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Movie Star Sightings, Accidental School Shooting and Backyard Chickens

A look at top stories from Patch sites across Georgia.

 - Tucker Patch

A movie called "Prisoners" is shooting scenes this week at an industrial complex in Tucker.

Starring in the kidnapping drama are Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis, Maria Bello, Terrence Howard, and Melissa Leo, among others.

The scenes shooting locally are set in the fictional city of Conyers, Pennsylvania. When Patch visited the set on Tuesday afternoon, actors and crew were working on a scene in which a young couple walks out the front entrance of a police station and is accosted by press photographers.

Visit Tucker Patch for more on this story.

 

Student Accidentally Shoots Herself at Grady High - Buckhead Patch

A 17-year-old student at a local high school shot herself in the upper leg Wednesday morning on school grounds, in what police are calling an accidental shooting.

The shooting occurred on the Grady High School campus in the courtyard outside the buidlings.

Atlanta police spokesman Carlos Campos said units responded to a shooting call at the school around 9:40 am.

"Preliminary information is that the gunshot was accidental and self-inflicted," Campos said, who added that the student was transported to Grady Hospital in stable condition, and the weapon has been recovered.

Midtown Patch has additional details.

 

Backyard Chicken Supporters Prevail in Cobb - East Cobb Patch

If you live on less than two acres in size and you want chickens in your backyard, Cobb County will at least consider your request now.

With Chairman Tim Lee and and District 3 Commissioner JoAnn Birrell opposed, the Board of Commissioners Tuesday night voted 3-2 in favor of a code amendment that allows Cobb residents to apply to the Board of Zoning Appeals for backyard poultry on lots of that size.

East Cobb Patch has additional details.

 

Four Displaced After Tree Falls on Apartment Complex - Buckhead Patch

A large tree fell on an apartment complex located at Terrace Drive, near the intersection of Peachtree Street and Lindbergh Drive, on Tuesday night displacing four Buckhead families.

According to the fire department who were first to respond, high winds are to blame for toppling the tree.  A number of trees fell on Monday and Tuesday due to the combination of rain and high winds, including a tree that fell on a home in the Virginia-Highland area.

Buckhead Patch has more on this story.

 

Winder Teen Faces Charges After Police Say He Stabbed Brother - Barrow Patch

A 16-year-old Winder resident is facing an aggravated assault charge after allegedly stabbing his 21-year-old brother in the stomach. 

The stabbing reportedly happened about 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, at a residence in the 200 block of Russell Road, where a family gathering was being held. 

According to a news release from the Winder Police Department, the victim was involved in an argument with his 16-year-old brother that turned physical.

Visit Barrow Patch for additional details.

 

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