News Nearby: 2nd GA Tech Fan Falls Over Railing; Charge Against Jessica Colotl Stands

Top Patch headlines around Cartersville, metro Atlanta and Georgia include a businessman scheduled to plead guilty to corruption charges and a new stop for the PGA Champions Tour.

Another Tech Fan Falls Over Bobby Dodd Railing

For the second time in as many Saturday afternoons, a Georgia Tech fan toppled over a Bobby Dodd Stadium railing during a Yellow Jacket football defeat.

According to WSB Channel 2, a Tech freshman fell 15 feet in the northwest bleacher section at Grant Field during Middle Tennessee State’s 49-28 win over Tech.

Midtown Patch has more on the story.

Judge: Felony Charge Against Jessica Colotl Stands

Cobb County Superior Court Judge Mary Staley refused to toss a felony charge against Jessica Colotl, the Kennesaw State University graduate whose 2010 arrest for a minor traffic violation brought national attention to the issue of illegal immigrants in public colleges.

According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Cobb District Attorney Pat Head this week will file a motion in the case. Because Colotl did "everything she was required to do" as part of an agreement that his office made with her, the false swearing charge should be dismissed, Head told the AJC.

Get the full story on Kennesaw Patch.

Mark Gary Scheduled to Enter Plea Today

A plea hearing has been scheduled for businessman Mark Gary on allegations he bribed former Gwinnett County Commissioner Shirley Lasseter to obtain commission approval for a controversial $4 million waste transfer station in which he had a personal stake.

Visit Lawrenceville Patch for the full story and updates.

PGA Champions Tour May Be Coming to Gwinnett

It's looking more and more like pro golf will tee it up again in Gwinnett in 2013.

Gwinnett tourism officials and the PGA Champions Tour have scheduled a news conference for Tuesday at the prestigious TPC Sugarloaf Course in Duluth. And Gwinnett officials already have acknowledged that they were discussing an event with the PGA Champions Tour for 2013.

Go to Norcross Patch for more on the story.

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