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Chris Stephens

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Public gives input on proposed Peachtree Corners crematory

Peachtree Corners’ BOC meeting Sept. 16

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Parkview comes back from deficit, wins rivalry battle with Brookwood | PHOTOS

Despite early 17-0 deficit, Parkview rallied to defeat Brookwood on Friday night

Duluth City Council approves two developments

Duluth City Council approves two developments

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Campbell's three TDs lead Peachtree Ridge past Parkview | PHOTOS

The Lions were up 35-7 at halftime, but Parkview came out in the second half and made a game of it.

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Civil War history comes to life Yellow River Post Office

History came alive Saturday as the Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center put on a Civil War display for the community at the Yellow River Post Office at Hudson-Nash Farm.

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Grayson runs roughshod over Red Elephants | VIDEO

After a disappointing 2013 campaign, the Rams came out and made a statement in all phases of the game as they shut out a traditionally high-octane offense from Gainesville, 39-0.

Duluth discusses joint transportation project

Duluth’s City Council discussed a proposed intergovernmental agreement with Gwinnett County for two joint transportation projects.

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Buford football tops Trinity Christian in ESPN matchup | PHOTOS

Buford opened the football season with a victory over Trinity Christian (Fla.)

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‘Big responsibility’: Sports stars, celebrities discuss importance of being a dad

Being a dad is a choice. As prisons and our legal system continues to get flooded with more and more people, there is one thing that is common for many — the absence of a father.

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South Gwinnett comes up short at Walton

South Gwinnett vs. Walton in high school football

Peachtree Corners adopts crime-free multi-family housing program

City adopts Crime-Free Multi-Family Housing program

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ESPN's Pollack excited about college football playoff system

The college football world is finally getting what it wants — a college football playoff. For former Shiloh High School, University of Georgia and Cincinnati Bengals’ player David Pollack, that means one thing. More football.

Grassroots campaign aims to keep apartments out of Snellville

At first glance, the parking lot looked the same as it did for Friday night football games. But for the thousands of Snellville residents, Thursday’s community meeting in the Brookwood High School cafeteria was about voicing their opposition to two proposed developments around Eastside Medical Center

Duluth amends zoning ordinance

The Duluth city council amended its zoning ordinance during a public hearing at the regularly-scheduled city council meeting on Monday.

Five-run first inning leads G-Braves to victory

The Gwinnett Braves sent 10 men to the plate in the first inning and scored five runs with the help of two errors as they never looked in a 7-1 win Saturday against the Norfolk Tides at Coolray Field.

Duluth City Council discusses Scott Hudgens Park access

The Duluth City Council had multiple topics to discuss during Monday’s work session but spent a lot of time discussing access issues at Scott Hudgens Park.

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Gwinnett County Animal Welfare raises awareness with car show | PHOTOS

Gwinnett County Animal Welfare aims to raise awareness

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Gwinnett FOP lodge gives back to community | PHOTOS | VIDEO

Police help with back-to-school shopping

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Mayor: Developing city center top priority for Peachtree Corners

Monday was a busy day for Peachtree Corners mayor Mike Mason. On three separate occasions, Mason delivered his second state of the city address.

Peachtree Corners approves solid waste ordinance

The Peachtree Corners City Council passed a solid waste ordinance during a regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday.

Duluth votes to keep same millage rate

The Duluth City Council voted to keep its millage rate at 5.991 mills for the 2015 fiscal year during a public hearing at the regularly scheduled meeting on Monday.

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Smoke alarm warning helps family escape blaze

A three-person family is safe after a smoke alarm alerted them to a fire in their house on the 700 block of Berryman Place early Saturday morning.

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Thousands celebrate America's birthday in Loganville

There is nothing more American than a parade to celebrate Independence Day. On Friday, that’s exactly what the city of Loganville did as thousands of residents lined the streets to celebrate the nation’s 238th birthday.

Peachtree Corners passes budget

In one of the most important things it will do this year, the Peachtree Corners city council passed its FY2015 budget during a regularly-scheduled city council meeting on Tuesday.

Developer gets nod in Duluth public hearing

A public hearing on rezoning of 11.67 acres on U.S. Highway 23 and Old Peachtree Road had dozens of homeowners turn out in an effort to voice their opinions during Monday’s regularly-scheduled city council meeting.

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Duluth honors fallen veterans

Duluth honors fallen veterans

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Georgia Gwinnett College graduating class makes history | PHOTOS

Georgia Gwinnett College created history during Thursday’s spring graduation ceremonies, graduating its biggest class ever.

