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Duluth mayor wants city, residents to dig deeper | VIDEO

For the sixth time, Duluth mayor Nancy Harris delivered her state of the city address before a packed house Monday at City Hall.

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Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful commemorates 35 years with award dinner | PHOTOS

Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful serves as a catalyst for caring individuals, organizations and businesses who wish to create a greener, cleaner Gwinnett.

Peachtree Corners approves new cell tower

With the need for better cell service for Verizon customers, the city council approved a tall structure permit to allow for a 100-foot monopine cell tower at 6579 Peachtree Industrial Blvd., during the regularly-scheduled meeting Tuesday.

Peachtree Corners approves new cell tower

With the need for better cell service for Verizon customers, the city council approved a tall structure permit to allow for a 100-foot monopine cell tower at 6579 Peachtree Industrial Blvd., during the regularly-scheduled meeting Tuesday.

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Lawrenceville parade honors Martin Luther King | PHOTOS

On Monday, thousands of people came out to show their support for King and his dream for this country as Lawrenceville held its annual Martin Luther King Jr. parade from the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center to Moore Middle School.

Archer dominates Alabama power, 80-63

LAWRENCEVILLE — Stifling defense and great ball movement were key in Archer’s 80-63 win over Alabama power Jeff Davis Saturday at the Krossover Classic. The Tigers got 27 points from Amber Skidgel and a school record 14 assists from Madison Newby en route to the win.

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Students learn science lessons in robot competition | PHOTOS

Students learn science lessons in robot competition

Students learn science lessons in robot competition

Duluth city council, mayor OK $1.6M budget amendment

The mayor and city council approved a budget amendment in the amount of $1,604,616 for use in the Main St. phase I and II, and State Route 120 project during Monday’s regularly-scheduled city council meeting.

Peachtree Ridge boys escape Central Gwinnett in OT

SUWANEE — It wasn’t pretty, but Peachtree Ridge boys basketball found a way to get the win, holding off Central Gwinnett 58-57.

Turnovers kill Team Commitment in Rising Seniors Bowl

ATLANTA — In a game where hanging onto the ball is important, Team Commitment struggled to do so, turning the ball over nine times in a 38-14 loss to Team Dedication at the Rising Seniors Bowl on Tuesday at Grady Stadium.

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North's Hancock MVP of Elite Junior Classic

North Gwinnett's K.J. Hancock was the star of Monday's Elite Junior Classic high school football all-star game

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Quinn House celebrates Christmas, time together | PHOTOS | VIDEO

Christmas time brings about loneliness for many who have nobody with whom to spend the holidays. That wasn’t the case Thursday morning at the Quinn House as men gathered together to celebrate Christmas and spend time with their newfound family.

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Turnovers deciding factor in Team Pridgen win at Gwinnett all-star football game | PHOTOS

SUWANEE — Football coaches preach about holding onto the ball throughout the season. And in Gwinnett’s senior all-star football game at Peachtree Ridge on Saturday, Team Pridgen took advantage of six Team Reach turnovers en route to a 35-14 win.

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Buford football wins state championship, 40th straight game | PHOTOS

Buford dominated St. Pius in the Georgia Dome Saturday for the Class AAAA state championship

Duluth authorizes scoreboard purchases

The Duluth City Council authorized the purchase of scoreboards for Bunten Park during Monday’s regularly scheduled meeting.

Buford causes problems for Cartersville's freshman QB

Coming into Friday’s semifinal game against Buford, Cartersville freshman quarterback Trevor Lawrence was showing the state he was one of the top quarterbacks for the class of 2018.

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Parkview Classic: McEachern too much for Parkview girls | PHOTOS

LILBURN - It was billed as a powerhouse matchup between two of the state’s elite teams. However, a 19-1 run by McEachern to end the first half put to rest any thoughts that they aren’t the best team in the state, beating Parkview 71-45 at the Parkview Thanksgiving Tip-off Classic Tuesday.

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Peachtree Ridge capitalizes on Norcross' mistakes in 35-2 win | PHOTOS

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Crematory application denied in Peachtree Corners

More than 200 residents crammed into City Hall on Tuesday as the Peachtree Corners city council heard arguments from both sides on a proposed re-zoning to allow for a crematory within the city limits.

Duluth council to buy 6.53-acre property

Duluth council to buy 6.53-acre property

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Parkview wins Battle of Lilburn for 15th straight year

The last decade and a half has seen Parkview dominate the Battle of Lilburn and Friday was no different as the Panthers turned a 14-3 halftime lead into a 42-3 blowout to beat rival Berkmar.

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Brookwood outlasts Archer for Region 8-AAAAAA softball title

Broncos shut out Tigers in title-clinching game

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Norcross creates a no-fly zone for big win over North Gwinnett | PHOTOS

Norcross delivered big on defense in a rematch of last year’s Class AAAAAA state championship game

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More than 1,000 attend annual Shore Sweep at Lake Lanier

More than 1,000 volunteers showed up Saturday morning at 10 different sites to assist in the annual Shore Sweep at Lake Lanier. The event took place at 10 different sites across five counties, with Gwinnett Park being one of Gwinnett’s locations.

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Davis, Archer streamroll Parkview

Archer came back from a tough start to the season and dismantled Parkview with a huge night from Kyle Davis

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Three-run sixth propels Brookwood softball past Archer

Broncos’ Ablan strikes out 16, keeps team unbeaten in region play

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Parkview track patriarch returns to see changes

The year was 1976 and Parkview was beginning its first year as a high school. For Park Turner, it was a chance to start a tradition in track and field at the new Lilburn school.

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Buford wins second straight county volleyball title

Wolves sweep Brookwood for back-to-back crowns

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Central Gwinnett dominant in all phases in win over Shiloh | PHOTOS

Eric Forrest, Major Bellamy shine as Central Gwinnett defeats Shiloh 44-0

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.