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Storm damage, kidnapping, DUI chase top news in 2011
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An unknown assailant rolled this vehicle belonging to Lisa Mackie after kidnapping the Silver Point woman from her garden and attempting to force her to drive him to an unspecified location. Mackie told the Review shortly after the incident that the man approached her with a knife while she was working in her garden, told her he had run out of gas and forced her into her vehicle, telling her to drive or he would kill her. - photo by Photo by: Reed Vanderpool
(This is a first in a two-part series summarizing the top local news stories of 2011.)Murder, suicide, drownings and a wide array of crimes unfortunately made up the top local news stories of last year. Recorded in the history books for DeKalb County in 2011 is a double murder/suicide, a missing person on Center Hill Lake, three drownings, two pedestrian deaths, two traffic-accident related deaths and tornadic and destructive weather. Though bad news seemed to make our pages 52 weeks of the year, good news also took its place on pages as well.January • Lois Nicole Cobble, 24, and Carlos Lynn Godsey, 31 were charged with child abuse and neglect after taking a child to River Park Hospital in McMinnville for an unrelated problem.