News Nearby: Terms of DeKalb School Superintendent's Departure Voted on Today

Here are headlines from around the region for Friday, Feb. 8, 2013.

Terms of DeKalb School Superintendant's Departure Voted on Today

"The DeKalb County Board of Education and Superintendent Dr. Cheryl Atkinson have mutually agreed to end their relationship effective Friday, February 8, 2013.

The Board and Dr. Atkinson each determined and believe that it is in the best interest of all concerned that there be a mutual separation and they wish each other well in all their future endeavors." Read more on North Druid Hills—Briarcliff Patch.

Kennesaw Man Convicted of Murder Could Be Released 

After John McNeil was sentenced to life in prison for fatally shooting a man at his Kennesaw home in 2005, supporters spent years fighting for his freedom.

Tuesday, that years-long legal fight could come to an end, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

McNeil, whose wife died of breast cancer on Saturday, is scheduled to go before a Cobb County Superior Court judge and plead to a lesser crime of manslaughter, a move that could allow him to leave state prison as early as next week. Read more on Kennesaw Patch.

NBA Star Allen Iverson's Buckhead Mansion Up for Sale 

NBA star Allen Iverson's Buckhead estate on West Paces Ferry is up for sale.

See photos of the estate here.

Iverson lived in the mansion with his wife and five kids after building it in 2009. Now that he and his estranged wife Tawanna Turner have now finalized their divorce, he is looking to find a buyer for the home.

According to WSB-TV, Iverson built the home for $4.5 million, but it's currently selling for $2.8 million.

The 10,000-square-foot home features:

  • six bedrooms
  • six full baths
  • outdoor living space with see-through fireplace
  • saltwater pool

School Football Coach on Leave Following Arrest for Alleged Public Indecency 

Head football coach Reginald Burnette remains on leave initiated by Mount Vernon Presbyterian School following his arrest on charges related to public indecency, an Atlanta Journal-Constitution story said.

The newspaper reported that Burnette, who played in the NFL in the 1990s with the Green Bay Packers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, was arrested for allegedly exposing himself to a woman in East Cobb on Jan. 29. Read more on Sandy Springs Patch.

Bogart Woman Wins $1 Million Georgia Lottery Prize

A chicken chain manager in Oconee County is $1 million richer.

Catherine Householder of Bogart recently won the prize playing the instant game 50X The Money, according to a Georgia Lottery news release.

The winning ticket was purchased at Bogart Pantry on Atlanta Highway. Read more on Oconee Patch.


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