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Artist center to open in Discover Mills mall

John Daso, a nationally prominent local artist, is opening a center for budding artists in Discover Mills mall. "(I had) a vision of a young caveman chiseling the wheel, and the older one says that won't work, so the caveman dropped the chisel and moved on," Daso said. He hopes to encourage budding art skills in children and teens, but the center is open to those of all ages.

Officials warn FBI alarm calls are phony

LAWRENCEVILLE -- The robotic voice at the other end of Shelley Tarantino's cell phone line made an offer she absolutely could refuse.

Mother indicted on cruelty to children charges

LAWRENCEVILLE -- The Norcross mother who allegedly beat and sprayed household cleaner in the face of her young son last year was indicted by a grand jury Wednesday.

City adds water tower as county tears two down

Just as crews are tearing down Gwinnett's famed water towers, a new tank is going up in Lawrenceville. The foundation was poured this week for the city's newest water tower, a 1 million gallon tank planned on Winer Industrial Way.

Number seeking employment shrinks

LAWRENCEVILLE -- For the first time since 2001, Georgia has experienced significant reductions in the labor force for two consecutive months, the state Department of Labor announced Thursday.

Police nab invasion suspect

After identifying a man they called a "career criminal" as a suspect in a violent March home invasion earlier this week, Lilburn police set up a sting through his parole officer Thursday, taking him into custody in DeKalb County.

Buford man to run for lt. governor

Libertarian candidate Rhonda Martini has withdrawn from the race for lieutenant governor. Martini left the race Wednesday to deal with family issues.

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Woman's energy leads small, strong touchdown club

On the first official day of football practice, Kawanna Salter had boxes to carry.

Couple arrested on charges of animal cruelty

Authorities investigating a complaint Wednesday found more than they'd bargained for among the refuse of a Lawrenceville home, police said.

HOPE funds lag behind expenses

LOGANVILLE -- The HOPE Scholarship might not be able to provide any money for textbooks or fees for next year's college freshmen, state Rep. Len Walker, R-Loganville, told the Grayson High School PTSA on Thursday evening.

Dogs and owners invited to dock diving event

Dogs and their owners are invited to learn the ins and outs of the canine sport of dock diving this weekend. Dixie Dock Dogs, a nonprofit organization benefiting canine charities through the sport of dock diving, will facilitate training sessions at Lake Harbor Marina on Saturday, introducing owners and their dogs to the recreational activity.

Mall managers respond to digs from officials

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Managers of Gwinnett's oldest mall spoke positively about accomplishments in revitalization, days after commissioners were critical of a proposal to add a check-cashing facility.

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Norcross opens teen center addition

NORCROSS -- Chelsea Berry can't believe she has access to a recording studio every day of the week.

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Four women to be honored for service

Four women will be honored Saturday for their commitment and service to the Gwinnett community.

Neighbors rally to find missing 6-year-old girl

SUGAR HILL -- Scores of neighbors poured into the streets of Sugar Hill on Thursday night, holding candles and holding up posters to cars driving by.

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Stabbing suspect had war journals

Michael Enright once volunteered with an interfaith group that has supported a proposal for a mosque near ground zero -- a background distinctly at odds with what authorities say happened inside a city taxi.

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NATION IN BRIEF: Blagojevich retrial will be in January

Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich is set to go back on trial in early January, but he will stand alone as a defendant this time after prosecutors dismissed all corruption charges against his brother on Thursday.

WORLD IN BRIEF: 3 men charged with terrorism

A man who appeared on Canada's version of ''American Idol'' was the third person arrested as part of an alleged plot against targets in Canada and abroad, police said Thursday.

PEOPLE: War planes to be the star in WWII museum expansion

Bombers and torpedo planes will be the stars of the latest expansion of the National World War II Museum, and visitors will be able to get close-up views of the war planes on elevated catwalks.

MUST READ: Flying fish knocks paddler from Missouri river race

A fish out of water sent a Texas kayaker onto dry land instead of the finish line at an annual Missouri River endurance race.

PREP ROUNDUP: Mill Creek remains perfect

HOSCHTON -- Mill Creek took a 15-3 win over Norcross in four innings on Thursday. Tori Mitchell (2-0) registered the win and gave up three runs and two hits. Offensively, Brittany Bass was 2-for-2 with two RBIs, Lauren Bennett was 2-for-3 with three runs, and Chandler Griffin went 1-for-2 with two RBIs for Mill Creek (7-0, 4-0).

