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POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Columnist Camie Young says farewell, tells readers to 'keep voting'

Political Notebook columnist Camie Young asks readers to keep informed and keep voting, as she leaves the Daily Postafter more than a decade.

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Suwanee community comes together to support Ukrainian refugees

Neighbors in the Stonecypher community in Suwanee have donated furniture, gift cards and more to welcome to the neighborhood a family who recently left war-torn Ukraine with few possessions.

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Large flag returns to Duluth | PHOTOS | VIDEO

Residents, legislator help replace 20-by-30-foot American flag at Duluth retail center.

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POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Sen. Santorum endorses Mike Collins in congressional race

Mike Collins gets the endorsement of another presidential candidate in his race for U.S. House District 10, while Mike Beaudreau and P.K. Martin pick up their own support in the state Senate District 9 race.

Bridges to be repaired on Gwinnett roads

Gwinnett commissioners approved a contract this week to allow repair work on five local bridges.

Homes in Gwinnett parks to help veterans in need

Gwinnett commissioners agree to a partnership with The IMPACT! Group to provide transitional housing for veterans in houses located in county parks.

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Input sought on possible tax ‘increase’ in Gwinnett

Commissioners will consider allowing the millage rate to remain the same in 2014, which could increase tax bills for thousands of Gwinnettians whose property values have increased.

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POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: U.S. Rep. Rob Woodall to take leadership role in Washington

The Republican leadership shuffling since the defeat of Majority Leader Eric Cantor has lead to local Congressman Rob Woodall being tapped to head the Republican Study Committee.

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Snellville council fights over city clerk role, salary but approves settlement | VIDEO

Snellville officials approved the settlement of a trial between the mayor and council, allowing Mayor Kelly Kautz to appoint Phyllis Moreland-Richardson as city clerk, while fighting over the job description and salary.

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POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Jody Hice picks up local endorsements

State Rep. Terry England and several other Gwinnett and Barrow officials back Jody Hice in his race for U.S. Congress District 10.

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Local songwriter travels across globe for Christian CD project

Stacy Marie Walker, a Buford piano and voice teacher, used crowdfunding to travel to Romania and work on a decade-long Christian CD trilogy project called “Transcend.”

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Commissioners sell land where plant was built

After a title search discovered that the Mitsubishi Electric facility sits on land owned by the county after a roadway was abandoned, commissioners agreed to sell the right of way and easements.

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Georgia Right to Life announces new national organization, endorsements

Georgia Right to Life President Daniel Becker announced the formation of the National Personhood Alliance, “a confederation of faith-based, pro-life organizations and leaders who believe pursuing Personhood is essential to protecting all innocent human beings in the 21st century.”

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Settlement reached in Snellville mayor vs. council trial

After the mayor presented her case to a judge in a dispute with the city council over Snellville’s city manager and city clerk and the mayor’s power to appoint to the position, officials reached a settlement in the case.

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Kroger's top baggers compete for scholarship | VIDEO | PHOTOS

Three local teenagers competed as part of Kroger’s competition to name the top bagger in the state to represent the grocer at the Georgia Food Industry Association’s “Bag-Off” competition.

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POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Newt Gingrich backs Mike Collins in GOP runoff in congressional race

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich endorses Mike Collins, the son of former colleague Mac Collins, in the upcoming July 22 GOP runoff for the Georgia House District 10 race. Gwinnett Democratic Party leader Steve Deak steps down.

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Collins Hill bridge to open this weekend | VIDEO

Reaching a major milestone in the Ga. Highway 316/Ga. Highway 20 project, crews expect to open the Collins Hill Road bridge over Ga. 316 overnight Friday.

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City Manager Sanders takes stand in Snellville mayor vs. council trial

During the fifth day of Snellville’s mayor vs. council trial, City Manager Butch Sanders takes the stand, admitting to lying on his resume.

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Officials consider lowering millage rate, after increase to tax digest

Commissioners discuss options of lowering or maintaining millage rates in 2014, after an increase in property values for the first time in five years.

Ready Georgia app upgraded to help during severe weather

An upgrade to the Ready Georgia app fulfills a recommendation of the governor’s Severe Winter Weather Warning and Preparedness Taskforce, which was created after thousands of people were stranded in the snow during severe weather in January.

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POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Jody Hice relates Eric Cantor defeat to Georgia District 10 runoff

Congressional candidate Jody Hice compares himself to David Brat, who defeated Virginia Rep. Eric Cantor last week, while Mike Beaudreau collects more endorsements in his Senate District 9 race.

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Councilmembers take stand in Snellville mayor vs. council trial

Mayor Pro Tem Tom Witts and Councilmembers Barbara Bender, Bobby Howard, Dave Emanuel and Diane Krause took the stand Friday to testify during the fourth day of Snellville’s mayor vs. council trial, which involves the appointment of the city manager and city clerk.

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City clerk resigns during Snellville trial

Officials will reconvene Thursday afternoon, possibly with a settlement in the Snellville mayor vs. council case.

POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Kingston returns campaign funds tied to Gwinnett fundraiser

David Perdue calls out his opponent in the U.S. Senate Republican runoff, Jack Kingston, for taking campaign funds from Khalid Satary, a felon going through deportation proceedings.

Mayor Kelly Kautz accuses council of acting illegally in court testimony

With Mayor Kelly Kautz expected to take the stand Wednesday in a dispute with the city council, attorneys are now discussing a settlement.

