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Deanna Allen

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THE DISH: Cabana Grill

Cabana Grill 1635 Scenic Highway, Snellville 770-736-1129

The first of its kind, Cabana Grill opened in Snellville on Monday, April 14.

Comedy troupe bringing improv show to Gwinnett on Saturday

Troupe bringing improv show to town

The OTC Comedy Troupe will perform at Lionheart Theatre in Norcross this weekend.

Storytimes, hands-on classes and more planned at Gwinnett library branches

The Gwinnett County Public Library is hosting several events at a variety of branches through Friday, April 25.

Check out more than just books from your local library

Library patrons can request one-week passes for free admission for a family of four to several area attractions.

Renovated Buford restaurant giving away free meals Friday

O’Charley’s in Buford will give away free meals to the first 100 customers on Friday.

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Library's executive director enjoys educational aspect of job

Charles Pace, executive director of the Gwinnett County Public Library, has served in that capacity since January and has been making internal changes within the library system.

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Gwinnett native, Zac Brown Band member to perform sold-out show in Duluth

Clay Cook and Levi Lowrey will perform Thursday at the Red Clay Theatre in downtown Duluth.

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Arena announces Ed Sheeran to perform in September

British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran will kick off his first stateside tour Aug. 22 and will make a stop at the Arena at Gwinnett Center in September.

Saturday's Cops and Robbers Run in Snellville postponed

The 5K and 10K scheduled for Saturday, April 19, in Snellville has been postponed due to construction.

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Snellville business makes, sells fresh mozzarella cheese

The cheese makers at Orobianco in Snellville produce fresh mozzarella cheese for sale to the public and to restaurants.

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New electrophysiology labs expand Gwinnett Medical's cardiac services

The two labs are both equipped with state-of-the-art technology for the diagnosis and treatment of heart arrhythmias.

Residents can register to vote online

Those who wish to vote in the May 20 General Primary/Nonpartisan Election can register using the Georgia Secretary of State’s new online voter registration feature. The deadline to register is April 21.

First-of-its-kind restaurant to open Monday in Snellville

Cabana Grill will open Monday with a ribbon cutting and a fiesta-style celebration.

Aurora Theatre presents Spanish-language play 'Mariela in the Desert'

The Aurora Theatre’s latest play is the Teatro del Sol production “Mariela in the Desert,” by Karen Zacarías.

Everett family to celebrate 50 years of making music

The Everetts of Suwanee are holding a two-day benefit Friday and Saturday.

Gwinnett organization issues call for art submissions

Kudzu Art Zone invites all Georgia artists ages 18 and older working in two- and three-dimensional media to participate in its second annual open juried exhibition.

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Local restaurants affected by high price of limes

A combination of factors has prompted the spike in lime prices, which have affected restaurants across the country.

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City of Duluth unveils permanent art sculpture "Ascension"

Duluth has installed a permanent sculpture in the McClure Bridge Road roundabout that leads into downtown Duluth.

Organization to provide month's supply of food to 200 families

This Saturday, Overcomers House will sponsor a truckload food giveaway, providing one month’s supply of food to the first 200 families to attend the event.

Interstate 985 road work to resume, weather permitting

Weather delayed the work Sunday night, but crews plan to get started on repairs as soon as weather allows.

Gwinnett woman scratches instant ticket worth $1M

A Dacula woman won a $1 million top prize playing the instant game 50X The Money.

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Justin Timberlake bringing 20/20 Experience to Gwinnett Arena

Justin Timberlake is returning to the Gwinnett Arena, and tickets for the December concert go on sale at 10 a.m. Monday, April 14.

SafetySmart Lilburn Inc. sponsoring rabies clinic Saturday

The Lilburn Rabies Clinic will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, rain or shine.

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Food Truck Fridays kicks off in Suwanee

Food trucks will roll into Suwanee’s Town Center Park every first Friday of the month through October with the exception of July.

Norcross teen has principal role in national tour of ‘The Lion King’

Norcross resident Nia Holloway plays the character Nala in the national tour of “The Lion King,” coming to the Fox Theatre in Atlanta.

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Gwinnett grad Amy Robach promoted to news anchor for Good Morning America

Brookwood graduate Amy Robach has been promoted from correspondent on ABC’s Good Morning America to news anchor.

