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Electricity - it's one of the most important innovations in the history of humankind. It's hard to imagine life without electricity, and for good reason. Nearly every aspect of our lives is affected by electricity in some form or fashion, from the way you wash your clothes to the effort you put in at work. From a residential standpoint, you need it to cook, clean, entertain, and live comfortably. For commercial purposes, electricity is used to power the computers needed to keep America moving. That's why, when the electricity in your home or at your job is compromised, life grinds to a halt. Unfortunately, electrical problems are inevitable in today's day and age. When the electricity in your home or commercial workspace fails, you need a quick, effective solution that will get your life back on track. And that, in a nutshell, is where L&M Electric, Inc. shines the brightest.

Our company was founded in 2009 by Roger Lee and John Mezzles. With a combined 46 years of electrical experience, the two entrepreneurs set out to create a company that offers quality workmanship and unparalleled service to all its builders and clients. Today, we are proud to have served South Carolina for nearly two decades as the premier electrician contractor in Snellville, GA. Our family-owned business specializes in both residential and commercial electrical work. Our highly-trained team has the experience and skills to handle any electrical issue, from minor panel breaker problems to large-scale industrial issues.

Despite winning numerous awards and recognitions in the Southeast, we don't let our accolades go to our head. Our team is committed to providing effective, personalized electrical work for every one of our customers. We take pride in our ability to offer peace of mind to our customers when they need it most, and that's exactly what we aim to provide to you too. We're talking one-on-one service provided by a friendly, professional electrician. There are no corners cut, no hidden fees, and no excuses - only the highest quality work from the finest electricians in Snellville.

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What sets us apart from other electricians in Snellville, GA? It boils down to three reasons:
Customer-Centric, Quality Electric Service
Customer-Centric, Quality Electric Service

As guests in your home, you won't ever have to worry about a member of our team trying to sell you something you don't need. Our job is to serve your electrical needs. You expect the highest quality electrical work in South Carolina, and that's what we will provide.

Experienced, Affordable Electricians
Experienced, Affordable Electricians

You understand that the highest quality work requires fair compensation, but you're not made of money. Our commitment is to offer affordable electric work at a price you're satisfied paying.

Family Owned & Operated
Family Owned & Operated

We know that you are choosing L&M Electric for a reason. Unlike large corporations, we truly care about our customers. As a family business, serving you is personal for us. We stake our reputation on the quality of our work. As such, we are accountable and will always strive to deliver the service you have come to expect from our company.

Affordable Electric Service That Makes You Feel Like Family

At L&M Electric, we employ the brightest commercial and residential electricians in Snellville. Having electricians that specialize in both residential and commercial projects allow us to provide our customers with a wider range of services.

Our team fixes a broad range of electrical issues, but we have built our reputation on the following electric services:

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Electrical Repairs

Every homeowner has to deal with an electrical component breaking or failing at some point. When that happens, you need a partner who can troubleshoot the problem and correct the issue efficiently and effectively. A few common problems that we help solve for our customers include:

  • Ceiling Fan Repair
  • Light Fixture Repair
  • Light Switch & Outlet Repair
  • Electrical Safety Inspection
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Electrical Installations

Whether you have a new ceiling fan that needs to be installed or you have a new electrical outlet that you'd like added to your bedroom, L&M Electric is here to help. Our team installs quality solutions every day of the week - there's no electrical installation job your residential electrician in Snellville, GA, can't handle. Here is a glance at some of the installation projects that we complete for homeowners:

  • Smart Home Installation
  • Electric Car Charging Station Installation
  • Whole-Home Surge Protection Installation
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Renovations and Remodeling

If you're renovating or remodeling your home, you need a professional electrician on-hand to work to properly install your new electrical devices and systems. Our skilled electricians are happy to work with you or your remodeling consultant to install your lights and keep your home shining bright. Common renovation and remodeling jobs include:

  • Hot Tub Wiring
  • Kitchen Lighting Renovations
  • Finished Basement Electrical Wiring
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New Construction Electrical Projects

Many new construction homeowners stress about having their electrical system wired from scratch. For us, it's just another day on the job. If you're building your dream home, don't leave your electrical work to mediocre electricians. Trust L&M electric for reliable service and the highest quality electrical work in Snellville. A few new construction projects we handle are:

  • Breaker Panel Box Installation
  • Wiring for Backup Generator
  • Landscape Lighting Outdoors
  • Low Voltage Wiring
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Your Residential Electrician in Snellville, GA

When you own a home, there's something inherently fulfilling about taking care of your property and fixing issues that pop up over time. When it comes to electrical work, however, DIY projects can be dangerous. Electricity is an amazing innovation, but if you aren't fully trained and licensed to handle such work, it's best to leave it to the experts at L&M Electric. Your home's safety is essential for you and your family. Our team will go above and beyond to ensure that your home's electrical system is operating correctly without any concerning problems.

