CINCINNATI -- Jason Heyward doubled home two runs with two outs in the 10th inning Friday night, rallying the Atlanta Braves to 6-4 victory over the Cincinnati Reds that restored a little of their rapidly vanishing lead in the NL East.
SUWANEE -- Some will be taking the helm of a classroom for the first time; others have left schools across the state and country to teach in Gwinnett.
On Friday, Michael Palmer was sweating it out with the rest of Atlanta's contracted players as training camp opened at the team's Flowery Branch complex. He's just looking for another chance to show what he can do.
DULUTH -- Interstate 85's carpool lanes will soon be converted to high-occupancy toll lanes, after a contractor for the project was awarded Friday.
STONE MOUNTAIN -- Local senior citizens and teens are upset because a popular community center abruptly closed its doors Friday afternoon until further notice.
LAWRENCEVILLE -- After 986 hours of training, 17 Gwinnett County firefighters officially became paramedics Friday afternoon.
DULUTH -- Gwinnett County firefighters responded to the call of a gas leak at the Holiday Inn on Day Drive in Duluth on Friday afternoon, evacuating 30 occupants before stopping the leak.
NORCROSS -- A gas leak this morning caused officials to close all lanes of Peachtree Industrial Boulevard near Norcross for about an hour, an official said.
FLOWERY BRANCH -- Falcons coach Mike Smith was smiling cautiously as training camp opened on Friday. Smith was happy because all the players lost to injuries in 2009 were back and his top 2010 draft pick, linebacker Sean Weatherspoon, signed just in time for the first practice.
Chris Carter and Andy Christie will compete in the Chicago Marathon on Oct. 10 with heavy hearts as the two will run for national cancer charities in honor of family members and a former student.
MOSCOW -- Vast sections of Russia were under a state of emergency Friday as more than 10,000 firefighters fought to save villages and forests from being reduced to ash and ember during the country's hottest summer on record.
LOS ANGELES -- The case of an emerald the size of a boulder will roll into a courtroom in September, accompanied by a small army of lawyers representing those who have laid claim to the 840-pound rock as it traveled a circuitous route from Brazil to Los Angeles.
WASHINGTON -- Actor Andy Griffith has a new role: pitching President Barack Obama's health care law to seniors in a cable television ad paid for by Medicare.
Terry Smart considers scuba diving most incredible when a shrimp the size of a toothpick crawls onto your finger and begins nibbling off dead skin cells.
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Gwinnett Braves and their families will join the children in crisis at Eagle Ranch this week, helping to make their day brighter. Eagle Ranch, a camp-like haven for children from troubled backgrounds and home situations nestled around a lake in Flowery Branch, will welcome several players for an hour of fun on Monday morning.
The Suwanee Festival of Books will celebrate reading, writing and literacy for all ages later this month. Founded by a group of volunteers, the two-day festival will feature author readings, book signings, writing workshops and competitions, children's activities, live music, literacy-related vendors and a Barnes & Noble Marketplace.
Mayor Nancy Harris is looking for a few good advisers. Duluth is seeking applications for the city's third Mayor's Advisory Council, known as Big Mac, after the council recently completed its second term.
Former Monroe Mayor Knox Bell was among three Georgia city government stalwarts inducted into the Municipal Government Hall of Fame in Savannah in June.
Duluth has a strong tradition of planning that Glenn Coyne intends to continue as the city's new director of planning and development.
Sugar Hill's planned downtown streetscape likely will be years in the making, but construction of its essential, first element might start within just weeks.
Mall of Georgia will be part of the largest radio fundraiser in the southeast when Atlanta area on-air personalities broadcast live from inside Aug. 6 and 7.
When I was in Toastmasters, table topics used to terrify me. These were impromptu speeches for which your name was called and you had to talk for one minute on a given subject.
Two area residents -- Kianna Monique Lawrence of Duluth and Sean Mario Walsh II of Loganville -- have each won a scholarship from the United Health Foundation's Diverse Scholars Initiative to pursue careers in health care.
Dr. Preston Moore stepped down as the pastor of Peachtree Road Baptist Church after preaching for 45 years.
