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Gwinnett Church set to begin services at new Sugar Hill home

Gwinnett Church will go into its new facility on a 50-acre tract in Sugar Hill, with services at 9:15 and 11:15 a.m. It has been developing the site on Peachtree Industrial Boulevard for three years. The land cost an estimated $8.7 million.

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Central Gwinnett's Maryanne Grimes a finalist for Principal of the Year

Central Gwinnett High Principal Maryanne Grimes this week was named a finalist for the Georgia Principal of the Year award by the Georgia Association of Secondary School Principals. There are three high school and three middle school principals named finalists.

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Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful commemorates 35 years with award dinner | PHOTOS

Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful serves as a catalyst for caring individuals, organizations and businesses who wish to create a greener, cleaner Gwinnett.

GGC police seeking man who exposed himself to two female students

Both incidents occurred Thursday afternoon in Georgia Gwinnett College parking lots.

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Gwinnett County Schools to reward teacher attendance, changes substitute policy

The new objective is to recognize teachers with perfect attendance each school year, and to recognize schools with the highest teacher attendance rate.

Ga.-PCOM to go tobacco-free Feb. 1

The new policy bans smoking and smokeless tobacco products completely on all PCOM properties. The policy includes cigarettes, cigars, pipes and products such as chewing tobacco, dip, snuff and electronic smoking devices.

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Man convicted in 1976 murder, apprehended in Gwinnett in 2009, dies in prison

Authorities believe Johnny Wright lived in the metro Atlanta area under a false name for decades following the murder of a 23-year-old Missouri woman.

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U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson takes aim at grand jury process in police shootings

Johnson, who represents parts of Gwinnett, has introduced a bill that would eliminate local district attorneys and grand juries on police shooting cases.

Gwinnett Tech faculty member honored for life sciences contributions

Robert Powers, program director for bioscience and clinical research, was recognized this week at the Georgia Bio Community Awards annual awards dinner.

Suwanee man, 27, dies in fiery wrong-way I-85 wreck

The wreck happened at about 1:15 a.m. on Saturday south of North Druid Hills Road near Cheshire Bridge Road. Keith F. Smith of Suwanee was driving a 2001 Mercedes 300TDT when he hit head-on a 2015 Isuzu rental truck driven by a 62-year-old Cumming man.

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Lilburn mayor makes good after being accused of selling ‘lemon,’ not paying title taxes

Johnny Crist re-purchased a vehicle Thursday that he previously sold to a Decatur man who claimed it had a faulty engine.

After slow start, Red Kettle Campaign ends on a high note

On Dec. 18, The Salvation Army of Gwinnett’s annual Red Kettle Campaign still needed to collect $175,000 before Christmas Eve to meet its 2014 fundraising goal.

Gwinnett’s Kids Got Talent Show accepting audition applications

Gwinnett students will again take the stage at Central Gwinnett High School to showcase a variety of talents. Hi-Hope Service Center in Lawrenceville announced its 2nd annual Gwinnett’s Kids Got Talent Show will take place on Saturday, March 28.

Woman killed while crossing Lawrenceville highway

Kim Nguyen, 45, was crossing Ga. Highway 124 on Tuesday night when she was struck by a Chevrolet Tahoe.

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Sugarloaf Parkway closed, businesses evacuated for several hours after gas leak | VIDEO

The leak was reported just after 3 p.m.

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DA: Murder charges forthcoming in Phillips State Prison inmate death

Allah Jahmal Ware will be indicted in the death of Antonio Maurice Ware, Gwinnett County District Attorney Danny Porter said.

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Maxwell High receives $2,000 donation for auto collision repair

For the second straight year, the Georgia Collision Industry Association donated $2,000 to the school in hopes of supporting an industry that is starving for quality young employees. The average age of a technician is 48-years-old, according to members of the GCIA who visited Maxwell.

Braselton detour on Ga. 347 over five days early

The detour, at Dunbar Road, ended Thursday morning.

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State: Unemployment numbers positive for December

The unemployment rate fell below 7 percent for the first time since April 2014.

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‘Baby face bandit’ sought in Lilburn bank robbery

Slender white male wanted in connection with Tuesday robbery at Wells Fargo on Lawrenceville Highway.

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Von Maur to open in Nordstrom location at Mall of Georgia

The department store announced plans to open in fall 2016, employ close to 200 people.

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Man accused of robbing elderly former neighbor at knifepoint

Jason Houston, 29, was arrested Tuesday in connection with the incident at Lawrenceville’s Lake Colony Apartments.

GAB: Low cost vaccination clinic

Is it time for your four-legged pals annual vaccination? The Georgia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals will hold a low-cost vaccination clinic from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 24.

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Band offers unique experience for White Oak fifth-graders

White Oak Elementary is currently the home of the only GCPS elementary school band program. The band has been in existence for approximately 20 years— beginning at Benefield Elementary, then moving to Sycamore Elementary, and the current home of White Oak Elementary.

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Wilbanks, Coleman among appointees to governor’s education reform commission

State Senator Fran Millar, columnist Dick Yarborough also named to commission.

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