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News Nearby: Reward in Gun Store Burglary; Nurse Sentenced for Drug Sales

Top Patch headlines from around Cartersville, metro Atlanta and Georgia include the death of a jail inmate and a new building for Kennesaw State University.

53-Year-Old Inmate Dies in Jail

A 53-Year-Old inmate died in the Douglas County Jail Wednesday at approximately 7:30 p.m. and an autopsy will be performed today, according to Sheriff Phil Miller.

"I have no reason to believe he died of anything but natural causes," Miller said.

The man's name has not been released yet. Douglasville Patch has more on the story.

Nurse Sentenced for Drug Sales Two Years After Teen's Death

A registered nurse was sentenced to 3 years in federal prison for selling a Valium-like "party drug" on eBay that was used by an Acworth teen who accidentally died in August 2010 after taking that drug and two others

Matthew Schroeder was sentenced Oct. 10 by U.S. Senior District Court Judge J. Owen Forrester for selling phenazepam, which is not approved for sale in the United States. While it is not listed as a controlled substance under federal drug laws, its sale for human consumption is prohibited in the United States except for research under strictly regulated terms. .


The Atlanta Field Division, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the persons responsible for a Sept. 14 burglary and firearms theft at Buck-N-Bass in Buford, Ga.

According to an ATF press release, suspect(s) used a stolen pickup truck to smash into the front door and wall of the store, which is located at 4901 Summer Oak Drive. Several handguns and rifles were stolen.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to call ATF at (404) 379-1152 or call the ATF Hotline at 1-800-ATF-GUNS (800-283-4867). Callers can remain anonymous. See Buford Patch for more information.

Former Police Spokeswoman Will Sue Canton

The former Canton Police spokeswoman who was embroiled in controversies stemming from an affair with the former Sandy Springs Police Chief will soon file suit against the city.

Sgt. Stacy Bailey allegedly diverted funds from the Canton Police Department's Explorers fund to for the disabled son of the former Sandy Springs Police Chief Scott Jamison. Canton-Sixes Patch has the full story and continuing updates.

Center to Carry Former KSU President's Name

Kennesaw State University's new $38.7-million student recreation and activities center will carry the name of the first woman to lead an institution in the University System of Georgia.

The System's Board of Regents this week approved the school's request to name the 176,000-square-foot facility after Betty L. Siegel, who served as KSU's president from September 1981 until May 2006. Visit Kennesaw Patch for the full story.

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