With more than 60 years of combined experience as electricians, we are capable of troubleshooting and fixing a litany of electrical issues in your house. Keep reading to learn more about the most common electrical issues our customers report, along with some handy tips on how to remediate such problems.

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Panel Breaker is Tripped

If you don't have any power in your home, it might be time to check your electrical panel to see if there are any tripped breakers. If you spot a tripped breaker, try your best to switch it over to its original position. If you can't, remember that some breakers need to be flipped to the "off" position before turning it back on. If you don't have any luck, give our office a call. We'll send a trained residential electrician in Snellville to your home to fix the problem on-site.

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Overhead Fan Stops Working

If you have an overhead fan in your living room or bedroom, you know how quickly it can accumulate dust. Most homeowners clean up using a rod duster. However, sometimes homeowners accidentally hit the fan direction switch when doing so. But, instead of flipping it "on" or "off," they bump it into a limbo zone where neither direction is selected. When this happens, your overhead fan will not spin. If one of your fans stops working suddenly, this is one of the most common reasons why. If you're sure you didn't hit the fan direction switch, it could be an indication of a larger problem. In this case, call our office for a free phone consultation. We'll troubleshoot with you over the phone and if necessary, send out an electrician.

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Kitchen Breaker Keeps Tripping

If your home was built in the last 35 years, chances are it has two 20-amp circuits running to your kitchen countertop outlets. Newer homes will have three circuits. If you're constantly tripping the breaker to your kitchen, it's most likely because you have too many electrical devices connected to the same circuit. To help alleviate this problem, place appliances like coffee makers and toasters on two different circuits. That way, they can share the load.

At the end of the day, your home is your place of solitude and relaxation. But, when you have electrical issues in your home, things can quickly go from peaceful to problematic. Whether you're renovating your home and need a new room wired for power or your panel breaker keeps giving your problems, L&M Electric is here to assist. If you have questions about an issue or need to schedule service, our team is ready to help answer your questions and coordinate the best time for a residential electrician to come to your home in Snellville.

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Tips to Save Money and Maintain Your Home's Electrical Systems

Unlike some of our competitors, who are reluctant to provide any information that might prevent them from making a buck, L&M Electric is all about empowering our customers. If we can offer sound advice that will educate our clients and help them save money, we have no problem doing so. That's why we have put together some helpful tips and tricks for maintaining your home's most common electrical systems. Because, at the end of the day, a little knowledge can go a long way when it comes to your family's safety.

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Install Surge Protectors

Intense lighting storms can cause powerful surges of electricity that ruin your home's electrical appliances and amenities. Surge protectors installed at your electrical panel can help prevent these surges by grounding the electricity running through your home. They do so by directing it away from your electrical devices. This common solution is inexpensive, effective, and always a better choice than replacing expensive items like TVs and computers.

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Examine Your Breaker Panel

Breaker panels control the power to your home. When they go bad or are damaged, there's a good chance that you will lose power to most of the rooms in your house. Open your breaker panel and keep a sharp eye out for signs of corrosion and rust. Double-check that each breaker you see flips on and off properly. If you notice corrosion or if the breaker switches won't flip, it's time to get in touch with a residential electrician in Snellville, GA, who can inspect your breaker panel and recommend upgrades if necessary.

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Test Your GFIs

GFIs, or Ground Fault Interrupters, are similar to surge protectors in that they prevent electrical damage from happening in your home. The primary job of a GFI is to prevent electrical shocks that happen during a ground fault. Because water is a conductor of electricity, GFIs should be installed anywhere that an outlet comes into contact with water. You should try to test your GFIs every month, if possible, to ensure that they are working correctly. When you look closely at your GFI, you will notice a "test" and a "reset" button. Hit the "test" button to trip the GFI outlet and then hit "reset" to restore power. If your outlet resets, your GFI is working as it should. If not, you need to replace your GFI outlet. Because electricity is involved, we recommend hiring a professional to install new GFIs in your home. That way, you know the job is done right.

