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Gwinnett County, Lawrenceville pledge to address homelessness in area

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. — Lawrenceville has earmarked $5 million in order to aid the homeless population in the city. The city will join forces with to HomeFirst Gwinnett, a partnership between the United Way, Gwinnett County, The Primerica Foundation and other public and private organizations in order t


Local students make Dean’s List at Georgia Tech

ATLANTA, GA (02/22/2019)– The following students have earned the distinction of Dean’s List at the Georgia Institute of Technology for Fall 2018. This designation is awarded to undergraduate students who have a 3.0 or higher academic average for the semester.


GDOT closing lanes overnight in north Gwinnett for I-85 widening project

Drivers who use Interstate 85 in north Gwinnett might want to bring some aspirin or plan alternate routes for nightly commutes throughout the remainder of this week and next week.


TRAGIC: 2 metro Atlanta firefighters killed in crashes just hours apart

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. - A 19-year-old DeKalb County firefighter was killed in a crash in Gwinnett County Thursday night -- just hours after another firefighter was killed in another crash in Rockdale County.


VERIFY: Georgia's laws for removing elected officials from office

MACON, Ga. — Over the past few years, Central Georgia has seen several local elected officials end up on the wrong side of the law. In early 2018, Macon County Sheriff Charles Cannon Junior was suspended after he was indicted for grabbing a woman inappropriately.


Snellville man jailed after 103-mph chase across north Fayette ended in crash

A Snellville man faces multiple traffic-related violations after a Feb. 8 chase in portions of north Fayette County that led to a crash. Rashad J. Parris, 25, was charged with defective or no headlights, two counts of speeding, improper left turn, four counts of passing in a no passing zone, three c


Funding for homeless program approved in Gwinnett County

Gwinnett County commissioners have approved funding for a partnership organization to combat the county's homelessness. Commissioners committed $950,000 to the HomeFirst Gwinnett Initiative Tuesday.


19-year-old Lawrenceville man dies in fatal wreck on Stone Mountain Highway

A 19-year-old Lawrenceville man died and and two others were injured in a two-car wreck on Stone Mountain Highway in unincorporated Stone Mountain Thursday night. Gwinnett County Police Department officers were called to the area shortly after 11 p.m. after receiving a 911 call that a black Toyota A


Gwinnett Transit Referendum Public Education Meetings Slated

GWINNETT COUNTY, GA – The Lilburn Community Improvement District will co-host three neighborhood meetings on Monday, Feb. 25, Wednesday, Feb. 27 and Thursday, Feb. 28 to discuss and educate the community about the March 19 vote on the Gwinnett Transit Referendum. There will be representatives from G


3 charged in Gwinnett apartment work order fraud scheme

Three people have been charged with defrauding a Gwinnett County property management through fake work orders, the Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office said. Gertrudis Illescas, 42, of Roswell; Bagjoon Kim, 23, of Buford; and Ki Won Kim, 64, of Duluth; have all been charged with theft by deception. Ille


From Chili Cook Off To St. Patrick's: Upcoming Gwinnett Events

GWINNETT COUNTY, GA – Here are some upcoming events in Gwinnett County, ranging from a Chili Cook off to World Thinking Day. In preparation for the March 19 Transit Contract Referendum, the County will host a series of open house education sessions. Here are some upcoming dates:


'She's my hero': Pistol-packing Georgia great-grandma fires shots at burglar

JACKSON Co., Ga. (WDBJ7/WSB-TV) -- A Georgia great-grandmother used her pistol to fend off a home intruder. Gwendolyn Agard, 79, of Jackson County Georgia always said, "Don't ever let anybody come in and run you out of your own house."


Georgia May Jagger’s Best Ever Concert? Her Dad’s, Of Course

MILAN — Sitting front row at the Emporio Armani show on Thursday, Georgia May Jagger reminisced about her favorite music-related memories as the child of one of the world’s biggest rock stars.


Atlanta rapper T.I.'s sister, Precious Harris, dies after serious car crash

Precious Harris, sister of Atlanta rapper T.I., has died, a family member confirmed to Channel 2 Action News. T.I., whose real name is Clifford Harris Jr., halted work on his VH1 show “Family Hustle” last week after his sister was involved in a car crash in Atlanta and taken to the hospital.


Bahamian track athlete found dead in Georgia

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – On Thursday, Dekalb County Police identified a man shot to death Tuesday afternoon in the parking lot of an office park in Stone Mountain, Georgia as former Bahamian track and field standout Douglas Lynes-Bell.


Blackface photos found in Georgia Southern yearbooks

STATESBORO, Ga. (WSAV) - Racist images are being uncovered in dozens of decades-old yearbooks, including one local university's. It’s likely the recent blackface scandal involving Gov. Ralph Northam prompted others to dig into school archives.


Woman shot, killed in apartment complex in DeKalb County

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. - DeKalb County police are investigating a deadly shooting at an apartment complex. The shooting happened at the Forest Cove apartments in the 3000 block of Meadowglen Valley Lane.


Breaking: 5 students face discipline in edible drug case at Fulton County school

Fulton County Schools announced Friday that five students from Sandtown Middle School face “disciplinary consequences” for sharing THC-laced treats on Valentine’s Day and more students could be punished.


Gwinnett police now using cruise lights during vehicle patrols

Don’t worry too quickly if you see a police car’s blue lights on behind you in Gwinnett County. As long as they’re not flashing, you’re probably in the clear. The Gwinnett County Police Department is now using “cruise lights” during vehicle patrols. That means patrol cars will have dim, non-flashing


Teacher accused of choking student over untucked shirt

DEKALB COUNTY, GA. — Channel 2 Action Newslearned a local teacher has been charged with attacking a 14-year-old student. The alleged attack between student Julian Butler and teacher Keith Evans happened in November at the alternative school in DeKalb County. — Butler's mother, Sharon Hepburn, showed