Pinups for Soldiers, a volunteer-led nonprofit organization, is producing its annual World War II-themed calendar to raise money in support of troops deployed overseas.
Gwinnett County residents can now share the sights of Suwanee with their friends and family the old-fashioned way.
Gwinnett Technical College air conditioning technology students Earle Lewis and Justin Vanover were recently honored with a scholarship from a local heating and air business.
As the first day of school draws near for local students, it's a good time to donate school supplies for those in need.
The Jackson EMC Foundation, a charity funded by the electric cooperative's members through contributions to Operation Round Up, has awarded three agencies that provide services to Gwinnett County residents a total of $27,500.
I really enjoyed Frank Reddy's story in Saturday's Daily Post about the campground at Lawrenceville First United Methodist Church. How nice to know that this structure, built in 1832 has lasted so long and has served to create memories for so many generations.
A lot of people have become disillusioned with our public schools, and, to be honest, it's hard to blame them. These days, hardly any of the news about K-12 education seems to be good news.
Aurora Theatre is presenting a stand-up comedy show called "The Muslims Are Coming!" for free on at 8 p.m. Aug. 9.
Western Gwinnett officials are anticipating the new jobs and business that will come when Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas opens its new headquarters and warehouse in Norcross later this year.
Awash in the sweltering humidity of July, the word "harvest" can pang as a distant -- and unattainable -- promise associated with foreign concepts like chilly breezes and crisp leaves.
Longtime administrators with Gwinnett County Public Schools and Buford City Schools said open house is an exciting event for educators.
This is one of the most, uh, gutsy campaign tactics I've ever heard of.
The city of Snellville is hosting the 38th annual National Night Out Against Crime from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Snellville's town green at 2342 Oak Road.
Several independent Atlanta car washes have partnered with Rotary clubs in efforts to provide clean drinking water for those in need throughout the world.
A former College Park police officer held himself out as current cop and possessed the drug Ecstasy during a recent traffic stop on his Harley Davidson, police said Friday.
Gwinco Boulevard isn't just getting a new name. It's also getting a new entrance.
Lt. Randy Wells has been named the 2011 Winder Firefighter of the Year by the Winder Noon Lions Club.
Many of Gwinnett's much anticipated road projects could come even without the billions expected to come through a regional sales tax up for a vote next year.
Gwinnett officials are once again looking to cut expenses since high tax prices are digging into the bottom line.
Welton Bettis was a construction worker. He now owns a farm in Atlanta where he raises pigs and sells pork to the public.
WASHINGTON -- After weeks of intense partisanship, the White House and congressional leaders made a desperate, last-minute stab at compromise Saturday to avoid a government default threatened for early next week. ''There is very little time,'' declared President Barack Obama.
BARLING, Ark. -- Four siblings killed in a shooting rampage at a Texas roller rink were remembered Saturday as a part of a tight-knit family, even as the hundreds gathered in an Arkansas church to mourn them tried to make sense of the tragedy.
ROSES, Spain -- El Bulli, one of the world's most acclaimed and award-winning eateries, was preparing to serve its last supper on Saturday.
In November, Gwinnett residents will vote on a penny sales tax to help fund ongoing capital projects in the schools systems in Gwinnett County.
A Buck Belue pass to Lindsay Scott for 92 yards, and a Georgia win over Florida; the famed play that paved the way to the Georgia Bulldog's 1980 national championship. Any Georgia fan worth his salt has heard Larry Munson give his play-by-play for that legendary throw and catch. Most football fans are fans to see those types of plays. Something great could happen at any moment, and any great moment could lead to victory.
OSLO, Norway -- The anti-Muslim extremist who confessed to a bombing and youth camp massacre that killed 77 people in Norway has told investigators he also considered attacking other targets linked to the government or the prime minister's Labor Party, police said Saturday.
The front-page headline in The New York Times last Sunday was stunning: ''As Horrors Emerge, Norway Charges Christian Extremist.''
EDINBURGH, Scotland -- Queen Elizabeth II's granddaughter Zara Phillips married England rugby star Mike Tindall on Saturday -- but Britain's second royal wedding of the year was largely a low-key affair, with only a hint of the glamour and excitement of Prince William's showstopping nuptials.
Take names. Remember them. The behavior of certain Republicans who call themselves tea party conservatives makes them the most destructive posse of misguided "patriots" we've seen in recent memory.
