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City Considers Naming Road In Honor Of "Hometown Sports Hero"

Villa Rica City Council will consider renaming a portion of North Avenue after a former Villa Rica High School sports star.
 
Interim-Mayor Shirley Marchman has suggested to name the stretch of road in honor of Jae Crowder, who after being named the Big East basketball conference player of year while attending Marquette University, was drafted by the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2012, and has starred on the Boston Celtics NBA team since 2014.
 
Marchman calls Crowder ‘an impressive young man... who has done well, is a good example for the city’s youth, and has given back to his community.’
 
“Jae Crowder was born in Villa Rica and attended Villa Rica High School where he excelled in basketball and football,” Marchman said. “For the last two years, he has given back to his community with his ‘Back To School’ giveaway. He is one of ours who has made it and made something of himself when his life could have gone another way. God has allowed him to do something positive and we are just very proud of him. We’ve seen where other cities have acknowledged their ‘heroes”, if you would— so why not give recognition to one of our own home grown.”
 
Villa Rica City Manager David Milliron said Villa Rica city council had previously abandoned and later sold a portion of North Avenue from Dallas Highway south to Old Stone Road to accommodate the expansion of the hospital.
“This left two stretches of North Avenue that are no longer contiguous,” Milliron said. “Interim Mayor Marchman has requested that the portion from Dallas Highway north to Old Town Road be named Jae Crowder Street.”
 
Property tax records show two residential parcels whose addresses would be affected by the name change if approved.
 
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