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Macklemore, Ryan Lewis to perform at Arena

The rappers are stopping by the Arena at Gwinnett Center Nov. 22.

Braves announce summer reading program

This summer, the Atlanta Braves, the National Education Association's "Read Across America" and the Georgia Association of Educators are partnering with Georgia Public Library Service for the 2013 Atlanta Braves Summer Reading Program, "Home Run Readers."

Gwinnett County road closures, June 23 through 29

-- Azalea Drive north of Braselton Highway will close June 24 through July for culvert replacement. The detour route will be Azalea Drive to Braselton Highway to Ridge Road to Prospect Road to Azalea Drive and the reverse. For more information, call the Department of Water Resources at 678-376-6926.. --

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GAB: Students get agriculture scholarships

Gwinnett County Farm Bureau president Cecil Gober awarded Marrissa Blackwell of Millcreek High School, Miles Couch of Archer High School and Daniel Tanghal of Brookwood High School with a $1,500 check towards scholarship funds for Agriculture. Blackwell plans to study animal science at the University of Georgia. Couch will study environmental science at the University of West Georgia. Tanghal will study agribusiness at the University of Georgia.

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BREMER: Immigrants keep Georgia's economy running

Georgians are big-hearted people that take pride in their love of America. As such, I can personally say that immigrants to our state share that love.

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Getting to Know ... Jim Hall

Jim Hall is the Gwinnett Gladiators director of community relations and has been since the team relocated to Duluth in 2003, helping it gain a foothold in the metro market before any players even hit the ice. Hall moved to Atlanta when he was in high school and has lived

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DALY: Separating fact from fiction in organic gardening

Always remember that even if a product is considered to be organic, it is still a pesticide. Exercise caution when using these products. Some organic pesticides are as toxic as or even more so than many synthetic chemical pesticides. Organic gardening has both its positives and negatives. Understanding the basics of this practice and what it involves will help you succeed in having healthy, productive plants.

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HAMMOCK: GGC athletic program aiming high

Grizzlies ready to compete for championships in 2013-14, their first of postseason eligibility

BIZ BRIEFS: Sears Outlet plans grand opening event

A grand opening event is scheduled for Friday through Sunday this weekend at Sears Outlet, Sugarloaf Mills Mall, 5900 Sugarloaf Parkway, Lawrenceville.

GAB: Free organic gardening class offered

Gwinnett County Cooperative Extension is offering a free class on organic gardening. Registration is required by June 25. Gwinnett County Cooperative Extension mission is to "extend lifelong learning to Georgia citizens through unbiased, research-based education in agriculture, the environment, communities, youth and families.

Norcross athletic program earns another honor

Legendary basketball coach Bradley also slated for induction

Collins Hill to host soccer camps next week

Former Eagles players will join coaches for sessions

Tavani Soccer announces local camp dates

Sessions in Gwinnett begin Monday for annual youth camps

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Music Midtown lineup announced

The lineup for this year's Music Midtown festival, held Sept. 20-21 at Piedmont Park, has been announced with Jane's Addiction and Journey playing Friday night and the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Weezer among the bands playing on Saturday.

OUR VIEW: Library system needs new vision

It's no secret the business landscape is changing and changing rapidly. From the postal system to the newspaper industry, businesses are having to look at the way they operate and adapt accordingly. It's no different with the Gwinnett Public Library system, which fired director Nancy Stanbery-Kellam this week.

Kemp 40th anniversary

Don and Karon Kemp of Suwanee recently celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary. They were married May 22, 1973, in Cleveland, Miss.. Don is a financial advisor with New England Financial.. They have two children, Andrew and Alice, and celebrated with a trip to Charleston, S.C

Weekly restaurant health scores for June 17

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

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Cox-Maddox wedding

Megan Jane Cox and Gregory Michael Maddox were married April 27 in Lawrenceville. The minister Jarrett Chadwick Roebuck officiated the ceremony.. The bride is the daughter of Keith and Gayla Cox of Dacula. She is a graduate of the University of Georgia and is employed with Gwinnett

GAB: Foundation helps Operation One Voice

Former Atlanta Falcon and future NFL Hall of Famer Morten Andersen announced recently that his foundation along with the Jillson Family and other community partners raised $83,000 for Operation One Voice at the inaugural Special Teams for Special Ops Golf Tournament at Hawks Ridge Golf Club.

2013 Gwinnett Daily Post All-County Baseball

2013 Daily Post All-County Baseball team

2013 Gwinnett Daily Post All-County Lacrosse teams

2013 Daily Post All-County Lacrosse Teams

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Getting To Know ... Kevin Reach

Kevin Reach is entering his fourth year as Collins Hill's head football coach.

