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News Nearby: Sheriff Apologizes for KKK Costume

Here are some top Patch headlines not far from Johns Creek.

– 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 this morning to tell his side of the story.

- Woodstock Patch

A 25-year-old man escaped through a window when his Victoria Landing Drive home caught fire.

Neighbors said they heard an explosion around 1 a.m. Ryan Burt, neighbor who lived across the street said the man was trying to escape through a window above the garage. Burt then got his ladder to help the resident down, according to a Cherokee Fire and Emergency Services press release.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

– Midtown Patch

The president visited the famed Midtown eatery during his campaign fundraising trip to Atlanta on Tuesday.

The president journeyed to Atlanta today [Tuesday, June 26] 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.

– Marietta Patch

With an estimated 700 ghosts in and around Marietta Square, it is not surprising that Marietta will be featured on the upcoming television series "Haunted Towns of America."

In recent months, Marietta artists and business owners have moved into the spotlight and gained national attention on shows such as , , , and . Now Marietta's ghosts are finding their way onto television.

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