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Frank Reddy

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Grayson's Christmas in July coming soon

The sixth annual Christmas in July is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 27 at the Grayson Arts and History Center, an event that offers Christmas deals five months before the holiday in an effort to help folks get a jumpstart on the holiday season.

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Residents clean up after storm

Residents in a Norcross neighorhood near the DeKalb County line felt the effects Thursday night from a series of squalls that blasted through the streets, downing trees, snapping power lines and lifting part of a roof from a nearby warehouse.

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Student competes in National History Day contest

A Providence Christian Academy student who placed first at a state level history day competition ranked 12th out of more than 100 at the national level event June 9-13.

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GCPS could use local-made film in curriculum

Officials with Gwinnett County Public Schools recently announced that a documentary film directed and produced by several local residents could soon be incorporated into the district's high school curriculum.

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GCPS honored with Emmy Award

The Southeast Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences recently presented Gwinnett County Public Schools with an EMMY Award for "Love that Book!"

Fundraiser money reportedly stolen from soccer club

Lilburn Police are looking for leads in an entering auto case over the weekend, which left a local soccer club short more than $2,400 in funds recently donated to the organization.

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Free class for kids teaches organic gardening

A class in Buford offers Gwinnett County children the chance to learn about organic gardening once a week during a free, hands-on session taught by local master gardeners.

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Afternoon thunderstorms, more heat today

It's been hot lately. But a local weather enthusiast said the only thing unusual about the recent 90-degree afternoons is that it took us until June to finally start getting them.

School wins $100K grant for PE intiatives

Gov. Nathan Deal and the Chairman of the National Foundation for Governors' Fitness Councils recently announced three winning schools that will receive state-of-the-art fitness centers. Among them: Berkmar Milddle.

College receives threatening phone call

Officials with Geogria Gwinnett College asked those on the campus to be wary Tuesday following a threat which was received by phone about 12:15 p.m. Tuesday.

Teen hospitalized after near drowning

Firefighters treated a teen who was pulled from a Hamilton Mill pool Tuesday.

GOOD NEWS: College-sponsored Merit Scholarship winners named

National Merit Scholarship Corp., recently announced about 2,500 winners of National Merit Scholarships financed by U.S. colleges and universities

Sweepstakes, program encourage reading

In an effort to help children across the state, including those in Gwinnett the Georgia Public Libary Service and the state's Path2College 529 Plan are again partnering for the summer reaidn program sweepstakes.

Corps could consider park partnerships

As their budgets continue to shrink, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is considering options to lease out area parks with "managing partnerships."

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Parkview grad gets teaching award

Teach for America announced last week the recipients of one of the organization's top awards. Among them: Sheena Varghese, a graduate of Parkview High School.

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Meadowcreek students win culinary competition

Two students from Meadowcreek High School were the top contenders at a recent culinary competition sponsored by the NAACP.

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Police seek public's help in alleged firearms theft

Gwinnett County Police say a man who recently ate dinner at a local Mexican restaurant accidently left a bag containing a Glock pistol on a chair before leaving. Somebody walked in after him and stole it, officials report.

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Group hosts bone marrow donation registry drive

Gwinnett Medical Center and Delete Blood Cancer teamed up Thursday to host a bone marrow registry drive -- an effort to save the lives of those in need.

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Student angling team makes splash

Hebron Christian Academy has a school-sponsored team of young fisherman that are making a splash in youth angling competitions around the southeast.

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Osborne students are Odyssey world champs

A group of Osborne Middle School students recently took home world championship titles during an international educational competition which asks young people to "think outside the box."

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Wesleyan's longtime headmaster to step down

Wesleyan's headmaster who for 18 years has led the Peachtree Corners Christian school has announced he will step down at the end of the 2013-14 academic year.

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Operation Homefront gives injured vet free house

The Bowen Family arrived for the first time at their new home Monday afternoon. The residence was donated as part of the Operations Inspiration Campaign and presented by Operation Homefront and Eckrich.

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Maxwell students ready for healthcare careers

Maxwell High School of Technology recently sent 42 students in its Nursing Essentials Healthcare Class into the industry as qualified certified nursing assistants.

Suwanee woman drowns in Lake Lanier

Officials said a 55-year-old Suwanee woman drowned Saturday in Lake Lanier after falling off a tube in the Shoal Creek area.

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Hundreds enjoy 'cold beer on a hot day'

The inaugural Brews and Tunes Festival in downtown Duluth brought out hundreds of thirsty patrons on a hot Saturday afternoon.

GOOD NEWS: Gwin Oaks' Amolo named media specialist of year

A Gwinnett County educator known for her passion for reading was named the 2013 Gwinnett County Public Schools Library Media Specialist of the Year.

