Around the Region: New Walmart Not Selling Rifles, Sheriff Disgusted With Gun Control Campaign and 'Naked Chef' Running for Mayor

A look at top stories from Patch sites across Georgia.

New Metro Area Walmart Decides Not to Sell Rifles - Cascade Patch

As the Historic Westside Village Walmart on Martin Luther King Drive continues it's week-long Grand Opening celebration, community members expressed their joy to see that no guns will be sold at "our Walmart."

The Walmart Corporation quickly decided to stop selling the Bushmaster Assault Rifle on its world-wide website days after the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary, in which a young man killed a large number of elementary school children in Connecticut using that exact gun.

Read more on Cascade Patch.


Early Morning Fire Near Canton Injures Two - Canton-Sixes Patch

A man and woman suffered second degree burns in an early Saturday morning fire near Canton.

Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Services personnel were dispatched to a fire at 11258 Bells Ferry Road just south of Butterworth Road near Canton shortly after 2:15 a.m. 

Fire fighters arrived on the scene and discovered heavy flames coming from the one-story home. The two occupants inside were awaken by a smoke alarm, but suffered injuries from the blaze.

Visit Canton-Sixes Patch for more on this story.



Sheriff Expresses Disgust That Sandy Hook Used to Promote Gun Control - Douglasville Patch

Douglas County Sheriff Phil Miller says he has written letters to the President, Vice-President, Congressmen, and to the state delegation, voicing disgust for the use of the events at Sandy Hook to promote gun control.

In a message on the Sheriff's Office Facebook page, Miller wrote, "I will fight in every way that I know how to make sure that our rights as citizens are not violated by the Federal Government or our State Government."



'Naked Chef' Stirs the Pot by Announcing Run for Mayor of Atlanta - Buckhead Patch

Chef Paul Luna is not one to mince words or beat around the subject. He has been an outspoken restaurateur and citizen in the City of Atlanta for years now, and recently decided to make the announcement loud and clear that he is running to be Atlanta's next mayor.

Recently there have been a few provocative articles written about Paul Luna, who is now known for his successful restaurant Lunacy Black Market on Mitchell Street in Downtown Atlanta. Creative Loafing also made a stir several weeks ago by publishing a photo of Chef Luna naked in his kitchen, when he first told that outlet that he was running for Mayor.

Buckhead Patch has more on this story.


Public's Help Needed in Murder Case - Cumming Patch

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation and nearby Hall County Sheriff’s Office have renewed their request for the public assistance in the Hannah Truelove murder investigation, according to a press release sent out on Friday.

Truelove, a Gainesville High School student, was found murdered behind Lake Lanier Club Apartments, where she lived with her mother, on Aug. 24, 2012. 

Read more on Cumming Patch.


- Cartersville Patch

Authorities say a Woodstock man ran a road block Saturday night in Bartow County, leading officers on chase that ended in a Cobb County crash.

Georgia State Patrol spokesman Gordy Wright said Winston Keith Wiggins, 45, was arrested after he allegedly failed to stop at Old Alabama and Bates roads near Emerson where troopers and Bartow County Sheriff's Office deputies were conducting a license check.

Read the full story on Cartersville Patch.


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