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News Nearby: SUV-Bus Collision Kills Driver; Residents Help Nab Burglar

Check out these Patch headlines from communities not far from Alpharetta and Milton.

 

– Canton Patch

A woman who appears to be in her late 60s was flown to Grady Hospital in Atlanta after a SUV struck her today in Canton's Great Sky subdivision.

spokesman Tim Cavender said the agency, along with the , found the woman in the middle of 215 Towering Peaks.

"She had apparently been struck by a Jeep Liberty SUV," he said..

 

– Suwanee Patch

As expected, Suwanee city leaders voted Tuesday (Aug. 28) to set the 2012 millage rate, which is used to set property taxes, to 4.93.

It represents the third straight year that the city has lowered the benchmark rate. Also, the city has not raised the millage rate since 2002 (when it was 5.99), the beginning of the development of the city's signature parks system. .

 

– Midtown Patch

Thanks to the vigilance of Virginia Highland residents, an accused burglar is now behind bars.

Charles Echols, 54, is in the Fulton County Jail on 14 charges related to burglary, according to the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office website.

“We believe he is responsible for 13 burglaries in Morningside, Midtown, Virginia Highland, North Highland, Amsterdam and Monroe,” said Atlanta Police Department spokesman Carlos Campos. .

 

One killed when car slams into school bus in DeKalb – AJC.com

One person was killed Thursday morning in a collision between an SUV and a school bus in south DeKalb County.

DeKalb police spokeswoman Mekka Parish said the bus was stopped at the intersection of Panthersville and Oakvale roads about 7:20 a.m. when, according to witnesses, a black sport utility vehicle approached “at a high rate of speed” and slammed into the back of the bus.

The SUV driver died, Parish said.

She told the AJC that the bus driver and the one student on the bus were uninjured. The bus was headed to nearby Oak View Elementary School. For more on this story, see AJC.com.

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