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  • Alert issued on man who took flight lessons at Gwinnett airport

    04/08/2005 3:33:43 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 66 replies · 1,819+ views
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | April 8, 2005 | SAEED AHMED
    Authorities have issued an alert for a 35-year-old British man who was taking flight lessons at Gwinnett County Airport-Briscoe Field and allegedly tried to have his pilot rating upgraded despite not being qualified. In a special alert bulletin sent to law enforcement agencies and aviation facilities this week, the Atlanta Joint Terrorism Task Force said the man, Zayead Christopher Hajaig, became "aggressive" and also tried to have the flight school speed up his training schedule, which began in 2002 and continued off and on for more than two and a half years. The flight school notified the task force. The...
  • British man from Ga. flight lesson found ["a person of interest" - potential terrorist?]

    04/08/2005 4:43:41 PM PDT · by familyop · 3 replies · 466+ views
    WASHINGTON - A British man whose behavior raised suspicions at a flight school in Georgia has been located in England, an FBI official said Friday. Zayead Christopher Hajaig, 35, was taking lessons at the same airport in suburban Atlanta where two of the Sept. 11 hijackers briefly trained, the official said on condition of anonymity because the matter is still under investigation. The Atlanta Joint Terrorism Task Force issued a special bulletin to law enforcement and flight schools this week after it received reports from the school that Hajaig became hostile while trying to upgrade his pilot's license, according to...
  • 10,000 Absentee Ballots in Gwinnett Are Flawed (Georgia)

    10/25/2008 2:37:06 PM PDT · by kellynla · 12 replies · 761+ views
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | October 23, 2008 | MARY LOU PICKEL, MARCUS K. GARNER
    Gwinnett County elections officials will have to hand-copy votes from at least 10,000 absentee ballots onto new ballots that can be read by a machine. The original ballots, designed to be filled out by hand, are flawed because of a printing error. The circle beside the candidate’s name is too thick and somewhat misshapen, and consequently an optical scanning machine won’t be able to read the votes on Election Day. The county discovered the problem last week during routine testing. Gwinnett had already mailed out 19,700 flawed ballots before it realized the problem. Of those, 10,000 have already been marked...
  • Search Resumes Today For Missing Georgia Hiker

    01/03/2008 6:00:17 AM PST · by Dysart · 42 replies · 224+ views
    WSBTV ^ | 1-3-08
    UNION COUNTY, Ga. -- The search resumes Thursday morning in Union County for a missing hiker and her dog.Friends believe Meredith Emerson, 24, from Gwinnett County, spent Tuesday and Wednesday night outside in the cold north Georgia mountains. Temperatures reached into the teens both nights.Emerson's friends said she went hiking with her dog on Blood Mountain Trail Tuesday. Authorities said they have located Emerson's car and her dog's leash, but they have found no sign of Emerson or her black Lab. Emerson is 5'4", 120 pounds with blonde hair and blue eyes."She's an experienced hiker and a blue belt in...
  • Passengers tattle on pilot after ride in stolen jet

    10/13/2005 2:12:10 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 66 replies · 1,898+ views
    Excerpt - Imagine taking a joyride with five friends — a fine trip, covering 400 or so miles, the sort of nighttime jaunt where the lights of towns and cities below twinkle like diamonds tossed across black velvet. Then imagine that trip coming to a rude conclusion when your five fellow travelers finger you as the guy who stole that ride, a $7 million Cessna Citation VII. That's the situation facing Daniel Andrew Wolcott of Buford. Police arrested him Wednesday and charged him with taking the airplane, boosted from St. Augustine, Fla., last weekend and flown to Gwinnett County Airport/Briscoe...
  • Jet Stolen From St. Augustine Turns Up Near Atlanta

    10/11/2005 8:06:47 AM PDT · by aculeus · 90 replies · 3,016+ views
    News 4jax ^ | October 11, 2005 | Unsigned
    LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- Gwinnett County police are investigating a stolen charter jet that was located Monday afternoon at Briscoe Airfield in suburban Atlanta. Police say the 1995 twin-engine Cessna Citation 7 -- valued at $7 million -- was in St. Augustine, Fla., awaiting its next next charter. The pilot reported the plane missing to the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office at 11:30 a.m. Monday. The 10-passenger executive jet showed up at Briscoe Airfield between 9:30 p.m. Saturday and 6:30 a.m. Sunday. Airport authorities reported it was there after getting getting the bulletin about the missing plane. Whoever stole the jet...
  • Pilot subject of terror alert - Man, who trained at Briscoe Field, found in Britain

    04/09/2005 3:45:08 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 24 replies · 1,212+ views
    A man trained as a pilot at a Lawrenceville airport three years ago raised an international terror alert this week. He was found in Britain on Friday, the FBI said. Zayead Christopher Hajaig, a 35-year-old British national, "remains a person of interest" although he has been located, said Steve Emmett, an FBI spokesman in Atlanta. FBI officials released little information about Hajaig on Friday. They would not say whether he had been detained or how he had been located. Earlier this week, authorities issued a "special alert bulletin" warning airports about Hajaig, who took flight lessons at Astron Enterprises at...