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Polar Plunge at Lake Lanier to Raise Money for Special Olympics Georgia

Polar Plunge at Lake Lanier to Raise Money for Special Olympics Georgia

BUFORD -- (Gwinnett Co. Sheriff’s Department) The Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Department will be participating in the February 17th, Polar Plunge at Lake Lanier to help raise money for Special Olympics Georgia.

The second annual Polar plunge event will be at the island’s Beach and Water Park in Buford. More than 250 plungers have registered from various agencies and businesses across metro Atlanta. The Gwinnett Sheriff’s team has approximately 20 plungers waiting to brave the icy waters.

The Polar Plunge is at 2 p.m. and the gates open at 11 a.m. There will be food, music, costume contests, a bounce house, dunking booths and Special Olympics athlete appearances. All proceeds will benefit Special Olympics.

Falcons Captain performs on-field wonders, But also gave back to over 50 Charities in 2010

Falcons Captain performs on-field wonders, But also gave back to over 50 Charities in 2010

Atlanta, GA--  The Falcons have risen up to be Division Leaders and are fully on their way to a deep NFL playoff run.  Jonathan Babineaux, veteran Defensive Tackle, must believe in "paying it forward" and that good things come to those who give back because in 2010 he has given back to over 50 charities in local area.

As of January 2011, Jonathan Babineaux has donated to 51 community and non-profit organizations.  Jon babineaux donated home game tickets and special T-shirts.  Babineaux created his “Babineaux’s Unit” as a means to simply say “Thank You”.  Jonathan purchased approximately $40,000 lower-level tickets and custom-made t-shirts for Atlanta’s non-profit community organizations.

Hall County Commission seeks new County Administrator

Hall County Commission seeks new County Administrator

The Hall County Board of Commissioners has asked County Administrator Charley Nix to resign. The official vote will be taken at the Jan. 6 special called meeting. The search for a new administrator will begin immediately. Former Gwinnett County Administrator Jock Connell will serve as interim administrator starting Jan. 6.

Nix was appointed as County Administrator on November 13, 2008, after serving as interim administrator since July. He was previously Hall County’s Human Resources Director and has more than 30 years of management experience in the private sector.

During his time as administrator, Nix helped steer the county through a stressful economy with a cost-cutting plan that demonstrated unprecedented cooperation among county staff and elected officials. He was instrumental in moving forward with the permitting of Glades Reservoir, which will secure the region’s water needs for the next 50 years.

Woman Tasered after Wreck with Patrol Car

A Flowery Branch woman is in police custody after leading Coweta County law enforcement officers on a high-speed chase in a stolen car down Interstate 85 Monday.

She was under the influence of drugs and alcohol, according to authorities.

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Alexis Love, Flowery Branch Athlete of the Week

FLOWERY BRANCH— No matter the sport or level of competition, it takes more than one player to make a great team.

Just ask Rick Godfrey, who is in his first year as coach of the Flowery Branch volleyball team.

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