Ga. courthouse set to reopen after gunman's attack

by AP

alt

A Georgia Bureau of Investigation worker passes by the rented SUV used by accused Forsyth County Courthouse shooter Dennis Marx, Friday, June 6, 2014, in Cumming, Ga. A man wielding an assault rifle, explosives and supplies to take hostages opened fire outside the courthouse Friday, wounding a deputy before he was killed in a shootout with officers, authorities said. (AP Photo/Atlanta Journal Constitution, Ben Gray)


CUMMING, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia courthouse is opening its doors after a gunman attacked it Friday, wounding a deputy before he was killed in a shootout with law enforcement.

WSB-TV reports that the Forsyth County courthouse was set to reopen for business Monday morning. Repairs were made over the weekend to walls and windows that were struck by bullets.

It was the scene of an attack Friday when 48-year-old Dennis Marx arrived with an assault rifle, explosives and supplies to take hostages. Marx had numerous run-ins with law enforcement. He was scheduled to appear in court Friday to plead guilty in a drug case.

Deputy Daniel Rush, who was shot in the leg, was reported in stable condition this weekend and has been credited with saving lives. ___ Information from: WSB-TV, http://www.wsbtv.com/index.html



More Local

MULTIPLE HOMICIDE

Update: BOLO on suspect involved in Saturday night slaying

Update: Thomas Jesse Lee is considered a suspect and is wanted for the murder of five individuals on Saturday night.  On Saturday Janua ... Read More


Violence in Newnan

Map Depicts Gun-Related Incidents In Coweta

In late March 2014, over the span of one week, three people were killed and three injured, due to gun violence in Newnan and Coweta County. ... Read More


‘Newnan Times Past’ makes debut

As part of the celebration of The Newnan Times-Herald’s 150th Birthday, the newspaper is showcasing photographs from years past in a f ... Read More


Cowetan visits Cuba after renewed relations

Last month, a woman from Coweta County got the opportunity to visit Cuba for an entire week and experience the Communist nation that was clo ... Read More


Internet speeds ratcheted up at libraries

Computers at the Coweta County Public Library System get a lot of use – and they are running lots faster these days. Internet speeds h ... Read More

Insurance

House supports bus drivers, cafeteria workers

Members of Georgia’s House of Representatives voiced support for retaining health care benefits for bus drivers and cafeteria workers ... Read More