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News Nearby: Acworth Woman Struck by Car, Cupid Tops Thompson in Commission Race

Here are some of the top headlines from in and around metro Atlanta.

Acworth Woman Struck by Car

A 51-year-old Acworth woman was struck by a car and killed Monday night after she fell in the crosswalk of Georgia 92 and Wade Green Road.

About 10:30 p.m. Monday, 51-year-old Melanie June Mayes was crossing Georgia 92 when she fell, Georgia State Patrol spokesman Gordy Wright said in a news release.

Read more on Acworth Patch. 

Cupid Tops Thompson in Commission Race

Lisa Cupid will likely be the only new member of the Cobb Board of Commissioners after November's election, as well as its only Democrat.

With all 35 precincts reporting 4,053 votes, the 35-year-old law and public administration student at Georgia State gained 75.6 percent in Tuesday's Democratic runoff for the Southwest Cobb District 4 commission seat. The incumbent, real estate broker Woody Thompson, had the remaining 24.4 percent. 

Read more and watch the video on South Cobb Patch. 

Sneiderman Granted $500,000 Bond

DeKalb County judge Gregory Adams set bond for Andrea Sneiderman at $500,000 during a hearing Tuesday in her murder trial.

Wearing a purple blouse and black pant suit, and with her hair pulled back in a ponytail, Sniederman smiled as she heard Adams issue his ruling.

Read more on Dunwoody Patch. 

Georgia Tech Quadriplegic off to London Paralympics

The 2012 London Paralympic Games are set to begin in one week on Aug. 29 and Cassie Mitchell, a research faculty member in the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory University, will be competing as a member of the USA Track and Field team.

Mitchell will compete in the Women’s T52/F52 (quadriplegic) 200-meter, the 100-meter, and the F52 discus. 

Read more on Midtown Patch. 

Rescue Dog Steals the Show, the Heart of Marietta Actress

When Atlanta Lyric Theatre needed a small dog to play the role of Brusier in the musical adaptation of Legally Blonde, the organization turned to Furkids.

The role of Bruiser calls for a small, lively dog that goes off to Harvard Law School with Elle Woods, the blonde who’s not so dumb. 

“The dog has to be charming, affectionate and smart enough to act during his scenes and stay quiet when the action of the play wasn’t on him,” said Brandt Blocker, Artistic Director and General Manager of Atlanta Lyric Theatre, who served as Stage Director. 

Instead of choosing an animal trained as an actor, Atlanta Lyric Theatre management thought a homeless dog might fit the role while providing a good audience for Furkids and its homeless animals. 

Read more on Marietta Patch. 

 

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