State Rep. Stetzler Opposes TSPLOST; Suspect in BridgeMill Theft Arrested

Powder Springs Mayor Pat Vaughn sent a warning of closed meeting leaks to City Council members; Gov. Nathan Deal has pledged to remove the Ga. 400 toll booth in December of next year—check out headlines from in and around Cobb County.

Powder Springs Mayor Warns of Closed Meeting Leaks

Powder Springs Mayor Pat Vaughn sent a warning to City Council members before Monday’s legislative meeting, telling them that if they leak information from executive sessions, they “can be sanctioned.”

The warning stems from an email sent to council members by former three-term Councilman Tom Bevirt. The email, provided to Patch by Bevirt and posted at the bottom of this article, asks mostly questions but does reveal Bevirt found out the city will not utilize a selection committee in its search for a permanent city manager.

“He couldn’t have done this with his own mind,” Vaughn said of Bevirt’s knowledge of the situation, later adding, “You can laugh if you want to, but that’s an ethics charge.”

Read more on West Cobb Patch. 

State Rep. Stetzler Strongly Opposes TSPLOST

Dear Friends,

Many of you continue to contact me about your serious concerns over the July 31 transportation referendum. I want to be very clear that passage of this tax will mean pouring billions into wasteful economic development projects that will do virtually nothing to address our traffic problems.

Don't be fooled by the multi-million dollar advertising campaign. Help your friends and family members to Untie the Truth by sharing the links to these 1-2 minute videos that highlight a few of the serious fallacies of the July 31 TSPLOST referendum:

Read more on Acworth Patch. 

Company to Add 1,000 Jobs

Alorica, a leading provider of customer management outsourcing solutions, announced today its plans to add more than 1,000 new jobs by the end of the year.

The positions are seasonal employment opportunities, while others are permanent. The majority of openings are for customer service representatives.

“Our company is seeking and recruiting for talented, committed and team-oriented employees to join our Alorica team,” says Jay McAdoo, Vice President of Operations at Alorica.

Read more on Marietta Patch.  

VoterGa Questions Delay on Removal of Ga. 400 Tolls

It's been a long time coming and while many Sandy Springs motorists are thrilled with the July 19 , others feel it's not soon enough.

Lead by Roswell resident, Garland Favorito,VoterGa’s Free Ga. 400 project leaders have called for the removal of the toll since it was extended during 2010. The group presented Deal with 400 petitions on July 17 requesting that he adhere to the original Ga. 400 construction agreements between Atlanta and the state, according to a recent press release from VoterGa. 

Read more on Sandy Springs Patch. 

2nd Suspect in BridgeMill Theft Arrested

The  has made a second arrest in connection with an auto theft in BridgeMill.

Kristina Garcia, 22, of Waleska, was arrested Monday afternoon and charged with three counts of financial transaction fraud and entering auto, said Lt. Jay Baker, spokesman for the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office.

Brhea Wofford, 20, also of Waleska, is in custody at the  on similar charges. She was arrested Friday afternoon, Baker said on Monday.

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