ATLANTA -- The Stanley Cup champion Blackhawks and the Thrashers were awaiting NHL approval Wednesday on a multiplayer blockbuster trade that would send Dustin Byfuglien, Brent Sopel and Ben Eager from Chicago to Atlanta, according to a person familiar with the negotiations.
Georgia Gwinnett College is about to undergo the biggest change of its brief history. Just four years after it opened, the college is preparing to open its residence halls, student center and new Library and Learning Center.Photo slide show inside
County officials are trying a new approach to balancing a slimmer budget. During a kickoff Wednesday to prepare the 2011 spending plan, County Administrator Glenn Stephens and others outlined a plan to put service levels first and give commissioners a chance to "shop" for the level they want.
Even with a wave of drowning and near-drowning incidents flooding Gwinnett County in recent weeks, Nancy Hearn never thought her Alex would be involved.
Gwinnett County Public Schools students met or exceeded the state standard on the CRCT more than their peers statewide at all grade levels, school system officials announced Wednesday.
olice say a routine traffic stop in Norcross Monday evening turned up a man wanted for murder in Connecticut who's now facing 18 additional charges locally. Gwinnett County Police said that an officer stopped a vehicle on the 700 block of Chase Lane just before 7 p.m. Monday for an "observed equipment violation" before becoming suspicious that the passenger was concealing his true identity.
Organizers are expecting 500 to 1,000 people to attend a rally tonight admonishing a proposal to privatize and expand the Gwinnett County Airport. The event is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on the Gwinnett Historic Courthouse square in Lawrenceville.
A former Lilburn psychotherapist entered a surprise guilty plea this week to sexual assault charges involving a patient, costing him two years in prison and his professional license.
A 17-year-old Lawrenceville resident died a week after being shot in the head as part of a reported drug robbery gone awry, upgrading charges against the alleged shooter to murder, police said Wednesday.
While most Gwinnettians will have two tax bills this year, after the county's infamous second billing for 2009, John Heard may have to worry about a third.
WIMBLEDON, England -- On and on and on, and on some more, they played -- longer than anyone ever had before. And still there was no winner. John Isner of Tampa, Fla., and Nicolas Mahut of France were tied at 59-59 in the fifth set at Wimbledon after exactly 10 hours of action when play was suspended because of darkness Wednesday night. It is by far the longest match in terms of games or time in the century-plus history of tennis.
ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Hawks' NBA draft will be overshadowed by the possibility of losing Joe Johnson to free agency. The Hawks have the 24th overall pick in today's NBA draft. It could be difficult to find immediate help at that spot, but it could be especially important to add scoring help if the team loses Johnson, a four-time All-Star and the team's first option.
All the combines, individual workouts and interviews are over. All Al-Farouq Aminu and Gani Lawal can do now is wait. Just how long the wait will be remains to be seen, but both Norcross High School grads figure to hear their names called when the NBA Draft commences this evening at 7 p.m. in New York.
Nick Green, who was leading the Duluth baseball team to great heights while Brian McCann was in grade school, has taken a scenic route in Major League Baseball. The 31-year-old has played for seven major league teams, including his current one, the Toronto Blue Jays, who signed him last weekend.
SUWANEE -- Asseco Prokom II Gdynia, a professional basketball team from Poland, is in Gwinnett County for the week as it continues its visit in the United States during an offseason training and fun-filled trip.
COVINGTON -- Newton's football team is experiencing something it has not had to deal with since probably way before head coach Nick Collins arrived -- how to deal with depth.
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama sacked his loose-lipped Afghanistan commander Wednesday, a seismic shift for the military order in wartime, and chose the familiar, admired -- and tightly disciplined -- Gen. David Petraeus to replace him. Petraeus, architect of the Iraq war turnaround, was once again to take hands-on leadership of a troubled war effort.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Rock 'n' roll Hall of Famer Gregg Allman underwent a successful liver transplant surgery Wednesday morning at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla.
NEWARK, N.J. -- A hot, dark and miserable four-hour stretch spent by hundreds of travelers parked in a diverted trans-Atlantic plane renewed calls Wednesday to add international travel to a months-old federal rule limiting how long airlines can keep passengers trapped on the tarmac.
DES MOINES, Iowa -- A new exhibit at an aquarium in Iowa that had intended to showcase the beauty of the Gulf of Mexico will instead be void of life to underline the environmental impact of a massive oil spill in the ocean basin.
TORONTO -- A magnitude-5.0 earthquake struck at the Ontario-Quebec border region of Canada on Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, and homes and businesses were shaken from Canada's capital in Ottawa on south to an arc of U.S. states.
LAWRENCEVILLE -- On the fringes of a chaotic scene, Cpl. Paul Phillips mistook the man accused of derailing his law enforcement ambitions with a single bullet as an ally.
Trash haulers are gearing up for the new county trash district service by practicing routes and delivering carts. Some have hired employees, too.
NORCROSS -- Police say a routine traffic stop in Norcross Monday evening turned up a man wanted for murder in Connecticut, who's now facing 18 additional charges locally.
PRETORIA, South Africa -- Landon Donovan scored a stunning goal in the first minute of injury time, advancing the United States to the second round at the World Cup with a 1-0 win over Algeria.
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama ousted Gen. Stanley McChrystal as the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan on Wednesday, saying that his scathing published remarks about administration officials undermine civilian control of the military and erode the needed trust on the president's war team.
Proving one’s feminist bona fides has become the latest challenge for women aspiring to public office.
Each year, the Georgia Plant Selections Committee, an organization composed of plant professionals throughout the state, choose certain plants to label as “Gold Medal Winners.” The goal of the committee is “to promote the production, sale and use of superior ornamental plants.”
The World War II slogan ‘‘Loose Lips Sink Ships,’’ which was intended to encourage Americans to keep quiet about any information pertaining to that war, could also apply to modern generals and their staffs.
BBQ today supports K-9 programs
Sam Roberts is a fairly quiet guy for the most part.
LAWRENCEVILLE — The Gwinnett Braves certainly haven’t lacked opportunities during the current series with Buffalo.
LILBURN — Even with a wave of drowning and near-drowning incidents flooding Gwinnett County in recent weeks, Nancy Hearn never thought her Alex would be involved.
JAMES Brigadier General (Ret. USANG) 1930-2010 James (Jim) D. Polson, Jr. of Snellville, Ga. died Friday evening June 18, 2010 of an overwhelming infection which eventually led to a cardiac ...
William Reed Dunagan, age 75, of Lawrenceville, Georgia, entered into rest on June 22, 2010. He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Helen Marie Dunagan ...
Betty Helen Kelley, age 83 of Bethlehem, GA passed away June 21, 2010. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She retired from the IRS in 1987 and is ...
Mark C. Phillips, age 56 of Winder, GA passed away June 21, 2010. Arrangements by Carter Funeral Home of Winder 770-867-1361
Felix N. Caban-Velez, age 65 of Monroe, GA, passed away June 21, 2010. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home Monroe Chapel, 770-267-2594 www.stewartfh.com
Olympsia Jean-Baptiste, age 94, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away June 19, 2010. Arrangements by Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 770-277-4550
Sarah Kathryn Burkhalter, age 90, of Lawrenceville, GA died on June 19, 2010. Arrangements by Metro Embalming & Crematory, Inc., Conyers, GA 30013 770-922-8182 www.metroembalming.com
Dennis DiResta, age 57, of Doraville, GA passed away June 20, 2010. Arrangements by Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Inc., Duluth Chapel 770-476-2535