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DALY: Keeping kudzu under control can be challenging

Even though kudzu is invasive and grows aggressively, it can be brought under control. By using the proper removal techniques, the vine can be reduced or eliminated from your property over time.

Detwiler goes 7, Nationals beat Phillies 3-0

Ross Detwiler pitched three-hit ball for seven innings, Adam LaRoche homered and the Washington Nationals beat the Philadelphia Phillies 3-0 on Thursday

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White, Jones expect big results for Falcons this season

FLOWERY BRANCH -- Roddy White and Julio Jones believe they can become the NFL's top receiving tandem.. That's not to say White and Jones are promising that success will come easily.. The Atlanta Falcons' offense is still a work in progress.. "Every year, I feel like if we don't win

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MCCULLOUGH: Thankful for hospital's angels

Thankful for angels at the hospital. I had a heart scare this past weekend, although the word scare doesn't seem to do it justice. I'm not sure they have a word to describe the emotions you feel when you hear words like heart attack, aneurysm and coronary artery disease.. It

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ROBINSON: The emerging 'drone' culture

The age of the drones has arrived. It's not possible to uninvent these Orwellian devices, but we can -- and must -- restrain their use.. As instruments of war, pilotless aircraft have already become essential. The Washington Post reported last year that more than 50 countries had developed or purchased

Proposed Dacula annexation on hold

DACULA -- The proposed annexation of approximately 156.83 acres from unincorporated Gwinnett County into the Dacula city limits has been put on hold for review and arbitration, according to Dacula Mayor Jimmy Wilbanks.. The parcels of property are located adjacent to U.S. Highway 29 north of Ga. Highway 316 and

Records shattered as U.S. men's hoops beats Nigeria by 83 points

Americans score 156 points, hit 29 of 46 3-pointers behind Anthony's big night

Roderick to throw first pitch at G-Braves game

Nationwide driver Casey Roderick will throw out the first pitch at the G-Braves game.

Dacula's Kenney signed by Denver Broncos

Wideout had signed with Seahawks before being released

Meadowcreek's Bennett signs with Darton wrestling

Recent Meadowcreek grad Dante Bennett will join the Darton wrestling program.

Local golfers picked for inaugural Women's Southeastern Challenge Match

Court, Herbert, Huarte and Werhnyak picked for tourney in Florida

Gregory to be featured on new TV show

Snellville native and professional kayak angler pioneer Drew Gregory will be a feature guest on a TV show.

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Chick-fil-A sets 1-day sales record

Chick-fil-A set a one-day sales record on Wednesday amid an ongoing controversy over a company executive's public stance against same-sex marriage.

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Getting to Know ... Nikki Williams

Nikki Williams, 44, is the director of girls lacrosse for the Gwinnett Lacrosse League. A Georgia transplant from Connecticut, Williams began playing lacrosse as a freshman in high school. Williams is the former lacrosse coach at Agnes Scott, the Youth Club Director at Step Out Sports and has coached every level of the sport other than professional in her years in Georgia. In this installment of "Getting to Know..." Williams talks with staff writer Ben Beitzel about her work in Gwinnett, not changing the rules of lacrosse and to the troublesome feeling that Gwinnett doesn't rule lacrosse like it does in other sports.

Furyk races out to the lead at Firestone

AKRON, Ohio -- Jim Furyk made a detour to Florida to sit on his back porch and hang out with his kids as he tried to figure out why decent golf was producing ordinary scores. The short break appeared to do him a world of good Thursday in the Bridgestone

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Dyer looking for Parmer to earn his stripes as Tigers' new starting QB

A look on Archer adapting to a new QB for the first time in the program's brief history

Buford grad Houston still ineligible at UGA

Buford grad still ineligible at UGA

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Father of slain Norcross teen arrested in DEA investigation

Nicholas Jackson Sr., the father of the 15-year-old Norcross boy shot down during a February home invasion, has been arrested in connection with a federal investigation.

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Darrell Huckaby: Saying good-bye to a friend who inspired with joy

All of us have touchstones in our lives. We have people, places and things that remind of who we are and who we are meant to be.

Sudan runner without a country, but with a cause

Marial, competing in the Olympics as an independent, now lives in U.S.

