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News Nearby: Life University Founder Sid Williams Dies

Here are headlines from around the region for Thursday, Dec. 27.

Life University Founder Sid Williams Dies

Dr. Sid Williams, the founder of Marietta's Life University, has died.

The Marietta Daily Journal reported Thursday that Williams, who suffered a stroke late last year, passed away this morning, and that in lieu of flowers, donations should be made to The B. J. Palmer Historic Home Foundation. Read more on East Cobb Patch.

Man Wanted in Wife's Death Captured

John Kristofak, wanted for the murder of his ex-wife at her East Cobb home, was arrested early Thursday morning.

The Cobb County Sheriff's Office Fugitive Unit and the U.S. Marshals Southeast Regional Task Force took him into custody, according to the Cobb Police Department, which issued a statement at 8:30 this morning. Read more on East Cobb Patch.

Fatal Crash Kills Cartersville Women, InfantĀ 

Two Cartersville women and a 27-day-old infant were killed in a Christmas Day traffic accident that also injured four other people, according to a news release from the Georgia State Patrol (GSP). Read more on Cartersville Patch.

Petition To Oust DeKalb School Board Gains MomentumĀ 

Less than two weeks after being placed on probation, the DeKalb County School Board is now the target of an online petition calling for their removal.

CBS Atlanta is reporting that the petition has already received more than 490 signatures, including some signees from Brookhaven and Chamblee. Read more on Brookhaven Patch.

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