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News Nearby: One Dead after Tornado Rips Through

Here are some top stories from around the region.

News Nearby: One Dead after Tornado Rips Through

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..

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.

. 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. .

Report: Accused Midtown Parking Garage Shooter Confesses - Roswell Patch

Nkosi  Thandiwe, the former security guard on trial for the 2011 Midtown shooting that killed Roswell's Brittney Watts and left another paralyzed, took the stand in his own defense Wednesday and confessed to the shooting.

WGCL-TV reported that on Day 2 of the trail Thandiwe testified that he snapped and was upset about the way white people treated black people. .

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. .

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. .

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