PENSACOLA, Fla. -- President Barack Obama is capping two days in the suffering Gulf of Mexico with a solemn, high-stakes address to the nation that will lay out the enormous effort needed to right the multifaceted damage from the country's worst environmental disaster.
WASHINGTON -- Georgia's newest member of Congress has been sworn in.Republican Tom Graves, a former Georgia representative from rural Ranger, was sworn in during a Monday evening ceremony. Graves won a special election last week to fill what's left of GOP Rep. Nathan Deal's term.
SUGAR HILL -- At the Sugar Hill City Council's monthly meeting Monday night, Councilman Marc Cohen encouraged residents to appreciate all the city is doing to improve itself -- remarkably with no increase in property taxes, despite a shrinking tax digest.
LILBURN -- Despite tough economic times, the Lilburn City Council on Monday held its millage rate at 4.26 for tax year 2010, the same as the past five years.
SNELLVILLE -- After holding several town hall meetings and public hearings, Snellville officials Monday voted 4-2 to raise the city's millage rate to 5.9, resulting in about $108 per year increase on a $150,000 home.
DULUTH -- The Duluth City Council on Monday scheduled public hearings on a proposed tax millage increase of .80 of a mill for 2010 to support the city's fiscal year 2011 budget.
Anthony Griggs gassed up a lawn mower Monday under a brutal, blazing sun.
A 7-year-old boy found floating unconscious in a Suwanee pool Monday evening later died at Emory Johns Creek Hospital.
The Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce is leading its first international business development opportunity with a trip to China next month.
Just a few weeks after a Lilburn Middle School student was nearly blinded when he was hit with a bleach-filled balloon, a Suwanee teenager is now facing three felony charges for throwing a water balloon at a moving car last week.
The Gwinnett County Board of Education unanimously voted Monday to maintain its millage rate for the fifth consecutive year.
STOCKTON, Calif. -- A Sunday school teacher who pleaded guilty to kidnapping and murdering a neighbor girl in Northern California made a tearful apology to the victim's family Monday as she was sentenced to prison for the rest of her life.
Gwinnett County police are looking for at least two people suspected of shooting a man Monday morning near Norcross, spokesman Cpl. Brian Kelly said.
A Banks County man has been named the district engineer for the Northeast Georgia district of the state Department of Transportation.
OKLAHOMA CITY -- Flash flooding across the Oklahoma City area Monday stranded commuters on washed-out roads and prompted crews to send boats into inundated neighborhoods, rescuing dozens of residents and motorists who sought safety in trees and on rooftops.
TEHRAN, Iran -- The hardline spiritual mentor of Iran's president has made a rare public call for producing the ''special weapons'' that are a monopoly of a few nations -- a veiled reference to nuclear arms.
LOS ANGELES -- A doctor charged in Michael Jackson's death will keep his California medical license after a judge ruled Monday he didn't have the authority to revoke it.
CHICAGO -- Starbucks Corp. will begin offering unlimited free wireless Internet access at all company-operated U.S. locations starting July 1, part of an ongoing effort to bring more customers in the door.
When Diamond DeShields headed out to the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., last week for a set of trials for three different USA Basketball Women's National teams, her expectations were quite modest."I was really unprepared to stay this long," she said in a phone interview Monday. "Everybody was ready for me to come home (today)."
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WINDER -- Two of three men charged with arson in a 2005 fire that destroyed a church pleaded guilty in Barrow County Superior Court.Maurice Arnold and Bruce Edward Smith pleaded guilty on Monday.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- A Delta Air Lines spokesman says a flight that made an emergency landing at Louisville International Airport did so after fluid leaked and caused a "smoky odor" in the plane.
NEW YORK -- Stocks rose early Monday following signs that Europe's economy might not be badly hurt by its debt crisis.
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DULUTH — The man found dead at the Bridgewater Apartments near Duluth has been identified as Deonte Moore, 19, of Norcross, a Gwinnett County police spokesman said Saturday.
LAWRENCEVILLE — The good news for the Atlanta Braves and their starter Jair Jurrjens was he pitched 22⁄3 innings with no pain in his hamstring for Triple-A affiliate Gwinnett on Monday.
BATAVIA, N.Y. -- It wasn't on the menu, but customers at a western New York restaurant got an up-close look at some venison on the hoof.
NEW YORK -- The tense drama "Red" delivered one of its half-dozen Tony Awards to Eddie Redmayne for his performance as the young, increasingly defiant assistant to artist Mark Rothko.
The man found dead at the Bridgewater Apartments near Duluth has been identified as Deonte Moore, 19, of Norcross, a Gwinnett County police spokesman said Saturday.
RICHMOND, Va. -- Jimmy Dean, a country music legend for his smash hit about a workingman hero, "Big Bad John," and an entrepreneur known for his sausage brand, died on Sunday. He was 81. View and sign GuestBook inside story.