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Destiny fulfilled Wesleyan powers way to state title

NORCROSS - For the last two years the Wesleyan baseball team has been one of the top programs in the state.

To the editor: Clinton supporters shouldn't resort to trashing Obama

Kathleen Parker's unabashed support for Sen. Hillary Clinton ("Hillary's in this until all hope of victory is lost," May 28) is admirable. Yet, in an old school format, she isn't able to highlight Hillary's strengths without destroying the character and skills of Sen. Barack Obama.

Five injured in two-vehicle crash

LAWRENCEVILLE - Gwinnett firefighters responded Friday to a report of a two-vehicle accident with injuries at Calvin Davis Circle and Russell Road in Lawrenceville.

The deeper you love, the more it hurts when it ends

Once when I was young and love had broken my heart for the first time, I thought I would never recover from the agony resulting when the bliss had been sucker punched and sent packing.

Report: Hutts died due to heroin OD

ATLANTA - A medical examiner's report shows a heroin overdose caused the death of Georgia Tech pitcher and Wesleyan grad Michael Hutts.

People

Pitt and Jolie have twin girls - or maybe not

'To become the gateway to our town' Duluth Historical Society wants Strickland House

DULUTH - The Duluth Historical Society is asking the city to join in a fundraising campaign to acquire the historic Strickland House as a museum and welcome center.

Clinton supporters shouldn't resort to trashing Obama

Kathleen Parker's unabashed support for Sen. Hillary Clinton ("Hillary's in this until all hope of victory is lost," May 28) is admirable. Yet, in an old school format, she isn't able to highlight Hillary's strengths without destroying the character and skills of Sen. Barack Obama.

Worth the effort Brookwood battles to sweep of Walton, state baseball crown

SNELLVILLE - Walton's players showed they were worthy defenders of last year's Class AAAAA state baseball championship in this year's finals against Brookwood.

Georgia D rising when needed most Force, Storm meet in battle of streaks

FLOWERY BRANCH - For a stretch in the middle of the Force's season, every ball went to Cam Newton.

Peters earns national softball honor Peters earns national softball honor

The face of Georgetown University's fledgling fastpitch softball program is also a young one.

Nation

Blaze destroys Boston landmark

Man faces trade theft charges

NORCROSS - A 23-year-old Lawrenceville man faces felony trade secret theft charges after he allegedly stole a copy of a local heating and air company's customer database, records show.

Complete team means state title

SNELLVILLE - Rob English has seen a lot of baseball. It's what he does now as a scout for the Boston Red Sox, he watches games.

Search continues for armed man

DULUTH - Authorities are still hunting a man who allegedly threatened to kill his girlfriend and provoked a SWAT standoff Thursday after he was believed to be armed and barricaded inside a Duluth apartment, police said Friday.

Spiritual Calendar

Today

What ever happened to good customer service?

Is customer service in America dead, or is it just sleeping?

More than 3,000 Delta employees decide to take severance packages

ATLANTA - Delta Air Lines Inc. is cutting at least 1,000 more jobs than it previously planned because the number of employees who accepted voluntary severance offers exceeded the company's goal.

Eagles' Jones commits to Florida hoops South Carolina transfer needs just one visit to chose new program

When she announced her transfer from South Carolina, Jordan Jones planned to take a handful of visits to other interested ACC and SEC schools.

A decision yet to be made on Jekyll's future

Since I had talked recently to David Egan - whose group, the Initiative to Protect Jekyll Island, has great concerns about the island's proposed revitalization - I thought it only fair to see what the Jekyll Island Authority has to say.

Wal-Mart is horrible until your tire blows

OK. So I guess I won't cuss Wal-Mart anymore. Not for a little while, anyway.

CVS execs acquitted of corruption charges in R.I.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Two former CVS executives were acquitted Friday of bribing a Rhode Island state senator for legislative favors, dealing a blow to the federal government's probe into corruption in the Statehouse.

Crown means a bit more to Winn Senior dedicates win to sister battling brain cancer

NORCROSS - In many ways, Connor Winn's senior year couldn't have been better.

Cops bust illegal card game Police issue warrants after alleged gambling witnessed

LAWRENCEVILLE - Warrants have been issued for at least nine metro Atlantans police say played in a recent card game for money.

World

111 nations sign cluster bomb treaty; not US

Wolves find hero in junior Pugh

NORCROSS - With the loss of Florida State signee Parker Brunelle, there was no question where the main hole was for Wesleyan to fill if it was to win its first state baseball title.

Saladworks to open 3 locations

LAWRENCVEILLE - Saladworks, a salad restaurant chain based in Pennsylvania, announced Friday it will open three restaurants in Buford, Duluth and Lawrenceville.

Eddie Stephens

Eddie Rue Stephens, age 85, of Winder, passed away May 29, 2008. Donations may be made to Winder First Baptist Church Building Fund. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, Winder. (770 ...

Martha H. Clary

Martha H. Clary, age 86 of Dacula, formerly of Tampa, FL passed away Thursday, May 29, 2008. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 300 Simonton Road, Lawrenceville, GA 770-962-3100.

Martin Blaisdell

Martin Blaisdell, age 18, of Sugar Hill, GA, passed away May 29, 2008. Arrangements by Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home, Norcross, GA, 770-448-5757.

Robert J. Cecil

Robert J. Cecil, age 67, of Lawrenceville, GA, died May 28, 2008. Arrangements by Bill Head Funeral Home and Crematory, Duluth Chapel, 770-476-2535.

Dennis Amphy, Jr.

Dennis Amphy, Jr., age 64, of Bethlehem, GA passed away on, May 30, 2008. Service and arrangements will be announced later by: Junior E. Flanigan of: Flanigan Funeral Home and ...

Perry Bailey

Perry Bailey, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on, May 29, 2008. Service and arrangements will be announced later by: Junior E. Flanigan of: Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of ...

Albert J. Taylor

Mr. Albert J. Taylor, age 75, of Winder, GA, died May 30, 2008. Carter Funeral Home of Winder is in charge of arrangements. (770)867-1361

Geraldine Timms

Mrs Geraldine Timms, age 76, of Winder, GA, died May 30, 2008. Carter Funeral Home of Winder is in charge of arrangements. (770)867-1361