September 18, 2011
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LAWRENCEVILLE -- On Thursday evening, the Gwinnett County Public Library is celebrating the 75th anniversary of Margaret Mitchell's "Gone with the Wind," originally published in 1936. Guest speaker and author Marianne Walker will talk about her historical book "Margaret Mitchell and John Marsh: The Love Story Behind Gone with the Wind" and sign copies at the Collins Hill Branch.
It didn't take A.J. Davis long to find a new high school.
ATLANTA -- The Southeastern Conference suspended two Georgia players and one Vanderbilt player on Wednesday for the first halves of their next games as punishment for incidents in the Bulldogs' 33-28 win on Saturday.
GRAYSON — The two teams won't meet in varsity football until Oct. 28, but the Brookwood-Grayson rivalry is already ramping up thanks to social media.
ATLANTA -- Federal officials say a Duluth businessman who assisted in a lucrative scheme to harbor aliens has fled the United States and is considered a fugitive.
WASHINGTON — Just be patient and you, too, can lead the polls for the Republican presidential nomination. Witness the ascent of Herman Cain.Don't laugh. "There's a difference between the flavor of the week and Haagen-Dazs Black Walnut, because it tastes good all the time," Cain told reporters this week. "Call me Haagen-Dazs Black Walnut."
Shiloh’s Bryan Kamau and North Gwinnett’s Courtney Czerniak were named runners of the week by the Gwinnett County cross country coaches on Wednesday.---- Kamau placed seventh at the Asics Invitational championship race with a time of 15 minutes, 56 seconds.---- Czerniak was sixth at the Asics race with a time of 19:03.
LAWRENCEVILLE -- Want a say in whether Gwinnett can continue to charge a sales tax to pay for school construction or cast a vote for a local councilman? Make sure you are registered.
Officials with Gwinnett County Public Schools introduced a new, digital format for Communique, an information magazine for families, staff and community members.
I implore the recent letter writer who stated that the only ones who will benefit from the HOT lanes are the rich to please not turn this into a class warfare issue.
Many are calling the people camped out in New York's financial district the anti-tea Party movement, the left's belated backlash against the conservative crusaders for smaller government. But much like I was with the Tea Party in the beginning, I'm confused about their goals.
I have been reading Cal Thomas for a while and have been amazed at how blindly right wing he is, but his column ("Republicans seek 'messiah' for 2012 -- but shouldn't," Oct. 5, 7A) really made me see red.
NORCROSS — Overnight, Gwinnett’s express lanes became toll lanes, bringing to metro Atlanta a managed lane system that some believe will change transportation for the region.
DULUTH -- The City of Duluth Parks and Recreation Department will have a groundbreaking for a new dog park named Chattapoochee in Rogers Bridge Park on Thursday at 6 p.m.
LAWRENCEVILLE — A judge has ruled in the three-year-old service delivery case that has caused a rift between Gwinnett and its cities.
WASHINGTON — The death penalty is a barbaric anachronism, a crude instrument not of justice but of revenge. Most countries banished it long ago. This country should banish it now.
The article in Sunday's Community section ("HOT lanes: Know how to use them," Sept. 18, C1) left me amazed. I am amazed at what appears to be a complete lack of understanding about how to solve our congestion issues by our state DOT officials.
DULUTH -- Monday night, ArtWorks! Gwinnett hosted a forum for elected officials, artists and nonprofit arts and culture organizations to come together in the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce to discuss ideas for the future of arts and cultural institutions of Gwinnett County. The forum was led by Executive Director of ArtWorks! Gwinnett Sally Corbett, County Chairman Charlotte Nash, and CEO of the Metro Atlanta Arts and Culture Coalition Flora Maria Garcia.
Parkview relied on a dominant running game during its success in the early 2000s. The Panthers got away from that in recent years, but head coach Cecil Flowe is hoping Chris Carson and Patrick Flowe can bring it back.
ATLANTA -- It took three games for nationally ranked Pope to beat GAC in the finals of the Lovett Block Party, but the loss didn't damper a good day for the Spartans, who went 5-1.
SUWANEE — On Wednesday Gwinnett County Public Schools released a list of 129 educators named finalists for the 2012 Gwinnett County Teacher of the Year. The 129 are teachers of the year at their respective schools.
LILBURN -- Lilburn's mayor and city council issued a strongly worded statement Wednesday, calling characterizations of religious bias "unfortunate" and saying the Department of Justice's complaint regarding the city's handling of the Dar-E-Abbas mosque should have been "moot."
Lawrenceville LAWRENCEVILLE -- Peach Passes will soon be in service, with officials projecting a start date for tolls along Interstate 85.
DORAVILLE -- Gwinnett police charged an Atlanta man with vehicular homicide in a two-car crash early Saturday that killed his front-seat passenger, officials said Monday.