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Shoppers flock to Stone Mountain for start of Yellow Daisy Festival

Shoppers began stopping by Karen Elliott's tent at 8 a.m. Thursday, two hours before the 42nd annual Yellow Daisy Festival officially opened. Photo slide show inside

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Tuttle trio invading Stars' softball team as freshmen

A broad brush of the Tuttles would make the three out as identical sans the mirrored faces. They are triplets. They are all girls. They are all strong students. They are athletes and all three chose to pursue softball.

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Murder victim was shot

Eva May Francis, the 61-year-old woman murdered in her Snellville home Tuesday, was specifically targeted by her assailant, officials said.

Tag light leads to drug bust

A routine traffic stop in Lilburn on Wednesday night turned up a hefty drug bust.

Cities holding several Sept. 11 memorials

Gwinnett's county seat could be crowded -- and somber -- this Saturday, with three Sept. 11 memorial events planned for the morning.

Loganville to build new water tank with SPLOST

City councilman and Public Utilities Chairman Dan Curry Thursday announced a bid award to Caldwell Tanks, a Kentucky company that bid $1,321,000 to build a 750,000-gallon water tank in Loganville.

Suspects in slaying may have robbed Gwinnett Waffle Houses

Gwinnett police are investigating the possibility that a rash of Waffle House robberies near Buford is the work of a crew accused of killing a security guard from Winder this week.

Cards bounce back to beat Braves

ATLANTA -- Colby Rasmus hit a pair of homers, Albert Pujols and Skip Schumaker also connected, and Adam Wainwright bounced back from a shaky first inning to lead the Cardinals past the slumping Atlanta Braves 11-4 on Thursday night.

Inmate charged with sexual assault

A male inmate at the Gwinnett County Jail faces additional charges after authorities say he sexually assaulted a female inmate last week.

Police seek help in IDing robbery suspects

Police are asking for help identifying three suspects involved in the violent August robbery of a Norcross pawn shop.

LOCAL BRIEFS: Crew cuts gas line at Gwinnett Tech College

Fire officials asked Gwinnett Technical College students to take shelter Thursday morning as crews repaired a severed gas service line on the Lawrenceville campus, officials said.

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Getting to Know ... Carole Crighton

In this installment of "Getting to Know..." staff writer Ben Beitzel talks with Crighton about watching Wesleyan grow, her love of basketball, the usefulness of technology, a Christmas hint and girls basketball coach Jan Azar's Jolly Rancher obsession.

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Death toll rises from flooding

SAN ANTONIO -- The death toll from flooding caused by the remnants of Tropical Storm Hermine climbed Thursday after Texas authorities recovered the body of a missing swimmer and an Oklahoma driver drowned trying to cross a swollen creek.

NATION IN BRIEF: High winds mean fire evacuees can't return yet

BOULDER, Colo. -- Winds expected to reach 60 mph Thursday are forcing authorities to call off plans for residents to return to their homes after they fled a wildfire that has destroyed at least 169 houses near Boulder.

PREP ROUNDUP: Chambers tosses shutout win

LILBURN -- Amanda Chambers pitched a three-hit shutout to lead Parkview over Dacula 1-0 Thursday. Chambers struck out four to get the win (6-3). Mia Marshall drove in the only run for the Panthers (8-4). She knocked in Eryn Stett with a single in the second inning.

WORLD IN BRIEF: Bombers hit Somali airport, killing 9 others

MOGADISHU, Somalia -- A suicide car bomber exploded at the gate to Mogadishu's airport Thursday, and suicide bombers in a second vehicle rushed toward the terminal before exploding themselves short of their goal, officials said. Up to 14 people were killed, including five attackers.

PEOPLE IN BRIEF: Former LFO member Cronin dies at age 36

NEW YORK -- Rich Cronin, whose band LFO sang the breezy summer hit ''Summer Girls'' that name-checked Abercrombie & Fitch, has died after struggling with health setbacks including leukemia and a stroke. He was 36.

