gwinnett county news

Cops worked to release jailed father for kidney donation to son

Cops worked to release jailed father for kidney donation to son

Two weeks after a Gwinnett County man was told his recent arrest would push back his kidney donation......
Police pilot felt ‘strong wind gust’ before helicopter crash, report says

Police pilot felt ‘strong wind gust’ before helicopter crash, report says

The Gwinnett County police officer who was piloting a helicopter last month felt a “stron......
Gwinnett’s first lighted dog park now open

Gwinnett’s first lighted dog park now open

The $5.9 park expansion project also includes a new soccer complex, playground, entrance and parking spaces and was funded by 2009 SPLOST funds....
Woman shot multiple times after firing at officer; 7 detained 

Woman shot multiple times after firing at officer; 7 detained 

A woman was shot multiple times early Thursday after firing at a Gwinnett County SWAT officer, polic......
Pizza worker shot after closing Gwinnett restaurant

Pizza worker shot after closing Gwinnett restaurant

The general manager of a Gwinnett County pizza restaurant was shot Monday night as he walked to his......
Gwinnett man suspected in wife’s death arrested in Alabama

Gwinnett man suspected in wife’s death arrested in Alabama

A man was arrested in Alabama just hours after police found his wife’s body in a Gwinnett Coun......
Call from another county leads Gwinnett police to woman’s body

Call from another county leads Gwinnett police to woman’s body

A woman’s body was found early Saturday in a Gwinnett County apartment, and police are investi......
Your tax bills are due very soon, Gwinnett

Your tax bills are due very soon, Gwinnett

About 63 percent of Gwinnett's residential properties saw a change in value on this year's assessments....
Lawrenceville plans a $200M ‘urban-style’  development near downtown

Lawrenceville plans a $200M ‘urban-style’ development near downtown

The development is planned to go up not far from Lawrenceville City Hall and the city's downtown....
Why Gwinnett wants to build a $30M ‘water innovation center’

Why Gwinnett wants to build a $30M ‘water innovation center’

Gwinnett County wants to build a $30 million 'water innovation center' to promote research, training and public education....
Gwinnett approves much-debated ‘farmmunity’ development

Gwinnett approves much-debated ‘farmmunity’ development

Justin Brady proposed to build a 'farmmunity' with homes, a community garden and a cafe near Grayson....
Cops: Man used smartphone to demand cash from banks 

Cops: Man used smartphone to demand cash from banks 

A couple of recent incidents in Gwinnett County have put a new twist on the traditional bank robbery note - the use of a smartphone....
As indicted mayor steps aside, meet Snellville’s de facto new leader

As indicted mayor steps aside, meet Snellville’s de facto new leader

Snellville Mayor Tom Witts was indicted earlier this month on 65 felonies counts ranging from tax evasion to misuse of campaign funds....
Company moves from ITP to Gwinnett, brings 350 jobs along with it

Company moves from ITP to Gwinnett, brings 350 jobs along with it

CGS, "a global provider of business applications, enterprise learning and outsourcing services," is moving from DeKalb County to Peachtree Corners....
Indicted Snellville mayor suspending himself from office

Indicted Snellville mayor suspending himself from office

Snellville Mayor Tom Witts was indicted earlier this week on charges including tax evasion and theft by conversion....
Officials like Gwinnett’s proposed new logo. The internet does not.

Officials like Gwinnett’s proposed new logo. The internet does not.

The new Gwinnett County logo and slogan revealed this week by Perkins+Will are not final and could be tweaked....
Hotel guest refuses to leave, prompts 12-hour SWAT standoff, cops say 

Hotel guest refuses to leave, prompts 12-hour SWAT standoff, cops say 

The Araamda Inn in Gwinnett County was evacuated after the guest allegedly barricaded himself inside his room....
Gwinnett police will get their body cameras in coming months

Gwinnett police will get their body cameras in coming months

Gwinnett's Board of Commissioners approved Tuesday an initial contract for body cameras for the police department, sheriff's office and corrections....
This may be Gwinnett’s new logo and slogan. What do you think?

This may be Gwinnett’s new logo and slogan. What do you think?

