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Top 10 most popular stories from March 18-24

The 10 most popular stories on the Gwinnett Daily Post website during the week of March 18-24.

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Writing scores improve for GCPS

This year, 94 percent of eighth-graders with Gwinnett County Public Schools passed a state writing test required for promotion to high school.

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Supreme Court sides with county on trash plan

Attorney: "I guess the moral of the story is if you're going to do something unlawful, make sure you do it as big and grand as possible so it's too painful to unwind"

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Supreme Courts rejects license argument from illegal immigrant

After a Gwinnett County traffic stop, an illegal immigrant argues that the safe harbor provision in the driver's license statue is discriminatory, but the Supreme Court rejects the argument.

Post parent company restructures

Southern Community Newspapers, Inc. announces a new streamlined business structure.

PEOPLE HELPING PEOPLE: Creative Enterprises assists disabled with finding work

Creative Enterprises gives adults with a variety of disabilities training and helps them find employment.

Gwinnett weekly restaurant scores

Each week the Daily Post takes a snapshot of restaurant scores from around the county that have been released by the Gwinnett County Health Department.

School lunch menus for the week of March 25

The following is the Gwinnett County Public Schools lunch menu for the week of March 25.

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'Duck Dynasty' star speaks at Hebron

Duck Nation is alive and better than ever as was evident by the more than 10,000 people in attendance at Hebron Church on Sunday.

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Leaders find encouragement in community, even with failing mall

Despite bleak news from Gwinnett Place Mall, leaders say the area can thrive even if the mall continues to suffer.

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Woods wins at Bay Hill, reclaims world No. 1 ranking

Tiger Woods won the weather-hit Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill for an eighth time on Monday to reclaim the world number one ranking for the first time since 2010.

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GGC baseball falls in slugfest, 13-12

Early deficit too much for Grizzlies to overcome

PREP ROUNDUP: Grayson baseball hangs on to beat Shiloh

A recap of Monday's high school sports action

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Collins Hill's Hambolu wins pair of county titles

Mill Creek girls and Brookwood boys lead after the first day of the county track and field championships.

Gwinnett County Track and Field Championship results

Results from the field events at the Gwinnett County track and field championships.

Snellville police dogs receive vests, trauma kits

Snellville K-9s Duko and Coop will be wearing brand new, state-of-the-art ballistic K-9 vests, thanks to Animal Forensic Associates of Lilburn.

Report: Sun Belt adding Georgia Southern, Appalachian State

Appalachian State and Georgia Southern, both of whom are stepping up to FBS classification in football, will join the Sun Belt Conference in all sports beginning in 2015, ESPN's Brett McMurphy reported.. The two programs are moving out of FCS (formerly Division I-AA) status and will be ineligible for

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Temporary tattoos can have lasting effects

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As the weather warms, thoughts turn to vacationing, particularly at the beach. For some, getting a temporary tattoo has become a part of the experience.

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'Panda-monium' as giant pandas arrive in Canada from China

TORONTO -- Canada got a taste of international panda diplomacy on Monday with the arrival of two "Very Important Pandas" at the start of a 10-year loan to two Canadian zoos.. Speaking as the two giant pandas arrived in Toronto from China, Chinese Ambassador Zhang Junsai --

Duluth discusses parking plan at work session

DULUTH -- In a continual effort to improve the downtown area, the Duluth City Council discussed possible parking/sidewalk options on Main Street during a work session Monday.. The options presented to the council included one with a 21-foot upper sidewalk and a 4- to 5-foot lower sidewalk

Bill would allow for driver's license reciprocity

A Gwinnett lawmaker is working on a reciprocity law for driver's licenses.

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Parents arrested on drug charges, left infant home alone

Gwinnett Police responded to a Buford house where officers found a 5-month-old home alone. Officers then found the parents at a nearby school, but they gave varied explanations about why the child was alone.

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Cops: Used car dealer drag raced in front of Duluth PD

Used car lot owner reportedly asked officer if he was going to "get off with a warning because we are neighbors"

Traveling school board sessions begin

School area board meetings begin this week.

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Writing scores improve for GCPS

This year, 94 percent of eighth-graders with Gwinnett County Public Schools passed a state writing test required for promotion to high school.

Minor finds trouble in Braves' loss to Mets

Left-hander finishes Grapefruit League with a 6.26 ERA

PEOPLE HELPING PEOPLE: Creative Enterprises assists disabled with finding work

Creative Enterprises gives adults with a variety of disabilities training and helps them find employment.

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Woods wins at Bay Hill, reclaims world No. 1 ranking

Tiger Woods won the weather-hit Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill for an eighth time on Monday to reclaim the world number one ranking for the first time since 2010.

McCann to hit in minor league game

Catcher takes the next step in his rehab with a designated hitter assignment

Braves trim four players, including Terdoslavich

Hot-hitting prospect, two others to begin the season in Gwinnett

Post parent company restructures

Southern Community Newspapers, Inc. announces a new streamlined business structure.

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Supreme Court sides with county on trash plan

Attorney: "I guess the moral of the story is if you're going to do something unlawful, make sure you do it as big and grand as possible so it's too painful to unwind"

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Supreme Courts rejects license argument from illegal immigrant

After a Gwinnett County traffic stop, an illegal immigrant argues that the safe harbor provision in the driver's license statue is discriminatory, but the Supreme Court rejects the argument.

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Albany family searching for missing relative

Terrell Kyle Roberts, age 28, has been missing since March 21. His family is concerned about the stability of his mental health and would like to have him located as soon as possible.

Top 10 most popular stories from March 18-24

The 10 most popular stories on the Gwinnett Daily Post website during the week of March 18-24.

Larkin leads Miami past Illinois 63-59

AUSTIN, Texas -- When it came time to survive and advance, Miami sophomore point guard Shane Larkin took matters into his own hands.. Larkin hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with 59 seconds left and later nailed two key free throws as second-seeded Miami barely edged seventh-seeded Illinois 63-59

Duke cruises by Creighton 66-50

PHILADELPHIA -- Rasheed Sulaimon scored 21 points and Seth Curry added 17 to lead Duke to a 66-50 victory over Creighton in the third round of the NCAA Tournament at Wells Fargo Center on Sunday night.. The Blue Devils return to the Sweet 16 after a one-year layoff, making the

FANS CHOICE FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Candidate Profiles

A look at the girls high school athletes from spring sports up for this week's award, which is decided by fan voting

FANS CHOICE MALE ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Candidate Profiles

A look at the boys high school athletes from spring sports up for this week's award, which is decided by fan voting

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