LILBURN - Though adoring fans were calling the groundhog by name, General Beauregard Lee was somewhat reluctant to emerge from his posh living quarters Saturday morning to give his much anticipated weather prediction.
SUGAR HILL - People had better keep their pit bull dogs off city property, if City Council members approve a proposed ordinance.
LAWRENCEVILLE - Two recently hired executives are slated to begin their employment at Gwinnett Medical Center in the upcoming months.
WINDER - Would the average person recognize signs of gang activity in the neighborhood? Do you know the top tips for keeping your family safe from crime? Those concerns and more will be addressed in the upcoming Citizen Police Academy, sponsored by the Winder Police Department.
LAWRENCEVILLE - Ed Marks thought about going to the local voter registration office this week to cast his ballot early for the presidential preference primary.
LAWRENCEVILLE - Atlanta photographer Ken Easter has never had his pictures displayed in an art gallery before.
Mr. and Mrs. John W. Franks Jr. of Lawrenceville announce the engagement of their daughter, Susie Kate Franks of Alpharetta, to Richard Ray Weetman of Atlanta, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Weetman of Wedowee, Ala.
LAWRENCEVILLE - When Ida May Simpkins' air conditioning went out last summer, the 80-year-old Lawrenceville resident needed some help.
ATHENS - Billy Gillispie and his Kentucky Wildcats are keeping their three-game winning streak in perspective.
DULUTH - Duluth has been designated a "Certified City of Ethics."
BUFORD - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is accepting public comments to assess the environmental impact of two proposals to lease and develop a portion of Bethel Park in Forsyth County.
"At last, I'm safe from holidays and special occasions," I said to myself as I was doing my errands right after New Year's. My neighborhood dollar store put the kibosh on that feeling. As I pushed my cart, I came upon the store's seasonal aisle. Tables that were once filled with mini Christmas trees were replaced with heart-shaped boxes containing sweets. It was all a reminder that I needed to do something for Valentine's Day. Since sweets are forbidden in our house, due to dietary restrictions, I like to take romantic trips.
Al-Farouq Aminu took advantage of the Mountain State Coal Classic to show again why he is one of the best high school basketball players in the country.
DULUTH - Reeling from a 5-0 beating at the hands of South Carolina a night earlier, the Gwinnett Gladiators punched back on Saturday.
LAWRENCEVILLE - Voters will decide Tuesday if Gwinnett County Public Schools can issue general obligation bonds school district officials have said are needed to continue its construction program.
TINLEY PARK, Ill. - A gunman fatally shot five females in a robbery at a store in a suburban Chicago strip mall and fled Saturday, prompting police to sweep through neighboring shops as terrified customers watched.
Lisa Jordan Spires has been named the lifestyle editor of the Gwinnett Daily Post. She was previously employed for more than two years as a copy editor at the Post, and has also held positions at the Metro Spirit newspaper and Sass magazine in Augusta.
Spice Girls cancel some world tour concert dates
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - A treasured old photograph, a police investigator's long-shot appeal to the public and a retiree's sharp memory have combined to solve a 15-year-old drowning mystery.
SUWANEE - Suwanee is offering some monetary relief for seniors this tax season.
WINDER - Before she fell sick, Paige Maudlin was defined by her musical talents and impressive smarts.
Mark and Beth Harris of Snellville announce the engagement of their daughter, Kristen Nicole Harris of Snellville, to Mitchell Terry Jones of Chatsworth, son of Mickey and Donna Jones of Chatsworth.
Georgia Sex Offender Registry
A few Sundays ago I had a most welcoming experience. I attended the Sunday worship services at Snellville Christian Church. This congregation donated a piece of property for the construction of an accessible group home for adults with developmental disabilities.
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Now that the long-anticipated "Tsunami Tuesday" is almost upon us, the full folly of choosing presidential candidates in what amounts to a national primary has become apparent to everyone.
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Mourners gather in Ohio for funeral of slain Marine
WINDER - Barrow County students might start back to school a little later than usual this fall, but still earlier than last year.
Kara Gibbons of Lawrenceville and Carmen E. Fowler of Buford were named to the Southeast Missouri State University dean's list for the 2007 fall semester.
