News Nearby: Acworth Motorcyclist Killed In Crash; World's Oldest Woman Dies

Check out top Patch headlines from around Cartersville, the region and Georgia.

Acworth Man Killed In Motorcycle Crash - Acworth Patch

The Cobb County Police Department has identified the motorcyclist killed Tuesday night when he struck a concrete retaining wall on Cheatham Road between Deer Valley Drive and Old Stilesboro Road in Acworth.

Investigators suspect that excessive speed and alcohol may have been contributing factors in the crash that killed Scott Finnell, who apparently lost control of a black 2011 Harley Davidson Electra Glide while riding southbound on Cheatham Road at 10:31 p.m. Tuesday, said Sgt. Dana Pierce, spokesman for the Cobb County Police Department. Visit Acworth Patch for more on this story.

Fourth Robbery Suspect Arrested After Being Shot - Alpharetta-Milton Patch

A fourth suspect in a snatch-and-grab at NorthPoint Mall on Nov. 29 was arrested after being shot in Atlanta.

Isaiah Burt, 25, was taken into custody by Atlanta police after they received a report of a person shot. Atlanta officers discovered the person shot was wanted by Alpharetta police, according to a news release from George Gordon, spokesman for the Alpharetta Department of Public Safety. Visit Alpharetta-Milton Patch for more on this story. 

- Buford Patch

A man was tased and fatally shot during a Dec. 4 incident on North Alexander Street in Buford.

Shortly after 8 p.m. Tuesday night, Gwinnett County Police were dispatched to a small apartment complex in response a report of people smoking marijuana. Upon arrival, officers encountered a group of five or six people in the parking lot. Visit Buford Patch for more on this story. 

Missing Clayton County Mother Found Dead - 11 Alive 

Police have found the body of Lisa Lawson, a woman who went missing more than a month ago. 

Police found Lawson dead inside her car at around 11 p.m. Tuesday. Visit 11 Alive for more on this story

World's Oldest Woman Dies at 116 - Monroe Patch

The family of the world's oldest woman, Besse Cooper of Monroe, confirmed that she died Tuesday.

A bridge on New Hope Church Road in the community of Between was dedicated to her in the summer.

Cooper moved to the community in 1917 at the end of World War I. She taught at a little two-room school just up the road from the bridge that now bears her name. Find out what she reportedly said about her longevity at Monroe Patch.

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