LAWRENCEVILLE -- Jared Munday, a lineman for the Brookwood Broncos, talked football over lunch Wednesday with a couple of residents at the Lawrenceville retirement community Ashton Hall.
ATLANTA -- Ever since Georgia State announced it was starting a football programs just over two years ago, the "Countdown to Kickoff" began.With 29 days remaining until the Panthers' inaugural season begins with the Sept. 2 opener against Shorter at the Georgia Dome with the program's first media day and first day of practice, the countdown -- also called the "Countdown to Touchdown" -- is now called the "Countdown to History."
DULUTH -- Seventy-eight men took turns posing for photos with the Forrest Wood Cup on Wednesday afternoon, some serious, some with silly faux celebrations.
LAWRENCEVILLE -- Gwinnett police want to hear your thoughts on them.
NORCROSS -- Police arrested three Norcross family members for allegedly beating a man with baseball bats in a Home Depot parking lot Saturday.
The stress and pressure is too much. The school and its boosters expect wins. The time demands are too brutal. The fundraising is more than a major chore.
NORCROSS -- Gwinnett police say they escorted an intoxicated man from a Norcross sports bar over the weekend, later arresting him after they found a loaded pistol in his bookbag.
LAWRENCEVILLE -- The automotive technology program at Gwinnett Technical College has a new addition to its training fleet -- an all-new Kia Sorento donated by Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia Inc.
WINDER -- One of the items on Winder's Tuesday City Council meeting agenda was labeled "City Administrator's Salary." Councilman Bob Dixon requested that the item be included in the August meeting.
NORCROSS -- Norcross police are asking for help identifying three suspects who robbed a local gas station after hours Sunday night, taking only dozens of cartons of cigarettes.
The warehouse driver who fatally shot eight co-workers and himself at a beer distributorship apparently targeted managers who had hired a private detective to tail him and forced him to resign because he stole beer from work, police said Wednesday.
LAWRENCEVILLE -- Attorneys for Gwinnett County wrapped up their case Wednesday in a trial with local cities.
Moscow was engulfed Wednesday by the thickest blanket of smog yet this summer, an acrid, choking haze from wildfires that have wiped out Russian forests, villages and a military base.
LILBURN -- Local house primaries still need to be sorted out even as voters plan to end high-profile statewide primaries on Tuesday.
Crews made key progress in plugging BP's blown-out Gulf oil well Wednesday as a report said much of the spilled crude is gone, twin victories that heartened leaders who have taken political heat but left some experts and Gulf Coast residents skeptical.
John Heard has the backing of three former competitors in the upcoming Tuesday runoff.
LAWRENCEVILLE -- Traffic will be halted between Grayson and Loganville, as crews blast rock to widen a major thoroughfare between the two towns.
Brittany Murphy's husband Simon Monjack died from pneumonia, the same illness that killed his actress wife months earlier, coroner's officials said Wednesday.
Home alone, President Barack Obama turned 49 on Wednesday. First lady Michelle Obama has taken their youngest daughter, Sasha, to Spain. Their other daughter, Malia, is away at summer camp.
CONYERS -- Democratic candidate Courtney Dillard and Republican incumbent JaNice Van Ness met for the first time in a candidate forum Tuesday in their race for the Rockdale County Board of Commissioners Post 2 seat.
CONYERS -- No students in Rockdale County Public Schools will be able to transfer to an unassigned school this year based on current enrollment figures.
CONYERS -- The two partisan members of the Rockdale County Board of Elections and Voter Registration reopened their search for a non-partisan chairman Wednesday after coming to a deadlock over two finalists for the position.
With beer posters and neon signs plastered all over the walls, this "pub" stands out.
Gwinnett's many young actors and dancers have enjoyed a summer filled with intense study in their chosen art forms. Now it is time to focus on the season before them, filled with performances and concentration on becoming better at their craft
Strings on a guitar. The doorway of a small church in Lititz, Pa. A goldfish pond that was dug by hand. An old shrimp boat unloading its catch.
Seated at an organ, Clark Wilson's job is to provide live soundtracks to silent films, trailing his fingers over the organ keys to manipulate an audiences' emotions as the story unfolds silently on screen.
Rain falls on the Aurora Theatre stage as actor Justin Tanner tap dances through puddles, the pitter-patter of water droplets providing a fitting accompaniment for the song "Singin' in the Rain."
BUFORD -- The Simon Kidgits Club's Kidgits Fun Factory tour is coming to Atlanta this weekend.
With a cast of just three and taking place mostly in a single room, this bare-bones English crime thriller looks like something that would be absolutely electric if performed live on stage.
