News Nearby: Car Hits Woman, Father Arrested

Here are your top Patch headlines from around the region.

Acworth Woman Struck by Car

A 51-year-old Acworth woman was struck by a car and killed Monday night after she fell in the crosswalk of Georgia 92 and Wade Green Road.

About 10:30 p.m. Monday, 51-year-old Melanie June Mayes was crossing Georgia 92 when she fell, Georgia State Patrol spokesman Gordy Wright said in a news release.

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Missing Boy in DFCS Custody, Father Arrested

The father of Elijah Cole, the  on Tuesday, has been arrested and charged with cruelty to children in the first degree, reckless conduct, possession of methamphetamine and possession of marijuana.

Detectives with the  have determined that Jason Cole, 43, took Elijah Cole "from house to house staying in different locations since last Thursday, kept his child from attending school for three days, is suspected of being on a drug binge during that time and has not provided adequate amounts of food to the boy," Lt. Jay Baker said Tuesday evening.

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Feds Search for Bath Salts

The  was one of four in north metro where federal search warrants were executed related to "bath salts" and synthetic marijuana.

The shops in Acworth, Sandy Springs and Woodstock also were searched, as were the Marietta residences of Michael T. Madlem, owner of the stores.

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Hiram Council Selects City Manager Candidate

Hiram officials Monday night made their move to bring a government leader from Polk County over to serve the city in its newly created city manager position.

City councilmen spent nearly an hour and 45 minutes discussing personnel issues in closed during Monday’s special called meeting. When they returned to open meeting, they voted unanimously to hire Robbie Rokovitz as city manager pending a successful execution of a contract between him and the city. Rokovitz was one of six candidates .

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Red and Black Editors Back on Job

The top two editors at The Red and Black, the independent student-run newspaper at the University of Georgia, are back on the job, according to a joint statement Monday (Aug. 20).

Editor in Chief Polina Marinova and Managing Editor Julia Carpenter have been reinstated and will bring back the other staff members who joined them in last week's walkout. The dispute came over the editors' concerns about control of the paper's editorial operation.

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