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News Nearby: Another Falcon Arrested; TV and Film Industry Boosts Georgia Economy

Here are some of the top headlines from around the region.

Falcons’ Abraham Arrested at Atlantic Station

For the second time in a week, a high-profile starter for the Atlanta Falcons has been arrested.

A week after running back Michael Turner was booked by Gwinnett County police on charges of DUI and speeding, defensive end John Abraham was arrested by Atlanta police on Monday night and charged with obstruction of police and obstruction of fire fighters during an incident at Atlantic Station.

Read more on Midtown Patch. 

Georgia Film and TV Productions Generated $3.1 Billion Last Year

The Georgia Film, Music & Digital Entertainment Office, a division of the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD), announced Monday that Georgia productions generated an economic impact of $3.1 billion in the state during the 2012 fiscal year, a 29 percent increase from the previous year.

“The 2012 fiscal year saw record investment in the state by the entertainment industry, with more than $879.8 million in direct spending,” GDEcD Commissioner Chris Cummiskey said in a statement. “The film industry’s impact will have a lasting effect on Georgia’s economy for years to come.”

Read more on East Atlanta Patch. 

Lenox Square to Get a Facelift

Owners of the popular Lenox Square in Buckhead officially unveiled plans on Monday to renovate the interior and exterior of the mall.

Interior renovations will include an updated dining pavillion with new options, an outdoor patio and new ceiling treatments that allow more natural light. The mall’s Atrium Court will also be revamped.

The main Peachtree Road entrance will feature an iconic two-story glass storefront with a redesigned porte-cochere and enhanced valet services.

Read more on Buckhead Patch.  

KSU to Break Ground on Museum

Kennesaw State University will break ground at 1 p.m. today on an art museum that school officials say will "serve as a cultural resource on contemporary art."

The 9,200-square-foot Bernard A. Zuckerman Museum of Art, expected to open in fall 2013, will house the university's permanent art collection and include three exhibition galleries.

Read more on Kennesaw Patch.

 

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