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'Inappropriate Touching' Leads to Teacher's Firing; 14-Year-Old Murdered

Some top Patch headlines from around the region.

Accused Cartersville High Teacher Fired - Cartersville Patch

The Cartersville High School teacher accused of inappropriately touching a student has been fired as the police investigation continues.

During a called meeting Tuesday, the Cartersville City Schools Board of Education upheld Superintendent Howard Hinesley's recommendation to terminate math teacher Sean McDermott's contract. He had been employed with the system since August. .

Police Following Up On Leads in Murder of Grayson Teen - Loganville-Grayson Patch

Gwinnett County police worked overnight at the home of a Grayson teen who was shot to death Wednesday afternoon. Cpl. Jake Smith identified the victim as 14-year-old Paul Sampleton, a freshman at Grayson High School. Police said his father came home at about 2:30 p.m. Wednesday to find his son's body in their Grayson home on Haynescrest Drive and called police. The school was on early release for the last day of school. .

Carter's to Open HQ in Phipps Tower in 2013 - Buckhead Patch

Carter’s, Inc., the country’s largest branded marketer of apparel exclusively for babies and young children, is closing up its Midtown-based operations and moving its headquarters to Buckhead. The move will likely create 200 new jobs. .

Dunwoody and Sandy Springs Police Arrest Perimeter Shoplifters - Sandy Springs Patch

A joint effort of the Sandy Springs and Dunwoody Police Departments netted a group of people suspected of stealing from Perimeter-area retail stores.

Dunwoody Police were first called to Best Buy Thursday because a group of women were attempting to exit the store with three Xbox 360s, according to Dunwoody Police. .

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