News Nearby: ASO Says Lassiter, Walton Choruses 'Not Diverse Enough'

A fetus was found in a freezer at an Alpharetta Townhome; illegal immigrants under the age of 31 are applying by the thousands for work permits—Here are some of the top headlines from around metro Atlanta.

ASO Says Lassiter, Walton Chorus: ‘Not Diverse Enough’

Two Cobb County high schools have been told they will not be performing with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO) in the fall because they lack racial diversity.

The choruses at  and  high schools have been barred from full participation in the ASO's joint holiday concert held in December.

Both schools would still be allowed to send smaller contingents of chorus singers to the performance due to space restrictions.

Read more on Northeast Cobb Patch.  

Illegal Immigrants Under 30 Apply by Thousands for Work Permits

Hundreds of illegal immigrants under the age of 31 in Georgia, including Mableton and Austell, are gathering any visas, passports or other identification they have because the Department of Homeland Security is now accepting applications for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, a type of work permit which would prevent them from being deported.  

, and it could potentially help an estimated 1 million undocumented young people who would have been eligible for the failed Development, Relief and Education of Alien Minors (DREAM) Act, according to Huffington Post.

Approval for the permit does not provide any type of legal status or a path to citizenship, said U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Director Alejandro Mayorkas.

Read more on South Cobb Patch. 

Fetus Found in Freezer at Alpharetta Townhome

Alpharetta detectives were called to a Webb Bridge Road townhome complex Aug. 3 to investigate the discovery of a fetus found in a vacant unit.

A cleaning crew arrived at the empty Wedgewood unit and discovered the fully developed fetus inside a shoebox in the unit's freezer, said George Gordon, spokesman for the Alpharetta Department of Public Safety. They reported it to Alpharetta police.

Aimee Copeland's New Wing Finally Revealed

 Scores of people packed the driveway and yard belonging to Aimee Copeland and her family. 

"Every once in a while, maybe even once in a lifetime, an awe-inspiring story comes along," said Ryan Lewis, Vice President of construction for Pulte Homes. "A story of tragedy, a story of prayer, a story of triumph, and after meeting Aimee, I can assure you, a story that has much, much more to be written."

, one that includes a large study where Aimee can finish her thesis and possibly start a counseling practice, an exercise and rehabilitation room, a designer bathroom and lots of details that will make Aimee's transition home easier. 

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