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Santorum wins Ala., Miss.; Romney takes Hawaii

Rick Santorum has won Mississippi and Alabama's Republican presidential primary; Mitt Romney claimed Hawaii.

Teacher's assistant recovering after knife attack

Officials say a teacher's assistant is revovering after her student cut her with a knife Friday in a Lawrenceville school's bathroom.

Employee flashed at Lawrenceville Kroger

Man charged with flashing Kroger employee had unusual concerns, police say.

Robbers nabbed red-handed at Duluth storage facility

Manager: "I called 911 and the police were here within five minutes and they had surrounded the property"

Kroger raises $170K for Relay for Life

Funds raised through sales of "footprints" in stroes in Georgia, South Carolina, northern Alabama and eastern Tennessee

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Eastside named breast imaging center of excellence

Distinction given to breast imaging centers accredited in mammography, stereotactic breast biopsy and breast ultrasound

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Duluth first in Gwinnett to have tobacco-free parks

The city of Duluth is the first city in Gwinnett County, and 13th in the state of Georgia, to designate all city parks be tobacco free.

GCPL now selling advertisements on bookmarks

Board chair: Days of libraries depending 100 percent on tax money "are over"

Sports Medicine South awards local scholarships

The recipients of a new scholarship that honors local student athletes have been announced.

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CLINE: Wheelchair team makes mark, memories

The Gwinnett Heat are an impressive bunch. State champions, in fact. But to fully appreciate this wheelchair basketball team, you need to take a look at video of them in action.

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Brookwood student sells light bulbs for charity

Jordan Randles wants to teach his school about the challenges as well as the misconceptions of autism. The Brookwood High School student sold blue light bulbs last month to his peers in preparation for World Autism Awareness Day.

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Gingrich vows to press on after losing AL, MS

Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich is vowing to stay in the GOP primary race despite losing two Southern conservative strongholds.

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Encyclopaedia Britannica to end print editions

Encyclopaedia Britannica Inc. said Tuesday that it will stop publishing print editions of its flagship encyclopedia for the first time since the sets were originally published more than 200 years ago.

PREP ROUNDUP: Garcia's four goals lead GAC girls over North

A look at Tuesday's Gwinnett Prep action.

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Santorum wins Ala., Miss.; Romney takes Hawaii

Rick Santorum has won Mississippi and Alabama's Republican presidential primary; Mitt Romney claimed Hawaii.

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Zambrano Ks five as Marlins tie Braves

This start for Carlos Zambrano against the Atlanta Braves went a lot better for him than his previous one.

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Norcross grad, UGA pitcher Maloof facing more health adversity

Injury problems continue to plague Bulldogs' closer

G-Braves infielder Hicks claimed off waivers by A's

Brandon Hicks spent the past two seasons bouncing between Gwinnett and Atlanta. But the infielder won't be playing for either team this season.

Force win, but hoping to fix flaws after opener

Georgia Force look ahead after season-opening win

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Bears hope to show their quick start is the real deal

A look at the Mountain View baseball team, which is off to the best start in the school's brief history at 7-0

Gladiators bolster roster heading into three-game set

The Gwinnett Gladiators added three players this week as the regular season hits the home stretch.

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Clack scores lone goal as Dacula beats South girls in region opener

Freshman Makayla Clack's goal in the 29th minute led Dacula to a region-opening 1-0 victory over South Gwinnett on Tuesday.

Robbers nabbed red-handed at Duluth storage facility

Manager: "I called 911 and the police were here within five minutes and they had surrounded the property"

Teacher's assistant recovering after knife attack

Officials say a teacher's assistant is revovering after her student cut her with a knife Friday in a Lawrenceville school's bathroom.

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THOMAS: Republicans must try to inspire hope

You've got to hand it to Democrats and the Obama re-election campaign. Like a quarterback who looks left to draw the defense away from his intended target on the right, Democrats have managed to divert our attention.

North's Bolden, Norcross' DeShields lead 7-AAAAA honors

Norcross' Hembree, Lions' Arrington named top coaches

Lanier names Kelly head softball coach

Former professional baseball player John Kelly has been named Lanier's new head softball coach.

Archer's Williams to play football for Reinhardt

Senior was a two-year starter on the offensive line

Stroke, osteoporosis screenings coming to Lawrenceville

Screenings to be held April 13 at St. Lawrence Catholic Church

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Brookwood student sells light bulbs for charity

Jordan Randles wants to teach his school about the challenges as well as the misconceptions of autism. The Brookwood High School student sold blue light bulbs last month to his peers in preparation for World Autism Awareness Day.

More arrests made in GA high school vandalism

DALLAS, Ga. (AP) -- Authorities have arrested more teenagers as part of an investigation into vandalism at a north Georgia high school, bringing the total to 21.. The teens are accused of spray-painting "Seniors 2012" in more than 100 locations near East Paulding High School in Dallas. Cpl. Ashley

Officials set deadline for college mergers

ATLANTA (AP) -- State officials have put a deadline on merging eight public colleges into four.. University system officials said Tuesday that the newly formed institutions will launch in January, a year after Chancellor Hank Huckaby announced the merger plan as a way to save money by reducing administrative costs

Savannah mayor urges Obama to help deepen port

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) -- Savannah's mayor says she got to lobby President Barack Obama for his support on deepening the city's bustling seaport.. Mayor Edna Jackson was among 14 city leaders who met with Obama on Monday in Washington, where they're attending a conference of the National League of Cities

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Eastside named breast imaging center of excellence

Distinction given to breast imaging centers accredited in mammography, stereotactic breast biopsy and breast ultrasound

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CLINE: Wheelchair team makes mark, memories

The Gwinnett Heat are an impressive bunch. State champions, in fact. But to fully appreciate this wheelchair basketball team, you need to take a look at video of them in action.

