Movie Filming in Metro Area, Boy Seriously Injured in Accident and Human Error Blamed for Carbon Monoxide Leak

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Tyler Perry Filming at Agnes Scott - Decatur Patch

A large film crew descended on Agnes Scott College on Thursday as filmmaker Tyler Perry shot scenes for his movie "Single Moms Club."

Perry directed scenes in Presser Hall. Students strolled past wardrobe racks and equipment carts as they made their way to classes.

He's also obtained permits to shoot at the Fidelity Bank building in Decatur on Dec. 16 and 17, said Katie Abel at Decatur City Hall.

Perry filmed scenes last week at the Waffle House in Avondale Estates, a house on Lake Avondale and the Allen Wilson Apartments in Decatur.

Read more on Decatur Patch.


- Cartersville Patch

A boy who stepped into the side of a moving vehicle in Cartersville was airlifted to an Atlanta hospital with a serious leg injury, according to the Georgia State Patrol and Bartow County Sheriff's Office.

The child, Ean Xavier Jobgen, 11, of Cartersville, and his father were attempting to cross Cassville Road at Dean Street when about 4 p.m. he stepped into the side of a northbound Jeep Wrangler, according to GSP spokesman Gordy Wright.

Cartersville Patch has more on this story.


Carbon Monoxide Leak at Elementary School Blamed on Human Error - Cascade Patch

Atlanta Public Schools superintendent Erroll Davis said in a news conference today that human error led to the carbon monoxide leak earlier this week at Finch Elementary School, causing many students and staff members to be hospitalized with the effects of what the fire department said were record high carbon monoxide levels.

“We now believe that there was human error involved, and we’re going to track down the source of that,” Davis said.



Man In Critical Condition After Early Morning Shooting Near Midtown - Midtown Patch

A 22-year-old man is reportedly in critical condition at Grady Memorial Hospital after being attacked and shot in a parking lot near Midtown early Thursday morning.

According to Atlanta Police spokesperson Kim Jones, at around 12:40 a.m. two men were looking for their car parked at the Cityscape at Midtown apartments when they were approached by two men. 

Visit Midtown Patch for more on this story. 


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