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Three kids burned in Stone Mountain house fire

Three children burned during fire at Stone Mountain home

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McCann hosts softball game to raise money for childhood cancer

Brian McCann hosted a charity softball game at Coolray Field Friday

LETTERS: Yarbrough's characterization of Dr. Mohler not accurate

Southern Baptist different than depicted.

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YARBROUGH: Shout-outs to Bryant, Charlie and Valerie ... and a goodbye to Sheila

Shout-outs -- and a goodbye to Sheila. I was just so excited to learn that whatever the organization's future nomenclature, Rev. Albert Mohler, president of the Southern (sic) Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky., will continue to favor us with his observations on such critical theological issues as yoga and

LETTERS: HOT lanes work well for me

Cost is worth time, quality of life, savings.

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Auburn hoping healthy Blake, Reed to aid passing game

AUBURN, Ala. -- Auburn's passing game should get a sizable boost, even without another quarterback change.. Top receivers Emory Blake and Trovon Reed are healthy after missing a combined seven games with injuries, giving Clint Moseley a couple of much-needed reliable targets going into his third start in today's

11-11-11 date brings hopes of good fortune around world

From China to New York, people placed bets, tied the knot, made a wish and some were even extra cautious.. Friday marked the 11th day of the 11th month of 2011. Around the world, people celebrated the convergence of 11s with a splash.. Some 1,000 ethnic Chinese couples exchanged vows

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President Obama observes Veterans Day

ARLINGTON, Va. -- Heralding the end of one war and the drawdown of another, President Barack Obama observed Veterans Day on Friday by urging Americans to hire the thousands of servicemen and women coming home from Iraq and Afghanistan.. In remarks at Arlington National Cemetery, he called it "a time

Lions' Frisbie to sign with college softball program

Senior headed to College of Charleston

Dacula extends shoe drive

School is gathering shoes for needy children in the Dominican Republic

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Miscues at critical times sink game, title hopes for Tech

No. 21 Yellow Jackets suffer costly loss to 10th-ranked Virginia Tech that prevents a return trip to the ACC Championship Game

Coffey a model of consistency at Campbellsville

Collins Hill grad has started every game of his college career

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Where to watch Gwinnett Grads on TV this weekend in college football

Parkview's Piner signs with Louisville

Senior was the Daily Post's 2011 diver of the year

Buford school board honors theater department

Officials with Buford City Schools are proud of the high school's theatre troupe, who won top honors last month.

Gun fired in robbery at Suwanee park

Report: Gun fired in drug robbery at Suwanee park.

Romney to headline Georgia fundraiser

Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney will headline a fundraiser in Atlanta next week.

Tucker home suffers moderate fire damage

Blaze causes moderate damage at Tucker home

Recycle day in Duluth on Saturday

On Nov. 12, Gwinnett Clean and Beautifu willl host a community recycling event to celebrate America Recycles Day in Duluth.

UGA student charged with selling drugs from room

Police say they've arrested a University of Georgia student who sold drugs out of her dormitory room.

Norcross upgrading electric grid

The city of Norcross has announced plans to modernize its electricity system.

Lilburn police to take back pills next week

Lilburn police to collect expired, unused prescription pills next week.

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Veterans honored for lifetime of service at Gwinnett ceremony

Veterans remembered, honored Friday.

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Top Mexican Cabinet secretary, seven others die in helicopter crash

The Mexican government said Friday that the country's top Cabinet secretary, Francisco Blake Mora, has died in a helicopter crash with seven others, including the pilot.

Atlanta mayor, Gov. Deal to tour Port of Savannah

Atlanta's mayor and the Georgia governor have announced plans to tour the Port of Savannah as state leaders continue pushing for an expansion project they say is critical to the region's economy.

Woman, 71, grabs cane and chases burglary suspects

Authorities credit a cane-wielding 71-year-old woman with scaring away two men suspected of trying to break into her Effingham County home.

Police: Georgia Tech student raped before football game

A Georgia Tech student reported being sexually assaulted by a stranger on the Atlanta campus as more than 50,000 football fans and dozens of police officers streamed onto the campus for Thursday night's football game.

200 Air Force base workers to take buyout offer

Military officials say most of the 260 Robins Air Force Base workers offered an initial wave of buyouts in a cost-cutting initiative had accepted the offer by a Thursday deadline.

11-11-11 brings hopes of good luck

Friday marked the 11th day of the 11th month of 2011. Around the world, people celebrated the triple convergence of 11s with a splash.

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Getting to Know ... John April

John April, 39, is the new head girls basketball coach at Shiloh. April began his coaching career as a football assistant in Mississippi before adding basketball to his duties, eventually becoming the head coach at two Jackson, Miss., area high schools.

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Georgia Tech set to launch Brian Gregory era

ATLANTA -- Georgia Tech has a new coach, a new -- if only temporary -- home arena and a mostly new team.

Grayson Tech honors veterans

GRAYSON -- The students of Grayson Technical Program are using their talents this week to honor veterans.