MUST READ: CDC: Adults eating less fruit, not enough vegtables

ATLANTA -- An apple a day? Apparently not in the United States.

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Brookwood-Dacula clash will set tone for region title chase

Brookwood head football coach Mark Crews thinks he has a team with the potential to win the Region 8-AAAAA title. He's pretty sure Dacula has region championship talent, too.

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Eagles need another big offensive effort

Collins Hill coach Kevin Reach believes he has one of the top quarterbacks in the state in Taylor Heinicke. The senior threw for more than 400 yards in last week's loss to Brookwood. Reach will need another big day out of Heinicke when Collins Hill hosts M.L. King in the final non-region game.

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Old meets new in Grayson vs. Archer matchup

It’s hard for Mickey Conn to imagine what it would be like to throw a program into Class AAAAA football.

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Average, successful year for G-Braves

Dave Brundage doesn’t mix words when he discusses the role of the Gwinnett Braves.

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Tuttle trio invading Stars' softball team as freshmen

LILBURN — “Are we smiling?”

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Twin terrors: Botts brothers lead stout Lions' defense

Sometimes Bill Ballard has to pause before he talks to Tanner and Tyler Botts.

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Hardy, Wells share bond of building programs

It was this time last year when Tim Hardy was in Billy Wells’ shoes.

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BRODER: President gets prepared for Phase Two

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MCCULLOUGH: As long as we're afraid, we lose

As we prepare to mark the ninth anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, America finds itself in a precarious position that seems also to be an untenable one.

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Defense key to Blue Devils' unbeaten start

Roswell’s non-region tour of Gwinnett County football teams has gotten off to a rough start, with back-to-back losses at Collins Hill and Peachtree Ridge.

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Tom Thebom

Tom C. Thebom, age 62 of Dahlonega, Georgia passed away September 8, 2010. Arrangements by Byars Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Cumming, GA, 678-455-5815. www.byarsfuneralhome.com

Robert Clemons

Robert G. "Bob" Clemons, age 83 of Grayson, GA passed away September 7, 2010. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Snellville Chapel, 770-979-5010 www.stewartfh.com

Elena Reyes

Elena Reyes of Jefferson, GA passed away on Wednesday, September 8, 2010. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of ...

Michael Wray

Michael Patton Wray, age 60 of Roswell, Georgia passed away Monday, September 6, 2010. Arrangements by Byars Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Cumming, GA, 678-455-5815. www.byarsfuneralhome.com

Eugenie Bailey

Eugenie Bailey, age 83 of Monroe, GA, passed away September 7, 2010. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home Monroe Chapel, 770-267-2594 www.stewartfh.com

Tracy Tompkins, Jr.

Tracy Lee Tompkins Jr., age 27 of Hull, GA who passed away on September 5, 2010. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home of Jefferson, 706-367-5467. www.evansfuneralhomeinc.com

Donald Neustadt

Mr. Donald L. Neustadt, age 78, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Tuesday, September 7, 2010. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral ...

Jack Hegwood-Conrad

Infant, Jack William Hegwood-Conrad, 3 weeks old of Bethlehem, GA passed away August 31, 2010. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, 770-867-4553

David Slagle

David Eugene Slagle, age 65 of Cumming, Georgia passed away Tuesday, September 7, 2010. Arrangements by Byars Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Cumming, GA, 678-455-5815. www.byarsfuneralhome.com

David Crutcher

David Crutcher, age 45, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away September 6, 2010. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service LLC, Lawrenceville Chapel, 770-963-2411 www.wagesfuneralhome.com

Billy Miller, Sr.

Billy James Miller, Sr., age 77 of Marietta, Georgia passed away September 6, 2010. Arrangements by Byars Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Cumming, GA, 678-455-5815. www.byarsfuneralhome.com

Peter Major

Peter Major, age 59 of Snellville, GA passed away August 29, 2010. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Snellville Chapel, 770-979-5010 www.stewartfh.com

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