NEWS NEARBY: Winner on 'Teen Jeopardy,' a Polite Suspect in Gwinnett ...

A look at top stories from Patch sites across Georgia.

- Buckhead Patch

Nilai Sarda, a 13-year-old freshman at Buckhead's Westminster School, won $26,400 on the Teen Jeopardy! episode that aired Tuesday.

Sarda, who applied for Teen Jeopardy! during the first year he was eligible, placed third, beating out several other elite teens much older than he is.

You may recognize Sarda's name. He was the featured Buckhead Patch Whiz Kid of the Week once in 2011 before he headed to the National Geographic Bee, where he finished second overall at the age of 11.

Buckhead Patch has more on this story.


- Holly Springs Patch

Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Services responded to a residential fire that destroyed a motor home and a garage in Holly Springs on Friday afternoon.

According to a press release, Cherokee Fire and the Canton Fire Department joined forces to battle the blaze caused by a homeowner spilling gasoline in the 100 block of Kimberly Road in Holly Springs just after 1:30 p.m.

Although the firefighters responded within minutes, the inferno had already consumed a motor home and the garage at the residence.

Holly Springs Patch has additional details.


 - Norcross Patch

Norcross Police arrested an attempted armed robbery suspect at a bus stop off Beaver Ruin Road after a nearby check cashing business reported that someone had tried to rob them.

The accused Norcross man, Q. Somah Paygai, who was positively identified by the victim, an employee of Atlanta Check Cashers, had a large kitchen knife and demand notes that police found up his sleeve, according to the incident report. 

Read the demand notes on Norcross Patch.


Prognosis Not Good for Former KSU Student Injured in Athens Hit-and-Run - Woodstock Patch

As authorities investigate a hit-and-run that critically injured a former Kennesaw State University student, the mother of the 19-year-old victim said just before noon today that her daughter continues to have bleeding and swelling around her brain.

Just after 3 a.m. Saturday morning, Emily Bowman of Woodstock was walking in the grass when a 1997 red Mazda pick up truck traveling eastbound on Oak Street left the roadway, hit her, then fled the scene, according to an accident report and a media release from the Athens Clarke County Police Department.

Woodstock Patch has more on this story.

See also:

  • NEWS NEARBY: Man Wanted in Gwinnett Is Killed in Iowa Crash; Missing Boater on Lake Lanier Is ID'ed ...

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