News Nearby: High School Vandalized, Snellville to Welcome Home Aimee Copeland

Here are your top Patch headlines from around the region.

Latest EPHS Vandalism Case Has Several Unknowns

Nearly a day into the investigation into  on the campus of , officials with  were still trying to answer several key questions in the case—among them, who was involved in the incident, and how did they make it onto the campus?

Possible answers to the latter include the residential areas that touch the school’s boundaries, or the road that connects the high school to , according to Associate Superintendent Brian Otott.

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GBI IDs Man Killed in I-75 Chase

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has identified the man killed Sunday in an  as 53-year-old Jerome George “Jerry” Cundy of Woodstock.

Cundy allegedly robbed a Woodstock convenience store Sunday morning, then led Cobb and Cherokee law enforcement on a chase from a Marathon station on Bells Ferry Road in Woodstock and down I-75, to just south of the North Marietta Parkway. 

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Opinion: Rescind Opposition to Charter School Amendment

I am a parent of two children who attend school in South DeKalb County. I have always paid my PTA dues, blindly believing that it was part of being an engaged parent.

Last year I had the difficult choice of deciding where to send my daughter for middle school. I liked the local middle school magnet program, but was hesitant to send her there because of school-wide discipline issues. I worried even more because at 11 years old, my daughter (who is a gymnast) is very physically fit, but also fully developed and subject to inappropriate comments from older boys. Our home middle school and high school have even more discipline problems. The high school has the lowest graduation rate in the county.

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Help Welcome Aimee Copeland Home on Friday

The Community of Snellville will be coming out to the Snellville Towne Green on Friday to welcome home it's bravest fighter, Aimee Copeland, according to Kathy Emanuel, wife of councilman Dave Emanuel. One of Aimee's favorite bands will begin entertaining the crowd at 5 p.m. while Aimee spends some time inside Snellville City Hall speaking with the media.

At approximately 6:15 p.m. Aimee will move over to the Green to enjoy the music and go on stage herself. Aimee is very anxious to thank everyone in person for all the support she and her family have received.

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