Do clothes make the man? Or in this case, the woman? We can talk all day about how brains and work ethic are more important than looks and fashion. But humans are visual creatures by nature. Like it or not, we make instant assessments of people based on what they're wearing.
Among the many things I have learned in this life is how everything evens out, how those who are mighty and rich can become lowly and poor while the lowly and poor can become mighty and rich.
WASHINGTON -- At least two House Democrats are calling on embattled Rep. Charlie Rangel to resign.
I remain appalled at the trash plan that has been rammed down the throats of Gwinnett County residents.
Iranian woman tormented, activist says
LAWRENCEVILLE — On the same day the G-Braves lost their top slugger in a trade with Pittsburgh, the team found power from unlikely sources.
• 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
Jackson EMC Foundation awards grants
The following students were named to the dean’s list of Emory College for the spring 2010 semester:
Last week I spent time with my 12-year-old Boy Scout at Camp Rainey Mountain in Northeast Georgia. While there I took cold showers, ate several items that could not be conclusively identified as belonging to any of the seven major food groups, and hiked to a place called Big Rock, which turned out to be, well, a big rock.
Two dead in LA building explosion
Michelle Kristin MacMunn and Christopher Carl Walker were married in Duluth on June 4. Pastor Jack Durkin officiated the ceremony.
So, I hear, since the Phillies have traded for Roy Oswalt, it’s time for the Braves to answer with a deal of their own. But deal with what, or with whom, or why?
Dear voters in the 7th Congressional District,
As promised, I have the latest analysis of the recent primary results, courtesy of Junior E. Lee, general manager of the C. Richard Yarbrough Worldwide Media and Pest Control Company, located over a pool room in Greater Garfield.
Mr. and Mrs. D. Kent Replogle of Monroe announce the engagement of their daughter, Kathryn Elizabeth Replogle, of Suwanee to Christopher Russell Johnson of Suwanee, son of Russell and Esther Johnson of Alpharetta.
Frank and Betty Tate of Lawrenceville recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. The couple was married in Kansas City, Mo. Frank retired from American Tobacco Company and Betty was a pianist and painter. They have eight children, Mary Anne, Debbie, Robby, Peggy, Christopher, David, Michael and Frank Jr. They also have 24 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
According to former cotton farmer David Hays, “There’s all kind of ways to make money. The trick is to figure out what they are.” Therein, as the fellow says, lies the rub. Some people are just better at figuring than others.
Bobby and Ann Crowson of Lilburn announce the engagement of their daughter, Margaret Ann Crowson, of Athens to Bryan John Parker of Loganville, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Parker of Lilburn.
The majority of Americans support Arizona in its desire to enforce a law that would help stop the juggernaut of illegals overwhelming their state. Our federal government ignores the majority of Americans and depicts any support of Arizona as being racist, misinformed or devoid of human compassion.
Christopher and Wanda George of Suwanee announce the engagement of their daughter, Dornechia George, of Houston to Kenny Carter Jr. of Milwaukee, son of Kenny and Jeanie Carter of Humble, Texas.
Ms. Melissa Kelly Morrow, age 33, of Gainesville, GA passed away on Wednesday, July 28, 2010. Service and Arrangements will be announced by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home ...
Carolyn Dianne Lark, age 54, of Loganville, GA, died July 27, 2010. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Loganville Chapel 770-466-1544 www.stewartfh.com
Dan G. Riggs, age 58 of Lawrenceville, died July 24, 2010. Mr. Riggs was born in Denver, CO and worked in telecommunications sales. He was an avid walker and tennis ...
Donovan Jamalle McKnight, age 2, of Loganville, GA, died Monday, July 26, 2010. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Loganville Chapel 770-466-1544 www.stewartfh.com
Ali Ramiz Okyay, age 27, of Duluth, GA passed away July 28, 2010. Arrangements by Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Inc., Duluth Chapel 770-476-2535
Mr. James Preston Edwards, age 88 of Jefferson, GA, who passed away on July 28, 2010. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home of Jefferson, 706-367-5467. www.evansfuneralhomeinc.com
Sonya Marie Rogers, age 31 of Cumming, GA passed away Tuesday, July 27 2010. Arrangements by Byars Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Cumming, GA, 678-455-5815. www.byarsfuneralhome.com