Thousands of high school seniors have walked - or will be walking - across stages all over Georgia this weekend to receive those highly sought-after high school diplomas and take the next step toward full adulthood and eventual independence.Some have breezed through, graduating summa cum laude. Others have sweated every point, barely sliding through by the skin of one tiny tooth graduating, "Oh, Lawdy, Lawdy!" But there they all are, ready for the next stage of life.
LAWRENCEVILLE - The curtain went up Friday on the first performance at the Aurora Theatre's new Lawrenceville stage.
LAWRENCEVILLE - Four men accused of running elaborate marijuana grow houses in Gwinnett County were indicted Wednesday.
localNorth's Ray gets head job at Milton North Gwinnett assistant baseball coach Joey Ray, a Brookwood grad, has been named the head baseball coach at Milton, which won the state title in 2004.
Despite being in different classifications, the Brookwood and Wesleyan baseball teams have plenty in common heading into Monday's state baseball semifinals.
Columbus State's baseball team started the South Atlantic Regional in miserable fashion, losing the opener and creating the most difficult road to the title.
BaseballMay 29-June 1: Dacula will host a baseball camp for boys entering grades 1-5 and entering grades 6-9 at the Dacula baseball field. Camp for grades 1-5 will run from 8 a.m. to noon and for grades 6-9 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Registration deadline is May 18. For more information, call 770-338-4667.
NORCROSS - A federal grand jury this week indicted a Norcross tax return preparer on multiple charges relating to a false tax refund scheme, according to the U.S. Attorney David E. Nahmias' office.
LILBURN - Clay and Debbie Trussell have always had a heart for adopting Eastern European orphans. They've always had a home in which to welcome them. And they've usually had the funds to get through the adoption process.
SUWANEE - Maria Nuedling and Antonia Hafner describe themselves as Air Force brats.
Sen. Isakson a key fighter for immigration reform Most agree the current system, or lack thereof, addressing immigration into the United States is not working. The first step toward change is to introduce legislation that will begin the debate on immigration reform.
The Atlanta Fire United Soccer Association honored its college-bound players last week with its first college signing celebration.
WINDER - An 85-year-old Grayson man suffered a broken leg and lacerations after being struck by a car in Winder on Friday.
ATLANTA - The Coca-Cola Co. is betting big that Glaceau will help it expand its water and energy drink portfolio and jump-start sales in its North America unit as it announced a deal Friday to buy the privately held maker of Vitaminwater for $4.1 billion in cash.
LAWRENCEVILLE - Nearly three dozen businesses in Gwinnett County recently sold alcohol to minors, police said.
NORCROSS - Two men were arrested in connection with a May 3 bank robbery.
Pawn shop robbed•WINDER - Police reports state that $71.25 was taken from Title Exchange and Pawn, 255 N. Broad St., Thursday.
SUWANEE - The talent in Richard Ramsey's girls weight training class this spring at Collins Hill was enough to make most other high school athletic programs jealous.
As another school year comes to a close in Georgia, hats off to those heroes who labor in the trenches underpaid, underappreciated and under pressure - our teachers.
LAWRENCEVILLE - An August study that re-imagined what Jimmy Carter Boulevard could look like has been adopted by the Atlanta Regional Commission.
AP Auto Racing WriterINDIANAPOLIS - Tell Helio Castroneves he's one of the favorites in Sunday's Indianapolis 500 and he just shrugs his shoulders and grins.
LAWRENCEVILLE - An attempt to get portions of a proposed Epcot-like development in southwest Gwinnett denied fell flat, but an attorney representing the project said the pause will not affect the development's plan.The Asian Village Atlanta will begin construction on its main feature, a Chinese garden, this fall. Attorney Michael Sullivan said developers had asked county commissioners to deny without prejudice a request to rezone more than 23 acres of the project for townhomes and villas and a change that would let more than seven acres be used as commercial space after they decided to rethink that portion of the project.
Dan Harold Minyard, formerly of Snellville Georgia passed away Thursday May 24th, 2007. He is survived by his wife, Doris, as well as his sons and their families, Dan of ...
Lila J. Mamaw Jacobus, age 95 of Lawrenceville, GA died May 24, 2007. She is survived by her children, Roderic L. and Bonnie Jacobus, Sr. of Littleton, CO ...
Mrs. Helen Henderson Bowers, 83, of Lawrenceville, Ga., passed away at Peachtree Christian Hospice, Duluth, Ga. on Tuesday May 22, 2007, after a courageous battle with cancer. An inspiration to ...
James Wilbur Barnes, Sr., age 96 of Braselton, GA, died Friday, May 25, 2007. A Graveside Service will be held Sunday, May 27, 2007 at 3:00 P.M. at Crest Lawn ...
Debra Williams Moore, age 50 of Lawrenceville, passed away on Thursday, May 24, 2007. Funeral Services will be held 3 PM Sunday, May 27, 2007 in the Lawrenceville Chapel of ...
Susan Beals Young, age 42 of Hoschton, GA, died Friday, May 25, 2007 after an extended illness. Funeral arrangements will be announced later. Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel, 770-945-6924, www.hamiltonmillchapel.com.
Donna Marie (Kennard) Wadford, age 52, of Lawrenceville, died Thursday, May 24, 2007. Funeral Mass will be held 11:00AM Monday, May 28, 2007 at St. Lawrence Catholic Church. Father Kevin ...
Mary Frances Nelson, age 85 of Lawrenceville, died May 24, 2007. Arrangements pending with Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory Duluth Chapel, 770-476-2535.
Bobby Ralph Freeman, age 53 of Loganville, died Friday, May 25, 2007. Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 670 Tom Brewer Road, Loganville, Georgia 30052, 770-466-1544. Please sign online guest registry at ...