Sheriff's Office Investigating Baby's Death; Man Dies After Head-on Collision

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Sheriff's Office Investigating Death of Baby - Canton-Sixes Patch

The Cherokee County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of a baby in a Cherokee County home Monday morning.

Sheriff's Office spokesman Lt. Jay Baker confirmed that deputies are investigating the circumstances that lead to the baby's death. An autopsy and toxicology screen will be performed on the baby today.

"Hopefully the autopsy will give detectives  more clues into the death of the child," Lt. Baker wrote in an e-mail to Patch. Read Canton-Sixes Patch for more on this story.


Man Dies Days After Head-on Collision - Cumming Patch

A 61-year-old man involved in a head-on collision Friday afternoon on Canton Highway (Highway 20) near Business Drive in northwest Forsyth County has died from his injuries, according to authorities.

Howard B. Nichelson of nearby Canton, died this morning [Tuesday] at North Fulton Hospital in Roswell, according to Inv. Ron Tomblin of the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office. Nichelson had been on life support since the Friday, Jan. 4 collision. Read Cumming Patch for more on this story.

Dunwoody Police Look For McDonald's Armed Robbery Suspects - Dunwoody Patch

Dunwoody Police are searching for two suspects in connection with an armed robbery that occurred early Monday morning at a McDonald's on Ashford-Dunwoody Road.

According to a statement from Dunwoody Police, the incident occurred at 4:09 Monday morning at the McDonald's located at 4540 Ashford Dunwoody Road. Read Dunwoody Patch for more on this story.

Bill Would Allow School Administrators in Georgia to Carry Guns - Cartersville Patch

As states and communities across the country try to think of ways to prevent another shooting like Sandy Hook in Newtown, CT, a local lawmaker has introduced legislation that would allow school administrators to carry a gun.

Introduced by State Rep. Paul Battles, R-Cartersville, the proposed amendment to firearms statutes would allow boards of education the option of arming and training administrators for each school in the system. Read Cartersville Patch for more on this story.


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