News for Friday, March 27, 2015



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Popcorn Palooza opens in Peachtree Corners

The shop offers a wide variety of gourmet flavors.

Gwinnett Clean and Beautiful honored by Gov. Nathan Deal

Local nonprofit received “Governor’s Circle Award” for exemplary performance.

Saturday ribbon cutting set for Suwanee Dunkin’ Donuts

The shop is located at 3154 Lawrenceville Suwanee Road.

Gwinnett Tech to host coding summer camps for kids

The camps are designed to be a fun, educational, hands-on experience that combines a child’s passion for computers with top instructors and exciting curriculum.

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Assistant superintendent leaves GCPS for school district near Seattle

Watts worked with GCPS since 2001 as an assistant principal, an elementary and middle school principal, and an area director of staffing in the division of human resources.

Supreme Court throws out Gwinnett DUI conviction

Conviction stemming from 2012 DUI arrest thrown out because driver didn’t offer “actual consent” to blood test.

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Purported ‘Vampire Diaries’ worker accused of bribing cops to avoid DUI arrest

Chase Johnson Porter, 26, was arrested Monday and charged with DUI, bribery and a litany of traffic offenses.

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PEOPLE HELPING PEOPLE: Family Promise to host Bed Races April 18

Family Promise of Gwinnett County will hold its largest fundraiser of the year on April 18 — its 6th Annual Bed Race in downtown Lawrenceville.

Agreement smooths way for autism bill

The impasse over Georgia’s autism coverage bill has ended. A compromise between House and Senate leaders, announced Thursday, would clear the way for a vote on the measure before the General Assembly session ends next week.

Haydee Pimentel

Haydee Pimentel, age 81, of Atlanta, GA, passed away March 25, 2015.

Cleo Gehrs

Cleo Jo Gehrs, age 85, of Buford, GA, passed away March 24, 2015.

Arron Pittman

Arron Pittman, 48, of Bremen, GA died March 25, 2015.

Clarice Woods

Clarice Earlline Woods, age 75, of Hoschton, passed away Wednesday, March 25, 2015.

Tony Wallen

Tony Wallen, age 65, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Thursday, March 26, 2015.

Frank Mangone

Frank Salvatore Mangone, age 81, of Lawrenceville, Georgia passed away on Wednesday, March 25th, 2015.

Melody Weisner

Melody Ann Weisner, age 69, of Bethlehem, GA., passed away Tuesday, March 24, 2015.

Dovie Everett

Mrs. Dovie Irene Everett, age 90, of Loganville, GA passed away on Wednesday, March 25, 2015.

Donnie Kelley

Donnie Kelley, age 59, of Atlanta, GA, passed away on, March 24, 2015.

Theresa Bonde

Theresa Lynne Bonde, 61, died on March 15th 2015 surrounded by her family.

Edna Howington

Edna Sudderth Howington, age 91, of Buford, GA passed away on Monday, March 23, 2015.

Sherry Green

Sherry Jamison Green, age 53, of Buford, GA passed away on Wednesday, March 25, 2015.