Police search for missing woman

BLAIRSVILLE - Hundreds of people are searching for a woman missing since Tuesday who authorities say may have been abducted.

Kristi Cornwell was last seen walking along a north Georgia road and talking to her boyfriend. Georgia Bureau of Investigation spokesman John Bankhead says the boyfriend heard a 'struggle' and called 911.

He said 'the belief is it was a kidnapping and she is in danger.'

Bankhead said investigators have interviewed her friends, scoured bank and phone records and conducted road checks. He said police have also interviewed all registered sex offenders in the area.

Several hundred people, including authorities from nearby police departments, are combing the north Georgia woods for the 38-year-old.

Bankhead said authorities are following a few leads but 'we don't know if anything's promising.'

Man gets vehicular homicide charge in 6-year-old girl's death

CLARKSTON - A refugee couple who recently arrived in DeKalb County prepared to mourn their 6-year-old daughter on Thursday, hours after the man charged in her death turned himself in to face a charge of vehicular homicide.

Gregory Armwood was released from the DeKalb County Jail on Thursday afternoon on $1,000 bond. He is also charged with failure to exercise due care. The charges against him are misdemeanors.

Suk Maya Monger died on Tuesday - a day before she was supposed to start school - after she was struck by an SUV that authorities say passed a MARTA bus on the wrong side of the road on East Ponce de Leon Avenue in DeKalb County. She and her mother, Rupa Monger, had just gotten off the bus.

Teen hurt by lightning at school during footall practice

BELLVILLE - A 14-year-old boy was struck by lightning and seriously injured during football practice at a private school in rural Evans County, authorities said Thursday.

Witnesses reported hearing a loud boom and seeing a cloud of dust outside Pinewood Christian Academy when lightning struck Wednesday, sending football players scrambling from the practice field, Claxton Fire Chief Harold Rogers said.

Evans County Sheriff Randall Tippins said the injured student, William Dalton Raulerson, was taken to Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah, where he was in serious condition Thursday.