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Gwinnett County

How A Facebook Post Answered This Single Mom's Prayers

Posted 12.26.2013 | Divorce

Maria Gregg, a single mom from Gwinnett County, Ga., had fallen on some hard times. So a week before Christmas, Gregg made her way to the North Gwinne...

Firefighters Held Hostage Say They Joked With Gunman

AP | KATE BRUMBACK | Posted 06.16.2013 | Crime

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. — The Georgia firefighters taken hostage following a phony medical call joked with their captor to gain his trust and teased ...

Gunman Who Took Firefighters Hostage Identified

AP | KATE BRUMBACK and RAY HENRY | Posted 06.12.2013 | Crime

SUWANEE, Ga. — As a gunman held four firefighters hostage in his Georgia home, police tried to buy time and create a rapport by meeting his init...

Firefighters Held Hostage 'Relieved' To Be With Families

AP | KATE BRUMBACK and RAY HENRY | Posted 06.11.2013 | Crime

SUWANEE, Ga. — A gunman who lured firefighters to his Georgia home with an emergency call, then held four of them hostage for hours before being...

Inmate In Jail For Attempted Murder-For-Hire Allegedly Put Hit Out On Same Man

NewsOne | Posted 12.11.2012 | Crime

Joseph Memar, 65, of Duluth, Georgia, is nothing if not determined. Arrested June 28 for "criminal attempt to commit murder" against former friend and...

Lawsuit Alleges Georgia School Districts Used Taxpayer Money To Defeat Charter School Amendment

Posted 10.10.2012 | Education

A class action lawsuit filed with the Fulton County Superior Court on Monday alleges that the Fulton and Gwinnett County School Districts in Georgia u...

Teacher Denied Leave To Be With Dying Wife

Posted 09.07.2012 | Money

Time ran out on Thursday for a Georgia woman whose rare infection led to a quadruple amputation and whose husband's unsuccessful battle to take time o...

Do as I Say, Not as I Want: Dissonance in Conservative Immigration Policy and Practice

Richey Piiparinen | Posted 09.09.2012 | Politics
Richey Piiparinen

Instead of dealing with the conflict that comes with both demanding and demonizing immigrants, we bury our heads away from the reality that conflict exists.

John Rudolf

Accused Baby Killer May Go Free After 7 Years In Jail Without Trial

HuffingtonPost.com | John Rudolf | Posted 03.09.2012 | Crime

The case of a Georgia man who has spent nearly seven years in jail waiting for his death-penalty trial to begin is an "egregious" example of the state...

Atlanta Metro-Area School District Defends Using Slavery Equations To Teach Math To Third Graders

Kirsten West Savali | Posted 08.29.2012 | Black Voices
Kirsten West Savali

Third grade math is not normally the course where students are taught about beating slaves and dehumanizing labor, but two teachers at Beaver Ridge Elementary School in Atlanta thought it was a perfectly normal integration.

Slavery Math Worksheet Sparks Parent Protest, District Investigation

Posted 03.11.2012 | Education

Dozens of parents and community members rallied outside a Norcross, Ga. elementary school Tuesday, calling on the school district to fire teachers inv...

Five Messages From the "Slavery Math Problems"

Christopher Emdin | Posted 08.29.2012 | Education
Christopher Emdin

To be the "finest teacher in the profession" one must have ongoing training beyond math, science or subject area. Schools, parents, and the public must demand more from the people who teach our children.

Jason Cherkis

Occupy Y'all Street: OWS Movement Moves Into The Atlanta Suburbs

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Cherkis | Posted 12.02.2011 | Politics

This is the second in a series of stories and short films on under-publicized Occupy sites. The first is here. Stay tuned in the coming days for more...

Georgia School District Wins $1M Broad Prize

AP | DORIE TURNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

ATLANTA — Georgia's largest school system has won the nation's top prize in public education, which will provide $1 million in college scholarsh...

Undocumented and Unlicensed: Where Inaction on Immigration Reform Has Gotten Us

Afton Branche | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Afton Branche

For those who still need to be convinced that our immigration system needs fixing, look no further than this staggering estimate: 4.5 million undocumented immigrants regularly drive in the U.S. without a driver's license.

Teacher Of The Year Quits After Sex With Student

D. Aileen Dodd | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

SNELLVILLE, Ga. (AP) -- A woman who had been voted Teacher of the Year at a Gwinnett County high school has resigned amid allegations she had a sexual...

Georgia County Recoups Money Overpaid To Its Employees-- 16 Years Ago

ajc.com | Patrick Fox | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

About 180 Gwinnett County employees are being notified they were overpaid 16 years ago and it's time to make good on the advance. As part of its rejuv...