News for Wednesday, September 17, 2014

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Dre's Place serves up home-cooked barbecue at the fair | PHOTOS

Andre Bulluck leans over his grill where 80 turkey legs sizzle and pop over mesquite wood charcoal. Bulluck says he’ll sell all 80 turkey legs tonight because they’re this year’s hot item at Dre’s Place BBQ, which is back at the Gwinnett Fair for the third year.

Gwinnett runners face different challenges at new county course

Annual county championships moved to tough Georgia International Horse Park

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Penman, Reichard lead next generation of Peachtree Ridge standout runners

Duo next in line to lead tradition-rich Lions at county, state

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Gladiators add trio to roster as training camp approaches

The Gladiators announced the signing of defensemen Tristin Llewellyn and Art Bidlevskii, and forward Will Frederick on Wednesday.

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HAMMOCK: Eric Shanteau’s Swim For Your Life is Saturday at Lake Lanier Islands

Eric Shanteau’s Swim For Your Life will be held for the fifth straight year at Lake Lanier Islands

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College football playoff selection process to have a Georgia influence

Atlanta area brothers head up stats firm that will provide data to College Football Playoff selection committee

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New restaurant opening near Gwinnett Arena

The restaurant will be the second Gwinnett location for the “FlexMex” cuisine chain.

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At Gwinnett Chamber, J. Alvin Wilbanks outlines Gwinnett Schools vision, concerns | VIDEO

Gwinnett County Public Schools CEO/Superintendent J. Alvin Wilbanks spoke to the Gwinnett Chamber during a luncheon on Wednesday. Wilbanks noted new and updated initiatives the district has rolled out this year and said the latest enrollment count is 173,828 students.

GAB: Jackson EMC Foundations awards $40,500 in grants to Gwinnett organizations

During their August meeting, the Jackson EMC Foundation Board of Directors has awarded $40,500 in grants to organizations serving residents of Gwinnett County.

DALY: Some plants are troublesome and should be avoided

Certain plants are troublesome in the home landscape and should be avoided. You should select plants with similar characteristics that perform better and are easier to maintain.

Public meetings scheduled to discuss Barrow tax increase

Three public meetings are scheduled to discuss an increase in property taxes tentatively adopted by the Barrow County Board of Education.

POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Senate candidates tout support from former Presidents

Candidates David Perdue and Michelle Nunn call on former White House occupants in bid to win Georgia Senate seat.

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Movie studio rezoning request to go before planning commission

Jacoby Development has requested 107.5 acres off Jimmy Carter Boulevard in Norcross be rezoned from heavy industrial to regional mixed-use development.

GDOT to host open house on proposed I-85 toll lanes

The new lanes would be constructed between Old Peachtree Road and Hamilton Mill Road.

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Volunteers honored for work at Fort Daniel site

The Fort Daniel Foundation recently won a national award from the American Association for State and Local History.

Gwinnett County Schools to announce new school names, approve $19 million in capital improvements

Gwinnett County Public Schools are expected to approve more than $19 million in capital improvements at a Gwinnett County Board of Education meeting on Thursday. New school names are also expected to be announced.

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PEOPLE HELPING PEOPLE: Calling all veterans

Are you a veteran or family member of a veteran? The Gwinnett Coalition for Health and Human Services (Gwinnett Coalition) recently celebrated the grand opening of the first Gwinnett Veterans Resource Center (GVRC).

Kroger hiring 2,000 new employees in Georgia, South Carolina and eastern Alabama

Positions will be permanent jobs with grocery store giant

Kroger announced Wednesday that it will hire 2,000 permanent associates across its Atlanta Division which includes Georgia, eastern Alabama and South Carolina.

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Man stabs, kills stepfather during argument over puppy

Gwinnett County Police say an argument over a new puppy is what triggered the stabbing death of a Lawrenceville man early Wednesday morning.

Ruth Carter

Mrs. Ruth Evans Carter, age 93 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Monday, September 15, 2014.

Martha Bramlett

Martha Bramlett, age 75, of Douglasville, GA, passed away September 15, 2014.

Samuel Shelton

Samuel Ray Sammy Shelton age 70, of Dacula, GA passed away Monday, September 15, 2014.

Diane Dodd

Diane H. Dodd, age 70, of Buford, GA passed away Tuesday, September 16, 2014.

Johanna Swart

Mrs. Johanna W. Swart, age 80, of Hoschton passed away Monday, September 15, 2014.

Steven Barco

Steven Arthur Barco, age 48, of Buford, Georgia, passed away on September 14, 2014.

Charles Barnes, Jr.

Charles Dwight "Chuck" Barnes, Jr., age 61, of Lilburn, passed away on Saturday, September 13, 2014.Charles Dwight "Chuck" Barnes, Jr., age 61, of Lilburn, passed away on Saturday, September 13, 2014.

Brandon Pellien

Brandon Charles Pellien, age 29, of Sugar Hill, Georgia, passed away on September 14, 2014.