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Hedgepeth, Heredia, Crumrine & Morrison taps Lara Schuster as associate

Hedgepeth, Heredia, Crumrine & Morrison taps Lara Schuster as associate

MARIETTA, Ga. -- Family law firm Hedgepeth, Heredia, Crumrine & Morrison (www.hhcmfamilylaw.com) announced that Lara Schuster has joined the firm as an associate.

“Lara’s extensive experience in the practice of family law makes her a valuable addition to our team,” said HHCM managing partner Hannibal Heredia.

The Marietta native is a member of the Family Law Sections of the State Bar of Georgia and the American Bar Association. She is admitted to practice in all state and superior courts in Georgia as well as the Georgia Court of Appeals, Georgia Supreme Court, U.S. District Court (Northern District of Georgia), and the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Hedgepeth, Heredia, Crumrine & Morrison taps Ashley Sawyer as associate

Hedgepeth, Heredia, Crumrine & Morrison taps Ashley Sawyer as associate

ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- Family law firm Hedgepeth, Heredia, Crumrine & Morrison today announced that Ashley Sawyer has joined the firm as an associate.

“We’re delighted to have Ashley join the firm,” said HHCM managing partner Hannibal Heredia. “Her extensive experience in the practice of family law makes her a valuable addition to our team.”

Sawyer currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Family Law Section of the Atlanta Bar Association. Her list of professional accolades and accomplishments also includes:

Missing Marietta boy found safe


MARIETTA, Ga. -- Marietta police have canceled the lookout for a 4-year-old boy who disappeared while playing outside his apartment.

The child briefly vanished early Sunday afternoon at the Amberly at Powers Ferry Apartments in the 3400 block of Winterset Parkway, not far from the intersection of Powers Ferry and Delk roads.

He was found safe about an hour later.

Cobb Parkway reopens after wreck


COBB COUNTY, Ga. -- Cobb Parkway north of Canton Road has reopened after a serious accident Friday morning.

It happened at around 4:30 a.m. The road was completely shut down for at least an hour.

Cobb County police said a tow truck stopped to assist a driver. When the tow truck driver got out of his vehicle, he was hit by another car driven by an elderly man.

The tow truck driver was taken to a nearby hospital in critical condition. The elderly driver was also injured.

Police said charges may be filed in the accident, which is under investigation.

For the latest traffic conditions in metro Atlanta, visit 11Alive.com/Traffic.

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1 arrested, 1 sought after police chase on I-75


COBB COUNTY, Ga. – Police have arrested one person and are searching for another after a chase on Interstate 75 Thursday night.

The chase began in Butts County and spanned five counties. The chase ended in a crash on Highway 5 off of exit 267B in Cobb County. The driver of the offending vehicle -- a black Dodge Charger -- fled into the woods, while the passenger was arrested. It crashed into the rear of a second vehicle.

The Georgia State Patrol said the chase was started by the Butts County Sheriff's Office. The GSP joined the chase on I-75 northbound at Cleveland Avenue in Atlanta.

Graduation rates: Cobb County

Graduation rates: Cobb County

(WXIA) -- Georgia's 2014 high school graduation rates were released Thursday.

This year's statewide average is 72.5 percent, up slightly from last year's 71.5 percent. It's also the third consecutive increase in the percentage of seniors who graduate from the state's public high schools.

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Cobb County's 2014 graduation rate is 78.2 percent. At 96.2 percent, Harrison High School in Kennesaw has the county's highest graduation rate.

Other graduation rates in Cobb County include:

Life University lockdown lifted


MARIETTA, Ga. -- Life University in Marietta was briefly on lockdown Wednesday morning.

University spokesperson Craig Dekshenieks said the school received an anonymous phone call that threatened the campus.

Police and school officials determined the threat was not credible, but the campus was locked down as a precaution.

Students who were already on campus were directed to shelters, while those who were still arriving were told to wait, according to Dekshenieks.

The campus received the all-clear alert at around 9:10 a.m.