Police arrested 23-year-old Antonio Marquavius Brown for the murder of 77-year-old Buckhead resident Eleanor “Ellen” Bowles.
Brown was arrested December 12th and charged with murder, aggravated battery, possession of a knife during the commission of a felony, elder abuse and hijacking a motor vehicle. Police say Brown was transported to Fulton County Jail without incident.
At around 5:30 p.m. December 10, officers responded to a report of an unresponsive woman in the Paces West Terrace neighborhood. Police say Brown was attempting to rob Bowles of her Lexus SUV when she was murdered. Bowles suffered multiple stab wounds and died on scene. Bowles’ son, Michael Bowles, was on his way home for the holidays and found his mother upon arrival.
Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens said a resident spotted Brown on December 12 and alerted police, leading to his arrest. Bowles’s vehicle, a 2021 Lexus SUV, was stolen but has since been recovered in DeKalb County.
Engel and Völkers Buckhead launched What’s New Atlanta, a video social media platform created to preview new home communities under construction throughout the Greater Atlanta area.
Each video segment includes an onsite tour of a brand-new community with insight from the building team. New segments are added frequently, and viewers have the option to join a VIP list to receive the earliest information on their choice communities. What’s New Atlanta is the brainchild of Shirley Gary, owner and CEO of Engel and Völkers Buckhead Atlanta and Engel and Völkers Atlanta North Fulton, who has worked with the region’s top home builders for decades. The award-winning social media platform has already featured single family homes, townhomes and master-planned communities in popular locations like Atlanta, Sugar Hill, West Midtown, Cartersville and more. Each episode provides real estate agents and homebuyers with an on-demand resource for new homes, and is sponsored by New American Funding, McMichael and Gray and Presidential Relocation Services.
Totes to Tots Inc., is hosting its 21st annual Totes to Tots backpack and suitcase drive for foster children in Georgia.
Donations of new age-appropriate backpacks, rolling suitcases, duffel bags and diaper bags will be accepted January 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Georgia Cancer Specialists Northside Hospital Administrative Annex. There are more than 10,000 foster children in Georgia — from infants to teenagers — many of whom must shuffle their belongings from home to home in garbage bags during relocations.
Totes to Tots aims to change that by giving every foster child in Georgia a brand new bag along with other essential items. Since 2002, Totes to Tots has collected and distributed more than 70,000 bags. Totes to Tots partners with the Georgia Department of Human Services to distribute the bags throughout every county in Georgia.
This organization represents compassionate recognition of the trauma often involved for children impacted by the child welfare system. Having a decent traveling case or overnight bag to carry a child’s belongings may seem like a small thing, but, in reality, these totes contain not only quickly gathered items, but the fears, uncertainties, hopes, and dreams of a child caught in a whirlwind not of their own making.
Totes to Tots was originally held on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day as a way to honor Dr. King’s vision of philanthropy and giving back to the community. The organization now provides year-round service in his honor. For more information and how to make a secure online donation, visit Totes to Tots dot org.Trinity School fifth graders charmed parents and audiences with their annual production of “The Nutcracker” December 9.
The students’ two performances were set to Tchaikovsky’s classic score and included dancing, elaborate costumes and set design, and epic battles. Highlights included the lovely Arabian Dancers, energetic Bakers, playful Candy Flutes, newly added dancing Snowflakes, and the ever-graceful Sugar Plum Fairy.
For the fifth time in six years, Riverwood International Charter School presented an original student-directed play, “The Juicebox Prologue” Dec. 8 and 9 in Riverwood’s Black Box Theater.
“The Juicebox Prologue” is a quirky, comedic, and somewhat autobiographical play about Riverwood’s own theater students and their ill-fated production of the musical “Footloose” — canceled just days before the show in 2020 due to the pandemic. The 45-minute show was written and directed by Riverwood seniors KB Braswell and Marilyn Abney.
“The Juicebox Prologue” is the fifth senior-run play performed in Riverwood’s Black Box Theater, an intimate performance space that seats 50-60 patrons and doubles as a Performing Arts classroom. As Directors, Braswell and Abney oversaw the rehearsal schedule, props, sets, costumes, music, and managing the student actors. The play presented the opportunity for Braswell and Abney to combine their passion for theater and writing with the Creativity, Activity, Service project, a critical requirement to complete the International Baccalaureate Diploma program at Riverwood. As part of the project, the Directors will donate the proceeds from ticket sales, $750 to the local St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The Juicebox Prologue featured eleven actors and six additional students as the show’s crew.
Riverwood’s Drama Department will present “Little Shop of Horrors” March 16 through 18.. Abney will star as “Audrey” and Braswell will handle Stage Design. This will be the last Riverwood production for both students.