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OUR VIEW: Daily Post proud to be part of local Spelling Bee

The Gwinnett County Association of Educators puts on the bee, with Berkmar Middle School Assistant Principal Louis Mair heading it up. Mair and the group of teachers who volunteer do a great job in staging the event, which the Daily Post is proud to sponsor.

Weekly restaurant health inspections for July 15

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

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Giants call up Francoeur

Parkview grad gets promoted to big leagues four days after joining Giants organization.

Weather always a concern at British Open

The third major championship of the golfing season takes place this week at one of the classic venues of British Open competition.

GAB: Ceremony planned for canoe launch

A ribbon cutting ceremony for a new canoe launch at Rogers Bridge Park in Duluth will be held on Saturday. The ceremony will begin at 10:15 a.m. and kid friendly activities will continue until 2 p.m.

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Williamson-Garlock engagement

Robert A. and Lu Ann Williamson of Buford announce the engagement of their daughter, Kaley Nicole Williamson of Buford, to Alexandr "Alex" Devin Garlock of Cumming, son of Mitchell and Leslie Garlock of Cumming.. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Mevelyn Householder and the

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Dickson-Hamilton engagement

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Dickson of Brooks announce the engagement of their daughter, Danielle Brooke Dickson of Brooks, to Clay Arthur Hamilton of Sebastian, Fla., son of Becky Hamilton of Lawrenceville.. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Dickson of Fayetteville and the

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Henry 65th anniversary

Delmar and Helen Henry of Lawrenceville recently celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on June 24. They are pictured here with daughter Debbie Miller, granddaughter Michelle Norton with her daughters Emma and Anna Norton, and grandson Kevin Miller with his wife Abby Miller and their children Tyler, Ethan and

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Vaughn 25th anniversary

Gary M. and Nancy A. Vaughn recently celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary. They were married June 18, 1988, at Sweetwater Memorial Chapel in Lawrenceville. Gary is retired from DeKalb County Government and Nancy is employed with Gwinnett Medical Center in Duluth.They have one child, Jonathan M. Vaughn. They

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Fill-in outfielders get job done for Braves

he Atlanta Braves didn't need their regular outfielders on Saturday. Their replacements did just fine.

POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Fundraising positive for local candidates

Candidates in local races disclose their fundraising success.

Gwinnett road closures, July 14 through 20

Gwinnett County road closures, July 14 through 20

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Getting to Know ... Kyle Clements

Kyle Clements, 24, is the Gwinnett Braves minor league video trainee. The Northern Virginia native came to the Atlanta Braves organization after starting his professional baseball career in Fayetteville, Ark., working for the Class AA affiliate of the Kansas City Royals.

Parkview's Hood headed to Jacksonville St.

Hood headed to Jacksonville St.

South's Ross to play for Utah Valley St.

South grad Ross to play at Utah Valley St.

Mill Creek's Beck picks Louisville

Beck picks Louisville

LETTERS: Cepeda hits right note on 'Star-Spangled Banner'

In reference to Esther Cepeda's column ("Revering 'The Star-Spangled Banner,'" July 4, 6A), I say thank you, kudos, accolades and hallelujah.

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Fox Theatre to add movie tours

The Fox Theatre is hosting movie tours at the end of July to coincide with its Coca-Cola Summer Film Festival.

GAB: Medicare information offered for seniors

GeorgiaCares is going to have counselors at Gwinnett Council For Seniors information Center to answer seniors' general Medicare based questions.

Tennis-Djokovic told to tone down his pimpled shoes

LONDON, July 6 (Reuters) - World number one Novak Djokovic has slipped up with his footwear at Wimbledon, being told to get rid of the pimples on the side of his shoes days before he faces Briton Andy Murray in the final on Sunday.. Djokovic was the second of the top

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Getting to Know ... Kathy Marelle

Kathy Marelle, married to one of the iconic coaches in Gwinnett County basketball history, has worked for the Duluth parks and recreation departments since 1994 and is now its director.

GAB: Kroger asks customers to donate change

Kroger is joining forces with the United Service Organization now until July 13 to "Round Up" support for American troops and their families. Customers will be urged to round their change up to the nearest dollar to donate to the cause with hopes of raising $250,000.

Patterson switches to Armstrong Atlantic

South's Patterson switches to Armstrong Atlantic

Clark undefeated in summer league

Duluth grad Clark off to big start to summer

Peachtree Ridge's Wharton picks Clemson

Peachtree Ridge's Wharton verbally commits to Clemson baseball

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HAMMOCK: Tait enjoys radio life with Mississippi Braves

2006 South Gwinnett grad continues on fast track as play-by-play broadcaster

OUR VIEW: Be safe this holiday

Whether at home or on the road, make safety a priority this Fourth of July.

