News for Monday, February 4, 2013

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Ga. deputy sentenced for trading stolen drugs

Officials in the U.S. Attorney's office say a former Tattnall County sheriff's deputy has been sentenced to nine years in prison for selling illegal drugs he stole from the evidence room.

2 Ga. men arrested on sex trafficking, rape charges

Police in DeKalb County have arrested two men on charges of sex trafficking, rape, false imprisonment and drug offenses.

Norcross leaders vote 'no' on gateway, digital signs

Staff Correspondent. NORCROSS -- Months of discussion and research regarding city gateway signs leading into Norcross, and a digital reader board for the downtown historic area, came to a vote Monday evening. With gateway entry signs being considered at Holcomb Bridge Road and Buford Highway, and another location at Holcomb

GCPS asks community to help with curriculum

Gwinnett County Public Schools invites parents and members of the community to join district staff in a review of proposed curriculum materials.

Lawrenceville council OKs several items for police and gas departments

LAWRENCEVILLE -- The Lawrenceville City Council performed a number of housekeeping chores Monday night, including passage of a 24-item consent agenda.. Approval included the purchase of a radio and telephonic recording system ($15,899) and speed detection devices ($20,200) for the city's police department; tapping tees ($7,470) and fittings ($10,037

Cops: Man on drugs during fatal December crash

Donald James Hatchett charged in Dec. 13 crash

Snellville fire claims family pet

A family dog died in a Snellville house fire on Monday, which began in the kitchen and destroyed half of the house.

New bridge among 17 Ga. infrastructure projects

The Georgia Department of Transportation has announced it plans to begin working on 17 infrastructure improvement projects throughout the state.

Police: 4 people found dead in Johns Creek apartment

Police in metro Atlanta say four people, including two children, have been found dead inside an apartment in a possible murder-suicide.

Wesleyan qualifies four for sectional

Wesleyan's wrestling team had four wrestlers qualify for the state sectional on Saturday at the Area 3-AA meet at Murray County.

Buford places third at area tourney

Buford had five wrestlers qualify for the Class AAA state sectional at the Area 4-AAA tournament on Saturday.

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Alabama hostage standoff ends with child safe, gunman dead

Authorities stormed an underground bunker Monday in southeastern Alabama, freeing a 5-year-old boy and leaving his captor dead.

Norcross' Lamb named to NBA D-League All-Star Game

Former UConn standout has been one of league's top players this season while awaiting NBA minutes

Tripp to have surgery Tuesday

Tripp Halstead is expected to have surgery on Tuesday, which could delay a return home, which was scheduled for Friday.

One person injured in Lilburn fire

One person was injured Monday in a Lilburn house fire that caused damage to a garage and smoke throughout the house.

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Man hit, killed by train in Gwinnett

A man was hit and killed by a train in Doraville Monday afternoon.

Local woman appointed to charter commission

Gov. Nathan Deal recently appointed Grayson resident Jennifer A. Rippner to the new State Charter Schools Commission.

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Duluth's Jarvis steps down as head football coach

Coach led Wildcats to an improved record over his three seasons

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Gladiators gelling after weeks of roster changes

It's taken some time, and one game isn't a definitive statement, but the Gwinnett Gladiators seem to be establishing some chemistry after a series of roster changes.

Region Basketball Standings (Updated 2-4-13)

Season records for all of Gwinnett's prep basketball teams

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Out to Lunch ... with Sharon Bartels

The president of Gwinnett Technical College sat down recently for lunch at Panera Bread in Duluth. She talked about her family, her job and what it was like growing up in metro Atlanta.

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Beyonce coming to Gwinnett Arena

You got to see her perform during Sunday's Super Bowl halftime show, now local fans will have a chance to see Beyonce up close and in person.

Paper, plastics fuel fire at abandoned Atlanta warehouse

Firefighters were putting out hotspots at an abandoned warehouse that caught fire near the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, sending thick smoke into the neighborhood.

Obama says Boy Scouts should allow gays as members

President Barack Obama said Sunday that gays should be allowed in the Boy Scouts and women should be allowed in military combat roles, weighing in on two storied American institutions facing proposals to end long-held exclusions.