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Missing UGA Student Found Dead; Local Man Impersonates Doctor, Treats Seniors

Here are some top Patch headlines not far from Roswell.

- Loganville-Grayson Patch

Gwinnett County Police confirmed that the body discovered in the single vehicle accident on Highway 316 was that of missing UGA student, Quinton Ayers, 22.

Cpl. Jake Smith, public information officer with the GCPD, confirmed that the vehicle Ayers was found in was a match to the black GMC pickup he was last seen driving.

"The vehicle was found about 40 feet from the roadway. It was resting on its side and appeared to have hit a tree at significant speed," Smith said in a press release. "The vehicle was called in by a passing tractor trailer driver, who could just make out the truck's undercarriage from his elevated position."

Smith said that Ayers' truck was extremely difficult to see from any other angle.

- South Cobb Patch

An Austell man pretended to be a visiting doctor in Columbia, SC, where he treated more than 500 senior patients, Lexington County deputies report.

Authorities arrested Ernest Addo of Austell Friday and charged with unlawfully practicing medicine, He is being held at the Cobb County Detention Center.

Lexington County Sheriff Jeff Metts said county deputies are beginning the extradition process in Georgia.

Agape Senior Primary Care hired Addo in February after he used documents from a friend who is a practicing doctor in Orangeburg to convince them that he was a physician. Addo treated patients until he quit Wednesday, the same day his friend discovered that Addo had opened credit cards in his name and alerted the police.

Additional charges could be filed against Addo in connection with unlawfully prescribing medication and unlawfully receiving wages from Agape Senior.

- Buckhead Patch

 

By Bob Gibeling

I was elected as an alternate delegate to the Democratic National Convention from Georgia this year. As a native Atlantan, Georgia Tech graduate and Buckhead resident, I will be attending the DNC in Charlotte and cheering on President Obama. I am hoping to be able to cast a vote for the party platform which includes a full marriage equality plank, thereby making history.

It's my first time at a Democratic National Convention, but not at a party convention. You see, 40 years ago, I attended the GOP Convention in Miami. I was VERY young, and I attended as part of a youth group.

In fact I was interviewed then on the CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite and my photo appeared in US News and World Report and the New York Times, wearing my Tech t-shirt.

I have always wanted to promote moving forward, racial harmony and open government in Georgia. Back then, the Republicans held those principles. What a change now. I witnessed the Republican party abandon these principles and then lose their moral core too.

- Suwanee Patch

Suwanee officials have gotten a "thumbs up" from state officials to apply for National Register Historic District status for part of the Old Town area.

Such status is seen as crucial to the completion of the lease-purchase deal for Pierce's Corner on Main Street.

In June, an official with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources sent Suwanee officials a letter that said the Old Town district "appears to be eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places."

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