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Braves focus on high school players on Day 1 of the MLB Draft

ATLANTA — The Atlanta Braves were heavy on prep players on the first day of the 2015 MLB First-Year Player Draft Monday night.

A pair of Bulldogs earn spots in the U.S. Open

ATHENS — Two men with ties to the Georgia golf team earned spots in the U.S. Open on Monday during sectional qualifying tournaments.

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Family displaced after van plows into home in Loganville area

The accident happened Monday morning.

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Gwinnett Braves fall in finale against Durham Bulls

The Gwinnett Braves slipped back under .500 with a Sunday loss to the visiting Durham Bulls

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Grenade scare leads to drug charges for Gwinnett man

A call initiated by an unresponsive man in a vehicle at a gas station led to the bomb squad responding to a possible grenade.

Weekly restaurant health inspections for June 8

Each week the Daily Post takes a snapshot of recent health scores from around the county that have been released by the Gwinnett County Health Department.

North Gwinnett grad Kenny Knudsen closes college baseball career in style

North Gwinnett grad Kenny Knudsen completed his Bryan College baseball career with an exceptional season, earning second-team NAIA All-American honors

Gwinnett lacrosse players lead Copperheads to tournament title

Ten Gwinnett high school seniors helped the Copperheads Black boys lacrosse team to first place in last weekend’s Atlanta Lax Invitational

Norcross grad Ryan Trocchio named Georgia College's top senior athlete

Ryan Trocchio, a Norcross grad, received the Senior Male Athlete of the Year Award from the Georgia College athletic department at its year-ending banquet

Jenny Bae, Luka Karaulic lead locals in American Junior Golf Association tournament

Lawrenceville resident Jenny Bae and Dacula resident Luka Karaulic were among the top performers at the American Junior Golf Association’s Evitt Foundation RTC Junior All-Star at WindStone Golf Club in Ringgold

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Runners hit obstacle course at Jail Break Challenge | PHOTOS | RESULTS

A few hundred people showed up Saturday for the Jail Break Challenge 5K at the Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office campus in Lawrenceville.

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PET OF THE WEEK: Rogette

GA SPCA in Suwanee’s pet in need of a good home this week is Rogette, a very sweet and friendly 7-year-old tabby cat.

GAB: Gwinnett Parks and Rec presents Brown Bag concert series

Gwinnett Parks and Recreation will offer residents Friday lunch breaks filled with live entertainment this summer on the Gwinnett Historic Courthouse lawn.

CITY BY CITY: A weekly look at the happenings in the places you call home

The Daily Post gives readers a quick look at what’s happening in their cities.

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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY OF THE WEEK: Gwinnett Council for Seniors

Every Sunday, the Daily Post gives readers new opportunities to volunteer with organizations in Gwinnett. Interested in posting a volunteer opportunity? Email katie.morris@gwinnettdailypost.com.

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Leadership Gwinnett announces 40 participants for 2016 class

Leadership Gwinnett officials announced 40 business, education and public sector officials who will participate in its 2016 class.

Daily Post earns Georgia Press Association honors

The Gwinnett Daily Post was honored with four awards on Friday night during the Georgia Press Association’s annual Better Newspaper Contest banquet held on Jekyll Island.

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Six adults displaced after a fire causes heavy damage to Norcross home

Fire crews called in two additional engines to help battle a blaze that caused heavy damage to a Norcross home and displaced six adults Friday.

2015 Gwinnett Daily Post All-County Soccer

The Daily Post’s selections for the best in boys and girls high school soccer from the 2015 season

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Dacula man dead after a three-car wreck in Buford

A Dacula man was killed after a three vehicle wreck on Buford Dam Road Saturday morning.

Atlanta Dream's season opener a loss to New York Liberty

The Atlanta Dream's 2015 season opened with a loss Friday night to the New York Liberty

Georgia Gwinnett College hires Kaminski as assistant soccer coach

New Georgia Gwinnett College women's soccer coach Chris Kouns added to his staff on Friday with the hiring of former NCAA Division I standout Andrea Kaminski as his assistant coach

Grayson rising ninth-grader Pappoe gets University of Georgia football offer

In-state Georgia is the latest big-time program to offer a scholarship to Grayson rising ninth-grader Owen Pappoe

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Buford's Cardiello transferring from UGA to UT Chattanooga

ATHENS —Buford High grad and University of Georgia redshirt sophomore offensive lineman Josh Cardiello will transfer to UT Chattanooga UGA head coach Mark Richt announced on Friday.

Boaters safe after capsizing on Chattahoochee River in Suwanee

A Gwinnett police helicopter happened to spot the boat Friday afternoon.

