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Deanna Allen

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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.

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.

THE DISH: Jalapeño Mexican Restaurant

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

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.

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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.

Local Chick-fil-A restaurants holding fundraisers for girl battling cancer

Chick-fil-A restaurants at locations in Gwinnett are hosting fundraisers Monday, March 17, for 3-year-old Imogen Passman of Lilburn, who has been diagnosed with a rare form of cancer.

Hindu festival celebrating spring to held March 23 in Snellville

The Holi Celebration is sponsored by Radha Krishna Mandir and Youth Cultural Group.

Aurora Theatre explores coming-of-age story in its latest production

The Lawrenceville theater will present the musical “The Unauthorized Biography of Samantha Brown” through April 6.

THE DISH: First Watch — The Daytime Cafe

A look at the offerings at the new Snellville cafe.

Harlem Globetrotters bringing 'Fans Rule' Tour to Arena

The Harlem Globetrotters’ Blue Team will entertain fans during an exhibition basketball game this Saturday.

Crosby, Stills and Nash to play Fox Theatre

The legendary trio is making a tour stop at the Fox in Atlanta on March 22.

Cheesecake Factory scores 91 on most recent health inspection

The restaurant, which failed an inspection in December and scored a 76 during a reinspection two days later, has increased its health score to a 91.

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Foundation awards 'Challenge Grants' to four local nonprofits

The Challenge Grants offer each recipient the opportunity to double fundraising efforts with a one-to-one dollar match. Each organization must first raise their awarded amounts before the foundation will disburse the Challenge Grant dollars. Monies raised must be new contributions, and each organization is challenged to raise the funds by the end of 2014.

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Owner of Jen's Hallmark retiring after 21 years, closing Lawrenceville store

Lawrenceville resident Jennifer Esping, 47, is retiring after 21 years owning the Hallmark store off Riverside Parkway.

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Local Girl Scouts earn Gold Award

Seventeen local Girl Scouts earned the highest achievement in Scouting this year.

Kudzu Art Zone invites public to judge art exhibit

The Norcross arts organization Kudzu Art Zone has a special exhibit on display at the Gwinnett Historic Courthouse where viewers are asked to cast a ballot for their favorite piece. A People’s Choice Award will be presented at the close of the exhibit.

BY VENUE: March 7

A list of events happening in and around Gwinnett County.

Prom dresses $30 each during Sunday’s Gown Town benefit sale

The radio station Q100 and The Bert Show will be selling affordable prom dresses during an event at Gwinnett Place Mall. The sale will benefit an organization that raises awareness and works toward the prevention of eating disorders.

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Season of Lent begins Ash Wednesday

St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Norcross held an Ash Wednesday service in which ashes were lightly smeared on parishoners’ foreheads. Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent.

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Governor declares March Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month at request of Gwinnett doctor

Indran Indrakrishnan is a board certified gastroenterologist practicing at Gwinnett Digestive Clinic PC in Lawrenceville and is a clinical professor of medicine at Emory University. He requested that the governor issue a proclamation declaring March Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month in December.

Chimney catches fire at Lawrenceville residence

Gwinnett firefighters responded to a home Monday evening where the chimney had caught fire.

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Retired Barrow County K-9 dies

Ranger, a black Labrador Retriever, was found on the side of Ga. Highway 211 after he had been struck by a motor vehicle. He was rushed to a veterinarian but was already deceased.

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Buford resident, retired postman wins $1 million lottery prize

Eddie Beard, 71, won $1 million playing the Georgia Lottery’s 20th Anniversary Extravaganza. He purchased his winning ticket at a Buford convenience store.

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Gwinnett student wins district spelling bee

A Hull Middle School student placed first in Saturday’s District 3 spelling bee.

United Way’s Women’s Leadership Council to honor Legacy Award recipients

The United Way’s Women’s Leadership Council of Gwinnett will recognize four women for their outstanding contributions to the Gwinnett community March 28.