Young signs free agent deal with Detroit

Matt Young didn't stay on the open market for long.

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Momentum lifts Virginia Tech past Yellow Jackets 37-26

ATLANTA -- Momentum in Thursday night's ACC showdown between No. 20 Georgia Tech and ninth-ranked Virginia Tech went back and forth like a metronome.

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Peachtree Corners YMCA names 2011 Volunteers of the Year

NORCROSS -- A famous quote by Albert Einstein states, "Only a life lived in the service to others is worth living." Marie and Ken Klaer, volunteers at the Peachtree Corners Young Men's Christian Association, commonly known as the Y, must live a very worthwhile life according to Einstein.

Archer's Dyer gets TD Club award

Archer head football coach Andy Dyer was announced Thursday as the Touchdown Club of Atlanta coach of the week. He will be honored at the club's weekly meeting at the Fox Sports Grill at Atlantic Station.

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Top Mexican Cabinet secretary, seven others die in helicopter crash

MEXICO CITY — The Mexican government said Friday that the country's top Cabinet secretary, Francisco Blake Mora, has died in a helicopter crash with seven others, including the pilot.

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MCCULLOUGH: Find a way to support veterans

When I was 12 years old, I decided that I would go in the Marine Corps when I turned 18, and for a year or two I believed that was what I would do.

Recycle day in Duluth on Saturday

DULUTH -- Saturday is America Recycling Day -- the only day of the year that the U.S. promotes recycling -- and Gwinnett Clean and Beautiful is celebrating by hosting a community recycling event open to the public.

Community lending support to injured couple

DULUTH -- The community is rallying behind a family that was involved in a serious auto wreck on Saturday.

Providence to honor college signees Friday

Providence Christian will honor three college signees today -- baseball players Austin Loyd and Christin Stewart and gymnast Trystien Charles.

Shiloh's Carter picks Tech

ATLANTA -- Amid the hoopla of a big football game on campus, Georgia Tech's basketball program also got some welcome news earlier Thursday, courtesy of one of the nation's top recruits, who is about to begin his senior season at one of Gwinnett County's high school programs.

John O'connor

Mr. John J. O'Connor, III, age 59, of Buford, GA passed away November 9, 2011. Services and Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of Buford, GA, 770-932-1133.

Buford school board honors theater department

BUFORD -- During its regular monthly meeting on Friday, officials with Buford City Schools congratulated the high school's theatre department for winning its first AA state championship.

James Thienemann

Mr. James G. Thienemann, age 87, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away November 8, 2011. Memorial Park South Funeral Home, 4121 Falcon Parkway, Flowery Branch, GA 30542 is in charge ...

Bruce Hoopes

Bruce L. Hoopes, age 62 of Lawrenceville, GA passed away November 8, 2011. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC, Snellville Chapel, 770-979-3200.

Janit Mabe

Janit S. Mabe, age 51 of Savannah, died at her home Monday, November 7, 2011. A funeral service will be held 3:00 P.M. Sunday, November 13, 2011 at Bill Head ...

Nellie Pilko

Mrs. Nellie G. Pilko age 91, of Suwanee, GA passed away November 10, 2011. Services and Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of Buford, GA ...

Patrick Acree

Rev. Patrick Timothy Acree, age 53, of Loganville, passed away on Wednesday, November 9, 2011. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, November 12, 2011, at The ...

Bianca Solvalu

Miss. Bianca Sina Solvalu, age 68, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away November 5, 2011. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Lawrenceville Chapel, 770-962-3100.

John O'connor

Mr. John J. O'Connor, III, age 59, of Buford, GA passed away November 9, 2011. Services and Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of Buford ...

Pauline Rozelle

Mrs. Pauline Rozelle, age 88, of Buford, GA passed away November 9, 2011. Services and Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of Buford, GA, 770-932-1133 ...

Mildred Blan

Mildred Thompson Blan, age 79, of Buford, GA passed away November 7, 2011. Services and Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of Buford, GA, 770-932-1133 ...

Martin Harper

Martin "Marty" Alan Harper, age 46, of Lilburn, Ga., died November 9, 2011. Arrangements are being handled by Horis A. Ward, Stone Mountain Chapel, 770-381-5722.

Harriet Tucker

Harriet Hanner Tucker, age 86 of Loganville, GA passed away on November 4, 2011. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Lawrenceville Chapel, 770-979-5010.

Louette Mcginnis

Louette McGinnis, age 89 of Summerville, SC, died November 5, 2011. A Graveside service will be held 11:00 AM Saturday, November 12, 2011 at Gresham-Weed Cemetery. Mrs. McGinnis was ...

Harriet Biggers

Harriet Bradley Biggers, age 69 of Loganville, GA passed away November 9, 2011. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Loganville Chapel, 770-466-1544.

Annie Petty

Annie Kate Holland Petty, 70, of Jefferson, GA, passed away on Wednesday, November 9, 2011. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Lawrenceville Chapel, 120 Scenic Highway, Lawrenceville, GA 770-963-2411 www.wagesfuneralhome.com

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