News Nearby: Student Wins $250K in Lottery; Man Faces Child Porn Charges

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

Roswell Student Wins $250K in Lottery - Roswell Patch

One Roswell college student received a jolt of cheer with news of a quarter-million dollar win from the Georgia Lottery. Ryan Barrett, 20, matched the first five numbers from the Nov. 6 Mega Millions drawing, winning a $250,000 prize.

Barrett, a sophomore studying computer science at Georgia Perimeter College, claimed his prize recently at the Georgia Lottery District Office in Duluth. .

Kennesaw Man Arraigned on Child Porn Charges - Kennesaw Patch

A Kennesaw man was arraigned in federal court in Atlanta on Monday on charges of production and possession of child pornography.

Benjamin Sanders, 55, was indicted by a federal grand jury on Nov. 13. He is being held without bond. 

“Child pornography victimizes and exploits the most vulnerable and defenseless members of our society," United States Attorney Sally Quillian Yates said. This defendant is charged not only with possessing sexually explicit images of children, but also with creating some of those images.” .

Patch Offers Free Parking At Atlantic Station For Small Business Saturday - Midtown Patch

Here’s a question for you as we approach Small Business Saturday. What’s better than free parking at Atlantic Station?

Free parking that comes with prizes, of course!

We'll be offering a Park on Patch goodwill event this Saturday in celebration of all the small businesses that help stimulate our local economy. See Midtown Patch for more details.

APD Motorcycle Crash Outside Philips Arena After the Hawks Game - Cascade Patch

An APD Officer was involved in a crash after the Atlanta Hawks game on Monday night.  At around 10 p.m. the female officers bike flipped at the intersection of Marietta Street and Spring Street, in downtown Atlanta.

Over a dozen officers were nearby directing traffic as the Philips Arena began to let out.  They quickly rushed to the officers aid and began providing immediate assistance.  The officer on the ground was conscious and alert, but was not allowed to move until an ambulance could arrive. .

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