Kroger Recalls Spinach in Georgia

In other area headlines, a man may have touched children in the White Water wave pool, and a teen is accused of assaulting a girl on a bus.

Kroger Recalls Spinach in Georgia

Kroger is recalling spinach sold at grocery stores in 15 states, including Georgia, because of possible Listeria contamination.

The Fresh Selections Tender Spinach was sold in 10-ounce packages and had a "best if used by" date of Sept. 16. The grocer told the Associated Press Wednesday that if customers did buy the recalled product, they should return it to stores for a full refund or replacement. Read more...

Georgia Cancer Specialists Settles with Feds over Medicare Billing

Georgia Cancer Specialists has reached a settlement with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Georgia in which the medical practice agreed to pay $4.1 million to settle claims that it violated the False Claims Act in Medicare billing.

The claims settled by the settlement agreement are allegations only; there has been no determination of liability. Read more...

Redevelopment, Rezoning on the Rise in Southeast Cobb

According to County Commissioner Bob Ott, redevelopment is on the rise in District 2.

“Just over the last two years in District 2, there has been over $400 million worth of projects: $250 million in commercial and $150 million in residential,” he said Tuesday at a town hall meeting in Smyrna. “That’s more than the other three districts combined, so there’s been a lot of activity.”

And redevelopment means rezoning, a legal process that leaves some citizens scratching their heads. Read more...

Police: Children May Have Been Touched at White Water

Marietta police are investigating possible inappropriate contact made toward female children in the wave pool of White Water amusement park.

Numerous witnesses have identified a possible suspect as an older white male between the ages of 50 and 70 with white hair. Read more...

Teen Accused of Assaulting Girl on Bus

Robert Vermont Bell, 17, of Villa Rica, was charged with aggravated battery and aggravated assault after repeatedly punching a girl in the face and strangling her on a school bus, according to the Douglas County Sentinel and a Douglas County Sheriff's Departmentarrest record. Read more...

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