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Trader Joe’s is recalling salsa and balela sold in stores in Georgia; Friday night arrests in Midtown were surrounding a Facebook event called the ‘March Against Police Violence’—here are headlines from around metro Atlanta.

Man Drowns in Lake Acworth

A 55-year-old man drowned Sunday afternoon while on a paddle board in Lake Acworth, theAtlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Acworth police arrived at South Shore Park on Ragsdale Road at around 1:40 p.m. after witnesses reported seeing a man on a paddle board going under the water.

Read more on Acworth Patch. 

Another Case of Flesh-Eating Bacteria Claims Hands and Legs

The Gwinnett Daily Post reported Saturday that Hannah Rinehart, a patient care technician at DeKalb Medical-Hillandale, fell victim to a bacterial infection that claimed both her hands and lower legs.  

Rinehart developed aches and pains, according to the Gwinnett Daily Post, but once her fever broke the couple put their worries aside.  

When Hannah, a cancer survivor, went to see her oncologist for an appointment, her husband Mark had to "carry her in." The couple lives in Decatur. 

She has been comatose for weeks.  

Read more on Athens Patch.

Midtown March Against Police Violence Ends in Arrests

The Friday night arrests in Midtown were apparently surrounding a Facebook event called the ‘March Against Police Violence’ and not an Occupy Atlanta event as originally suggested by a spokesperson with the Atlanta Police Department.

The rally “against state repression” was reportedly in response to three males who were shot by police in and around Atlanta within a 36 hour period late last month; as well as an act of solidarity for the protests ongoing in Anaheim, Calif., concerning a pair of police killings last weekend.

On June 27, a Clayton County Police officer responding to a burglary in progress, shot and killed a 13-year-old boy who he thought was carrying a weapon. Later that day, a 38-year-old man who was considered a fugitive by Mississippi authorities was shot and killed by Atlanta police at the Mall West End. The next day, a man was shot twice in the chest by DeKalb police responding to a domestic dispute. 

Read more on Midtown Patch. 

Trader Joe’s Recalls Salsa, Balela

Although no illnesses have been reported,  is recalling salsa and balela sold in stores in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and southern Virginia.

The recall of the products was prompted by an announcement by Simmering Soup that Listeria monocytogenes was found at one of its plants. Diced onions from that plant were included in the products that Trader Joe’s recalled.

Read more on Sandy Springs Patch.  

South Cobb Has Strong Spirit to Overcome Challenges

It’s been repeated time and time again amongst those who live in South Cobb–Austell and Mableton– and even nearby Powder Springs.

“We’re like the stepchild of Cobb County,” someone will say at a town hall meeting or just when discussing the lack of connecting sidewalks in South Cobb, for example.

The Marietta Daily Journal ran a centerpiece about the “State of South Cobb” on its front page Sunday. The piece was a general overview of all the aspects of South Cobb covered by South Cobb Patch day in and day out for the last 20 months.

The piece with its vague generalizations ran alongside photos of vacant buildings, overgrown lawns and the furniture store that went out of business last year.

Read more on South Cobb Patch.

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