FILM FANS: 'The Purge' is interesting, but hard to believe

Local residents reviewed the movie of the week, "The Purge."

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New wildlife license plates unveiled

SOCIAL CIRCLE -- Three new wild license plate designs are available in local tag offices, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division announced today.

Artzy Beads to hold grand opening

In partnership with the Lawrenceville Tourism and Trade Association, Artzy Beads LLC has announced its grand opening at 4 p.m. Friday.

Book tells of life at UGA through student newspaper

Graduates of the University of Georgia may be interested in a new book about the college culled from the pages of The Red and Black, the student newspaper. "Dear Old U-G-A" is a history of students life reflected on the pages of the student newspaper.

Georgia Force part of inaugural passing tourney

Event will be June 22 at Sprayberry High School

Gwinnett products place on Hurricane Junior Golf Tour

Dacula's Pence, Markham win age-group titles

Hennebaul golf tourney to raise money for wrestling HOF

The Walt Hennebaul Memorial Golf Tournament will be held July 8 at Northwood Country Club. The tournament raises money for the National Wrestling Hall of Fame's Georgia chapter.

Buford Legion team wins again

Hood posts a huge game for victors

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HAMMOCK: Dacula's Murray satisfied with perfect college fit

Softball standout takes advantage of opportunities on and off the field at Lawrence University

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Wilson talks big first year, future for GGC Athletics

Following the completion of the first season of athletics at Georgia Gwinnett College, athletic director Darin Wilson sat down in the department's new office complex with Daily Post staff writer Ben Beitzel to discuss the Grizzlies' first year in NAIA competition.

GAB: Boating safety course at Lake Lanier

Local Food Bank joins organization for Food Truck Giveaway

SMITH: Satchel Paige was one of a kind

Remembering a visit with the legendary pitcher

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Vote for Gwinnett's top park, win grant money for location

June is National Great Outdoors Month, and Georgia's State Park system is asking people to vote for America's Best Park for a chance to win a $100,000 grant for outdoor recreation.

Coca-Cola Summer Film Festival returns to the Fox

For another year, the Fabulous Fox Theatre plays host to the Coca-Cola Summer Film Festival on the venue's big screen. "Raiders of the Lost Ark" kicks off the series on Friday.

BRAVES NOTES: Medlen latest Braves pitcher to homer

News and notes from Atlanta following weekend against the Dodgers

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Gwinnett players selected in MLB Draft

Several Gwinnett County players were selected in the 2013 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft held this past week.

Lake Lanier announces fall jazz series

Jimmie Vaughan is the first to play in the series on Sept. 7.

2013 Daily Post Girls All-County Track and Field

Daily Post's All-County girls track and field team.

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Paula Deen launches food line

It will include vegetable tortilla chips, flavored compound butter and sugar-free chocolates.

Serena mauls Errani in semifinals of French

Maria Sharapova had better come armed with a bit more than the 12 aces she served to reach the final when facing her nemesis Serena Williams in the French Open showpiece on Saturday.

Peachtree Ridge's Greene named academic All-American

Senior is first Kennesaw State golfer to receive the prestigious honor

2013 All-County Boys Track and Field Team

The Daily Post's selections for this year's best in high school boys track and field

Buford's American Legion squad wins debut

Local baseball squad defeats Canton in season opener

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Getting to Know ... Rodney Born

Rodney Born just finished his first full year as athletic director at South Gwinnett. A Brookwood grad, Born was also a coach and teacher at Meadowcreek before coming to South where he is now an assistant principal.

Obama administration defends massive phone record collection

By Mark Hosenball and John Whitesides. Reuters. WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration on Thursday defended its collection of the telephone records of millions of Americans as part of U.S. counterterrorism efforts, re-igniting a fierce debate over privacy even as it called the program critical to warding off an attack

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Getting to Know ... Juan Dorado

Juan Dorado is the media trainee for the Gwinnett Braves this season. The native of San Pedro, Calif., worked for the Class A Palm Beach Cardinal a season ago and first came to Gwinnett as a member of the staff of the Georgia Force.. A high school and college baseball

Local business Embraco honored for excellence

Embraco, a company specializing in cooling solutions, was recently recognized by the National Association for Business Resources as one of Atlanta's "Best and Brightest Companies to Work For."

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CEPEDA: For Romney, lessons not learned

Mitt Romney is back -- and so is his foot.. As reported in The Wall Street Journal, Romney is planning on re-emerging in ways that will "help shape national priorities," such as assisting the Republican Party as it tries to regain its footing with the non-white voters