Diving wasn't really on Sean Piner's radar until a few years ago. The Parkview junior didn't take a huge interest in the sport until recently, but he has already become a rising star in just his second year of competitive diving. The past few months have been part of a whirlwind introduction to the sport for Piner, who has excelled with intense year-round training and work with Gwinnett high school coach Bettie Hudson.
Jack Walsh made it to No. 12 before he realized he had a special round of golf in the works. The Peachtree Ridge graduate birdied the par 5 to get to 7 under par and knew he had an easy stretch of Summit Chase Country Club laying ahead.
ATLANTA -- Jeff Francoeur hit a go-ahead solo home run in the ninth inning off Braves closer Billy Wagner and the New York Mets snapped a two-game losing streak with a 3-2 victory over Atlanta on Tuesday night.
FLOWERY BRANCH -- Harry Douglas is on the verge of reclaiming his status as a potential breakout receiver for the Atlanta Falcons. One year after a devastating knee injury ended his 2009 season, Douglas is gaining momentum in his comeback. He had his most work of training camp in Tuesday's practice, and as early as today he may be cleared for all drills.
EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Michigan State says guard Chris Allen won't return to the basketball team for the 2010-11 season.
Heather Bonner enters a Dacula Publix carrying her 11-month-old daughter with one hand and pushing a cart seating her 3-year-old twin boys with the other.
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A warehouse driver about to lose his job after getting caught on video stealing beer from the distributorship where he worked went on a shooting rampage there Tuesday, killing eight people before committing suicide, authorities said.
Police are seeking public input to catch a heavy-set bandit with a penchant for knocking off banks with notes.
Engineers began pumping heavy drilling mud into the blown-out Gulf of Mexico oil well Tuesday in what they think is their best chance yet to achieve the ultimate goal in a delicate process -- snuffing one of the world's largest spills for good.
Officials argued in court Tuesday whether Gwinnett firefighters should respond in the city of Loganville, which has its own force.
LILBURN -- The city of Lilburn participated in National Night Out, a yearly event aimed at safety education and crime prevention, for the first time Tuesday.
A judge on Tuesday ordered a psychological evaluation for a Gwinnett teen with a track record of mental illness who's accused of attacking a jail deputy last week.
LAWRENCEVILLE -- Eight Gwinnett residents have joined Teach For America, the national corps of top college graduates who commit to teach for two years in urban and rural public schools in low-income communities.
NORCROSS -- Prime Distribution Services Inc. is expanding its operations to Gwinnett County, creating 15 to 20 new jobs and capital investment for metro Atlanta, officials announced Tuesday.
Years in the envisionment, the colors and textures of Sugar Hill's $8.5 million planned city hall complex at the corner of West Broad Street and Temple Drive in downtown began taking shape Monday night.
LAWRENCEVILLE -- Gwinnett inmate crews could soon be cleaning up the Gwinnett Village area, after a deal was struck by commissioners Tuesday.
The city of Winder still does not have a permanent mechanism in place to fund federally mandated stormwater management measures, since council members voted Tuesday to postpone a vote on whether to bill property owners on their annual tax bills. Without a way to collect funds from residents, city council members voted to continue funding current projects using the city's reserves.
Floodwaters surged into Pakistan's heartland and swallowed dozens of villages Tuesday, adding to a week of destruction that has already ravaged the mountainous northwest and killed 1,500 people.
LAWRENCEVILLE -- A detective testified Tuesday that three teens randomly shot into a Tucker home full of people, including three children, in a hare-brained scheme last week to "hit a lick," or commit robbery with hopes of a big payout.
NORCROSS -- Cornerstone Christian Academy has earned full accredited status from the Association of Christian Schools International and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
Bristol Palin and Levi Johnston have called off their second engagement after he told her he may have fathered a baby with another girl.
LAWRENCEVILLE -- Inmates could soon ship out to south Georgia, under a new agreement between the sheriff and officials in Pelham, approved by commissioners Tuesday.
LAWRENCEVILLE -- A fuel purchasing agreement among more than a dozen government entities is doing well after its first year, a county officials said Tuesday.
Gina was a playful 2-year-old German shepherd when she went to Iraq as a highly trained bomb-sniffing dog with the military, conducting door-to-door searches and witnessing all sorts of noisy explosions.
COLUMBUS -- A Muscogee County court has sentenced a man to eight years in prison on charges he spent nearly a decade molesting a Columbus girl.
CONYERS -- A decision on a proposal to eliminate three paid holidays for county employees appeared to be the final step before the Board of Commissioners moved on setting the county government's millage rate.