Bingo at the Veterans of Foreign War post in Lawrenceville brings out community members four nights a week, most of whom attend regularly. Bingo players get to play seven games a night, with prizes of $50, $100 or $1,000, the jackpot.
Woman wins car
Life can come at you fast. It's bad enough with all the societal and self-imposed obligations we fill our days with, but this year Mother Nature had to get into the act and cram Lent into our lives the first week of February. If you wonder what Mother Nature has to do with this, Easter is always the first Sunday after the first full moon after the first day of Spring. Lent starts 40 weekdays before that. So this year, Ash Wednesday hits us in the face while credit card bills from Christmas are still hitting our mailbox. Who needs stress like this?
Expectations are high when it comes to football in Gwinnett County.
ATLANTA - Both Secretary of State Karen Handel and the Internal Revenue Service have issued warnings of seven scams circulating in Georgia.
U.S. Rep. John Linder, R-Duluth, has announced his nominees for the United States Service Academies.
· Bramlett Shoals Road from Brooks Road to Alcovy Road will close Thursday through March for installation of a force main. The detour is Bramlett Shoals Road to Brooks Road to Martins Chapel to Alcovy Road to Bramlett Shoals Road and the reverse. For more information, call the Department of Water Resources at 678-376-6717.
Don't worry about rush hour Tuesday. You can watch the Super Tuesday results from the road.
ATLANTA - Georgia lawmakers wrestling with a gaping shortfall in transportation funding could embrace both regional and statewide tax proposals by the time the General Assembly heads home for the year.
Georgia holds among the best prospects for victory for Mike Huckabee and Barack Obama in Super Tuesday's barrage of Republican and Democratic presidential balloting.
Rebels clash with government forces in Chad
Charlie and Sherry Todd of Grayson announce the engagement of their daughter, Christy Todd of Grayson, to Michael Adams of Sarasota, Fla., son of Marsha Adams of Snellville.
Ronnie and Glenice Bentley of Snellville announce the engagement of their daughter, Brooke Meredith Bentley of Snellville, to Patrick Joseph Topp of Peachtree City, son of Terrence and Margaret Topp of Peachtree City.
Maggie Elaine Shank and Charles Grady Bergen were married Dec. 15 at Frost Chapel in Mt. Berry. Minister Tom Grady officiated the ceremony.
Swimming on the rise, county needs to help
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 Jan. 25.
Though the slew of high school football head coaching vacancies grows seemingly every day, at least one of those openings was filled Friday.
Scott Burkholder takes Chamber job
Presidential elections, primaries included, garner a lot of attention - and turnout. However, there is a referendum on Tuesday's ballot that has a much greater impact on Gwinnett County than party nominees for president.
Secrecy worth the benefit of baseball
Ted Kennedy's Obama-endorsement moment a few days ago lifted the 76-year-old senator into a zone he hadn't seen for years. All the TV news programs wanted him on, some of his nieces and nephews actually split with him and he even managed to upstage the State of the Union address.
Dr. and Mrs. William High of League City, Texas, announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Suzanne High of Lookout Mountain, to Patrick Andrew Thibodeau of Lookout Mountain, son of the Rev. and Mrs. Jeff Thibodeau of Dacula.
For once, I actually passed a fatherhood test. OK, I made, like, a C+, but still.
ATHENS - Frustration is often simply a part of the game athletes in every sport must overcome.
ATLANTA - Well aware of Matt Causey's heroics of late, Maryland coach Gary Williams wasn't going to let Georgia Tech's new basketball cult figure beat him.
Jim Fatzinger spends his days talking and listening to students at Georgia Gwinnett College. The college's associate vice president of student affairs helps students start clubs and organizations, works with faculty serving as mentors and is responsible for the campus' disability, counseling and recreation services, among other things. "Basically, student affairs works with students outside the classroom and integrates with faculty inside the classroom to enable students to make the very most of their college experience," he said.
Don't worry about rush hour Tuesday. You can watch the Super Tuesday results from the road.
NORCROSS - Teondre Williams exploded for 41 points and seven rebounds as Meadowcreek hammered Central Gwinnett 90-70. Tyler McDaniels added 15 points and two blocks in the Meadowcreek (16-7) victory.