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Around the Region: Terrorist Plot Foiled in Gwinnett, Marijuana Brownies at School and Nullifying Obamacare

A look at top stories from Patch sites across Georgia.

Here's a look at several top stories across the region.

Snellville Father, Son Stop Man Suspected of Planning Terrorist Attack - Snellville Patch

Father and son duo Jerry and Matthew Anderson were recognized during the Feb. 25 Snellville council meeting with a Certificate of Appreciation by the Snellville Police for their help in stopping a suspected shoplifter on Feb. 9. 

Unknown to them at the time, the suspect, Kevin Samuel Lahey, of Norcross, was allegedly planning to attack a government building in Gwinnett County. 

Snellville Patch has more on this story.


Would You Sign a Petition to Nullify 'Obamacare'? - Cartersville Patch

Georgians for Healthcare Freedom wants you to sign your name to help nullify 'Obamacare' in Georgia.

Citing Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts decision to uphold it as constitutional, the group says he "also made it clear states have the right to stop it cold."

A constitutional amendment drafted by Georgians for Healthcare Freedom calls for Gov. Nathan Deal and legislators to nullify the federal affordable healthcare law, which would require a two-thirds vote of both houses and a majority vote of citizens.

Read more on Cartersville Patch.


Tree Crashes Into Home - Virginia Highland Patch

Soaking rains and heavy winds apparently gave the final push to a massive old tree at the corner of Rosewood and Bellevue in Virginia-Highland.

See additional photos of the damaged home on Virginia Highland Patch.


Hotel Receives Highest Honor for 14th Year - Midtown Patch

The Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta in Midtown has received a five-star rating from the 2013 Forbes Travel Guide, making this the 14th year in a row that the hotel has received the honor.

The Midtown hotel was the only five-star mention in Atlanta.



Dacula High Student Reportedly Brings Marijuana-Laced Brownies to School - Dacula Patch

Several Dacula High School students are facing disciplinary actions after a student brought marijuana-laced brownies to school and shared them with classmates.

According to Jorge Quintana, Director of Media Relations for Gwinnett County Public Schools, a student brought the brownies to school on Feb. 20.

Visit Dacula Patch for additional details.


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