News Nearby: Coach Charged with Sexual Assault; Man Killed in Fiery Crash

Top Patch headlines from around Cartersville, metro Atlanta and Georgia include Ann Romney coming to Duluth and Johns Creek and an allegedly racist bar sign.

Coach Arrested, Charged with Sexual Assault of Minor

Isuru Pasan Perera, 31, of Marietta was arrested for multiple sexual offenses against a minor.

Perera was taken into custody without incident on Saturday, Sept. 8, and is being held without bond at the Cobb County Jail, according to.
The original incident occurred in June of 2010 when the female juvenile victim attended the Champion Softball Complex located at 505 Commerce Park Drive, according to Marietta Police.

Man Killed in Fiery Crash

One person was killed in a single-vehicle crash Monday afternoon on Interstate 75 at the Barrett Parkway exit.

Arrests Made in Bank Robbery, Cops Looking for Fourth Suspect

Three of four suspects in an Aug. 30 Wells Fargo Bank robbery in Sandy Springs have been arrested and appeared before a U.S. Magistrate judge in Atlanta on Monday. 

Police are still looking for the fourth suspect.

According to a FBI Atlanta statement, two suspects were arrested following a routine traffic stop on Spring Street in Atlanta a day after the robbery. They were driving in the wrong direction in a Ford Focus. Shamir Guillaume, 20, of Atlanta and Sean Theodis, 26, of Virginia were taken into custody.

Last Saturday, Sandy Springs Police arrested Rhakeem Butler, 22, in connection with the bank robbery.

The fourth suspect being sought is Kelvin Purdic, 24, of North Carolina. He also goes by Kelvin Purdy, the FBI statement said. Authorities say Purdic is a 6-foot-3 black male, weighing 175 pounds who often visits the Peachtree Dunwoody area.


Ann Romney Coming to Duluth

Ann Romney, the wife of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, is scheduled to appear at fundraising events in Duluth and Johns Creek this coming Thursday.

Mrs. Romney will greet supporters of her husband’s victory campaign and pose for photos with them at a VIP Reception at Sugarloaf Country Club at 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, for contributions of $2,500 per person or $5,000 per couple. A general reception at $1,000 per person follows at 5:30 p.m. Making a commitment to raise or donating $5,000 to the campaign allows the donor to serve on the Host Committee.


'Racist' Bar Sign: White House Smells Like Fried Chicken

The recent sign posted at Mulligan's Food and Spirits has some people calling the restaurant racist...again.

Recently, the restaurant on Marietta's busy Roswell Street posted a sign that read, "I heard the White House smelled like collard greens and fried chicken."

Mulligan's former owner Mike Norman was no stranger to posting controversial signs and even sold T-shirts depicting President Barack Obama, then a presidential candidate, as the monkey, Curious George.

Norman died in October 2011, and his daughters, Brandi and Kelly, have now taken over as owners.


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