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News Nearby: Alleged Burglar Charged, Clooney Sues Kennesaw Business

Here are some top Patch headlines from around the region.

 

Cartersville Man Charged in Rash of Alleged Burglaries - Cartersville Patch

A Cartersville man has been charged in a series of burglaries in Sandy Springs following his arrest during an alleged botched burglary attempt in Douglasville.

Gabriel Stephen Neely, 36, faces three counts of burglary in connection with the October incidents. See Cartersville Patch for more on this story.

Barge Tours Woodstock Schools - Woodstock-Towne Lake Patch

State School Superintendent John Barge on Tuesday called the Cherokee County School District "visionary" to implement a science, technology, engineering and math academy at the elementary school level.

"The minds of children, they're like sponges at this age," Barge said. "The more you can introduce them to, the more you can keep them in." See Woodstock-Towne Lake Patch for more on this story.

George Clooney, Julia Roberts Sue Kennesaw Company - Kennesaw Patch

Oscar winners George Clooney and Julia Roberts have filed suit against a Kennesaw company that they claim used their images without permission.

The suit against Digital Projection Inc. was filed Friday in federal court in Atlanta, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. See Kennesaw Patch for more on this story.

Forsyth Health Summit to Focus on Obesity - Cumming Patch

Obesity appears to be a concern and on the minds of many in Forsyth County and because of that concern a health summit was created to look at the issue more closely.

On Wednesday, the Cumming-Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce will host the 2012 Healthcare Summit entitled "The Bottom Line - Weight at Work. See Cumming Patch for more on this story.

Milton Pays $1.287 Million to Double Bell Memorial Park's Size - Alpharetta-Milton Patch

Milton closed on the last 14 acres of land adjacent to Bell Memorial Park on Monday night, fulfilling the promise outlined in the Parks Master Plan to expand the asset.

The city paid $1.287 million for the land, according to a news release from Milton Communications Manager Jason Wright. The 14 acres of land more than doubles the park's size.

How the land will be used will be determined through community involvement and a series of public meetings to ensure the park's design meets local expectations, the city's release said. See Alpharetta-Milton Patch for more on this story.

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