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Top Patch headlines from around Cartersville, metro Atlanta and Georgia include the funeral of a woman who died from a rare bacterial infection.

GBI IDs Man Killed in I-75 Chase

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has identified the man killed Sunday in an  as 53-year-old Jerome George “Jerry” Cundy of Woodstock.

Cundy allegedly robbed a Woodstock convenience store Sunday morning, then led Cobb and Cherokee law enforcement on a chase from a Marathon station on Bells Ferry Road in Woodstock and down I-75, to just south of the North Marietta Parkway. 

Police Investigating Whether Murder, Shooting Incident Are Connected

The City of Stone Mountain Police Department is investigating whether two incidents are related: a murder on Aug. 31 at , and a gunshot victim being dropped off at DeKalb Medical Center in Decatur within the same time frame of the murder.

According to Stone Mountain City police, they responded to a person shot call on Friday, Aug. 31, at the apartment complex located at 5100 W. Mountain St., where they found Darius Myles Grays, 34, killed by a single gunshot to the lower abdomen.

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Funeral For Decatur Woman Who Died of Bacterial Infection

Hundreds of friends and family gathered last weekend to celebrate the life of Hannah Rinehart of Decatur, 32, who died Wednesday from a rare bacterial infection.

The funeral was held at North Lanier Baptist Church in Cumming on Saturday. Hannah Rinehart was a patient care technician in DeKalb County. She and her husband, Mark, lived in Decatur.

"She is celebrating," Mark wrote on a Facebook page in her honor, "and I am thankful for God allowing me to have the privilege of being her husband while she was here on this Earth."

Hannah Mark met at a church in Duluth.  They were both part of a Young Professionals class—a fancy name for singles, according to Rinehart—and noticed each other immediately.

Decatur Patch has more.

Man Charged in Georgia Tech Robbery

The Georgia Tech school police have charged Steven Terry with armed robbery, burglary and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon in connection with a much publicized on-campus incident in early July.

The arrest and indictment comes after an intensive investigation led by Georgia Tech police with the assistance of Crime Stoppers and the Atlanta Police Department.

Corn Maze Resembles Chipper Jones

Chipper Jones is spending the Halloween season in Loganville this year—well, at least his likeness is.

The 2012 corn maze at Corn Dawgs has been designed in the likeness of the popular Atlanta Brave. Last year, the maze was designed as a tribute to another Atlanta staple—Coca-Cola.

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Eileen January 12, 2013 at 06:53 AM
Jerry Cundy was a very kind loving man. He did not have a gun. He was shot down by Woodstock officers who don't know how to handle situations. They opened fire like they were on the front line of a war. Cherokee county shot Jerry in the shoulder to defuse the situation and Woodstock shot him in the back after he was already going down. This was an unjustified shooting. All the facts will come out as soon as I am emotionally ready to deal with it.
Beachbum January 12, 2013 at 08:11 AM
If he was so kind and loving then why did he rob a store and lead the police on a high speed chase? He had to know it would not end well for him. How many innocent people did he endanger with this stupid decision? It's his own fault for choosing to be a criminal. It's a dangerous career path.

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