Wednesday, March 20, 2013
The incident happened at a Holiday Inn in Lawrenceville, Ga.
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Wednesday, March 20
A woman has been arrested in connection to charging at a hotel employee with a shovel and possession of drugs. According to the Lawrenceville Police report, the incident occurred around 3:22 a.m. March 10 at the Holiday Inn located at 520 John B. Wilson Ct. in Lawrenceville. The front desk employee told police that, while he was in the lobby changing the clock for Daylight Saving Time, he noticed a woman looking over the balcony at him. He asked her if she needed anything and he said that she simply looked at him and began breathing heavily. She eventually turned and ran to her room on the second floor without saying anything. A few minutes later, the same woman was now in the lobby standing next to a column. When the clerk asked her again…
Saturday, January 12, 2013
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Saturday, January 12
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Saturday, January 15, 2011
Lawrenceville body shops begin vehicle repairs related to the snow storm.
According to Cassie Sneed, Bodyshop Administrator at Nash Chevrolet on Scenic Hwy in Lawrenceville, most vehicles damaged during the snow storm “won't start coming in until Monday." "Because of the ice, the police are asking tow-truck drivers to not pick up cars until the road clears," Sneed said, "and (they’re) having people to leave their customer information in their car and place caution tape around it so the tow truck ... will know to get it. "So, if you see a car with caution tape around it, that's why." Sneed said Nash Chevrolet has several appointments scheduled for auto body repair estimates on Monday, and she predicts the total number of repairs will be about the same as of the December snow storm, in which Nash Chevrolet …
Thursday, January 13, 2011
A few Downtown businesses braved the ice and cold to open their doors to customers.
It's 3:30 on a Wednesday afternoon. Normally Downtown Lawrenceville is lined with cars up and down Crogan St. at this time. Instead, blocks of ice sits in parking spaces in front of the Gwinnett Historic Courthouse. The only person seen on the sidewalks is hard at work, chipping away at the ice with a shovel. His name is Thomas. He says in his limited English that he'd been out all day trying to clear the way so shoppers could walk down Crogan without slipping and sliding. The yellow light from a neon sign burns through the chilly afternoon air. It reads "Open" and is sitting in the window of Sparkle. No customers are inside the eclectic jewelry shop at that time, but owner Meg Earhart says she did have some sales today. "I'm not going to …
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
County still assessing when and how they will resume collection.
As a result of hazardous roadway conditions, city and county officials have been forced to make changes to regularly scheduled trash pickups. Gwinnett County communications director Joe Sorenson said he does not yet know when regular trash service will resume. “We’re assessing day by day,” he said. Though conditions on major roadways have improved, some subdivision roads remain coated in ice. Sorenson said the county has already decided not to make pickups tomorrow due to concerns the heavy trash trucks will not be able to navigate icy roads. Sorenson said the county will provide updated trash pickup information on its website,www.gwinnettcounty.com. Sorenson added that normal restrictions regarding the amount of trash allowed to be set …
Hazardous weather conditions has caused mail delays.
The United States Postal Service operates by the unofficial motto, "Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night, stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds..." but they've had to make exceptions in Gwinnett the past few days. The wintry weather arrived on Sunday making many roads impassable, and conditions have improved only a little. According to an update from the USPS, “severe weather conditions in Atlanta, GA and in ZIP Codes 300, 303, 302 301, 305 and 306 have caused major interruptions and delays in mail delivery ... Due to the icy road conditions, many postal facilities in these ZIP Codes have suspended operations." Mail has been delayed in Lawrenceville and most of Gwinnett county since Monday…
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Three snow make-up days are built in the Gwinnett school calendar.
Area children will be treated to a third day of sledding, throwing snowballs and building snowmen. Gwinnett County Public Schools will be closed again on Wednesday, according to school system spokesperson Sloan Roach. The time has been fun, for sure (see video), but according to the Gwinnett County Public Schools calendar, there will be payback for students. Three make-up days for snow cancellations are built into the school calendar, Roach said, meaning that these off days are not freebies. Monday’s snow day will be made up Monday, Feb. 21, President’s Day, originally planned as a holiday for students and teachers. Tuesday’s off day will be made up Monday, March 14, originally scheduled as an off day for students and a planning day for …