Based on the recent "fire drills" regarding the debt ceiling and unemployment and everything else, I recommend moving the congressional telecasts from C-SPAN to Comedy Central. What a bunch of clowns.
Wow, another study on Interstate 85 traffic, a $1.1 million dollar study. Wasn't the HOT lane supposed to solve our traffic problems or at least improve them significantly? You know, the HOT lane that all Georgians have already paid for through gas tax that only the rich and car poolers will be allowed to use now?
Ray Edwards should be a major upgrade, totaling 16.5 sacks the last two years with the Minnesota Vikings. He agreed to a five-year, $30-million contract with the Falcons that includes a guarantee of $11 million.
In the absence of a meaningful, substantive bipartisan immigration reform that will satisfy both polar opposites of the debate, our legislators should admit that there is no political will or capital to address the issue honestly and, therefore, our immigration laws will remain as is until further notice.
WASHINGTON -- The Republican-led House on Saturday rejected a Senate Democratic bill to raise the nation's debt limit just three days before the deadline to avert an unprecedented U.S. financial default. President Barack Obama and lawmakers remained at loggerheads on any possible compromise.
Barrow County authorities on Saturday charged a Winder man with murder after discovering his wife's body at the bottom of a well near the Gwinnett County line.
LAWRENCEVILLE -- Kids playfully fought over shoebox-sized containers filled with sand and hidden artifacts before settling down to examine their treasures at the Archaeology and Ancient World day camp's Mystery Dig Friday.
LAWRENCEVILLE -- An intimate gathering of family and friends laid the cremated remains of Nique Leili to rest during a private Thursday ceremony at Evergreen Memorial Park in Athens. She occupies a plot next to her grandfather, Harold Lay, an integral figure in the lives of Leili and her sisters.
LAWRENCEVILLE -- Under new ownership and thanks to help from the community, the Gwinnett Diner will reopen next week.
NORCROSS -- Gwinnett County fire investigators have arrested a Macon woman accused of setting fire to a pair of Norcross businesses.
One morning, I received an email from a reader who began by explaining that her 81-year-old mother was a devoted reader of this column and my books.
DACULA -- Four Dacula teenagers have been arrested for their alleged connection with at least four car break-ins, and police are investigating their possible involvement in a larger string of similar crimes in the Hamilton Mill area.
Long-term goals are important, but don't make the mistake of putting your happiness on hold until you achieve them. Here are seven simple ways you can have a great life starting tomorrow morning:
BUFORD -- Buford City Schools approved an agreement Friday with Gwinnett County Public Schools that called for an extension of the 1-cent sales tax.
ATLANTA -- Gwinnett County residents Stacia Burke and Alexander Lopez recently completed the best summer job they say they ever had.
The City Council approved the third and final reading of an ordinance Thursday night that sets the city's property tax millage rate at 19.892 mills, a 2-mill increase over the previous year.
For the second consecutive year, no students in Rockdale County Public Schools will be able to transfer to an unassigned school based on enrollment projections.
MILWAUKEE -- The man who led Milwaukee police to serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer 20 years ago is charged with recklessly endangering safety in the death of a homeless man who drowned after he was thrown off a bridge.
LONDON -- British lawmakers on Friday demanded that James Murdoch clarify why testimony he gave to a parliamentary committee probing the phone hacking scandal conflicted with a statement from two former executives.
WASHINGTON — The Republican-led House on Saturday rejected a Senate Democratic bill to raise the nation's debt limit just three days before the deadline to avert an unprecedented U.S. financial default. President Barack Obama and lawmakers remained at loggerheads on any possible compromise.
LAWRENCEVILLE — Things went downhill after Erik Cordier hit the first batter of the game.
BOSTON — James Ramsey only had one hit in the Cape Cod Summer League All-Star game on Friday, but it was a powerful one.
SUGAR HILL — On his first trip to Africa, Phillip Haynes said he was shocked by what the people of the Rwandan village of Gihara asked for.
LAWRENCEVILLE — It didn’t take long for Tyler Pastornicky to find some action at the Class AAA level.
The front-page headline in The New York Times last Sunday was stunning: ‘‘As Horrors Emerge, Norway Charges Christian Extremist.’’
