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News Nearby: Obama To Visit, Local Wins Grammy and Shoplifting Couple Uses Boy

Here are headlines from around the region for Monday, Feb. 11, 2013.

Obama To Visit Decatur Thursday

President Obama will visit the College Heights Early Childhood Learning Center in Decatur on Thursday during his visit to the Atlanta area.

The visit was announced Friday with few details, but College Heights Principal Suzanne Kennedy sent a note to parents about the President's plans to drop into the school at 917 S. McDonough St., according to Decatur Metro. Read more on North Druid Hills — Briarcliff Patch.

North Georgia Native Zac Brown Takes Home Grammy Award

Sunday was a big night for artists who hail from abroad, as top Grammy Awards went to Belgian-Australian musician Gotye, who won Record of the Year for the duet with singer Kimbra "Somebody That I Used to Know." British band Mumford & Sons took home the Grammy for Album of the Year. Read more on Cumming Patch.

Cops: Shoplifting Couple Use Juvenile Boy to Steal

Bartow County authorties say a local pair used a boy to try to shoplift nearly $250 in merchandise, then fled on foot when the juvenile was caught.

A Walmart asset protection worker reported the alleged theft shortly after 1 p.m. Saturday, after stopping the boy outside the store with a cart full of items for which he had not paid, according to the Bartow County Sheriff's Office incident report, attached. Read more on Cartersville Patch.

 

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