Employee flashed at Lawrenceville Kroger

Man charged with flashing Kroger employee had unusual concerns, police say.

Mayor: New Atlanta airport terminal to open May 16

ATLANTA (AP) -- Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed says a new international terminal at the city's airport will open May 16.. Reed made the announcement Tuesday, after a recent court decision involving airport concession contracts. City officials say a judge's decision to deny an injunction involving concession contracts allows the city

Occupy students disrupt Ga. regents meeting

ATLANTA (AP) -- A group of college students who are part of the Occupy movement disrupted the state Board of Regents meeting to call for a halt to tuition and fee increases at Georgia's institutions.. The students called into question a board policy that effectively bans illegal immigrants from Georgia's

Kroger raises $170K for Relay for Life

Funds raised through sales of "footprints" in stroes in Georgia, South Carolina, northern Alabama and eastern Tennessee

Sports Medicine South awards local scholarships

The recipients of a new scholarship that honors local student athletes have been announced.

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Moms of Multiples consignment sale Saturday

The Gwinnett Moms of Multiples Club will old a consignment sale on Saturday. It is a fundrasier for the organization but is open to the public.

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Ga. Tech's Rice kicked off team after shooting

Glen Rice Jr. has been kicked off the Georgia Tech basketball team after being charged in a shooting incident outside an Atlanta nightclub.

Verizon Wireless invests $198M in Ga.

ALPHARETTA (AP) --Georgians today can now make wireless calls, send text messages and surf the Web more than ever before - and at faster speeds - in the Peach State, thanks to Verizon Wireless and the significant investments the company made in 2011. Over the course of the year, new cell towers

Toilet paper running low in NJ's capital city

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- Toilet paper is at the center of the latest battle of Trenton.. Paper products are running low as Mayor Tony Mack's administration and the City Council quarrel over a contract to resupply city government in New Jersey's capital.. Council President Kathy McBride tells The Times of

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Gingrich banks on wins in Alabama and Mississippi

Republican Newt Gingrich says he plans to campaign for president until the party's nominating convention in August, but his candidacy largely rests on the results of Tuesday's primaries in Alabama and Mississippi.

Ohio officer used stun gun on 9-year-old boy

MOUNT STERLING, Ohio (AP) -- An Ohio officer whose use of a stun gun on a child resulted in the shutdown of a village police force says he shocked the boy twice as the 9-year-old lay on the floor with his hands underneath his body.. The Columbus Dispatch

Southwest says it won't make a profit in 1Q

DALLAS (AP) Southwest Airlines says it doesn't expect to earn a profit in the first quarter because of higher fuel costs.Chief Financial Officer Laura Wright said jet fuel prices have been higher than the airline expected about $3.50 per gallon instead of the $3.35 it had been forecasting.. Wright also

World's tallest man may have stopped growing

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) -- Thanks to treatment by researchers at the University of Virginia Medical Center, the world's tallest man may have reached his peak.. Measuring at 8-feet-3 inches, 29-year-old Sultan Kosen of Turkey is listed in the 2011 Guinness World Records at the tallest living

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US retail sales rose 1.1 percent in February

WASHINGTON (AP) Americans stepped up spending on retail goods in February, evidence that a stronger job market is boosting the economy.Consumers bought more autos, clothes and appliances. They also paid higher prices for gas.. The Commerce Department said Tuesday that retail sales increased 1.1 percent last month, the biggest gain

Spellers to gather in Atlanta for state bee

ATLANTA (AP) -- Twenty of the state's best spellers will gather in Atlanta for the 51st annual Georgia spelling bee.. The event, sponsored by the Georgia Association of Educators, is Friday at Georgia State University's student center. The winner will go on to represent Georgia in the national spelling bee

Jet rolls off taxiway at world's busiest airport

Authorities say a jet sustained significant damage when it rolled of a taxiway at the world's busiest airport in Atlanta.

Calvin Parker Sr

Mr. Calvin Russell Parker, Sr., age 86, of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, March 10, 2012. He was preceded in death by his parents, Russell and Pauline Parker; and ...

Frances Lamb

Frances P. Lamb, age 73, of Lawrenceville, passed away Saturday, March 10, 2012. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Lawrenceville Chapel, 770 962-3100. www.stewartfh.com

Belle Mckinzey

Mrs. Belle McKinzey, age 76, passed away on Friday, March 09, 2012. Memorial Park South Funeral Home, 2030 Memorial Park Road, Gainesville, GA 30504 is in charge of arrangements.

Helen Daniel

Helen Ball Daniel, age 79, of Norcross, GA, passed away March 10, 2012. Arrangements by Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home, 770-448-5757.

Betty Smith

Mrs. Betty T. Smith, age 76, of Winder, GA passed away March 11, 2012. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, 770-867-4553.

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Vickie Bowles

Vickie Lynn Puckett Bowles, age 54, of Buford, GA passed away on Wednesday, March 7, 2012. She is survived by her son, Andrew Bowles, Habersham County; brothers, Dennis Puckett, Buford ...

Sue Shockley

Sue B. Shockley, age 66 of Lithonia passed away March 10, 2012. Arrangements by Horis A. Ward Stone Mountain Chapel, 770.381.5722. www.horisawardstonemountainchapel.com

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Braves lose to Cards, fall to 1-10 in spring

The Braves walk a dozen Cardinals and lose 5-4 on Monday to drop to a 1-10 record in the Grapefuit League.

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Georgia Tech, UGA women both land No. 4 seeds in NCAA

Georgia Tech (24-8) opens March Madness against No. 13 seed Sacred Heart, while Georgia's women (22-8) open against MAAC champ Marist as the NCAA women's tournament begins on Sunday.