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Regional Roundup: Teacher Arrested for Possession of Child Porn, Church Shooter Waives Court Hearing

A look at top Patch stories from around Georgia.

Teacher Arrested for Possession of Child Porn – Buckhead Patch

A fine arts teacher at Pace Academy was arrested and charged with possession of child pornography in connection with a multi-year federal investigation.

Pace Academy school officials said they learned Monday of the arrest of Joey Villemez, who was the middle and upper school fine arts teacher for the last seven years.

Buckhead Patch has more on this story.

Scenes for Comedy Television Show Filmed Monday – Stone Mountain Patch

So it's not Arnold Schwarzenegger, but the City of Stone Mountain still had lights, camera and action on Monday.

At Buddy's Mart on Main Street, a film crew and actors withstood the chilly fall winds to shoot scenes for "Past Due" a short comedy that will be shopped as a television pilot, explained writer-director-production company owner Zack Collins of Philmwurks.

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Church Shooter Waives Court Hearing; Parishioners Return to Church for First Time - Cascade Patch

Floyd Palmer, suspect in the World Changers Church shooting that killed Greg McDowell, waived 2 court appearances last week and is said to not be talking to investigators.

On Sunday, members of World Changers in East Point flooded in to show support for their fallen fellow church member, McDowell.  According to an 11Alive Report, the 8,500 capacity mega-church was completely filled for this first Sunday service since the tragedy.  Reporting from that article quotes parishioners who say they wanted to attend because they have been praying for the families involved, and they want to show support in such a tragic situation.

See Cascade Patch for more on this story.

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