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Davila guides Lions to win

NORCROSS -- Christian Davila did it all Thursday night. The new Hebron Christian quarterback passed for three touchdowns and ran for two others -- having a hand in all five of his team's touchdowns -- as the Lions beat visiting Prince Avenue Christian 35-13 in both teams' season openers at Greater Atlanta Christian.Photo slide show inside

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Green turns juggling into circus catches

ATHENS -- When A.J. Green soars for one of those amazing catches -- you know, the ones where the Georgia receiver seems to defy gravity -- he'll stroll back to the huddle like it's no big deal.

Glads ink goalie

Billy Sauer and Gwinnett Gladiators head coach Jeff Pyle are hoping for a more stable situation this season. Pyle signed the 22-year-old Rochester, N.Y., native and the contract was announced Thursday.

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Getting to Know ... Audra Thomas

n this installment of "Getting to Know ... ," Audra Thomas talked to staff writer Christine Troyke about a variety of topics, including her playing career, knee savers and ending up a chemistry teacher.

Salem, Heritage series lead up for grabs tonight

It would be easy for the players and coaches at Heritage to look past its opening week opponent and focus on the daunting schedule that follows.

Eastside looks to reclaim county bragging rights

COVINGTON -- Turnovers and mental errors caused havoc last year for Eastside as the Eagles lost to Alcovy 3-0 and it cost them the Newton County championship.

Rams kick off new season at home

COVINGTON -- Playing a day later is not going to take anything away from Newton as it kicks off its season opener at home against Shiloh 7 p.m. Saturday.

Six-run inning lifts Eastside to 9-2 victory

COVINGTON -- Eastside softball coach Jason Stokes said it usually takes his team a couple innings to get comfortable at the plate. Such was the case in the Region 4-AAA opener Thursday.

Mustangs open season vs. champs

The East Atlanta Mustangs, a football team consisting of home-schooled players, open the 2010 season tonight against the North Georgia Falcons.

Rockdale in top 10

Rockdale, which reached the semifinals last season for the first time in school history, is ranked No. 7 in the Associated Press Class AAAA Georgia Prep Football Poll.

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Neighborhood rivals battle for bragging rights

In just four years, Dacula and Mill Creek have built a nice little rivalry. Mill Creek, which opened in 2006, drew students from the Dacula district, so the first meeting featured former teammates playing against each other.

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Archer, Duluth trying to build winning traditions

When Duluth visits Archer to open up the season tonight, the tasks for the two teams will both involve history, but will be dramatically different. For the host Tigers, it will be to create history as they begin their first full season of varsity play, as well as their first season in Class AAAAA, after going 1-2 in varsity play during the school's inaugural season a year ago.

Parkview faces big test in opener

After missing the postseason last year for the first time since 1993, Parkview will find out if it has a playoff caliber team tonight. The Panthers will host DeKalb County neighbor and No. 6-ranked Stephenson in a rematch of the 2005 Class AAAAA quarterfinals that the Jaguars won.

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Powerhouses Buford, Gainesville restart series

Despite their similarities as city schools with good football teams and their geographic proximity, Buford and Gainesville have played just twice in football over the years -- two Buford victories in 2004 and 2005. A third finally comes tonight when the Wolves travel to Gainesville for the season opener.

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Unknowns Central, Mountain View square off

Because of weather problems last weekend, Mountain View played a grand total of eight minutes in their scrimmage at Campbell. Central scrimmaged Duluth but both sides agreed to play their younger players first and then the storms hit, leaving only a handful of plays for the veteran players before the night was canceled.

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North tackles 'Bama power Bob Jones

So far, so good for North Gwinnett in its early-season, non-region gauntlet. After a victory over Grayson in their preseason scrimmage and a resounding 34-14 win over Lassiter in last week's regular season opener at the Georgia Dome, the No. 3 state-ranked Bulldogs have passed their first two tests.

Rams gear up for another stern test

Grayson hasn't been accustomed to losing many football games over the past three seasons. So losing the preseason scrimmage and last week's season opener to Kell in the Corky Kell Classic at the Georgia Dome must have come as a bit of a shock to Rams fans.

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A blank page: Suwanee to celebrate first-ever book festival

Love of a good book has the power to change lives.

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ART BEAT: Music festival in Duluth features lineup of Ga. musicians

The Duluth Festival Center Amphitheater Stage will showcase nine musical acts beginning at 2 p.m. Saturday in what is hopefully the first year of many for the Duluth Music Festival. What is special about this festival is that all the performers are Georgians and they represent a variety of musical styles. Best of all, there is no admission fee.

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2 local musicians to perform at 106 West

Two singer-songwriters that Gwinnett calls its own will perform together in an event music lovers will not want to miss.

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Smooth tunes: Singer Anthony Hamilton to bring soulful sounds to Chastain

Anthony Hamilton knows soulful music.

