News Nearby: Same-Sex Marriage Campaign Visits DeKalb Courthouse
Here are headlines from around the region for Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013.
Same-Sex Marriage Campaign Visits DeKalb Courthouse
Five same-sex couples tried to obtain marriage licenses at the DeKalb County Courthouse on Monday in a campaign designed to draw attention to Georgia's laws prohibiting marriage between people of the same gender.
One after the other, five couples stepped up to the counter of the DeKalb Probate Court office and said they wanted marriage licenses. Please read more on Decatur-Avondale Estates Patch.
Snellville Homicide Confirmed as First of 2013 in Gwinnett
According to Snellville's Chief Roy Whitehead, an altercation between a young woman and her boyfriend culminated in the homicide of her father, as reported by the Gwinnett Daily Post.
The couple was initially involved in a domestic dispute near Briscoe Park, off Lenora Church Road. The woman left, but came back around 3 a.m. with her mother, father and a friend, according to the Gwinnett Daily Post. Read more on Snellville Patch.
NFL Star Ray Lewis Announces Retirement; Buckhead Remembers Connection to Murders
Sports fans across the country are mourning Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis' impending retirement following the end of this football season and heaping on the praise of his outstanding Hall of Fame football career.
However, there is grumbling from Buckhead residents who remember that Lewis was initially charged in connection with the murder of two men folg on the praise of his outstanding Hall of Fame football career.
However, there is grumbling from Buckhead residents who remember that LewiSuperbowl in 2000. Read more on Buckhead Patch.
Dunwoody Police Look For McDonald's Armed Robbery Suspects
Dunwoody Police are searching for two suspects in connection with an armed robbery that occurred early Monday morning at a McDonald's on Ashford-Dunwoody Road. Read more on Dunwoody Patch.