Family in House Fire Were Murder-Suicide Victims; Teacher Wins Lottery
Check out these Patch headlines from communities not far from Roswell.
As relatives received visitors today, authorities identified the three bodies pulled from the rubble of a Ball Ground home leveled by a fire last month, and announced all were victims of a murder-suicide.
"Facts and circumstances of the deaths lead investigators to conclude that Ricky Norrell shot his wife Darlene and daughter Lindsey before taking his own life," Lt. Jay Baker, the spokesman for the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office, said this afternoon in a press release. See Canton-Sixes Patch for more on this story.
Teacher Wins $1M in Georgia Lottery - Cumming Patch
One Forsyth County preschool teacher will be heading back to school with a few more dollars in her bank account after winning a $1 million prize.
Judy Pelham of Cumming played the Georgia Lottery instant game 'Georgia Lottery Black' and won a $1 million top prize.
The 56-year-old mother of three adult children and six grandchildren claimed her prize Wednesday at the Georgia Lottery District Office in Duluth, a press release stated. See Cumming Patch for more on this story.
Vehicle Destroyed by Fire Near Mall of Georgia - Suwanee Patch
A vehicle was destroyed by fire Saturday evening, Aug. 4, when flames broke out outside the Longhorn restaurant near the Mall of Georgia in Buford, according to a Gwinnett Fire spokesperson.
Gwinnett Fire spokesperson Lt. Colin Rhoden said that a caller about 7 p.m. said that fire was close to the building, and Gwinnett Police noted that the fire was spreading quickly. On arrival, fire crews found one vehicle fully involved and part of the grass in the area on fire. See Suwanee Patch for more on this story.