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ajc.com
How these Gwinnett residents lost 100-plus pounds and kept it offLosing a relatively small amount of weight and keeping it off over time can be
How these Gwinnett residents lost 100-plus pounds and kept it off
ajc.com / Posted an hour ago
Losing a relatively small amount of weight and keeping it off over time can be difficult, but these four Gwinnett County residents have each managed tomaintain a weight loss of more than 100 pounds. Their stories and motivations are all different,... Read more
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WALB Albany
Could marijuana be decriminalized in Gwinnett County?A group of students are trying to push for the decriminalization of marijuana i
Could marijuana be decriminalized in Gwinnett County?
WALB Albany / Posted 3 hours ago
A group of students are trying to push for the decriminalization of marijuana in Gwinnett County and their message is simple, give fines instead of jail time for pot possession. It's a proposal brought forth by a group called Students For Sensible... Read more
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ajc.com
At Issue: Will new body cameras have an affect on policing?ISSUE: WITH ANNEXATION, NORCROSS RESIDENTS HAVE NO SAY IN NEW DEVELOPMENT Afte
At Issue: Will new body cameras have an affect on policing?
ajc.com / Posted 12 hours ago
ISSUE: WITH ANNEXATION, NORCROSS RESIDENTS HAVE NO SAY IN NEW DEVELOPMENT After months of the issue being tabled by the Gwinnett County Planning Commission, the Indian Trail Retail Associates LP in association with Quik Trip filed a request May... Read more
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WXIA-TV Atlanta
Gruesome discovery: Human skull, bones in suitcase found by contractoramong them after he walked into the woods on Friday. "He noticed something sus
Gruesome discovery: Human skull, bones in suitcase found by contractor
WXIA-TV Atlanta / Posted 12 hours ago
among them after he walked into the woods on Friday. "He noticed something suspicious," Corporal Michele Pihera of the Gwinnett County Police Department said. That's when they said he found the human skull and the bones in the luggage - a... Read more
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WFLX FOX 29
Home invasion suspect found shot to death on roof of homePolice in Gwinnett County are investigating after a man suspected in a home inv
Home invasion suspect found shot to death on roof of home
WFLX FOX 29 / Posted 14 hours ago
Police in Gwinnett County are investigating after a man suspected in a home invasion was found shot to death on the roof of the home in Snellville early Friday morning. The shooting happened just before 4 a.m. at the home on the 3500 block of Hadley... Read more
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ajc.com
Man accused of assaulting wife 4 times acquitted in 5 minutesweren’t the first made of Mayfield, Channel 2 reported. He was accused of assau
Man accused of assaulting wife 4 times acquitted in 5 minutes
ajc.com / Posted 15 hours ago
weren’t the first made of Mayfield, Channel 2 reported. He was accused of assaulting his wife three other times. “The [Gwinnett County District Attorney’s] Office did what we believed necessary to hold the abuser responsible and attempt to... Read more
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13 WMAZ Macon
Human skull, bones found in suitcase along I-985GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. -- Authorities are investigating after a human skull and o
Human skull, bones found in suitcase along I-985
13 WMAZ Macon / Posted 18 hours ago
GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. -- Authorities are investigating after a human skull and other bones were found in a suitcase along Interstate 985 in Gwinnett County on Friday. According to Gwinnett County Police, the skull was discovered between the I-85... Read more
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First Coast News
Human skull, bones found in suitcase along I-985GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. -- Authorities are investigating after a human skull and o
Human skull, bones found in suitcase along I-985
First Coast News / Posted 20 hours ago
GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. -- Authorities are investigating after a human skull and other bones were found in a suitcase along Interstate 985 in Gwinnett County on Friday. According to Gwinnett County Police, the skull was discovered between the I-85... Read more
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ABC News
Group Tells Georgia Resident to Stop Building Treehouse for His Grandchildrensaid he got all of the permits and approvals he needed before he began construc
Group Tells Georgia Resident to Stop Building Treehouse for His Grandchildren
ABC News / Posted 20 hours ago
said he got all of the permits and approvals he needed before he began construction on his own property, a Gwinnett County, Georgia, approved building site. He added that the tree house is being professionally built. Howell said he... Read more
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WXIA-TV Atlanta
Brawl breaks out at Waffle HouseDULUTH, GA - Police responded to a fight between six people at a Gwinnett Count
