News Nearby: I-75 Fatality Identified; Milton Basketball Ban

A summary of some of the top headlines from metro Atlanta for Tuesday, Oct. 9.

Marietta Police have identified the man who died Monday after being ejected from his Jeep Wrangler in an accident on Interstate 75.

Delaney Floyd, 34, of Kennesaw, was pronounced dead at WellStar Kennestone Hospital. The accident took place on I-75 north near the South Marietta Parkway around noon, during which Floyd's vehicle collided with a Dodge pickup truck.

The accident is still under investigation and charges may be pending.

Kennesaw Patch has more details.

The Milton High School boys basketball team has been ruled ineligible for the 2013 state tournament because of "indue influence" involving its former coach.

The Georgia High School Association made the ruling, even though David Boyd resigned last month.

He guided Milton, which competes against Walton, Wheeler and Lassiter in Region 5-AAAAAA, to state titles in 2010 and 2012. The Eagles also are banned from the region tournament.

More on the story comes from Alpharetta-Milton Patch.

The City of Marietta is discussing plans to plant trees along Church Street from Mill to Polk streets, which would help cool businesses during the hottest part of the day, encourage visitors to spend time downtown and beautify one of the main corridors coming into the Square.

Learn more at Marietta Patch.

Fulton and Gwinnett County school districts have been sued by a group of Georgia taxpayers who accuse them of using taxpayers' funds and resources to campaign against the state charter schools amendment that is on the General Election ballot.

The five plaintiffs, who are seeking class action status to represent all Georgia taxpayers, want an injunction barring the defendants to continue engaging in political activity in opposition to the proposed constitutional amendment on charter schools authorized by the Georgia General Assembly with HR 1162.

Get the full story from Alpharetta-Milton Patch.



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