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Downed utility lines blocking all lanes of Ga. 124 in Snellville

Updated: 9:02 a.m. Tuesday, July 26, 2016

All lanes of Ga. 124 near Snellville are expected to be closed until about noon Tuesday while authorities clear downed utility lines.

Around 8:30 a.m., Georgia Department of Transportation officials said the downed lines were blocking all north and southbound lanes of the highway near Johnson Drive. Just before 9 ...

Parent group upset with long federal investigation
Fourth grade teacher Tremaine Carter (top right) helps Derick Figueroa, Maurilio Estrada, Tylaw Veth-Ly, Robert Cousinard and Kanye Missard as they use a laptop to work on an assignment in class at Centerville Elementary School in Snellville on Friday, January 22, 2016. Gov. Nathan Deal praised Gwinnett County Public Schools in his State of the State address this month for developing a teacher compensation model that “rewards effectiveness, promotes flexibility and requires accountability.” JONATHAN PHILLIPS / SPECIAL

7:14 a.m. Tuesday, July 26, 2016

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 pretty bummed out about that,” said Marlyn Tillman, co-founder ...
Nurture your kid's creativity with these 5 projects under $25
Make your backyard look beachy with this homemade flip-flop wreath.

6:19 p.m. Monday, July 25, 2016

School will start back soon. Before your kids' afternoons and evenings are consumed by homeswork, plan a few inexpensive and fun summer projects you can do together. Although you might think it'll cost a fortune at the craft store to make some of these super creative ideas, good news — ...
Salvation Army names new Gwinnett leaders
Lieutenants Jeremy and Kristina Mockabee will lead the Gwinnett County Corps of The Salvation Army.

4:27 p.m. Monday, July 25, 2016

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 announcement, they are advocates for the homeless, at-risk youth, seniors, veterans and the less fortunate.The ...
Peachtree Corners eliminates tax for new tech companies

2:32 p.m. Monday, July 25, 2016

The Peachtree Corners City Council voted recently to create a tax exemption program for new and emerging technology businesses. According to city documents, the purpose of the program is to encourage new businesses that operate in high technology, life sciences, and intellectual property.The program is designed to help with the ...
Good Samaritan opens new Gwinnett facility
The 12,000-square-foot facility is at 5949 Buford Highway.

1:17 p.m. Monday, July 25, 2016

Good Samaritan Health Center opened a new treatment center in Norcross Monday. The 12,000-square-foot facility includes 10 medical exam rooms, six dental operatory suites, a drug dispensary, a lab and three counseling and education rooms. It also includes reception area that can seat 68 patients. The facility is at 5949 ...
Little info on 5-year-old Gwinnett school probe frustrates parents
Snellville - Fourth grade teacher Tremaine Carter (top right) helps Derick Figueroa, Maurilio Estrada, Tylaw Veth-Ly, Robert Cousinard and Kanye Missard as they use a laptop to work on an assignment in class at Centerville Elementary School in Snellville on Friday, January 22, 2016. Gov. Nathan Deal praised Gwinnett County Public Schools in his State of the State address this month for developing a teacher compensation model that “rewards effectiveness, promotes flexibility and requires accountability.” JONATHAN PHILLIPS / SPECIAL

1:15 p.m. Monday, July 25, 2016

Five years ago this week, a parent group asked the federal government to investigate whether a Gwinnett County program would stunt the educational progress of minority students and students with disabilities. Today, that investigation is still going on, and those who filed the complaint say they’re getting little information about ...
Company withdraws plans for rehab center near Lawrenceville
Fresh Starts Foundation of Lawrenceville planned to build a 60,000-square-foot rehab center between Lawrenceville and Grayson.

12:52 p.m. Monday, July 25, 2016

A company has withdrawn plans for a drug and alcohol treatment center between Lawrenceville and Grayson.As The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported last week, Fresh Start Foundations of Loganville had proposed building a 60,000-square-foot residential rehabilitation center on 61 acres at 1680 Chandler Road. The proposal was scheduled to be heard by ...
Duluth adding additional human resources training
Duluth adding human resources webinar access through HR Express Service. Courtesy of Georgia Municipal Association