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Replace Outdated Light Bulbs

The right light bulb can add the perfect amount of ambiance to your home. Eventually, however, even the best light bulbs will need replacing. While they don't need checking every month, it's a good idea to inspect all your bulbs at the beginning of the year. If any of your bulbs are dead, you should replace them. You should also consider replacing bulbs that are incandescent with LED lights. LED light bulbs may cost more upfront but use less electricity and are more efficient over the long run.

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Schedule a Home Safety Inspection

In terms of preventative maintenance, scheduling a safety inspection for your home's electrical systems should be a high priority. These inspections will shine a light on the electrical features in your home that need to be fixed. Most modern electrical fires are caused by short circuit arcs, defective insulation, or broken wiring. An inspection conducted by a qualified electrician will help determine what needs to be fixed so you and your family stay safe in your home. Your inspector should cover your whole home and will examine common features such as:

  • Breakers
  • Fans
  • Exposed Wiring
  • Electrical Panels
  • Circuits
  • Switches
  • Outlets and More
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DELIVERING QUALITY ELECTRICAL SERVICE TO 5,000+ HOMES PER YEAR

he electrical system in your home brings it to life from the lights and appliances we use every day to the entertainment we all love and enjoy. You want an electrician that makes you feel safe while delivering the quality services you're promised.

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Full-Service Electrical Work for Home and Business

Whether you need light switch services for your newly renovated home or need a generator installed at your commercial property, L&M Electric is here to serve you. Our team will get the job done right, so you can get back to loving your life in the Lowcountry.

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QB recruit Jayden Bradford gives Gamecock camp experience high marks

The future of the quarterback position at South Carolina will be greatly influenced by what transpires over the four-day period between Thursday and Sunday.Over that time the Gamecocks will have had on campus for camps Class of 2024 QB targets Jayden Bradford of Chapin/IMG Academy and Dante Reno of Windsor, Connecticut — 2023 target Dylan Lonergan of Snellville, Georgia on an official visit.Bradford and Reno worked out for quarterbacks coach Marcus Satterfield and head coach Shane Beamer on Thursday. Bradford is off to Te...

The future of the quarterback position at South Carolina will be greatly influenced by what transpires over the four-day period between Thursday and Sunday.

Over that time the Gamecocks will have had on campus for camps Class of 2024 QB targets Jayden Bradford of Chapin/IMG Academy and Dante Reno of Windsor, Connecticut — 2023 target Dylan Lonergan of Snellville, Georgia on an official visit.

Bradford and Reno worked out for quarterbacks coach Marcus Satterfield and head coach Shane Beamer on Thursday. Bradford is off to Texas on Friday, while Reno will be back for another workout with the Gamecocks before heading to Clemson on Saturday. He also has been to Florida as part of his trip.

Satterfield offered Bradford a scholarship in early September. The QB then went on to have a sensational sophomore season for Chapin, passing for 2,028 yards and 24 touchdowns and rushing for 367 yards and 5 touchdowns. Bradford made a couple of unofficial visits to USC earlier in the year, including for the spring game, and was happy to get the chance Thursday to perform in front of the coaches again.

“It was a lot of fun just getting coached by Satt and Coach (Nick) Coleman, and getting to talk with Beamer was a lot of fun,” Bradford said. “We were out there working. He helped me with my base, just getting wider with my base and just getting more consistent with my throw, Coach Satt. So, it was fun to get coached up by them and I had a great time out there competing.”

It’s been a minute since Satterfield last saw Bradford in action because in January he enrolled at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida. Thursday’s workout gave Satterfield the opportunity to gauge how much Bradford had improved.

“He said I’m a lot more technically sound,” Bradford said. “I’m a lot better with my drops. I’m a lot quicker in my drops. My release has always been good, but he said my release is a lot more consistent and faster and the ball spins off my hand a little bit better than it did last year, which is always a plus.”

Bradford said he and Beamer got the chance to chat Thursday and the message remains crystal clear about how the Gamecocks’ head coach feels about him.

