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Business central: Redevelopment, renovations bring new ventures to Gwinnett Place area

Drive absent-mindedly down Pleasant Hill Road or Satellite Boulevard and you might miss it, but make no mistake -- change is happening around you.

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Chattahoochee River Deaths: Are strict rules the answer?

In mapping out a business plan eight years ago, Barbara Russell felt uneasy about putting inexperienced kayakers, canoers and tube-riders on the Chattahoochee River north of Garrard Landing Park, a Roswell greenspace off Holcomb Bridge Road.

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Study: GGC's economic impact at $130.6M

Georgia Gwinnett College had an economic impact of $130.6 million on the Gwinnett region during the 2009-10 fiscal year, according to an economic study recently released by the Selig Center for Economic Growth.

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Daily Post picks up 9 GPA honors

The Daily Post won nine awards in the Georgia Press Association's annual Best Newspaper Contest. The awards were handed out during this weekend's convention held at the Jekyll Island Club Hotel.

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Kurt Busch wins Pocono pole

Kurt Busch's reward for slapping the wall at practice was a backup No. 22 Dodge that was better than his regular ride.

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McCann lifts Braves past lowly Astros

Brian McCann hit a three-run homer in the 10th inning, lifting the Atlanta Braves to their fifth straight win, 6-3 over the Houston Astros on Saturday night.

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Trial set to begin in stabbing case

LAWRENCEVILLE -- The man accused of fatally stabbing his estranged wife outside a Suwanee Walmart is scheduled to face trial in Gwinnett County Superior Court this week.

Pool chemicals blamed in business fire

SNELLVILLE -- Authorities said a storage unit containing pool chemicals could have been the source of a morning business fire in the 3900 block of U.S. Highway 78 in Snellville.

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In quest for cityhood, Peachtree Corners fest a draw

A party broke out Saturday in the heart of what could soon be Gwinnett's largest incorporated city.

Silvertones choir to perform in Buford

BUFORD -- The Silvertones are a choir comprised of a group of seniors with an average age of 74. The group began in 1992 with 15 seniors and has now grown to 125. Headed by choir director Wayne Johnson, they have toured much of the United States and local areas in Gwinnett.

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Huge Ariz. wildfire spreads

An eye-stinging, throat-burning haze of smoke spewing from a gigantic wildfire in eastern Arizona is beginning to stretch as far east as central New Mexico, prompting health officials to warn residents as far away as Albuquerque about potential respiratory hazards.

MUST READ: Total lunar eclipse next week; not visible in United States

The year's first total eclipse of the moon will last an unusually long time, a rare celestial treat for a wide swath of the globe.

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Stewart, Olson share player of year honors

Reputations like the ones Providence Christian catcher/designated hitter Christin Stewart and Parkview first baseman/pitcher Matt Olson have built up over their respective careers can often be a double-edged sword.

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Heddinger picked as Post's pitcher of year

Possessing a 90-plus mph fastball, a sharp breaking ball or a baffling changeup are gifts any pitcher would love to be blessed with. However, it is the little things about pitching that can be just as important to having success on the mound -- things Josh Heddinger focused on in every outing this spring.

Daily Post wins GSWA Awards

The Gwinnett Daily Post won 14 awards in the Division II category, including the overall sweepstakes award from staff writer Christine Troyke, in voting conducted by the Georgia Sports Writers Association for its best of 2010.

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Ruler on Ice reigns in sloppy Belmont

Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom nearly fell at the start. Preakness winner Shackleford faded in the stretch. The Belmont Stakes was up for grabs.

LLOYD: Recession doesn't change good investment practices

From headlines to bylines, the overwhelming media focus these days is on the debt and the deficit. As the U.S. economy haltingly begins to ease its way out of what has been a significant recessionary cycle, that kind of hand-wringing and glass-half-empty perspective is natural, perhaps even healthy.

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BUCKELEW: Reclaim the power against cancer

As someone who writes from time to time, I can tell you all about the trouble finding inspiration. Sometimes it's just writer's block, when you can't get started. Other times, it ventures more deeply into what I just consider "I've got great ideas but one halfway decent sentence."Unfortunately, I find myself with inspiration now.

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KIRKLAND: A thank you to Islamic extremists

Like a young couple forced into an arranged marriage -- something you would be far more familiar with than me -- I don't like you, and you don't like me. Still, I have much for which to thank you.

