Martin Luther King Jr. Day was a time for reflection at Ignatius House, a retreat center in Sandy Springs operated by the Jesuit Fathers and Brothers of the New Orleans Province of the Society of Jesus. Men and women of all faiths were invited to focus on King’s message of peace and justice. At left, the Rev. Edward Buvens leads a discussion as Amy Edwards listens. At right, Matthew Cressler makes a vow to serve the community and God more. The retreat center, including a chapel, below, is located on 20 acres fronting the Chattahoochee River. It marked its 50th anniversary last month and has plans to construct a new administration building and to renovate its main retreat building.
Katie Love, 8, with her dog, Codie.
Sandy Springs police say Dr. Kelly Thrasher was arrested in Miami, Fla.,by the U.S. Marshals Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force. The Marshals received information leading them to a Days Inn Hotel in the South Beach area of Miami. Thrasher was located and taken into custody in the hotel room without incident. Thrasher had approximately $30,000 cash in his possession. Thrasher is being held at the Metro West Detention Center in Miami awaiting extradition. Thrasher, indicted in 2012 on child molestation charges, had did not show up for an appointment with Sandy Springs police on May 19, police said.