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Troy Davis in spotlight as execution nears

ATLANTA-- Hundreds of thousands of people are rallying behind Georgia death row inmate Troy Davis -- not just because they oppose capital punishment but because they believe the state could put an innocent man to death.. The case is fraught with drama: The murder of an off-duty police officer

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Historic Duluth train depot to be open for tours

Tours will soon be available at the relocated Duluth depot.

ACT scores see slight decrease

Local student test results that measure general educational development declined slightly over the past year.

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Teheran, Gartrell, Minor, Delgado, Pastornicky earn Braves' honors

Teheran, Gartrell, Minor, Delgado and Pastornicky all earned Braves' organizational honors Thursday.

PREP ROUNDUP: North Gwinnett goes 3-0 in Collins Hill Classic

A recap of Thursday's prep roundup action.

LETTERS: Local transit better in theory than practice

Local transit a good idea if practiced correctly.

LETTERS: A helping hand much appreciated

Helping hands appreciated in a rush-rush world.

MCCULLOUGH: Solar company failure will hurt alternative energy push

Lawmakers this week have seized on what is sure to become a presidential campaign issue, namely the administration's sinking of more than a half a billion dollars into a failing solar energy company

ROBINSON: The GOP's tunnel vision

WASHINGTON --Don't fall for it. There's no "new tone" coming from the Republican-controlled House. It's just a remix of the same old song.Anyone who watched President Obama's speech to a joint session of Congress last week could have guessed that the GOP reaction would be muted. You could scan

Falcons try to fill void left by injured starters

FLOWERY BRANCH -- The Atlanta Falcons spent Thursday afternoon trying to compensate for a growing list of injured starters.. With defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux and center Todd McClure sidelined, the Falcons (0-1) won't be at full strength Sunday night when the Philadelphia Eagles (1-0) visit the Georgia Dome.. The good

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Hill off to fast start for Tech

ATLANTA -- For Stephen Hill, there's no escaping the expectations.. At 6-foot-5, he towers over the cornerbacks assigned to defend him. He's faster than most of them, too. You know, another Calvin Johnson -- or at least the second coming of Demaryius Thomas.. Maybe it's finally working out

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Georgia Gwinnett College's Wilson named NAIA's AD of the year

New local hire honored for work at Union College

Berkeley Baseball to host hitting clinic

Event to be at North Gwinnett

Baseball showcase returns to North Gwinnett

North Metro event to draw numerous college, pro scouts

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Getting to Know ... Wayne Smith

A question-and-answer session with the Mountain View athletic and activities director.

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Central's Jones plays in memory of late father

Central Gwinnett football player Malachi Jones is playing this season in memory of his father Andre, who died this summer.

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After tough non-region play, Collins Hill and North face off in 7-AAAAA opener

North Gwinnett and Collins Hill meet again to kick off Region 7-AAAAA play.

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Norcross, Duluth offenses bring new charge to storied series

Wildcats aim to change luck vs. Blue Devils

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Boehner: Debt panel can start on major tax changes

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner urged Congress' deficit "supercommittee" on Thursday to lay the groundwork for a broad overhaul of the U.S. tax code, rejecting Democrats' talk of tax increases but leaving open the possibility the government's take could rise as a result.. Tax increases "are not a viable

Senate panel approves freeze in defense spending

WASHINGTON -- Pressured to slash government spending, a Senate panel on Thursday unanimously approved a $513 billion bill that freezes the Pentagon budget at this year's amount, slicing some $26 billion from President Barack Obama's request.. On a vote of 30-0, the Senate Appropriations Committee pushed ahead legislation that would

Awarding of highest military honor can often take decades

Although the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have produced only 10 recipients of the Medal of Honor, including two this year, history shows that others are likely to join the list years after those conflicts are over.. Just four months ago, two soldiers were awarded the nation's highest military honor

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Marine receives Medal of Honor

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama on Thursday bestowed the nation's highest military honor on Dakota Meyer, a young and humble Marine who defied orders and barreled straight into a ferocious "killing zone" in Afghanistan to save 36 lives at extraordinary risk to himself.. "You did your duty, above and beyond

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Montgomery trying to re-write Shiloh history

Shiloh hasn't beat Parkview in almost 20 years. The Generals will try to end that drought tonight.

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Spartans return to Dome this weekend

GAC returns to Dome in Saturday showcase

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Central's Wofford seeks revenge in Dome

Gwinnett County's oldest rivalry will be played in the Georgia Dome on Saturday the Great American Football Classic.

After arrest, DragonCon founder could see Gwinnett courtroom soon

If extradited, DragonCon founder could face long-delayed trial in days, DA says.

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Gwinnett County Fair Schedule of Events

The Gwinnett County Fair is back for with pageants, rides, games and family fun through Sept. 25.

Gwinnett County Fair offers fun for everyone

The Gwinnett County Fair is back for with pageants, rides, games and family fun through Sept. 25.

