Restaurant Inspections, GA's Best Fried Chicken: News Nearby

There was plenty of news across Georgia on Wednesday. If you missed any of it on your local Patch, here’s a roundup of some of the top stories from the past 24 hours.

5 Dead In Military Cargo Plane Crash

A cargo plane belonging to the Puerto Rico Air National Guard carrying at least five people crashed in Port Wentworth, Georgia, near the Savannah-Hilton Head Airport, early Wednesday afternoon. Capt. Jeff Bezore of the Georgia Air National Guard’s 165th Air Wing said at least five people have died in the crash.

Dog Saves Family From Fire By Alerting Them With Barking

A family’s dog alerted them to a fire early Tuesday morning by barking in their two-story Castlegate Townhome, according to the Gwinnett Fire Department. No injuries were reported.

Man Started Selling Drugs After Losing Corporate Job: Cops

A Sandy Springs man accused of running a drug distribution operation from his home told police his sudden economic crisis forced him to launch the enterprise. Dan Ernst Siegler was charged with possessing about two pounds of marijuana and dozens of THC-infused candies after a search of his home unearthed his stash of drugs.

Georgia’s ‘American Idol’ Star To Sing Prince Classic Sunday

Georgia’s own Caleb Lee Hutchinson has a little something up his sleeve this week for his appearance on “American Idol” Sunday. Will he be singing “Little Red Corvette,” “Let’s Go Crazy” or maybe even “Purple Rain?”

Best Fried Chicken In Atlanta: Here’s What You Said

Asking folks in Georgia who makes the best fried chicken can be akin to bringing up politics or religion at Sunday dinner (when, no doubt, some delicious fried chicken is being served). But we asked, and you answered.

Eta Aquarid Meteor Shower 2018: How To See Peak

The Eta Aquarid meteor shower peaks Saturday through Monday, May 5-7, with the potential for a long stretch of shooting stars. Will the long-range weather forecast for metro Atlanta cooperate?

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