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Piece of cake: Local couple to appear on 'Cupcake Wars'

On Tuesday night, Tara Tomlinson will curl up on the couch with her family to watch the third season premiere of "Cupcake Wars."

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Farm says exec foiled land sale

Settles Bridge Farm in Suwanee has accused a top official at the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce of sabotaging a sales agreement to prevent a private Catholic school from building on the property, according to a lawsuit filed earlier this month in Gwinnett County Superior Court.

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GGC gets land for expansion

Georgia Gwinnett College has expanded its campus across Ga. Highway 316.

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City of Lawrenceville, county partner to rebuild park road

Gwinnett County and the city of Lawrenceville have partnered together to rebuild a road that will lead into a renovated Rhodes Jordan Park.

Winder's Lazy Daze festival, alcohol an issue

Winder's popular Lazy Daze festival, scheduled for July 16, has city staff and local residents excited about another fun- and music-filled day in the city. This year's theme, "The Great American Rock and Roll Revival," promises a twist contest, an Elvis tribute artist and other acts sure to please revelers.

Loganville police officer promoted to major

City Manager Bill Jones and Police Chief Mike McHugh surprised a Loganville police officer Thursday with a promotion from captain to major. Greg Warnack, a long-time officer with the city and for McHugh, was on hand as usual during Thursday's City Council meeting. Jones publicly thanked Warnack for his devotion and service to the city, then turned the podium over to McHugh.

Teen accused of hitting bus indicted this week

The teenager accused of hitting a Gwinnett County school bus, fleeing the scene and then reporting her vehicle stolen was indicted this week.

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Dream fall in OT

ATLANTA -- Crystal Langhorne had 30 points and 13 rebounds, Nicky Anosike added 29 points and 13 boards, and the Washington Mystics beat the Atlanta Dream 98-90 in overtime on Thursday night.

FIRE BRIEF: House fire displaces family of 7

A Thursday evening fire caused extensive damage to a Snellville home, displacing a large family, officials said.

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Braves, Jurrjens sweep Fish

MIAMI -- Jair Jurrjens threw seven solid innings and drove in a run as the Atlanta Braves handed the Florida Marlins their eighth straight loss with a 3-2 win Thursday night.

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Barrow authorities arrest man in Internet sting

Barrow County authorities arrested a 50-year-old Marietta man who allegedly prowled the Internet hoping for a rendezvous with an underage girl.

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Former Mustang Holt injured for Tulsa Shock

TULSA, Okla. -- The Tulsa Shock will be without starting forward Amber Holt for four to six weeks with a broken left thumb.

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Dope suspect runs over, hospitalizes police officer

A Gwinnett County Police Department officer was hospitalized this week after a marijuana suspect reportedly ran him over in a Pontiac.

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GAC's Bond surpasses lofty expectations

By the end of the season the senior exceeded her expectations and became the state's top pole vaulter of all-time.

Cops looking for man using fake money

Lilburn Police continue to try to track down a man accused of passing off approximately $1,000 in counterfeit bills at a local pharmacy.

Portions of Duluth street to close for repairs

Portions of West Lawrenceville Street in Duluth between Hill Street and Irvindale Road will be closed beginning Monday.

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Eagles' Williams follows path to title

Williams battled adversity throughout the season, but ending it as the Daily Post's Runner of the Year was an ideal finish.

Arrests made after undercover buy of stolen speakers

A trio of juveniles accused in a long string of entering auto incidents was arrested following an undercover buy with Winder police, officials said.

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North unbeaten in 7-on-7 tournament

North was one of three teams to go 5-0 in pool play Thursday at Gary Pirkle Park.

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Anthony's illness delays trial

ORLANDO, Fla. -- The Florida mother accused of killing her 2-year-old daughter took ill Thursday, prompting the judge in her murder trial to recess court early and end the most intense day of evidence so far, which included jurors viewing pictures of the toddler's decomposed skull.

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Mel Kiper Jr. regional event comes to Shiloh

Head coach Brian Montgomery had discussed hosting a Mel Kiper Jr. 7-on-7 National Championship Series Regional Qualifier at his previous school, North Atlanta. When

NATION: Weiner's wife pregnant; he won't resign

NEW YORK -- A continent away from her congressman-husband as he tries to weather the fallout from an Internet-sex scandal, Huma Abedin spent Thursday attending to a more familiar role: that of Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's most trusted and indispensible aide.

