News Nearby: Ex-KSU Student Opens Eyes After Accident
Rounding up some of the top headlines in metro Atlanta for Friday, March 1.
A Woodstock woman who was hit by a truck in an alleged hit-and-run incident last month in Athens opened her eyes for the first time.
According to the Bows for Bowman Facebook page, Emily Bowman opened her eyes around 9:30 p.m. Thursday night.
Bowman, a former Kennesaw State University student, has been in critical condition at Athens Regional Medical Center since she was allegedly hit by a man driving a red Mazda pick-up truck while she was in the city to celebrate the birthday of a friend.
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Dacula Woman Killed in Domestic Dispute
A Dacula woman is dead as a result of what police believe was a domestic dispute Friday morning.
Gwinnett Police say the suspect in the case -- the husband of the deceased woman -- was the person who called 911, and he has been taken into custody.
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Forsyth County Deputies Fight Dismissal
Eleven Sheriff's Office employees who were laid off in a shakeup by Sheriff Duane Piper have hired an attorney who promises legal action if his clients are not rehired.
Following the recent elimination of 15 positions at the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office, the laid off employees hired an attorney to get their jobs back.
Last week Piper eliminated the middle management positions made up of four captains, six lieutenants and three sergeants. He also reassigned about 60 employees throughout the sheriff's office.
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Lakeside Cityhood Bill Coming Soon
A so-called "placeholder bill" that would start the two-year process of creating a new city around the Lakeside High School area will be filed "very soon" with the state legislature, the Lakeside City Alliance said earlier this week.
Speaking before several hundred residents at Briarlake Baptist Church, the alliance's chairman, Mary Kay Woodworth, didn't offer a timeline for the filing of the bill, which would wait until next year to be considered by the legislature.
The alliance is investigating the creation of the newest municipality in northern DeKalb County.
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