Heading toward spring

In the first full week of March, the student body marched forth in anticipation of Spring Break.  This week, students celebrated International Women’s Day, Mardi Gras, and Ash Wednesday. Ash Wednesday marked the first day of Lent, in which many students choose to give up something until Easter Sunday. With Peachtree City’s 60th anniversary, a tornado in Alabama, and a new bill passed, The Prowler has the stories.

4 Americans killed due to Kenya helicopter crash (3/4)

On Sunday evening, a helicopter carrying four Americans crashed in Central Island National Park, near the country’s northern border. Along with the passengers, the pilot of the helicopter was also killed. The cause of the crash has not yet been established.

The pilot of the crashed helicopter was Mario Magonga, who has been a pilot working for Kenya’s deputy president, William Ruto. The police service said there were two helicopters that landed on the island. The other helicopter had safely landed.

The names of the three of the victims were Anders Asher, Jesiah Burke, Brandon Howe Stapper and Kyle John Forti. On Monday, The United States officials confirmed the passengers’ deaths to The Associated Press. It is reported that the Americans were tourists who had visited the camp and were flying out of the island when the crash occurred.

Peachtree City celebrates 60 years (3/5)

This week, Peachtree City celebrated its 60th year of being an incorporated city. Peachtree City was established to be a dream city with easy access to Atlanta for the regular commuter working in Atlanta.

Flat Creek Country Club is holding a gathering for citizens to celebrate on March 8. On March 9, there will be a gathering of the founding on Drake Field. At this celebration, there will be many activities including a small ferris wheel, paddle boats, and bungee jumping. As the sun sets, they will be showing “The Greatest Showman” on a large screen.

All of the festivities are free of charge and the city encourages citizens to come and enjoy their time with their fellow neighbors.

Shots fired by argumentative interactions (3/6)

In Cobb County, Georgia, there was a double shooting that left the residents of Wellington Way alerted to stay in their homes. The shooting was caused by an argument between a homeowner and his contractor. The victims have been taken to hospitals, and their condition is not known.

At least a dozen law enforcement vehicles reported to the scene, along with NewsChopper2. As the situation unfolded, SWAT officers drew their guns in order to keep it under control.

Many residents, notably parents, were upset that they were not informed about about the active shooter as it was occurring. However, it turns out they were informed by one of their neighbors on social media, who advised them to stay home.

Tornado hits Alabama (3/7)

A tornado struck a small town in Lee County, Alabama. With debris scattered everywhere, and a town destroyed, 23 people were found dead. The tornado caused catastrophic damage in the small town.

The tornado ended up killing three children, ranging from ages 6-10. The surviving residents have said that all that’s left is the debris. Some have described it as if a bomb went off. President Trump made a remarked saying, “You look at the areas affected and probably nobody made it out of that path. That path was brutal… To the community of Lee County we grieve by your side and we pledge our unwavering support to help you rebuild from the very depths of this horrible tragedy.”

There were 12 reported tornadoes in Alabama, whereas Georgia reported 16.  President Trump has called in the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Lee County will continue the clean up and rebuilding throughout the year.

New bill passed in the House of Representatives (3/8)

The Democrats within the House of Representatives passed a bill to limit political money and to require current and future presidents and presidential candidates to release their tax returns. These members are prioritizing the bill in hopes of regaining control of the chamber.

Although Democrats are prioritizing the bill, it has a very small chance of actually becoming a law. With this new policy, Democrats hope to eliminate the chance of corruption throughout the government.

Nancy Pelosi is heading the plan and she thinks that the bill will make United States citizens more confident that the government is working in the interests of the people rather than the interest of themselves.