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NEWS NEARBY: Grayson High Student Shot to Death at Home; Duluth Discusses Revitalizing Downtown

News from Patch sites in the area.

Gwinnett Police are investigating the shooting death of Grayson High student Paul Sampleton, 14, Cpl. Jake Smith said Wednesday (December 19).

Police said that Sampleton's father came home about 2:30 p.m., discovered the body, and notified police. The school was on early release Wednesday.

WSB-TV has reported that there was evidence of robbery at the scene. Sampleton's peers believe his extensive sneaker collection may be a motive, as a possible theft target.

For more on this article, visit Loganville-Grayson Patch.

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Downtown Revitalization Proposal Aired -- Duluth Patch

A Sandy Springs-based company has proposed entering into a public-private partnership with Duluth to revitalize its downtown.

Cheri Morris, president of Morris & Fellows, outlined a plan at a joint meeting of the Duluth City Council and Downtown Development Authority on Monday (December 17) that would focus on the Old City Hall Block, now referred to as “The Block.”

The Red Clay Theatre would serve as the anchor for a restaurant and entertainment district with retail shops, offices above the stores, residences, and possibly a boutique hotel. The alley between Main Street shops and the warehouse would be lined with restaurants.

For more on this article, visit Duluth Patch.

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