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Deputies nab man accused of abandoning child

Gwinnett sheriff's deputies arrested Thursday morning the man police believe abandoned his 5-month-old daughter in the woods.

Chance to express HOT lane frustration at new town hall

Another town hall meeting scheduled about HOT lanes.

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Cops: Antique Japanese gun used in robbery

Cops: Antique Japanese gun used in robbery.

Pedestrian safety paramount on Halloween

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Guidelines for candy-related safety -- never eat unwrapped treats -- are important, But on Halloween, pedestrian safety is an often overlooked aspect of the holiday.. According to Sake Kids USA, twice as many kids are killed while walking on Halloween as on other days of the year

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Market at the Depot opens in Lawrenceville

Market at the Depot has grand opening this Saturday in Lawrenceville.

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A list of Halloween events for a frightfully good time

Calendar list of all things spooky on Halloween weekend.

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Annual PugFest raises money with costume contest and more

Southeast Pug Rescue hosts annual PugFest at the Gwinnett County Fairgrounds on Saturday

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Country artist Jamey Johnson takes stage at Wild Bill's on Friday

Country music artist Jamey Johnson performs at Wild Bill's in Duluth on Friday

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Murder case centers on suspect's competency

Compentcy still at core of 2007 murder case; trail slated next week.

Cops hold class focused on searching for Alzheimer's patients

Gwinnett County police held a two-hour class for volunteers Thursday, focused on organized searches and Alzheimer's patients.

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Brookwood responds to Grayson with video of its own

Just a few days before rivalry football game, Broncos send rebuttal to Rams

Patent for tolls sought for state

Officials explain patent process for HOT lanes.

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GCPS leads nation in Energy Star certification

A review of Gwinnett County Public Schools has found that 111 of the district's 117 eligible facilities have been certified for superior energy performance by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Suwanee police will soon offer online crime data

SUWANEE -- Suwanee residents will soon be able to access local crime data online.. On Tuesday, the city of Suwanee and its police department will officially launch their partnership with www.crimereports.com, a database that allows users to sort information by location, type of crime and date. The website will provide

Duluth police cracking national Walmart card scam

Duluth police investigating national Walmart card scame with Gwinnett ties.

GAB: Dog, cat costume contest planned

A dog and cat halloween costume contest takes place this weekend.

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DALY: The kudzu bug is troubling many homeowners

Pest has spread from Georgia to the Carolinas and Alabama.

Suwanee volunteers, star employee honored at council meeting

Suwanee Day volunteers recognized for their work.

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Man accused of leaving infant daughter "to die out in the woods"

Gwinnett County police are looking for a 21-year-old father they believe abandoned his 5-month-old daughter alone in the woods.

Leaders mingle at Gwinnett Chamber event

Politicians, business leaders network at event.

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Rap videos stir up Brookwood-Grayson rivalry

Students of Grayson High School put together a music video with their Brookwood rivalry as impetus.

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Gwinnett moms find a new passion in running

Sherry Coffield, of Dacula, and Jennifer Cooper, of Lawrenceville, will run The Marine Corps Marathon in Washington D.C. and only six days later run The Rock 'n' Roll Marathon in Savannah in hopes of qualifying for an elite group known as "Marathon Maniacs."

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Duluth resident becomes YouTube sensation in one week

Duluth resident Marquese Scott becomes a viral senstation on YouTube in a one week.

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For trailer park kids, Hope Center's a bastion

From shooting scene to educational bastion, Loganville's Hope Center steers trailer-park youth toward success.

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Lawrenceville woman, 54, united with long-lost siblings

Thanks to a niece's online searching, a Lawrenceville woman was recently reunited with six long-lost siblings.

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Rock legend: Grayson Tech students 'very talented'

A legend of rock 'n' roll visited a local school on Monday

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Study: Casinos could net nearly $1 billion for Ga.

Associated PressATLANTA (AP) Casinos at key locations across the state could generate nearly $1 billion annually, a study released Thursday by the Georgia Lottery Corp. shows.The study, commissioned by the lottery, shows that casinos with video machines in metro Atlanta, Savannah and Jekyll Island could produce the revenue if they

Study: Casinos could net nearly $1 billion for Ga.

