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Minority leadership a goal in relaunched Partnership Gwinnett effort

Business community relaunches economic development effort.

Gwinnett Coalition celebrates 20 years

The Gwinnett Coalition for Health and Human Services celebrates its 20 year anniversary on Dec. 6.

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Scott promoted to vice president and CIO of GA Power

Louise Scott is the Southern Company's new vice president and regional chief information officer for Georgia Power.

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Duluth hosts annual tree lighting

Record crowd partakes in Duluth Christmas tradition.

Group opposes Winder hotel's demolition

A group of Winder residents plan to speak their piece Tuesday regarding the city's plans to demolish a historic building downtown.

POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Businessman seeks vacant House seat, legislative meeting set

Businessman Tim Barr announces House campaign, local officials to meet with legislators

Lawrenceville, Dacula runoff races feature comeback challenges

Runoffs set for Tuesday is Dacula, Lawrenceville

Lawsuit dismissed against Gwinnett Chamber, VP

Case against Chamber of Commerce, VP dismissed.

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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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Cell tower fire closes Rockbridge Road, evacuates day care

Transmission cable fire sparked by welders.

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GMC's open heart center 'a dream come true'

LAWRENCEVILLE -- This has been a long time coming.. Strolling through the halls of Gwinnett Medical Center's freshly christened Strickland Heart Center this week, Dr. Manfred Sandler was visibly excited. The 40,000 square-foot addition to the west end of GMC's Lawrenceville campus -- which will eliminate Gwinnett's moniker as

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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.

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Business donates guitars, clothing to students

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

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Eddie Owen opens new live music venue in Duluth

Duluth's Red Clay Theatre opens Dec. 2 under new management -- Eddie Owen of Eddie's Attic.

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GMC heart center named after Stricklands, to open in January

Couple has given $3.2 million to GMC Foundation

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Boatright leads No. 8 UConn over Arkansas 75-62

Norcross' Lamb scores 14 for Huskies

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No. 1 Kentucky slips past No. 5 UNC

Blocked shot in waning seconds seals victory

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LSU, Mathieu badger Bulldogs 42-10

LSU makes light work of Bulldogs for SEC title.

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SEC title game turns in to birthday bash for Minter, LSU

Peachtree Ridge grad gets nice present with SEC title

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Wesleyan girls' defense too much for Mill Creek

Wesleyan girls take down Mill Creek 64-51

Gladiators fall in overtime

Even with loss, Gwinnett extends lead atop the South Division to two points

PREP ROUNDUP: GAC first, Bears third at Mountain View Duals

A look at Saturday's Gwinnett prep action.

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Duluth hosts annual tree lighting

Record crowd partakes in Duluth Christmas tradition.

City hosts holiday camp for kids

Santa to visit holiday camp.

Annual nonprofit Christmas wish lists

If you are looking to make a donation this holiday season, we've reached out to local nonprofits to find out what they need.

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Local tow truck president recognized

A Buford man was recently honored with an award that recognizes professionalism and dedication in the towing trade.

Barrow green-lighted for low-interest, environmental loan

Barrow qualifies for low-interest, environmental loan.

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LARSON: Gwinnett Ballet Theatre marks 30 years of magic

Production runs through Dec. 18.

GAB: Local couple donates to Gwinnett Tech

Local philanthropists have donated $250,000 to Gwinnett Technical College's Legacy of Lives Campaign.

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GOOD NEWS: GAC students get new computers

Students of Greater Atlanta Christian School exchanged their old MacBook computers for new 11-inch MacBook Airs over the holidays.

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JENKINS: If you can't have the coach you love, love the coach you have

UGA fans should be thrilled with Mark Richt.

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Tarrant leads Tulane past Georgia Tech

Yellow Jackets can't overcome poor shooting in road loss

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Cain suspends campaign, shifting GOP race

A defiant Herman Cain suspended his faltering bid for the Republican presidential nomination Saturday amid a drumbeat of sexual misconduct allegations against him, throwing his staunchly conservative supporters up for grabs with just one month to go before the lead-off caucuses in Iowa.

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GMC's open heart center 'a dream come true'

LAWRENCEVILLE -- This has been a long time coming.. Strolling through the halls of Gwinnett Medical Center's freshly christened Strickland Heart Center this week, Dr. Manfred Sandler was visibly excited. The 40,000 square-foot addition to the west end of GMC's Lawrenceville campus -- which will eliminate Gwinnett's moniker as

Minority leadership a goal in relaunched Partnership Gwinnett effort

Business community relaunches economic development effort.

