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Actor Andy Garcia finds comedic roles appealing after 'At Middleton'

Garcia stars alongside Vera Farmiga in the romantic comedy.

Former Phantom bringing one-man show to Buford

Franc D’Ambrosio will perform at the Buford Community Center this weekend.

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Cheesecake Factory health score goes from 50 to 76

The Buford restaurant failed a health inspection Jan. 22.

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Gwinnett cities improve quality of life through code enforcement

The Daily Post takes a look at each city’s code enforcement unit and some of their statistics for 2013.

THE DISH: The Potter’s Country Cookn’

This restaurant serves up country cooking, including breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Aurora Theatre brings ‘Lombardi’ to its stage

The play runs through Feb. 9.

It’s man versus bank in one-man show coming to Buford

Patrick Combs relates the story of how he deposited a $95,000 promotional junk-mail check marked “non-negotiable” and his bank cashed it.

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Eastside Medical renames Eastside Heritage Center

In addition to the renaming of the facility, the hospital recently completed an eight-month renovation project.

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Suwanee issues call for artwork

The city is gearing up for its annual Art on a Limb program.

Aurora Theatre stage set for comedy

Three comedians will perform this weekend at the Lawrenceville theater.

Music series to showcase songwriters

It’s an in-the-round format, with several songwriters on stage at the same time, along with musicians, playing music and telling stories.

Arena to host pro bull riders this weekend

The top 35 riders in the world will go up against the top 35 bulls in the world.

THE DISH: Tico’s Cuban Cafe

Tico’s serves up authentic Cuban food, and all the recipes are three and four generations old.

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Library board of trustees elects officers, approves grants

The board held its first regular business meeting of 2014 on Monday.

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New year, new you

It’s a new year and a time when many people make resolutions. Perhaps those resolutions may be related to health, whether it’s to stop smoking or to eat healthier. With that in mind, the Daily Post gives readers some advice on becoming a new year in the new year.

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Gwinnett Environmental and Herigate Center to host Build It Green event

The event will highlight the green features of the center’s facility.

NEW YEAR, NEW YEAR: Keep positive energy flowing in 2014

For the new year — and the new you — a Peachtree Corners resident and Reiki practitioner offers five ways to keep positive energy flowing through the body.

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NEW YEAR, NEW YOU: Make SMART changes in 2014

Take the SMART approach to making changes in the new year.

Auburn police chief resigns

Carl Moulder, a lieutenant with the Auburn Police Department, has been named interim chief.

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Duluth Target store closing

The store on Venture Drive is set to close in May

Upcoming fundraiser featuring former NFL greats will support two local nonprofits

The Aurora Theatre is hosting the event, which includes a sneak peek of the theater’s latest production.

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Gwinnett Clean and Beautiful recognizes environmental stewards

The organization held its annual awards dinner Thursday evening.

Gwinnett resident portrays music icon

Mark Pitt’s tribute to the King is award-winning.

THE DISH: Country Pepper

This Suwanee restaurant serves up authentic Jamaican cuisine.

Expo to bring thousands of reptiles, exotic animals to Gwinnett

Repticon, now in its seventh year in Gwinnett, will be held Jan. 11 and 12.

FILM FANS: Save money and skip 'Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones'

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Children's theater stages 'Adventures of Tom Sawyer'

The production opens this weekend at New London Theatre in Snellville.

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Gwinnett police searching for missing person

Zandra Zook was last seen Jan. 6.

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Wanted suspect flees, rescued from Chattahoochee River

Ernesto Galvez, 31, was extracted Wednesday from the Chattahoochee River.

TV show set to film in Snellville

“Halt and Catch Fire,” a new show for the cable network AMC, is expected to film scenes in Gwinnet.

Gwinnett Clean and Beautiful to host annual awards dinner

The ECoS Awards will be presented during an event Thursday.

Jeff Dunham brings ventriloquism and comedy to Atlanta

Dunham will perform Thursday at Philips Area.

Norcross residents displaced by house fire

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Library board of trustees discusses contracts, grants during workshop

The board of trustees will convene for a voting session Monday, Jan. 13.

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Gwinnett resident to participate in Tournament of Roses Parade

Amy Tippins will be riding on a float sponsored by One Legacy, an organ procurement organization.

Tenth annual Lawrenceville RINGS set to usher in the New Year

The event will include a fireworks celebration at midnight.

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Deadline for Snap! Suwanee contest nearing

The deadline to submit entries is Dec. 31.

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Lawrenceville-based company leaving international footprint with food exports

Pexim, a domestic distributor and exporter of food products incorporated in 2009, is exporting to more than 30 countries.

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Rainbow Village set to complete community center in early 2014

The organization seeks to break the cycle of homelessness through a community-based transitional housing program that promotes self-sufficiency.

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Buford man receives life-saving heart transplant

Marcus Guillory says he has a new zest and love for life.

Initiative seeks to increase number of foster homes in Gwinnett

The initiative, 111ProjectGA, is spearheaded by the ministry Promise686.

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Christmas decoration prompts 911 call

Fire trucks, an ambulance and a police car arrived at the Berkeley Lake home to check out the situation.

Police: Shooting at party was accidental

The victim received a gunshot wound to the leg.

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Residents at Life Care Center of Gwinnett receive slippers for Christmas

The event was organized by Snellville resident and volunteer Carol Carson.

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Mall of Georgia 'kind of hectic' for last-minute holiday shoppers

Crowds filled the mall Saturday looking for holiday gifts.

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Local nonprofit provides holiday turkeys for more than 250 families

Overcomers House held its fifth annual holiday turkey basket giveaway Saturday.

Duluth Citizen Police Academy accepting applications for remainings slots

The academy begins Jan. 23 and continues through May 24.

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Local art student receives letter from vice president

The 10-year-old Lawrenceville resident was one of 25 art students at Cobble Creek Studios who painted portraits of the vice presidents.

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Bethlehem Post Office popular destination during holiday season

Postmaster Dennis Jones said people come from locations hours away to have their cards canceled on the post office’s old cancelling machine.

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Undercover investigation into identity theft leads to arrest

An Atlanta man is facing charges in Gwinnett County.