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Splish splash: Swimming lesson promotes water safety

Melanie Kinard signed up her children to participate in a swimming lesson Tuesday at the Bethesda Aquatic Center, but when she saw there was a section for adults, she decided to participate, too.

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Woodall reflects on Middle East

After nearly a decade of the global war on terrorism, last week was likely a typical one at Bagram Airfield in the Parwan province of Afghanistan.

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Officials say brush fires are unrelated

No foul play is suspected in the second multi-acre brush fire in southeast Gwinnett County in as many days, officials said.

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Former Guns N' Roses rocker performing in Buford tonight

BUFORD -- Steven Adler, former Guns N' Roses drummer, has a new band, a new attitude, and according to him, a new lease on life. The band, aptly named Adler's Appetite, is scheduled to play 37 Main in Buford tonight.

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Trial opens with testimony from victim's daughters

With teddy bears in tow and crayons aplenty, Chad Dunn's two young daughters took the witness stand Tuesday and implicated him as the man who fatally stabbed their mother in a vicious public attack last year.

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Body ID'd as missing Lawrenceville man

COVINGTON -- The skeletal remains that were found in a wooded area off Crowell Road in mid-May have been identified as Delbert Cecil Wimberly of Lawrenceville.

Cause unclear in empty house fire

DULUTH -- Firefighters quickly extinguished a small fire in an abandoned Duluth home in the 1200 block of Old Peachtree Road on Monday night.

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Officials rescue 4 stranded fishermen from Chattahoochee River

Firefighters were able to rescue four fishermen stranded by quickly rising waters in the Chattahoochee River on Tuesday night.

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Wildfire may be biggest ever

A massive wildfire in eastern Arizona is burning more acres than the largest in state history, although some of that area is in New Mexico, where flare-ups that skipped along treetops Tuesday threatened a small mountain town.

MUST READ: Report: Students don't know much about US history

U.S. students don't know much about American history.

14 earn master teacher designation

SUWANEE -- Several Gwinnett County Public Schools educators recently finished the school year certified as master teachers.

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Man arrested on molestation charge

LAWRENCEVILLE -- A Suwanee man's Monday trip to municipal court to face traffic citations resulted in his arrest on child molestation charges, officials said.

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Jurrjens struggles in 4-3 loss to Mets

ATLANTA -- Jair Jurrjens couldn't slow Jose Reyes, who had three hits, two steals, an RBI and scored two runs to lead the New York Mets to a 4-3 win over the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday night.

CLINE: It's not the heat, it's the monotony

They say you shouldn't shoot the messenger, but that doesn't stop me from wanting to. Especially when it's the same message day after scorching day.

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Fresh faces: Teams search for new QBs during summer drills

The summer passing season will be especially important for programs in that situation like Collins Hill, which must replace Heinicke.

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Win for Wyn Foundation going countywide

Without much fanfare in recent years, Stephanie and Tommy Scott have honored their late son's name with a college scholarship.

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Moore coming home

Even at the highest college level, there were times when Maya Moore's talent was too much for her foes to overcome.

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Three locals play in all-star tourney

Three Gwinnett golfers -- Austin Stevens of Greater Atlanta Christian, Tae Hyung Kim of Peachtree Ridge and Jordan Krahn of Mill Creek -- played in the fourth annual North vs. South All-Star Tournament for high school golfers over the weekend.

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Giandomenico third in HJGT event

David Giandomenico of Duluth placed third in the boys 10- to 12-year-old division of the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour's Midseason Championship at Falcons Fire Golf Club in Kissimmee, Fla.

Edgewater to host Pack the Pool in Pink

The Edgewater Lightning swim team is hosting a Pack the Pool in Pink Night this Thursday for its home Gwinnett County Swim League meet with Rivershyre.

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Central's Moulton commits to Minnesota football

Former Central Gwinnett wide receiver Malcolm Moulton made a commitment to the Minnesota football program on Tuesday, according to reports by Scout.com.

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Lilburn holds millages, gives employees raises

LILBURN -- No millage increase and a raise for city employees highlight the $6 million fiscal year 2011-12 annual operating budget adopted here Monday night by the Lilburn City Council.

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Sugar Hill waives regulations for animal hospital

The Sugar Hill City Council on Monday night waived two development regulations that would have required curbing in the hospital's future parking lot and sidewalks along Old Cumming Road as part of its addition of a pet hotel.

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New NTB store coming to Snellville

City council members voted Monday to approve a conditional-use permit that will allow construction of a new National Tire and Battery store in Snellville. The nearly 7,000 square-foot store will be located at the corner of Ga. Highway 124 and Janmar Road, on a parcel of land currently being used as the Lowe's parking lot.

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FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Do these gym shorts make me look fat?

I am officially convinced that God is a man. Oh sure, all the likenesses I've ever seen depict a man, and all the references in the Bible say He's a man, but as a woman who stepped across the threshold of "50" last December, I have what I consider to be concrete proof.

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'Super 8' reels in No. 1 weekend with $35.5M

J.J. Abrams and Steven Spielberg's sci-fi tale "Super 8" debuted as the weekend's No. 1 movie with $35.5 million, bumping "X-Men: First Class" to No. 2 with $24.1 million in its second weekend.

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'Super 8' reels in No. 1 weekend with $35.5M

LOS ANGELES — J.J. Abrams and Steven Spielberg's sci-fi tale "Super 8" debuted as the weekend's No. 1 movie with $35.5 million, bumping "X-Men: First Class" to No. 2 with $24.1 million in its second weekend.

