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News Nearby: Middle School Football Player Out of ICU; Woman Sets Her Apartment on Fire

Top Patch headlines from around Cartersville, metro Atlanta and Georgia include a local couple headlining Fright Fest and a lack of revenue for the HOT lane.

Jon Ross Snell, the sixth-grade football player from George Walton Academy who collapsed during football practice more than two week ago, is out of ICU at Children's Hospital at Egleston and recovering at Scottish Rite.

According to an email update circulating among family and friends, by his uncle, David Snell, Jon Ross was moved to Scottish Rite by ambulance on Oct. 1 to begin intensive rehabilitation. Loganville-Grayson Patch has more on the story.

Woman Arrested for Setting Her Snellville Apartment on Fire

A Snellville woman has been arrested for setting her apartment on fire on Wednesday. A few things tipped police and fire investigators off that things were a little odd about the situation.

They had already responded twice to calls regarding that location, once for an animal complaint and again when the woman was found in the parking lot with a burning bowl of dog food. Get the full story on Snellville Patch.

I-85 HOT Lane Revenue Falls Short After First Year

After one year of operating, the I-85 HOT lane is making money but falling short of even the lowest revenue predictions, the AJC reported.

The controversial toll lane was unpopular with drivers as soon as it was rolled out on Oct. 1, 2011, forcing the state to lower the tolls in order to attract cars into the lane. Read more on Duluth Patch.

Local Couple Headlines Fright Fest

The Captain and Maybelle, nationally known from season six of the TV show America's Got Talent, are headlining the Halloween Fright Fest show at Six Flags Over Georgia.

The show is accurately billed as something you've never seen before. Unless, of course, you've seen an act where a man swallows nine swords at the same time, eats glass, breathes fire and then straps his wife to an electric chair to shoot 40,000 volts through her. Find out more about it on Douglasville Patch.

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