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Meghan Kotowski

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Suwanee dentist to buy back candy for USO

From 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 1, employees at Suwanee Dental Care are collecting candy to donate for the troops.

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'Dumb and Dumber To' films in Duluth

Filming wrapped up at the Gwinnett Performing Arts Center Oct. 30. The flick is the sequel to the 1994 box office hit, “Dumb and Dumber.”

Four campaign for Lawrenceville Post 4

On Nov. 5, Keith Roche, Larry Troutman, Rory Johnson and Renita Hamilton vy for Post 4 in Lawrenceville’s city council.

Dacula to vote on Sunday liquor sales

On Nov. 5, residents of Dacula can vote for distilled spirits to be sold on Sundays at the city’s only liquor store.

Free family festival to come to Lawrenceville

A Day of Hope Foundation is hosting its annual its free family event on the lawn of the Gwinnett Historic Courthouse Nov. 9.

Two candidates vie for Post 4 in Grayson

Linda Jenkins and Laura Gavulic are up for the same seat in the Nov. 5 elections.

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Annual Taste of Home tour returns to Duluth

Cooking fanatics gathered at the Convention Center at the Gwinnett Center for the annual cooking tour.

Snellville Fest to have auction, contests, rides

For the fourth year, residents can gather on the Snellville Towne Green for a day of food, games, contests and various booths on Oct. 26.

Trick-or-treating in Gwinnett

Here’s a list of places to gather your 2013 candy in the county.

THE DISH: Red Crawfish Seafood and Wings

This Lawrenceville eatery serves a mix of cuisines, ranging from Cajun boils and fried plates to spring rolls and fried rice.

Native American culture to come to Stone Mountain

Stone Mountain Park is gearing up for four days of Native American culture during the annual Indian Festival and Pow-Wow. The event kicks off Oct. 31 and runs through Nov. 3.

Benefit for horses to be held at Lake Lanier

The public is invited to the Save the Horses Fall Festival and Fundraiser at The Stables at Lake Lanier Island Resort on Oct. 26.

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'Duck Dynasty' wife to speak in Duluth

Missy Robertson will stop by the Women of Faith’s “Believe God Can Do Anything” event at the Arena at Gwinnett Center Oct. 25. She will speak about faith, family and ducks.

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Senior citizens enjoy daytime prom

Approximately 200 seniors spent the morning at the 15th annual senior prom at the Bethesda Senior Center in Lawrenceville on Oct. 18.

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Out to Lunch ... with Susan Highsmith Graveline

“Out to Lunch” is a periodic feature that allows readers a chance to learn about the people behind the titles in Gwinnett County through a lunchtime conversation with a member of the GDP staff. The subject picks the place, we pick up the tab and then share the conversations that occur during the meal.

Pulitzer Prize winning author to speak in Norcross

Author Sonia Nazario will appear in Norcross as part of Gwinnett Public Library’s Meet the Author series Nov. 6.

Randy's hosts free fall festivities

On Oct. 26, Randy’s Perennials and Water Gardens is hosting a “Free Fall Fun” day for residents of all ages.

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Halloween events in 2013

Here’s a look at eerie events happening through Oct. 31 in Gwinnett County.

C3 Church ministry finds car to aid former Marine

Sgt. Michael McKinney of Winder will receive a minivan on Oct. 20.

Super-H Mart to host three-day festival

Oct. 25 through 27, the stores in Duluth, Suwanee, Johns Creek and Doraville are celebrating the company’s ninth anniversary with the Asian Food Festival.

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Rhythm comes to Buford through art

Tannery Row Artist Colony opens a new exhibit with several interpretations of the word, “rhythm.” It runs through Nov. 23.

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Duluth elects a new mayor

Marley, a 3-year-old golden Labrador retriever, was elected as the second mayor of the city of Duluth’s Chattapoochee Dog Park.

