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FOOD FOR THOUGHT: How's your knowledge of PETiquette?

Are you a pet owner? We are. We just love our two dogs, Cassie and Chester. They are both rescues, big, goofy golden retriever mixes who love people, other dogs, birds, butterflies, shoes and just life in general.

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Insurance law among those to take effect Friday

ATLANTA -- State-licensed insurance companies will soon be able to sell health policies offered in other states that provide less coverage than Georgia requires.The new law is one of dozens set to take effect in Georgia on July 1, the start of the state's fiscal year.

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Moore again voted top female college athlete

Former Connecticut star and Collins Hill grad Maya Moore has won the Honda-Broderick Cup for the second straight year as the top female college athlete.

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Taste of success: High school chefs headed to national food contest

As captain of an award-winning cooking trio from Meadowcreek High School, Tyler Rivera uses music to keep him "mobile and motivated ... and keep the team on track."

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S.C. woman arrested, charged with stealing dresses from shop

A South Carolina woman has been arrested and charged with allegedly stealing thousands of dollars in prom dresses from a Buford boutique, using her young daughters to help carry out two separate thefts.

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Warrant issued for Gadhafi

TRIPOLI, Libya -- Thousands of jubilant Libyans danced and cheered in the streets of the rebel stronghold of Benghazi after the International Criminal Court issued an arrest warrant Monday for Moammar Gadhafi, accusing him of crimes against humanity for killing civilians who rose up against his rule.

Firefighter in hospital after battling house blaze

A Barrow County firefighter was hospitalized after suffering a medical emergency while battling a structure fire Saturday caused by an unattended food fryer, officials said.

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NATION IN BRIEF: Jury convicts Blagojevich at retrial in Chicago

CHICAGO -- Rod Blagojevich, who rode his talkative everyman image to two terms as Illinois governor before scandal made him a national punchline, was convicted Monday of a wide range of corruption charges, including the incendiary allegation that he tried to sell or trade President Barack Obama's Senate seat.

Barrow takes top honors for use of class technology

The Barrow County School System took top honors recently for its use of Internet classroom technology.

WORLD IN BRIEF: Famed Thatcher handbag sold at auction for $40K

LONDON -- One of Margaret Thatcher's famous handbags fetched $39,953 at a London charity auction Monday.

PEOPLE IN BRIEF: Court denies appeal by Gibson's ex

LOS ANGELES -- A California appeals court has rejected a bid by Mel Gibson's ex-girlfriend to remove his attorneys from a contentious child custody case because she consulted with one of their law partners.

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TPC Member for a Day program coming to Sugarloaf

The TPC network and MasterCard have joined up for a Member for a Day program that will come to Duluth's TPC at Sugarloaf on Aug. 15.

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Duluth's Tompoe views life, soccer with wide lens

How she spends some of her free time slightly embarrasses Tamaya Tompoe. "I don't do it all the time, but in my spare time, sometimes ...," she said, trailing off at first.

CEPEDA: Warnings needed on candy cigarettes

After months of deliberation, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration unveiled its final lineup of nine cigarette warning graphics, and the winners are doozies.

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Rollins won't play football at Air Force

Kent Rollins thought his future was in college football. But after being drafted in the Major League Baseball first-year player draft two weeks ago, the South Gwinnett two-sport standout has decided to change his path.

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MVP effort for Curry with Team Georgia

Matching his performance last summer with Junior Team Georgia seemed tough, but recent Mill Creek grad Jerad Curry did that and then some last week with Senior Team Georgia.

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Reeves wins 82nd SE Amateur

Peachtree Ridge grad Seth Reeves, a golfer at Georgia Tech, won the recent 82nd Southeastern Amateur Championship at the Country Club of Columbus.

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Tech, UGA players get Atlanta Tennis Championships wild cards

Georgia Tech's Guillermo Gomez and Georgia's Wil Spencer have been given wild card spots into the qualifying draw for the upcoming Atlanta Tennis Championships, scheduled for July 16-24 at the Racquet Club of the South in Norcross.

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Two bodies turn up near Dacula

That two decomposing bodies turned up in a single weekend in the otherwise tranquil environs of greater Dacula appears to be a coincidence, officials said Monday, but the macabre findings were enough to make some residents uneasy.

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State BOE to approve Ivy Prep, Gwinnett agreement

The state Board of Education is expected to OK Ivy Preparatory Academy as a locally approved charter school.

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Brookwood RB Tompkins commits to Michigan State

Brookwood running back Nick Tompkins visited Wisconsin on Thursday and Friday and then committed to Big Ten rival Michigan State on Sunday.

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Lilburn officials set millage rate

Business owners, not homeowners, will make up for lost revenue in the city of Lilburn, officials said.

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Judge blocks parts of Ga. immigration law

A federal judge on Monday temporarily blocked parts of Georgia's strict new law targeting illegal immigration from taking effect, including a provision that authorizes police to check the immigration status of suspects without proper identification and to detain illegal immigrants.

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'Cars 2' keeps Pixar in driver's seat with $68M

The Disney unit's animated sequel "Cars 2" cruised to a No. 1 finish with a $68 million opening weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday. That makes 12 wins in a row for Pixar since the company's first feature film, 1995's "Toy Story."

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20 employees evacuated after ammonia leak

Twenty employees were evacuated from a Doraville business and a neighborhood was locked down due to an anhydrous ammonia leak Sunday night, officials said.

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'Cars 2' keeps Pixar in driver's seat with $68M

LOS ANGELES — Pixar Animation remains undefeated at the box-office races.

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G-Braves take series from Clippers

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ruben Gotay and Wilkin Castillo hit two-run homers in the top of the second inning and the Gwinnett Braves cruised to a 5-1 win in Columbus on Monday.

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Rollins won't play football at Air Force

Kent Rollins thought his future was in college football.

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Swimmer's body found in Lake Lanier

BUFORD — The body of a 33-year-old swimmer missing in Lake Lanier was found floating Monday morning near the area witnesses said he’d gone under two days prior.

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Duluth's Tompoe views life, soccer with wide lens

How she spends some of her free time slightly embarrasses Tamaya Tompoe.

PEOPLE IN BRIEF: Court denies appeal by Gibson's ex

Court denies appeal by Gibson’s ex

States consider banning minors from using tanning beds

LOS ANGELES — If a proposed law passes, California teens under 18 will need a fake ID to ‘‘fake and bake’’ themselves to a golden brown.

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Police: Hikers find decomposing body at park

A man hiking with his son Sunday evening found a decomposing body along a trail at Little Mulberry Park.

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