News Nearby: Man Struck, Killed by Car; Miss USA at Perimeter Saturday

Here are some top Patch headlines from around the region.

- Oconee Patch

A 33-year-old man was struck by a car and killed on the Loop near Highway 316 Thursday night, according to an email release from the Oconee County Sheriff's Office and a post on the office's Facebook Page. Officials responded to the call about 11:18 p.m.

"The person killed had stopped to assist the driver of another vehicle that had broken down in the travel lane," the Georgia State Patrol said in an email. .

Mayor Reed to Seek Second Term - Midtown Patch

At a breakfast Thursday morning hosted by the Midtown-based investment, development and advisory firm Carter, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed confirmed that he would run for re-election next year and would not be seeking a higher office in Washington D.C., where he he has made numerous trips to in recent months stumping for President Barack Obama..

- Sandy Springs Patch

Just in time for the shopping season. Von Maur, the upscale department store anchor that's been under construction at Perimeter Mall for a long time will open Saturday with a bunch of special treats and events for its grand opening.

Olivia Culpo, Miss USA 2012, will make an appearance in the shoe department from 2:30-3:30 p.m. .


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