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Todd Cline

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CLINE: A reminder of why I love newspapers

This is a busy week. Memorial Day is in the offing, school lets out and graduation ceremonies abound. There are many stories to be told, which means it will also be a busy week for us here at the paper. In turn, we

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CLINE: Music Barn event to benefit Family Promise

Poverty is Real is a nonprofit organization whose name gets right to the point. The Decatur-based group uses music and concerts as a way to raise money to fight poverty in local communities. In Everett's Music Barn, the organization has found the perfect musical partner to raise funds for

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CLINE: People worth playing for

One of the unique byproducts of playing golf in the American Cancer Society's Tournament of Hope is the chance to honor or memorialize a loved one.

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CLINE: A golf story 32 years in the making

David Gordon watched Tom Watson win the Masters in 1981. Last week he finally got the champion to sign his pairing sheet from that day.

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CLINE: Volunteers back in full force at Sugarloaf

Pro golf returns to the TPC at Sugarloaf this week along with the many volunteers it takes to stage the tournament.

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CLINE: Marelle inspires, even at the national level

Joe Marelle's inspirational story of his battle with cancer found a new, and national, audience this past weekend at the Final Four.

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CLINE: You've got to have faith

It's not always easy, but sometimes you have to trust the process and keep putting one foot down after another.

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CLINE: Volunteers weather the weather

A salute to volunteers and the dedication they show through rain or shine (or snow flurries.

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CLINE: Making a mark

There's nothing like high school sports and winning a state title. Especially when the school is your own.

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CLINE: A smile that won't be forgotten

That smile is right up there. Anyone who ever met Jamie Britt remembers it. It was both disarming and inviting, making him easy to befriend.

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CLINE: Gwinnett could play key role for Kingston

Jack Kingston knows his way around Washington, D.C. (sometimes even by bike) after serving 20 years as a Congressman from Savannah. But the Republican representative is not as familiar in these parts despite his upbringing in Athens, where he attended Clarke Central High School and the University of Georgia.

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CLINE: Curran gives back with mentoring workshop

Rennie Curran was a football star at Brookwood High School. But when the linebacker, who went on to great success at the University of Georgia and then to the pros, thought about how he wanted to give back to his home school and county, he wanted to help kids like he had been helped. So a mentoring workshop made perfect sense.

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CLINE: Lodge provides hope for cancer patients

When it comes to fundraising in Gwinnett County, most people are familiar with the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life after Gwinnett's run of 10 straight years as the top relay in the world. While participants are proud to be part of the fight against cancer, they are also curious as to where that money goes.

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CLINE: Spelling bee features old school competition

The educational system has changed a lot since you attended. But not the county spelling bee. It's a throwback to the days of old.

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CLINE: Local lawyer weighs in on NFL concussion discussion

Suwanee attorney John Hogan is an expert when it comes to NFL disability cases. And that knowledge has spurred his advocacy of improved treatment when it comes to concussions suffered from playing the game.

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CLINE: Words are great, but Nash knows BOC's actions will tell the tale

In last week's State of the County address, Charlotte Nash addressed a topic she'd prefer not to visit again.

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CLINE: Falcons game a nice break for contest winner

For Suwanee resident Lisa Anglese, Sunday's Falcons game was a chance to take her mind off her cancer fight and share a fun day with the people who support her most.

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CLINE: Buford needs your prayers

It's a string of tragedies unlike anything Dexter Wood has ever seen in his career in education. But after the death of middle school student Jeremy Nelson, the Buford community is again dealing with the death of a beloved young person.

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CLINE: Pedaling (or not) into new year

There’s the resolution to lose weight, but where’s the novelty in that?

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CLINE: Remembering the year that was

From sad columns to fun ones, 2012 allowed me to write about many intresting people and topics.

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ClINE: Howard's spirit a shining example

A fixture on varous boards around the county, Barbara Howard is a great example of community involvement. And for that she will be recognized as the Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year at the group's Feb. 1 dinner.

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CLINE: ReStore offers different ways to pitch in

Drew Meyer is trying to inform more people about ReStore, located in Lawrenceville, and its ties to Habitat for Humanity.

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CLINE: Autograph show supports Toys for Tots

Doug Reid is in his 14th year of collecting toys for Toys for Tots with his annual autograph and sports collectibles show.

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CLINE: Daily Post hosting local holiday concert

Band of the U.S. Air Force Reserve to play Dec. 10 at Long Forum at Greater Atlanta Christian School.

