Around the Region: Jailers Accused of Inappropriate Contact With Inmate, Arrest Made in Spa Camera Case and Film Shot in Metro Atlanta Opens Wednesday

A look at top Patch stories from around Georgia.

– Oconee Patch

No charges will be filed against two former Oconee County jailers who allegedly engaged in conversations that were "sexual in nature" with a female inmate and sent the woman Facebook "friend" requests while she was housed at the jail last month.

Chief Deputy Lee Weems said Dewayne Powers, 34, of Covington, was terminated and Andrea Rogers, 40, of Hull, resigned on Aug. 3. Both had been employed by the  since 2010.

Powers sent a text message with his phone number to the woman's cell phone, which, at the time, was still in the custody of the jail, Weems said.  Both Powers and Rogers sent the woman requests to be "friends" on Facebook, he said.

Weems described the contact as "highly inappropriate," but said, "there was no evidence to suggest that anything physical had ever taken place."

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– Northeast Cobb Patch

Cobb County police have arrested the owner of the Salon Avenue Suites and charged him with unlawful surveillance.

Last month, a recording device was discovered in a private room of a Northeast Cobb salon. The room was one in which women typically received Brazilian wax treatments. The owner of the camera, identified as spa landlord Mark Allen Storch, successfully made off with the data before the police arrived.

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– Canton-Sixes Patch

Disney's "The Odd Life of Timothy Green," which was filmed in Canton and other locations across metro Atlanta, makes its big screen debut Wednesday.

Part of the movie, which stars Golden Globe Award winner Jennifer Garner, was shot at the  in March 2011.

About 260 extras, some of them from Canton, were cast for the town hall scene. 

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