News Nearby: School Worker Arrested; BOE Member, State Rep. Clash; Motorcycle Helmet Assault

A Paulding School System employee has been arrested; a Cobb school board member and State Rep. Ed Setzler debated the charter amendment; participants will gather at LEGOLAND to set a Guinness World Record; Arnold Schwarzenegger is filming in Tucker.

School Employee Arrested on Simple Battery Charge - Dallas-Hiram Patch

A Paulding County School System employee has been arrested in the wake of an alleged Oct. 8 incident at an elementary school.

According to a Paulding County Sheriff’s Office news release, the sheriff’s office’s Crimes Against Children division was notified Oct. 8 of an alleged incident where a pre-kindergarten student at Northside Elementary was improperly restrained as a result of some type of outburst the child had. The child, a 4-year-old, was allegedly improperly restrained by Jack Talley, who worked at the school. Dallas-Hiram Patch has more on the story.

- West Cobb Patch

State Rep. Ed Setzler’s main argument Tuesday night in favor of the proposed charter school amendment was choice—allowing parents to pull their children out of failing traditional public schools to attend charter ones.

“Southwest Atlanta, rural Georgia—is there any school in the state that you wouldn’t want to send your kid to?” he asked the dozen-plus forum attendees at Hillgrove High School. “If there is any school you wouldn’t want to send your kid to, you’ve got to support choice.” Visit West Cobb Patch for more on this story.

Canton Police Searching for Shoplifters - Canton-Sixes Patch

The Canton Police Department needs your help in identifying shoplifters who have been active in the area.

The three male suspects have allegedly stolen video games and other electronic merchandise from Target over the last several weeks. See Canton-Sixes Patch for more on this story.

Join Lego Lovers to try to Set a World Record - Buckhead Patch

Love Legos? Do you dream of being a Guinness World Record holder?

Then here’s your chance to join other Lego fans in trying to set a record for the “largest toy construction lesson” in the world.

On Nov. 15, participants at the LEGOLAND Discovery Center at Phipps Plaza and other locations around the world will come together to build a red and green Christmas Train out of Legos.Buckhead Patch has more.

– Snellville Patch

According to Snellville Police, three males broke into Barron's Fine Jewelry at 1850 Scenic Highway.

The suspects broke eight display cases and made off with an undisclosed amount of jewelry. According to Channel 2 Action News, the suspects used a manhole cover to smash the glass of the business.

This is the second time Barron's Jeweler has been targeted in a little over a month. Snellville Patch has more on this story.

Arnold Schwarzenegger in Town This Week – Tucker Patch

Arnold Schwarzenegger is in Tucker this week to film scenes for a new movie called "Breacher," as recently reported on Tucker Patch.

"Breacher" is about rogue DEA agents who rob a drug cartel's safe house and then find themselves being picked off one by one because of that robbery. It is sometimes also referred to as "Ten," like on the project's IMDb page, because it's inspired by "Ten Little Indians" by Agatha Christie. Read more on Tucker Patch.

Deputies Say Man Hurled Motorcycle Helmet at Co-worker – Barrow Patch

A Winder man has been charged with two counts of battery after throwing a motorcycle helmet and striking a co-worker in the head, according to a Barrow County Sheriff's Office incident report. 

The altercation, which occurred at a business on Pickle Simon Road in Winder, reportedly stemmed from an argument over the suspect missing work. The victim told deputies he was sitting at his desk when the man entered his office. The victim said that as the suspect threw the motorcycle helmet, he turned his head and was struck. The two then reportedly began fighting and the suspect punched the victim in the left ear before they were separated by two other employees.


Home Invaders Flee After Woman Yells at Them - Dacula Patch

A Dacula woman frightened away two home invaders by yelling at them after they broke down her door during an Oct. 16 burglary in the Old Dacula Bluffs subdivision.

According to the Gwinnett County Police report, the woman was sitting in her kitchen eating breakfast when she heard a knock at her front door. The woman, who was still in her pajamas, decided she was not going to answer the door. The woman told police the person at her door then began ringing her doorbell repeatedly. At that point, the woman walked into another room of the home so she could look outside and see who was at the front door.

Visit Dacula Patch for more on this story.


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