U.S. handles England in water polo

Azevedo, Bailey carry scoring load for unbeaten Americans

Djokovic-Murray match highlights tennis semis

Serena Williams to play top-ranked Azarenka in women's semis

Americans finish on top of pools in beach volleyball

Men's and women's teams keep rolling along

Women's eight win continues Americans' rowing dominance

U.S. has owned the event the past six years

Win to advance begins Friday for U.S. women's soccer

Knockout stage begins with match against New Zealand

Eyes on London, Aug. 2 edition

News and notes from the London Olympics via Associated Press reporters

Emotional Harrison wins first-ever U.S. gold in judo

22-year-old from Ohio bounces back from past of sexual abuse to reach sport's pinnacle

Phelps wins final showdown with Lochte; Soni tops own record to win gold

Phelps earns 20th career medal and becomes first American male to swim same event in three straight Olympic Games

Douglas wins gold for U.S. in the all-around

Raisman misses out on bronze after losing a tiebreaker

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GCPS prepping for first day of school

Students, teachers and parents this week are gearing up for the beginning of a new academic year.

Duluth to host KidsDay festival

National KidsDay festival set for 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday in Duluth.

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Duo arrested after poodle left in car leads to altercation with cops

Kelda Lisette Gordon allegedly left poodle in car, in 99-degree weather, for at least 30 minutes

Poll shows support for state charter vote

Families for Better Public Schools, the campaign to approve the public charter school constitutional amendment in November, recently released a poll that shows sustained support for the upcoming vote.

Bulldogs ranked sixth in USA Today poll

LSU opens the season as No. 1

Car rear-ended, crashes into Lawrenceville home

Car struck from behind entered home off Sugar Gate Court; two passengers injured

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Lawrenceville woman charged with arson in bathroom fire

Lawrenceville woman charged with first-degree arson for allegedly setting bathroom on fire.

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Feds seize 86 pounds of heroin from Duluth home

Three people have been arrested and the investigation is ongoing.

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Michael Clark spotlights "Marley" on Blu-ray disc.

'Peter Pan' flies into the Fabulous Fox

Former gymnast Cathy Rigby plays the lead role of Peter Pan.

Movie trivia contest — Aug. 3

Test your film knowledge with Michael Clark's weekly movie trivia contest.

ART BEAT: Atlanta's 'Pen Women' offer visual art

National League of American Pen Women, Atlanta branch, are featured in a multi-media exhibition at the gallery at St. Edward's Episcopal Church in Lawrenceville.

By venue — Aug. 3

By venue -- Aug. 3

THE DISH: Papa Chuck's Bar-B-Q and Biscuits

Papa Chuck's is known for its homemade biscuits and barbecue.

'American Idol' contestants come to Arena at Gwinnett Center

Season 11 winner Phillip Phillips will be present on Sunday.

MOVIE REVIEW: New 'Total Recall' benefits from talent

Even though it was quite good, enough time has passed since the original 1990 version of "Total Recall" to allow for a remake.

Winger closes out summer rock series

Wild Bill's present Winger and The Athens Band on Aug. 4.

MOVIE REVIEW: 'Trishna' turns out to be a colossal waste of time

The biggest among the many problems with "Trishna" is British filmmaker Michael Winterbottom's combining of the two main male characters (Alec and Angel) into one.

New exhibits opens at Kudzu Art Zone

The exhibit features three dimensional pieces of art and several are for sale.

MOVIE REVIEW: 'Ruby Sparks' a worthy emotional ride

"Ruby Sparks" is not a supremely well-executed movie and doesn't feature any big-name Hollywood stars but is the kind of film that will instantly field a fervent cult following and is far deeper than it initially appears.

'Sweet Charity' opens the Aurora Theatre's new season

The Aurora Theatre kicks off its 17th season with the Neil Simon's classic musical.

Film fans are surprised with sci-fi twist in 'The Watch'

Local residents reviewed "The Watch."

New 'Little Clinic' to offer free health screenings

Ribbon-cutting for "The Little Clinic" at Suwanee Kroger to be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday

Moore, Dream's McCoughtry lead dominant U.S. reserves

Bench has led the Americans' early Olympic blowouts as starters have barely broken a sweat

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Widow of slain Ga. businessman charged with murder

The widow of a businessman gunned down outside a suburban Atlanta preschool has been charged in the slaying, four months after the shooter was convicted.

Lightning sparks fires as storms move through Ga.

