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Spill to stay corked during storm

The temporary cap on BP's ruptured oil well will stay closed even if ships evacuate the Gulf of Mexico during a tropical storm, the federal government's spill chief said Thursday.

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NATION IN BRIEF: 6 dead, 9 hurt in California Greyhound crash

A Greyhound bus traveling to Sacramento from Los Angeles crashed on a highway in California's Central Valley early Thursday, killing six people and seriously injuring nine others.

WORLD IN BRIEF: Iraqi minister: 4 al-Qaida inmates escape

Four al-Qaida-linked detainees have escaped from a Baghdad area prison that was handed over by the U.S. to Iraqi authorities a week ago, Iraq's justice minister said Thursday -- a daring escape that embarrasses a government struggling to prove it is capable of operating without U.S. oversight.

MUST READ: Sister monument to Stonehenge may have been found

Scientists scouring the area around Stonehenge said Thursday they have uncovered a circular structure only a few hundred yards from the world famous monument.

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Learning in progress: Georgia Gwinnett College celebrates opening of new library

Homero Gonzalez is glad Georgia Gwinnett College's new Library and Learning Center will be open in time for his senior year. "I'm excited I get to experience the library before I graduate," Gonzalez said Thursday after a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the building. "I can't wait to use the study rooms. ... I'll be spending a lot of time here."
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Sweltering dogs and cats land couple in jail

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Police arrested a pair of Gwinnett residents this week on charges they left six pets in a parked mini-van where temperatures were gauged by authorities at 145 degrees.

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Family jailed on drug charges

SNELLVILLE -- Police say an anonymous tip led to the drug-related arrests of a Snellville mother and her two teenaged children Monday.

Mom won't face charges

Gwinnett County police say they will not press charges against the mother of two toddlers found wandering around a major highway in Lawrenceville earlier this month.

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Police add 23 officers to ranks

he Gwinnett County Police Department added 23 members to its family Thursday night. The 80th graduating class from the Gwinnett County Police Academy pinned on their badges and officially became officers, completing 21 weeks of grueling training.

Gas station shooting victim dies

LAWRENCEVILLE -- The victim in a Wednesday afternoon shooting at a Lawrenceville gas station has died at Gwinnett Medical Center, authorities said this morning.

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Hundreds turn out for Bike Fest

Richard Hambrick finished near the end of the pack Thursday, pumping hard around the sweltering asphalt of a Gwinnett Arena parking lot. The middle-aged Lawrenceville resident was one of several hundred cyclists competing in the day's leg of Gwinnett Bike Fest, one of the largest race series in the Southeast in its fourth year at various courses around the county.
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Gas line break causes road delays

LAWRENCEVILLE -- A gas line break on Cruse Road between Old Norcross Road and Sugarloaf Parkway in Lawrenceville is under control, police said this morning.

Firefighters work 3 blazes

Gwinnett County firefighters stayed busy Thursday afternoon with three vastly differing fires.

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Roddick outlasts heat, Ram

Perhaps it has been the typical Southern summer heat or the fact that many players have taken a bit of a break since Wimbledon, but few of the higher seeds have had it easy in their early rounds of the singles draw at the Atlanta Tennis Championships.

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Getting to Know ... Justin Griffith

Justin Griffith, 29, played four years with the Atlanta Falcons and is entering his eighth season in the NFL. Griffith, now with the Houston Texans, has lived in Suwanee since he was drafted by the Falcons in the fourth round in 2003.

Jets set for second season

The Gwinnett Jets semi-pro football team finished 10-2 last season and reached the championship game of the Southern League, all while playing its inaugural season in a city it felt never truly embraced it.

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Gonzalez, Braves pound Padres

Chipper Jones is getting that 1995 feeling again. Jones, the Atlanta Braves' last link to their World Series championship team, says this year's squad boasts similar strengths and balance. The latest proof was the Braves' series win over San Diego in a matchup of first-place teams.

Water 'victory' gives officials reason to smile

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Gwinnett Board of Commissioners Chairman Charles Bannister is encouraged by a ruling this week that could help the county continue using Lake Lanier for its water.

Barrow voters support incumbents, penny tax

WINDER -- Barrow voters agreed to a one-cent sales tax to fund school projects.The referendum passed Tuesday by a vote of 4,543 to 3,129.

Trailers bait in online scam

SNELLVILLE -- A Snellville woman is accused of baiting Craigslist users into wiring more than $40,000 for horse trailers that never existed.

Gas leak fixed close to GMC

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Emergency personnel responded to Gwinnett Medical Center's main campus Thursday morning after a construction crew ruptured a natural gas line nearby, officials said.

Struggles continue for A's

CONYERS -- With the Sun Belt League playoffs looming, the Rockdale A's are having trouble finding ways to win. Wednesday at Heritage High School, Rockdale's struggles continued in its fourth consecutive loss, 7-4 to the Atlanta Crackers. It was the third and final encounter of the regular season between the teams -- the Crackers won two of three -- following their meeting in last season's championship game won by Rockdale.

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THE DISH: Olive's Oven and Grill

Rarbaje said Olive's is a popular choice for the lunch crowds in the area.

