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News Nearby: Sneiderman Pleads Not Guilty; U.S. Poet Laureate Visits GA

Top Patch headlines from around Cartersville, metro Atlanta and Georgia include a Paulding County man accused of child molestation.

Andrea Sneiderman Pleads Not Guilty

Andrea Sneiderman pleaded not guilty to an indictment in which she is accused of conspiring to kill her husband for $2 million in insurance money.

Sneiderman appeared at an arraignment hearing Monday in DeKalb County Superior Court. She faces charges of murder, criminal attempt to commit murder, perjury and other charges.

Hemy Neuman, Andrea Seniderman's former boss, was convicted in March of shooting her husband, Russell Sniderman. Neuman was sentenced to life in prison. Seniderman was released on bond but cannot leave her parent's Roswell home. See Dunwoody Patch for more on this story.

Man Charged with Molesting Children

A Paulding County man is accused of molesting two juvenile girls over the last several years.

According to a news release from the Paulding County Sheriff's Office, Dakota James McNeil, 23, is charged with two counts of aggravated child molestation and one count of aggravated sodomy. Get the full story on Dallas-Hiram Patch.

Overturned Big Rig Shuts Down GA-140

A tractor trailer hauling trash overturned on GA-140 (Hickory Flat Highway) at Interstate 575, shutting down 140 Monday morning.

It is not yet known how long it will take to clean up the accident and reopen GA-140. See Canton-Sixes Patch for updates on this developing story.

United States Poet Laureate Visits Gwinnett

Pulitzer prize winning author Natasha Trethewey spoke Sunday, Oct. 7, at Georgia Gwinnett College. Named United States poet laureate back in June, Trethewey’s duties began in September.

As the daughter of a white man and black woman who were illegally married in the '60s, Trethewey uses poetry as a tool to vividly describe the implications of race throughout history while discovering what it means for her, personally. Her most recent work, "Thrall', is a powerful juxtaposition of historical analysis and introspection. See Snellville Patch for more on this story.

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