AUBURN — Awash in the sweltering humidity of July, the word “harvest” can pang as a distant — and unattainable — promise associated with foreign concepts like chilly breezes and crisp leaves.
ATLANTA — Several independent Atlanta car washes have partnered with Rotary clubs in efforts to provide clean drinking water for those in need throughout the world.
EDINBURGH, Scotland — Queen Elizabeth II’s granddaughter Zara Phillips married England rugby star Mike Tindall on Saturday — but Britain’s second royal wedding of the year was largely a low-key affair, with only a hint of the glamour and excitement of Prince William’s showstopping nuptials.
Fragging: “To intentionally kill or wound (one’s superior officer, etc.), esp. with a hand grenade.”
SUWANEE — After scoring just a field goal in the first quarter two weeks ago, Dean Cokinos decided to make a change at quarterback.
LOS ANGELES -- An appeals court sided Friday with Jennifer Lopez and ordered that an invasion of privacy lawsuit she filed against her first husband be handled in arbitration rather than through a public court case.
PHILADELPHIA -- Among the mountains of losing lottery tickets piled high in a hotel conference room, someone may yet hit a jackpot.
Fate is a fickle dance partner and if you believe you can predict what life will bring your way when you wake up each morning, you just haven't been paying attention. The nuances of everyday life seem so random at times. We never know when a chance encounter will develop into a long and lasting friendship, and since the world is so interconnected these days, we can seldom imagine how wide a network a relationship with a solitary person might eventually create.
There is a fallacious, salacious and slightly audacious rumor afloat that I can be a tad politically incorrect at times. Moi? Knock me over with an (organically grown) goose feather. I'll have you know that some of my best friends are (fill in the blank) and (fill in the blank), not to mention (fill in the blank.) On rare occasions, I have even been seen in public with (fill in the blank.)
At 6-foot-1, 195 pounds and the build of a middle linebacker, Jarvis knew Stewart would be the centerpiece in rebuilding the Wildcats' football program.
Chris Hawkins played shortstop in high school and started his professional career at third base before moving to the outfield. But one thing hasn't changed.
Texas is Nick Green's 11th organization. He hopes the Rangers will be his eighth major league team.
ATLANTA -- Dan Uggla hit a tiebreaking three-run homer in the seventh inning, Brandon Beachy combined with two relievers on a three-hitter and the Atlanta Braves beat Florida 5-0 on Friday night to end the Marlins' five-game winning streak.
A move to the bullpen last season with Birmingham vaulted Anthony Carter from marginal to prime prospect. Now the Parkview graduate is back in Class AA trying to regain some lost luster.
The right-hander, who has bounced between starter and long reliever this season, pitched a season high 62/3 innings, allowed just three hits and struck out another season-best eight batters in the G-Braves 5-0 win over Durham.
Parkview grad and 2008 Olympic swimmer Eric Shanteau finished just a spot away from medaling in the 200-meter breaststroke Friday in the FINA World Championships in Shanghai, China.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Alabama receiver Darius Hanks will miss the first two games this season under the NCAA participation rule.
Chris Walling of Atlanta was announced this week as the director of adult tennis and section league coordinator for the Norcross-based USTA Southern Section.
Delphia Dean Hewatt, age 82 of Loganville, GA, passed away July 28, 2011. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Snellville Chapel, 770-979-5010 www.stewartfh.com
Susan Hollifield Daugherty, age 69 of Chamblee, GA passed away July 28, 2011. Arrangements by Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home, 770-448-5757
Infant, Camden Neal McCown of Loganville, died Thursday, July 28, 2011. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Loganville Chapel 770-466-1544. www.stewartfh.com
John H. Mooney, age 70 of Duluth, GA passed away on July 27, 2011. Service and Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of Buford, GA ...
Benjamin Jeffcoat, age 43 of Buford, GA passed away on July 29, 2011. Service and Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of Buford, GA 770-932-1133 ...
John Nicholas Lutterodt, age 40, of Atlanta, Ga., died, July 28, 2011. Arrangements are pending with the Bill Head Funeral Home and Crematory, Lilburn/Tucker Chapel, 770-564-2726.
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. David Richard "Dave" King, age 53, of Jefferson, who passed away on Thursday, July 28, 2011. Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, 706-367-5467. Online ...
Millie Ann Bramlett, age 51 of Helen, GA passed away July 28, 2011. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, 770-867-4553