LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Or, Kissimmee, or Disney World, if you prefer. Where the Braves are taking shape in the spring, anyway.You've heard the stories of the rising star whose blasts are measured by the yard. Whose prodigious clouts have caused auto insurance rates in the Braves parking lot at Champion Stadium to rise out of sight. Not either of the Jones boys, Chipper or Andruw, ever caused such a furor in his spring debut.
SUWANEE -- Peachtree Ridge's Brandon Harwood singled in pinch-runner Patrick Carter in the bottom of the seventh to give the Lions a 2-1 win over South Forsyth in their Region 7-AAAAA opener.Carter was pinch running for Brett Polachek, who led off the seventh with a double. Harwood also drove in the Lions' other run with a sacrifice fly in the fifth.
SUWANEE -- The formula for both Peachtree Ridge soccer teams in Tuesday's Area 7-AAAAA doubleheader with Duluth was simple.Step one, jump out to first-half lead. Step two, hold off the visiting Wildcats' second half rally. Step three, repeat as necessary.The boys held up their end of the pattern with two goals just over three minutes apart in the first before holding off Duluth 2-1.
OXFORD, Miss. -- Murphy Holloway converted a three-point play with three seconds left in the second overtime Tuesday to give Mississippi a 90-87 win over Texas Tech in the quarterfinals of the National Invitation Tournament.Tied 87-87 with 8.7 seconds left, Ole Miss point guard Chris Warren took the inbound pass, drove the length of the floor and found Holloway streaking down the left baseline. Holloway converted the acrobatic layup while fouled and hit the free throw.
Kaiser Permanente, Georgia's largest not-for-profit health plan, announced Friday its plans to open a new $2 million medical office in Lawrenceville. The new location at 455 Philip Blvd. is scheduled to open at the end of May, making it the organization's third Gwinnett facility.
WASHINGTON -- Toyota has told dealers it will provide replacement accelerator pedals to owners who are unsatisfied with their repairs under the massive recall following dozens of complaints about the fix.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Attorneys general from 13 states sued the federal government Tuesday, claiming the landmark health care overhaul is unconstitutional just seven minutes after President Barack Obama signed it into law.
BEIJING -- A former medical worker allegedly stabbed to death eight young children and wounded five others Tuesday in a bloody rampage outside an elementary school in eastern China.
NEW YORK -- Rosie O'Donnell plans an ''uplifting'' new television talk show for launch next year that aims squarely at the audience Oprah Winfrey is leaving behind when her show ends.
WASHINGTON -- A new species of dinosaur has emerged from the rocks of southern Utah.Buried by a collapsing sand dune, perhaps 185 million years ago, the new dino was probably a plant eater and an early relative of the giant animals later known as sauropods, researchers report in Tuesday's edition of the journal PLoS One.
Blake Stembridge can't throw a knuckleball, but he makes a mean "Knucksie" sandwich. The executive chef's creation is the signature sandwich at Niekro's Sports Bar at Coolray Field, and just like the Gwinnett Braves players, Stembridge and his crew are getting loosened up for the season.
LAWRENCEVILLE -- Much of Gwinnett's more-than-a-year-long trash saga appears over after commissioners approved a settlement Tuesday dividing the county among five garbage haulers.
DACULA -- When Jay Fulmer was a teenager, his goal was to run a marathon. Fulmer, a veterinarian at Hog Mountain Animal Hospital, finally achieved that goal last year and qualified for the Boston Marathon earlier this year. Now, he has set his sights on a larger goal: raising money for cancer research.
WINDER -- Tension ran high near the end of Barrow County's Board of Commissioners' meeting Tuesday night when Commissioner Ben Hendrix motioned that the board formally censure Chairman Danny Yearwood for alleged refusal to attend anger management training, as recommended by an attorney the county hired to investigate allegations against him.
WASHINGTON -- It was a day of history for the nation -- and sweet vindication for President Barack Obama. His grin seemed wider than any in recent memory.
LAWRENCEVILLE -- U.S. Rep. John Linder's former chief of staff is expected to announce a race for his boss's seat on the radio today.