Associated PressATLANTA (AP) Casinos at key locations across the state could generate nearly $1 billion annually, a study released Thursday by the Georgia Lottery Corp. shows.The study, commissioned by the lottery, shows that casinos with video machines in metro Atlanta, Savannah and Jekyll Island could produce the revenue if they

Ga. debates plan for natural gas stations

ATLANTA -- A plan to spend $11.5 million to build a network of compressed natural gas stations in Georgia has sparked debate between those who say the market needs seeding and opponents who argue it amounts to a public subsidy for private companies.. Atlanta Gas Light has proposed funding half

Deputies mourn officer killed on duty

AUGUSTA -- Slain Richmond County sheriff's deputy James D. Paugh was remembered at his funeral service as a man who cooked turkeys for firefighters during the holidays and served meals to fellow deputies during Masters Week.. Paugh, 47, a motorcycle officer, was killed early Sunday when he went to investigate

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Collins Hill drops KMHS, Brookwood to advance at state tournament

Eagles off to good start in pursuit of third straight title

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Buford, Wesleyan sweep into winner's bracket final

Offenses put up big numbers on first day of state tourney

ROBINSON: Have and have-not nation

America now 'have and have not' nation. WASHINGTONThe hard-right conservatives who dominate the Republican Party claim to despise the redistribution of wealth, but secretly they love it -- as long as the process involves depriving the poor and middle class to benefit the rich, not the other way around.That

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HUCKABY: Some dares ought not be taken

I have been accused, from time to time, of being a wild and crazy guy, if I may borrow a phrase from the classic Steve Martin Saturday Night Live skits of a bygone day. At least I was in my younger days. I have done some pretty stupid things on a dare. I would tell you about a few of them, except my children read this column from time to time and I’m not sure how long the statute of limitations is on some of the stuff I did, particularly while I was a college student at UGA.

MCCULLOUGH: Who's the fairest of them all?

Who's the fairest of them all?. It's hard for most people to even agree on what's fair. To a guy who makes 100 grand a year, a 10 percent tax probably seems perfectly reasonable, while the same percentage to someone who makes $10,000 a year would seem an unbearable burden

Cops hold class focused on searching for Alzheimer's patients

Gwinnett County police held a two-hour class for volunteers Thursday, focused on organized searches and Alzheimer's patients.

Wesleyan sweeps team region crowns

Wolves' Gossett, Stars' Tuttle take individual titles

GAC sends boys, girls to state

Boys finally break through after close calls in the past

McCann earns postseason all-star nod

Magazine honors McCann and Kimbrel

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BISHER: Early bore ends with strong finish in World Series

Cardinals and Rangers putting on a good show

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Murder case centers on suspect's competency

Compentcy still at core of 2007 murder case; trail slated next week.

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More than bragging rights on the line in Barrow battle

Neighborhood rivalries produce plenty of excitement no matter what the records of the two teams involved.

Chance to express HOT lane frustration at new town hall

Another town hall meeting scheduled about HOT lanes.

Dyslexia school fundraiser is Saturday

A 5K Fun Run and fundraiser is scheduled for Saturday.

Pedestrian safety paramount on Halloween

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Guidelines for candy-related safety -- never eat unwrapped treats -- are important, But on Halloween, pedestrian safety is an often overlooked aspect of the holiday.. According to Sake Kids USA, twice as many kids are killed while walking on Halloween as on other days of the year

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Playoffs come early to Archer, Parkview

Seasons on the line when Archer travels to Parkview

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BREAKDOWN: Central at Shiloh

A look at Friday night's Central-Shiloh football game

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BREAKDOWN: Wesleyan at Mt. Pisgah

A look at Friday night's football game between Wesleyan and Mt. Pisgah

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BREAKDOWN: North Gwinnett at Duluth

A look at North Gwinnett's trip to Duluth.

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BREAKDOWN: Hapeville Charter at GAC

A look at Friday night's Hapeville Charter at GAC football game

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BREAKDOWN: Cross Keys at Hebron

A look at Hebron's homecoming matchup tonight with Cross Keys

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BREAKDOWN: Peachtree Ridge at Mill Creek

A breakdown of tonight's 7-AAAAA matchup between Mill Creek and Peachtree Ridge.

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BREAKDOWN: Meadowcreek at Mountain View

A look at Friday night's Meadowcreek at Mountain View football game

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BREAKDOWN: Dacula at Berkmar

A look at Friday night's Dacula at Berkmar football game

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Cops: Antique Japanese gun used in robbery

Cops: Antique Japanese gun used in robbery.

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High stakes for Collins Hill, Norcross

Playoff spot on the line Friday for third-place teams

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Lanier honors seniors in final week

Lanier finishes Year 2 with last varsity game

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Brookwood-Grayson building into marquee rivalry

Defending state champion Brookwood plays No. 2 ranked Grayson with the Region 8-AAAAA title on the line.

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Rap videos stir up Brookwood-Grayson rivalry

Students of Grayson High School put together a music video with their Brookwood rivalry as impetus.

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Market at the Depot opens in Lawrenceville

Market at the Depot has grand opening this Saturday in Lawrenceville.

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A list of Halloween events for a frightfully good time

Calendar list of all things spooky on Halloween weekend.

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MOVIE REVIEW: There's a reason 'The Rum Diary' wasn't released before

Michael Clark reviews "The Rum Diary."

