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Former Atlanta Hawks player arrested in Duluth

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Former Atlanta Hawks player, Brandon Goodwin, was arrested on April 5 for speeding and reckless driving in Duluth. According to a police report, Goodwin was driving more than 100 mph in a 45 mph zone. A police officer used LIDAR to confirm Goodwin was traveling at 113 mph at one point. Goodwin, who played guard for the Hawks during the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 seasons and for the Cleveland Cavaliers last season, was released on bond the same day. Goodwin led Norcross High School to a state championship in basketball during the 2012-13 season, earning him the Daily Post Player of the Year award.

The Georgia State Patrol is investigating an accident involving a Gwinnett County police officer which resulted in the death of a Lawrenceville man in unincorporated Norcross over the weekend.

Police said Ramon Perez , was walking on Brook Hollow Parkway, near Mitchell Road, at 3:30 a.m. on Sunday when a West Precinct officer came down Brook Hollow in his vehicle and hit Perez. Following the collision, the officer immediately began to render aid. The pedestrian later died as a result of his injuries. Georgia State Patrol was requested to investigate the collision. The GCPD Accident Investigation Unit responded to assist. Gwinnett Police have not released the officer's name, but they did say he sustained a minor injury in the accident.

Gwinnett County police are seeking the public's help in identifying a suspect who robbed a gas station near Norcross on February 13. According to Cpl. Ryan Winderweedle, the suspect demanded money from the cashier and displayed a silver and black handgun. When the cashier began to comply, a scuffle broke out, and the suspect fled the scene with cash in hand. The victim described the suspect as wearing a black hoodie, dark ski mask, blue latex gloves, blue socks, and dark sandals. Police have obtained security camera footage but need help identifying the suspect. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact detectives or Crime Stoppers.

The Gwinnett Stripers are hosting their first six-game homestand of the season from this week, featuring a series against the Memphis Redbirds. The homestand started with an Education Day on Tuesday and continued with Faith & Family Night on Friday, and a giveaway of Atlanta Black Crackers T-Shirt on Saturday as part of Jackie Robinson Day festivities. The Atlanta Black Crackers were a professional baseball team of black players in early to mid-20th century, before Jackie Robinson broke the MLB’s color barrier. Baseball teams across the Majors and Minors will celebrate Robinson’s legacy this weekend. All Major League players will even wear his famed number 42, which has been retired throughout the MLB. Other Special promotions at CoolRay Field include Wet Nose Wednesday, Thirsty Thursday, and Sunday Funday. Single-game tickets are available for purchase on GoStripers.com/tickets.

An area quarterback has committed to the Furman Paladins. 

 The Duluth food pantry in Georgia has received funding and food donations from two organizations, the Atlanta Community Food Bank and Humanity First USA. After two years of support from the Atlanta Community Food Bank, Humanity First USA has provided funding to help the food pantry acquire a warehouse and support approximately 100 families per month. The food pantry operates on an appointment-based system, and the Duluth volunteers have served over 25,000 individuals in their drive-through operation. The pantry is planning to work with the Atlanta Community Food Bank again in the near future.

Burnette Elementary School in Suwanee, Georgia has been chosen as one of seven schools to receive a School Crashers grant from the Georgia United Foundation, in partnership with Georgia United Credit Union. School Crashers is a community service program that offers accredited K-12 schools in Georgia the opportunity to apply for a school facility makeover. The program aims to improve the learning environment for students, faculty, and staff. Burnette Elementary was chosen after submitting an application, which included a photograph and an essay explaining why their school should receive a makeover. The improvements to be made include a sensory room to help students with various learning disabilities. The School Crashers program has positively impacted 43,666 children in 63 schools in the past nine years, with improvements valued at more than $1.8 million.





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