CUMMING, Ga. (AP) -- Crews are cleaning up the damage after fast-moving thunderstorms rolled across metro Atlanta.. Authorities say lightning from Wednesday's storms sparked house fires in Forsyth County north of Atlanta, but no injuries were reported.. Forsyth County Fire Chief Jason Shivers says that firefighters were working to

Police search for clues about prosthetic leg owner

WATKINSVILLE (AP) -- Police in the northeast Georgia town of Watkinsville are hoping to find the owner of a child's prosthetic leg found on the side of a road.. Authorities say a jogger found the small prosthesis with a sock on the foot July 23 while running on Barnett Shoals

UGA's plan to demolish pool draws opposition

ATHENS (AP) -- The University of Georgia's plan to demolish a historic swimming pool on the campus is drawing opposition.. Nearly 700 people have signed a petition opposing destruction of Legion Pool.. The state historic preservation office is also questioning the plan, and has asked UGA for more justification of

Lynyrd Skynyrd's guitarist to be honor at Ga. HOF

ATLANTA (AP) -- Lynyrd Skynyrd's guitarist Gary Rossington will be honored at the 34th annual Georgia Music Hall of Fame Awards in mid-October.. Rossington joins a list of five other inductees for the awards, which will take place Oct. 14 at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. Rossington, who

Chihuahua finds 2 girls lost in Georgia forest

NEWNAN (AP) -- A Chihuahua is being hailed as a hero after authorities say it sniffed out two girls who were lost in a Georgia forest.. Police, firefighters and neighbors searched for the children, ages 5 and 8, after they went missing while walking on trails near their wooded neighborhood

William Allen

William Lee Allen, age 60, of Buford, died Monday, July 30, 2012. Bill Head Funeral Home, Duluth Chapel 770-476-2535.

Fairst Spicer

Fairst Spicer, age 66, of Winder passed away Monday, July 30, 2012.

Evelyne Lawler

Evelyne Lawler, age 92, of Stone Mountain, GA passed away peacefully July 31, 2012, at her daughter’s home. She was born on October 31, 1919 in Atlanta, GA ...

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Clara Carroll

Mrs. Clara Bess Bagwell Carroll, age 91, of Buford, GA passed away Wednesday, August 01, 2012. She was preceded in death by her husband of sixty years, John Carroll, Jr ...

William "Billy" Dalton

Mr. William “Billy” Dalton, age 64 of Buford passed away on Sunday, July 22nd, 2012. He was preceded in death by his Mother, Madlynn Tullis Dalton and sister ...

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Latrelle Wells

LATRELLE YOUNG WELLS LaTrelle Young Wells, 67, of Lawrenceville, passed away August 1, 2012. She is survived by her husband Aubrey Wells, sons Clayton Young (Donna) Braswell, Courtney Daniel (Martha ...

Grannis "G.W." Fowler

Grannis “G.W.” Fowler, age 66, of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away Wednesday, August 1, 2012. Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Lawrenceville, 770-962-3100. 

Nomia Cook

Nomia D. Cook, age 88 of Lawrenceville, passed away Tuesday, July 31, 2012. Funeral Services will be held 2 PM, Saturday, August 4, 2012 in the Lawrenceville Chapel of Tim ...

Mildred Dorn

Mildred Henderson Dorn, age 91 of Loganville, died Tuesday, July 31, 2012. Funeral Services will be held 2 PM, Saturday, August 4, 2012 in the Loganville Chapel of Tim Stewart ...

Joseph Horton

Joseph L. (Joe) Horton, age 85, of Lilburn, Georgia, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at his residence. He is survived by ...

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Nancy Ball

Nancy Hyler Ball, born August 6, 1945 in historic Abington, Virginia, passed away Monday, February 27, 2012 after a brief illness. She is survived by her daughter, Stacy Naff Henley ...

Joe Ann Petersen

Mrs. Joe Ann Petersen, 75, passed away Tuesday, July 31, 2012.

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Nadine Rowell

Mrs. Nadine Fowler Rowell, age 103, of Gainesville, GA passed away Tuesday, July 31, 2012. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Rowell; sons, John Harvey Rowell, Richard ...

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Willie Ashworth

Mr. Willie Lee Ashworth, age 90, of Suwanee, GA passed away Tuesday, July 31, 2012. He was born in Forsyth County, GA and was a lifelong resident of Suwanee. He ...

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