Brawl breaks out at Waffle House
WXIA-TV Atlanta / Posted 20 hours ago
DULUTH, GA - Police responded to a fight between six people at a Gwinnett County Waffle House early Friday. The incident happened at the restaurant on Pleasant Hill Road. According to a police report, Dominque Stanton told a responding officer that... Read more
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ajc.com
Human skull found in Gwinnett CountyA human skull and bones were found in a suitcase next to an interstate in Gwinn
Human skull found in Gwinnett County
ajc.com / Posted 22 hours ago
A human skull and bones were found in a suitcase next to an interstate in Gwinnett County on Friday morning. A Georgia Department of Transportation worker found the suitcase about 80 yards into a wooded area along I-985 northbound between the I-85... Read more
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Forsyth County News
DOT worker on bathroom break discovers skull inside suitcase along I-985himself in the woods along Interstate 985 discovered a suitcase containing a hu
DOT worker on bathroom break discovers skull inside suitcase along I-985
Forsyth County News / Posted 22 hours ago
himself in the woods along Interstate 985 discovered a suitcase containing a human skull and other bones, police said. Gwinnett County Police received the 911 call around 11 a.m. Friday to the area north of Buford Drive. The Department of... Read more
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ajc.com
Human skull found in Gwinnett CountyA human skull and bones were found in a suitcase next to an interstate in Gwinn
Human skull found in Gwinnett County
ajc.com / Posted 23 hours ago
A human skull and bones were found in a suitcase next to an interstate in Gwinnett County on Friday morning. A Georgia Department of Transportation worker found the suitcase about 80 yards into a wooded area along I-985 northbound between the I-85... Read more
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WALB Albany
Human skull found along Gwinnett County highway A human skull found near I-985 in Buford Friday morning prompted investigatio
Human skull found along Gwinnett County highway
WALB Albany / Posted yesterday
A human skull found near I-985 in Buford Friday morning prompted investigation by the Gwinnett County Police Department. Authorities were on the scene... Read more
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WTVM 9 Columbus
Human skull found along Gwinnett County highway A human skull found near I-985 in Buford Friday morning prompted investigatio
Human skull found along Gwinnett County highway
WTVM 9 Columbus / Posted yesterday
A human skull found near I-985 in Buford Friday morning prompted investigation by the Gwinnett County Police Department. Authorities were on the scene... Read more
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WXIA-TV Atlanta
Men accused of stealing gun from Norcross homeare searching for two men suspected of stealing several items, including a gun,
Men accused of stealing gun from Norcross home
WXIA-TV Atlanta / Posted yesterday
are searching for two men suspected of stealing several items, including a gun, from a home in Norcross. According to Gwinnett County Police, a resident of a home on Shenta Oak Drive in unincorporated Norcross told officers that his home had... Read more
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WXIA-TV Atlanta
Human skull found along I-985GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. -- Authorities are investigating after a human skull was f
Human skull found along I-985
WXIA-TV Atlanta / Posted yesterday
GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. -- Authorities are investigating after a human skull was found along Interstate 985 in Gwinnett County on Friday. According to Gwinnett County Police, the skull was discovered between the I-85 split and Buford Drive. More... Read more
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Chattanooga Times Free Press
Man shot, falls dead on roof of home in Atlanta's suburbsa homeowner shot and killed man on his roof in a case being investigated as an
Man shot, falls dead on roof of home in Atlanta's suburbs
Chattanooga Times Free Press / Posted yesterday
a homeowner shot and killed man on his roof in a case being investigated as an attempted break-in northeast of Atlanta. Gwinnett County police Cpl. Deon Washington said the man was shot in the face, and found dead on the roof of the home before... Read more
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WTVM 9 Columbus
$200,000 in illegal drugs seized in cocaine trafficking investigationinvasion suspect found shot to death on roof of homeHome invasion suspect found
$200,000 in illegal drugs seized in cocaine trafficking investigation
WTVM 9 Columbus / Posted yesterday
invasion suspect found shot to death on roof of homeHome invasion suspect found shot to death on roof of home Police in Gwinnett County are investigating after a man suspected in a home invasion was found shot to death on the roof of the home in... Read more
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14 WFIE Evansville
Indiana GOP governor candidate picks Evansville native as running mateinvasion suspect found shot to death on roof of homeHome invasion suspect found
Indiana GOP governor candidate picks Evansville native as running mate
