News for Tuesday, July 29, 2014



Filming expected to cause traffic delays in Lake Lanier area

The GDOT is advising motorists to avoid three northeast Georgia areas on July 30.

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Duluth Twilight: Pro cycling race coming to Gwinnett

A first of its kind professional cycling race is scheduled for Aug. 2 in Duluth. City officials are promoting the event as a way to combine fitness, health, and wellness to promote preventative health. During the races, families can enjoy entertainment for kids, a beer garden, live music and food trucks.

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Lillian Webb Park water features could stay shut down until January

A ruptured water line caused the issues, as it flooded a vault holding the machinery that controls the features.

Deal announces effort for Georgians to go back, finish degrees

Gov. Nathan Deal, the University System of Georgia and the Technical College System of Georgia on Tuesday launched the statewide “Go Back. Move Ahead.” campaign, a collaborative effort to encourage Georgia residents to go back to school and complete their degree or certificate.

FBI involved in chase of Gwinnett suspects

Agents were working an unrelated case when they witnessed a car break-in and the suspects fled, authorities said.

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GDOT asking for public input on transportation needs, funding

The survey will be available online through Sept. 30.

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Memorial services planned for late Meadowcreek baseball coach Crosby

Late Meadowcreek coach Bond Crosby’s family will honor him with two memorial services, one in Atlanta and one in his native Valdosta

City attorney says legal fees will cost Snellville citizens more than $100K

According to Snellville city attorney Tony Powell, city taxpayers will pay $115,000 in legal fees to his firm and attorney Kevin Tallant’s firm to defend city council members and the city against a lawsuit filed by mayor Kelly Kautz. When the lawsuit was initially filed, Powell estimated that the cost to taxpayers would be about $100,000.

Snellville economic development office receives international award

The International Economic Development Council chose Snellville because of its work for entrepreneurship.

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Author to discuss impact of Civil War in Georgia

John Inscoe will visit the Five Forks branch of the Gwinnett County Public Library on Sept. 15.

Gwinnett Tech to offer social media degree

Gwinnett Technical College now offers a degree and diploma in social media to provide students the skills and techniques needed to use social media for business.

Ingeborg Wright

Ingeborg Wright, age 73, of Grayson, GA passed away Thursday, July 24, 2014.

Vivian Healan

Mrs. Vivian C. Healan, age 74, of Hoschton, Georgia died July 27, 2014.

Larue Hays

Larue Oldenettle Hays, age 89, of Mableton, GA, passed away on July 27, 2014.

Barabara Street

Barbara Miller Street, 77, of Snellville, GA passed away July 27, 2014 at Scepter Health and Rehabilitation and ARK Hospice.

Meredith Smith

Meredith Billie Turner Smith is at peace and rejoicing with her Lord and Savior as of July 25, 2014.