Guests invited to Grill with the Falcons

The Atlanta Falcons will host the 2013 Grill with the Falcons Built by Home Depot from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. June 15 at the Mall of Georgia. All proceeds will benefit Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

Suwanee brush business part of manufacturing expo

A local company that makes industrial brushes is one of many local and state businesses that will take part in the Georgia Manufacturing Expo June 8 at Gwinnett Center.

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Lake Lanier advocates asking for "more capacity"

Measuring 1,072.14 feet above sea level at its most recent reading on Friday, Lake Lanier is looking way better than this time last year. Local business owners and officials with the Lake Lanier Association chimed in on the matter.

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Local teen lasts three rounds in national bee

Despite winning his way through three rounds in the Scripps National Spelling Bee Wednesday in Washington D.C., Wesleyan School's Nicholas Poulos didn't make it to Thursday's semifinals.

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GCPS bids farewell to retirees

More than 500 Gwinnett County Public Schools employees were honored this week during an annual retirement luncheon at the Gwinnett Center Arena Grand Ballroom.

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More than 600 graduate from Gwinnett Tech

Hundreds of Gwinnett Tech graduates recently celebrated commencement, and the college is on pace to confer more than 2,500 graduation awards for the academic year.

Locals invited to welcome soldier home

A local organization is asking folks to come out and line the streets in Winder Thursday as they welcome home an injured U.S. Army Specialist and Winder-Barrow High School graduate.

Inaugural Duluth beerfest scheduled for June 1

The inaugural Brews and Tunes Festival is scheduled for June 1 in downtown Duluth.

GOOD NEWS: Students get start-up dollars

Snellville recently awarded start-up investment capital to several students for their businesses after hearing student presentations.

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Mountain View celebrates 'first class' graduation

Graduates of Mountain View High School's Class of 2013 are the first group of students who have spent their entire four-year high school careers there. They graduated during a ceremony Friday afternoon at Gwinnett Center Arena.

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One of nation's youngest doctors graduates in Suwanee

At age 22, Serennah Harding is one of the youngest doctors in the United States, according to officials with Georgia Campus -- Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Wesleyan student competes next week in national bee

Meet Nicholas Poulos. He likes barbecue, hunting, fishing and soccer. He's also smart. Photographic-memory smart. He's headed to the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington next week, where he'll do verbal battle with other state champions from around the country.

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District's largest senior class graduates

Graduates of Brookwood High School received their diplomas during a ceremony at the school's stadium Wednesday night. With 810 graduating seniors, it was Gwinnett County Public Schools biggest commencement ceremony.

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Students, teachers say goodbye for the summer

Teachers and students said goodbye for the summer on Wednesday.

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GCPS students graduate from 21 different schools

Monday night marked the district's first graduation ceremony of the week, and there's seven more planned tonight all over Gwinnett County.

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Phoenix High graduation packs arts center

Friends and family of more than 100 students from Phoenix High School cheered on their young graduates during a ceremony Monday night -- the local school district's first graduation of the year.

Grayson church hosts movie night

The Movie in the Park series kicks off June 7 with "Wreck It Ralph" at Grayson Community Park.

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GOOD NEWS FROM SCHOOLS: National Merit Scholars announced

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation has announced more than 15,000 finalists for its annual $2,500 award. Among them: about a dozen local students.

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Local students share struggles, victories

Zachary Bellier and Naomi McAllister go to different schools. They have different friends. Different interests. They lead entirely different lives. But both have something in common: they have supportive families, a positive outlook and both have overcome personal obstacles as they prepare to graduate this week from Gwinnett County Public Schools.

Graduations begin for largest GCPS class ever

Twenty-one graduation ceremonies will take place throughout Gwinnett County Public Schools next week. MOre than 10,500 students will cross the stage to receive their high school diploma.

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More than 270 graduate from GGC

Georgia Gwinnett College graduated more than 270 students Friday during its spring commencement.

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School board plans millage rate hike

A unanimous vote at Thursday's board of education meeting meant formal approval of a $1.7 billion budget for Fiscal Year 2014. Officials also tentatively adopted a millage rate increase of 1.30 mills over the previous year's rate.

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Four elementary school principals named

Four veteran educators were tapped to lead local elementary schools for the 2013-14 year during a Thursday board of education meeting.

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Local running club keeps kids active

A group of more than 250 elementary school students from the Dacula area is spending the next several days in preparation for the Peachtree Jr. Road Road Race. It's one of several area races the Dacula Cluster Running Club will tackle this year in the name of fighting obesity and staying fit.