Wild Bill's to celebrate 7 years in business on Saturday

A Gwinnett concert and event venue is celebrating seven years in the business of bringing live music to the masses this weekend.

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Atlanta rapper T.I. stars in heist film 'Takers'

T.I. is back in the spotlight -- but not for his legal troubles. After spending almost a year in jail for felony weapons charges, the Atlanta rapper-turned-actor is returning to the big screen with his third film.

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MOVIE REVIEW: Director delivers stroke of genius with 'Radiant Child'

It might come as a big surprise to us lay people, but many in-the-know types consider Jean-Michel Basquiat (pronounced: bass-key-yacht) as significant a 20th century painter as Pablo Picasso, Jackson Pollack and Salvador Dali. Like those same artists -- yet unlike so few of the centuries' old past masters such as Vincent van Gogh -- Basquiat was famous while he was alive and went from hand-to-mouth to financially flush literally overnight.

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Movie Trivia Contest: Test your film knowledge with Michael Clark

So, you think you're good at movie trivia? Every week, we give readers the opportunity to flex their movie muscles by answering five trivia questions from our movie critic, Michael Clark.

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Fall features: This season's roster filled with action, comedy, horror

At this point we're just about three-quarters of the way through the year and the consensus of virtually every critic and industry insider is about the same: 2010 is the worst year for movies in nearly half a century. There has been a scant few memorable releases (most of them animated) and the majority of what Hollywood has served up so far is horrifyingly subpar.

Art of a schedule: Coaches focus on several factors

It’s really a small window to plan out a 10-week football schedule.

PREP ROUDUP: Mill Creek remains perfect

HOSCHTON — Mill Creek took a 15-3 win over Norcross in four innings on Thursday.

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North tackles 'Bama power Bob Jones

So far, so good for North Gwinnett in its early-season, non-region gauntlet.

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Fall features: This season's roster filled with action, comedy, horror

At this point we’re just about three-quarters of the way through the year and the consensus of virtually every critic and industry insider is about the same: 2010 is the worst year for movies in nearly half a century. There has been a scant few memorable releases (most of them animated) and the majority of what Hollywood has served up so far is horrifyingly subpar.

Film Fans agree: 'Switch' is a delightful romantic comedy

EDITOR’S NOTE — Film Fans features local residents reviewing the film of the week: “The Switch.” Want to be a Film Fan? E-mail features@gwinnettdailypost.com.

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Atlanta rapper T.I. stars in heist film 'Takers'

T.I. is back in the spotlight — but not for his legal troubles. After spending almost a year in jail for felony weapons charges, the Atlanta rapper-turned-actor is returning to the big screen with his third film.

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BRODER: Paging the real McCain

Now that John McCain has taken care of his political business in Arizona, it is time for him to return to Washington and the responsibilities he bears as a leader of the Republican Party and the nation.

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MCCULLOUGH: Trapped miners and a weighty problem

Don’t get too fat to be rescued — that was one of the most important messages delivered this week to the Chilean miners trapped a half mile underground.

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Wild Bill's to celebrate 7 years in business on Saturday

DULUTH — A Gwinnett concert and event venue is celebrating seven years in the business of bringing live music to the masses this weekend.

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Freeman leads G-Braves to lopsided win over Bulls

LAWRENCEVILLE — Five is a good number for Freddie Freeman.

Agnes Davidson

Mrs. Agnes Jeanette Sexton Davidson, age 79 of Jefferson, GA and formerly of Munford, AL, who passed away on Monday, August 24, 2010. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home of Jefferson ...

Harold George, Jr.

Harold Edward (Eddie) George, Jr., age 62, of Woodstock, GA, passed away Monday, August 23, 2010. Arrangements by Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Inc., Lilburn/Tucker Chapel (770) 564-2726 ...

Jeffrey Lopilato

Jeffrey A. LoPilato, 33, of Duluth, GA, died August 22, 2010. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, August 28th, at St. Benedict's Catholic Church in Duluth ...

Frances Perry

Frances Mathis Perry, age 91 of Monroe, GA, passed away August 24, 2010. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home Monroe Chapel, 770-267-2594 www.stewartfh.com

Helen Cartwright

Mrs. Helen O. Cartwright, age 83, passed away Sunday, August 22, 2010. She was born in Fountain Head, TN on March 20, 1927 to Herbert & Gladys (Staggs) Harper and ...

Yolanda Smith

LONI" Homegoing for Mrs. Yolanda "Loni" Smith, age 72, of Buford, Georgia was Monday, August 23, 2010. She is survived by her four daughters, Tracy (Carlton) Groom, Buford, GA, Julie ...

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