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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Giver’ is a book adaptation worth watching

It’s back to the future again in director Phillip Noyce’s “The Giver,” Hollywood’s latest attempt to feed the masses with yet another adaptation of a best-selling book about dystopia, following two helpings of “The Hunger Games” and a serving of “Divergent.”

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DISC SPOTLIGHT: ‘Filth’

Micheal Clark spotlights the DVD/Blu-ray release of the film ‘Filth.’

THE DISH: Local Kitchen and Tap

Though Local Kitchen and Tap features a full-service bar and flat screens, it does not have the typical sports bar feel. With homey decor, a well lit interior, and even an arcade for kids, the restaurant feels more like a house than a bar.

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MOVIE TRIVIA CONTEST: August 15

Test your film knowledge with these questions. One lucky participant will win a prize pack.

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HEALTH BRIEFS: Gwinnett officials encourage immunizations

A look at local health news.

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Marine mother, two Dacula churches send care packages to Afghanistan

UA Dacula Marine mother, Hebron Baptist and Dacula United Methodist banded together to send 70 care packages to the last Marine combat unit in Afghanistan, which includes Dacula native Jacob Browder.

DALY: How to keep snails and slugs from feasting on your garden plants

During the growing season, gardeners are often troubled by snails and slugs. These organisms have slimy soft bodies, live on the ground, feast on plants, and can be quite destructive. Although troublesome, they can be controlled and their damaged minimized.

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Garth Brooks adds Philips Arena shows with Trisha Yearwood

Previously planned to only play Sept. 19, Brooks will now perform the following two days with fellow country superstar Trisha Yearwood.

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Medicaid, PeachCare enrollments up in state

Federal figures show Georgia Medicaid and PeachCare enrollments jumped 16 percent since October, while state stats indicate a much smaller increase of 5.6 percent for that period.

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Wings restaurant to open near Mall of Georgia

The Buford location will be the first in Georgia for the upscale casual dining franchise.

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Turtles shell Guardians for top box office spot

A reboot of 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' earns $65 million

“Guardians of the Galaxy’” drops to second, while “Into the Storm” is a distant third.

Weekly restaurant health inspections for Aug. 11

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

LARSON: Out of my inbox, into my column

I love all the good news about Gwinnett that comes my way via my inbox, and I love having the opportunity to share it.

JENKINS: An open letter to the families of dementia patients

Dementia is a cruel disease that seems to rob us of our loved ones long before it takes their bodies

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Lawrenceville man shoots for world record tomato plant

Lawrenceville resident Brad Richner is just four and a half feet away from being in the Guiness Book of World Records.

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