News for Monday, August 20, 2012


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County finishes Engage review

Final analysis of efficiency study Engage Gwinnett now complete.

G-Braves 'pen squanders Batista start

Gwinnett blows 3-0 lead in ninth, loses 6-3 in 11.

Grayson to vote on new Sunday sales rules

GRAYSON -- Voters in Grayson will get a chance in November to vote on whether to allow packaged sales on Sunday for beer, wine and liquor (distilled spirits).. City voters earlier had approved Sunday sales for beer and wine, but now they must vote on whether to add liquor. If

PREP ROUNDUP: Chambers lifts Parkview softball to victory

A recap of Monday's high school sports events

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Miniature horses battling back from brink of death

Big Sky Farms has taken in two malnourished miniature horses at the Dacula rescue. The farm needs donations to assist with the medical care of the two sick horses.

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Falcons rookie QB Davis making big impression

Once again, Dominique Davis is the new quarterback in camp, marveling at the work of established starter Matt Ryan.

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Balfour's ethics fine too weak, colleague says

A first-term state senator wants stiffer penalties for a veteran colleague who admitted filing erroneous documentation so he could get paid for in-state work on days he was not in Georgia.

Court: Ga. police may verify immigration status

A federal appeals court ruled Monday that law enforcement in Georgia may verify the immigration status of criminal suspects who fail to produce proper identification.

Brookwood grad Moore named player of the week

Red Sox prospect on a tear in his second pro season

Duluth softball rolls in Leadoff Classic

Wildcats win three games by 28-2 margin in McIntosh tourney

Providence's McHugh named International League Pitcher of the Week

Buffalo Bisons right-hander was excellent in two outings vs. Pawtucket last week

Brookwood softball wins twice

Broncos improve to 7-4 on the season

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Lawrenceville business owner passes away

On Aug. 18, Grier Sims Wallace, 87, passed away at his home after battling lung cancer for several months. Wallace opened Grier Insurance Agency on the square in downtown Lawrenceville,

North's Brown helps U.S. to U18 gold medal

Americans take championship in Puerto Rico

3 days of searching, and Lanier boater remains missing

After three days, search continues for missing Atlanta boater at Lake Lanier.

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UNDER ARMOUR DIARY: Grayson's Austin Meadows

Grayson baseball player Austin Meadows kept an Under Armour All-American Game diary last week for the Daily Post.

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GGC welcomes 9,000th student

Georgia Gwinnett College welcomed its 9,000th registered student to the institution this week, a milestone in its continued growth.

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South Gwinnett High names new principal

District officials have selected a replacement for a longtime South Gwinnett High School principal who recently resigned to work for Atlanta Public Schools.

Gwinnett Tech offers computer-based GED

Gwinnett Technical College is one of the first official GED Testing Centers in the country to offer computer-based testing, a change that gives test-takers the opportunity to test at their own pace, type their own essay and receive an instant score report.

Sheriff Conway endorses Hunter in District 3 runoff

Sheriff backs challenger in District 3 commission runoff.

G-Braves win high-scoring game in Durham

Wilson's two-run single in the 11th inning breaks deadlock

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Snellville memorial moving forward

Councilman Tom Witts unveils plans for a new veterans marker in Snellville.

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Source: Nicki Minaj close to signing on for 'Idol'

Nicki Minaj sings about "Starships," but is she a star-maker? The singer-rapper could be joining the ranks of "American Idol" judges.

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Princeton Review's top 20 party, sober schools

The 2013 edition of "The Best 377 Colleges," which goes on sale today, has 62 ranking lists based on surveys of 122,000 students during the last school year.

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Augusta National adds first 2 female members

For the first time in its 80-year history, Augusta National Golf Club has female members.

House collapse in Tucker complicates firefighter efforts

Fire collapses portions of a Tucker home, complicating duties for firefighters, officials say.

Former Cobb Co. principal plans to plead not guilty

A lawyer for a longtime principal of a suburban Atlanta high school facing charges of failing to properly report child abuse says she will plead not guilty to the charge.

Police suspect homicide after body found in Ga. field

Authorities say they're treating the death of an Athens man whose body was found in a northeast Georgia field as a homicide.

Former Ga. officer keeps peace in Afghanistan

A former Georgia police officer who once kept the peace in Athens is now in charge of making sure things run smoothly in an Afghanistan community.

Man drowns while swimming across Chattahoochee

Police say the body of a man who tried to swim across the Chattahoochee River has been recovered in Columbus.

Top 10 most popular stories for August 13-19

The 10 most popular stories on the Gwinnett Daily Post website during the week of August 13-19.