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News Nearby: Rep. John Lewis' Wife Passes Away

Here are headlines from around the region for Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013.

Rep. John Lewis' Wife Passes Away

The office of Congressman John Lewis has confirmed that his wife Lilian passed away Monday morning in Atlanta.

Congressman John Lewis and his wife were married in 1968. They have a son together, by the name of John-Miles. Read more on Midtown Patch.

Bartow School Board Member Arrested After Allegedly Striking Student with SUV 

A Bartow County Board of Education representative at the center of an ethics complaint was jailed Friday following an apparently unrelated incident in the parking lot of the Cartersville Walmart.

Angela "Angie" Gail Cornett, 41, who serves as District 3 rep and vice chairman, is accused of striking with her vehicle an Adairsville High School student, 17. Here's what happened, according to a Bartow County Sheriff's Office incident report. Read more on Cartersville Patch.

$75,000 Worth of Guns Stolen During Big Gun Armory Burglary 

Just hours after a large shipment of weapons arrived at a local gun store, burglars struck the shop and stole numerous handguns, tactical rifles and shotguns. Read more on Dacula Patch.

 

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