Around the Region: Lingerie Football League Comes to a County Near You and More

A look at top Patch stories from around Georgia.

Lingerie Football League Coming to Gwinnett – Dacula Patch

The metro Atlanta area will soon become home to another sports team.

On Oct. 2, the Lingerie Football League announced Gwinnett County will host the league’s 12th team.

The LFL is currently accepting name suggestions for the new team. Fans are invited to submit possible team names to LFLinAtlanta@LFLUS.com by Friday, Oct. 19. The LFL will also host an open tryout, but the date has not yet been announced.

Dacula Patch has more on this story.


Alleged Cattle Rustler Arrested Months After Livestock Theft – Alpharetta Patch

A Marietta man was arrested five months after he allegedly stole a cow and kept the auction money for another cow he was to sell for his employer.

The suspect was supposed to take one of a Milton man's cow's to auction in early April 2012 and return the money to him. Instead, his employer said he also took an Angus cow that belonged to his neighbor and failed to return the auction money.

Alpharetta Patch has additional details.


Website Created to Collect Donations for Paralyzed Buford Grad – Buford Patch

Friends of the Durden family have created a website to collect donations for Buford High School graduate and standout football player Devin Durden, who was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident on Sept. 26 near the Mall of Georgia.

According to information posted on the website, Durden was traveling on Highway 20 near Gravel Springs Road when another vehicle turned left in front of his motorcycle. Durden suffered numerous injuries including spinal damage, which has resulted in paralysis from his waist down.

Read more on Buford Patch.

Former Loganville Funeral Director's License Suspended After He Dismembers Body – Loganville Patch

Ellenberg Funeral Services on Highway 81 in Loganville closed down almost as quickly as it opened. It is now being reported that the owner, William B. Ellenger III, has had his licenses suspended following a series of bizarre incidents.

According to CBS Atlanta, Ellenberg, who also is the owner of Metro Embalming and Crematory in Conyers, had his license suspended after it was reported that he dismembered an 800-pound body in the Conyers location in order to fit it into the crematory. 


French Consul Honors Decatur Man for WWII Service – Decatur Patch

Julian P. Rau of Decatur received the Knight of the Legion of Honor last week at the French Consulate in Atlanta.

The medal was awarded to Rau and 11 other American veterans who served in France during World War II. Napoleon Bonaparte created the medal to recognize those who provide honorable service to the country.

Rau, who recently celebrated his 89th birthday, has lived in the Decatur area since 1959, said his daughter, Joan Rau.

Visit Decatur Patch for additional details.

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