse, is showing signs of distress. Oak trees “tell” when they are in distress by increasing the number of acorns it produces and drops, and last autumn the ground was covered, alerting Douglas County Property Management Office Manager and Certified Arborist Gail Woody to the problem.

Visit Douglasville Patch for additional details.


Petition Started to Remove Confederate Carving From Stone Mountain - Stone Mountain Patch

There is a petition to have the Confederate carving removed from Stone Mountain, 11Alive reports.

Atlantan McCartney Forde is behind the petition, which states in part: "Once the carving has been removed, replace it with a monument that honors all the Georgia veterans who were killed, wounded, or taken prisoner in World War I, World War II, The Korean War, Vietnam, Operation Desert Storm, The war in Iraq, and Operation Enduring Freedom."

Cast your vote in our Patch poll and join the discussion on Stone Mountain Patch.


Bank Robbery Suspect Dead After Police Chase - Alpharetta Patch

A bank robbery suspect wanted in Michigan is dead after Alpharetta police say the man shot himself rather than surrender to police.

Alpharetta's 911 center got a call from St. Claire, MI, police saying they were tracking a suspect by his cell phone as he drove south from Forsyth County into Alpharetta, according to George Gordon, spokesman for the Alpharetta Department of Public Safety.

An Alpharetta police lieutenant spotted the suspect's vehicle, and asked for backup. Seven separate patrol cars could be seen speeding from Westside Parkway near the Alpharetta Department of Public Safety building onto Old Milton Parkway after that call. But rush hour traffic soon turned that into a slow speed chase eastbound on Old Milton Parkway.

Visit Alpharetta Patch to find out what happened next.


 - Acworth Patch

Acworth police say a man hit by a train downtown Monday night later died as a result of severe injuries he suffered in what authorities believe was a suicide. 

Visit Acworth Patch for the full story.

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