Anarchist Group Strikes Parking Meters, Dog Rescued From Hot Truck and Man Views, Prints Child Porn at Library

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– East Atlanta Patch

From city council members to residents to tourists, PARKatlanta is certainly not short on detractors.

Now, the private company, which is contracted to provide parking enforcement for the city of Atlanta, can add another group the list: Anarchists.

A self-described anarchist group with "a profound hatred of the privatized parking enforcement in Atlanta" hit a string of parking meters along Edgewood Avenue Sunday, rendering 45 of them inoperable along a stretch of the road that spans from the Sweet Auburn district to Downtown.

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– Cartersville Patch

A Savannah man whose dog was later treated for exhaustion and low glucose levels was arrested Aug. 6 by Cartersville Police.

Authorities responded to  after they received a complaint the man was driving a U-haul through Cartersville with his Cocker Spaniel-mix in the back of the moving truck, according to a news release.

When police arrived, the dog was lying next to the truck in the parking lot in apparent physical distress and a concerned citizen was pouring water on the dog to help cool it down.

Jerry Mason, 50, of Savannah, was arrested and charged with misdemeanor animal cruelty. He was traveling from Savannah to Kentucky, he told police.

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– Oconee Patch

A 70-year-old Bogart man is behind bars after allegedly accessing images of child pornography on a computer at the Oconee County Library.

The arrest warrant alleges that on Wednesday, Aug. 1, a man "was on the Internet using the computer at the Oconee County Library in Watkinsville to view and print pictures of very young boys in sexually explicit conduct," Police Chief Lee O'Dillon wrote in a news release.

Library patrons saw the images on the computer screen and complained to employees who notified police, he said.

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