Police: Suspects admit to armed robberies at two Waffle House locations

Authorities said two men admitted to robbing Waffle House restaurants in Norcross and unincorporated Gwinnett.

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Gwinnett police searching for missing woman

Angela Rabotte, 26, was reported missing Sunday.

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Suspect facing charges stemming from 2010 incident

The man is being held without bond on the charge of aggravated assault and also has an ICE detainer.

City of Duluth collecting peanut butter and jelly for local co-op

The city is answering a call for donations issued by Hands of Christ — Duluth Cooperative Ministry.

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Color Run in Suwanee draws almost 700 participants

The Spring into Color 5K Dash was held Saturday morning at Suwanee Town Center Park.

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Volunteers pack food for malnourished children at annual 'From Hunger to Hope'

Rising Church held its 'From Hunger to Hope' event Saturday in partnership with the nonprofit organization 'Feed My Starving Children.'

Body of missing person found in Buford creek

The body of a deceased male was found Saturday morning in the area of 4076 Sudderth Road in unincorporated Buford.

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Cities, county and state honor 108-year-old Gwinnett woman

Runell “Nell” Brooks Foster was reconized by the cities of Snellville, Loganville and Grayson, as well as Gwinnett County and the governor’s office, for her 108th birthday.

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Georgia Manufacturing Expo Plant Tour Series brings group to Daily Post

The Georgia Manufacturing Expo Plant Tour Series in which individuals take guided tours of Georgia-based factories and plants to learn how their products are made brough a group to tour the Gwinnett Daily Post on Thursday.

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Gwinnett co-ops in need of specific donations

Hands of Christ Duluth Cooperative Ministry, the North Gwinnett Cooperative and the Lilburn Cooperative Ministry are in need of donations of specific items and are looking toward summer months when donations tend to decrease.

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Artists invited to paint during Gwinnett Parks Plein Air Challenge

The Gwinnett Parks Plein Air Challenge will be held select dates through July 18 and artists will paint the outdoor scenery at four Gwinnett parks.

Suwanee council approves increase in water rates, changes to fee schedule

The Suwanee City Council on Tuesday approved a resolution addressing the city’s water system administrative fee schedule and water rates.

Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center to host ‘Grow Your Own’ festival

The Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center in Buford invites county residents to attend its third annual Grow Your Own — The Real Local Food Festival on Sunday.

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Gwinnett volunteers recognized with the United Way Women’s Legacy Awards

Four women who volunteer in Gwinnett have been honored with the United Way Women’s Legacy Awards for time, talent and treasure.

New album brings singer-songwriter Suzy Bogguss to Duluth

Suzy Bogguss will play a show March 28 at Red Clay Theatre in Duluth promoting her latest album, “Lucky,” a collection of Merle Haggard songs.

THE DISH: Jalapeño Mexican Restaurant

The Lawrenceville restaurant serves a fusion of traditional Mexican fare and Tex-Mex style food.

Aurora Comedy Nights to feature three Gwinnett grads

Area grads, comedians to take Aurora Theatre stage

A trio of Gwinnett graduates will be featured on the Aurora Theatre stage as Gwinnett Comedy All-Stars during the theater’s upcoming comedy nights.

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Gwinnett residents spend first day of spring outdoors

Gwinnett residents enjoyed sunshine and warmer weather Thursday, the first day of spring.

Dump truck pushes car halfway through apartment unit

According to the Gwinnett County Fire Department, a dump truck rolled approximately 40 yards down a hill and struck a parked car, pushing it into an apartment building.

Gas leak shuts down streets near Lawrenceville square

A natural gas leak shut down several roadways in Lawrenceville on Wednesday evening.

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Police searching for suspect in gas station armed robbery

Gwinnett County police are searching for a man believed to have robbed at Loganville BP station at gunpoint Monday.

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Eastside Medical, Gwinnett Parks and Recreation partner for health initiative

Eastside Medical Center in Snellville has partnered with Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation for Live Healthy Gwinnett, an initiative that will combine clinical expertise from Eastside Medical Center physicians and staff with wellness recommendations and activities offered by Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation.

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Aurora Theatre to present children's shows

Aurora Children’s Playhouse is exploring fairy tales throughout the month of March and into April with three different performers.

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Local artist colony celebrates 10 years

Tannery Row Artist Colony in Buford is celebrating its 10-year anniversary with a special art exihibit now through April 26.