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News Nearby: Pedestrian Struck on Highway; KSU Student Charges Dropped

A roundup of Cobb and metro Atlanta headlines.

Charges against a Kennesaw State University journalist who covered last year's Occupy Atlanta protest will be dropped.

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed made the announcement during Saturday's regional gathering of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists.

Since the Nov. 5, 2011 arrest of Alisen Redmond of The Sentinel at Kennesaw State, the Student Press Law Center has called on Reed to drop all criminal charges.

For more details visit Kennesaw Patch.

Lassiter High School quarterback Eddie Printz announced over the weekend he has accepted a football scholarship to play at the University of Missouri.

Printz, who has led No. 2-ranked Lassiter with nearly 1,500 yards passing and 13 touchdowns as a senior, was forced to renew his recruiting process when UCLA, coached by former Atlanta Falcons coach Jim Mora, withdrew a previous scholarship offer.

Northeast Cobb Patch has more on the story.

A motorist on Monday morning struck a pedestrian wearing dark jeans and a black shirt, who appeared to have improperly crossed the highway, Cartersville Police Department Chief Thomas Culpepper said in a news release. 

The man hit by a McDonald's worker on Highway 41 near Martin Luther King Jr. Drive was seriously injured and taken by ambulance to Kennestone Hospital, but died in surgery.

Read Cartersville Patch for the full story.

The planned Atlanta Franchise of the Lingerie Football League, which has scheduled two games in Gwinnett in 2013, has announced an open tryout date in the Atlanta area in November.

According to a league news release, the tryout will be on Saturday, Nov. 10 in Fairburn.

Suwanee Patch has the latest on the story.

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