“He was just telling me that they are really interested in me, obviously, and he was really happy that I came up and took the time out,” Bradford said. “I really appreciate coach Beamer and everybody there that showed me some love today that I talked to. I really enjoyed being there. Everybody was super hospitable. It was just a great time to be there and hang out with everybody and throw the football around.”

Bradford also holds offers from Louisville, East Carolina, Georgia Tech, Missouri, N.C. State, Virginia Tech, Penn State, Vanderbilt and Georgia State. He hasn’t cut his list yet, but when that time comes the Gamecocks will have a spot.

“They are definitely in my top schools, if not my top school,” Bradford said. “I love going there every time. They make you feel great every time. I enjoy my visits. My family always does. My dad always has a great time. He knows some people on the staff there. He loves going there. We all love going there, and they are definitely one of my top schools.”

This camp season, Bradford has also been to Georgia and LSU and is going to Texas on Friday. He might visit Baylor on the 18th, and he plans to visit Louisville June 21.

Along with USC, Bradford said the top schools with him right now are Penn State, Louisville and Missouri. He wants to get to Missouri for a visit.

Whataburger eyeing Buford and Snellville for new restaurant locations

The popular Texas-based fast food chain, Whataburger, is heading to Gwinnett County with at least two locations.A report surfaced on the online development news outlet, Atlanta Tomorrow’s News Today, that Whataburger planned to build a restaurant at The Exchange at Gwinnett, which is located near the Mall of Georgia in Buford.“Yes, Whatabuger is coming to the Exchange,” said Jeff Fuqua, the developer whose company, Fuqua Development, is working on the Exchange at Gwinnett.The Whataburger location at the...

The popular Texas-based fast food chain, Whataburger, is heading to Gwinnett County with at least two locations.

A report surfaced on the online development news outlet, Atlanta Tomorrow’s News Today, that Whataburger planned to build a restaurant at The Exchange at Gwinnett, which is located near the Mall of Georgia in Buford.

“Yes, Whatabuger is coming to the Exchange,” said Jeff Fuqua, the developer whose company, Fuqua Development, is working on the Exchange at Gwinnett.

The Whataburger location at the Exchange at Gwinnett is one of two locations that have been mentioned as either being planned or at least discussed in Gwinnett County, with the other location being on Scenic Highway in Snellville.

The Whataburger location at the Exchange at Gwinnett will reportedly be located at the development’s main entrance on Buford Drive. Fuqua said the restaurant chain plans to open the location in 2022.

“Whataburger is right on the corner of Exchange drive and GA 20,” Fuqua said. “This (is) right across the driveway from Starbucks.”

The Exchange at Gwinnett is still being built out, but it expected to include several freestanding restaurants as well as a food hall once it is finished. Several businesses have already opened at the mixed-use development, including: Topgolf; Andretti Indoor Karting and Games; Rooms to Go; Sprouts Grocery Store; Jinya Ramen Bar; Smallcakes; Starbucks; Five Guys; Chipotle; Jersey Mike’s Subs; Les Mains Nail Bar; MOD Pizza; Tan Cha Tea; The Waxing Spot; Wax, Thread and Scissors Salon and Spa; and Thrive Affordable Pet Care.

Meanwhile, Snellville officials approved the annexation of 8.93 acres of land on Scenic Highway at North Road in November. That property will be developed with multiple commercial businesses, including at least three restaurants, and a pocket park with gateway signage for the city.

The development will be called Scenic Pointe.

Snellville officials said the developer working on the property is in talks with Whataburger and other restaurant chains to get them to be part of the development. Other restaurants that have been mentioned for the development include Miller’s Ale House and City Barbecue.

Renderings of Whataburger, Miller’s Ale House and City Barbecue were provided to city officials in a “possible elevations” presentation for the development.

The Scenic Pointe development will have a total of seven outparcel buildings, according to Snellville officials.

Whataburger is expected to open its first metro Atlanta location in Kennesaw and locations in Cumming and Woodstock have been mentioned as well. The restaurant chain currently operates only one location in Georgia, and that one is located in Thomasville.

PROGRESS: Snellville's Grove at Towne Center will transform city's downtown area

Perhaps the largest redevelopment project currently under construction in a Gwinnett County city is Snellville’s Grove at Towne Center project.Construction on the long-planned project began last year and progress continues to be made on the mixed-use development, which is expected to open at the end of this year. The first sign of how it will transform the city, however, came in December when the development’s 750-space parking deck was topped out.“We are continually amazed at the transformation of Snellville&...

