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News Nearby: Teen's Suicide Factored in Drug Case

Check out top Patch headlines from around the region for Friday, Jan 4, 2013.

Feds Factor Teen’s Suicide Into Drug Case of Former Sandy Springs Solicitor’s Husband

Federal prosecutors view Dakota Blaze Dyer as a victim in its drug trafficking case against Thomas Malone Jr. and nine other defendants.

Malone, of Roswell, is the husband of former Sandy Springs solicitor Jeannine Malone. She was let go from her position, Wednesday, when city officials learned of her husband’s legal problems, after one month on the job.

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UPDATE: State Seeks Indictment Against Former Middle School Parapro

A case against a former paraprofessional at a Forsyth County middle school will need to be presented to the Grand Jury for an indictment before the defendant can be formally arraigned.

The Jan. 2 court date listed on bond paperwork is just a date when Marvin Shane Pilcher, 26, had to report to the DA's office to provide current contact information.

Last month, Pilcher, a former paraprofessional at Riverwatch Middle School in south Forsyth County, was arrested and charged with one count of sexual battery against a minor, according to the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office.

Visit Cumming Patch for the complete story.

Cherokee Sheriff's Office Continue Heightened School Visibility

More Cherokee County sheriff's deputies will be visible at Cherokee County schools once classes resume next week.

The law enforcement agency announced today that there will be "increased visibility" once the Cheorkee County School District's second semester gets underway on Monday.

Woodstock-Towne Lake Patch has the story.

Walton Duo to Appear in All-Star Game

Walton High's Tyren Jones and Brandon Kublanow were chosen for Saturday's U.S. Army All-American Bowl Game, as were Pope band members Nicole Johnson and Andie Leeds.

East Cobb Patch has the details.

linda January 30, 2013 at 03:19 AM
Interesting article! Reminded me of another article I read not too long ago. You should take a look at it. http://www.psychalive.org/2010/04/teen-suicide-prevention/

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