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News Nearby: Marietta Guitar Discovery; Ex-Gwinnett Commissioner Sentenced

Some of the top headlines from around Cobb and metro Atlanta for Thursday, Sept. 6.

Marietta Police discovered guitars and musical equipment valued at $100,000 on an abandoned private drive on Merritt Drive, near Lockheed Elementary School. 

As details, the collection was apparently burglarized from the unidentified owner. 

A Roswell man has been sentenced to serve 15 years for distributing images of child pornography over the Internet. Mark Twain Heaton III, 40, has a previous sex offender conviction. 

More on the story from . 

Former Gwinnett County Commissioner Shirley Lasseter is preparing for a long prison sentence after being convicted of bribery. 

A Gwinnett judge gave her 33 months in federal prison without parole after accepting more than $36,000 in bribes from an undercover FBI agent. 

As , her son is also facing sentencing later this month.

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