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Frank Reddy

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Local man invents gadget to make everyday life easier

A local man from Hoschton has created a contraption called the Grabby, which aims to help people when carrying several items at once.

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Goats keep dam site well manicured

Ever been curious why there are goats roaming the grass above Buford Dam?

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Master Gardeners award park grant

Established in 1993, the Gwinnett County Master Gardeners Association is an educational non-profit adult volunteer group that participates in a wide variety of community projects. Most recently, the group awarded a $500 grant for 110 plant markers at Vines Park. Other parks that have benefited from the group’s efforts include Bethesda Park Senior Center, George Pierce, Little Mulberry, McDaniel Farm, Pinckneyville and Tribble Mill Park.

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Brookwood sophomore making her mark in equestrian world

After winning first place in the individual category at a southeastern qualifier hosted by Chateau Elan in April, Nowak was invited to the national event at the end of June.

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Buford home donated to soldier

Army Sgt. Michael Vanscoy and his family saw their new home for the first time Wednesday afternoon: a mortgage-free donation by Wells Fargo and part of Operation Homefront.

Family of four displaced by Dacula fire

Four residents of Dacula were displaced after an electrical fire badly damaged their two-story Wilding Green Lane home.

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Progress continues on Allied Health and Science Building

The Allied Health and Science Building at Georgia Gwinnett College is coming along, officials say.

School supply fundraiser is Aug. 2

A school supply fundraiser is scheduled for Aug. 2 to help support underprivileged children in the area.

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Experienced college students offer advice to newcomers

Three local students offered a little advice for incoming freshman. They said it’s useful information no matter where you attend college.

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Cisco gives $100,000 to Gwinnett Tech

Cisco has awarded Gwinnett Technical College a $100,000 grant to fund the college’s Accelerated Learning Program, which provides academic support to students entering college to improve their academic progress and further their success at the college level.

Officials: apply early for financial aid

Two financial officials at a local college offered up some advice for students as they prepare for their first day.

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Honors program expands students' horizons

Honors programs at Georgia Gwinnett College offer more so much more than advanced classes for students at the local institution.

Local colleges that serve Gwinnett students

This is a list of colleges that serve students in Gwinnett County.

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Cameras aim to catch those who illegally pass school buses

Following a recent decision by Gwinnett County Public Schools officials, those who pass a stopped school bus are likely to get caught red handed.

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Officials tour alternative school's new home

The principal of a local alternative school led Gwinnett County Public Schools officials on a tour Thursday afternoon of the new facilities.

Free concerts scheduled this weekend

Gwinnett County residents can attend two free concerts this weekend.

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Lilburn teen at world orienteering championship

A Lilburn teen is one of 12 young people who represented the United States earlier this month during the 2013 Junior Orienteering World Championship in the Czech Republic.

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'Out to Lunch' with ... Stanley "Stas" Preczewski

Much of what Stanley "Stas" Preczewski learned about the working world he gleaned from his time as a rowing coach at Cornell University.

Locals invited to play in 'sea of bubbles'

The city of Duluth is inviting locals of all ages to come out and play in a "sea of bubbles" July 19-20 on the town Green.

GOOD NEWS: Local student completes marine science program

A Collins Hill High School student recently travele to the Dauphin Island Sea Lab on Dauphin Island, Ala., to particiate in a month-long residential high school marine science course.

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REDDY: Children in hospital give strength to the strong

During a recent visit to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta to cover a story, Post reporter Frank Reddy recalled his own stay at Egleston as a child. He remembers some special visitors who made a big difference to the brave children at the hospital.

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Designated driver service offered on Lake Lanier

Too many drinks out on the lake? Time to turn over the keys to Lake Lanier's designated driver. For a fee, he'll drive his small boat out to your vessel and take the helm.

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Movie makers tour Gwinnett

The local makers of a documentary about America's manufacturing sector celebrated the start of a cross-country tour that started Friday morning in Gwinnett County.

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Local moms pen book about 'surviving West Point'

Two local women have penned a book that helps fellow moms cope with the separation anxiety that can stem from having children attending the United States Military Academy.

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GGC student gets restaurant scholarship

Georgia Gwinnett College sophomore David McAlexander has received a $1,000 Chick-fil-A Leadership Scholarship.

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GGC cadet is college's first West Point appointee

Michael Menelas is the first Georgia Gwinnett College cadet to be appointed to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

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Local movie tour kicks off Friday

The local makers of a documentary about the decline of America's manufacturing sector are kicking off a 32-day tour through 32 different cities on Friday at CoolRay Field.

