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Nash to unveil 2012 spending plan Tuesday

Chairwoman Nash talks about upcoming budget presentation.

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Residents recycle 20 tons of paper Saturday

Volunteers collected more than 20 tons of paper during Saturday's America Recycles Day event at the Recycling Bank of Gwinnett.

GGC waives application fee

Georgia Gwinnett College is waiving its $20 application fee from now through Nov. 20 for the spring, summer and fall 2012 semesters.

'Arthur Christmas' brings cheer to Gwinnett

The new family-friendly holiday movie "12 Days of Arthur Christmas" is spending 12 days around the metro Atlanta area, including two days in Gwinnett county.

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GMC-Duluth making things more comfortable for Korean patients

GMC-Duluth is making things more comfortable for Korean patients

Auburn mayor wins national women's leadership award

Auburn mayor honored; Kautz on political affiliation; another judicial candidate.

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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

Three kids burned in Stone Mountain house fire

Three children burned during fire at Stone Mountain home

Gun fired in robbery at Suwanee park

Report: Gun fired in drug robbery at Suwanee park.

Norcross upgrading electric grid

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

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Kyle Maynard's next adventure: Kilimanjaro

Mount Kilimanjaro is the world's tallest free-standing mountain. Comfortably nestled among three of the largest lakes on the planet, it rises to a daunting 19.340 feet near Tanzania's northwest border with Kenya.. Ernest Hemingway once mused about its peak as follows: "Close to the western summit there is the

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New stores open at Discover Mills

Just in time for the holiday season, several new stores have opened at Discover Mills.

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Veterans honored for lifetime of service at Gwinnett ceremony

Veterans remembered, honored Friday.

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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

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Prep football notes: Crews shows faith in defense in first-round win

Football notes from the first round of the playoffs

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Georgia in driver's seat with 45-7 win over Auburn

Needing a win to stay in the driver's seat for the SEC East Division championship, Georgia came up with easily its best and most complete performance of the season in the South's oldest rivalry

Homecoming bittersweet for North grad Uzomah

Gwinnett grad throws an early TD pass, but his Tigers fall in Athens

Nash to unveil 2012 spending plan Tuesday

Chairwoman Nash talks about upcoming budget presentation.

Another pair of Kilimanjaro missions

Mission Kilimanjaro will also carry the banner of support for wounded veterans and interact with local children.. Among the 11 climbers tackling Mount Kilimanjaro with Kyle Maynard are three military veterans: Staff Sgt. Sandra Ambotaite, an Iraq War veteran who was told she would never walk again after a motorcycle

BUSINESS BRIEFS: Sugarloaf Pharmacy opens Tuesday

Sugarloaf Parkway is holding a grand opening event on Tuesday.

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Kyle Maynard's next adventure: Kilimanjaro

Mount Kilimanjaro is the world's tallest free-standing mountain. Comfortably nestled among three of the largest lakes on the planet, it rises to a daunting 19.340 feet near Tanzania's northwest border with Kenya.. Ernest Hemingway once mused about its peak as follows: "Close to the western summit there is the

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New stores open at Discover Mills

Just in time for the holiday season, several new stores have opened at Discover Mills.

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Residents recycle 20 tons of paper Saturday

Volunteers collected more than 20 tons of paper during Saturday's America Recycles Day event at the Recycling Bank of Gwinnett.

GGC waives application fee

Georgia Gwinnett College is waiving its $20 application fee from now through Nov. 20 for the spring, summer and fall 2012 semesters.

OUR VIEW: Sunday sales long overdue

Margins show voters ready for change in law.

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THOMPSON: HOT situation begs: 'What's going on here?'

Those running our government need to start making it work for the people.

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WILBANKS: School system thankful for passage of E-SPLOST

Benefits from positive vote will be great.

United Way to award Legacy Award Grants Monday

United Way of Gwinnett Women's Leadership Council raised $34,000 at the Legacy Awards in August and now will distribute the proceeds to local Gwinnett agencies at a luncheon on Nov. 14.

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OREILLY: Selling John Lennon's body parts a new low

New low for cult of celebrity: Selling body parts.

Gwinnett County road closures, Nov. 13 through 20

Gwinnett County road closures, Nov. 13 through 20

'Arthur Christmas' brings cheer to Gwinnett

The new family-friendly holiday movie "12 Days of Arthur Christmas" is spending 12 days around the metro Atlanta area, including two days in Gwinnett county.

GAB: Antique shop moves to Lawrenceville

An antique store that recently moved to Lawrenceville is holding a grand opening ceremony on Wednesday.

Auburn mayor wins national women's leadership award

Auburn mayor honored; Kautz on political affiliation; another judicial candidate.

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GMC-Duluth making things more comfortable for Korean patients

GMC-Duluth is making things more comfortable for Korean patients

Duluth to paint drains for water pollution prevention

On Nov. 19, the City of Duluth and several volunteers will paint the drains in order to remind residents that anything put in storm drains will empty into streams and rivers, not wastewater treatment plants.

