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Central boys take region lead with win in PKs

LILBURN — Central took control of Region 8-AAAAAA as it beat Parkview on penalty kicks, 4-3, to win Tuesday at the Big Orange Jungle.

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Former UGA QB Hutson Mason speaks at NG3 fundraiser

SNELLVILLE — There are many correlations of faith and the sports arena. Athletes point to the sky to give thanks, kneel in prayer and voice their thanks to the man above.

Peachtree Corners mayor looks to add veterans memorial

Over the next two years, Mason and city leaders will start surveying sites to place a veterans memorial.

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Mountain View girls nearly knock off defending state champ McEachern | PHOTOS

It was a heavyweight battle, but in the end, McEachern kept its hopes alive for back-to-back state titles as it beat Mountain View 68-62 on Tuesday night in the quarterfinals of the Class AAAAAA playoffs.

Shiloh boys stifle Rockdale to earn quarterfinal berth

The Generals (26-3), who haven’t lost to a Georgia team this year, played strong defense in the second half, helping propel them to the win.

Peachtree Corners sets clearer parameters on alcohol ordinance

The Peachtree Corners city council set clearer parameters on its alcohol ordinance, specifically relating to liquor stores, during Tuesday’s regularly scheduled city council meeting.

Archer beats Berkmar in four-OT thriller in Region 8-AAAAAA third-place game

SNELLVILLE — It sounds cliché, but Saturday’s third-place game in the Region 8-AAAAAA boys basketball tournament didn’t deserve to have a loser.

Parkview girls win heavyweight battle over Archer for third time, 47-46

SNELLVILLE — For the third time this season, Parkview and Archer went down to the wire. And for the third time this year, Parkview came out on top, 47-46, Saturday in the Region 8-AAAAAA girls’ championship game.

Second quarter surge leads Shiloh to region title over Dacula

SNELLVILLE — For three quarters, Shiloh and Dacula were neck-and-neck. The only problem was, Shiloh outscored Dacula 18-8 in the second quarter and the Falcons never recovered as Shiloh took home the Region 8-AAAAAA boys’ championship with a 60-49 win Saturday at Brookwood.

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Runners hit the road for 2015 Run the Reagan | PHOTOS | RESULTS

About 1,600 people of all ages laced up for the annual roadway races that benefit Gwinnett Community Clinic.

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REGION 8-AAAAAA GIRLS HOOPS: Dacula back in state tournament after nine years | PHOTOS

With 26 points and 17 rebounds from Faustine Aifuwa, the Falcons wrote a new chapter for girls basketball, beating Grayson, 54-33, in the quarterfinals of the Region 8-AAAAAA tournament at Brookwood on Wednesday.

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Mountain View wrestler Flatt looking to finish with a state title

Mountain View senior Adam Flatt enters this week’s state meet with an unbeaten record, No. 1 seed

Duluth City Council looking for parking answers

City manager James Riker said the city staff would go back to the drawing board and figure out something that would work for both the city and the soccer association, adding that the project likely wouldn’t get done this summer as was hoped for.

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Kennesaw State's building will include Archer's Randy Nails

Kennesaw State signed Archer running back Randy Nails on Wednesday

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Archer senior Connor Redmond stuck with his word to South Carolina

Longtime South Carolina commitment Connor Redmond signed his letter of intent Wednesday

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Archer's Robbie Armstrong loves athletic, academic mix at Navy

Archer senior Robbie Armstrong will play college football for Navy

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Peachtree Ridge's Chance Thrasher ready to improve at Coastal Carolina

Peachtree Ridge quarterback Chance Thrasher signed with Coastal Carolina on National Signing Day

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Peachtree Ridge's Tyler Campbell chooses Army football over Ivy League

Tyler Campbell chose Army football over options in the Ivy League

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Academics send Peachtree Ridge's Blake Best to Kentucky football

Peachtree Ridge senior Blake Best was coveted for his football skill and his 4.1 GPA

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Bring on spring: Gen. Beauregard Lee doesn't see his shadow | PHOTOS

Gwinnett’s resident celebrity groundhog did not see his shadow when he emerged from his home at the Yellow River Game Ranch in Lilburn Monday morning, signaling an early spring.

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Watlington sets record in Georgia Gwinnett College baseball's opening win | PHOTOS

Georgia Gwinnett College routed Blue Mountain in the season opener on Friday

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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