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Bridal show coming to Gwinnett

Bridal show coming to Gwinnett

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- Gwinnett County will host a bridal show at the county courthouse later this month.

The event, An Engaging Affair, will be held Sunday, Jan. 19 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. It will feature a fashion show and a number of local vendors, including photographers, caterers, event planners and DJs.

Admission is $6 in advance or $7 at the door. Brides-to-be who register ahead of the show will be eligible to win prizes. The first 30 brides in attendance will also receive T-shirts and welcome bags.

Learn more and sign up for the show at gwinnettparks.com.

The Gwinnett Historic Courthouse is located at 185 Crogan Street in downtown Lawrenceville.

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New principals named to 2 Gwinnett high schools

New principals named to 2 Gwinnett high schools

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. -- Gwinnett County Public Schools has named new leaders at two of its high schools.

Kerensa Wing is the latest principal of Collins Hill High School. She comes to Collins Hill from Lanier High School, where she was also principal. She replaces outgoing principal Glenn McFall, who retired last month.

Wing began her career in Gwinnett County in 1990 as a teacher at Shiloh High School. She earned a bachelor's degree in history from Oglethorpe University, a master's degree in social studies from Georgia State University and a specialist's degree in educational leadership from Lincoln Memorial University.

Dana Pugh has been named principal of Grayson High School. He will move to Grayson from Bay Creek Middle School as soon as current principal David Hopson retires at the end of January.

Senior center ceiling collapses

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- Part of the ceiling of a Gwinnett County senior center collapsed Tuesday morning.

The roof fell in at Ashton Senior Living in the 1100 block of Lawrenceville Highway.

PHOTOS | Senior center ceiling collapses 

Gwinnett County Fire Capt. Tommy Rutledge said the cold weather caused a sprinkler pipe to burst inside a room at the center, causing ceiling tiles to fall. The incident was contained to one room and the nearby hallway.

About 28 residents had to be moved to another building. Rutledge said no one was hurt.

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Regents to discuss smoking ban at Ga. colleges

Regents to discuss smoking ban at Ga. colleges

ATHENS, Ga. -- The board that governs Georgia's public colleges and universities is taking a close look at banning tobacco from campuses statewide.

The Board of Regents is scheduled to discuss the proposed tobacco ban at its meeting Wednesday in Atlanta. The ban would prohibit faculty, students, staff and even spectators at sporting events from smoking or using smokeless tobacco in both indoor and outdoor parts of college campuses.

The policy would tighten anti-smoking policies at campuses such as the University of Georgia, which since 2011 has prohibited lighting up within 35 feet of building entrances.

If adopted by the Board of Regents, the tobacco ban would affect all 31 campuses in the University System of Georgia.

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Vince Lombardi play coming to Aurora Theatre

Vince Lombardi play coming to Aurora Theatre

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- A play about legendary NFL coach Vince Lombardi will be staged at the Aurora Theatre this winter.

Lombardi enjoyed a brief run on Broadway in 2010 and 2011 -- appropriately, at the same time the Green Bay Packers won Super Bowl XLV and took home the Lombardi trophy. The play is based on the book When Pride Still Mattered -- A Life of Vince Lombardi by David Maraniss.

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Aurora favorite Bart Hansard will play the title character, while Carolyn Cook will make her debut at the Lawrenceville theater in the role of Lombardi's wife Marie.

All You Can Eat Pancakes returns at IHOP

All You Can Eat Pancakes returns at IHOP

(WXIA) -- One of IHOP's tastiest promotions has returned for the new year.

All You Can Eat Pancakes is back at all IHOP restaurants through Sunday, Feb. 9.

"There are so many ways to enjoy our classic buttermilk pancakes. Now you can have your pancakes the way you always do ... and still be able to try a new way of adding butter or discovering a different syrup," IHOP senior vice president of marketing Natalia Franco said in a statement. "We know people love our pancakes, and as long as you can keep eating them, we'll keep serving them!"

During All You Can Eat Pancakes, guests who order pancakes as either an entree or a side item will keep receiving stacks of two until they "say when."

Visit ihop.com to find your nearest restaurant.

Nominees needed for 11Alive Community Service Awards

Nominees needed for 11Alive Community Service Awards

(WXIA) -- Every year, 11Alive News honors extraordinary metro Atlanta residents who make a daily difference in the community.

The annual Community Service Awards recognize some of the area's unsung heroes.

11Alive is accepting nominees for the 39th annual Community Service Awards. This year's dinner and awards ceremony will be held Saturday, Apr. 22. Proceeds benefit a local charity; the 2014 recipient is the Ron Clark Academy.

To nominate a deserving person, visit 11Alive.com/CSA and click on the nomination form link at the top of the page. The deadline is Jan. 10.