Clean comics to come to Aurora

Jake Gulledge and Derrick Tennant are taking stage four times this weekend at the Lawrenceville theater.

THE DISH: Grandma's New York Pizza

This Suwanee eatery serves homemade pizza as well as other Italian classics.

Long Island medium to visit Atlanta

Theresa Caputo, the psychic medium and TLC star stops by the Fox Theatre on Oct. 20.

GEHC to hold annual Ella's Run

The race is in memory of Meredith Hope Emerson, who was found murdered in Blairsville.

Sugar Hill, Loganville ready for fall fests

The two cities are holding annual events on Oct. 19 to celebrate the cooler weather.

Scottish, Korean cultures to be highlighted

This weekend, residents can celebrate with two different heritages in Gwinnett.

10-hour sports car race makes return to Braselton

Petit Le Mans is back at Road Atlanta for a day at the races Oct. 19.

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Michael Buble, Backstreet Boys among upcoming concerts at Gwinnett Arena

Michael Buble and Star 94’s Jingle Jam are coming to the Duluth venue.

Lionheart to showcase students’ work

On Oct. 18, the new venue hosts its first Artists Showcase at 7 p.m.

Local business owners raise money for cancer

Oct. 17 to Oct. 20, participating shops and restaurants in Norcross are donating a portion of their sales to Northside Hospital Foundation’s Patient Advocate Group.

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Nocturnal party, green pumpkins at GEHC

The Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center is hosting its annual Creatures of the Night Festival on Oct. 18.

C3 Church men's group, ministry to aid former Marine

The men of C3 Church Atlanta and its REALMEN Ministry want to present Sgt. Michael McKinney of Winder a used, but cleaned-up car.

Philadelphia Winn Chapter to sponsor essay contest

The group will award two cash prizes for one middle schooler and one high schooler.

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Author Stuart Woods to speak in Norcross

He will speak as part of Gwinnett Public Library’s Meet the Author series on Oct. 16.

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Tickets for Taste of Home available

The annual cooking show returns to the Gwinnett Center.

Plein Air winners announced

The first place winner was Nancy Nowak with her piece titled “Morning Sparkle at McDaniel Farm.”

Faith-driven disaster preparedness event coming to Lilburn

On Oct. 24, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Lilburn is playing host to the free Disaster Preparedness Summit.

Lilburn Daze to celebrate 40 years

The Lilburn Woman’s Club hosts its 40th festival with arts and crafts.

Taste samples of Gwinnett cuisine in Suwanee

More than 9,000 people are expected to attend the Taste of Suwanee Oct. 12 that features more than 30 restaurants and food vendors.

THE DISH: Eastern China Taste

The small Suwanee eatery serves Chinese cuisine for dine in or to go.

Three spooky tours begin around Gwinnett

Tours in Norcross, Stone Mountain and Lawrenceville kick off the Halloween season.

Sims Lake Park is crawling with zombies

Aurora Theatre’s annual Terror on the Trail returns to Suwanee to spook willing residents.

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Dacula pastor Ron Sailor Sr. remembered for love, wit

The well known-face and voice died Oct. 6 of an apparent heart attack. He was 61.

Duluth to collect ‘thank you’ letters for military

The city has joined The Bert Show’s “The Big Thank You 2013” write a letter for the military campaign.

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Braselton athlete to run torch in Special Olympics

Zac Schuetz of Braselton is representing Gwinnett County in the Flame of Hope at the opening ceremony in Dalton, Ga.

County Fair donates food to 2 co-ops

The Gwinnett County Fair collected 6,220 pounds of food in five days, which went to the Lawrenceville and Lilburn co-ops.

Imagination and reality blur at New Dawn

The Duluth theatre opens “Harvey,” a story about a man and his 6 foot 1 inch rabbit.

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Auburn woman missing; last seen in Fla.

Auburn resident Elizabeth “Betty” Jenkins Burnam has been missing since Oct. 6.