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Top 10 most popular stories for Aug. 20-26

Below are the top 10 most viewed stories during the week of August 20-26, 2012 on the Gwinnett Daily Post website. Click on the link to see what you may have missed.

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.

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.

Wife charged with plunging steak knife in man's back

Concerns over fidelity led a Peachtree Corners woman to reportedly plunge a steak knife into her husband's back in the apartment they shared.

GCPS enrollment surging past projections

The tally of students in Gwinnett County Public Schools continues to rise much to the surprise of staff, who said it looks like the district will see much more growth than in the last couple years.

Schrader, Brantley roll to victory in superior, state court races

Voting for Gwinnett’s next superior court judge turned Tuesday’s election into more of a runaway than a runoff.

Hunter squeaks by Beaudreau in commission runoff

The third time was the charm for Tommy Hunter, who prevailed in a tight race for county commission in a runoff Tuesday. Hunter defeated Gwinnett’s longest-serving current Commissioner Mike Beaudreau by just 56 votes.

Buford football legend embroiled in sexting investigation

A DeKalb high school football coach remembered in Gwinnett as the star running back on Buford's first state championship team has been suspended after a parent accused him of sexting her nude photos of himself.

Beaudreau considering recount in commission race

Mike Beaudreau will consider a recount in Tuesday's GOP runoff, where he led in the polling until the final precincts were tallied, ending in a 56-vote defeat.

Student outburst led to lockdown Friday morning

Administrators placed Berkmar High School on lockdown as a precaution Friday morning after a student at the facility "had an outburst," district officials said.

11 charged in metals theft ring at historic Buford tannery

Police believe stolen brass was from the old Bona Allen Tannery, a historic part of a larger leather-producing complex that put Buford on the map nearly 150 years ago.