News for Saturday, July 17, 2010

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Hart, Fielder power Brewers past Braves 6-3

ATLANTA -- Corey Hart hit a three-run double in Milwaukee's five-run seventh, Chris Narveson outpitched Tim Hudson and the Brewers beat the Atlanta Braves 6-3 on Saturday night.

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Diverging diamond interchange mulled for Pleasant Hill/I-85

DULUTH -- For a way to clear congestion on two of Gwinnett's most clogged bridges, drivers may have to move to the wrong side of the road.
A video of a diverging diamond interchange in action is available inside this story.

Booze fight to be settled

SNELLVILLE -- After years of fighting and a court battle, Snellville voters could finally bring an end to the city's Sunday liquor debate Tuesday.

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Camp meeting starts today

LAWRENCEVILLE -- For 178 years, the sounds of worship have filled this open-air arbor, where countless individuals have dedicated and re-dedicated their lives to Jesus Christ, where others have seen their faith in God revived and renewed time and again.

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Cannon keeps on the move ahead of golf's best

DULUTH -- In November 2008, Ryan Cannon relocated his family to metro Atlanta for his job. The Tennessee native had lived in suburban Detroit for the past seven years before his duties ended and he received his new assignment. He'd lived in Atlanta before, making his life a strange game of Pong between Michigan and Georgia.

ATP World Tour stop back in Atlanta this week

Ever since Atlanta was dropped from its spot as a regular stop on the ATP World Tour, officials from the United States Tennis Association's Southern Section have attempted to get it back on the schedule. That nearly decade-long effort will finally come to fruition when first-round play in the inaugural Atlanta Tennis Championships commences Monday at Atlanta Athletic Club in Johns Creek.

British Open could produce another surprising champ

Louis Oosthuizen opened with a nervous bogey, then settled down quickly on another windswept afternoon for a 3-under 69 that gave him a four-shot lead over Casey and a chance to become the first player in 46 years to win his first major at the home of golf.

YOUTH ROUNDUP: Celtics claim YBOA national championship

The Atlanta Celtics 9U basketball team won the YBOA 9U National Championship in Kissimmee, Fla., on July 1. The Celtics were the only team to go undefeated during the tournament and won the title game 35-32.

Restaurant Week kicks off Monday

LAWRENCEVILLE -- It's a celebration of what Gwinnett has to offer in the area of dining. The Gwinnett Convention and Visitors Bureau has brought together 14 restaurants for Gwinnett Restaurant Week 2010, which highlights a variety of dining options throughout the county.

BUSINESS IN BRIEF: Electronics company plans expansion in Gwinnett

DULUTH -- A Chinese consumer electronics producer has announced plans for expansion in its Gwinnett location. Self Electronics, a manufacturer of high-end LED lighting products, plans to expand its operations. The expansion comes a year after its facility opened.

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Community gets first look at Lanier High

SUGAR HILL -- Rebecca Tucker is looking forward to the new school year.She won't only be a freshman -- she'll be a member of the inaugural ninth-grade class at Gwinnett County's newest high school.
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POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Senators denounce Wall Street reform

Georgia's senators voted against a federal financial reform bill last week, saying the so-called Wall Street Reform Bill would have too much of an impact on Main Street.

Murder trial on tap in '06 killing

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Jury selection is scheduled to begin Monday in the murder trail of a Roswell man suspected in a fatal 2006 Norcross shooting. Xavier Daniels is one of three men accused of shooting Atlanta resident Gretrall Dwayne Watkins on Peachtree Corners Circle in November that year.

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Gulf on edge as cap retested

NEW ORLEANS -- The Gulf Coast found itself in an odd moment of limbo Saturday: The oil has been stopped, but no one knows if it's corked for good.The clock expired on BP's 48-hour observation period and the government added another day of critical monitoring. Scientists and engineers were optimistic that the well showed no obvious signs of leaks, but were still struggling to understand puzzling data emerging from the bottom of the sea.

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NATION IN BRIEF: Officials: No one under NJ parking garage rubble

HACKENSACK, N.J. -- Authorities called off a 22-hour rescue mission at a partly collapsed parking garage Saturday after determining that no one had been trapped when a glass canopy attached to a high-rise condominium building fell the day before, a fire official said.