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Skid Row takes stage at Wild Bill's Friday

Skid Row is performing at Wild Bill's on Friday.

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MOVIE REVIEW: Drug-dealing 'Mr. Nice' falls short

Michael Clark reviews "Mr. Nice."

MOVIE REVIEW: 'Drive' takes a real look at mobster life

Michael Clark reviews "Drive."

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Disc Spotlight: Thor

Michael Clark reviews the "Thor" DVD.

Gwinnett kicks off Restaurant Week on Monday

Beginning Monday, Gwinnett County kicks off their 6th annual Restaurant Week -- 19 local eateries are offering three-course meals for $21.21 on special menus. The event lasts through Thursday evening.

MOVIE REVIEW: 'Higher Ground' waffles between funny, serious

Michael Clark reviews "Higher Ground."

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ART BEAT: Gwinnett Public Library helps visitors "Fall into the Arts" with Visual Arts Exhibitions

The Gwinnett Public Library will again present a special program titled "Fall Into the Arts," this year beginning Sept. 17 and continuing through October.

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JapanFest to be held in Duluth this weekend

25th Annual JapanFest is at the Convention Center at Gwinnett Center Saturday and Sunday celebrating all things Japanese.

Movie Trivia Contest 9/16

Michael Clark's weekly movie trivia contest.

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THE DISH: Asian Fusion

Taking a look at Suwanee's Asian Fusion.

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Film Fans are infected with 'Contagion'

Film Fans review "Contagion."

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MOVIE REVIEW: 'How She Does It' delivers laughs for the over-30 crowd

Michael Clark reviews "I Don't Know How She Does It."

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Cops searching for suspects in Metro PCS armed robbery ring

Local police departments are investigating a series of armed robberies at Gwinnett Metro PCS stores.

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BREAKDOWN: Berkmar at Grayson

A look at Grayson's matchup with Berkmar in 8-AAAAA action.

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BREAKDOWN: Archer at Brookwood

A look at Friday's Archer-Brookwood football game

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BREAKDOWN: Mill Creek at Mountain View

A look at Friday night's Mill Creek at Mountain View football game

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BREAKDOWN: Wesleyan at Holy Innocents'

A look at Friday's Wesleyan-Holy Innocents' football game.

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BREAKDOWN: Therrell at Buford

A look at Friday's Buford-Therrell football game

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BREAKDOWN: Hebron at George Walton

A look at Friday's football game

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BREAKDOWN: Apalachee at Salem

A look at Friday's football game

Cancer biography chosen for Gwinnett Reads

Pullitzer Prize-winning author selected for Gwinnett Reads.

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Rennie Curran: Battery charges will "be dropped"

Former Brookwood and University of Georgia linebacker Rennie Curran was arrested on battery charges in Atlanta Monday.

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DALY: Now is the time to plant fall vegetables

The fall season will be here soon, so now is the time to start planting fall vegetables, such as broccoli, collards, kale, cabbage, turnips, onions and others. Late August, September and October are the best time to plant them. The weather will be starting to cool down but the temperatures

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College president: GGC is 'great success story'

Georgia Gwinnett College President Daniel J. Kaufman said the institution has started the new school year with "extraordinary success."

Festivals in Lawrenceville, Suwanee kick off fall season

Suwanee Day and Lawrenceville's Fall Festival -- Fair on the Square happen on Saturday.

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Cops charge woman with pit bull neglect

Cops charge woman with pit bull neglect after finding animals in garage.

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BREAKDOWN: Peachtree Ridge at Meadowcreek

A look at Friday night's football game

Cops: Hoschton motorcyclist run over by semi

Hoschton motorcyclist identified by police.

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FOOD FOR THOUGHT: I’m pretty sure my dogs are smarter than I think

My dogs are a tough foe when it comes to a battle of wills.

Festivals In Lawrenceville, Suwanee Kick Off Fall Season

Lawrenceville Fall Festival

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Gcps Sat Scores Decrease

SUWANEE -- While Gwinnett County Public Schools average SAT scores slipped several points from last year, the school system topped state and national averages, according to test results released Wednesday.

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Rennie Curran: Battery Charges Will "Be Dropped"

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Former Brookwood High School and University of Georgia linebacker Rennie Curran said Thursday that battery charges stemming from a domestic incident in Atlanta will "most likely be dropped by next month."

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Skid Row Takes Stage At Wild Bill's Friday

DULUTH -- Friday, New Jersey's Skid Row is rocking out on the stage at Wild Bill's with special guests Dangerous New Machine and Big Foot, both hailing from Atlanta. This will be the band's fourth year in a row playing at the venue.

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Fatal Accident Causes Major Delays On I-85n

BUFORD -- A fatal accident shut down Interstate 85 north at the Interstate 985 split during Wednesday evening's rush hour, officials said.