Perhaps the largest redevelopment project currently under construction in a Gwinnett County city is Snellville’s Grove at Towne Center project.

Construction on the long-planned project began last year and progress continues to be made on the mixed-use development, which is expected to open at the end of this year. The first sign of how it will transform the city, however, came in December when the development’s 750-space parking deck was topped out.

“We are continually amazed at the transformation of Snellville’s skyline as construction at The Grove at Towne Center continues,” Snellville Mayor Barbara Bender said at the time. “We are proud of the quality work construction crews have completed at the 750-space parking deck and are looking forward to seeing their work continue as The Grove nears its late 2022 opening date.”

When the Grove project is completed, it will transform downtown Snellville in ways not too dissimilar from big redevelopment projects undertaken in the last 20 years in several other Gwinnett cities, including Suwanee, Sugar Hill, Duluth, Lawrenceville and Peachtree Corners to name a few.

Work is in full swing now at the Grove site with multiple components under construction.

City and county officials broke ground last month on the new two-story Elizabeth Williams library branch. The library itself will take up the first floor while the second floor will be used by the city for educational and other purposes.

A 250-unit luxury apartment development, which will wrap around three sides of the parking deck when completed, is also under construction.

The latest project associated with the Grove to get underway is a roundabout at the intersection of Clower Street and Wisteria Drive. Crews began work on the roundabout on Tuesday and it is expected to take three months to complete.

Plans for the Grove include more than 50,000 square feet of retail, restaurant, office and entertainment space. The retail components of the Grove will include two free standing restaurants, a two-story market and events center with restaurants and event space and at least two buildings with commercial space.

New outdoor gathering and recreational spaces will be included in the development as well.

Those spaces will include a green space with a small performing stage that can supplement the Snellville Town Green and host smaller events, and digital kiosks that visitors can play games on; a splash pad; and the first phase of a walking trail.

Dabo Swinney breaks with tradition, changes Clemson football recruiting philosophy

Clemson football coach Dabo Swinney broke with tradition by staging a recruiting weekend for official visits in June. Swinney had resisted scheduling official visits out of the traditional months of September through January, but with players committing earlier and taking summer official visits to competing schools, Swinney changed his view on his own recruiting calendar.Swinney and his staff were expecting 31 prospects to show up June 4-5.At South Carolina, defensive tackle Connor Knight (6-3, 275) of Trussville, Ala., made an...

Clemson football coach Dabo Swinney broke with tradition by staging a recruiting weekend for official visits in June. Swinney had resisted scheduling official visits out of the traditional months of September through January, but with players committing earlier and taking summer official visits to competing schools, Swinney changed his view on his own recruiting calendar.

Swinney and his staff were expecting 31 prospects to show up June 4-5.

At South Carolina, defensive tackle Connor Knight (6-3, 275) of Trussville, Ala., made an unofficial visit June 4 with a teammate who was camping with the Gamecocks. Knight was in Columbia for a three-day stay in April leading up to the spring game. He previously announced the Gamecocks as part of his short list of 11.

After the Saturday visit, he said USC was No. 1 on his list.

“They are already one of my top schools, and the visit just helped them stay at the top,” Knight said. “Right now, I can definitely say South Carolina (is my favorite). What stood out most to me was just keeping on building the relationships with coach (Jody) Wright. coach (Jimmy) Lindsey and coach (Shane) Beamer. Just keep on developing those relationships, and I got the opportunity to watch them coach as well at the camp. Coach Lindsey is a real patient coach watching him work with the campers.”

Knight has not yet scheduled his official visits, but he plans to do so with USC, Maryland, South Florida, Florida A&M and Miami. He said his USC visit will likely come during the season, possibly the Georgia weekend.

Wide receiver Daidren Zipperer of Lakeland, Fla., was recently offered by USC receivers coach Justin Stepp, and he took the next step with the Gamecocks by coming in for an unofficial visit Saturday.

“It was good just talking to the coaches and stuff like that,” Zipperer said. “I saw the campus and the facilities. I saw the practice field, the weight room and the ice tub. I talked with coach (Torrian) Gray, coach Stepp and coach (Shane) Beamer. The message was this is the SEC and it’s the best conference you can play in. It’s the best of the best.”

