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News Nearby: School Worker Arrested; BOE Member, State Rep Clash

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

School Employee Arrested on Simple Battery Charge - Dallas-Hiram Patch

A Paulding County School System employee has been arrested in the wake of an alleged Oct. 8 incident at an elementary school.

According to a Paulding County Sheriff’s Office news release, the sheriff’s office’s Crimes Against Children division was notified Oct. 8 of an alleged incident where a pre-kindergarten student at Northside Elementary was improperly restrained as a result of some type of outburst the child had. The child, a 4-year-old, was allegedly improperly restrained by Jack Talley, who worked at the school. Dallas-Hiram Patch has more on the story.

- West Cobb Patch

State Rep. Ed Setzler’s main argument Tuesday night in favor of the proposed charter school amendment was choice—allowing parents to pull their children out of failing traditional public schools to attend charter ones.

“Southwest Atlanta, rural Georgia—is there any school in the state that you wouldn’t want to send your kid to?” he asked the dozen-plus forum attendees at Hillgrove High School. “If there is any school you wouldn’t want to send your kid to, you’ve got to support choice.” Visit West Cobb Patch for more on this story.

Canton Police Searching for Shoplifters - Canton-Sixes Patch

The Canton Police Department needs your help in identifying shoplifters who have been active in the area.

The three male suspects have allegedly stolen video games and other electronic merchandise from Target over the last several weeks. See Canton-Sixes Patch for more on this story.

Join Lego Lovers to try to Set a World Record - Buckhead Patch

Love Legos? Do you dream of being a Guinness World Record holder?

Then here’s your chance to join other Lego fans in trying to set a record for the “largest toy construction lesson” in the world.

On Nov. 15, participants at the LEGOLAND Discovery Center at Phipps Plaza and other locations around the world will come together to build a red and green Christmas Train out of Legos.Buckhead Patch has more.

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