Group opposes Winder hotel's demolition

A group of Winder residents plan to speak their piece Tuesday regarding the city's plans to demolish a historic building downtown.

Gwinnett Coalition celebrates 20 years

The Gwinnett Coalition for Health and Human Services celebrates its 20 year anniversary on Dec. 6.

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Scott promoted to vice president and CIO of GA Power

Louise Scott is the Southern Company's new vice president and regional chief information officer for Georgia Power.

Lawrenceville, Dacula runoff races feature comeback challenges

Runoffs set for Tuesday is Dacula, Lawrenceville

POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Businessman seeks vacant House seat, legislative meeting set

Businessman Tim Barr announces House campaign, local officials to meet with legislators

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Buford stays poised to overcome mistakes, Carver 28-13

Trailing at halftime, Wolves rebound to reach state championship game

Keyes helps Shiloh outlast Berkmar 59-49

No. 6 Generals outlasted the Patriots, 59-49

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Grayson beats Colquitt County to reach state finals

Nation's fifth-ranked team stays unbeaten, advances to state finals in Dome vs. Walton

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Catch caps Grayson's historic drive

Schuessler to Lindquist catch with 28 seconds left finishes biggest drive in Rams' history

Kilpatrick carries Bearcats past Georgia

UGA leads early before fading in Big East-SEC Challenge

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No. 1 Kentucky, No. 5 North Carolina both want to run

Early-season showdown on tap for Saturday

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No. 3 Pokes bring BCS title hopes into Bedlam

Oklahoma State must take care of rival to keep title hopes alive

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Hokies not taking Clemson lightly

Tigers handled Virginia Tech easily in teams' first meeting

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IN FRONT OF THE CAMERAS: Gwinnett Grads on TV

Where to watch Gwinnett grads on TV this weekend in college football

PREP ROUNDUP: Davis scores 28 as South tops Parkview

A look at Friday's Gwinnett Prep action.

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UGA, LSU: Two teams with nothing to lose?

UGA aiming for big upset, LSU still likely bound for BCS title game with loss

Gladiators lose, but move to first in division

The Gwinnett Gladiators lost to Florida in overtime

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

LSU defensive back Derrick Bryant still talks to his former high school teammate, Georgia punter Drew Butler, from time to time.

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MCCULLOUGH: Second phone no smarter than the first, and neither am I

I have a new smart phone, but I don't know how smart it actually is.

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Quartet leads Gwinnett group on All-State softball team

Two players and a pair of coaches led a large contingent from Gwinnett schools on the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association's All-State softball teams, which were released by the organization earlier this week.

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Duluth hosts annual tree lighting

DULUTH -- By the time Santa Claus showed up, all jolly with a police escort, the festive crowd had swelled to several hundred and the Noel vibe was thick as eggnog.

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Catch caps Grayson's historic drive

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Group opposes Winder hotel's demolition

WINDER -- Bill Summerour remembers when the old Granite Hotel was a bustling business center.

Eugene Duren

Mr. Eugene “Gene” Duren, age 78, of Carnesville, GA formerly of Hoschton, GA passed away on Thursday, December 01, 2011. He was preceded in death by his parents ...

Patrick Williams

Patrick “Pat” Williams, 61, of Duluth, died Thursday December 1, 2011. A memorial service will be 1:00PM Monday, December 5, 2011 at Bill Head Funeral Home Duluth Chapel ...

Eva Lee

Eva Lee, age 95 of Winder, GA passed away on December 1, 2011. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home Memory Chapel, 770-867-4553.

Walter Winchell

Mr. Walter Winchell, age 55, of Jefferson, who passed away on December 1, 2011. Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, Georgia 706-367-5467 www.evansfuneralhomeinc.com

Rita Stone

Rita Steed Stone, age 78 of Winter Garden, FL formerly of Winder, GA passed away on November 29, 2011. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home Memory Chapel, 770-867-4553.

Paula Dashtpeyma

Paula Coreen Dashtpeyma, age 54 of Lawrenceville, passed away Friday, December 2, 2011. Funeral Services will be held 11 AM Monday, December 5, 2011 at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in ...