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A breakdown of Gwinnett County's upcoming MARTA vote

ATLANTA — Whether to bring MARTA to Gwinnett County for the first time or vote it down -- that’s the decision county residents will have to make on Feb. 25th during early voting.


Controversial legislation could transform health care in Georgia

Gallery: Controversial legislation could transform health care in Georgia. Remove restrictions on building new health care facilities. Require nonprofit hospitals to reveal financial information.


Gwinnett County performs marriages, couple vow renewals for Valentine's Day

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. (FOX 5 Atlanta) - Valentine’s Day is the perfect day to say “I do.” That’s what several couples did Thursday in Gwinnett County to celebrate Valentine’ Day. The county was performing marriage and vow renewal ceremonies at the Gwinnett County Historic Courthouse in Lawrenceville.


Attorney Accused, Hit By 3 Cars, Dead Elephant: Top Georgia News

It was a busy week of news around Georgia, with stories such as a DeKalb attorney accused of killing his mother, a twelve-year-old who was fatally hit by three cars, a bill that would protect people who rescue animals from hot cars, a 911 call of a frantic mother who found her son's dead body and de


Oakwood, Buford men named to Georgia First Commission

Bobby Banks of Oakwood and Rick Desai of Buford have been named to Gov. Brian Kemp's Georgians First Commission. The commission is a task force that will review state regulations, policies, and procedures to streamline government and remove inefficiencies, according to a news release from the Govern


5 Gwinnett Area Foreclosures To Check Out

GWINNETT, GA — Don't have a lot to spend, but still looking for a home nearby? Why not look at foreclosed properties in the area? You could very well find your dream home in the rough!


12-year-old boy hit, killed crossing busy Gwinnett County road

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. - A boy was killed after he was hit by multiple cars while crossing a busy Gwinnett County road on Tuesday night. Police said Gianni Salazar, 12, was attempting to cross six lanes of Pleasant Hill Road near Woodberry Drive around 7 p.m. when he was hit by three vehicles. Salazar


Payless To Begin Liquidation Sales At Georgia Stores

ATLANTA, GA — Discount shoe sellerPayless will begin liquidation sales at its U.S. stores on Sunday, a company spokesperson said. "We expect all stores to remain open until at least the end of March and the majority will remain open until May," the spokesperson said in a statement. Liquidation sales


Man accused of stealing thousands from vending machines at 2 colleges

A Gwinnett County man is behind bars after allegedly stealing thousands of dollars from vending machines on the campuses of Georgia State and the University of North Georgia. Authorities said Tyrone Dwayne Lane, 26, a former employee of Georgia Vending Services, likely used a key to gain access to m


Mystery Surrounds Black Mother of 5 Murdered at Adult Sleepover in Forsyth, GA

Unanswered questions surround the mysterious death of a Black mother-of-5 who was found beaten to death after attending a "football moms" sleepover with 7 white women and 3 men at a home in Forsyth, GA.


Georgia soldier comes home from Afghanistan after daughter’s sudden death

The 5-year-old daughter of a National Guard soldier died unexpectedly last weekend, and her father hurried home to Georgia from his deployment in Afghanistan, according to a news report.


‘Gwinnett is the future’: Elizabeth Warren makes first Georgia 2020 campaign stop

Georgia has yet to set a date for its 2020 presidential primary, but that didn’t deter U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren from making Gwinnett County one of her first campaign stops in her bid for the White House.


Subway goes from perfect score to failed health inspection in just months

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. - A well-known sandwich chain restaurant in Gwinnett County went from having a perfect health score to failing. It’s the Subway at 3455 Peachtree Industrial Blvd. in Duluth.


Georgia lawmakers mull medical pot cultivation, drones near prisons

ATLANTA | The Georgia legislature is beginning to pick up its pace as the 2019 session approaches the half-way mark. Friday marked legislative day 16 of 40. The past week saw the governor sign his first bill, a measure that clarifies when vehicles can pass a school bus. A new bill in the House would


New Georgia law changes rules for drivers during school bus stops

A new law in Georgia changes when drivers are required to stop for a stopped school bus, but it shouldn't seem new to most drivers. It actually fixes a flaw in the law that allowed drivers on some highways to keep driving even when a school bus was stopped.


Miss Georgia Scholarship Competition staying in Columbus, mayor Henderson says

The Miss Georgia Scholarship Competition will celebrate 75 years in Columbus when pageant contestants take the stage at the RiverCenter for the Performing Arts, Mayor Berry “Skip” Henderson announced Saturday.


Georgia launches new app for free mental health counseling

State health officials launched a new mobile app Thursday that offers free and confidential access to people suffering from mental illness, substance abuse and other issues. The My GCAL app, which works on Apple and Android phones, caters to younger Georgians who are more comfortable sending texts t


GOOD NEWS FROM SCHOOLS: 21 GCPS high schools receive AP Honors designation

Twenty-one Gwinnett County public high schools have been named AP Honors Schools, according to the Georgia Department of Education. AP exams are administered by the College Board, which also administers the SAT. AP courses are one of several ways Georgia students can access college-level learning at


911 Call: Mother Finds Son Dead, Police Seek Help In 2015 Murder

GWINNETT COUNTY, GA — In hopes of getting more information in the case from the public, a 911 call was released Friday, by the Gwinnett County Police Department, revealing the moment when a mother finds her murdered son together with another body in a Gwinnett apartment complex in unincorporated Law


Does Georgia need another interstate highway?

ATLANTA - A push for another interstate highway across Georgia gained initial support in the General Assembly this week. The Senate Transportation Committee Wednesday passed Senate Resolution 44, which supports the creation of Interstate 14 across middle Georgia and urges the state’s Congressional d