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LOCAL EVENT: Belly dancers to hold devilish showcase

For belly dance instructors Natalie Brown and Asharah, the devil, as the saying goes, is in the details.

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OUT IN THE CROWD: Local bands take to the stage at Wild Bill's

Rock music will serve as the sound of summer 2010 at this Gwinnett venue.

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ART BEAT: Visual artist Anita Stewart creates bird woman

Anita Stewart's life is never dull.

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MOVIE REVIEW: Jolie's 'Salt' has blockbuster written all over it

The careers of many -- make that most -- women after they've won the Academy Award for Supporting Actress have been so dismal, some talking heads have actually likened it to a curse.

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MOVIE REVIEW: Zaniness rules in 'Ramona and Beezus'

Little kids and tweens -- girls, specifically -- will probably eat up "Ramona and Beezus," or at least be suitably amused by it.

Movie Trivia Contest 7/23

So, you think you're good at movie trivia?

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DISC SPOTLIGHT: The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers (NR)

Usurped by the relatively sexier Watergate conspiracy, the scandal during and immediately after the publication of the infamous "Pentagon Papers" was arguably the most devastating and wide-reaching whistle-blower case in U.S. government history.

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Philips Arena ranked one of the top venues

For the 11th year in a row, Atlanta's Philips Arena was ranked one of the top concert and events venues in the United States by Pollstar magazine.

Delta flight makes emergency landing in Atlanta

ATLANTA -- A federal official says a Delta Air Lines flight bound for Oregon turned around and made an emergency landing in Atlanta after blowing a tire on takeoff..

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Georgia's Green says he's never been to Miami

HOOVER, Ala. -- A party on Miami's South Beach and sports agents were once again hot topics at the Southeastern Conference media days, with South Carolina and Georgia taking center stage on Thursday.

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Victim in gas station shooting dies

LAWRENCEVILLE -- The victim in a Wednesday afternoon shooting at a Lawrenceville gas station has died at Gwinnett Medical Center, authorities said this morning.

Gas leak fixed outside GMC

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Emergency personnel responded to Gwinnett Medical Center's main campus Thursday morning after a construction crew ruptured a natural gas line nearby, officials said.

Gas line break causes hiccup

LAWRENCEVILLE -- A gas line break on Cruse Road between Old Norcross Road and Sugarloaf Parkway in Lawrenceville is under control, police said this morning.

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Jail term dealt for aging dog's mistreatment

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Gerald Rogers couldn't bear to see his aged Labrador retriever euthanized, though he could no longer afford to care for the dog, his attorney said.

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THE DISH: Olive's Oven and Grill

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PEOPLE IN BRIEF: UK reality show reject tries to sue Simon Cowell

UK reality show reject tries to sue Simon Cowell

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Gwinnett takes series from Yanks

Every Gwinnett player had at least one hit and the G-Braves beat North Division leader Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 5-2 on Thursday to clinch a series win at PNC Field.

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Film Fans: 'Inception' good but confusing

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Jail term dealt for aging dog's mistreatment

LAWRENCEVILLE — Gerald Rogers couldn’t bear to see his aged Labrador retriever euthanized, though he could no longer afford to care for the dog, his attorney said.

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BRODER: Gender, not ideology, likely to change court

Buoyed by a 13-6 vote in the Senate Judiciary Committee, Elena Kagan is on her way to the Supreme Court. The talk in Washington is what the impending elevation of the former Harvard Law School dean and solicitor general will mean for the capstone of the judiciary.

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Water 'victory' gives officials reason to smile

LAWRENCEVILLE — Gwinnett Board of Commissioners Chairman Charles Bannister is encouraged by a ruling this week that could help the county continue using Lake Lanier for its water.

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Struggles mature G-Braves' Young

LAWRENCEVILLE — On the final cut day for the Atlanta Braves coming out of spring training, Matt Young treated his promotion to Class AAA Gwinnett with muted pride.

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McCULLOUGH: Here's my primary problem

I was 19 the first time I voted in a primary election.

Nellie White

Nellie White, age 79 of Snellville, GA, passed away July 19, 2010. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Lawrenceville Chapel, 770-962-3100, www.stewartfh.com

Beverly Day

Beverly Jean Day, age 41, of Winder, GA passed away on Sunday, July 18, 2010. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home ...

Jimmy Gilbert

Jimmy Paul Gilbert, age 64 of Austell died July 20, 2010. A memorial service will be held Sunday at Mableton First Baptist Church at 3:00pm with Rev. Stephen Byrd officiating ...

Ricky Askew

Ricky W. Askew, age 52, of Snellville, formerly of Lilburn, died Saturday, July 17, 2010. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM on Monday, July 26, 2010 at ...

Ruby Johnston

Mrs. Ruby Youngblood Johnston, age 84, of Lewisville, TX and formerly of Buford, GA passed away on Wednesday, July 21, 2010. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by: Junior ...

Terry Rawlins

Terry Rawlins, 50, of Winder, GA passed away Tuesday, July 20, 2010. He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Brittany and Nikolai Koretski, of Alpharetta; son and ...

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