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News Nearby: Marietta Teen Shot, Killed; Suwanee Woman Dies in Crash

Check out these top stories from Patch sites around the Atlanta metro area and north Georgia.

- Marietta Patch

Funeral arrangements have been set for a Marietta teen who was shot and killed Friday in Jacksonville, Fla., after an argument over loud music.

According to WSB TV, 17-year-old Jordan Russell Davis split time at his mother’s home in Marietta and in Jacksonville with his father. His family will receive friends today at a Jacksonville funeral home.

Visitation here in Marietta has been set for Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. at West Cobb Funeral Home and Crematory. See Marietta Patch for more on this story.


Suwanee Woman Killed in McGinnis Ferry Accident
- Suwanee Patch

A Suwanee woman and Bogart man have been identified as the persons killed Wednesday evening (November 28) in a head-on collision.

Jean Strickland, 79, of a Lake Pass Lane address in Suwanee and David Dowdy, 47, of Bogart were killed in the accident, which occurred about 6 p.m. See Suwanee Patch for more on this story.

- Oconee Patch

A Walmart security guard says he struggled with a shoplifting suspect who threatened him with a knife before fleeing on foot from the Epps Bridge Parkway store Wednesday.

It happened around 9:30 a.m., according to an incident report on file at the Oconee County Sheriff's Office. The loss prevention officer told deputies he witnessed the man exit the store with two cases of 36 cans of beer, turn around, re-enter the store and set the cases down. When he confronted the man, the guard says a struggle ensued and the man pulled out a folding pocket knife and threatened him with it. See Oconee Patch for more on this story.


Waffle House CEO Accused of 'Pattern of Sexual Harassment'
- Acworth Patch

An Acworth woman has accused Waffle House CEO Joe W. Rogers Jr. of 100 incidents of sexual harassment during her time as his house manager.

Mye Brindle of Acworth said in recently unsealed documents that other women had been victims of Rogers' alleged "predatory sexual actions," according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Brindle's attorney David Cohen said Rogers exhibited a "pattern of sexual harassment and abuse," which could be a huge factor in the assistant's case if it goes to trial. See Acworth Patch for more on this story.

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