With two residents asleep inside, Reggie Denson dashed across the street, banging on the front door of his neighbors' home. Looking out his bedroom window, Denson's son had seen flames coming from behind the house before yelling for his father.
Gwinnett Police have issued arrest warrants for two men believed to be connected to the shooting death of 20-year-old Deandre Perkins in the parking lot of a Lawrenceville Chevron on Wednesday.
Prosecutors have dismissed charges against two of five suspects arrested in April for carrying dynamite-like explosives built in a basement workshop. Shirley Maddox, a 62-year-old Buford grandmother, posted bond Wednesday after nearly three months at the Gwinnett County Jail. The other exonerated suspect, Buford resident William Parten, remained jailed on a probation violation.
JOHNS CREEK -- Both of the top singles seeds in the Atlanta Tennis Championships showed plenty of bounce-back in their quarterfinal matches Friday at the Atlanta Athletic Club's stadium court.
LAWRENCEVILLE -- Jordan Schafer jumped from Class AA to the majors last season as Atlanta's opening night center fielder. Now he's heading back to Mississippi as the Braves hope a step back will get him started in the right direction again. With Gwinnett overloaded with outfielder, Schafer was returned to the Southern League team Friday after hitting just .201 this season against Class AAA pitching with the G-Braves.
Officials could tweak a proposal to give preference to local vendors for county contracts. Last week, commissioners delayed a vote on the purchasing ordinance, which would have incorporated the "Buy Gwinnett" program, a Chamber of Commerce idea to encourage local companies and governments to boost local business by buying from Gwinnett companies.
Experts say it's a good weekend to be at the pool. Or in Alaska. With much of the country boiling, temperatures in Gwinnett this weekend are expected to hang around 7 degrees above normal, with sizzling heat indexes in the low 100s.
COVINGTON -- After laying a solid foundation to build Alcovy's volleyball program, Amanda Briggs has stepped away as the Lady Tigers' head coach, giving Cristi Johnson the serve to take the team to the next level.
LOGANVILLE -- One down, three to go for the defending state champions. Kevin Dawkins had five hits and drove in eight runs, part of an 18-hit attack in Conyers Post 77's 22-10 win over Blairsville Post 121 in the first round of the American Legion Georgia State Tournament at West Walton Park.
LAWRENCEVILLE -- Mindy Layton was picking up a pizza at Cosmo's Original Little Italy in downtown Lawrenceville when she noticed the business next door: College Nannies & Tutors.
Fourteen University of Georgia incoming freshmen -- including six from Gwinnett -- have been selected to receive the Coca-Cola First Generation Scholarship for the 2010-11 academic year.
DULUTH -- Duluth citizens can learn about the city through the third annual LEAD Academy.
DULUTH -- The 26th class of Leadership Gwinnett will begin in August, the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce announced.
After my last column on all the entertainment in Gwinnett County, my friend Susan Abken pointed out to me that when I moved here 30 years ago the only thing Gwinnett had to offer was the Yellow River Game Ranch.
BUFORD -- Registration is open for the Bikes for Tikes show, which will be held Aug. 14 at Triple Play in Buford.
I never knew just how influential this little newspaper column is.
SUWANEE -- Local students will be performing care-free Broadway musicals in Suwanee this weekend, as Suwanee Performing Arts hosts Broadway in the Park at Town Center Park.
LAWRENCEVILLE -- The Gwinnett County Health Department is prepared to help families ensure their children are up to date on needed vaccinations and screenings before starting school this fall.
DULUTH -- The city of Duluth plans to honor its firefighters, police officers and residents who are military veterans through art.
WINDER -- A longstanding poker run in Barrow County is asking area residents to chip in for charity, in spite of strapped economic times.
What's the difference between good and great?
What, you may ask, am I going to say this week about the primary elections? The answer: Nothing.
Sgt. Alex Rodriguez of Combat Logistics Battalion 1, a battalion of the United States Marine Corps, presents the American flag draped over Cpl. Joseph Lowry Jr.’s casket to his parents, Joe and June Lowry, on Friday at the funeral service at Tim Stewart Funeral Home in Lawrenceville. Lowry passed away July 14 at the age of 25 after a three-year battle with cancer. He was on active duty in the USMC and was a lifelong resident of Lawrenceville. Lowry was a 2002 graduate of Dacula High School and a Master Mason in the Lawrenceville Lodge. Rodriguez was Lowry’s platoon sergeant when they were serving.
Lauren Marie Clay and Jared Matthew McGee were married June 12 at Loganville Baptist Church. Pastor Mickey Oliver officiated the ceremony.
