News Nearby: Missing UGA Student Found Dead; Nude Mural Gets Reprieve
Here are some of the top headlines from throughout the region.
Missing UGA Student Found Dead
Gwinnett County Police confirmed that the body discovered in the single vehicle accident on Highway 316 was that of missing UGA student, Quinton Ayers, 22.
Cpl. Jake Smith, public information officer with the GCPD, confirmed that the vehicle Ayers was found in was a match to the black GMC pickup he was last seen driving.
"The vehicle was found about 40 feet from the roadway. It was resting on its side and appeared to have hit a tree at significant speed," Smith said in a press release. "The vehicle was called in by a passing tractor trailer driver, who could just make out the truck's undercarriage from his elevated position."
Man Drowns in Lake Lanier on Labor Day
A Labor Day outing at Lake Lanier ended tragically for a 25-year-old Doraville man.
Authorities say Kyle Miller was swimming across a cove at the day use area of Van Pugh Parkwith two other people just before 4 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 3 when he went under.
His body was recovered in about 15 feet of water by the Hall County Dive Team at about 4:22 p.m.
Nude Mural in East Atlanta Gets Temporary Reprieve
The Chosewood Park mural that sparked a row in the neighborhood over its nude imagery, is not getting repainted after all.
At least, not yet.
11Alive News reported the mural, painted by Argentinean artist Hyuro, will stay, pending the outcome of a Sept. 10 meeting of neighborhood residents.
The mural, which was painted as part of the Living Walls Conference, was to have been repainted this weekend, after the owner of the former General Motors Lakewood Plant decided the attention and controversy was too much.
APS to Investigate Possible Fraudulent Enrollment at Midtown High School
And while that may not be of much surprise to parents and stakeholders who continually predicted such throughout the most recent APS redistricting process, APS nonetheless wants to “ensure that students currently attending Grady are there appropriately.”
In a letter dated Aug. 31, 2012 and addressed to Grady parents and guardians, David White, APS Regional K-12 Executive Director for the East Region (formerly SRT3), explained how the district would soon begin “examining all aspects of registration documents, including affidavits.”
North Fulton Student Reporting from Democrat National Convention
Andrew Liang, a 13-year-old student at Autrey Mill Middle School in Johns Creek, is covering the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, NC, this week for Scholastic News.
Liang is an experienced Kid Reporter for the Scholastic News Kids Press Corps, having covered many issues, including education, the economy, and disaster relief during the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan. He has been reporting since at least December 2009, as shown in his blog on Scholastic News Press.
In addition to being a member of the Scholastic News Kids Press Corps, Liang is a member of the Georgia Boys Choir, traveling with them to Europe this summer for performances. He's also a member of Boy Scout Troop 2000, which is sponsored by Johns Creek Presbyterian Church. At Autrey Mill Middle School, he's a member of the Lion News Network (LNN) team.