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One Dead After Tornado Rips Through Bartow; Murder Suspect Confesses

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UPDATE: One Dead after Tornado Rips Through Downtown Adairsville - Cartersville Patch

Sgt. Jonathan Rogers, Bartow Sheriff's Office spokesman, said major tornado damage has occurred in Adairsville as a tornado hit the area.

"There are accidents, injuries and building entrapments. All available assistance is enroute to the area," Sgt. Rogers said.

He warned residents and other people to avoid the area..

Report: Accused Midtown Parking Garage Shooter Confesses - Roswell Patch

Nkosi Thandiwe, the former security guard on trial for the 2011 Midtown shooting that killed Roswell's Brittney Watts and left another paralyzed, took the stand in his own defense Wednesday and confessed to the shooting.

WGCL-TV reported that on Day 2 of the trail Thandiwe testified that he snapped and was upset about the way white people treated black people. .

Student Arrested and Charged Over Shooting Hoax Makes Bond - Cumming Patch

The Flowery Branch High School student who was arrested Tuesday for posting comments about a possible shooting that was to occur at the school is out of jail.

Tiffani Torres, 18, of Flowery Branch, posted a $1000 bond late Tuesday afternoon, according to Sgt. Kiley Sargent of the Hall County Sheriff's Office. .

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