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Insider Secrets to Consignment Sale Shopping

Consignment sale season is underway, and one of the country's biggest is being held August 12th through the 17th at the Gwinnett County Fairgrounds.  Kidsignments attracts more than 1400 sellers each fall and spring.  It features baby and children's clothing, maternity items, furniture, toys, and electronics.

Here are some insider tips to get the best deals:

Volunteer to help out, since volunteers get to shop before the sale is open to the public.

Bring your own shopping bag or container and wear comfortable shoes.

Look for high end designer clothing and special occasion outfits kids will only wear once.   Halloween costumes are also a bargain at a small fraction of retail prices.

Consignment sales are also great places to buy larger toys like bicycles and the best thing is you don't have to put them together!

Police: Tenants face possible eviction in rental scheme

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Homeowners and banks who own empty or foreclosed houses are now dealing with something they hadn't planned on.

Tenants moving in to what they think are legitimate rentals.

Gwinnett police have already identified five cases and say they expect many more to surface.

The renters are paying every month to a company outside of Georgia while the homeowner or the bank who owns the property has no idea that the tenant is even there.

Gwinnett County Police say a Las Vegas company is behind the scheme and collecting all the rents.

"It's Home Solutions Asset Incorporated, and difficult for our detectives to track down local representatives," said Cpl. Jake Smith of the Gwinnett County Police Department.

"We are pretty well convinced that it is a scam," he said.

He added:

G-Braves stun Durham, 3-2

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- The Gwinnett Braves (53-72) trailed 2-0 entering the bottom of the ninth inning, but scored three unanswered runs to stun the Durham Bulls (77-47), 3-2 in 10 innings on Monday night at Coolray Field. A throwing error on Durham shortstop Tim Beckham plated Brandon Boggs for the game-winning run.

The Bulls' staff handcuffed the G-Braves for 8.0 innings, but the offense came to life in the bottom of the ninth inning against reliever Kirby Yates. Phil Gosselin doubled with one out and scored on an RBI single by Stefan Gartrell, cutting the deficit to 2-1. After a fly out by Joe Leonard, Matt Pagnozzi singled to put runners on the corners with two outs for pinch-hitter Alden Carrithers. The left-hander walked to load the bases. The G-Braves tied the game at 2-2 when Yates uncorked a slider in the dirt, allowing Gartrell to score from third. Yates ended the threat by striking out Jose Constanza looking, sending the game to extra innings.

11 Things You Need to Know for Tuesday, August 13

(WXIA) -- The following list is made to help you start your Tuesday in the know. It's the top 11 local and national headlines making news today. 

1. Upper deck fall at Turner Field 

According to Atlanta Police, the man fell about 65 feet from a platform to a private parking lot shortly after 8:30 p.m. during the Braves' game.

2. Gain weight to be debt free? 

A whopping 72 percent of Americans said they'd rather keep their current debt then put on the pounds.

3. One Tank Trip: Hike Inn 

Yepez, G-Braves edge IronPigs, 5-4

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- The Gwinnett Braves (52-72) fell behind 4-2 early in the game, but fought back for a 5-4 win over the Lehigh Valley IronPigs (63-61) on Monday afternoon at Coolray Field. Jose Yepez's RBI double in the eighth broke a 4-4 tie, helping the G-Braves salvage the series and avoid the sweep.

With the game tied since the bottom of the second inning, Phil Gosselin started things off in the eighth with a single to right off of reliever Phillippe Aumont (L, 0-2). He moved to second on a bunt by Joe Leonard and scored on Yepez's RBI double to right-center, giving the G-Braves their first lead of the game. Gwinnett loaded the bases afterward, but added no further runs of insurance.

11 Things You Need to Know for Monday, August 12

(WXIA) -- Want to start your day off being in the know without spending a lot of time with loads of news stories? Use this list - the top 11 local and national headlines that will be talked about on Monday. 

1. Fannin County will NOT start school today

Students in Fannin County are getting an unexpected day off from school Monday. Classes are cancelled across the county because of a large water main break.

2. Mosquito magnets

You might be a mosquito magnet. There are five reasons why some are more attractive to mosquitoes than others.

G-Braves drop third straight, 3-1

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- After giving up 15 runs on 31 hits in the first two games of the series, the Gwinnett Braves' (51-72) pitching staff held the potent Lehigh Valley IronPigs (63-60) to three runs on seven hits on Sunday at Coolray Field. Unfortunately, that offense was enough as the G-Braves suffered their third straight loss to the IronPigs, 3-1.

Gwinnett starter David Hale (L, 6-7) was solid, hurling 6.0 innings with three runs, two earned on seven hits. His ninth quality start was still his second straight loss, however, as the G-Braves' offense backed him with just one run against four different IronPigs' pitchers.

Despite the loss, Gwinnett got off to a solid start, scoring a run in the bottom of the second inning. Brandon Boggs laced a leadoff double to left field, moved to third on a balk and scored on a sacrifice fly by Luis Nunez, giving the G-Braves a 1-0 lead.