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2 hrs ago | Patch.com

Rotary Club of Peachtree Corners Welcomes New President

The Rotary Club of Peachtree Corners welcomed their President for 2014-2015, Sam Evans of Alpharetta, during a June 26 ceremony at Berkeley Hills Country Club.

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Related Topix: Alpharetta, GA, Fulton County, GA, Dacula, GA, Norcross, GA, Duluth, GA

6 hrs ago | WTVC

Fire at suburban Atlanta home appears to be arson

Gwinnett County fire officials say the fire was reported by a neighbor, who saw smoke pouring from the single-store home, on Monday afternoon.

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Related Topix: Fire

9 hrs ago | Patch.com

Community Chat with Duluth City Council

Submitted by City of Duluth Have you ever wanted to just have an informal chat with your Council members, but haven't had the chance? Now you can! Please join us for an informal chat with Council about Development and Redevelopment taking place in Duluth at Point Berkeley International Village located at 2645 North Berkeley Lake Road on Monday, ... (more)

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Related Topix: Duluth, GA

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Patch.com

County OKs $8.86 Million for Upgrades at Crooked Creek Water Reclamation Facility

Gwinnett County commissioners approved an $8.86-million contract for more upgrades at the Crooked Creek Water Reclamation Facility at 6557 Plant Drive in Peachtree Corners.

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Patch.com

Carjacking Shooting, 911 Calls Unanswered, Lifeguard Champs, Arson Confirmed and Job Openings

Patch has community websites across Georgia. Here are some of the top posts from the past 24 hours.

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Related Topix: Georgia, Lawrenceville, GA, Georgia Tech

WDUN-AM Gainesville

Lawrenceville house fire ruled as arson

A Monday afternoon house fire in Lawrenceville has been ruled as an arson. According to a release from Gwinnett County Fire Captain Tommy Rutledge, neighbors reported the East Village Way SE home on fire at about 2:15 p.m. Monday.

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Related Topix: Lawrenceville, GA

Sandy Springs Neighbor

Oval Office occupants meet in new play

Staff / Katherine Frye / From left, Willa Bost, as press secretary Audrey Warren, Julius Pryor III, as President Obama, and Gene Griessman, as President Lincoln, rehearse a scene from the upcoming production of 'Lincoln's Last Debate' at The Village Church.

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Related Topix: Lincoln, Documentary Movies, Drama Movies, Biography Movies, Fulton County, GA, Atlanta, GA, Duluth, GA, US News, US Politics, Barack Obama

Athens Banner-Herald

Kingston remains hopeful following defeat

Moments after congratulating David Perdue on winning the Republican Senate runoff Tuesday night and possibly seeing the end of his own elective service, Jack Kingston continued to wear his characteristic boyish smile and display the optimism that helped draw thousands of supporters to him during a long political career.

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Related Topix: Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics, Jack Kingston, US News

Business Journal

More than 800 teachers join Gwinnett Co. Schools

Gwinnett County Public Schools' annual orientation event held Tuesday welcomed more than 800 teachers who are new to the school district, reports Gwinnett Daily Post.

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Related Topix: Education Etc.

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Examiner.com

Man, 23, accused of killing girlfriend's 16-month-old boy in Gwinnett County

A man was charged Tuesday in the murder of his girlfriend's 16-month-old boy who police said was beaten to death at his Gwinnett County home.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime

Patch.com

Duluth Student Named to Dean's Honor Roll at Oklahoma City University

ReadMedia Newswire Oklahoma City University is proud to announce that Prisca Lynch of Duluth, GA has been named to the spring 2014 Dean's Honor Roll.

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Related Topix: Oklahoma City University, Duluth, GA

Peach Pundit

Get Out and Vote. Barack Says So.

Judgeships are non-partisan races. Because candidates don't have D or R beside their name, we suppose that it's only as a public service that President Obama agreed to record this message for Fulton County Superior Court Judge Shelitha Robertson: Seriously, though, the polls are open now, and will remain open until 7 PM.

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WDUN-AM Gainesville

Buford man charged with beating of young girl

Gwinnett County police have arrested a Buford man in connection with the severe beating of a young girl, according to a report in the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

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Related Topix: Buford, GA, Hall County, GA, Flowery Branch, GA

Patch.com

Runoff Elections: Do You Plan to Vote Tuesday?

Do you plan to vote in Tuesday's runoffs? Tell us in the comment below Gwinnett County voters will help decide who will move on to the general election in November as runoff voting on a handful of races is held Tuesday, July 22. While voter turnout is expected to be light statewide, Republican-rich Gwinnett County is expected have a say in five ... (more)

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Related Topix: Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics, Jack Kingston, US News

The Macon Telegraph

2 Ga. schools recognized for environmental work

Arcado Elementary School in Lilburn and High Meadows School in Roswell are among 57 schools being named Green Ribbon Schools and receiving sustainability awards on Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Lilburn, GA

MDJonline.com

Enrollment now open at Georgia Connections Academy

Georgia Connections Academy, a statewide public charter school and provider of virtual K-12 schooling, announced it has openings for 1,000 students for the 2014-15 school year.

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Related Topix: Duluth, GA, Cobb County, GA, Marietta, GA

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Statesboro Herald

Georgia NAACP announces Freedom Summer Fellowship Program

The Georgia State Conference of the NAACP recently announced its 2014 Freedom Summer Fellows, including one based at Georgia Southern University.

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Related Topix: Georgia, Southern University, Georgia Southern University, Lawrenceville, GA, Gay/Lesbian, Transgender

Patch.com

Georgia Attorney General Wants Same-Sex Marriage Suit Thrown Out

The Attorney of General of Georgia is asking that the judge hearing a controversial lawsuit hoping to overturn Georgia's same-sex marriage ban throw the case out.

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Related Topix: Georgia, Fulton County, GA, Atlanta, GA, Snellville, GA, Decatur, GA, Dekalb County, GA

Patch.com

Kroger Pharmacist Accused to Taking Photos Up Skirt of Woman Customer

Police arrested a pharmacist at a Kroger store in Georgia during the weekend after a woman customer accused him of taking photos up her skirt.

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Related Topix: Cumming, GA, Forsyth County, GA, Suwanee, GA

Patch.com

Report: Columbus Fugitive Apprehended in Gwinnett

A fugitive from Columbus, Ga., was arrested last week in Gwinnett County for his involvement in a May shooting after an argument over a card game.

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Related Topix: Columbus, GA, Muscogee County, GA

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