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Suwanee's Credit Rating Upgraded By Fitch

SUWANEE -- Fitch Ratings has upgraded the city of Suwanee's general obligation and revenue bond rating to AA+, marking the third increase for the city in a period of 17 months.

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Central's Jones Plays In Memory Of Late Father

Central Gwinnett football player Malachi Jones had summer workouts in the morning at the school and then his father, Andre, came to pick him up.

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College President: Ggc Is 'Great Success Story'

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Georgia Gwinnett College President Daniel J. Kaufman said the institution has started the new school year with "extraordinary success."

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Breakdown: Wesleyan At Holy Innocents'

Holy Innocents' Bears (5-A North)

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Gwinnett County Fair Ready To Entertain

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Step right up to the county's greatest attraction: the 57th Annual Gwinnett County Fair, which opens today on the fairgrounds and runs through Sept. 25.

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Movie Review: 'How She Does It' Delivers Laughs For The Over-30 Crowd

I Don't Know How She Does It

Film Fans Are Infected With 'Contagion'

EDITOR'S NOTE: Film Fans features local residents reviewing the film of the week: "Contagion." Want to be a film fan? Email features@gwinnettdailypost.com.

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Robinson: The Gop's Tunnel Vision

WASHINGTON --Don't fall for it. There's no "new tone" coming from the Republican-controlled House. It's just a remix of the same old song.Anyone who watched President Obama's speech to a joint session of Congress last week could have guessed that the GOP reaction would be muted. You could scan the chamber and read the contrasting facial expressions: Democrats tended to have wide eyes and broad smiles, while many Republicans winced as if suffering indigestion.

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Prep Roundup: Deep Goes Deep To Win It For Wolves

BUFORD -- With the bases loaded, freshman Jordan Deep drove the first pitch she saw to the wall to score a pair of runs and gave Buford a 6-5 extra-inning win over Grayson on Wednesday.

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Central's Wofford Seeks Revenge In Dome

Central Gwinnett football coach Todd Wofford has been waiting for more than a year for Saturday's game.

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Mother Of Kids Killed In Meth Fire Gives Birth, Charged With Murder

LAWRENCEVILLE -- The mother of the three children killed in an explosion at a Lilburn meth house was charged with murder Wednesday -- some seven months and a new baby after the original incident.

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Gwinnett Commissioners To Meet With Airport Consultant Tuesday

LAWRENCEVILLE -- A month after a confrontation over moving forward on Gwinnett's process to study privatizing its airport, commissioners are scheduled to meet publicly with consultants.

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Bike Violation Nabs Man Wanted For Felonies

LAWRENCEVILLE -- A Lawrenceville man wanted on several felony warrants was nabbed early Monday morning after being stopped for riding his bicycle on the wrong side of the road.

Christine Mundy

Christine Browning Mundy, age 99 of Buford, GA passed away on September 14, 2011. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and ...

John Kennedy

Dr. John Kennedy, age 89 of Tucker, Ga. passed away Monday, September 12, 2011. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Lawrenceville Chapel, 770-962-3100. www.stewartfh.com

Rebecca Rodriguez

Rebecca Lynn Gemar Rodriguez, age 53 of Hoschton, GA passed away on September 14, 2011. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home ...

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William Vanderlinden

William Lee "Bill" Vanderlinden of Snellville, GA and formerly of Hickory passed away September 10, 2011. Bill was born July 23, 1943 in Catawba Co. to Martha Link Frye Vanderlinden ...

Joyce King

Mrs. Joyce Hardy King age 78 of Toccoa, Georgia passed away on Saturday Sept. 10 2011.  She is predeceased by her mother Imogene McDonald. She is survived ...

Connie Haynes

Connie Haynes, age 69 of Jefferson, GA, passed away September 13, 2011. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton, GA, 30548, 706-654-0966 www.lawsonfuneralhome.org

Mildred Shew

Mildred Paddie (Pat) Shew age 79, of Lilburn, GA, passed away September 11, 2011. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC, "A FAMILY COMPANY" 770-963-2411. www.wagesfuneralhome.com

Henry Pritchett

Mr. Henry Chaffin Pritchett, age 88, of Hoschton, GA, passed away Monday, September 12, 2011 at the Gwinnett Medical Center. He was preceded in death by his wife of 62 ...

Ludger Lanthier, Jr.

Ludger W. Lanthier, Jr., age 65 of Winder, GA passed away September 13, 2011. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, 770-867-4553

Mike Wimbish

Mike Wimbish, age 48 of Loganville, GA, passed away September 13, 2011. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Loganville Chapel 770-466-1544. www.stewartfh.com

Faye Middlebrooks

Faye Middlebrooks, age 73 of Monroe, GA passed away September 13, 2011. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Monroe Chapel, 770-267-2594 www.stewartfh.com

Glenn Bourassa

Glenn John Bourassa, age 56 of Monroe, GA passed away September 13, 2011. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, 770-867-4553