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News Nearby: Pricey Underwear; Man Awarded $50K

Check out these top stories from Patch sites around the Atlanta metro area and north Georgia.

- Buckhead Patch

Members of the Atlanta City Council have agreed to pay $50,000 to a Buckhead bar patron who says he was beaten by a police officer.

The patron, Chris Putnam, has moved to New York since the incident happened in 2008.

Putnam said his case has been tied up in courts for years. Read the full story on Buckhead Patch.

- Cartersville Patch

A man jailed on assault and obscene language charges in Cartersville was found to have $13,000 in $100 bills taped to the inside of his underwear, according to the Cartersville Police Department incident report.

Witnesses said Frederick Dorell Pass, 41, of Decatur, wanted to return a recorder at Radio Shack, but became agitated when the manager wanted to ensure it was working properly during the Monday incident about 7:25 p.m. See Cartersville Patch for more details.


Four Women Injured in Head-on Collision
- Cumming Patch

Four women remain hospitalized in stable condition after being injured in a head-on collision Sunday night around 9 on Bethelview Road and Hanover Lane in south Forsyth County.

Investigator Ron Tomblin of the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office said that Jocelyn Afari, 50, of Cumming, was driving a 2007 Mercury Grand Marquise and failed to stop at a stop sign. Read Cumming Patch for the full story.

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