Gwinnett County

Suspicious package causes evacuation of Gwinnett justice center

Suspicious package causes evacuation of Gwinnett justice center

A suspicious package that caused a court officials' eyes to burn led to an evacuation of the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center Friday afternoon. Firefighters responded to a report of a hazmat incident at the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center at 75 Langley Drive NW in Lawrenceville. The caller to 9-1-1 reported employees’ eyes burning after opening a package. Crews arrived on scene and found the building in the process of being evacuated by law enforcement officers fromthe Sheriff’s Department. According to the Incident Commander, employees in the Clerk of Courts office reported opening a package and the contents caused…
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Gwinnett official to host ‘Driving While Black’ event Sunday

Gwinnett official to host ‘Driving While Black’ event Sunday

Gwinnett County Solicitor-General Brian Whiteside will host a crime prevention safety event titled, “Driving While Black” Sunday at Rhodes Jordan Park. The session will take place this Oct. 17 from 1: 30 to 3 p.m. at Rhodes Jordan Park in the Stanley R. Gunter Pavilion No. 3. During the event, Whiteside will also discuss Second Amendment rights, self-defense and survival tactics when face-to-face with a violent offender. Residents will also be given time to ask questions or express their concerns. Rhodes Jordan Park is located at 100 E. Crogan St. in Lawrenceville.
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What is the best public high school in Georgia?

What is the best public high school in Georgia?

The quality of American public schools can vary widely between states, cities, and even districts. Not all schools are able to provide students with the same level of education, access to extracurriculars, counseling, or college preparation. While each public school faces its own unique challenges, each state has one public school that stands out as the very best. The best public high schools tend to be in relatively affluent areas, where incomes are well above the U.S. median household income of $62,843. A wealthier tax base for a school district means that schools have more funding to hire teachers and…
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Shootout with police near Parma Tavern in Gwinnett

Shootout with police near Parma Tavern in Gwinnett

Gwinnett Police responded to a shots fired call where one victim had already been hit by at least one gunshot wound. When officers arrived, at Parma Tavern at 3350 Buford Drive around 1:30 a.m., they were alerted to gunshots nearby and returned fire. No known injuries to Gwinnett Police officers or suspects were reported.  Officers located the victim at Parma Tavern with a gunshot wound to the leg. The victim was transported to a local hospital and is being treated for non-life treating injuries.  At this time, investigators are exploring all motives. The Gwinnett Police Homicide Unit will handle any follow-up to…
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Georgia Congresswoman backs bill to improve supply chains

Georgia Congresswoman backs bill to improve supply chains

U.S. Rep. Carolyn Bourdeaux and two House colleagues introduced bipartisan legislation Wednesday aimed at improving the flow of goods and materials through supply chains. The bill would create a federal Office of Supply Chain Resiliency and Crisis Response within the Department of Commerce, with $500 million in funding authorized for each of the next five years. “COVID-19 showed us all how critical resilient supply chains are for consumers and businesses,” said Bourdeaux, D-Suwanee. “All across my district, small business owners and manufacturers have told me about the challenges they face in accessing basic materials critical to their products. … My…
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Police: Gwinnett woman dead after accidental shooting

Police: Gwinnett woman dead after accidental shooting

DULUTH -- A Duluth woman is dead after what police are calling the accidental discharge of a gun. The Gwinnett Police Department arrested 22-year-old Maxwell Williamson, of Duluth, in connection with 36-year-old Carlether Foley’s death. Foley was also living in Duluth. Shortly after 11:15 pm Thursday, Gwinnett Police officers were dispatched to an “unknown medical call” on McDaniel Road in Duluth, where Foley was reported unresponsive. The Gwinnett Fire Department arrived on scene and found Foley dead with a gunshot wound to the head.  Williamson stated he had an accidental discharge while he was loading his firearm. Police charged Williamson with Involuntary Manslaughter…
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Gwinnett County employee killed in hit and run crash

Gwinnett County employee killed in hit and run crash

A Gwinnett County water department employee was killed Thursday during a hit and run incident while he was directing traffic, Gwinnett County police officials say. The crash occurred at at Oak Grove Road and Henderson Lake Drive. Constantin George Bolof, a Gwinnett County Water Resource employee and Auburn resident, was directing vehicles around an active construction site when he was struck and killed by a vehicle driven by Thomas Allen Burke. Burke is being charged with Homicide by Vehicle in the 1st Degree, Hit and Run, Driving while Under the Influence of Alcohol, and Reckless Driving. "The Gwinnett Police department would like…
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One dead after shooting in Norcross lounge parking lot

