News Nearby: Woman Hit by SUV, Fallen Officer Remembered

Here are your top Patch headlines from around the region.

Elderly Woman Struck by SUV

A woman who appears to be in her late 60s was flown to Grady Hospital in Atlanta after an SUV struck her in Canton's Great Sky subdivision.

spokesman Tim Cavender said the agency, along with the , found the woman in the middle of 215 Towering Peaks.

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BCSO Remembers Fallen Officer

 authorities remember one of their own today—a brother law enforcement officer who made the ultimate sacrifice on this day in 1970.

Special Deputy Samuel Boyd Simpson was 51 years old and worked on the Sheriff’s Rescue Unit. He was not a full-time deputy and usually rode with regular deputies on weekends to help with calls for service.

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Florida Fugitive Caught Near Delk Road

When a stolen vehicle driven by a Florida man broke down Monday night on Interstate 75 in Cobb County, his luck eluding authorities back home ran out. 

Marietta Police have detained Thomas Heath, 34, whom law enforcement officials in Orange County, Fla., want to question in connection with the kidnapping and death of an Ocoee, Fla., man. Heath has been charged with grand theft auto.

Find out more at Marietta Patch.

Budget Cuts Hit Georgia Perimeter's Alpharetta Campus

 had to cut 10 staff from its Alpharetta campus and use $1 million intended for wet labs to help cut its budget deficit.

Robb Watts, the college's president, told staff in May 2012 that the college had a $16 million deficit. It turned out the budget problems were worse than that. The AJC reported earlier this month that the college had cut $25 million from its budget, but learned it had to cut another $1.6 million.

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