When Paul Sampleton Sr. discovered his 14-year-old namesake face down on the floor, not breathing, his arms bound by duct tape, he noticed something was missing: his son’s prized pair of Air Jordan sneakers, stolen from the Grayson High School freshman’s feet after he had been shot three times in the head.
Frank Wren is out as the Braves’ general manager, not because he failed to make some nice trades, or struggled to sign good players amid budget constraints, or oversaw a minor league system that produced no talent.
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UPDATE: Francisco Jose Garcia was located in good condition by Fulton County police at a gas station in his car about 18 hours after he was last seen by family members.
ORIGINAL REPORT: Cobb police are looking for a 78-year-old man who was last seen in Austell.
Francisco Jose Garcia was last seen Thursday about 6:30 a.m., in the 3000 block of Sweet Flag Run, and his direction of travel is unknown. He is thought to be in a black 1995 Isuzu Rodeo, with Georgia plate AUR4001.
Garcia is described as 5-foot-7, with brown eyes and mostly bald with brown and gray hair. He has a scar on his chest from a prior surgery and he may not be wearing his dentures. He was last wearing blue jeans or pajamas. He wears glasses and takes medications, but has neither with him.
Anyone with information on Garcia’s whereabouts should call 911 or Cobb police at 770-499-3911.