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News Nearby: Witnesses Talk about Crash, Ambulance Controversy

See some of the day’s top headlines from throughout Cobb County including witness accounts of a crash that killed a Smyrna woman and an ambulance controversy in Kennesaw in which Mayor Mark Mathews is involved.

Witnesses: Truck Driver Ran Red Light Before Collision in Douglasville

Witnesses said that the driver of a tractor trailer ran a red light at Thornton Road in Douglasville before colliding with a Nissan Sentra  and her Atlanta passenger, WSB reported.

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Ambulance Services Controversy Discussed

The Kennesaw City Council conducted a tense discussion Wednesday night about the actions of City Manager Steve Kennedy, who on Friday told Georgia EMS that the company had until 12:01 a.m. Monday to stop responding to 911 calls due to a state mandate that the city use onlyMetroAtlanta Ambulance Service.

The council entered the session at the request of Councilman Bruce Jenkins. Mayor Mark Mathews, who is employed by MetroAtlanta, opted to sit out of the discussion, taking a seat in the audience. Kennedy was not in attendance.

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Burned at 8, McEachern Alum Now an 'Iron Man'

For a while after the tragedy of Aug. 4, 1982, Shay Eskew didn’t remember—or want to remember—what happened that day. 

But as time went on, especially when he began to give inspirational speeches, the mental images resurfaced. 

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VIDEO: Mayor Allegood Shares News

 Mayor Tommy Allegood sat down with Patch recently, and talked on camera about the latest happenings within the Acworth community and what he's been up to lately.

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