Regional Roundup: Sheriff Apologizes for KKK Photo, Obama Orders Chili Dog at The Varsity and Marco Rubio Coming to Northeast Georgia
A look at top Patch stories from around Georgia.
Sheriff Apologizes for KKK Costume – Canton-Sixes Patch
"Those pictures do not represent the Roger Garrison of today or of that time," Cherokee Sheriff Roger Garrison said. "It was a stupid mistake made by a 21-year-old."
Four days after WSB-TV showed a nearly 30-year-old photograph of Cherokee Sheriff Roger Garrison at a Halloween costume party in a Ku Klux Klan hood and robe, the county's top law enforcement official sat down with Canton-Sixes Patch to tell his side of the story.
Visit Canton-Sixes Patch for details.
Obama Orders Up Surprise Smiles at The Varsity – Midtown Patch
The Varsity in Midtown played host to a special guest Tuesday: President Barack Obama.
The President journeyed to Atlanta today to stump for votes and collect campaigning cash. But before he did so, he made a surprise lunchtime visit to the famed restaurant, where he greeted startled customers and shook their hands.
Of course, he also got some food. The President ordered a chili dog, French fries and a couple of drinks at what is billed as the “World’s Largest Drive-in Restaurant.” The Varsity, which had fed three other U.S. presidents prior to Tuesday, has been serving Atlantans and Georgia Tech students since 1928.
For more on President Obama’s visit, see Midtown Patch.
Marco Rubio to Visit Lawrenceville -- Lawrenceville Patch
A name that has been at the top of the list of Vice-Presidential contenders will be visiting Lawrenceville, Ga. next month. Senator Marco Rubio of Florida will be at Books-A-Million at Discover Mills Mall on Thursday, July 5th to sign his new book “An American Son: A Memoir."
Rubio is who many Republicans hope Mitt Romney will name as his running mate for the presidential election.
The event is free to the public and will begin at 7pm.