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Police Searching for Suspect Who Robbed Buckhead Bank Wednesday - Buckhead Patch

Police are looking for a man they say robbed a Suntrust bank inside the Publix Supermarket at 2900 Peachtree Road. The man, described as a dark-skinned African-American man with a beard, handed a note to the bank teller demanding money.

Homicide in Austell Wednesday Night - South Cobb Patch

Cobb County Police are investigating a homicide in Austell that happened Wednesday evening.

According to investigators, the Cobb County Emergency Communications Center dispatched officers from Zone 2 to a shooting which occurred inside a residence in the 1500 block of Pine Circle.

When officers arrived, they discovered the body of a dead male with a gunshot wound. Detectives have identified the victim as 23-year-old Justin Mitchell of Austell.

Angie Cornett Resigns from the Bartow School Board - Cartersville Patch

Bartow County school board District 3 rep and vice chairman Angie Cornett today resigned her position on the board of education, Superintendent John Harper said. The move follows Cornett's arrest on a reckless conduct charge for allegedly striking a system student in the Carterville Walmart parking lot.

Cornett cited "personal and family reasons," according to her letter of resignation, which was obtained by WBHF-AM 1450. Harper told Patch an election would take place to fill Cornett's seat. See the video and get the full story on Cartersville Patch.

New Walton County Coroner Resigns After 2 Days - Loganville-Grayson Patch

Walton County officials have confirmed that Richard Jenkins resigned his position as the new Walton County Coroner today. Jenkins, who beat incumbent coroner Joseph Page in a run off election in August, served only 2 days in the office. Stay with Loganville-Grayson Patch for updates.

Forsyth Firefighters Resuce Young Deer From Pond - Cumming Patch

A young doe is probably a lot warmer and dryer thanks to a group of rescuers who pulled her out of a storage pond at Fowler Park Wednesday.

Division Chief Jason Shivers of the Forsyth County Fire Department  said emergency crews were alerted around 11 a.m. that the doe, about a year old, was in the pond and that she had been in the water since Monday, Dec. 31. Visit Cumming Patch for more on this story. 


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