Rebecca Kaye Andrews and David Michael Soles were married Oct. 2 at Mt. Tabor Baptist Church. The Rev. Larry Mize officiated the ceremony.
Robert and Dorothy Whitmer of Snellville recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. The couple were married May 21, 1950, in Sarasota, Fla.
Voters planning to cast their vote for one of the successors to John Linder, now or in November, should think twice about the bottom line — their pocket.
JOHNS CREEK — Both of the top singles seeds in the Atlanta Tennis Championships showed plenty of bounce-back in their quarterfinal matches Friday at the Atlanta Athletic Club’s stadium court.
LAWRENCEVILLE — Officials could tweak a proposal to give preference to local vendors for county contracts.
I never knew just how influential this little newspaper column is. That is, until I got a call last week from Sarah Palin.
Estefany Yaneth Angeles Leon and Eric Douglas Smith were married May 21 in Paracas, Peru.
LAWRENCEVILLE — After one clean inning in California two weeks ago, Mike Minor’s short vacation began.
Why is it that some people proclaim that unless we are native Americans, we have no right to criticize illegal aliens? Perhaps we did not treat the native Americans, which incidentally includes some of my ancestors, very well but are we to be permanently condemned as aggressors? The past is past. Those who claim that “the white man” is condemned to permanent purgatory for past treatment of native Americans actually have the modern day agenda of promoting massive immigration among other narrow agendas. To claim that we have no right to criticize illegal aliens because we may have displaced native Americans is totally mindless, irrelevant and agenda-driven.
George and Joan Nelms of Lawrenceville recently celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary. The couple was married in Buford. George is employed by Menlo Logistics/NCR and Joan is a homemaker. They have two children, Angelina, married to Bryan Clark, and Gregory. The couple celebrated at Island Ford Baptist Church in Buford.
A friend of mine returned my call one day while he was sitting in the Dallas airport, waiting for a flight out. He explained that he had just spent two days at the Texas State Fair, and it was, he said, quite a sight to behold.
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Edward Scates III of Lawrenceville announce the engagement of their daughter, Amber Leigh Scates of Atlanta, to Franklin Moss Heery of Atlanta, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Moss Heery of Athens.
Gennie Gaynell Gay Scott Braswell, 95, of Lawrenceville passed away peaceful, surrounded by her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews at Peachtree Christian Hospice Tuesday, July 20 ...
Lucile Fain age 87 passed away on Wednesday July 21, 2010. Funeral Services will be held at 2 PM on Saturday, July 24, 2010 in the Chapel of Tim Stewart ...
Mr. Clifford Cliff Poole, Jr., age 85, of Jefferson, GA passed away Sunday, July 18, 2010. Arrangements by Gardenview Funeral Chapel 706-546-1125.
Michael L Nix, age 50, of Winder, GA, passed away July 21, 2010. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, Memory Chapel 770-867-4553
George W. Freeman, age 93 of Snellville, GA passed away July 22, 2010. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC, Snellville Chapel, 770-979-3200
Mrs. Ruby Youngblood Johnston, age 84, of Lewisville, TX and formerly of Buford, GA and the Riverside Community passed away on Tuesday, July 20, 2010. She was preceded in death ...
Oseas Martinez-Cano, age 65 of Grayson, GA, passed away July 19, 2010. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Lawrenceville Chapel, 770-962-3100, www.stewartfh.com
Vera Eugenia McFall, age 72 of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away July 22, 2010. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Lawrenceville Chapel, 770-962-3100, www.stewartfh.com
Mrs. Reba Garrish passed away July 22, 2010. Arrangements by Carter Funeral Home of Winder 770-867-1361
Luis E. Reyes, age 43, of Duluth, GA passed away July 21, 2010. Arrangements by Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Inc., Duluth Chapel 770-476-2535
Jerry G. Jackson, Sr. ,age 72 of Lawrenceville, entered into rest on Wednesday, July 21, 2010. Funeral Services will be held at 2 PM , Sunday, July 25, 2010 in the ...
Maggie Pearl Martin Johnson, age 95, of Suwanee, GA passed away on Thursday, July 22, 2010. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral ...
Mr. Alford Patrick, age 67 of Maysville, GA, who passed away on July 22, 2010. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home of Jefferson, 706-367-5467. www.evansfuneralhomeinc.com
Rubena Maddox Hall Swinks, age 86, of Scottdale, passed away July 21, 2010. Arrangements by Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Inc., Lilburn/Tucker Chapel (770) 564-2726.