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Last-minute buyers top off strong shopping season

It's that time for caroling, eggnog, holiday cheer -- and for some, a frantic dash to the mall.. Last-minute shoppers hit stores on Christmas Eve in a surge that is expected to top off an unexpectedly strong holiday shopping season.. Among them was Len Boswell. He started his shopping

Feds approve new Georgia political districts

The Obama administration on Friday approved new boundaries for Georgia's congressional and legislative districts even though state Democrats charge that the Republican-drawn maps dilute minority voting strength.

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Local woman has a weakness for snowmen

A Duluth woman has a collection of over 1,200 snowmen. It's an addiction, she says.

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AP: Gingrich, Cain election bids are top Ga. story

Herman Cain's longshot bid for the White House hardly earned any national attention when he announced his candidacy in May.

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Duluth man helps Haitians

A local man recently traveled to Haiti, putting his roofing skills to use in assisting those affected the 2010 earthquake.

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Lilburn mayor leaves office with no regrets

Mayor leaves office with no regrets.

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GOP: Gingrich, Perry will not be on Va. Ballot

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Texas Gov. Rick Perry have failed to qualify for Virginia's March 6 Republican primary, a setback in their bids for the Republican presidential nomination.

Escape attempt out of police car causes Snellville scene

Scene in Snellville's center caused by attempted escape.

Ga. proposes new fees to ride bikes at state parks

Ga. proposes new fees to ride bikes at state parks.

Secret Santas strike at Loganville Walmart

Secret Santas strike at Loganville Walmart.

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NORAD Santa trackers have record holiday

Santa's piling up more than presents this year. The big man's trackers at NORAD say Santa Claus is also breaking records this Christmas Eve.

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Local woman has a weakness for snowmen

A Duluth woman has a collection of over 1,200 snowmen. It's an addiction, she says.

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Lake Lanier lights up Christmas

The annual Magical Nights of Lights at Lake Lanier Islands Resort runs until Jan. 1.

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DAILY POST OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Dacula's Rocky Capobianco

Dacula's Rocky Capobianco is the Daily Post's Offensive Player of the Year.

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DAILY POST DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Grayson's Robert Nkemdiche

Grayson's Robert Nkemdiche is the Daily Post's Defensive Player of the Year.

Daily Post All-County Football Team

Gwinnett Daily Post's all-county football team

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Nkemdiche, Conn head up Gwinnett group on All-State team

Postseason honors are beginning to roll in for several of Gwinnett County's top high school football players, especially from recently crowned Class AAAAA state champion Grayson, and not just locally.

2011 Georgia Sportswriters Association All-State Football Team

2011 Georgia Sports Writers Association All-State Football Teams

Green signs with his 12th organization

Duluth grad Nick Green signed with the Marlins.

ESTHER CEPEDA: Get my phone, the end is near

Get my phone, the end is near. CHICAGOWell, we've finally passed a worrisome milestone on the road to the end of the world.Not the Mayan calendar's prophecy about life-as-we-know-it ceasing to exist on Dec. 21, 2012 -- most Mexican archeology experts have agreed that the 1,300

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Family battles father, son's cancer diagnoses together

A local family battles cancer of son, father together

Foundation fundraising for a playground

Parks Foundation increases efforts in down economy.

POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Woodall reflects on first year in Congress; Dunn publishes novel

Congressman still energized after first year; former commissioner publishes novel.

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Williams created culture as Suwanee's mayor

Suwanee Mayor Dave Williams leaves office at the end of the month.

Road closures, Dec. 25 through 31

Gwinnett County road closures, Dec. 25 through 31

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Doctor offers healthy holiday eating tips

Experts urge healthy eating for the holidays

Reversible lanes being discussed in I-85 study

Reversible lanes already being studied for I-85.

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DAILY POST COACH OF THE YEAR: Grayson's Mickey Conn

Rams win first state title in school's, Conn's 100th win.

Police: DUI suspect rams officer's car

A woman is facing drunken driving charges after authorities say she rammed an Atlanta police officer's car.

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Pope urges end to Syria bloodshed, peace worldwide

Pope urges end to Syria bloodshed, peace worldwide

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Last combat troops out of Iraq back at Fort Hood

Associated PressFORT HOOD, Texas (AP) Soldiers in the last U.S. combat brigade to leave Iraq have arrived home in time for Christmas.Nearly 200 soldiers arrived at Fort Hood on Saturday, while others arrived earlier in the week. The drizzling rain and chilling wind didn't dampen the excitement of relatives who

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Last-minute buyers top off strong shopping season

It's that time for caroling, eggnog, holiday cheer -- and for some, a frantic dash to the mall.. Last-minute shoppers hit stores on Christmas Eve in a surge that is expected to top off an unexpectedly strong holiday shopping season.. Among them was Len Boswell. He started his shopping

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AP: Gingrich, Cain election bids are top Ga. story

Herman Cain's longshot bid for the White House hardly earned any national attention when he announced his candidacy in May.

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NORAD Santa trackers have record holiday

Santa's piling up more than presents this year. The big man's trackers at NORAD say Santa Claus is also breaking records this Christmas Eve.

Pedestrian killed, Atlanta officer hurt on I-75/85

Atlanta police say a pedestrian was killed and a police officer was injured when they were struck by separate vehicles on the Downtown Connector.

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GOP: Gingrich, Perry will not be on Va. Ballot

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Texas Gov. Rick Perry have failed to qualify for Virginia's March 6 Republican primary, a setback in their bids for the Republican presidential nomination.

Feds approve new Georgia political districts

The Obama administration on Friday approved new boundaries for Georgia's congressional and legislative districts even though state Democrats charge that the Republican-drawn maps dilute minority voting strength.

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Williams created culture as Suwanee's mayor

SUWANEE -- Dave Williams admits it.

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Lilburn mayor leaves office with no regrets

LILBURN -- Packing up her office, Diana Preston has been excited to let go.

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Duluth man helps Haitians

DULUTH -- Local roof builder Rick Damato put his talents to work last month, visiting Leogane, Haiti, one of the hardest-hit cities during the 2010 earthquakes.

Albert Day

Mr. Albert “Al” Day, age 62, of Hoschton, GA, passed away December 22, 2011. Services and Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of ...

J. M. Johnson

Mr. J. M. “Jim” Johnson, age 76 of Loganville, GA passed away on Thursday, December 22, 2011. He is survived by his wife of thirty-two years, Janice ...

Dan Pirkle

Mr. Dan Pirkle, age 76, of Buford, GA, passed away Thursday, December 22, 2011. Services and Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of Buford, GA ...

Escape attempt out of police car causes Snellville scene

SNELLVILLE -- Edwin Flores watched with awe as a swarm of police officers descended into Snellville's main intersection, subduing a man in handcuffs.

Janice Mayo

Janice Mayo, age 64, of Conyers, GA passed away December 23, 2011. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC, Snellville Chapel, 770-979-3200. www.wagesfuneralhome.com

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Maxine Gilbertson

Mrs. Maxine S. Gilbertson, age 87, of Buford, GA passed away on Thursday, December 22, 2011. She was preceded in death by her husband of sixty-one years, Gordon A ...

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