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News Nearby: Video Released of School Board Member Striking Teen in SUV; Man Killed by Train ID'd

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


Sheriff Releases Walmart Parking Lot Video of School Board Member
- Cartersville Patch

Bartow County authorities have released the Walmart security video they say allegedly shows a Bartow County Schools board member strike with her SUV a teen who was trying to save a parking spot.

Angela "Angie" Gail Cornett, 41, who serves as District 3 rep and vice chairman, is accused of accelerating her Lexus and hitting the girl's right leg with the front, passenger tire of the vehicle during a dispute about the parking space. See the surveillance video and police photos on Cartersville Patch.


Crane Breaks and Leaves Macy's Tree Dangling from Side of Lenox Square Store
- Buckhead Patch

While lowering the Macy's Christmas tree from atop the department store at Lenox Square Mall Wednesday morning, a crane broke and left the huge pine dangling from the side of the three-story store.

There were no immediate reports of injury, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and the mall's security quickly blocked off the north parking lot area for safety reasons.

Some pieces of the tree and large ornaments fell to the ground, the newspaper reported. Read more about it on Buckhead Patch.


Man Killed by Train Identified
- Marietta Patch

Authorities have identified a man who was hit and killed by a train in Marietta.

The Marietta man, Anthony McCullum, 27, was walking along the tracks near the Square Monday afternoon when he was hit from behind by a CSX train, according to police. Get the full story on Marietta Patch.

- Cascade Patch

The Atlanta Police Department told various communities that three recent murders in the Cascade area were not random acts of violence. Major Bryant told residents, "the shooters and the victims knew each other," in the most recent cases. Find more information on Cascade Patch.


Carjacker Drives Pick-Up Truck into Woodland Hills Home
- East Atlanta Patch

Atlanta police are looking for a suspected carjacker of a red pick-up truck that struck a Woodland Avenue home in the early morning hours of Jan. 3. The incident occurred at about 7 a.m. on Woodland near Vickers Street.

A responding Atlanta police officer was injured when he fell into a creek, Atlanta Police Department spokeswoman Officer Kim Jones said. Go to East Atlanta Patch for more on the story.

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