Buford narrowly falls in Game 2, splits doubleheader

The Wolves were cruising along out in the field. Jake Higginbotham threw a complete game with 14 strikeouts in a 3-1 win in Game 1, and Conner Bennett was having just as much success in Game 2, garnering 12 strikeouts through 6 2/3 innings.

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Holocaust survivor recounts experience to Dacula Middle School students

Eighth-graders from Dacula Middle School took a break from the norm on Tuesday and learned more in one hour than any history book could have taught them.

Duluth City Council discusses comprehensive plan, budget

In what city manager James Riker described as two of the most important items that would be discussed and voted on, the Duluth City Council adopted the 2035 Comprehensive Plan and heard the Fiscal Year 2015 budget presentation during Monday’s regularly scheduled City Council meeting.

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PAWfest helps to raise animal awareness

For 21 years, PAWfest has been a staple in Gwinnett County.

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Barefoot in the Park festival marks its 10th anniversary

For the 10th year in a row, Duluth was the site for Barefoot in the Park, a weekend-long festival showing some of the area’s best and brightest artists.

Peachtree Ridge boys lacrosse falls in playoffs to nemesis Walton

Walton defeated host Peachtree Ridge 12-7 Friday night in the Class AAAAAA quarterfinals

No. 1 Grayson rallies to oust Lassiter in girls soccer playoffs

In a game that was better suited for the semifinals or finals, No. 1 Grayson came back to beat No. 8 Lassiter, 4-2 in overtime, Wednesday in the second round of the girls Class AAAAAA state soccer playoffs.

Peachtree Ridge boys lacrosse exacts revenge on Chattahoochee

Less than two weeks ago, Peachtree Ridge lost on a last-second goal to Chattahoochee in Johns Creek. On Tuesday, the Lions exacted revenge as they bested the Cougars, 13-11, in the first round of the Class AAAAAA lacrosse playoffs.

GGC edged by top seed in extra innings of conference tournament

Georgia Gwinnett College’s softball team split a pair of games Thursday in the Association of Independent Institutions softball championship

Brookwood scores three late goals to beat South Forsyth | VIDEO

No. 1-ranked Broncos broke through when Alfredo Rivera took a pass on the right side from Graham Grassmyer and buried it into the left side of the goal.

Duluth City Council discusses street sweepers

In an effort to save taxpayer dollars, the Duluth city staff recommended to the city council to utilize an outside contractor to do citywide sweeps.

Brookwood boys, girls sweep rivals for region titles

Winning region titles is nothing new for the Brookwood boys’ and girls’ tennis programs. And Thursday was no exception as both teams beat rival Parkview to win the Region 8-AAAAAA title at the Rhodes Jordan Park tennis complex.

Executive Women's Day helps females advance in the workplace

Hundreds of women from throughout the Atlanta area showed up to Monday’s Executive Women’s Day at the Greater Gwinnett Championship at the Gwinnett Center.

Duluth City Council awards resurfacing contract

Duluth City Council awards resurfacing contract

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Program encourages Brookwood students to make good choices

With the backing of the Brookwood High faculty and administration, SADD is putting on a program at the school this week encouraging the fellow students to make good decisions as Spring Break and prom season approaches.

Duluth names new city manager

In a special-called meeting as a part of the regularly-scheduled city work session, the Duluth city council approved city planning director James Riker to become the new city manager, much to the delight of staff members in attendance.

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GAC band accepts invitation for London parade

Almost twice the size of New York’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, London’s New Year’s Day Parade is one of the world’s largest. On Jan. 1, the Greater Atlanta Christian School’s marching band will participate in the parade, along with 8,500 other performers.

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NASCAR driver Kevin Harvick draws a crowd in Duluth

Fans lined up to meet NASCAR driver Kevin Harvick during the grand opening of Ollie's Bargain Outlet in Duluth Wednesday.

Peachtree Corners council approves CitySourced app

The Peachtree Corners City Council approved a customer agreement for the CitySourced mobile application during Tuesday’s regularly scheduled meeting.

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Duluth mayor delivers the state of the city

Although delayed for a month due to the winter storm, Duluth mayor Nancy Harris showed her excitement in delivering the state of the city Monday after the monthly city council meeting.

Duluth votes to construct an addition to the Festival Center pump house

Prior to the annual State of the City address Monday, Duluth’s city council still had to attend to some business.

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SEC WOMEN'S TOURNEY: Vols rally, Cats overwhelm to set up SEC women's final

Tennessee faces Kentucky in Sunday’s SEC women’s championship game

Buford pushes the issue in win over Hebron

After Wednesday’s game was cut short after 4.2 innings, Buford completed its first game of the year, beating Hebron Christian 6-1 Saturday at Coolray Field.