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FIFTH QUARTER: Archer carries Gwinnett football legacy on its shoulders

Mitch Blomert breaks down Gwinnett County high school football in his weekly blog

Movie Trivia Contest — Nov. 28, 2014

So, you think you’re good at movie trivia?

FILM FANS: 'Hunger Games' fans will enjoy drawn out 'Mockingjay — Part 1'

Film Fans features local residents reviewing a movie of the week. Want to be a film fan? Email

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Aurora's intimate version of 'A Christmas Carol' returns

Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” is a tale that’s touched hearts for more than 150 years. Many have grown accustomed to experiencing the classic story as a major production with a large cast, lavish costumes and detailed set.

Six Flags Over Georgia debuts Holiday in the Park

Six Flags Over Georgia transformed into a winter wonderland with twinkling LED lights, falling snow and festive Christmas trees for the all-new Holiday in the Park celebration.

Dad's Garage parodies holiday classic at Alliance Theatre

Audiences can experience the classic Christmas story “It’s a Wonderful Life” but in a hilarious new way. The Alliance Theatre is partnering with Dad’s Garage to present the comical, holiday production “It’s a Wonderful Laugh.”

Upcoming best bets in arts and entertainment: Nov. 28

A look at three upcoming events to check out.

Northeast Atlanta Ballet upholds holiday tradition with 'The Nutcracker'

Thanksgiving is over, and the holidays are in full-swing. Northeast Atlanta Ballet is offering people the chance to ring in the season with its classic rendition of E.T.A Hoffman’s tale, “The Nutcracker.”

THE DISH: Egg Harbor Cafe

A profile on the restaurant Egg Harbor Café in Johns Creek.

MOVIE REVIEW: Aniston shines in strained, offensive 'Horrible Bosses 2'

If a fictional live-action movie costs $40 million to produce and it makes $200 million at the worldwide box office, you can bet the farm that there is going to be a sequel, no matter how weak the premise or flimsy the material.

Fernbank's Winter Wonderland highlights cultural holiday traditions

Fernbank Museum of Natural History offers several opportunities to celebrate the season and get in the holiday spirit while learning about other cultures.

Country singer Brantley Gilbert performs at Gwinnett Arena

Country music lovers can take a break from the hectic holiday season to enjoy a night with Brantley Gilbert. The Georgia native is bringing his Let It Ride Tour with special guests Tyler Farr and Chase Bryant to the Gwinnett Arena tonight.

MOVIE REVIEW: 'Penguins of Madagascar' ends up lackluster

Charming in small doses, the “Penguins of Madagascar” prove altogether less irresistible in their feature-length starring debut.

Christmas Canteen 2014 brings holiday joy, laughter

Christmas is a special time of year filled with friendship, family, love, celebration and joy. People come together and spend time with those they love, sharing special memories while making new ones.

ART BEAT: Gwinnett Ballet Theatre's 'Nutcracker' presents a sensory friendly show

Gwinnett Ballet Theatre will be celebrating 33 years of producing its well-loved “Nutcracker” beginning Friday, Dec. 5, and continuing for three weekends.

DISC SPOT: 'Thieves Like Us' Blu-ray

Micheal Clark spotlights the DVD/Blu-ray release of the film “Thieves Like Us”

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Gwinnett Chamber ramps up Small Business Saturday promotion

More so than ever, the Gwinnett Chamber is promoting Small Business Saturday this year to help local merchants get their share of post-Thanksgiving shopping dollars.

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Lawrenceville Christmas Tree lighting jump-starts holiday season

Hundreds of revelers visited the Historic Courthouse in Lawrenceville Thursday night for the 27th annual Christmas Tree lighting. They brought chairs and hot chocolate as they sang Christmas carols and other traditional seasonal songs as temperatures dipped below 40 degrees on Thursday.

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Free courses offer ‘a lot of bang for the buck’

Gale Courses are provided at no cost to patrons through the Gwinnett County Public Library.