LAWRENCEVILLE - A month after voters approved the use of tax allocation districts in Gwinnett, commissioners will take the first step to make them a reality.
AUBURN - Those who fancy tinkering with artistic technique and oddball media might take interest in the walls of Auburn's burgeoning new library.
Sheila Durden Moulder and Lamar Moulder of Flowery Branch announce the engagement of their daughter, Katie Moulder of Buford to Jeff Burkhalter of Buford, son of Dana and Melody Burkhalter of Buford.
Russian forces pull back from Igoeti's center
Thor Merrow always had the perfect first name for a fullback. Now he is one.
SUWANEE - About 100 golfers prepared to have some fun on the course Wednesday, but the crack of rifles in a salute to fallen heroes reminded them that the tournament was for a good cause.
HOSCHTON - Hoschton's half way to its goal of breaking a Guinness World Record for most scarecrows in one location.
It took until the Richmond Braves' 43rd and finally season for anyone to hit in 20 consecutive games.
LAWRENCEVILLE - Ken Kenerly has been telling bedtime stories to his two young sons every night for years. That experience has been useful. Kenerly's first children's book - "Milly's What Ifs ... Eating Oatmeal Raisin Chocolate Chip Cookies" - was published in June.
Tony and Shelly Sexton of Loganville announce the engagement of their daughter, Michelle Sexton of Loganville, to Justin Padden of Braselton, son of Tim and Sharon Padden of Braselton.
It was a sad day in May when Dale Higdon, my friend the forest ranger, told me he was going to retire. Not only has he spoon fed me about a dozen columns over the years, but he's also been only a click away when I needed advice about trees, including the ones in my backyard.
BALTIMORE - After denying Javon Thompson food and water for two days because he wouldn't say 'Amen' after meals, the 1-year-old's caretakers waited for a divine sign that their message had been heard: a resurrection.
SUWANEE - Just because the sun is setting on summer, doesn't mean it's time to throw those running shoes in the closet.
LAWRENCEVILLE - Bargain shoppers can take advantage of two children's consignment sales next week in Lawrenceville and Duluth.
CRAWFORD, Texas - President Bush warned Russia on Saturday against trying to pry loose two separatist regions in Georgia and said Moscow must end military operations in the West-leaning democracy that once was part of the Soviet empire.
LILBURN - Brandon Jacobs is hardly the first high-profile multi-sport star to come through Parkview's athletic program.
WASHINGTON - Georgia's two senators intervened on behalf of an Atlanta-area wholesaler last year to discourage trade sanctions against cheap Chinese paper imports as the Bush administration investigated complaints that the paper was illegally subsidized by Beijing.
Business president named top financial advisor
ATLANTA - Losing Ansu Toure to a trade and Macoumba Kandji to an injury hurt the Silverbacks' offense on Saturday, but they managed to keep the Charleston Battery from scoring and came away with a point in a 0-0 tie.
SNELLVILLE - South Gwinnett won the Copper Division of the Diamond Classic on Saturday with wins over Monroe Area and Chamblee.
LAWRENCEVILLE - Cameron and Craig Hoelzer are no strangers when it comes to attending a new school.
There are two ways to approach a golf tournament.
Tyler Zierski never guessed something so menial as gathering pine cones could mean so much. Or that opting for philanthropy over sleeping could be so rewarding.
Navy Seaman Recruit Bountang Her, son of Chanpheng and Saypha Her of Winder, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. Her is a 2006 graduate of Jackson County High School in Jefferson.
The violent history of Eastern Europe inspired Irish author Bram Stoker to create his classic horror character Dracula in 1897. Stoker based his vampire on a Romanian ruler named Vlad Tepes, who, in the 15th century, committed incredible atrocities like impaling thousands of captured people on felled trees. Nice guy.
LAWRENCEVILLE - A 68-year-old Snellville woman was arrested this week on charges her faulty driving caused a motorcyclist's death three months ago.
Mr. and Mrs. Boyd Alexander Spitler Jr. of Cumming announce the engagement of their daughter, Meredith Spitler to Trum Haskell, son of Skip Haskell of Hilton Head, S.C., and Margaret Swett Haskell of Sandy Springs.
More than 60 people attended a house party for John McCain this week.
This just in from the Beijing summer Olympics: India now dominates the world in the grueling and demanding sport of ... air rifle.
DEVELOPMENT PERMIT APPLICATIONS - The following are development permits received by the Gwinnett Planning and Development Department. Developers have submitted plans for these sites but have not received the Planning and Development Department's OK to begin clearing the land. Permit applications received Aug. 4 to 8.
Cedars Road from Ga. Highway 8/U.S. Highway 29/Winder Highway to Rockhouse Road will require intermittent lane closures through August for force main improvements, weather permitting. Any such closures will be between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. For more information, call the Gwinnett County Department of Water Resources at 678-376-7122.
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LAWRENCEVILLE - They didn't speak the same language or have the same procedures. But the two military units who met in Tbilisi a month ago were both Georgians.
Thousands pay respects to comedy king Bernie Mac
William and Patricia Macko of Lawrenceville announce the engagement of their daughter, Deborah Eve Macko of Dacula, to Melvin E. Buford Jr. of Newnan, son of the late Melvin E. Buford Sr. and Margaret Buford of LaGrange.
Kathryn Tyree Simmons and Brian Thomas White were married April 19 at St. Thomas by the Sea Catholic Church in Orange Beach, Ala. Father Joseph Meehan of Jacksonville, Fla., officiated the ceremony.
Connie Wiggins, the executive director of Gwinnett Clean and Beautiful, came to Georgia from Clemson University 38 years ago after meeting her husband. A native of Jacksonville, Fla., she studied mathematics and Spanish and never would have guessed from these focuses that she'd be the environmental steward for the county today. She was born on a chicken and cattle farm, and spent her teenage years frequently visiting the rural St. John's River area with her friends and family. That's where she played among the alligators, herons, eagles and manatees and perhaps from that experience, her love for mother earth grew.
I appreciate the Daily Post highlighting the homeless situation in Gwinnett County ("Struggling for shelter," Aug. 10, Page 1A). As the paper has correctly noted, homelessness in the county has increased though resources to respond are limited.
Nancy and Michael Wiles of Kenai, Ark., announce the engagement of their daughter, Wendy Leigh Worley of Columbia, Mo., to Marc Paul Alexander of Dyess AFB, Texas, son of Sue and Steve Alexander of Buford.
SNELLVILLE - Investigators believe a fire that singed two classroom trailers at Brookwood High School early Saturday was an act of arson.
Forecasters: Floridians should prepare for hurricane
DULUTH - Mayor Nancy Harris wants some of her city's finest to form a Big Mac. And they won't even need two patties, special sauce, lettuce or cheese to do it.
It would have been a good story had Eric Shanteau merely made the United States Olympic swim team. It's an impressive feat just making the squad, even more so when you bounce back from missing the previous Olympic games by the tiniest of margins.
"What's going on here?" is a weekly column in the Community section. If you see a construction site and don't know what's being built, call Jamie Ward, planning and zoning reporter, at 770-963-9205, ext. 1304, or e-mail him at email@example.com
While Barack Obama and his family were sunning on the beach in Hawaii last week, it was full speed ahead at his headquarters here. When I visited for the first time one day, the suite of rooms on the 11th floor of a rather posh office building on North Michigan Avenue - known as "The Magnificent Mile" - was filled with young people, most of them engrossed with the laptops on their desks.