One Dead after Tornado Rips Through
Here are some top stories from around the region.
UPDATE: One Dead after Tornado Rips Through Downtown Adairsville - Cartersville Patch
Sgt. Jonathan Rogers, Bartow Sheriff's Office spokesman, said major tornado damage has occurred in Adairsville as a tornado hit the area.
"There are accidents, injuries and building entrapments. All available assistance is enroute to the area," Sgt. Rogers said.
He warned residents and other people to avoid the area.For more on this story, visit Cartersville Patch.
Wrong Address Shooting Suspect Believed Someone Was Trying to Enter Home - Lilburn-Mountain Park Patch
The attorney of a man charged with murder in Lilburn says his client feared for his life when he fired the fatal shot that killed a 22-year-old Duluth man.
Phillip Sailors, 69, later was arrested and charged with murder. Rodrigo Diaz, 22, the victim, died from his injuries at Gwinnett Medical Center. Diaz's family has said that a GPS took them to Sailors' driveway by mistake and that he was shot as he pulled away from the home. For more on this story, visit Lilburn-Mountain Park Patch.
Student Arrested and Charged Over Shooting Hoax Makes Bond - Cumming Patch
The Flowery Branch High School student who was arrested Tuesday for posting comments about a possible shooting that was to occur at the school is out of jail.
Tiffani Torres, 18, of Flowery Branch, posted a $1000 bond late Tuesday afternoon, according to Sgt. Kiley Sargent of the Hall County Sheriff's Office. For more on this story, visit Cumming Patch.
Report: Acworth School That Bans Gays Receives State Funding - Acworth Patch
Some scholarship money generated through a Georgia tax credit program has been used at religious schools that ban gay, lesbian and bisexual students, according to a report released this month.
Two of the schools mentioned in the report from the Southern Education Foundation, an Atlanta education policy group, are in North Cobb.
At Shiloh Hills Christian School in Kennesaw, the standard of conduct policy is clear. A student who says “I am gay,” “I am a homosexual” or “I like boys” will be expelled. For more on this story, visit Acworth Patch.