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Cobb Co. issues Mattie's Call for 78-year-old man

COBB COUNTy, Ga. -- Authorities have issued a Mattie's Call for a missing 79-year-old man. 

According to Cobb County Police, Francis Jud Carter was last seen on Friday afternoon around the 700 block of Monticello Way in Marietta. 

Carter is described as a white male about 5'10" with blue eyes and short grey hair. He was last seen wearing khaki pants and white tennis shoes. 

Authorities believe Carter may be driving a tan 2002 Honda Accord with Ga. tags: 396HPB. 

Anyone with information on Carter's whereabouts should contact Cobb County Police at 770-499-3945. 

Pedestrian struck near Cobb County intersection

MARIETTA, Ga. -- A pedestrian was hit by a vehicle Friday morning in Cobb County. 

The accident happened near the intersection of Powder Springs Road SW and Cheathem Hill Road. 

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Sgt. Dana Pierce said the car stopped after hitting the man. 

The victim was taken to Kennestone Hospital in critical condition. 

The Cobb County STEP unit will continue to investigate the incident.  

All USA Metro Atlanta Preseason Team

ATLANTA --Two players who led defending state champions top the rundown for the 2013 All USA Metro Atlanta Preseason Team, presented by American Family Insurance.

The defensive unit is led by Norcross Defensive End Lorenzo Carter. The 6-5 senior recorded 136 tackles with 18 sacks for a Blue Devils team that won the class AAAAAA crown. Carter also started on the Norcross boys class AAAAAA state championship basketball team.

The offensive team is led by Gainesville Quarterback DeShaun Watson. The 6-3 senior threw for over 4,000 yards and 50 touchdowns while leading the Red Elephants to the state class AAAAA state championship. Watson is verbally committed to attend Clemson.

Now take a look at the complete lists of the All USA Metro Atlanta Preseason Team.

11 Things You Need to Know for Thursday, August 29

(WXIA) -- There's quite a bit happening here in Atlanta, and other parts of the world too. Be in the know of local and national news for Thursday, August 29. 

1. Military, Obama to discuss next move in Syria strike

President Obama will meet with officials on Thursday to discuss the next move for Syria.

2. Fast food workers on strike for better pay 

Fast food workers across the nation are expected to strike Thursday, asking for a raise in wages. 

3. Deadly Gwinnett car, tractor trailer wreck 

Defense calling witnesses in Brunswick baby shooting trial

MARIETTA, Ga. -- The prosecution has rested its case on the eighth day of the Brunswick baby murder trial.

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Sherry West, mother of 13-month-old Antonio Santiago, took the witness stand briefly Wednesday after a brutal four hours of cross-examination Tuesday afternoon. She only answered a handful of questions from the defense.

Judge Stephen Kelley put limits on a defense attempt to get West to admit that she's a drug user, has traded sex for drugs and abused her older children a few years ago.

They tried to suggest she was a bad mother and may have had something to do with her toddler's murder.

Mother of slain baby takes stand in emotional trial

MARIETTA, Ga. -- In emotionally wrenching testimony, Sherry West cried softly as she remembered dressing her 13-month-old son, Antonio Santiago, for the last time on the morning of March 21.

"It was cold...I gave him mittens and a hat," she said.

She told how she pushed him in a stroller to a nearby Brunswick post office to mail a letter and then was confronted by two young black men on her way home.

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Georgian reservists make emotional homecoming from Middle East

MARIETTA, Ga. -- It was an emotional Tuesday morning for 25 men and women who returned from a six-month tour of duties overseas.  

Reservists stationed with the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing offered crucial support to aircraft in the Middle East. Tuesday night, they came back home to their families.   

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The homecoming was at Dobbins Air Force base, where families said they felt surprise, shock and an awesome feeling to be reunited with their loved ones. 

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