Scantily Clad Santas, Dead Body and a Pie Thief

A look at top Patch stories from across North Georgia.

300 Scantily Clad Santas Run Through Midtown - Midtown Patch

It was a balmy 65 degrees Saturday afternoon for the fourth annual Atlanta Santa Speedo Run as an estimated 300 scantily-dressed runners hit the Midtown streets for a good cause.

Event organizers expected to raise approximately $80,000 for CURE Childhood Cancer, a nonprofit dedicated to conquering childhood cancer through research, education and support.

Read more on Midtown Patch.


Body Found Behind Canton Marketplace - Canton-Sixes Patch

The body of a 20- to 30-year-old Hispanic man was discovered behind the Canton Marketplace on Dec. 9, according to the Canton Police Department.

Hunters called the police at 9:27 a.m. after they found a body in the woods behind the shopping center. The man had no identification on his person when he was discovered.

Canton-Sixes Patch has more on this story.


- Cartersville Patch

Bartow County Sheriff's Office investigators are looking to identify a man they say stole from the Cracker Barrel on Highway 20 in Cartersville.

Surveillance footage from the Nov. 30 incident shows the man, who went into the store about 11:46 a.m., picked up two pies and took them out to his truck, then came back into the restaurant and ate a meal, according to police. He left without paying for the meal or the pies and on his way out, grabbed a red, The University of Georgia rocking chair from the front porch. Cops say the man put it in his black pick-up truck before driving off.

Cartersville Patch has additional details and a photo of the alleged pie thief.


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