Zipperer left USC and drove up to Chapel Hill for a Sunday visit with North Carolina. He has set official visits with UCF and Pittsburgh. Some of his other offers are Coastal Carolina, BYU, Kentucky, Charlotte, South Florida and Middle Tennessee.

Four schools remain in contention for 2023 QB Dylan Lonergan of Snellville, Ga., and three of them will get official visits from him and his family before he makes his decision later this summer. Lonergan visited Alabama over the weekend and will visit USC this weekend and Stanford on June 24. Ohio State also remains in the hunt.

Alabama already has a 2023 quarterback committed in Eli Holstein, but Lonergan’s father said Wednesday night that will have no effect on how his son views the Crimson Tide.

“Doesn’t impact us at all,” Dan Lonergan said. “They were up front all along that they were going to take two quarterbacks. The quarterback room is light at the end of the day with (Bryce) Young being in his last year and basically a freshman and the other guys. It’s to be expected, whether it’s competing with a guy in the same class, a class ahead or a class behind, you’re always going to have to compete.”

The Lonergans have made multiple visits to USC, and Dylan has been the top quarterback recruiting target in the class for Shane Beamer and Marcus Satterfield. Lonergan also is a standout baseball player, and his plan is to play both sports in college. USC baseball coach Mark Kingston has been active in helping the Gamecocks recruit Lonergan.

Dante Reno, a 2024 QB prospect from Fiskdale, Mass., is the son of the Yale head football coach and he attends the Loomis Chaffee School in Windsor, Conn. He’s emerged as one of the top quarterbacks in his class. He’s a top target for USC and potentially one for Clemson, though the Tigers have offered two other 2024 quarterbacks in DJ Lagway and Jadyn Davis.

Reno is scheduled to visit USC on June 8 and Clemson on June 11. He has unofficial visits planned at Kentucky, Georgia and N.C. State.

There’s been a lot of Gamecock talk swirling around Reno in the recruiting world. He has visited USC a couple of times before and they are strongly in the mix, but as he enters this phase of the process, Reno still wants to consider all contenders.

“I’m pretty open-minded right now,” Reno said. “I’ll go through these visits and talk with my family in late June or early July, and we’ll see how everything goes from there.”

Reno passed for 2,507 yards and 27 touchdowns last season. He also has offers from Arizona, Houston, Georgia Tech, Connecticut, Iowa, Minnesota, Ole Miss, Virginia, Syracuse, UCF, Louisville, Vanderbilt, Wake Forest, Iowa State, West Virginia, Kentucky, Purdue and Cincinnati.

Lacrosse’s loss is college football’s gain. Jackson Carver of Culiver, Ind., cut his teeth playing lacrosse. But after taking up football in 2021, he was hooked on that gridiron action, and that is where his college athletic future will play out. USC and Clemson are both aware of him.

The Gamecocks just offered, and the Tigers are giving it consideration. USC recruiter Pete Lembo laid the groundwork for the Gamecock offer before turning things over to new tight ends coach Jody Wright.

Carver has visits set for Miami and Iowa in June.

USC is one of the final five for defensive tackle Kelby Collins of Gardendale, Ala. The Gamecocks will be mixing it up in recruiting battle for Collins over the next several months with Alabama, Georgia, Florida and Oklahoma.

USC has everything the others have except the long-standing winning tradition. But Collins said the Gamecocks have other qualities that appeal to him.

“The coaching staff and the fan base,” Collins said. “I think they have one of the best fan bases. Everybody basically came out for the spring game. The coaches do a good job of keeping in contact with me and making me feel like a priority.”

USC signed a top-flight receiver out of Texas for the 2022 class in Landon Samson and in doing so may have gotten two for the price of one. Samson’s brother Gavin was a standout receiver himself in high school. As a senior, Gavin Samson caught 25 passes for 516 yards and seven touchdowns in seven games. He was named first team all-district and second team all-state. If things go as planned, the two could be running routes together for the Gamecocks in 2023.

Gavin graduated from Fort Worth Christian in 2018 and signed with Harding University in Searcy, Ark. After his freshman season with the Bison, Samson left the school and joined the Armed Forces. He serves to this day but plans to leave the military in November and enroll at USC in January, according to his father.

