SUWANEE NEWS WEEK: City Gets New Police Substation, and ...

Reviewing the top recent news stories from Suwanee and Gwinnett.

Let's take a rewind through some top local news events.

SUWANEE POLICE SUBSTATION OPENS: No part of Suwanee needs a strong police presence more than the Gateway area. The area that includes Exit 111 off I-85 has been plagued by crime and business failures in recent years. However, the city cut the ribbon Monday on a new $1.9 million substation, training facility and firing range.

FANNING'S WIFE ARRESTED ON GUN CHARGE AT COURTHOUSE: It seems that John Fanning, a former Gwinnett zoning official and the son of former Commissioner Shirley Lasseter, has more on his mind than his possible federal prison term. He is divorcing his wife, Lesley Lynn Fanning, and is involved in a child custody dispute in Gwinnett court. The personal matter got more involved last week when Lesley Fanning was arrested for trying to bring a gun past the weapons screening area at the courthouse.

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: North Gwinnett suffered its first loss of the season, while Peachtree Ridge and Collins Hill notched victories in the first weekend of region play.

HALLMARK STORE STARTS HIRING: Showing the appetite for jobs and perhaps the charm of a well-known consumer brand, Hallmark posted a sign that says the new store in Suwanee plans an October grand opening. It also served notice that it would be hiring for the new location.

SON ARRESTED IN SLAYING OF ELDERLY MOTHER: In a tragic family tale, a Gwinnett man was arrested shortly after police found his mother, 72, stabbed to death in her home in unincorporated Lawrenceville.

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