Local News

Mary Long

Do you know which famous person Lawrenceville is named?  What about the names Perry, Crogan, Clayton & Pike, where did these names come from?  Why do the courthouse doors face south and how many people are buried in one grave with the fence of those grounds?

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Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) has released a revised 2014-15 school calendar that calls for the district to return to school on Tuesday, August 5 - one day earlier than originally scheduled. The change in the calendar is due to the need for a student/teacher holiday on November 4, which is Election Day. This day was originally slated to be a school day; however, as this year’s election includes several major races, including contests for Governor and a vacated U.S. Senate seat, election traffic is likely to be high.

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Chad Doughty sets new state record with big brown trout

Catching a big fish is awesome, how about if the first fish you catch that day is a new state record? Chad Doughty, age 27, of Winder hooked and “battled” the new state record brown trout for about 45 minutes while kayak fishing on the Chattahoochee River below Buford Dam on July 27. 

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