Hoschton Holiday Market offers local, artsy gift ideas

Holiday Market in Hoschton offers local, artsy gift ideas.

Downtown Duluth projects praised

City honored for achievements downtown.

GOODNEWS: Shiloh Marching Brigade wins awards

A student from Duluth High School won a prestigious award for his work in mathematics.

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JENKINS: Why I voted for the E-SPLOST (but understand if you didn't)

Teachers and students didn't deserve to be punished with a "no" vote.

LARSON: Gwinnett honors veterans in many special ways

Sentinels of Freedom and Task Force Patriot leading the way.

New section of Ivy Creek Greenway opened

The new section og the Ivy Creek Greenway at Suwanee's George Pierce Park is open to the public

Schools partner to feed hungry

Two schools are doing their part to feed the hungry this week.

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Norcross showcase to feature state-title rematch

Big-time teams involved in early-season events

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Mill Creek's Dudley has high hopes

Senior hoping for big season before heading to the Naval Academy

Collins Hill loses opener in overtime

Iverson scores 24, but coach's debut spoiled

Bulldogs Classic at North to feature intriguing games

Season cranking up quickly for boys hoops teams

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Grayson dominates Collins Hill for 32-7 win

Rams take control from the start and stay unbeaten with 32-7 win

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Sammon shines down stretch for Broncos

Senior wideout scores three TDs, including the tying score with 47 seconds left in regulation and the game-winner in OT

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Broncos fight back to stun Peachtree Ridge in OT

Brookwood scores with 47 seconds left in regulation, then wins in OT to overcome 302-yard game from Atwater

Catch propels Dacula into second round

Capobianco toss to McEwan sets up Falcons for game-winning score

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Hosch, North roll past Archer 49-3

Bulldog QB nearly flawless, completing 25 of 27 passes in first-round victory

Buford dispatches Temple with ease

Reigning champs extend winning streak to 24 games with another dominating effort

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Capobianco scores winning TD in Dacula's victory over Norcross

Late TD earns a win for Falcons, as well as a second-round home game vs. Newnan

Haddad helps Gladiators fry Walleye

Gwinnett picks up road victory, remains in second place in the South Division

Armstrong leads No. 13 Georgia past TCU

Wesleyan grad scores a career-high 22 points as Bulldogs cruise in their season opener

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Tech wins big in Gregory's first game

Yellow Jackets' first game in the Arena at Gwinnett Center a success for new coach

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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.

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

I was disappointed and offended by Dick Yarbrough's characterization of Dr. Mohler ("Being associated with the South the least of Baptists' problems," Nov. 5, 5A). I don't know if you have ever met Dr. Mohler, but I have.

Parkview's Piner signs with Louisville

Parkview senior Sean Piner has signed a letter of intent with the Louisville diving program.

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THOMPSON: HOT situation begs: 'What's going on here?'

"Something is happening here

Coffey a model of consistency at Campbellsville

An outside chance remains that the Campbellsville University (Ky.) football team will play in the season-ending Victory Bowl, a National Christian College Athletic Association showcase.

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Tech wins big in Gregory's first game

DULUTH -- Like the construction of Georgia Tech's new campus arena, the Yellow Jackets remain a work in progress.

Armstrong leads No. 13 Georgia past TCU

ATHENS -- Wesleyan grad Anne Marie Armstrong scored a career-high 22 points and Khaalidah Miller added 17 to help No. 13 Georgia beat TCU 83-60 in the season opener for both schools Friday night.

BUSINESS BRIEFS: Sugarloaf Pharmacy opens Tuesday

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Roy Brown, a co-owner of Sugarloaf Pharmacy, has announced the grand opening of the business, which is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday at 4825 Sugarloaf Parkway.

IN FRONT OF THE CAMERAS

A quick look at where to watch former Gwinnett standouts in Saturday's college football action:

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Bonnie Black

Bonnie Lee Schultz Black, of Harrisonburg, VA, died August 21. She was predeceased by her mother, Lee Schaaf Schultz, and her husband, Harry G. Black, Jr. She was survived by her father, Dr. Robert G. Schultz, of Harrisonburg; brother Dr. Robert G. Schultz, Jr. and his wife Rebecca, of North Carolina; and sisters Beverly Jean Schultz, of Oregon, and Julie Allison Schultz Fuller, of North Carolina. She was a graduate of Harrisonburg High School and the College of William and Mary. Bonnie's greatest interest and passion was for animals and she operated a very successful Critter Sitters franchise for many years in the Stone Mountain and Atlanta, GA areas. Her talents were many, and among her interests were hand-painting glassware, other artwork and crafts, flower-gardening and reading. The community is invited to a memorial service in Harrisonburg at the First Church of the Nazarene on Saturday, Nov. 19 at 4:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Black Beauty Ranch Animal Sanctuary (www.blackbeautyranch.org) or the Fund for Animals (www.fundforanimals.org).