14 WFIE Evansville / Posted yesterday
invasion suspect found shot to death on roof of homeHome invasion suspect found shot to death on roof of home Police in Gwinnett County are investigating after a man suspected in a home invasion was found shot to death on the roof of the home in... Read more
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KFVS 12 Cape Girardeau
3 teens arrested for burglarizing McCracken County homeinvasion suspect found shot to death on roof of homeHome invasion suspect found
3 teens arrested for burglarizing McCracken County home
KFVS 12 Cape Girardeau / Posted yesterday
invasion suspect found shot to death on roof of homeHome invasion suspect found shot to death on roof of home Police in Gwinnett County are investigating after a man suspected in a home invasion was found shot to death on the roof of the home in... Read more
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WALB Albany
Home invasion suspect found shot to death on roof of homePolice in Gwinnett County are investigating after a man suspected in a home inv
Home invasion suspect found shot to death on roof of home
WALB Albany / Posted yesterday
Police in Gwinnett County are investigating after a man suspected in a home invasion was found shot to death on the roof of the home in Snellville early Friday morning. The shooting happened just before 4 a.m. at the home on the 3500 block of Hadley... Read more
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ajc.com
Homeowner allegedly shot and killed suspected intruderof trying to break into a Snellville home. The man, who was shot in the face,
Homeowner allegedly shot and killed suspected intruder
ajc.com / Posted yesterday
of trying to break into a Snellville home. The man, who was shot in the face, was found on the roof of the home Friday, Gwinnett County police Cpl. Deon Washington said. Police are investigating the incident, which began shortly before 4 a.m.... Read more
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ajc.com
2 men thrown through Waffle House window in brawlTwo men were thrown through the window of a Gwinnett County Waffle House during
2 men thrown through Waffle House window in brawl
ajc.com / Posted yesterday
Two men were thrown through the window of a Gwinnett County Waffle House during a fight involving six people early Friday. One of the men is in surgery, and both of them suffered extensive cuts Friday, police told Channel 2 Action News. The... Read more
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WXIA-TV Atlanta
Overnight shooting leaves one dead on Snellville roofGWINNETT COUNTY, GA. - One person was found dead on a roof in Snellville follow
Overnight shooting leaves one dead on Snellville roof
WXIA-TV Atlanta / Posted yesterday
GWINNETT COUNTY, GA. - One person was found dead on a roof in Snellville following what authorities believe to be a home invasion. According to Gwinnett County Police, an overnight shooting involving a home owner and possible intruder took place... Read more
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Athens Banner-Herald
Outdoor Blast starts this weekendThe Outdoor Blast, Georgia’s annual kick-off to hunting season, will be July 29
Outdoor Blast starts this weekend
Athens Banner-Herald / Posted yesterday
The Outdoor Blast, Georgia’s annual kick-off to hunting season, will be July 29-31 at the Infinite Energy Center in Gwinnett County. Get ready for the upcoming hunting seasons by shopping for bargains at more than 300 vendor booths — and all of them... Read more
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WXIA-TV Atlanta
Man claiming to be homeless robs Norcross hotelNORCROSS, Ga. – A man who claimed to be homeless robbed a hotel in Norcross. G
Man claiming to be homeless robs Norcross hotel
WXIA-TV Atlanta / Posted yesterday
NORCROSS, Ga. – A man who claimed to be homeless robbed a hotel in Norcross. Gwinnett County Police said the manager of a Comfort Inn Suites on Peachtree Industrial Boulevard said he hired the man to do some work at the hotel on July 16. The man... Read more
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WXIA-TV Atlanta
Homeless man robs Norcross hotelA man who claimed to be homeless robbed a hotel in Norcross. Gwinnett County Po
Homeless man robs Norcross hotel
WXIA-TV Atlanta / Posted yesterday
A man who claimed to be homeless robbed a hotel in Norcross. Gwinnett County Police said the manager of a Comfort Inn Suites on Peachtree Industrial Boulevard said he hired the man to do some work at the hotel on July 16. (Gwinnett County Police... Read more
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WXIA-TV Atlanta
Family searches for answers after 18-old shot helping friendfor support from the community in this investigation and are hopeful that an ar
Family searches for answers after 18-old shot helping friend
WXIA-TV Atlanta / Posted 2 days ago
for support from the community in this investigation and are hopeful that an arrest will be made quickly," a statement from Gwinnett County Police said. Police announced the reward for information leading to the arrest of those responsible has... Read more
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ajc.com
Gwinnett County fugitivesEvery two weeks or so, the Gwinnett County Sheriff's Office releases a list of