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Trial opens with testimony from victim's daughters

LAWRENCEVILLE — With teddy bears in tow and crayons aplenty, Chad Dunn’s two young daughters took the witness stand Tuesday and implicated him as the man who fatally stabbed their mother in a vicious public attack last year.

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Body ID'd as missing Lawrenceville man

COVINGTON — The skeletal remains that were found in a wooded area off Crowell Road in mid-May have been identified as Delbert Cecil Wimberly of Lawrenceville.

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G-Braves break out in ninth

INDIANAPOLIS — After notching just one hit in the first eight innings, the Gwinnett Braves awoke in the top of the ninth inning, scoring four runs off three hits in a 4-0 win.

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Central's Moulton commits to Minnesota football

Former Central Gwinnett wide receiver Malcolm Moulton made a commitment to the Minnesota football program on Tuesday, according to reports by Scout.com.

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Dumped body murder suspect back in Gwinnett

LAWRENCEVILLE — A Tucker teen accused of killing his friend and setting ablaze the car that concealed her body is back in Gwinnett County, facing new charges after his extradition from Texas.

PEOPLE IN BRIEF: Hefner says fiancee called off wedding

Hefner says fiancee called off wedding

THOMAS: Media are hitting bottom with the Palin email fiasco

If the big media in 2008 had dedicated the resources they are now squandering on Sarah Palin’s emails from when she was governor of Alaska and probed Barack Obama’s background and associations, she might now be vice president of the United States and Obama might still be a junior Illinois senator.

LETTERS: Robinson needs to get his own facts straight

What a hypocrite is columnist Eugene Robinson. He wails that “You’re not entitled to your own facts, Sarah” in his attack on Sarah Palin for what he miscasts as Palin’s description of Paul Revere’s ride. Whether you agree with Palin’s interpretation, she cannot be termed wrong on this matter. Eugene Robinson is certainly not by any stretch of the imagination the one to tell someone else not to make up their own facts. Robinson routinely makes up his own “facts.”

MUST READ: Report: Students don't know much about US history

U.S. students don’t know much about American history.

CLINE: It's not the heat, it's the monotony

They say you shouldn’t shoot the messenger, but that doesn’t stop me from wanting to. Especially when it’s the same message day after scorching day.

LETTERS: Lawsuit won't relieve pain for victims' families

As I read the “Dacula Drownings” front page article in Saturday’s paper, I had conflicting responses.

WORLD IN BRIEF: NATO resumes airstrikes on Tripoli

NATO resumes airstrikes on Tripoli

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Former Guns N' Roses rocker performing in Buford tonight

BUFORD — Steven Adler, former Guns N’ Roses drummer, has a new band, a new attitude, and according to him, a new lease on life. The band, aptly named Adler’s Appetite, is scheduled to play 37 Main in Buford tonight.

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Gloria Feldman

Gloria LaRussa Feldman age 40, died June 10, 2011. She was a loving wife, mother, daughter, aunt and sister. Survivors include her husband, Richard; daughters Veronica Feldman, Lainey Feldman; mother ...

Terrie West

Miss Terrie Jean West, age 43 of Suwanee, GA passed away on Monday, June 13, 2011. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral ...

Betty Mccully

Betty Walters McCully, age 82 of Auburn, GA passed away June 12, 2011. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, 770-867-4553

Elaine Lawrence

Ms. Elaine M. Lawrence, age 47, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Friday, June 10, 2011. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, James David Lawrence III ...

Runette Thomason

Mrs. Runette Thomason, age 73, of Hoschton, Georgia died June 12, 2011. Carter Funeral Home of Winder is in charge of Arrangements. 770/867-1361.

Joan Farmer

Joan Mitchem Farmer, age 81 of Winder, GA passed away June 10, 2011. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, 770-867-4553

John Andrews

John Michael Andrews, 47, of Dunwoody, GA, died June 11, 2011. The memorial service will be held Thursday, June 16th at 11:00 a.m. at Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home ...

Charles Whitmire

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Charles L. "Charlie" Whitmire, 82 of Commerce, Ga. who passed away June 11, 2011. Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson in charge of arrangements ...

Royce Lancaster

Mr. Royce Lancaster, age 73, of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, June 11, 2011. He was preceded in death by his parents, Dewey and Nellie G. Lancaster; and brother ...

Loleta Larsen

Loleta Marie Larsen. 76, of Lawrenceville GA, formerly of Wheaton KS., passed away on 6-1-2011 after a brief but courageous battle with cancer. Loleta was born in Wheaton KS, and ...

Mark Huffman

Mark Thomas Huffman, age 64 of Norcross, GA, died June 11, 2011. Arrangements by Bill Head Funeral Home and Crematory, Lilburn/Tucker Chapel. 770-564-2726.

Robert E. Davis., Ii

Robert E. Davis, II., age 71, of Duluth, GA, died June 12, 2011. Arrangements are pending with Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Duluth Chapel 770-476-2535.

Frederick Bettencourt

Frederick Joseph Bettencourt, of Vestal, NY passed away on his 91st birthday, June 12, 2011. He was preceded in death by his wife Helen Francis Bettencourt and is survived by ...

Timothy King

Timothy Lowe King age 52 of Winder, Ga., passed away Saturday, June 11, 2011. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton, GA 30548, 706-654-0966 www.lawsonfuneralhome.org

Barbara Deangelis

Barbara DeAngelis (nee' Barbara Meyerowitz, age 78 of Alpharetta, GA passed away June 12 2011. Arrangements by Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home, 770-448-5757

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

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