Since leaving "Saturday Night Live" in 2002, Will Ferrell has made a few decent art-house films but has spent the bulk of his time churning out mostly horrible action comedies.
As "An Inconvenient Truth" was to global warming, "Food Inc." was to agriculture and "Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room" was to financial malfeasance, "Countdown to Zero" is a preaching-to-the-choir documentary about the history of nuclear weapons.
Recently reviewed films now playing in theaters.
If you're looking for another reason to hate the French -- and really, who isn't? -- "Wild Grass" will provide you with more than enough ammunition to fill both barrels.
Test your film knowledge with Michael Clark.
The film that defined the final wave of Baby Boomers and made the late filmmaker John Hughes a household name has aged far better than the many inferior knock-offs it spawned.
EDITOR’S NOTE — Film Fans features local residents reviewing the film of the week: “Charlie St.Cloud.” Want to be a Film Fan? E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
President Barack Obama claims to have kept his campaign promise to cease American combat operations — though not U.S. troop presence — in Iraq by the end of this month. But it’s not about his keeping promises about a war and an objective he never supported. It’s about whether the mission has been a success. And the answer to that question is: we don’t know yet.
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With the recent heavy thunderstorm activity in our area, lightning has struck trees on the property of many local homeowners. Afterward, they are concerned whether or not the trees will survive. The severity of the damage depends on the intensity of the lightning strike, the level of damage it causes and the overall health of the tree.
Rain falls on the Aurora Theatre stage as actor Justin Tanner tap dances through puddles, the pitter-patter of water droplets providing a fitting accompaniment for the song “Singin’ in the Rain.”
LAWRENCEVILLE — Through Aug. 17, shoppers at JCPenney at the Mall of Georgia are invited to round up their purchases to the nearest whole dollar and donate the difference to JM Tull-Gwinnett Family YMCA to support quality after-school programs in their community.
LAWRENCEVILLE — Few could have foreseen Brandon Beachy’s rise through the Atlanta Braves’ farm system and arrival at Class AAA Gwinnett in just over two years. Not for an undrafted free agent out of Indiana Wesleyan University, a National Christian College Athletic Association school.
We’ve heard much these past few years about “small town values,” most recently iterated and personified by Sarah Palin.
40 Watt Club
Coroner: Pneumonia killed Murphy’s husband
The Disappearance of Alice Creed
So Paul Johnson decides to close the gates on Georgia Tech football practices. Big deal!
Dick Landry, age 61 of Cumming, passed away suddenly at his home on Sunday, August 1, 2010. Dick worked in the transportation industry for decades. He enjoyed traveling, music, children ...
Mr. Thomas H. Mullinix, age 65, of Auburn, GA passed away on Tuesday, August 3, 2010. Service and Arrangements will be announced by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home ...
Mr. Hazel Monforte, age 84, of Snellville, GA passed away on Tuesday, August 3, 2010. Service and Arrangements will be announced by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and ...
Mr. Charles Ray Gaddis, age 67 of Braselton, GA, who passed away on Monday, August 2, 2010. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home of Jefferson, 706-367-5467. www.evansfuneralhomeinc.com
Mrs. Ola Williams Scruggs, age 94, of Eastanollee, widow of Eugene Scruggs, died Sunday, August 1, 2010. Survivors daughters & son-in-law, Elise & James Beaver of Eastanollee & ...
Mrs. Addie Cl. Barrett, age 82 of Alpharetta, GA passed away Monday, August 2, 2010. Arrangements by Byars Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Cumming, GA, 678-455-5815. www.byarsfuneralhome.com
BRYAN Christopher "Chris" Murrell, age 24 of Auburn passed away Saturday, July 31, 2010. Funeral Services will be held 11AM, Thursday, August 5, 2010 in the Lawrenceville Chapel of Tim ...
Mrs. Mildred Day, age 80, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Monday, August 2, 2010. Service and Arrangements will be announced by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home ...
Johnny Maddox, age 53, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Monday, August 2, 2010. Service and Arrangements will be announced by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and ...
Joe C. Johnson, age 76, of Loganville, GA, died Monday, August 2, 2010. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Loganville Chapel 770-466-1544 www.stewartfh.com
Mrs. Myrtle Croy McGinnis, age 86 of Jefferson, GA, who passed away on Saturday, July 31, 2010. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home of Jefferson, 706-367-5467. www.evansfuneralhomeinc.com
Frederick Bernard Rogers, age 49, of Duluth, GA, passed away July 31, 2010. Arrangements by Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home, 770-448-5757
Thelma Dlean Ledford Hardy, age 88 of Jefferson, GA, who passed away on Monday, August 2, 2010. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home of Jefferson, 706-367-5467. www.evansfuneralhomeinc.com