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Clerk fired for shooting gun at robber due to 'no gun' policy

DOUGLASVILLE, GA - Johnny Jarriel wasn't trying to wave people into a Douglas County convenience store Friday afternoon.

He was standing on the curb trying to shoo them away, to boycott it because of what the former employer did to him.

"I think the firing was unjustified; I believe it was unjustified," he told 11 Alive News.

Jarriel was an assistant manager at the Circle K on Highway 5 until he tried to defend himself last Saturday morning.

Store security video, provided by the Douglas County Sheriff Department, shows him working in a back office just after 9 am when a robber suddenly pepper sprays him from behind, pulls out a pistol, slams him to the floor and puts the gun to his head.

The Buford-Spring Connector and other weekend construction

The Buford-Spring Connector and other weekend construction

ATLANTA -- Cobb County drivers can breathe a sigh of relief this weekend -- a major construction project has been completed two weeks ahead of schedule.

For the past several weekend, North Marietta Parkway (Highway 120) in Marietta has been partially closed on weekends as crews worked to replace concrete slabs.

Georgia Department of Transportation engineer Shun Pringle said the project is now done.

"It is always good when we can get something done early," Pringle said. "We appreciate the public's patience through the few difficult traffic weekends we were out there."

However, drivers on the Buford-Spring Connector in Atlanta won't be quite as lucky this weekend. Heavy delays are expected around the Georgia 400/Interstate 85 interchange project.

Pringle said there will also be intermittent closures on nearby Sidney Marcus Boulevard and Cheshire Bridge Road.

Decision 2013 Election Night Results

ATLANTA -- Voters across all of metro Atlanta cast ballots Tuesday, to decide on local leaders, alcohol and tax questions.

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Douglasville pastor quits after child molestation allegations surface

Douglasville pastor quits after child molestation allegations surface

DOUGLASVILLE, GA - To say the faith of Douglas County's King's Way Baptist Church has been shaken is an understatement.

Rev. Bill Wininger, who has been their shepherd for 15 years, is no longer there.

His photo and sermons have vanished from the independent Baptist church's website.

In the past two weeks their Christian school has sent out 2 letters to parents, including the latest on October 27th, confirming his resignation and allegations on the internet about his alleged behavior at North Sharon Baptist Church in Michigan nearly two decades ago.

Those allegations come from 25-year-old Bethany Foeller Leonard who started a Facebook page called "Justice for the Victims of Bill Wininger".

USA Today Metro Atlanta Super 25 Football Poll

ATLANTA -- The latest edition of the USA Today Metro Atlanta Super 25 High School Football Poll is here. As the teams make their late season playoff push, there are loads of changes but not at the top.

The Buford Wolves are still number 1, with Carrollton, Gainesville, Tucker,and Lovett in the top 5.

North Gwinnett slips to 6th after their first loss of the season. Norcross, and Lovejoy are 7 and 8. Unbeaten Creekside cracks the top 10 and number 9 this week, with Sandy Creek 10.

Eagle's Landing Christian moves up from 24 to 20 this week, and Calhoun raises from 25 to 23.

Collins Hill returns to the poll at number 12 after beating North Gwinnett. Woodward Academy appears in the Super 25 for the first time at 25.

The Metro Atlanta Super 25 is computer generated and is produced by USA Today High School Sports exclusively for 11Alive News and 11 Alive.com

Douglasville voters will have their say on controversial councilman's comments

DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. -- The Facebook posts by Dennis McLain have been shocking to some and considered inappropriate for an elected official by others.  But in two weeks voters in Douglasville will get to decide whether any of it matters.

For nearly three months now, councilman Dennis McLain has come under fire for posts made on his public page.   At first he defended his remarks, then after seeing how some in the community were reacting, apologized. 

He has issued a written statement to the local paper and apologized in person at council meetings.  But for some, it's not good enough. 

Several residents have filed a complaint asking for an ethics hearing.  They alleged McLain has violated the city charter, adversely impacting the confident of the public and the integrity of the government.

Police capture N. Carolina fugitive in Douglasville

DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. -- Police took a North Carolina woman into custody at a Douglasville motel Tuesday afternoon.

Douglasville Police and the FBI converged on the Lee's Motel on Highway 5 in Douglasville, just north of Interstate 20. A caller from an insurance agency located next door to the hotel said they were evacuated due to the police activity there.

The FBI said Mulana Parks was wanted on a warrant from Greensboro, North Carolina.