News Nearby: Former Boxer Dies in Shooting; Police Search for Bank Robber

Here are some top Patch headlines from around Cartersville, the region and Georgia.

Former Boxer Dies in Shooting Incident - Dunwoody Patch

A former pro boxer was wanted in Dunwoody for false imprisonment and battery related to incidents with his wife; a woman police say shot and killed him early Tuesday, according to the AJC.

Earnest Mahir Abdul-Mateen, who fought under the name Ernest Mateen, retired in 2006 with a 30-12 record and a decorated history..


Duplex Fire Displaces 2 in Norcross Area - Norcross Patch

Two adults have been displaced because of a fire that caused heavy damage to their duplex home in unincorporated Norcross.

According to Gwinnett County Fire spokesman Colin Rhoden, a neighbor on the 5400 block of Bishops Circle reported the fire Nov. 7 at 1:34 a.m. Firefighters arrived on the scene and found heavy smoke and fire coming from the duplex. .


Police Search for Bank Robber - Douglasville Patch

The Douglasville Police Department is looking for a man that robbed the Bank of the Ozarks, off of Chapel Hill Road, Tuesday at about 3:15 p.m.

A man wearing a mask that looked like an old man said he had a gun and robbed the bank, Douglasville Police Deputy Chief Gary Sparks said. He never, however, displayed a weapon. .


District 30 Race To Be Decided in December - Dallas-Hiram Patch

Two of four men vying to become the next state senator from District 30 will have about a month to convince voters that they’re the best choice for the Republican nomination.

According to unofficial results on the Secretary of State’s website, Bill Hembree and Mike Dugan will advance to a Dec. 4 runoff to determine the GOP nominee for the office. The winner of that election will move on to face James Camp, a Libertarian, in a Jan. 8 special election to ultimately determine the district’s next senator.Dallas-Hiram Patch has more on the story.


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