News for Saturday, May 3, 2008

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Berkmar earns top school honor College Board names it one of 3 best in U.S.

LILBURN - Berkmar High School alumnus Scott Johnson said his alma mater has inspired him more than anything else in his life.

Wolves explode to claim 6-AA title

ATLANTA - Max Hightower wanted everyone to know, especially Wesleyan's upcoming state playoff opponents.

Hudson pitches 11th career shutout

ATLANTA - Tim Hudson pitched his 11th career shutout and Brian McCann hit a two-run homer, helping the Atlanta Braves end a season-high four-game losing streak with a 2-0 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Friday night.

Dems file paperwork

LAWRENCEVILLE - Democratic challengers came forward Friday, the last of this week's qualifying period, taking places in every commission and school board race in Gwinnett.

Machovec finishes with record

ALBANY - It was almost a perfect ending.

Winning hobby: Softball star Razey wins two state track crowns

ALBANY - Ashley Razey picked up track and field as an afterthought.

Rape suspect let out of jail for wedding

LAWRENCEVILLE - After nearly two months in the Gwinnett County Jail, John Luke Walker's taste of freedom this weekend will be short-lived.

Seattle maintains edge over Silverbacks

ATLANTA - If not for bad luck, the Atlanta Silverbacks soccer team wouldn't have had any luck at all Friday night.

Gwinnett Grads: Speed Show

The fastpitch softball fans in Tuscaloosa, Ala., are used to seeing Brittany Rogers' skills all the time. Fans in Athens get that treat this weekend when Rogers' Alabama team visits the Georgia Bulldogs for three games.

Brookwood wins foul-filled game

SNELLVILLE - Brookwood's boys soccer team certainly had its share of distractions Friday night.

Grayson Tech celebrates pursuit of industry certification

LOGANVILLE - Culinary arts students from the Grayson Technical Education Program and Rockdale Career Academy celebrated the schools' pursuit of national accreditation by preparing a three-course meal and, later, participating in a timed competition.

To the editor: Stadium should reflect county

Now that preliminary sketches of Gwinnett's baseball stadium have been released, it's safe to say that the popular "retro" ballpark design found in Triple-A cities such as Memphis and Toledo has been eschewed for a more progressive, modern look, more in keeping with the Commission's vision for our county.

Suspect indicted in slaying Alleged serial killer now linked to Norcross death

LAWRENCEVILLE - DNA evidence may prove a suspected serial killer stalked and killed a Norcross woman in late 2005, an official said Friday.

Jekyll group formidable opponent

I learned the hard way in my corporate life never to underestimate the power of grassroots organizations. They are always the last to blink in a fight. I have the scars to prove it.

Morris living two lives with Force

FLOWERY BRANCH - It's two days before game day and finding a Force player in practice is tough.

Hawks again win at home, force Game 7

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Hawks just won't let go of their first trip to the postseason in nine years.

World briefs

Iraq's Shiite clerics divided on militia crackdown

Defending champion GAC falls

DUBLIN - Controlling possession is great, but all that matters is what's on the scoreboard.

Prep roundup: Rams nip Generals, advance to playoffs

SNELLVILLE - Jake Bova pitched a complete game and Grayson earned a 3-2 win over Shiloh on Friday to advance to the state baseball playoffs.

Eagles remain road warriors with 3-1 win

WARNER ROBINS - Collins Hill's unparalleled run through the Class AAAAA state boys soccer playoffs continued with yet another strong road effort in Friday night's quarterfinals.

People briefs

Lindsay Lohan mugshot used in liquor industry ad

Police, fire briefs

Teens arrested after car pelted with rubber balls

Nation briefs

$38M deal reached for Minn. bridge collapse victims

OT goal lifts Stars into semis

COLUMBUS - Every game Providence Christian's boys soccer team chants the word "heart" three times in their huddle.

Civil War cannonball kills man

CHESTER, Va. - Like many boys in the South, Sam White got hooked on the Civil War early, digging up rusting bullets and military buttons in the battle-scarred earth of his hometown.

State track notes: Norcross' Clarke has quick start to long day

ALBANY - Tiffany Clarke knows how to multitask.

Fond memories of my class trips

"It's May. It's May. The lusty month of May!"

To the editor: Leave Jimmy alone

Everyone needs to get off President Jimmy Carter's back about meeting with Hamas. The man has done more for the peace process in recent years then any past or present president. I have met this man of men and know in my heart that this Christian man is sincere and devoted to trying to make things better for the people of the world.

GCPS won't add new resource officers until summer of '09

LAWRENCEVILLE - Despite a grand jury's recommendation to hire additional school resource officers, Gwinnett County Public Schools will not be adding to its police force until new high schools open in the summer of 2009.

John B. Mcmillian

John B. McMillian, age 52 of Lawrenceville passed away, Friday, May 2, 2008. Funeral Services will be held 2:00 PM, Monday, May 5, 2008 at Alcova Baptist Church, Lawrenceville with ...

Sandra Dominy

Sandra Spinks Dominy, age 51, of Lawrenceville, Ga., died Friday, May 2, 2008. A memorial service will be Sunday, May 4, 2008, at 2:30 pm in the Bill Head Funeral ...

Matt Matthews

Matt Matthews, age 79, of Lilburn, GA, passed away on May 1, 2008. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory ...

Paul Beason

Paul Beason, age 32, of Loganville, GA, passed away Thursday, May 1, 2008. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 670 Tom Brewer Road, Loganville, Georgia 30052, 770-466-1544. Please sign online ...

Virginia Korta

Virginia Korta died April 6, 2008. She resided in Western New York until 20 years ago, moved to GA. for retirement. Survived by son, Henry Weidman, daughter, Kathleen Weidman, sister ...

Anna Bremus

Mrs. Anna Grochowski Bremus, age 93, of Buford, GA passed away on Thursday, May 1, 2008. She was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, Michael Bremus. She ...

William Barnwell, Jr.

Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, Georgia announces the death of Mr. William Edgar “Bill” Barnwell, Jr., age 63 of Lilburn, Georgia who passed away on April 30, 2008. Funeral ...

Kimberly Chambless

Kimberly Amanda Chambless went home on Thursday, May 1, 2008 after complications from a Double Lung Transplant. She was born in Camilla, GA on July 5, 1987 and survived by ...

Eileen Byng Faris

Eileen Byng Faris, age 78, of Winder, GA, passed away May 1, 2008. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, Winder, GA, 770-867-4553.