The county's iconic "Gwinnett Is Great" and "Success Lives Here" water towers were torn down in 2010...
Federal and state officials will assess Gwinnett’s Irma damage 

Federal and state officials will assess Gwinnett’s Irma damage 

Tropical Storm Irma left thousands in Gwinnett County without power and knocked down hundreds of trees and power lines....
Cops: Car used by dad charged with murder is found

Cops: Car used by dad charged with murder is found

The vehicle that is thought to have been used by a man accused of killing his 3-month-old daughter h......
Dad wanted after baby’s death in Gwinnett

Dad wanted after baby’s death in Gwinnett

An urgent search is underway for a man accused of killing his 3-month-old daughter, Gwinnett police......
Snellville mayor turns self in on tax evasion, theft charges

Snellville mayor turns self in on tax evasion, theft charges

Snellville Mayor Tom Witts was indicted last week on 65 felony counts, with allegations ranging from tax evasion to misuse of campaign funds....
In Snellville, downed trees and bad luck for family of Irma evacuees

In Snellville, downed trees and bad luck for family of Irma evacuees

Tropical Storm Irma swept through Gwinnett County on Monday, knocking down hundreds of trees and power lines....
Good Samaritans help injured Gwinnett man get to hospital during storm

Good Samaritans help injured Gwinnett man get to hospital during storm

It started with dinner for a Gwinnett County family....
WATCH: Woman dragged into street, hit by truck while resisting robber

WATCH: Woman dragged into street, hit by truck while resisting robber

A woman was dragged down a Gwinnett County hotel driveway by a pickup truck and run over while resis......
Investors want to create ‘destination living’ along ’Hooch in Gwinnett

Investors want to create ‘destination living’ along ’Hooch in Gwinnett

East Jones Bridge LLC wants to "adaptably repurpose" the 80-acre former Fiserv site along the Chattahoochee River in Peachtree Corners in Gwinnett County....
One chart that shows just how badly Gwinnett PD needs more cops

One chart that shows just how badly Gwinnett PD needs more cops

The Gwinnett County Police Department has had attrition issues for years, thanks largely to comparatively low pay for its officers....
Avalon-esque project will ‘change life in Gwinnett,’ developer says

Avalon-esque project will ‘change life in Gwinnett,’ developer says

North American Properties has been hired to develop an entertainment district surrounding Gwinnett's Infinite Energy Center....
Widening project on Pleasant Hill Road getting closer to reality

Widening project on Pleasant Hill Road getting closer to reality

A $1.5 million grant from the state will help Gwinnettt County widen Pleasant Hill Road between Howell Ferry Road and the Chattahoochee River....
Vote delayed on controversial farm-centered community in Gwinnett

Vote delayed on controversial farm-centered community in Gwinnett

Justin Brady wants to build the farm-centric community, which would also include a coffee shop and farmers market, on Lakeview Road near Grayson....
Gwinnett sends first-ever batch of bilingual letters to local voters

Gwinnett sends first-ever batch of bilingual letters to local voters

Under a new designation from the U.S. Census Bureau, Gwinnett County must provide Spanish-language voting materials to its residents....
Controversial farm-centered community up for a vote in Gwinnett

Controversial farm-centered community up for a vote in Gwinnett

Justin Brady wants to build the farm-centric community, which would also include a coffee shop and farmers market, on Lakeview Road near Grayson....
Gwinnett judge resigns after controversial Confederate monument posts

Gwinnett judge resigns after controversial Confederate monument posts

Jim Hinkle, a part-time magistrate judge for 14 years, tendered his resignation Wednesday....
Gwinnett educator named one of the best English teachers in the U.S.

Gwinnett educator named one of the best English teachers in the U.S.

The Brookwood High School teacher was one of 15 teachers from across the U.S. to receive the High School Teacher of Excellence Award....
3 visions for what could replace Gwinnett’s Olympics-era eyesore

3 visions for what could replace Gwinnett’s Olympics-era eyesore

The Stone Mountain Tennis Center, which was built for Atlanta's 1996 Summer Olympics, is being demolished....
Gwinnett school releases wrong girl to DFCS after name mix-up

Gwinnett school releases wrong girl to DFCS after name mix-up

A 7-year-old Gwinnett County girl was mistakenly pulled out of class Tuesday afternoon and driven to......
Ex-boyfriend on the run after woman’s stabbing death

Ex-boyfriend on the run after woman’s stabbing death

A man wanted in connection with the stabbing death of his ex-girlfriend “may be actively tryin......
Homicide documentary series ‘The First 48’ cleared to film in Gwinnett

Homicide documentary series ‘The First 48’ cleared to film in Gwinnett

"The First 48" is an A&E documentary series that follows homicide detectives during the crucial first hours after a suspicious death....
Fake Gwinnett attorney accused of bilking immigrants  still on lam

Fake Gwinnett attorney accused of bilking immigrants still on lam

Hispanic and Asian populations are especially susceptible to scams where unlicensed individuals offer legal advice or perform other services....
Gwinnett man gets 21 months in Craigslist car scheme

Gwinnett man gets 21 months in Craigslist car scheme

A Norcross man was sentenced to 21 months in prison for being part of a scheme that involved adverti......