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The tragic story of Lake Highlands student Riley Rawlins, who was hit by a speeding car, was our most-read daily-news story.

2012 in Lake Highlands was year of the pig* and several other items. By far the tragic story of young Riley Rawlins, who was hit by a speeding car, was our most-read daily-news story of the year. Later the woman who struck him was arrested.

Here are some of last year’s more popular and/ or buzzed about topics:

The feral pig*

Tragic accident

Returning to neighborhood schools (or at least thinking about it)

Cat burglar

Town Center

Violence on Forest Lane

Medical clinics of both the free and urgent variety

Gangs

More apartment projects

The Highlandettes

New restaurants in the ‘hood, near the lake and nearby

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Dead bodies and accidental drownings and naked arrests.

Deaths of beloved coaches, here too, and difference makers

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