One dead after shooting in Norcross lounge parking lot

NORCROSS -- The Gwinnett Police Department is investigating a homicide that occurred in the parking lot of 4771 Britt Rd.   Shortly after 2:50 am, an off-duty officer working security at a karaoke restaurant heard shots being fired nearby. The off-duty officer drove through the parking lot of the shopping center, and located one man on the ground, dead, in the parking lot outside of 11 Lounge. Two more men were located with gunshot wounds and were transported to a local hospital. They are being treated for their injuries. Police have not released the deceased victim’s name until the next of kin is notified.…
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Missing 70-year-old Gwinnett man found safe

Missing 70-year-old Gwinnett man found safe

Update: According to the Gwinnett County Police Department, Gregory Martine has been found safe and his family has been notified. The original story is below. The Gwinnett Police Department is asking for your help in locating a missing elderly man who is reported to have dementia and no cell phone. Police say 70-year-old Gregory Martine was last seen at Millian Eye Center on Mall of Georgia Blvd. Family members contacted law enforcement when Gregory walked away from the waiting room at the eye center. Gregory recently moved to Georgia from Florida and would not know his new home address. Police say…
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What do you think should be done with Gwinnett Place Mall?

What do you think should be done with Gwinnett Place Mall?

When Gwinnett County purchased Gwinnett Place Mall, county officials knew they would want the community’s input on how the location should be revitalized. This is your chance to be heard. The county is hosting its first Community Open House at Gwinnett Place and would like public feedback to discuss the future of the project, the vision and how it relates to equity. A movie night will follow at sunset, along with free food and kids’ activities. WHEN: Friday, Sept. 10 at 6 p.m. The movie will start around 8:15 p.m. WHERE: Gwinnett Place Mall, 2100 Pleasant Hill Road, Duluth, Ga.…
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Armed robber follows victim from Gwinnett County gas station

Armed robber follows victim from Gwinnett County gas station

Gwinnett Police are asking the community for assistance in identifying a man who committed an armed robbery in Peachtree Corners on July 21.  The victim was in line at the gas station and noticed the man in line behind him. When the victim left, the man followed him from the gas station. A beige Chevrolet Impala stopped the victim in the road and the suspect pointed a handgun at the victim.  The suspect took more than $9,000, along with other personal items.  Gwinnett Police Robbery Detectives are actively investigating the case. Detectives are asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspect…
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Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center to get $34 million upgrade

Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center to get $34 million upgrade

A major facelift is in the works for the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center and One Justice Square buildings in Lawrenceville.  The Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday approved a renovation overhaul worth about $34 million. Of the seven proposals submitted last month, Gilbane Building Company was awarded the contract.  “The Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center opened in 1988 and hasn’t seen a major update since then, despite the county’s growth. In addition, leadership at that time could not have foreseen the current pandemic our country is battling,” said County Administrator Glenn Stephens. “This multiphase project is important not only to maintain…
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Police: Burglary ring stole $2.1 million worth of property

Police: Burglary ring stole $2.1 million worth of property

A burglary ring that police say was responsible for about 200 burglaries and $2.1 million of stolen property has been charged by police in Gwinnett County. The Gwinnett County Police Department Burglary Unit indicted 12 people with a total of 66 felony counts after a two year long investigation. Gwinnett County has had a series of burglaries which have targeted victims of Asian descent dating back to 2019. The suspects force entry to the residence, enter the home and proceed to take valuable such as money, jewelry, and identification documents. During the course of the investigation the suspects were linked to burglaries in…
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Gwinnett County is opening a homeless shelter for women and children

Gwinnett County is opening a homeless shelter for women and children

Gwinnett County's first homeless shelter is set to officially open Tuesday.  HomeFirst Gwinnett: The Resting Spot will cater to women, moms and their children. “Homelessness is a complex and tragic problem. Gwinnett County is fortunate to have a partner like HomeFirst Gwinnett on the frontlines addressing this issue,” said Board of Commissioners Chairwoman Nicole Hendrickson. “In our County, and often out-of-sight, there are an estimated 8,000 to 10,0000 people experiencing homelessness. Using a holistic approach, the shelter will provide a stable place to stay and connect people experiencing homelessness with the resources and services they need to get back on their feet.” In…
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Meet Gwinnett County’s new police chief

Meet Gwinnett County’s new police chief

Gwinnett County's new police chief will be J.D. McClure. McClure currently serves as Deputy Chief and will become the county's first African American police chief. McClure will replace Police Chief Brett West, who will retire after 30 years of service to the county. McClure began his career as a police officer with Gwinnett County in 1996 and currently serves as deputy chief over the department’s Operations Bureau. McClure will assume his new role Aug. 21. “I’m honored to have this opportunity to follow in the footsteps of Chief West and previous Gwinnett County police chiefs who have led with integrity and compassion,”…
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