PEOPLE IN BRIEF: Polanski attends Swiss jazz fest

MONTREUX, Switzerland -- Roman Polanski has made his first public appearance since being released this week from house arrest, attending the Montreux Jazz Festival on Saturday to watch his wife perform on stage.

WORLD IN BRIEF: Bombs kill 5 NATO troops in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan -- Five NATO troops died in roadside bombs in Afghanistan, the alliance said Saturday, as international forces announced that they had foiled a terrorist attack on an upcoming conference in Kabul to be attended by leaders from more than 60 nations.

Suwanee man shot, killed by undercover cop in NJ

NEWARK, N.J. -- Essex County authorities say a Georgia man was shot and killed by an undercover sheriff's detective in Newark's Branch Brook Park.But it's not clear what led to the incident in which 48-year-old Defarra Ivan Gaymon of Suwanee was shot once in the chest.

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Cannon keeps on the move ahead of golf's best

DULUTH — In November 2008, Ryan Cannon relocated his family to metro Atlanta for his job. The Tennessee native had lived in suburban Detroit for the past seven years before his duties ended and he received his new assignment. He’d lived in Atlanta before, making his life a strange game of Pong between Michigan and Georgia.

BISHER: There's more to life than just coaching football

It’s a wise man who knows when the time has come, and Bobby Johnson is a wise man. He had given Vanderbilt University all he had for eight years of his life, and a man finally comes to realize that he has no more to give. In one season or another, Johnson’s teams had beaten Georgia, Auburn, Ole Miss, Kentucky, even Tennessee. And finally given his people a winning season, polished off with a bowl game, and winning it there in his Nashville precinct. Also, sharing “ Coach of the Year” prize in the confererence.

Road closures

• Alcovy Road from Alcovy Springs Drive to Sweetgum Road will require intermittent lane closures between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. through December 2011 for roadway improvements associated with Sugarloaf Parkway extension.

Murder trial on tap in '06 killing

LAWRENCEVILLE — Jury selection is scheduled to begin Monday in the murder trail of a Roswell man suspected in a fatal 2006 Norcross shooting.

Divers find 200-year old champagne in Baltic Sea wreck

STOCKHOLM — Now that’s some vintage bubbly.

Ann Didato

Ann Lee Didato, age 63 of Hoschton, passed away on Thursday, July 15, 2010. Funeral Services will be held at 3 PM on Sunday, July 18, 2010 at Hamilton Mill ...

Kenneth Wilkins

Kenneth Lamar Wilkins, age 72 of Lilburn, GA passed away July 14, 2010. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC, Snellville Chapel, 770-979-3200

Sue Jones

Sue Perkins Jones, age 86, of Statham, GA, passed away July 15, 2010. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, Memory Chapel 770-867-4553

Vicki Dean

Mrs. Vicki Sue Tuck Dean, age 60, of Buford, GA passed away on Thursday, July 15, 2010. She was preceded in death by her parents, Hoyt and Vera Collins Tuck ...

Charles Rawlins, Jr.

Charles “Chuck” M. Rawlins, Jr., age 52 of Loganville, GA, passed away July 15, 2010. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Lawrenceville Chapel, 770-962-3100, www.stewartfh.com

Beulah Hamrick

Beulah Deaton Hamrick, age 95, of Hoschton, GA passed away Thursday July 15, 2010. Funeral Arrangements by Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel. 770-945-6924, www.hamiltonmillchapel.com

Frank Brown

Frank Alton Brown, age 80 of Conyers, GA, formerly of Gwinnett County passed away, Thursday, July 15, 2010. He was married 62 years to the late Corine Brown. He is ...

Lewis Davis

Mr. Lewis Henry Davis, age 72 of Jefferson, GA, who passed away on Thursday, July 15, 2010. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home of Jefferson, 706-367-5467. www.evansfuneralhomeinc.com

Craig Jerome Sadler

SSgt. Craig Jerome Sadler, age 32, of Buford, GA passed away on Monday, July 12, 2010. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral ...

Irene Bagby

Irene Tribble Bagby, age 95 of Buford, GA died Thursday, July 15, 2010. Funeral service will be held Sunday, July 18, 2010 at 2 PM at Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel ...

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