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Colleagues mourn state house candidate

Michael Brown, Republican candidate for State House District 98, was unopposed on the November ballot.

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Police: Mother unfazed with deplorable home

The mother reportedly told police animal feces, dead insects and an overwhelming stench of rat urine in her home resulted from a few days of missed cleaning.

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Gwinnett Schools ACT results surpass state, national averages

Georgia’s average composite score on the most recent ACT results is 20.8, while the national average is 21.0. Georgia’s ACT rank has improved from 37th in 2011 to 30th this year.

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Greater Gwinnett Championship raises $178,160 for charities

The Greater Gwinnett Championship raises $178,160 for various area charities. The main beneficiaries of the 2014 event were Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Georgia Gwinnett College Foundation, and Gwinnett Medical Center Foundation.

POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Carter, Deal put different spin on unemployment numbers

During a visit to Gwinnett, Carter said state is falling behind. Deal campaign disputes claim, touts job creation and labor pool growth.

Snellville police accept Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS

The Snellville Police Department has agreed to send officers to Stone Mountain Ice on Saturday and Sunday to take the challenge, which aims to raise money for the ALS Association.

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Cops: Norcross man sold $10K worth of meth to undercover deputies

Twenty-seven-year-old Norcross resident Domingo Vargas was arrested Tuesday and charged with trafficking in methamphetamine.

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Naming process for four new schools set to begin

Four Gwinnett County Public Schools are scheduled to open next school year, and the naming process for them is about to begin.

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Lawrenceville woman accused of abusing autistic daughter due in court

Jade Marie Anne Jacobs, 35, is charged with child cruelty and false imprisonment. Her 15-year-old daughter weighed just 60 pounds when taken to an Atlanta hospital.

Gwinnett School Board to have public meeting on IE2 contract

At Thursday’s Gwinnett School Board meeting, the IE2 contract is up for discussion at a public forum, while clarifications about the new gun law will be reiterated are among the items on the agenda.

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Berkeley Lake to regulate media productions in city

Mayor Lois Salter and a quorum of city council members met in a special called council meeting Wednesday, to consider for first reading a media production ordinance. The move allows for the ordinance to be put on second read and adopted during the regularly scheduled council meeting on Thursday.

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Dave and Buster’s gives nearly $12,000 to Berkmar, Meadowcreek, Brookwood schools

Dave and Buster’s in Duluth is giving an $11,700 in-kind donation to Berkmar, Meadowcreek, Brookwood cluster schools to use for staff recognition efforts.

Advanced teen driving program to visit Gwinnett

Tire Rack Street Survival teaches teens how to “arrive alive.”

Commissioners approve $875K stream restoration project

The goal of the project is to reduce erosion and improve water quality.

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