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News Nearby: Man Killed in I-75 Chase; Elementary School Demolished

Here are some of the top headlines from around the region.

Rabid Cat Scratches Woman in Canton

A cat that scratched a woman at a Canton apartment complex has tested positive for rabies, and health officials are searching for others who might have come into contact with it.

The stray cat, described as a black and white shorthaired female, "aggressively" scratched the woman at the Cherokee South Apartments off Marietta Highway in Canton on Sept. 2, Jennifer King, the spokeswoman for the North Georgia Health District, said.

Read more on Canton-Sixes Patch. 

Funeral For Decatur Woman Who Died of Bacterial Infection

Hundreds of friends and family gathered last weekend to celebrate the life of Hannah Rinehart of Decatur, 32, who died Wednesday from a rare bacterial infection.

The funeral was held at North Lanier Baptist Church in Cumming on Saturday. Hannah Rinehart was a patient care technician in DeKalb County. She and her husband, Mark, lived in Decatur.

"She is celebrating," Mark wrote on a Facebook page in her honor, "and I am thankful for God allowing me to have the privilege of being her husband while she was here on this Earth."

Hannah Mark met at a church in Duluth.  They were both part of a Young Professionals class – a fancy name for singles, according to Rinehart – and noticed each other immediately.

Read more on Decatur Patch. 

Former Mableton Elementary School Demolished

There wasn’t a crowd. There were no tears and no gasps when a single man operating a crane tore down the 60-year-old Mableton Elementary gym to the ground.

Behind all the rubble, bricks, splintered wooden gym bleachers of the gym and the school's obliterated ceiling tiles sits a state-of-the-art $17.9 million, 149,000-square-foot school, completed just in time for the new school year. 

The new school houses approximately 900 Mableton Elementary and former Sky View Elementary students, who were rezoned for the school as a result of recent redistricting.

Read more on South Cobb Patch. 

GBI IDs Man Killed in I-75 Chase

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has identified the man killed Sunday in an  as 53-year-old Jerome George “Jerry” Cundy of Woodstock.

Cundy allegedly robbed a Woodstock convenience store Sunday morning, then led Cobb and Cherokee law enforcement on a chase from a Marathon station on Bells Ferry Road in Woodstock and down I-75, to just south of the North Marietta Parkway. 

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