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Gas prices on the decline for holiday travel

Officials with AAA say that motorists will likely get a break on gas prices on July 4 and through the weekend.

GCPS tech ed programs get certified

Gwinnett County Public Schools students will be able to enrolle next school year in three technical education programs that are now industry certified.

Arts commission members needed

The city of Duluth is seeking applicants to create a Duluth Public Arts Commission.

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GOOD NEWS FROM SCHOOLS: Students honored for 13 years of perfect attendance

During a meeting earlier this month, officials with Gwinnett County Public Schools recognized nine students for 13 years of perfect attendance at school in grades Kindergarten through 12.

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Buford man enjoyed six game 'Jeopardy!' streak

A University of Georgia and Brookwood High School graduate talked Thursday about his six-game winning streak on Jeopardy!, which aired last week.

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Local soccer team wins championship, helps tornado victims

A local soccer team, which was robbed less than two weeks ago, is on its way home from a victorious trip to a regional championship. The group of young men took time however to help clean up the homes of victims affected by the Moore, Oklah. Tornado.

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Website shows customers hidden fees

A local businessman has started a new website which aims to show travelers potential hidden fees in their hotel and resort bookings.

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Former UGA athletes visit children in hospital

As part of "Dawgs Day of Play," football players --and Gwinnett County Public Schools graduates -- David Greene, Jon Stinchcomb and Matt Stinchcomb visited with kids Wednesday morning at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

Gwinnett students exceed state averages on CRCT

Students in Gwinnett County once again outperformed state averages this year in all content areas at all grade levels on the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests.

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Vending truck flips at intersection

Lawrenceville Police said a vending truck ran a red light at Lawrenceville-Suwanee and Old Norcross roads about 12:15 Monday causing a collision.

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VBS changing with the times

Vacation Bible School, that American summer tradition involving arts, crafts, snacks and Christian values, is often a leading outreach tool for area churches.

Grayson opening Business Incubator

The grand opening for a new Business Incubator and Co-Working Facility in Grayson is scheduled for June 27 at 438 Grayson Parkway, Grayson.

GOOD NEWS: Sweetwater Middle students are WordMasters

Two teams representing Sweetwater Middle School have achieved highest honors in the 2012-13 WordMasters Challenge, a national vocabulary competition involving nearly 150,000 students.

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Shiloh principal is 'Emerging Leader'

The Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development announced recently that it has selected 25 educators from around the world for the 2013 Emerging Leaders Class. Among them: Shiloh High School's principal.

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GCPS hears of mentoring program's success

Officials with Gwinnett County Public Schools heard from leaders of the Community-Based Mentor program this week, a group which assists at-risk middle school-age black males to foster their social and academic development.

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Local woman has love of daylilies

The first day of summer means a lot of different things to a lot of different people. To Dorothy Moon, it's a time when her vast variety of daylilies are in full bloom: an expansive strip of vibrant colors that line much of the family's front yard.

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School board approves tax hike

In a unanimous vote Thursday night, the board of education voted to hike the millage rate by 1.30 mills over the previous year.

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GCPS buys back its headquarters

Board of education members Thursday night approved the $52 million purchase of district headquarters in Suwanee, ending a years-long lease with a private investment group.

Group asks drivers to 'dump the pump'

A group that aims to strive for better air quality is encouraging Gwinnett County residents this weekend to "dump the pump" in an effort to raise awareness about transit options.

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Celebrity gives soccer team $5,000

Celebrity Tyler Perry wrote a $5,000 check this week to a local soccer team, which was robbed less than two weeks ago. It's the latest in an outpouring of support for the Phoenix Red Boys, which are part of the Gwinnett Soccer Association.

Governor commends Master Teachers

Gov. Nathan Deal announced Tuesday the names of 58 Georgia teachers who have earned the Master Teacher certification, a desigation awarded based on demonstrated excellence in student achievement and student growth for 2013.

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Following theft corporation donates to soccer club

Members of the Gwinnett Soccer Association got a free lunch Monday compliments of Church's Chicken. After learning that funds had been stolen from the team during a car break-in June 9, the corporation reached out and donated $4,000. The team's coach said the community as a whole has been supportive following the incident.

GOOD NEWS: Top teacher named to nationwide Dream Team

Melissa Huneycutt, a teacher from Brookwood High School, was recently selected to the 2013 LearnZillion Dream Team. She'll join 200 others from across the country who were chosen for the honor, for which she won an all-expense paid ticket to San Fransicso to attend a conference for fellow winners.