Around the Region: TV Pilot Films Nearby, Car Lands Upside Down and 'Cupcake Wars' Contestant

A look at top stories from Patch sites across Georgia.

Production Company to Film TV Pilot in Norcross - Norcross Patch

In a special called meeting Monday, the Norcross City Council approved the permit application for a production company to film a TV show pilot in the downtown area.

FTP Productions plans to film the ABC pilot for a supernatural drama called "The Returned" from Wednesday, March 13, to Friday, March 15. Most filming will take place at the Pafford home at 566 N. Peachtree Street, but the production also plans to capture downtown businesses, street traffic and some neighbors surrounding the home. 

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Cloud 9 Owner: 'Cupcake Wars' Was High-Anxiety Fun - Sandy Springs Patch

Mike Pettenato compares his appearance on “Cupcake Wars” to “The Hunger Games,” but it was still a dream come true, he said. 

“It’s really exciting,” said Pettenato, co-owner of Cloud 9 Cupcakes. “When we got into cupcakes three years ago, my dream was to be on the show.”

Customers always encouraged him to apply too, he said. 

On Sunday night, Pettenato gathered with about 50 friends and family members at Firebird sports bar in Dunwoody, to view his appearance on the Food Network show.

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Car Lands Upside Down on Highway 372 - Canton-Sixes Patch

A woman was taken to WellStar Kennestone Hospital in Marietta after extricating herself from a car that landed upside down on Highway 372 in Ball Ground.

According to a Cherokee Fire and Emergency Services release, a Honda left the highway near Flat Bottom Trail just before 6 p.m. Sunday and became airborne. When the car came back to Earth, it landed on its roof.

Canton-Sixes Patch has additional details and photos from the scene of the crash.


- Cartersville Patch

A Cartersville man jailed on a disorderly conduct charge said if he were a police officer, he would not arrest drug dealers and prostitutes.

Actual Cartersville Police Department officers arrested Jeffefy Paul Wilkins, 52, of Hattie Street, at Crown Inn after responding to a 10:30 p.m. call Thursday about an intoxicated man who was irate and refused to leave, according to the incident report, attached.

Police say Wilkins walked away and tried to pretend police weren't asking him for his name and birth date.

"I know you gotta dance your dance, but I ain't willing to dance that dance," Wilkins said to police, before allegedly refusing to give his identity.

Read more about this unusual police encounter on Cartersville Patch.


Infosys to Add 200 Jobs in Cobb - Marietta Patch

An Indian firm that specializes in information technology consulting is expanding its work force in Cobb County.

At the March 4 First Monday breakfast of the Cobb Chamber of Commerce, Infosys BPO Ltd. formally announced it would be adding 200 jobs to its current operations located in Cobb.

Infosys, based in Bangalore India, employs between 60-100 people at the Wildwood corporate complex.

Marietta Patch has more on this story.


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