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Inmate dies in holding cell at Gwinnett County Jail

Inmate dies in holding cell at Gwinnett County Jail

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- (submitted by Gwinnett County Sherriff's Department) A 26-year-old man died Saturday after he became unresponsive in a holding cell at the Gwinnett County Jail.

Quincy William Franklin was brought in to the Gwinnett Jail shortly after midnight Saturday by Lawrenceville Police on a probation violation. He had been picked up by police in DeKalb County Friday night.

Mr. Franklin was placed in a holding cell with two other inmates in admissions. At 12:37 p.m., Mr. Franklin was still snoring loudly in a holding cell with two other inmates. At 12:52 p.m., deputies came to remove one of those inmates to be processed and Mr. Franklin could not be awakened and was not responsive. Medical personnel in the jail responded. Mr. Franklin was given CPR and an ambulance transported him to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

An autopsy was performed Monday, but the results of that autopsy are pending toxicology results.

Whole Foods Market Farmer-Owned Storewide Event, Saturday and Sunday

Meet the brand representatives and farmers who grow and produce products including dairy, juice, pork, rice, produce at the Whole Foods Market ‘Farmer Owned Storewide Event’ tomorrow and Sunday.

At the Whole Foods Market Farmer-Owned Storewide Event, you’ll get the inside scoop on exactly where your food comes from, what is in it, how it’s made and equally important, why it’s important for you to support farmer-owned brands and cooperatives. 

Participants will be able to sample delicious farm fresh products. During the events, guests will enjoy free samples of the represented products, receive coupons for participating brands, and interact with the farmer-owners and representatives of their respective brands.

                                 October 23 from 11 a.m.

Mother Continues Her Fight Against HIV, Despite Her Son’s Death

Atlanta, GA--  Marty Mitchell’s son, Brett Lykins, was diagnosed with HIV at age seven. Premature at birth in 1980, Brett had received a blood transfusion that infected him with the disease. As he grew up, Brett proudly served as the youth spokesperson for AIDS Walk Atlanta & 5K Run until age 18. Though he passed away in 2007, at age 27, his mother continues to tell his story and hopes that one day, the virus that cut her son’s life short, will be a thing of the past.   

After Brett was diagnosed, Marty attended a couple of support meetings at AID Atlanta, but was living in Duluth and needed a group that was closer to home. “In 1989, I read about a couple in Loganville whose son was dying of AIDS,” she recalled. “They started a support group in their gun shop with an answering machine, which later led to the creation of AID Gwinnett.”

Brett went to public school and his mom did her best to play the hand they were dealt.

Fight the Flu While You Shop

ATLANTA -- There's no need to avoid the mall for fear of getting sick this flu season -- not when you can get a flu shot while you shop.

Every weekend from Sept. 24 to Oct. 24, pop-up flu clinics will be set up in local Simon malls, where nurses and educators will be on-hand to administer flu shots and answer questions about the vaccine.

The cost for a shot is $28; cash, credit and debit cards and Simon mall gift cards are accepted. Government-issued Medicare is also accepted with no out-of-pocket costs.

To reserve a spot and avoid the line, register a time with WellCheck and pay for your shot early. Walk-ins are also welcome.

The participating Simon malls are:

Gwinnett Place (2100 Pleasant Hill Road, Duluth, 30096)
Upper Level Guest Services
770-476-5160
Friday/Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Sunday: 12:00 p.m.

Whole Foods Helps You Give Back

The Gwinnett Environmental & Heritage Center Foundation has been selected to participate in Whole Foods Market’s 5% Day Giving Program.

By shopping at the John’s Creek/Duluth Whole Foods Market (5495 State Bridge Road) on Tuesday, September 14, 2010, five percent of the store’s total pre-tax sales for the day will go to the Gwinnett Environmental & Heritage Center Foundation.

The Gwinnett Environmental & Heritage Center reaches more than 40,000 students, through its education programs, in its efforts to inspire and engage them in solving tomorrow’s environmental challenges and promoting sustainable development practices and new technologies.

“Whole Foods Market 5% Day is dedicated to helping non-profit organizations in the local community.  Our focus is to support innovative groups that strive to make the world a better place,” said Kubeshni Moodley, Marketing Team Leader at the John’s Creek/Duluth Whole Foods Market.

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