Two Teens Die in Fiery Crash; Red Cross Assisting Tornado Victims

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2 Teens Die in Sandy Plains Road Crash - East Cobb Patch

Two teenagers were killed in East Cobb early Sunday morning when the car in which they were riding crashed into a brick sign and caught fire.

Sgt. Dana Pierce of the Cobb Police Department said the victims were Stephen Nolasco, 19, and Matthew Bennett, 18, both of Marietta.

The accident occurred around 3:20 a.m., when a silver 2001 Volvo S60 Nolasco was driving northbound on Sandy Plains Road apparently lost control, according to Pierce. .

Cartersville Patch

Beginning today, Red Cross disaster shelter locations in Bartow and Gordon counties will also serve as Red Cross casework centers for families with emergency needs resulting from significant storm damage to their homes.

Residents who cannot live in their homes are urged to call to set up an appointment to meet with a caseworker or to simply drop by a Red Cross center. Residents whose damaged homes are livable but have other disaster-caused needs are asked to call and arrange to speak with a Red Cross caseworker. Visit Cartersville Patch to read more about this story.

Report: Woodstock School That Bans Homosexuality Receives State Dollars
Woodstock Patch

Some scholarship money generated through a Georgia tax credit program has been used at religious schools that ban gay, lesbian and bisexual students, according to a report released late last month.

One school in the report from the Southern Education Foundation, an Atlanta education policy group, is in Woodstock. Visit Woodstock Patch to read more about this story.

- Lilburn Patch

Cash and thousands of dollars worth of gaming systems were reported stolen in a burglary at Bailen's Pub in Lilburn.

According to the Gwinnett County Police report, the bar, which is located at 865 Indian Trail Road, was broken into by someone smashing the front door. Read more on Lilburn-Mountain Park Patch.


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