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Zoo Atlanta panda expecting

ATLANTA -- Zoo Atlanta officials are "cautiously optimistic" that a new baby panda could be on the way. The zoo reports that Lun Lun, a 15-year-old giant panda, has been confirmed to be expecting her fourth cub.. Based on the size of the fetus observed in an ultrasound

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Movie starring Sandler, Barrymore to film in Gwinnett

The Buford City Commission gave approval for a Hollywood production company to begin location shooting in Buford this month for a romantic comedy starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore.

Lenox Square Mall to host Fourth of July party

The day boasts family activities, live music and fireworks.

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POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: How Georgia senators voted on immigration bill

Isakson, Chambliss disappointed with immigration bill that passed the Senate last week; Woodall offers thoughts.

Gwinnett County road closures June 30 through July 6

-- Azalea Drive north of Braselton Highway is closed through July for culvert replacement. The detour route will be Azalea Drive to Braselton Highway to Prospect Road to Ridge Road to Azalea Drive and the reverse. For more information, call the Department of Water Resources at 678-376-6926.. -- Best Friend

OUR VIEW: Safety awareness year-round pursuit at Lake Lanier

The Coast Guard Auxilary is on pace for a record-breaking year for attendance at its boat safety classes, another example of how safety awareness on Lake Lanier has been raised.

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Shores 50th anniversary

50th anniversary. Bill and Frankie Shores, of Dacula recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married June 29, 1963, at Peachtree Christian Church in Atlanta.. Frankie is retired from Gwinnett County Public Schools and Bill is a retired Agent from Allstate Insurance Co.. They have two sons Craig Shores

Weekly restaurant health inspections for July 1

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

GAB: Funeral home collecting backpacks for veteran children

McDonalds and Ronald McDonald House of Charities are celebrating the national Day of Change. McDonalds customers are invited to help a family in need at Atlanta's two Ronald McDonald Houses by donating spare coins in any Greater Atlanta area McDonald's restaurant.

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Rogers -- West Engagement

Rogers -- West. Kerry and Kristie Rogers of Dacula and Annette and John Lefforge of Cumming announce the engagement of their daughter, Emily Jane Rogers to Allen Jefferson West, son of Allen and Gail West of Jefferson.. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of William Lewis and Jan Ash of

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Kaufman honored with scholarship in his name

Outgoing Georgia Gwinnett College President Daniel Kaufman and his wife were honored recently by members of the Gwinnett community with almost $300,000 in commitments toward a scholarship in his name.

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Getting to Know ... Michael Tavani

Michael Tavani, the younger brother of Duluth boys soccer coach Gregg Tavani, has been helping bring the family's summer soccer camps to Gwinnett for the last decade.

Local strong at Future Masters

DOTHAN, Ala. -- Lawrenceville's Jacob Bayer finished in the top eight of the 2013 Future Master tournament in Dothan, Ala., this week, carding a three-over par 213 in the three-day event.. The finish was the highest for any Georgia golfer in the 13 to 14 age group.. Dacula's

FILM FANS: 'World War Z' has plenty chills, thrills

Local residents reviewed Brad Pitt's "World War Z," which was the movie of the week.

IN BRIEF: Suwanee resident chosen for leadership academy

Draffin & Tucker LLP has announced that manager Kathryn Fletcher has been selected as one of 38 young CPAs to participate in the American Institute of CPAs fifth annual Leadership Academy in Durham, N.C. from Sept. 29-Oct. 3.

Initiative prepares students for 'global marketplace'

A state-chartered not-for-profit organization aimed at promoting educational excellence in the state announced today it is working with the Georgia Department of Education to implement an initiative which enhances students' abilities to compete in the global market place and bring more jobs to the state.

Duluth's Higgins signs with Brenau track

Recent Duluth grad Demichia Higgins signed with Brenau University's track and field program on Wednesday.

Nuggets edge Classics for senior softball tourney title

The Georgia Nuggets over-70 AAA senior softball team defeated the Georgia Classics 18-17 to win the championship at the Peach State Classic senior softball tournament in Marietta last week.

GAB: Local animal clinic offers low-cost vaccinations

Camp Woof will be hosting a low cost vaccination clinic on Saturday.

New stores at Sugarloaf Mills Mall

Sears Outlet, Auntie Annie's, Kay Jewelry Outlet and Burger King come to the mall.

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Local man's "Jeopardy!" run ends on final question

Andrew Moore's hot streak came to an end Tuesday night on "Jeopardy!" when the Brookwood High graduate and University of Georgia alum fell short during the show's final round. The Buford resident had won six straight games and earned more than $137,000 heading into the show that aired Tuesday

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Students show improvement on majority of CRCTs

The state department of education announced Tuesday that students in Georgia's elementary and middle schools improved performance on the majority of the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests taken this year.

LETTERS: Army grad's story inspiring

The article in sports on Josh Jackson ("On Point: Brookwood's Jackson looks to bright future after graduationg from rigourous USMA," B1, june 23), so informatively written by Sports Editor Will Hammock is truly inspiring. During these times, it is a breath of much welcomed fresh air.

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