WORLD: New round of strikes hits Tripoli outskirts

TRIPOLI, Libya -- NATO airstrikes rattled the Libyan capital Thursday with clusters of bombing runs believed to have targeted the outskirts of Tripoli.

PEOPLE: Rapper charged with Miami DUI

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. -- A large crowd pleaded with officers to let rapper Flo Rida go and one fan offered to drive him home after he was charged with driving under the influence early Thursday in Miami Beach, police said.

Woman puts up $7,200 to help customers in Calif. store

OCEANSIDE, Calif. -- A woman with a foul mouth, fat wallet and dislike for men bought $7,200 worth of clothing for more than 50 women at a Southern California discount store.

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GARDENING IN GWINNETT: Tomatoes: No garden would be complete without them

Tomatoes are one of the most popular vegetable garden plants. They are relatively easy to grow and are an excellent choice for gardeners with limited space. Each plant has the potential to yield 10 to 15 pounds or more of fruit when given the proper care.

CEPEDA: The truth is that illegals are not criminals

Last month, President Barack Obama went to El Paso, Texas, to address the issue of immigration reform and reminded his audience that moving the debate forward "ultimately has to be driven by you, the American people."

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Getting to Know ... Haley Staubach

Haley Staubach, a Parkview grad back from the University of South Carolina for the summer, is the head coach for 150 swimmers on Bright Water's team.

Three local divers named NISCA All-Americans

Wesleyan's Zach Hernandez and Lauren Hall, along with Parkview's Sean Piner, have been named as All-American divers by the National Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association.

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Teheran K's season-best 11 as G-Braves roll

TOLEDO, Ohio — Julio Teheran dominated the Toledo Mud Hens, striking out a season-high 11 batters in an eight-inning, three-hit performance.

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Hewitt, Blake in for Atlanta Championships

Former world No. 1 and two-time Grand Slam tournament champion Lleyton Hewitt has joined the upcoming Atlanta Tennis Championships, which released its field of players Wednesday afternoon.

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GAC's Bond surpasses lofty expectations

Caroline Bond had a pretty modest goal going into the track and field season.

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Eagles' Williams follows path to title

After last year’s track and field season, Collins Hill coach Andrew Hudson put Sydney Williams on a path to win a state championship.

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Winder's Lazy Daze festival, alcohol an issue

WINDER — Winder’s popular Lazy Daze festival, scheduled for July 16, has city staff and local residents excited about another fun- and music-filled day in the city. This year’s theme, “The Great American Rock and Roll Revival,” promises a twist contest, an Elvis tribute artist and other acts sure to please revelers.

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Bisher: PGA's great championship returns to Georgia

Martin Kaymer paid us a visit a few days ago, and while his name may not have the ring of a Smith or a Johnson, or a Palmer or a Nicklaus, he is the champion of professional golf in our country.

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NATION: Weiner's wife pregnant; he won't resign

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Lee Tracy

Lee T. Tracy, 83, of Duluth, GA, died June 7, 2011. The funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, June 10th, at Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home ...

Herman Sanchez

Herman Sanchez, age 56, of Lilburn, GA passed away June 5, 2011. Arrangements by Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 770-277-4550.

Catherine Pavlovich

Catherine Anne (Bender) Pavlovich of Sugar Hill, GA passed away peacefully on June 5, 2011 after a courageous, 15 year battle with ovarian cancer. Cathy was born on May 13 ...

Mona Browning

Mona Cherie Browning, age 57 of Lilburn, GA, died Monday, June 6, 2011. Arrangements are pending with the Bill Head Funeral Home and Crematory, Lilburn/Tucker Chapel. 770-564-2726.

Lou Mccarty

Lou McCarty, age 54 of Norcross, GA, died Tuesday June 7, 2011. Arrangements are pending with the Bill Head Funeral Home and Crematory, Lilburn/Tucker Chapel. 770-564-2726.

Darrell Scott Nutt

Scott Nutt, age 47 of Dacula, passed away Tuesday, June 7, 2011. Memorial Service will be held 6 PM Friday, June 10, 2011 in the Lawrenceville Chapel of Tim Stewart ...

Carolyn Echols

Carolyn Elaine Echols, age 48 of Duluth, died June 7, 2011. A Graveside service will be held 2:30 PM Thursday June 9, 2011 at White Chapel Memorial Gardens, Duluth, with ...

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