Fox Theatre hosting free ‘Block Party’ celebration

The Fox Theatre is saying thank you to Atlanta for saving the theatre with a free block party celebration Sunday at Peachtree and Ponce.

Summer Event Calendar — June 5, 2015

A calendar of the events, including festivals, concerts, movies under the stars and food trucks, happening around Gwinnett this summer.

By Venue Arts and Entertainment — June 5, 2015

A look at visual arts, performing arts and entertainment around Gwinnett and Atlanta.

FILM FANS: 'Aloha' is a jumble of storylines lacking humor

Film Fans features local residents reviewing a movie of the week. Are you a movie lover and want to become a Film Fan? Just email features@gwinnettdailypost.com.

By Venue Music — June 5, 2015

A list of upcoming concerts happening at venues in and around Gwinnett County.

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North Gwinnett's Saint-Amour, Shiloh's Brun named to U.S. National Team

Gwinnett products Manrey Saint-Amour and Ernst Brun have been selected to the U.S. Men’s National Team, assembled by USA Football for the upcoming International Federation of American Football World Championship

2015 Gwinnett Daily Post All-County Boys Track and Field

The Daily Post’s selections of the best from the 2015 season in boys track and field

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Tavani Soccer Camps return for three Duluth sessions at Bunten Road Park

The long-running Tavani Soccer Camps make their annual return to Duluth this summer with three stops at Bunten Road Park

NASCAR fans have the chance to meet Kevin Harvick in Snellville

NASCAR fans have the opportunity to meet Sprint Cup Champion Kevin Harvick in Snellville next Wednesday.

G-Braves washed out again in Norfolk

Rain postponed Thursday’s day game between the Gwinnett Braves (25-27) and the Norfolk Tides (30-23) at Harbor Park.

Georgia Tech hoops adds graduate transfer James White

ATLANTA —Georgia Tech mens basketball head coach Brian Gregory announced the addition of graduate transfer James White from Arkansas-Little Rock Thursday.

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WNBA general managers tab Collins Hill grad Moore as the top MVP candidate

NEW YORK —WNBA General Managers expect Collins Hill grad Maya Moore to repeat as league MVP in 2015. Moore was picked by 66.7 percent of leauge GMs as the probable MVP in a recent pole by WNBA.com.

Fort Yargo named to top 100 list

Among Fort Yargo’s features are 18 miles of trails, a 260-acre lake, large swimming beach, fishing and boat ramps.

Bassett Furniture to make donation to Gwinnett Children’s Shelter

The donation also coincides with the re-opening of Bassett’s store at 1905 Mall of Georgia in Buford near the Mall of Georgia.

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Generations Expo to highlight health, lifestyle Saturday at Gwinnett Center

The 2015 Generations Expo: 50+ Boomers & Seniors will be at the Gwinnett Center on Saturday providing information, advice and opportunities for adults ages 50-plus.

HEALTH BRIEFS: Eastside offers community health screening

A look at local health news.

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Georgia Tech, Boston College to open 2016 college football season in Ireland

Georgia Tech and Boston College will open the 2016 football season in Dublin, Ireland, for the Aer Lingus College Football Classic

G-Braves split Wednesday doubleheader with Norfolk

The Gwinnett Braves squeaked out an extra-inning win in the nightcap Wednesday night to split a doubleheader with the Norfolk Tides

Dacula couple escapes destructive house fire

The couple reportedly woke up finding the fire early Thursday morning.

Grayson grad Taylor Allum a freshman All-American for Kennesaw State baseball

Kennesaw State baseball player and Grayson grad Taylor Allum added to his collection of postseason awards Wednesday

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Cal Boyd leaving Greater Atlanta Christian for Mt. Bethel Christian job

The coaching hiatus is over for Cal Boyd, and so is his time at Greater Atlanta Christian

Duluth to host basketball alumni game as fundraiser this weekend

The Duluth Wildcat Basketball Alumni Game will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Bunten Road Park as part of Brylee’s Bash in the Park

Six Gwinnett-based teams advance to U.S. Youth Soccer Region III Championships

Six Gwinnett-based soccer teams won U.S. Youth Soccer Georgia State Championships last weekend, qualifying for the upcoming U.S. Youth Soccer Region III Championships

GAB: Mall of Georgia hosts new Monthly Music Jam

Families can head to Mall of Georgia’s Village Stage on Friday to hear live music from local aritists, as the mall hosts its inaugural Monthly Music Jam.

2015 Gwinnett Daily Post All-County Girls Track and Field

The Daily Post’s selections for the best from 2015 in girls track and field