Around the Region: Jack Boys Gang Members Found Guilty, Kennesaw State Suspends Fraternity and Man Killed During Police Pursuit

A look at top Patch stories from around Georgia.

Guilty Verdict in Jack Boys Gang Trial – East Atlanta Patch

A Fulton County jury returned guilty verdicts against three members of the local ‘Jack Boys’ gang, whose reign of terror included the rape of a Grant Park woman and the murder of a Virginia-Highland man.

Tamario Wise, the 19-year-old gang leader; Robert Veal, 18; and Fernandez Whatley, 21, faced a slew of crimes in a 90-count indictment including murder, armed robbery, rape, aggravated assault, kidnapping and participating in gang activity.

East Atlanta Patch has more on this story.


Kennesaw State Suspends Fraternity Over Hazing Accusations – Kennesaw Patch

Kennesaw State University has suspended one of its fraternities for two and a half years after a student in September reported incidents of alleged hazing.

According to a story in the KSU Sentinel, the university's newspaper, the alleged incidents of "servitude, alcohol consumption and sleep deprivation" involved the 37-member Kennesaw Chapter of Delta Chi International Fraternity, which has appealed the suspension.

Visit Kennesaw Patch for additional details.


Martha Stewart to Visit Buckhead Home Depot – Buckhead Patch

The Home Depot in Buckhead will host a free interactive décor workshop this month featuring Martha Stewart.

Stewart will visit the Buckhead store on Piedmont Road on Saturday, Oct. 20.

Through an interactive workshop, attendees will learn how to easily and affordably transform rooms in their homes to reflect their personal style preferences.



Savannah Man Killed in Police Pursuit – Fort Stewart Patch

A Savannah man was killed Monday night in Wayne County when he was involved in a car crash while fleeing from police. A Jesup, Ga., police officer was also injured in the crash.

Fort Stewart Patch has more on this story.


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