Safety Jaden Kinard of Sumter, son of Clemson legend and former NFL star safety Terry Kinard, will join the Tiger program this summer as a grayshirt. Kinard was a receiver at Georgetown High as a junior. He moved to Sumter for his senior season but tore his ACL and missed his entire senior season. The belief is his future is as a safety, and he will not play this season while rehabbing his knee and putting on weight and strength.

USC is on the short list with one of the state’s top defensive prospects in the 2023 class. Defensive end Monteque Rhames (6-6, 240) of Sumter released his top eight on June 2. USC is on the list along with Virginia Tech, N.C. State, Georgia, Michigan, UCF, Coastal Carolina and Florida State. Rhames visited USC over the weekend.

Clemson is in the top five with defensive end Colton Vasek (6-6, 230) of Austin, Tex. He also has Oregon, Oklahoma, Texas and Texas Tech on his short list.

Cornerback Damari Brown of Fort Lauderdale named a top six of Clemson, Miami, Florida State, Alabama, Oklahoma and LSU.

USC made the top seven with offensive tackle Oluwatosin Babalade. The others on his list are Maryland, Michigan, N.C. State, North Carolina, Ohio State and Rutgers. He has an official visit set with USC for June 10.

Clemson is in the top eight with safety Derek Williams of New Iberia, Louisiana. The others are Miami, LSU, Texas, Alabama, Michigan, Texas A&M and Oklahoma.

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Tennessee-Chattanooga transfer Malachi Smith will not join his former coaches at USC and has signed with Gonzaga.

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Outfielder Collin Dupre of Louisiana decommitted from USC.

Openings of Market by Macy's locations in Snellville, McDonough set for end of October

It’s no trick, but shoppers might find it to be a treat: Macy’s officials announced this week that their new Market by Macy’s “off-mall” store format will open in Snellville and McDonough at the end of October.Both stores were previously announced as opening sometime this fall, but Macy’s officials confirmed on Tuesday that the stores are currently slated to open a couple of days before Halloween, on Oct. 29. The Snellville store will be located in the Presidential Markets shopping center while the ...

It’s no trick, but shoppers might find it to be a treat: Macy’s officials announced this week that their new Market by Macy’s “off-mall” store format will open in Snellville and McDonough at the end of October.

Both stores were previously announced as opening sometime this fall, but Macy’s officials confirmed on Tuesday that the stores are currently slated to open a couple of days before Halloween, on Oct. 29. The Snellville store will be located in the Presidential Markets shopping center while the McDonough store will be located in the South Point shopping center.

They will be the first Market by Macy’s locations in the Atlanta area.

“We are thrilled to bring our new store format to the Atlanta community, giving customers access to a unique shopping experience,” said Marc Mastronardi, chief stores officer of Macy’s. “Market by Macy’s will focus on discovery and convenience for our customers, while offering curated Macy’s merchandise with a local flair.”

Market by Macy’s is a smaller format than Macy’s larger full-line stores that are typically found in malls. Each store ranges from 30,000 to 58,000-square-feet in size, and Macy’s officials said they offer “an even more curated assortment of Macy’s branded fashion” than the tradition mall stores provide.

Macy’s said the new store format, which debuted in Texas in 2020, has an open environment designed to make it easy for shoppers to browse and purchase items. Items sold at the stores will include men’s, women’s and children’s apparel, home products, beauty products and “giftables.”

The Macy’s brands that will be offered at the stores include INC International Concepts, Bar III, Hotel Collection, And Now This and Oake. The new stores will also offer the “Trend Pavilion,” which highlights fashionable trends, must-haves and new merchandise for each season.

The McDonough store is also slated to offer the Macy’s Workshop retailer vendor development program during the holiday season this year, with vendors such as: Hawaiian-inspired home decor company, NOHO Home; Frères Branchiaux Candle Company, a home fragrance company that donates 10% of profits to homeless shelters; and Dominican Republic-inspired hand-crafted chocolate company, Morito Chocolate.

Each store will also offer multiple ways for customers to shop, including in-person shopping as well as contactless curbside pick-up, buy online and pick-up in store, buy online and pick up in-store and same day delivery using DoorDash.

The Snellville store will be located at 1905 Scenic Highway, Suite 9000, while the McDonough store will be located at 209 South Point Boulevard.

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