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Chris Stephens

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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.

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Buford storms back to beat Cartersville in Class AA boys basketball playoffs

For the first two quarters in Thursday’s Class AAA quarterfinal game, Cartersville 3-point specialist Corey Tobin was shooting lights out. He had seven 3-pointers and 24 points in the first half.

North dominates inside for playoff win

North vs. Lambert in second round of state playoffs

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Hot-shooting North Forsyth gets past Duluth in girls basketball second round

Despite a big game from senior Katie Powell, Duluth lost at North Forsyth in the Class AAAAAA second round

Public comments on Buford Highway median in Duluth

The Buford Highway median project was once again the topic of discussion for the Duluth City Council during its monthly work session Monday, but this time, it was the the public’s turn to have its input.

North boys stifle Etowah in first-round rout

The Bulldogs built a 26-point halftime lead in a 60-40 rout of Etowah on Saturday in its first round Class AAAAAA playoffs.

Archer's defense stout in first-round girls basketball tourney win

Archer forced visiting West Forsyth into 35 turnovers in the Class AAAAAA state basketball playoffs

Peachtree Corners approves certificate of development

There wasn’t much on the agenda, but the Peachtree Corners City Council was able to take action on four items during Tuesday’s regularly-scheduled meeting.

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2,000 runners turn out to celebrate 20 years of Run the Reagan

For 20 years the race has helped support multiple groups, including this year’s recipient, the Gwinnett Community Clinic.

South Gwinnett's Small pleased with big signing group

Comets send seven football players to the college level

South Gwinnett's Rockhead makes the most of senior season

Transfer from Shiloh to South shows plenty in his one varsity season with the Comets

Relaxed Edwards firms up future by signing with Western Kentucky

Dennis Edwards, a four-year starter for the Comets, moves on to Western Kentucky

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North Gwinnett Middle School eighth-grader wins county spelling bee

North Gwinnett Middle School eighth-grader Shruthi Santhanam came out on top in Saturday’s 2014 Gwinnett Spelling Bee.

Duluth council discusses term limits

The Duluth City Council discussed setting term limits for the mayor and city council during Monday’s regularly scheduled work session at City Hall.

PREP ROUNDUP: Archer reaches 20 wins

A recap of Saturday’s prep sports action.

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Guitar club gives Parkview students creative outlet

At Parkview, fourth-year math teacher Drew Spires hosts a guitar club two Fridays a month where students can express their musical talents through the instrument.

Local tax preparer sentenced for filing $600k in false returns

A Lawrenceville tax preparer was sentenced to two years and nine months in prison for filing false tax returns from 2009-10.

Peachtree Corners votes to OK resurfacing of streets

Road resurfacing was a huge topic of discussion during Tuesday’s Peachtree Corners city council meeting.

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Shoney's opens first-of-its-kind location at Sugarloaf Mills

Thursday saw Shoney’s do something it had never done — open a location within a mall setting, providing cooked-to-order entrees, seasonal buffets, Shoney’s On The Go quick service and full liquor service.

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Former NFL players attend fundraiser for Concussion Institute at the Aurora Theatre

Former NFL players take part in a fundraiser for GMC’s concussion institute at the Aurora Theatre.

Duluth council recognizes police chief

Chief Randy Belcher was honored during Monday’s Duluth City Council meeting for his 30 years of service.

Strong fourth quarter leads Norcross to win

Blue Devils girls take on Mill Creek

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TV show films in Snellville

Gwinnett County was the scene again for Hollywood as AMC’s new series Halt and Catch Fire filmed a couple of scenes near South Gwinnett High School on Friday.

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Collection of '57 Chevys becomes lifelong obsession for local man

Charles Warbington remembers it like it was yesterday. His dad, Alfred, told him if he stayed away from smoking and drinking, he would buy Charles a brand-new 1957 Chevrolet.

GAC boys outlast St. Francis, stay unbeaten

Spartan girls fall

Gwinnett-laden East team falls in Junior Bowl

In what started out as a competitive game turned out to be a rout by the West squad in the 2013 Georgia Junior Bowl Tuesday at Grady Stadium.

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Arrest made in Dacula homicide

Gwinnett Police are currently investigating a homicide on the 2900 block of Evergreen Eve Crossing near Dacula.

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GGC holds fall commencement at Arena

In keeping with tradition, the students exited GGC as alumni in the same way they entered the institution— through a line of faculty and staff on both sides. This time, instead of welcoming the students into the GGC family, they were sending them off into the world.

Peachtree Corners approves 5 intergovernmental agreements with Gwinnett

The Peachtree Corners city council approved five intergovernmental agreements with Gwinnett County at Tuesday’s regularly-scheduled city council meeting.

Norcross boys basketball win battle of state champs

In what was a physical game throughout between two state champions from last year, Norcross was able hold off Greenforest Christian for a 47-43 win on Saturday at the Greater Atlanta Christian School Showcase.

Hawks rally past Peachtree Ridge

Mill Creek vs. Peachtree Ridge high school basketball

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Duluth amends city's alcohol ordinance

The city of Duluth saw more changes to its alcohol ordinance as the city council approved nine changes during Monday’s regularly scheduled city council meeting.

PREP ROUNDUP: Meadowcreek wins Mustang Duals

A look at Saturday’s Gwinnett prep action

Four-play sequence key in North win

Bradford interception sets up game-changing touchdown run by Leggett

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Homicide victims honored with candlelight vigil

The vigil was held Tuesday at the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center.

Opportunistic Norcross forces Lowndes into miscues

A look at a storyline from Lowndes vs. Norcross in the third round of the Class AAAAAA state football playoffs

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Lawrenceville church serves more than 100 a holiday meal

For more than 25 years, Lawrenceville First Baptist Church has served lunch to the community on Thanksgiving.

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Shoppers pounce on early deals

Thousands of shoppers from across Gwinnett County flocked to local stores even before it was dark on Thanksgiving in search of that perfect deal.

Wesleyan wins white bracket, 57-49

It wasn’t pretty, but Wesleyan will take it as the Wolves won the white bracket of the Parkview Thanksgiving Tip-Off Classic Tuesday, beating Westlake 57-49.

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