Reviewing some top news stories from the past week.
Click on the links below for details on recent stories. STUDENTS ARRESTED IN GRAYSON TEEN'S SLAYING: The tragic slaying of Grayson High student Paul Sampleton just before Christmas took another turn. On Friday, Gwinnett Police arrested three other Grayson High students in connection with the incident. MCGINNIS FERRY TRAFFIC FATALITIES: No official police determination has been made in the November crash that killed two people and injured another. But it was determined that alcohol and "common drugs of abuse" were not factors. --- Related content: --- SEVERAL TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS OK'D: Although the TSPLOST was voted down last year, Gwinnett commissioners still found millions in funds to approve or continue several key projects. Areas …
Explore Gwinnett is now the name for the former Gwinnett Convention & Visitors Bureau.
Friday, February 8
Gwinnett County's tourism organization, which is responsible for planning events at the Gwinnett Arena and Coolray Field, among other sites, is rebranding itself. According to a news release, the organization is now calling itself Explore Gwinnett, with the tag line "Atlanta's Playground." “We truly feel that our new name, branding and logo pull together so many positive aspects of Gwinnett’s reputation with visitors,” Lisa Anders, executive director of Explore Gwinnett, said in a news release. “Gwinnett is a vibrant, active community and there are so many things to do. Visitors love to explore, so we are inviting them to explore Gwinnett.” The organization, which is based in Duluth, works to bring some 2 million visitors annually to …