Fund set up for woman who was attacked on trail

ATLANTA (AP) -- An attack on a female jogger is fueling discussion of safety on the nation's longest paved trail, which stretches more than 90 miles from Atlanta's northwest suburbs to Anniston, Alabama.

Along the Georgia section of the path, known as the Silver Comet Trail, police say the 42-year-old woman was severely beaten Tuesday. No arrests have been made.

Last week's attack happened not far from where bicyclist Jennifer Ewing of Sandy Springs was knocked off her bike and then beaten to death in 2006.

Ewing's sister, Paige Slocumb of Macon, said emergency call boxes would provide a lifeline for people on remote sections of the trail, where cellphone coverage can be spotty.

Paulding County Commission Chairman David Austin says officials will also consider whether security cameras should be added.


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