CONYERS -- Organizers of the Mexican fiesta theme gala for Rockdale Cares had plenty of reason to dance to the mariachi band as the group held its most successful fundraising event in 30 years of holding the annual gala.
LAWRENCEVILLE -- A detective testified Tuesday that three teens randomly shot into a Tucker home full of people, including three children, in a harebrained scheme last week to "hit a lick," or commit robbery with hopes of a big payout.
MANKATO, Minn. -- A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that Brett Favre has informed the Vikings he will not return to Minnesota for a second season.
ATLANTA -- Republican gubernatorial candidate Nathan Deal says he would reject federal "Race to the Top" money for schools because it would force the state to adhere to national education standards. His GOP runoff rival, Karen Handel, said she wouldn't turn up her nose at the money.
MANCHESTER, Conn. -- Authorities say several people were killed when a warehouse worker who had been told to resign opened fire at a beer distributor in Connecticut.
LAWRENCEVILLE — Gwinnett Medical Center has begun giving monthly awards to outstanding nurses, with the first nurse being honored last week.
Former Speaker Newt Gingrich may be the most notable public figure in some time to state the obvious: radical Islam is a clear and present danger to America.
LAWRENCEVILLE — With only three hits and five base runners through seven innings, the G-Braves needed to rely on their defense to stay close against Toledo.
In regard to the article “Toll lanes on road to reality” (July 31, Page 1A), this provides only for those who can afford to pay and does nothing for those who cannot. All Georgia taxpayers have already paid for the use of the road, all of it, and having to pay again is a form of double taxation. It will NOT serve all the people, only the rich and connected. The Georgia DOT has not done its homework on this, but maybe the miscommunication was the plan all along! Once again the people have allowed government to trample all over them.
As a 7th District voter and supporter of the FairTax, I am disappointed with the letter written by Lynn N. Johnson. There is no advantage to electing someone who has no experience battling proponents of more government.
Gary Pirkle Park in Sugar Hill stands out for its sprawling synthetic turf fields, the largest in the Southeast. The fields play host to soccer, lacrosse and semi-pro football and seem to always be busy with activity when I go for walks there.
Deadly flooding hits Pakistan’s heartland
Mrs. Geraldine Dunahoo "Jerrye" Purcell, age 74 of Jefferson, GA, who passed away on August 2, 2010. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home of Jefferson, 706-367-5467. www.evansfuneralhomeinc.com
Mr. Matthew Shoemaker, age 36, of Winder, GA passed away on Friday, July 30, 2010. He is survived by his wife of thirteen years, Karen Stephens Shoemaker, Winder, GA; sons ...
Fernando Lopez-Medina, age 14, of Lawrenceville, GA died August 1, 2010. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service LLC, Lawrenceville Chapel, 770-963-2411 www.wagesfuneralhome.com
Larry T. Smith age 50 of Lawrenceville passed away, Saturday, July 31, 2010. Funeral service will be held 2 PM, Wednesday, August 4, 2010 in the Lawrenceville Chapel of Tim ...
Sarah Holcombe Boggs, age 81, of Buford, GA, died Sunday, August 1, 2010. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Loganville Chapel 770-466-1544 www.stewartfh.com
Betty Ann Jones Sharpton age 76 of Dacula, Ga died July 31, 2010. Betty was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and wonderful sister who will be greatly missed ...
Carolyn Gatlin, age 69 of Blairsville, GA passed away August 1, 2010. She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Philip Gatlin; daughters, Deborah Pissott, Lynda Langhoff, Lori Lee ...
Kenneth D. Courtney, Jr., age 66 of Lilburn, GA passed away August 1, 2010. Arrangements by Wages and Sons Stone Mountain Chapel, 770-469-9811
Mr. James "Jimmy" Watson, age 56, of Conyers, GA passed away on Sunday, August 1, 2010. Service and Arrangements will be announced by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home ...
Johnny Maddox, age 53, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Sunday, August 2, 2010. Service and Arrangements will be announced by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and ...
Joyce Carter Velez, age 71 of Hubert, NC passed away July 30, 2010. Arrangements by Jones Funeral Home,NC 910-455-1281 www.jonesfh.org
Mr. Anthony Godfrey Guarino, age 96, of Auburn, Georgia, formerly of Wellington, Florida, passed away Saturday, July 31, 2010. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm Wednesday, August 04 ...
John Daniel (Danny) Wood, age 43, of Norcross, GA, passed away August 1, 2010. Arrangements by Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home, 770-448-5757
Amos Livsey, age 83 of Lithonia, GA passed away August 1, 2010. He was preceded in death by his infant son, Douglas Wayne Livsey and is survived by his wife ...