Candlelight vigil held for Southwest DeKalb High graduate
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Candlelight vigil held for Southwest DeKalb High graduate
Family, friends and teammates of Lauren Jones, the former captain of Southwest DeKalb High School's varsity gymnastics team, held a candlelight vigil on Feb. 21 to remember her. Jones, 18, died of meningococcemia while attending the University of Oregon on a partial scholarship for acrobatic...
Hearses fill the streets for “Stop the Violence” parade in Decatur
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Hearses fill the streets for “Stop the Violence” parade in Decatur
A severe message was sent loud and clear to youth in South DeKalb, “Stop the Violence.” A motorcade of hearses went up and down Flat Shoals Parkway on Feb. 22 to show youth where they could end up if they make the wrong decisions and participate in violent acts. Read More at www.ocgnews.com.
GPTC President: New campus coming to Wesley Chapel Road
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GPTC President: New campus coming to Wesley Chapel Road
At the Feb. 19 State of the College address, Georgia Piedmont Technical College President Jabari Simama announced plans for a new campus that will open this summer on Wesley Chapel Road in Decatur. Read more at www.ocgnews.com.
Lou Walker seniors celebrate black history through dance
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Lou Walker seniors celebrate black history through dance
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Rockdale State Court Judge Nancy Bills honored for decade of service
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Rockdale State Court Judge Nancy Bills honored for decade of service
Rockdale State Court Judge Nancy N. Bills was honored recently for 10 years of service on the bench by the Rockdale Board of Commissioners. Commissioner Oz Nesbitt thanked Bills for her service and presented a proclamation on behalf of the three- member board declaring Feb. 10 as “Nancy Bills...
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Gwinnett County continues construction

Gwinnett County is continuing the construction of converting the existing Pleasant Hill Road bridge over I-85 into a Diverging Diamond Interchange (DDI) to ease congestion. Intermittent lane closures and up to three lanes of traffic shifts will take place on I-85 at Pleasant Hill Road from March 1 to March 22, weather permitting. Pleasant Hill Road from Breckinridge Boulevard/Shackleford Road to Venture Parkway will continue to require intermittent lane closures and traffic shifts through September 2013.

Lane closures on I-85 will take place from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday through Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday to 7 a.m. Saturday and 8 p.m. Saturday to 9 a.m. Sunday. Pleasant Hill Road lane closures will take place between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. and between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m.


Additional information on the project can be found at www.gwinnettDDI.com <http://www.gwinnettDDI.com> .

 

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