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Unemployment at lowest since 2009

WASHINGTON -- The unemployment rate, which has refused to budge from the 9 percent neighborhood for two and a half frustrating years, suddenly dropped in November, driven in part by small businesses that finally see reason to hope and hire.. Economists said there was a long way to go, but

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YARBROUGH: Paying tribute to a wise man who made a difference

Last week, John Jacobs died. I am richer for his having been in my life and poorer now that he is gone. Ironically, I spoke to the Gainesville Kiwanis Club a couple of weeks ago and was able to share the head table with my brother, Bob, and John and

LETTERS: Remembering Tom Lawler

Former District Attorney, Clerk of Court, taken too early.

LETTERS: Agreeing with Gingrich

Candidate's plan a good one.

Woman: Psychologist implanted horrific memories in scheme

ST. LOUIS -- The memories that came flooding back were so horrific that Lisa Nasseff says she tried to kill herself: she had been raped several times, had multiple personalities and took part in satanic rituals involving unthinkable acts. She says she only got better when she realized they weren't

Quartet leads Gwinnett group on All-State softball team

Broncos' Jones, Eagles' Pierce lead honors in AAAAA

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GWINNETT GRADS: Former Lions on opposite sidelines in UGA-LSU matchup

Peachtree Ridge puts big stamp on Saturday's SEC Championship Game

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MCLEOD: Are you an additive person or a subtractive one?

Additive people like their own ideas, but are open to others.

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RICH: Dixie Dew speaks again

Hello Readers, it's me, Dixie Dew again. There was such an overwhelming response to the column I wrote a few months ago, that I was asked to give y'all an update.. For those of you who might be so uninformed as to not know who I am, let me fill

Lawsuit dismissed against Gwinnett Chamber, VP

Case against Chamber of Commerce, VP dismissed.

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Former UGA player builds replica of Sanford Stadium field

Dacula High grad Des Williams shows allegiance to school with mini field.

1 booked in Oxycodone stick-up

One man arrested in alleged Oxycodone stick-up.

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Alexander sworn in as Gwinnett clerk of court

Richard Alexander sworn in as new clerk of court.

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Lilburn accident victim was son of presidential hopeful

Man killed in head-on crash was gay rights leader, son of Democratic presidential hopeful

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Arrest made in July murder outside Norcross apartments

Police believe murder was botched armed robbery

Student charged in school bus fight

Bus driver struck while breaking up fight

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Cell tower fire closes Rockbridge Road, evacuates day care

Transmission cable fire sparked by welders.

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Woman charged with vehicular homicide for Nov. 5 crash

A woman has been charged with two counts of vehicular homicide in the death of her son and a local man.

Cain making announcement about bid Saturday

His campaign all but over, Herman Cain said Friday he would make an announcement Saturday in Atlanta about the future of his White House bid.

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Business donates guitars, clothing to students

Every student of Stripling Elementary school will get an early gift this holiday season.

Suwanee DDA sells Pierce's Corner, announces plans for redevelopment

SUWANEE -- The historic Pierce's Corner building at 597 Main Street in Suwanee will soon begin to undergo a sweeping transformation, according to an announcement made at Thursday's Suwanee Business Alliance gathering. Deming LLC, the company who bought the old building, is well known regionally for construction, remodeling and retrofitting

GDP site back up after service provider issues

Problems kept site offline during morning hours.

Unemployment rate falls to lowest since March 2009

Small businesses that were skittish about the economy this summer started hiring in bigger numbers this fall, helping drive the unemployment rate down to 8.6 percent in November, the lowest in two and a half years.

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Cell tower fire closes Rockbridge Road, evacuates day care

LILBURN — A cellphone tower fire in the 500 block of Lilburn’s Rockbridge Road shut down the busy thoroughfare before rush hour Friday and evacuated a daycare and two nearby homes, officials said.

Suwanee DDA sells Pierce's Corner, announces plans for redevelopment

SUWANEE -- The historic Pierce's Corner building at 597 Main Street in Suwanee will soon begin to undergo a sweeping transformation, according to an announcement made at Thursday's Suwanee Business Alliance gathering. Deming LLC, the company who bought the old building, is well known regionally for construction, remodeling and retrofitting buildings, all practices aimed at obtaining LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification.

David Bellinger

David B. Bellinger, age 51, of Sugar Hill, GA formerly of Hoschton, GA, passed away November 30, 2011. Services and Arrangements will be announced later by: Junior E. Flanigan of ...

Eugene Duren

Eugene “Gene” Duren, age 78, of Carnesville, GA formerly of Hoschton, GA, passed away December 01, 2011. Services and Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home ...

James Tingley

James Albert “Burt” Tingley, age 75, of Oxford, GA passed away November 30, 2011. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC, Snellville Chapel, 770-979-3200. www.wagesfuneralhome.com

Carol Chandler

Mrs. Carol Nadine Chandler, age 59, of Jefferson, who passed away on November 30, 2011. Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, Georgia 706-367-5467 www.evansfuneralhomeinc.com

Nancy Wickersham

Nancy Jane Wickersham, age 77, of Norcross, died November 29, 2011. Arrangements by Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Lilburn/Tucker Chapel, 770-564-2726.

Lee Williams

Lee Williams, age 79, of Lilburn, died December 1, 2011. Arrangements by Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Lilburn/Tucker Chapel, 770-564-2726.

Theodore Noe

Theodore W. Noe, age 86 of Loganville, GA passed away December 01, 2011. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Loganville Chapel, 770-466-1544. www.stewartfh.com

Raymond Fenske

Mr. Raymond D. Fenske, age 47, of Suwanee, GA passed away on Thursday, December 01, 2011. Services and Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of ...

John Ford

John Hoyt Ford, age 80, of Dacula, Georgia passed away Wednesday, November 30, 2011. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Dorothy Ann Reagin Ford, and parents, Cosby ...

Delithea Williams

Delithea Mary Williams, age 89, of Lilburn, passed away on Wednesday, November 30, 2011. Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, December 3, 2011 at Bill Head ...

Jesse Warwick

Rev. Dr. Jesse Warwick, age 84, of Stone Mountain, GA passed away November 30, 2011. Arrangements by Wages & Sons Stone Mountain Chapel, 770-469-9811. www.wagesandsons.com

Ted Johnson

Ted Johnson, age 50 of Lawrenceville, passed away Tuesday, November 29, 2011. A Memorial Service will be held 3 PM Friday, December 2, 2011 in the Lawrenceville Stateroom of Tim ...

Lindsey Wheeler-Takahashi

Lindsey Hana Wheeler-Takahashi, age 8, of Lilburn, GA passed away November 28, 2011. Arrangements by Wages & Sons Stone Mountain Chapel, 770-469-9811. www.wagesandsons.com