Auburn mayor wins national women's leadership award

Auburn Mayor Linda Blechinger was recognized as a top woman in local government in the nation.

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Kyle Maynard's next adventure: Kilimanjaro

Mount Kilimanjaro is the world's tallest free-standing mountain. Comfortably nestled among three of the largest lakes on the planet, it rises to a daunting 19.340 feet near Tanzania's northwest border with Kenya.

Lions' Frisbie to sign with college softball program

Peachtree Ridge senior Chandler Frisbie will sign a letter of intent Monday with the College of Charleston softball program. She will be honored with a ceremony Monday at the high school.

LETTERS: HOT lanes work well for me

With all the critical voices being heard, I feel that someone needs to voice support for the HOT lanes. The HOT lanes have reduced my commute by 20-plus minutes each way, provided predictability where I previously had none, enabled me to put my daughter on the bus at 7:30 a.m. whereas I used to have to leave for work by 6:30 to try to avoid traffic jams, improved my fuel economy by more than 20 percent, and reduced my stress because I no longer have to sit in stop-and-go traffic.

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Miscues at critical times sink game, title hopes for Tech

ATLANTA -- Like two heavyweight boxers, No. 21 Georgia Tech and 10th-ranked Virginia Tech went toe-to-toe for pretty much three quarters of Thursday night's Atlantic Coast Conference Coastal Division showdown at Bobby Dodd Stadium.

'Arthur Christmas' brings cheer to Gwinnett

The new family-friendly holiday movie "Arthur Christmas" is spending 12 days around the metro Atlanta area, including two days in Gwinnett County.

Shawn Heffron

Mr. Shawn Heffron, age 45, of Maysville, Georgia died October 31, 2011. Carter Funeral Home of Winder is in charge of arrangements. (www.carterfhwinder.com)

Eduardo Fernandez

Eduardo Martinez Fernandez, age 75 of Atlanta, GA died November 10, 2011. Arrangements by Bill Head Funeral Home and Crematory, Duluth Chapel, 770-476-2535..

Judy Hammond

Judy Lynn Hammond, age 54, of Dacula, GA passed away on Thursday, November 10, 2011. She was preceded in death by her father Joe Hammond, and sister Joni Hammond. She ...

William Ouimette

William J. Ouimette, age 85 of Duluth, GA died November 11, 2011. Arrangements by Bill Head Funeral Home and Crematory, Duluth Chapel, 770-476-2535..

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Sandra Hamlet

Sandra Perkins Hamlet, 73, of Duluth, GA, passed away November 11, 2011. Sandra attended Southwest High School in Atlanta. She was a successful realtor for 30 years with Northside Realty ...

Rosetta Bailey

Rosetta Bailey, age 94, of Bowersville, GA passed away November 6, 2011. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Lawrenceville Chapel, 770-962-3100.

Billy Savage

Billy Joe Savage, age 73 of Winder, GA passed away on November 9, 2011. Arrangements by Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 770-277-4550.

Roberta Azevedo

Mrs. Roberta Azevedo, age 64, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away November 10, 2011. Services and Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of Buford, GA, 770-932-1133 ...

Carl Jordan

Carl G. Jordan, Jr., age 82 of Lawrenceville, passed away Thursday, November 10, 2011. Funeral Services will be held 2 PM Sunday, November 13, 2011 in the Lawrenceville Chapel of ...

John Davis

Mr. John "J. D." Davis, age 47 of Buford, GA passed away on Thursday, November 10, 2011. He is survived by his wife of nineteen years, Robin Barton Davis, Buford ...

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Shirley Force

Shirley Jean Cantrell Force was born on April 15, 1950 in Buford, GA to the late Warren Cantrell Sr. and Viola Cantrell. She departed this life on Tuesday, November 8, 2011. She was preceded in death by her father and mother, Warren Cantrell Sr. and Viola Haynes Cantrell; husband John Ell Force Sr., three brothers, John David Cantrell, Jerry Cantrell and John Calvin Cantrell; one son Fredrick D. Force. She leaves to mourn Anthony D. Force, John A. Cantrell (Wallene), and Melody Bennett; thirteen grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Dorothy (Billy) Lott, and Leola Cantrell; two brothers, Warren (Elsie) Cantrell Jr. and Lovie Earls all of Buford, GA; best friends; Deborah Young, Rhonda Cunningham, and Luvenia Knuckles; a special nephew William C. Merritt; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends. Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, November 15, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with Pastor Betty Sue Earls officiating. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery in Buford, GA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday evening from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. To express condolences, please sign our online guest book at www.flaniganfuneralhome.com. Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory, Buford, GA, 770-932-1133.

OREILLY: Selling John Lennon's body parts a new low

The cult of celebrity has reached a new low. No, I'm not talking about Kim Kardashian making millions from her wedding and then dumping the groom less than three months later. We could have predicted that. What is even worse is that one of the late John Lennon's body parts has sold for more than $31,000 at an auction.