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May 10—An Austell man will spend two years behind bars after being convicted of drug trafficking conspiracy, federal prosecutors announced.Christopher Allen, 48, pleaded guilty in federal court and was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Michael Brown to two years in prison, to be followed by four years of supervised release. Allen was described by prosecutors as a "mid-level trafficker." He is one of eight people who have been sentenced following a multi-agency investigation into an Atlanta drug ring."This gr...
May 10—An Austell man will spend two years behind bars after being convicted of drug trafficking conspiracy, federal prosecutors announced.
Christopher Allen, 48, pleaded guilty in federal court and was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Michael Brown to two years in prison, to be followed by four years of supervised release. Allen was described by prosecutors as a "mid-level trafficker." He is one of eight people who have been sentenced following a multi-agency investigation into an Atlanta drug ring.
"This group of drug traffickers targeted vulnerable communities in our district for distributing illegal narcotics," said U.S. Attorney Ryan Buchanan, in a statement. "Through the diligent efforts of our federal, state, and local law enforcement partners, we dismantled the organization's distribution chain and prosecuted the suppliers. This case demonstrates our commitment to removing dangerous drugs from our streets as well as the dealers who peddle them."
According to prosecutors, the group operated out of southwest Atlanta. The investigation began in 2019 when Drug Enforcement Administration agents started looking into 46-year-old Kevin Clark of Atlanta, a "prolific drug trafficker."
Clark pleaded guilty to drug trafficking conspiracy and was sentenced to seven years and three months in prison, to be followed by five years of supervised release.
Three Mexican nationals who supplied Clark with drugs — 50-year-old Esteban Niere, 37-year-old Alejandro Elias-Miranda and 43-year-old Eduardo Gutierrez — pleaded guilty and received prison sentences ranging from six to 10 years.
In addition to Allen, three other metro Atlanta residents pleaded guilty and received prison sentences ranging from two to 15 years in prison — 42-year-old Christopher Jones of Norcross, 46-year-old Tierre Freeman of Stockbridge and 50-year-old Lamon Brown of Jonesboro.
"The DEA is committed to deploying resources to combat and interrupt the dangerous drug trafficking organizations that have set up business in the Atlanta area," said Robert J. Murphy, special agent in charge of the DEA Atlanta Division. "We will continue to work aggressively to hold accountable those who are trafficking dangerous drugs."
The case was investigated by the DEA, the U.S. Marshals Service and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, with assistance from several local agencies.
Prosecutors said law enforcement also seized vehicles, guns, cash, and jewelry which were used in the commission, or purchased with the proceeds, of the crimes.
Assistant U.S. Attorney C. Brock Brockington prosecuted the case.
MARIETTA, Ga. — A ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday brought much-needed attention to a new food bank opening in the Cobb County community, where organizers said the need is greater than the resources.Atlanta Community Food Bank said it expects the location to be open by the end of July...
MARIETTA, Ga. — A ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday brought much-needed attention to a new food bank opening in the Cobb County community, where organizers said the need is greater than the resources.
Atlanta Community Food Bank said it expects the location to be open by the end of July at 1605 Austell Road and is hoped to be a lifesaver for the families in and around the Fair Oaks communities of Cobb County, just south of Marietta Square.
“This community, the Fair Oaks community just south of Marietta, has a really large Hispanic population,” Kyle Waide, President and CEO of the Atlanta Community Food Bank, said, adding later, "We really designed this location with that community in mind after working with other stakeholders in the community to really zero-in on this location.”
Waide said they look to meet the community where they are and offer culturally relevant foods for the families. He expects that 700 families a week would cycle through the local once it's open.
“We're seeing about 40% more people access food through our network than we did only a year and a half ago,” Waide said, “and at the same time, we're seeing a real big pullback in federal supports for these families."
And still, the bank is looking for ways to make the process easier on families; according to Waide, residents can make appointments to pick up food. This makes it easier to get in and out and not add another hassle to the family's day.
“They’re going be able to call or text to make appointments so that when they show up to get food,” Waide said, “they can get in and out very quickly and really get on to the other things they need to do to support their families."
With prices fluctuating, often towards the higher side, and fewer benefit programs available, Waide said this leads to "more people who are vulnerable and in harm's way." The new food bank center aims to be a bridge to a family’s survival and future.
“They will get access to really high quality, nutritious food at no cost to them,” Waide said. “They'll get connected to other benefit programs. They'll get connected to other community resources. And all in all, that'll help them build more stability and really get on a pathway to a brighter future.”
Waide said it will fill a gap in the food bank’s network in that part of Cobb, where the need is, as the food bank works to expand its network.
“We've got to find a way to get more food into the community to ensure that those families don't fall farther behind,” he said.
A freight train in Georgia crashed into a semi-truck after the driver failed to clear the tracks in time.Surveillance video shows the driver of the truck on the road before making a left turn onto the railroad trucks at Veteran Memorial Highway and Austell Powder Springs Road in Austell, Georgia on Tuesday morning, according to...
A freight train in Georgia crashed into a semi-truck after the driver failed to clear the tracks in time.
Surveillance video shows the driver of the truck on the road before making a left turn onto the railroad trucks at Veteran Memorial Highway and Austell Powder Springs Road in Austell, Georgia on Tuesday morning, according to CDL Life.
A number of passenger vehicles who saw the train coming backed away to give the truck enough room to move ahead, but the driver continued through the railroad tracks as the crossing arms lowered, a bell blares and warning lights are activated.
The truck made it midway through the tracks when an oncoming Norfolk Southern freight train running at full speed slammed head on into its back.
