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29 min ago | Patch.com

Gwinnett Schools Listed Among America's Most Challenging Schools

Several Gwinnett County high schools have been named to a list of institutions that challenge their students to excel.

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Related Topix: Lawrenceville, GA, Norcross, GA

4 hrs ago | Patch.com

School-Safety Projects Approved Near Peachtree Elementary

Gwinnett County approved a contract for construction work near Peachtree Elementary School, it was announced Wednesday.

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8 hrs ago | Patch.com

Report: 2 Brookwood High Students Cheated on AP Tests

Gwinnett County Public Schools confirmed two Brookwood High School students have been disciplined for cheating on Advanced Placement tests.

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Related Topix: Education Etc.

12 hrs ago | Patch.com

Gwinnett DA to Seek Death Penalty for Robert Bell, Accused of September Triple Homicide

Gwinnett County District Attorney Danny Porter is seeking the death penalty in the September triple homicide near Snellville, according to one report.

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Related Topix: Snellville, GA

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Patch.com

Mountain View Senior Among Gwinnett Students on National Achievement's List

Ten Gwinnett County public high school seniors, including one from Mountain View High, have been named National Achievement Scholars, the National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced.

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Related Topix: Standardized Testing, Education

Daily Tribune News

City BOE - Splans for weather days

The Cartersville City Board of Education is looking ahead to next winter, Superintendent Howard Hinesley said, and preparing for how to deal with potential snow and ice that could result in school closings.

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Mon Apr 14, 2014

Patch.com

City Council Agenda: Alcohol Licenses, Resolutions, and Clean & Beautiful Day

Here's a look at the agenda highlights for the Peachtree Corners City Council meeting and work session, beginning at 7 p.m., April 15. COUNCIL MEETING Presentations/Reports A Proclamation of the City of Peachtree Corners, Georgia recognizing the efforts of the United Peachtree Corners Civic Association and declaring May 10, 2014 as Clean and ... (more)

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Examiner.com

Man, 23, found dead an hour after shots were fired near apartment complex

Gwinnett County police are investigating the death of a man who was found shot about an hour after several shots were fired near an apartment complex.

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Related Topix: Norcross, GA

Ledger-Enquirer.com

UGA Day schedule

Wednesday, April 16 UGA Day in Greenville, SC TD Convention Center Coaches: Mark Richt and Mark Fox Administrator: UGA VP Laura Jolly Tuesday, April 22 UGA Day in Gainesville, GA Gainesville Civic Center Coach: Mark Richt, Gymnastics Coach Danna Durante Administrator: President Jere W. Morehead Thursday, April 24 UGA Day in Dalton Northwest Georgia ... (more)

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Related Topix: Gainesville, GA, Tifton, GA, Duluth, GA

Patch.com

Vehicular Homicide: Driver Charged in Hit-and-Run That Killed Pedestrian

Witnesses helped Gwinnett Police track down an alleged hit-and-run driver who struck and killed a pedestrian Sunday evening in the Norcross area.

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Related Topix: Norcross, GA

The Macon Telegraph

Metro Atlanta apartment fire forces evacuations

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports the fire early Monday damaged about half the 20 apartment units at The Reserve at Peachtree Corners.

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MyFoxAtlanta

Sheriff: North Ga. judge dies in motorcycle crash

Firefighters in metro Atlanta are trying to determine what caused a large fire to break out inside an apartment building where many residents had to be evacuated before dawn.

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Related Topix: Tybee Island, GA, Georgia

SFGate

Man found shot dead behind metro Atlanta townhomes

Police in metro Atlanta are investigating after a man was found shot dead behind a complex of townhomes in Gwinnett County.

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Sun Apr 13, 2014

Examiner.com

Phaedra Parks shocks 'RHOA' fans; never questioned about Apollo Nida's charges

Phaedra Parks is a big part of The Real Housewives of Atlanta reality show, but the star has been chased by a cloud of questions over the past season.

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Related Topix: Entertainment, Television, The Real Housewives

Sat Apr 12, 2014

Examiner.com

Briefs: Boy killed after jumping off dad's truck; Man killed fixing car on I-75

A boy was ran over and killed after jumping from the bed of his dad's truck in Gwinnett County and a man was struck and killed while fixing his broken-down vehicle on I-75 in Atlanta, police said.

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Related Topix: Atlanta, GA

SavannahNow

'Small' Orange Crush mild; another expected April 19

Beachgoers play beer pong Saturday afternoon near the pier during the first of two Orange Crush days promoted on social media.

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Related Topix: Tybee Island, GA, Chatham County, GA, Savannah, GA, University of Georgia Savannah State

Athens Banner-Herald

Athens-Clarke County blotter

An Athens man who loaned his car to a Pulaski Street neighbor reported the car stolen by the neighbor's female friend on Friday, according to an Athens-Clarke County police report.

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Related Topix: Athens, GA, Collins, GA

Patch.com

Gwinnett County Prepares for Earth Day Celebration

Gwinnett County is gearing up for Earth Day with a special event at Coolray Field.

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Fri Apr 11, 2014

WDUN-AM Gainesville

20 register online to vote in Hall County since process was initiated

Since the state instituted online voter registration March 31, twenty people have used the new service to sign up to vote in Hall County.

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Cross Roads News

Thurmond proposes district-wide charter school system

DeKalb parents and school administrators who have been calling for more local control in running their classrooms may soon get their wish if the school district's charter-system plan is approved at the May 5 School Board meeting.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., 9, Decatur, GA, Barrow County, GA

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