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Teen Attacks Stepfather; Female Bank Robber Sought; Voters Sue Gov. Deal

Check out these Patch headlines from communities not far from Roswell.

Teen Arrested After Injuring Step-Father at Church - Cumming Patch

A teenager is sitting in jail after allegedly injuring his stepfather with a knife at church Sunday afternoon, authorities said.

Christian Alexander Guerndt, 17, has been arrested and charged with aggravated assault.

The incident happened in between services at Mercy Fellowship Church located at the intersection of Tolbert and Dogwood Streets in Cumming around 4:30 p.m., according to Sgt. Bryan Zimbardi with Cumming Police. See Cumming Patch for more on this story.


Voters Sue Gov. Deal Over 'Misleading' Charter School Ballot Language
- Canton-Sixes Patch

A public school teacher and Atlanta minister have filed a lawsuit in Fulton Superior Court against members of the Georgia government over the language of the Nov. 6 ballot as it pertains to charter schools.

The lawsuit, filed by Dalton teacher Beverly Hedges and Rev. Timothy McDonald, senior pastor at First Iconium Baptist Church in Atlanta, names Gov. Nathan Deal, Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle and Secretary of State Brian Kemp as co-defendants. The complaint alleges that Gov. Deal used language in the preamble to the ballot question and the ballot question itself that is misleading and that was not passed by the General Assembly. Go to Canton-Sixes Patch for more details on this story.


Church Shooter Waives Court Hearing; Parishioners Return to Church for First Time
- Cascade Patch

Floyd Palmer, suspect in the World Changers Church shooting that killed Greg McDowell, waived 2 court appearances last week and is said to not be talking to investigators.

On Sunday, members of World Changers in East Point flooded in to show support for their fallen fellow church member, Mr. McDowell.  According to an 11Alive Report, the 8,500 capacity mega-church was completely filled for this first Sunday service since the tragedy.  Reporting from that article quotes parishioners who say they wanted to attend because they have been praying for the families involved, and they want to show support in such a tragic situation. See Cascade Patch for more on this story.

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