An explosive sound is heard before the truck falls to the side and its cargo falls to the ground. The truck driver, who has not been identified, walked away uninjured.
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Moments before the driver of the semi-truck is seen crossing the railroad tracks in Cobb County Georgia on Tuesday morning at Veteran Memorial Highway and Austell Powder Springs Road in Austell
An explosive sound is heard before the truck falls to the side and its cargo that had been on the truck's bed falls to the ground. The undentified truck driver was not injured
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It is unclear what the name of the trucking company involved in the crash is.
The video went viral with many familiar with the area sharing their experiences with the dangerous intersection. Some expressed empathy for the driver while others felt that the truck driver made a poor decision.
'Having lived in the town where this happened and being very familiar with this intersection, I can confirm 2 things,' someone wrote, in part, on Redditt.
'The intersection is horrible with traffic stacking up and, second, this truck driver is not the only one to have issues here.'
Another person chimed in. 'Agree. Terrible intersection. It’s a big spaghetti legacy mess of industrial stuff and civilians driving through it.'
Someone else added: 'Poor guy was just confused and unaware,' they said.
'Grew up in Cobb Co. Georgia. Trust me, this is not the first time this has happened on that stretch of road,' another added.
AUSTELL, Ga. — The Cobb County Planning Commission approved a rezoning request by an Atlanta-based company as part of a process to build nearly 60-home subdivision in Austell on Tuesday.The rezoning request is aimed at a series of parcels off of Maxham Road.Drapac Investments, an international property investment company, requested rezoning for a 19.45-acre section of land in Austell to build 59 single-family homes.[DOWNLOAD: Free W...
AUSTELL, Ga. — The Cobb County Planning Commission approved a rezoning request by an Atlanta-based company as part of a process to build nearly 60-home subdivision in Austell on Tuesday.
The rezoning request is aimed at a series of parcels off of Maxham Road.
Drapac Investments, an international property investment company, requested rezoning for a 19.45-acre section of land in Austell to build 59 single-family homes.
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According to the materials submitted by Drapac to the county, the land would be built on what is currently an undeveloped wooded lot.
As proposed, Drapac would develop the area into a set of single-family homes, in an attached and detached subdivision.
While the rezoning was approved Tuesday, a final site plan must still be submitted to the District Commissioner.
Additionally, the investment company would have to complete a series of other checklist items to gain approval, based on the staff recommendation.
On top of the site plan, Drapac would have to forego any variance requests, have a maximum density of four units per acre, all detached single-family houses, receive and submit Fire Department comments and recommendations, as well as the same from the Water and Sewer Division, Stormwater Management Division, and Georgia Department of Transportation.
The zoning files state that the locations would be developed for “affordable single-family detached or attached residential dwelling units,” including combinations of duplexes, triplexes, and quadraplexes.
Overall, the residential criteria in the materials submitted to the county say the area would be able to have up to 63 units, based on a buildout approved in March 2016.
The original proposal included 97 units, according to the documents.
According to the plan, the neighborhood would have any potential students be in the district for Mableton Elementary School, Garrett Middle School, and South Cobb High School.
As far as build and aesthetic, the “architectural language” of the proposal lists Modern Farmhouse and Craftsman style designs for the homes, according to a render packet received on May 18.
While the rezoning was approved on Tuesday, a final consideration will be before the Cobb County Board of Commissioners on June 20.
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[This is a revival of an article we published in 2018. At the time this was written fewer than 10,000 visitors would visit the Cobb County Courier in an average month. At this point our readership is in the 100,000 per month range, and we’re reintroducing articles we think a new crop of readers will enjoy]Rose Hill Cemetery is a beautiful and well-kept historic burial ground on the edge of Austell’s downtown. The cemetery is nearly exactly as old as Austell itself. Like many ...
[This is a revival of an article we published in 2018. At the time this was written fewer than 10,000 visitors would visit the Cobb County Courier in an average month. At this point our readership is in the 100,000 per month range, and we’re reintroducing articles we think a new crop of readers will enjoy]
Rose Hill Cemetery is a beautiful and well-kept historic burial ground on the edge of Austell’s downtown. The cemetery is nearly exactly as old as Austell itself. Like many cemeteries in Cobb County, Rose Hill is the final resting place of a number of people whose family names are also the names of roads in the county. At Rose Hill, those family names include Barnes, Maner, Dunn, Glore, Causey, Medlock, Humphries, and Maxham.
One thing that makes the cemetery both interesting and beautiful is the contrast between the serene hilly memorial park and its surroundings. Highway 78 is visible in one direction and moderately dense neighborhood housing borders it on the other three sides. Another thing that makes the cemetery exceptional is the variety of headstones and monuments. There are rough stone markers from the late nineteenth century, and granite and marble headstones and statuary from every decade since then. Some are simple, and some are elaborate.
According to a description of the cemetery on the Find-a-Grave website, Rose Hill began as a private venture by Dilmus Lyle and Newton A Morse in 1885, the same year Austell was incorporated. Morse was a founder of the Austell Banking Company. In 1891 the cemetery was sold to the City of Austell and became the city cemetery. In the 1960s the individual plots were deeded to the families by the county, and Austell no longer owned the grounds.
However, the city continued to keep the cemetery maintained, even though it had no legal responsibility to do so. An exchange during a city council meeting in June of 2016 gives an enlightening and entertaining narrative of the current status of the cemetery.
Be sure to check out the slideshow below. For directions to the cemetery, there is an interactive Google map below the slideshow.