Gwinnett County fugitives
ajc.com / Posted 2 days ago
Every two weeks or so, the Gwinnett County Sheriff's Office releases a list of wanted fugitives. The six people included on the list released July 28, 2016, were included on previous lists but have eluded capture, officials said. Their alleged... Read more
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ajc.com
Victim ID’d in Gwinnett gas station shootingThe man who was fatally shot Tuesday at a gas station in Gwinnett County has be
Victim ID’d in Gwinnett gas station shooting
ajc.com / Posted 2 days ago
The man who was fatally shot Tuesday at a gas station in Gwinnett County has been identified, police said. John Chambers, 58, of Lawrenceville, died after being shot in the chest at the Exxon station at Lawrenceville Highway and Oakland Road, police... Read more
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WXIA-TV Atlanta
Shooter who killed man at gas station released after investigationGa. -- The man taken into custody after shooting and killing a man in a gas sta
Shooter who killed man at gas station released after investigation
WXIA-TV Atlanta / Posted 2 days ago
Ga. -- The man taken into custody after shooting and killing a man in a gas station parking lot Tuesday was released. Gwinnett County Police said 34-year-old Jason Lance of Grayson shot and killed 58-year-old John Chambers at the Exxon gas... Read more
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ajc.com
6 water aerobics classes in metro Atlantaand expectant moms, and other water aerobics sessions including water Zumba. Me
6 water aerobics classes in metro Atlanta
ajc.com / Posted 3 days ago
and expectant moms, and other water aerobics sessions including water Zumba. Membership rates involve monthly dues. All Gwinnett County year-round recreation facilities offer water exercise classes. The West Gwinnett Park center has a healthy... Read more
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WALB Albany
Railroad crossings impacted by train, pedestrian accident in Norcrossmonth before her special wedding day, Izzy Hicks dream day became her worst nig
Railroad crossings impacted by train, pedestrian accident in Norcross
WALB Albany / Posted 3 days ago
month before her special wedding day, Izzy Hicks dream day became her worst nightmare. Police investigate homicide at Gwinnett County gas stationPolice investigate homicide at Gwinnett County gas station Police are investigating a homicide at... Read more
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ajc.com
Gwinnett and Norcross cops comfort dog hit by carOfficers from the Gwinnett County and Norcross police departments were caught o
Gwinnett and Norcross cops comfort dog hit by car
ajc.com / Posted 3 days ago
Officers from the Gwinnett County and Norcross police departments were caught on camera Tuesday while comforting a dog that had been hit by a car. A man who witnessed the compassionate moments sent a note (and photos) to Norcross police Chief Bill... Read more
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WALB Albany
Wedding venue closes leaving customers high and drylawsuits, after lawsuits, after lawsuits and I’m thinking how does this woman c
Wedding venue closes leaving customers high and dry
WALB Albany / Posted 3 days ago
lawsuits, after lawsuits, after lawsuits and I’m thinking how does this woman continue to get sued and have a company in Gwinnett County,” Hicks said. We also discovered she once owned three other similar companies that went out of business and... Read more
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WALB Albany
Police investigate homicide at Gwinnett County gas station Police are investigating a homicide at a Gwinnett County gas station. Police
Police investigate homicide at Gwinnett County gas station
WALB Albany / Posted 3 days ago
Police are investigating a homicide at a Gwinnett County gas station. Police are investigating a homicide at a Gwinnett County gas... Read more
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ajc.com
Water main break in Fulton County disrupts service at businessesleft, works a computer in the truck as he watches the image from the camera on
Water main break in Fulton County disrupts service at businesses
ajc.com / Posted 3 days ago
left, works a computer in the truck as he watches the image from the camera on a monitor. The three men all work for Gwinnett County. (Kimberly Smith/AJC File Photo) But there is no water service to about 35 homes, and to the the shopping... Read more
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WXIA-TV Atlanta
Police investigate Exxon shootingLAWRENCEVILLE, GA. - Gwinnett County Police are investigating a shooting at the
Police investigate Exxon shooting
WXIA-TV Atlanta / Posted 3 days ago
LAWRENCEVILLE, GA. - Gwinnett County Police are investigating a shooting at the Exxon gas station on Lawrenceville Hwy. and Oakland Road. According to police, a single person was transported to the hospital. Investigators are now working it as a... Read more
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ajc.com
Small but steady gains reported on Georgia’s standardized...with the state’s new standards. Students also had time to adjust to the open-en
Small but steady gains reported on Georgia’s standardized...
