Also this week: Decatur train wreck; huge Chamblee pot bust; alleged assault at Buckhead school; guilty verdict in Sandy Springs trial; Morehouse man brings down the house.
Saturday, May 25, 2013
On Friday, Parson was convicted to a maximum 35 years in prison for shooting his wife attorney, Adina, eight times outside their Sandy Springs apartment in April 2012.
The horrible truth is Michael Parson is not the first husband to shoot his wife or girlfriend in an attempted murder in Sandy Springs or the nation, and sadly he will not be the last. On Friday, Parson was convicted to a maximum 35 years in prison for shooting his wife attorney, Adina, eight times outside their Sandy Springs apartment in April 2012. The police investigation and trial revealed that Parson led a double life by carrying on an affair with co-worker, Rachel Harner, at a Dunwoody pet store. Harner thought Parson was single and Adina was his aunt In a separate case, Sandy Springs Police believe Matthew Terry shot his ex-girlfriend and mother of his four-year-old son, several times, once in the face, at Chastain Apartments, on …
You can use this gas price widget to always find the lowest price of the moment. Pro tip: Gas up early this week to save money.
Click here for a full-screen view of the gas price map. If you don't see a map of our local area, click the magnifying glass in the upper right to enter your address. Nationwide, gas prices were predicted to be lower this summer compared to the last three years, but that won't translate into savings at the pump this Memorial Day weekend, experts said. "Motorists this year are facing rising gas prices heading into the Memorial Day holiday," said Michael Green, a AAA spokesman, adding that Memorial Day 2013 would probably be the most expensive since 2011. In past years, prices have declined heading into early summer as oil refineries produced more gasoline to meet expected summer driving demand. This year, though, Midwest refineries haven't…
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Friday, May 24, 2013
Nearby: Body Found in Stone Mountain; Ex-PTA Leader Sentenced to Jail; Atlanta Readies for Memorial Day
Also: suspected carjackers tied to other crimes; Dunwoody food trucks roll in; husband found guilty in Sandy Springs shooting; 'Need for Speed' needs extras.
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Patch rounds up some recent health inspection scores for Sandy Springs restaurants and schools.
Here are some recent health inspection scores performed by the Fulton County Department of Health and Wellness for restaurants in our community. Readers can click on the score to see the actual report: Cowlicks Yogurt and Floats 1100 Hammond Drive 5/2/13 Score: 100 Holy Innocents - Lower School 805 Mount Vernon Highway 5/3/13 Score: 96 Holy Innocents - Upper School 805 Mount Vernon Highway 5/3/13 Score: 100 Subway 4418 Roswell Road 5/13/13 Score: 86
From Memorial Day parades to holiday fender benders, this live map shows delays and diversions on Sandy Springs area roads right now.
If you're on a mobile device, click here to view the map. When you're done getting gas and packing the car, check out the live results from MapQuest above to see what's standing between you and the start of your three-day weekend. Mapquest scans for parade routes, ongoing construction, block parties and traffic jams. If your route is green, your good. If it's red, you may be headed into a line of rubbernecking fools. Good luck!
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Attorney Adina Broome, known by supporters as Adina Parson, suffered injuries so severe in the shooting that she lost an eye, use of her arm and leg, and struggles to speak.
Michael Parson was found guilty of shooting his wife eight times in April 2012. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that jurors decided in less than an hour, on Thursday. Attorney Adina Broome, known by supporters as Adina Parson, suffered injuries so severe in shooting that she lost an eye, use of her arm and leg, and struggles to speak. Broome was seated in a wheelchair during the trial of her husband Michael Parson. He is scheduled to sentenced on Friday. Parson told police he was at the VA Hospital receiving back treatment on the night Adina Parson was shot in April 2012, the AJC report said. Prosecutors expected his friend, Deontae Robinson, to testify that Parson’s wanted Robinson to impersonate him at the Hospital. Robinson’…