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CLINE: A tradition of thanks

Memories of Thanksgivings past.

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CLINE: A neighbor with class

This year's Principal for a Day event took me to nearby White Oak Elementary for a day in the life of a school leader's shoes.

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CLINE: Who's old?

The Who didn't act their age during Monday's concert in Duluth. And that's a good (and fun) thing.

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CLINE: The numbers game

Parkview High's ceremony to retire football jersey No. 12 is a reminder of sports fans infatuation with the numbers on the jerseys.

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CLINE: Giving back a good way to honor a memory

Cross county community teaches good lesson as they honor a pair of memorable youngsers with canned food drive.

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CLINE: Dental group helping in fight against breast cancer

The Brighter Smiles For a Brighter Future campign has raised almost $1 million in the fight against cancer. The grouip now aids the Gwinnett Medical Center's Women's Pavilion in purchasing equipment to help in the battle against breast cancer.

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CLINE: Salvation Army already planning for ringing in the holidays

Gwinnett Corps planning early for kettle campaign with goal of eclipsing the $255,000 raised last year.

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CLINE: "Care for Cops" aids the families of fallen officers

They are sobering numbers, ones that motivate David Post and the others who run the nonprofit "Care for Cops." On average, a police officer is killed in the line of duty every 53 hours.

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CLINE: Volunteer chronicles county history

If those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it, what about the ones who do learn? If they're like Alice McCabe, they're destined to chronicle it.

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CLINE: TOUR Championship offers unique volunteering opportunity

Eight is not a number golfers generally like to associate with. No one wants to sign for the dreaded "snowman" on their scorecard. But this weekend 8 is Gregg Mooney's number.

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CLINE: Happily ever after not only for the movies

It's a story Hollywood would love, complete with a happy ending.

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CLINE: Remembering letters from the editor

Postcard request brings back good memories

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CLINE: Lilburn man keeps pushing ahead

Not a day goes by when Don Magee doesn't do a set of push-ups. Pushing his 79th birthday, he averages 1,000 per day with a goal of doing 4,000 in one day by the time he reaches 80.

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CLINE: Olympics best reality show on TV

Make no mistake, the Olympics are a television show more than a sporting event. And a good one at that.

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CLINE: Remembering ol' 'Georgie Boy'

As a letter writer to the Daily Post, George Morin was a lighting rod for criticism of his liberal view. But good friend Kurt Schwaneman will tell you he was much more than that.

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CLINE: Old friends and older stories

Shared history and the stories that go with it are what provide the glue to most friendships.

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CLINE: 'Pound Dog' event a gala for the dogs

On Aug. 18, the Georgia SPCA will hold its third annual "You Ain't Nothing But A Pound Dog" event, the organization's largest fundraiser.

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CLINE: Longtime friends back for another summer adventure

Cliff Ramos (Coach) and Steve West (Pee Wee) are ready for the fourth installment of their summer travel tradition called "Coach and Pee Wee's Great Adventure." This time they've flown to California as they explore another part of the country.

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CLINE: Hotel proposal should be a "no-brainer" but isn't

The proposed Marriott hotel that would be built at Gwinnett Center looks like a great deal for the county. But the BOC must make sure it doesn't also improperly benefit one of its own.

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CLINE: A family of fun

Alana Greene and her family recently completed a major challenge -- to find something fun to do every day for a year. And write a blog about it.

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CLINE: Copeland's battle continues as does Snellville's support

Aimee Copeland went through some ups and downs last week, her father reports. But as the South Gwinnett grad continues to fight, her hometown of Snellville continues its support.

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CLINE: A reminder of people's goodness

Blood drive to support Aimee Copeland proof of people's inherent goodness.

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CLINE: A game show family

The Squillace family grew up watching game shows together. On Monday they'll be on one when "Family Feud" airs with them as contestants.

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CLINE: The name game

When Kevin and Rea Queen were looking for names for their children, they wanted something unique. From there, a family tradition linked to North Carolina was born.

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CLINE: Grissom gives voice to fight against cancer

Honoree Chip Grissom made an inspring speech about what it's like to battle, and beat, cancer.

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CLINE: Local groups prove Gwinnett's homeless no longer hidden

I first moved to Gwinnett more than two decades ago, and like others who have been here that long or longer, I've seen a myriad of change in the county.