ajc.com / Posted 3 days ago
with the state’s new standards. Students also had time to adjust to the open-ended questions in the new test. In Gwinnett County, the state’s largest school district, the percentage of students who passed exceeded the state average in... Read more
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ajc.com
Gwinnett students score above state average on Georgia MilestonesGwinnett County students fared better than the statewide average on the latest
Gwinnett students score above state average on Georgia Milestones
ajc.com / Posted 4 days ago
Gwinnett County students fared better than the statewide average on the latest round of Georgia Milestones state assessments, according to data released Tuesday. Forty-three percent of Gwinnett’s third-graders were proficient or better in... Read more
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ajc.com
Parent group upset with long federal investigationA parent group is not happy that the U.S. Education Department is still investi
Parent group upset with long federal investigation
ajc.com / Posted 4 days ago
A parent group is not happy that the U.S. Education Department is still investigating its complaint of a Gwinnett County school district initiative, five years after the complaint was filed. “I have no more information than I’ve had before and I’m... Read more
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WXIA-TV Atlanta
Wife accused of killing husband denied bondBUFORD, Ga. -- The wife of a man she is accused of murdering is being held on n
Wife accused of killing husband denied bond
WXIA-TV Atlanta / Posted 4 days ago
BUFORD, Ga. -- The wife of a man she is accused of murdering is being held on no bond, Gwinnett County jail records show. Liubov Volkova, 35, is behind bars in Gwinnett County facing murder charges police connected her to the death of her husband... Read more
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ajc.com
Salvation Army names new Gwinnett leadersThe Salvation Army announced Monday it has named a South Carolina couple to lea
Salvation Army names new Gwinnett leaders
ajc.com / Posted 4 days ago
The Salvation Army announced Monday it has named a South Carolina couple to lead its Gwinnett County Corps. Lieutenants Jeremy and Kristina Mockabee were promoted from the Salvation Army’s Greenville, SC, region. According to the agency’s... Read more
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ajc.com
Gwinnett County schools: Cluster gets $40K STEM grantOne Gwinnett County school cluster is now $40,000 richer, thanks to a national
Gwinnett County schools: Cluster gets $40K STEM grant
ajc.com / Posted 4 days ago
One Gwinnett County school cluster is now $40,000 richer, thanks to a national grant aimed at providing better science, technology, education and math services to underserved students. »MORE: Gwinnett STEM school named best in state According to... Read more
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Daily Mail
48 people escape bus fire on interstate near Mall of Georgiawere on board the bus when it caught fire on Interstate 85, north-east of Atlan
48 people escape bus fire on interstate near Mall of Georgia
Daily Mail / Posted 5 days ago
were on board the bus when it caught fire on Interstate 85, north-east of Atlanta Capt. Tommy Rutledge, a spokesman for Gwinnett County Fire & Emergency Services, said Friday afternoon's fire started near the engine compartment or tire well at... Read more
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ajc.com
Man at large, infant safe after SWAT standoffThe Gwinnett County man accused of triggering a Friday night SWAT standoff by b
Man at large, infant safe after SWAT standoff
ajc.com / Posted 7 days ago
The Gwinnett County man accused of triggering a Friday night SWAT standoff by barricading himself inside his residence with an infant remained at large Saturday, police said. The child is safe, Gwinnett County police spokesman Cpl. Collin Flynn... Read more
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ajc.com
Georgia Cyber Academy, most other virtual schools, rate poorlyin fall 2015: 464 Grade from Governor’s Office of Student Achievement: C Desc
Georgia Cyber Academy, most other virtual schools, rate poorly
ajc.com / Posted 7 days ago
in fall 2015: 464 Grade from Governor’s Office of Student Achievement: C Description: A county-run school for Gwinnett County students from fourth grade through high school. Students through ninth grade get a “blended” experience, part... Read more
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WALB Albany
Man barricades himself in Loganville home with childa man has barricaded himself in a home in Loganville with an infant child and h
Man barricades himself in Loganville home with child
WALB Albany / Posted 7 days ago
a man has barricaded himself in a home in Loganville with an infant child and has threatened to harm himself or the child. Gwinnett County Schools: More bus drivers neededGwinnett County Schools: More bus drivers needed The start of the new school... Read more
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ajc.com
Man barricaded inside Gwinnett home with baby, SWAT outsideA man was barricaded inside a Loganville home with a baby Friday night, accordi
Man barricaded inside Gwinnett home with baby, SWAT outside
ajc.com / Posted 7 days ago
A man was barricaded inside a Loganville home with a baby Friday night, according to Gwinnett County officials. He is believed to be armed and making threats to harm himself or the child, Gwinnett County spokesman Cop. Collin Flynn said in a news... Read more
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