Regional Roundup: Man Shot to Death By Police Was Retired Teacher and Marine, TSPLOST Promotional Tour, and Cox Enterprises Layoffs

A look at top Patch stories from around Georgia.

-- Loganville Grayson Patch

People reacted with shock Thursday to news that the was a former teacher and a retired Marine.

After responding to a domestic dispute on May 9 at the Ivy Creek subdivision in Loganville, police reported they had no choice but to shoot the man involved. The man has been identified as Michael Holloway, 59,  a retired special education teacher who had worked at Carver Middle School in Monroe after retiring from the Marine Corps.

Chief Mike McHugh said the officers involved in the shooting were taking it badly, especially since it was the second one in less than a month.

A domestic issue three weeks ago after a 14-hour standoff ended when police returned fire, killing a man holed up in a home in the Pebble Point subdivision in Loganville. In both instances, LPD officers and Walton County Sheriff’s deputies had responded.

The Loganville Police Department authorized the expenditure Thursday of $6,000 for a policy that would cover counseling and treatment for officers involved in such situations.


– East Cobb Patch

Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle and Metro Atlanta Chamber President Sam Williams were two supporters of the transportation sales tax referendum who made their way to Alpharetta earlier this week to lobby for its passage.

The  hosted a fundraiser at its offices to answer questions about the transportation referendum, which will go before voters on July 31. They also were ready to collect checks on behalf of the Citizens for Transportation Mobility to continue what they call an education process.

Andy Macke, who heads the local chamber's push to get the transportation referendum passed, touted the predicted four-to-one return on investment the estimated $8 billion collected over 10 years will bring.


– Smyrna-Vinings Patch

Cox Enterprises has filed paperwork with the Georgia Department of Labor indicating that it will lay off 102 employees from its Atlanta Journal Constitution home delivery distribution center in Smyrna.

The GDOL layoff log also listed 150 AJC layoffs in Kennesaw, the location of the paper's north Cobb distribution center. 


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