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News Nearby: Decatur Welcomes Obama

Here are headlines from around the region for Valentines Day, Feb. 14, 2013.

Decatur Welcomes Obama

On Thursday, the president visited the College Heights Early Childhood Learning Center and made remarks at the Decatur Recreation Center. 

See our gallery of photos and add your own. Read more on Decatur Patch.

Douglas County No. 1 in State for Foreclosures

Douglas County is number one in Georgia for foreclosures, after a 44.63 percent increase in the number of foreclosure filings from December 2012 to January 2013, according to data released Wednesday by RealtyTrac.

One in every 200 housing units in the county had a foreclosure filing last month, which is up 10.82 percent from January 2012, according to the Douglas County Sentinel. Read more on Douglasville Patch.

Carjacking and Armed Robbery in Grant Park 

The Grant Park Security Patrol reported that a carjcacking and pedestrian robbery occurred at about 8:20 p.m. on Feb. 13.

The carjacking happened on Rosalia Street SE off Boulevard.

The victim told police he was working on his silver/gray 2002 Volkswagen Passat station wagon that was parked on Rosalia and as he sat in the driver's seat, a man pointed a black handgun at him and ordered him out of the car. Read more on East Atlanta Patch.

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