News Nearby: Former Mayor Jailed; Men with Purses Rob Pawn Shop

Here are the top headlines from around metro Atlanta.

Mableton Mom Accused of Starving Mentally-Challenged Daughter Granted Bond

The 35-year-old Mableton woman accused of starving her mentally challenged daughter to death has been granted bond in the amount of $75,000 by a Cobb County Magistrate Court Judge, the Marietta Daily Journal reported.

Ebony Berry’s attorney argued that she was entitled to a bond hearing because she’d been in Cobb County Jail without bond for 90 days and had yet to be indicted.

Cobb County police arrested Berry in June and charged her with first-degree child cruelty and murder after they discovered the severely malnourished body of her 16-year-old daughter Markea Blakely-Berry.


Former Mayor Turns Self In, Released on $10,000 Cash Bond

Former Douglasville Mayor Mickey Thompson turned himself into the Douglas County Jail on Sept. 24 and was released less than two hours later on a $10,000 cash bond, according to Sheriff Phil Miller.

Miller described the booking as uneventful.

Claud Mitchell Thompson (a.k.a. Mickey Thompson) was indicted on 91 counts of theft last week. He was among 78 people indicted, according to Douglas County District Attorney David McDade's website.

Read more about it at Douglasville Patch.

Armed Men Rob Cobb Pawn Shop

Two men, both carrying purses and one wearing a wig, robbed the Cobb Pawn Shop, 1690 Cobb Pkwy S, on Sept. 18 at around 10:30 a.m.

One perpetrator was dressed as a woman with a yellow purse and wig. The other wore a dark Adidas windbreaker with three stripes running down each sleeve, was carrying a red purse and had a dark Braves hat with a tomahawk on the front, according to Marietta Police.

Marietta Patch has more on the story.

Apple Specialist Coming to Kennesaw

Attention, MacBook Pro, iPad and iPod users.

No need to trek to Apple Stores at Lenox Square, North Point Mall or Perimeter Mall anymore.

A Johns Creek retailer that specializes in all things Apple is expanding to Town Center at Cobb and hiring between 12 and 15 new employees.

Find more information on Kennesaw Patch.

Chick-fil-A Executive Denies 'Concessions'  

The Chick-fil-A controversy continues, with company President Dan Cathy speaking out on recent events that led some to believe that the company was backing off its stance on marriage.

According to the Huffington Post, on Sept. 21, Cathy issued a statement on former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee’s website denying these reports, claiming the company has made no "concessions" to gay marriage supporters.

“There continues to be erroneous implications in the media that Chick-fil-A changed our practices and priorities in order to obtain permission for a new restaurant in Chicago. That is incorrect. Chick-fil-A made no such concessions, and we remain true to who we are and who we have been," Cathy's statement said.



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