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News Nearby: State Says School Board Members Must Go, Double Stabbing Deaths and Dog Owner Attacks Parent

Here's news from around the region for Friday, Feb. 22, 2013.

State Board of Recommends Removal of Six DeKalb School Board Members 

The State Board of Education voted late Thursday night to recommend the removal of six members of the DeKalb School Board to Gov. Nathan Deal.

The board voted unanimously to recommend that Sarah Copelin-Wood, Donna Edler, Eugene Walker, Jay Cunningham, Nancy Jester and Pamela Speaks be removed from the DeKalb school board.

If Gov. Deal follows the board's recommendation, Jim McMahan, Marshall Orson and Melvin Johnson would remain on the board as newly elected members. Read more on Virginia Highlands — Druid Hills Patch.

Suspect Arrested in Stabbing Deaths Near Stone Mountain 

News outlets are reporting that a suspect is in custody following the stabbing deaths of two people at a home off Redan Road in unincorporated Stone Mountain. A third person was also cut and taken to a hospital.

The incident happened around 11:30 p.m. Thursday on Mannbrook Drive, according to the Ajc.com and WSB. Read more Stone Mountain — Lithonia Patch.

"Terrier-able" Behavior: Dog Owner Attacks Woman in Historic Fourth Ward Skate Park 

The video speaks for itself.

Atlanta police are looking for a dog owner who went ballistic on a woman in the Historic Fourth Ward Skate Park striking her at one point — all because he felt his two pit bulls had first rights to play in the park since they were there first.

The victim, who was watching five chidren as they played in the park, pulled out her mobile phone and began taking video of the suspect, when he became loud and aggressive. Read more and see the video on East Atlanta Patch.

 

 

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