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Woman, 54, killed in crash Friday near Buford

BUFORD -- A 54-year-old woman died Friday night after the car she was driving slipped off Interstate 85 near Buford, police said.

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Weiner seeks leave of absence from House

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Anthony Weiner is asking for a temporary leave of absence from the House while he seeks professional treatment in the wake of his Twitter scandal.

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Study: GGC's economic impact at $130.6M

LAWRENCEVILLE — Georgia Gwinnett College had an economic impact of $130.6 million on the Gwinnett region during the 2009-10 fiscal year, according to an economic study recently released by the Selig Center for Economic Growth.

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Gladiators on hunt for new affiliate

DULUTH — The Gwinnett Gladiators are working on landing a new NHL affiliate and two teams in the mix are playing for the Stanley Cup.

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Indy puts end to G-Braves' win streak

INDIANAPOLIS — The Gwinnett Braves’ seven-game winning streak came to an end with a 1-0 loss to the Indianapolis Indians on Saturday night at Victory Field.

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Heddinger picked as Post's pitcher of year

BUFORD — Possessing a 90-plus mph fastball, a sharp breaking ball or a baffling changeup are gifts any pitcher would love to be blessed with.

NATION IN BRIEF: Insect expert testifies in Anthony trial

Insect expert testifies in Anthony trial

PARKER: Lord help us if we elect someone who thinks a little

Here we go all over again. Read my lips and bring ‘em on. It’s the economy, stupid. Gotcha!

OUR VIEW: Perfect timing for Partnership Gwinnett 2.0

A punishing economy has left broken homes and shattered dreams in its wake. In Gwinnett County, times are tough but could have been worse without the benefits of some homegrown remedies.

PEOPLE IN BRIEF: Gaga sings at Rome gay rally

Gaga sings at Rome gay rally

O'REILLY: What kind of country do you want?

Throughout the ages, Robin Hood has carried a very positive image: a dashing hero who steals from a corrupt kingdom and distributes the loot to the poor. Errol Flynn was among the first to bring Robin to life in the movies, and more recently, Russell Crowe advanced the legend.

LLOYD: Recession doesn't change good investment practices

From headlines to bylines, the overwhelming media focus these days is on the debt and the deficit. As the U.S. economy haltingly begins to ease its way out of what has been a significant recessionary cycle, that kind of hand-wringing and glass-half-empty perspective is natural, perhaps even healthy.

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Sammy Stancel

Samuel Walter Dorsey "Sammy" Stancel, age 92, of Buford, passed away on Wednesday, June 8, 2011. Funeral service will be held on Sunday, June 12, 2011, at 2PM at Hamilton ...

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Nichalos Kennemore

Nichalos Blaine Kennemore, age 27 of Snellville, GA, died Thursday, June 9, 2011. The funeral will be Sunday, June 12, 2011 at 3:00 PM in the Bill Head Funeral Home ...

Robert Cook, Sr.

Robert N. Cook, Sr., age 86, of Stone Mountain, died June 10, 2011. Arrangements to be announced by Horis A. Ward's Stone Mountain Chapel.

Clarice Duncan

Mrs. Clarice Duncan, age 73, of Auburn, Georgia died June 9, 2011. Carter Funeral Home of Winder is in charge of Arrangements. 770/867-1361.

Robert Angel Curbelo

Robert Angel Curbelo, age 46 of Loganville passed away, Thursday, June 9, 2011. Funeral Services will be held 3 PM, Sunday, June 12, 2011 at Loganville First Baptist Church with ...

Elizabeth Jane Moore Little

Elizabeth Jane Moore Little, of Loganville, Georgia, passed away June 9, 2011, 11 days short of her 98th birthday. Born June 20, 1913 in Loganville, she lived with her parents ...

Larry Fortner

Larry J. Fortner age 63 of Hoschton, Ga., passed away Wednesday June 8, 2011. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton, GA 30548, 706-654-0966 www.lawsonfuneralhome.org

Ellen Mcdonald

Ellen "Rebecca" McDonald, age 82 of Winder, GA passed away June 8, 2011. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home Memory Chapel, 770-867-4553

Julia Mae Harrison Buice Burel

Julia Mae Harrison Buice Burel, age 96 of Buford, GA passed away on June 9, 2011. Service and Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of ...

Minnie Stringer

Minnie L. Stringer, 94, of Doraville, GA, died June 8, 2011. The funeral service will be held 2:00 p.m., Saturday, June 11th, at Norcross First Baptist Church. Burial will follow ...

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