News Nearby: Victims ID'd in Forsyth Plane Crash; Gun Seized at Gwinnett Courthouse
Check out these Patch headlines from communities not far from Alpharetta.
Victims Identified in Forsyth Plane Crash - Cumming Patch
The Forsyth County Sheriff's Office has identified Don Hershall Hall, 45, Cumming, and David Jason Schorr, 40, , Cumming, as the two people killed in Thursday night's plane crash on Lanier Drive. Hall was the pilot of the plane. Both men were pronounced dead at the scene.
According to multiple 911 calls, the plane went down around 7:45 p.m. Thursday on Lanier Drive near the intersection of Bamby Drive and only yards away from Deer Creek Shores Presbyterian Church. See Cumming Patch for developments in this story.
Gun Seized at Gwinnett Courthouse - Duluth Patch
Lesley Lynn Fanning of Dacula was arrested and charged with attempting to bring a concealed weapon into the Gwinnett Justice Administration Center in Lawrenceville Wednesday, Sept. 12, according to an incident report filed by the Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Department.
The handgun was discovered in her purse or laptop computer bag about 1:45 p.m. as it was going through X-ray screening at the entrance to the courthouse by Gwnnett Sheriff's Deputy Jimmy Melancon. The gun and 10 rounds of ammunition were confiscated after other deputies arrived on the scene. Mrs. Fanning was charged with carrying a concealed weapon without a permit and carrying a weapon into a public gathering place. See Duluth Patch for more on this story.
Man Killed by Police Was Armed with BB Gun - Lilburn Patch
Police have identified the man killed in an overnight officer-involved shooting as Victor Charles Le, 20, of 2850 Southgate Drive in unincorporated Lilburn.
Le was pronounced dead at the scene of a nearby residence after Gwinnett County officers responded to a call on Sept. 12. The 911 call reported a male armed with a gun, threatening to commit a robbery. WSB has reported the incident involved a domestic argument. The gun in Le's possession was later identified as a black bb gun. See Lilburn Patch for more on this story.
Human Rights Group Plans Sit-In at Cobb Bar - South Cobb Patch
Gerald Rose, the leader of the human rights group that planned a press conference at a Marietta bar known for its controversial signs, is now planning a sit-in at the bar on Sept. 22 at 3 p.m.
Mulligan's Food & Spirits has been known to have signs with racial slurs referring to Hispanic people and other groups. The former bar owner, Mike Norman, made national headlines when he sold T-shirts depicting then presidential nominee Barack Obama as the monkey Curious George. See South Cobb Patch for more on this story.
Teen Apologizes for Stealing Flags - Woodstock Patch
The teenager who was arrested for stealing flags last week throughout Towne Lake apologized to the Towne Lake Optimist Club for his actions.
Club President Matt Halloran said the 16-year-old, accompanied by his mother, expressed his feelings to the club during its lunch meeting on Wednesday.
Halloran said the teen told the audience he "was bored that day and that he didn't realize the impact of his actions." He added the teen got "very emotional" as he talked to the members of the club. "It took a lot of courage to get up and say something like that," Halloran added.
The Cherokee Sheriff's Office last Friday reported nine flags had been stolen throughout Towne Lake. At the request of the club, Halloran said charges against the teen will be dropped. See Woodstock Patch for more on this story.