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Sister takes blame during Norcross woman's hearing on fatal hit-and-run

Ruth Escobar, 50, has been charged in the April 13 hit-and-run death of 85-year-old Kanaiylal Patel. During a preliminary hearing Thursday, her sister took the stand — and the blame.

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Judge rules against Peachtree Corners neighbors in Simpsonwood dispute

Neighbors had hoped to sale the sale of the Simpsonwood Retreat Center in Peachtree Corners in court, but a judge said they have no standing in the case.

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One arrested, one suspect on lam in innocent bystander's murder

Gwinnett County police are attempting to locate Quinton Hall, who has been charged in an April 13 shooting at the Bradford Gwinnett Apartments

Harrison returns to Evermore CID board

Dwight Harrison, a founder of the Evermore CID, was elected to return to its board.

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Three indicted in connection with homicide near Phoenix High

Kevin Emanuel, Isaiah Lo and Alexis Dennis were indicted Wednesday on various charges tied to the Jan. 27 fatal shooting near Phoenix High School and the drive-by that police believe preceded it.

Arcado Elementary receives national honor

Arcado Elementary on Thursday was named by the U.S. Department of Education as a 2014 Green Ribbon School Sustainability Award winner. Arcado was honored for its exemplary efforts to reduce environmental impact and utility costs, promote better health, and ensure effective environmental education, including civics and green career pathways.

BUSINESS BRIEFS: BrandBank hires loan operations manager

The Daily Post gives readers a look at recent business news.

Bomb threat evacuates Gwinnett high school

A bomb threat at Berkmar High delayed dismissal on Thursday afternoon, a short time after students reported a suspicious person in a field near the school.

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Free admission this weekend at Lake Lanier Islands

Lake Lanier Islands offers free admission this weekend to celebrate opening day.

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Mill Creek offensive tackle Kim commits to Auburn football

Mill Creek junior offensive tackle Kaleb Kim chose Auburn over his other finalist Georgia on Thursday afternoon

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The Dish: Gam Cho

Gam Cho in Buford is intended to be a take-out restaurant.

Steampunk-inspired version of 'Fantasticks' coming to Buford Community Center Theatre

The Nebraska Theatre Caravan is bringing its version of the classic musical “The Fantasticks” to the Buford Community Center Theatre on Friday, April 25.

Grayson Day to make wishes come true for four children

The annual Grayson Day festival is this Saturday, April 26.

ART BEAT: Ludwig Symphony to feature world premieres, international soloists during concert

The Ludwig Symphony will perform its season finale, “A Cherry Blossom Spring Fling,” on April 26 at the Gwinnett Performing Arts Center.

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Panama Canal engineer video conferences with White Oak Elementary students

White Oak Elementary students communicated on Thursday by video conference with an engineer at the Panama Canal who is working on the expansion of the canal.

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