12:48 p.m. Monday, July 25, 2016

The Duluth City Council recently approved a $2,000 annual contract with the Georgia Municipal Association for HR Express Service. GMA presently offers training and policy development services designed to help local governments keep abreast of and stay in compliance with numerous human resources laws and regulations that impact the city.The ...
Gwinnett school cluster gets $40K STEM grant
October 15, 2015 Norcross - Meadowcreek High School is among a growing number of Georgia high schools that has a student-led chapter of Hispanic Organization Promoting Education. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM

1:11 p.m. Monday, July 25, 2016

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.  The Meadowcreek cluster, which serves students in the Norcross area, was recently awarded the grant from a national STEM advocacy group called FIRST. The ...
Buy by the foot: The largest and smallest Atlanta homes for sale in Gwinnett

8:55 a.m. Monday, July 25, 2016

Gwinnett County encompasses big-city and suburban areas and a vast range of home sizes.When Gwinnett homes are big, they are very very big. When they are small, well, they're pretty small. This is also true of the homes for sale. Here are six homes in the area that go to ...
Duluth City Council to discuss big developments around town
This rendering shows downtown Duluth’s plan for The Block. Courtesy of city of Duluth

5:48 a.m. Monday, July 25, 2016

Residents, business owners and visitors to Duluth interested in an update on the many projects underway in Duluth are invited to meet with city councilmembers this week. The meeting will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Roma Italiano Ristorante, 3455 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard, Suite 840. Councilmembers will ...
Gwinnett County restaurant inspection scores

1:14 p.m. Sunday, July 24, 2016

Gwinnett County • Athens Grill, 1430 Five Forks Trickum Road, Lawrenceville. 87/B • Chopstixx, 4955 Sugarloaf Parkway, Lawrenceville. 87/B • El Meson Mexican Taqueria, 3083 Breckinridge Blvd., Duluth. 100/A • Neno’s Tavern, 3315 Sugarloaf Parkway, Lawrenceville. 100/A • Panda Express, 3200 Holcomb Bridge Road, Norcross. 93/A
Freddy's opening another Gwinnett location tomorrow
Freddy's Frozen Custard and Steakburgers will hold a ribbon cutting at its new Snellville location Tuesday morning. (Credit: Freddy's Frozen Custard and Steakburgers)

8:08 a.m. Monday, July 25, 2016

Freddy's Frozen Custard and Steakburgers will open another Gwinnett location soon. Real soon.  The brand new store at 1770 Scenic Highway in Snellville will officially open Tuesday following a 10 a.m. ribbon cutting ceremony. The Kansas-based chain has more than 200 locations nationwide and offers "lean ground beef steakburgers, Vienna ...
In Duluth, $1.1M buys a 'Charleston-inspired' riverside estate
Photos courtesy of zillow.com.

12:04 p.m. Saturday, July 23, 2016

How 'bout a touch of Charleston in Gwinnett, y'all — and on the river, no less? The home at 3931 The Battery in Duluth offers just that, complete with five bedrooms, seven bathrooms and just over 6,600 square feet. The listing also boasts of three "spacious piazzas" and two screened-in ...
Man at large, infant safe after SWAT standoff

9:29 a.m. Saturday, July 23, 2016

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 said. According to Flynn, officers responded to the 200 block of Jarrod ...
7 ways to live the hipster life in Gwinnett County
The Local Republic, a highly popular restaurant in downtown Lawrenceville, is moving down the street. The current location will be filled with a taco bar, owners said Monday. TYLER ESTEP / TYLER.ESTEP@COXINC.COM

1:32 p.m. Monday, July 25, 2016

We get it, hipsters and hipsterettes. You only live in the 'burbs — Gwinnett County, specifically — because you have to. Gwinnett really isn't that bad, but it ain't exactly your speed, either — if you had your druthers, you’d totally be living the full-on hipster life in EAV or O4W. ...
At Issue: Gwinnett residents fear annexation has silenced their voice
A Quik Trip near the Indian Crossing subdivision in unincorporated Gwinnett now has been annexed into the city of Norcross. Residents near the proposed gas station are concerned that the development will cause increased traffic congestion.

12:00 a.m. Saturday, July 23, 2016

Homeowners in Gwinnett’s Indian Crossing subdivision accessible from Indian Trail Road were notified in March of plans to tear down a nearby strip mall to build a new Quik Trip concept store. Residents of the subdivision began attending County Planning Commission meetings to voice their concerns.The proposed gas and convenience ...
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