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Film Fans spooked by 'Paranormal Activity 3'

Local Film Fans review "Paranormal Activity 3."

Movie Trivia Contest 10/28

Test your film knowledge with Michael Clark in his weekly movie trivia contest.

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Deputies nab man accused of abandoning child

Gwinnett sheriff's deputies arrested Thursday morning the man police believe abandoned his 5-month-old daughter in the woods.

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Review: Thriller 'Martha Marcy May Marlene' offers no ending, finale

Michael Clark reviews "Martha Marcy May Marlene."

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DISC SPOTLIGHT: 'Captain America: The First Avenger'

Movie critic Michael Clark reviews "Captain America: The First Avenger" in 3-D on 3-disc Blu-ray.

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MOVIE REVIEW: Chastain shines in 'Take Shelter'

Michael Clark reviews "Take Shelter."

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MOVIE REVIEW: Thriller 'In Time' sets itself apart from drama-filled fall

Michael Clark reviews "In Time."

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Annual PugFest raises money with costume contest and more

Southeast Pug Rescue hosts annual PugFest at the Gwinnett County Fairgrounds on Saturday

Back to the '60s with 'RAIN: A Tribute to The Beatles'

ATLANTA -- Direct from their Broadway engagement, the internationally acclaimed "RAIN: A Tribute to The Beatles" is a colorful concert that will hit the stage at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre Friday through Sunday.

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Country artist Jamey Johnson takes stage at Wild Bill's on Friday

Country music artist Jamey Johnson performs at Wild Bill's in Duluth on Friday

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THE DISH: Happy Valley Seafood Restaurant

Norcross's Happy Valley restaurant serves traditional dim sum and other Asian plates.

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ART BEAT: Music and mystery dinner theater events offer a variety of weekend fun

For the next few weekends, Gwinnett County residents with have a chance to support two nonprofit arts organizations: the Gwinnett Symphony Orchestra and the Community Art Players of Suwanee, who will have several performances for residents to attend.

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Brookwood responds to Grayson with video of its own

Just a few days before rivalry football game, Broncos send rebuttal to Rams

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Gwinnett moms find a new passion in running

DACULA -- The darkness is still dense outside the bedroom window when they arise. They pull the hair out of their faces, slide into some comfortable athletic clothes, lace up their tennis shoes and as quietly sneak out of the house.

MCCULLOUGH: Who's the fairest of them all?

Fairness — everybody wants it in life, yet most admit it’s nearly impossible to obtain.

J. Harold Bennett

Mr. J. Harold Bennett, age 72, of Flowery Branch passed away October 26, 2011. Memorial Park South Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. www.memorialparkfuneralhomes.com.

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Murder case centers on suspect's competency

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Psychological competency remains the key issue for a Lawrenceville man accused of kicking an acquaintance to death in 2007 and leaving his body in a ditch.

Leaders mingle at Gwinnett Chamber event

SUWANEE -- Jimmy Burnette sipped wine as he glad-handed some of Gwinnett's biggest leaders less than two weeks before voters will decide if he becomes Suwanee's mayor.

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GAC storms into state volleyball finals

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John Dean

Mr. John "Bud" Eugene Dean, age 51, of Buford, GA passed away on Tuesday, October 25, 2011. He was preceded in death by his mother, Eloise Dean. He is survived ...

William Wilson

William Clyde Wilson, age 90 of Monroe, GA passed away on October 25, 2011. Arrangements by Tom. M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC, Snellville Chapel, 770-979-3200.

Lillian Johnson

Lillian Marie Doster Johnson has completed her journey to glory with God on Wednesday, October 26, 2011. She has joined her husband of 68 years, Sammie John Johnson. She was ...

Jenny Berner

Jenny Leigh Berner, age 38 of Gainesville, GA passed away on October 23, 2011. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Lawrenceville Chapel, 770-979-5010.

Debi Weatherford-Rogers

Debi Weatherford-Rogers, age 56 of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on October 24, 2011. Arrangements by Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 770-277-4550.

Ralph Sibley

Ralph Donald Sibley, age 67 of Buford, GA passed away October 25, 2011. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Lawrenceville Chapel, 770-962-3100.

Mildred Still

Mildred Howard Still, age 86 of Lawrenceville, passed away Wednesday, October 26, 2011. Funeral Services will be held 1 PM Friday, October 28, 2011 in the Lawrenceville Chapel of Tim ...

Margie Duke

Margie B. Duke, age 79 of Norcross, died October 26, 2011. Arrangements pending with Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Duluth Chapel, 770-476-2535.

Elizabeth Schwindler

Elizabeth J. Schwindler, age 89 of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Tuesday, October 25, 2011. Arrangements by Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of Buford, GA 770-932-1133 ...