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Former mayors testify in Snellville mayor vs. council trial

Attorneys began their arguments Tuesday in the trial between Snellville’s mayor and city council involving a dispute over the city clerk and city manager positions.

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Lawrenceville seeks nominees for Heritage Trail recognition

The Lawrenceville Downtown Development Authority is seeking nominations for people who have contributed to Lawrenceville’s history, for recognition along the new Heritage Trail.

New technology company Alive Studios to launch in Gwinnett

Alive Studios, created by Cynthia Kaye, the former CEO of Logical Choice Technologies, launched Alive Studios, Gwinnett Chamber Economic Development officials announced Monday.

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Gwinnett Fire's medical ambulance bus a mini-hospital on wheels

In service for about a year, Gwinnett Fire’s medical ambulance bus is one of two in the metro Atlanta area funded by a U.S. Department of Homeland Security to respond to mass casualty incidents.

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POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Gwinnett Sheriff, commissioners support P.K. Martin in Senate runoff

A spate of politicians, including Gwinnett Sheriff Butch Conway and Commissioners Jace Brooks, Tommy Hunter and John Heard, back P.K. Martin in the state Senate District 9 runoff for the GOP nomination; U.S. Sens. Johnny Isakson and Saxby Chambliss talk about Eric Shinseki’s resignation from the VA; and U.S. Rep. Rob Woodall will hold town hall meetings.

Gwinnett commissioners debate ethics as a priority for government

A year after setting priorities to regain public trust, commissioners debated whether a culture of leadership should be a stated goal for the Gwinnett government.

Economist predicts growth for Gwinnett

University of Georgia economist Jeffrey Dorfman talked about the improving economy during the first of a two-day strategic planning session for Gwinnett commissioners.

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POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Handel endorses Kingston in GOP U.S. Senate runoff

Former Secretary of State Karen Handel, the third-place finisher in this month’s U.S. Senate GOP primary, endorsed Jack Kingston in the runoff against David Perdue. Atlanta Tea Party’s Julianne Thompson also gives her support.

Gwinnett signs off on Lilburn City Hall, library project

Officials agreed on construction and maintenance terms for an $11.5 million joint venture to house Lilburn’s City Hall as well as a county library.

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Contracts approved for Gwinnett human resources, water resources directors

Employment lawyer Scott Fuller was tapped to head Gwinnett government’s human resources department, while Ron Seibenhener agreed to another two-year stint as the head of water resources.

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QT pulls out of controversial Norcross location

After public concern over the proposal to build a gas station at a key gateway to downtown Norcross, QuikTrip withdrew its application for a zoning change.

Man arrested for swimming in park lake

Gwinnett’s swiftwater rescue unit was dispatched to Tribble Mill Park on Memorial Day after reports of a man in the water.

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Ladybugs celebrate anniversary of Lilburn garden club

Members of the Ladybugs Garden Club, formed in 1989, work to maintain trails at the Lilburn Camp Creek Greenway and other projects.

POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Georgia Right to Life PAC claims campaign success

Gwinnett-based Georgia Right to Life political action committee claims 90 percent success rate in 2014 primary; Democrats set events.

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Solar lights installed to improve safety on Lanier

The Lake Lanier Association has added 20 solar-powered lights to hazard markers on Lake Lanier in hopes of improving safety and navigation at night

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Gwinnett to play role in primary runoff contests

University of Georgia political science professor Charles Bullock takes a look at the U.S. Senate and local Congressional race as they reshape for July GOP runoffs.

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Gwinnett parks system named finalist for national award

Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation was named a finalist for the 2014 National Gold Medal Awards for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management from the American Academy for Park and Creation Association and National Recreation and Park Association.

Gwinnett pools open for summer season

Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation’s outdoor aquatic facilities will open Saturday, May 24.

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POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Woodall, Lewis work together on autism research

Lawrenceville’s U.S. Rep. Rob Woodall and Atlanta’s U.S. Rep. John Lewis may sit on opposite sides of the political aisle, but the two are working together, authoring a bipartisan letter seeking evaluation of funding priorities related to autism research.

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Balfour disappointed in election defeat, but grateful for 22 years in office

After 22 years as senator, Don Balfour will have to get used to a new moniker after his third-place finish in Tuesday’s primary.

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Metro Atlanta Chamber official reaches out to Gwinnett as partners

During her first 135 days on the job, Hala Moddelmog, president and CEO of the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, has spent time touring the region, talking to leaders and building a coalition with the purpose of growing jobs.

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Perdue, Kingston in runoff to battle Nunn for U.S. Senate

The GOP nomination for U.S. Senate is still up in the air, with David Perdue and Jack Kingston set to square off in a July runoff. Michelle Nunn easily captured the Democratic nomination Tuesday.

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Balfour ousted; Beaudreau, Martin headed to runoff for state Senate nomination

Sen. Don Balfour, though, was not focused on the election, as he received word that his son became critically ill in Afghanistan, where he is serving with the Georgia National Guard.

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Governor Deal gets nomination, looks toward November contest

Gov. Nathan Deal takes more than 70 percent of the support in the GOP primary Tuesday, over challenger John Barge and David Pennington.

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Snellville now party to mayor-council suit

June 9 trial date set

Judge Warren Davis denies a motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed by Snellville Mayor Kelly Kautz against the city council, but he allowed the city to intervene in portions of the suit, setting a June 9 trial date.

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