BUFORD -- A boy found wandering near downtown Buford inadvertently tipped off authorities to a case of physical violence against children, police said Tuesday.
DULUTH -- Starting June 1, most of the retail tenants on Duluth's old City Hall block downtown will start paying higher rent.
SUWANEE -- City leaders Tuesday honored residents who have given their time and resources to better their community.
SUWANEE -- College life has been a hard transition for Casey Klepchick.Rites of passage like late night cramming sessions don't come easy when you have to take a sleeping pill and aren't likely to retain last-minute study sessions.
SUWANEE -- Suzanne Skeen was teaching a lesson Tuesday when she learned she had been selected as Gwinnett County's Media Specialist of the Year.
LOGANVILLE -- A former McConnell Middle School administrator has been tapped to lead the school once the current principal leaves for a job in the county office.
NEW YORK -- Better luck picking next year, Mr. President. A day after his bracket was busted by Kansas' stunning loss to Northern Iowa, President Barack Obama went 5-3 in the men's NCAA tournament Sunday.
ATLANTA -- U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson has been hospitalized, and doctors believe he is suffering from a bacterial infection.
SUWANEE Peachtree Ridge's Brandon Harwood singled in pinch-runner Patrick Carter in the bottom of the seventh to give the Lions a 2-1 win over South Forsyth in their Region 7-AAAAA opener.
Pork is the preferred metaphor in Washington for misspending. But last weekend, pork took a back seat to baloney, which was present in abundance as President Barack Obama and House Democrats tried to convince the public and themselves that their takeover of one-sixth of the economy is going to improve health insurance and the availability of medical treatment.
SUWANEE City leaders Tuesday honored residents who have given their time and resources to better their community.
Gwinnett County government and the trash haulers may have reached a deal, but the county still has a big disconnect with its voters. What part of a competitive two haulers per garbage district don't they understand?
KISSIMMEE, Fla. Jordan Schafer couldn't have had a better debut as a rookie a year ago, hitting a home run in his first at-bat and adding another as Atlanta won on opening night in Philadelphia.
Emory Eastside offering free ColoCare kits
DULUTH The Gwinnett Gladiators passed two critical tests over the weekend in back-to-back wins over Trenton.
LAWRENCEVILLE Kaiser Permanente, Georgia's largest not-for-profit health plan, announced Friday its plans to open a new $2 million medical office in Lawrenceville.
NEW YORK Rosie O'Donnell plans an uplifting'' new television talk show for launch next year that aims squarely at the audience Oprah Winfrey is leaving behind when her show ends.
SNELLVILLE Emory Eastside Medical Center in Snellville is in the early stages of planning a $100 million expansion, according to hospital representative Michael Sullivan of law firm Anderson, Tate and Carr. The rezoning of about 51 acres of hospital property is one of the first steps in that expansion.
SUWANEE Suzanne Skeen was teaching a lesson Tuesday when she learned she had been selected as Gwinnett County's Media Specialist of the Year.
SUWANEE College life has been a hard transition for Casey Klepchick.
I hope you will remember, come November, to reprint all of the dire predictions being made by Republican politicians regarding the new health care legislation and every election year November thereafter.
With well over 100 of its employees living and working in Gwinnett, engineering firm Jordan, Jones and Goulding (JJG) feels a strong corporate commitment to give back to its home county. For many years, the firm has been an annual participant in Gwinnett County's Relay For Life by having a Relay team and serving as a corporate sponsor. Chuck Button, COO of JJG, sets the example for his employees in giving back, as he serves his second year as co-chair of the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life of Gwinnett -- the largest Relay event in the world.
Mrs. Florine (Burel) Pugh, age 100, of Buford, GA passed away on Sunday, March 21, 2010. Born in the Hog Mountain community of Gwinnett County on May 29, 1909, she ...
Ms. Linda Cook, age 51, of Dacula, GA passed away on Sunday, March 21, 2010. Her father, Forrest Miller, preceded her in death. She is survived by: daughters and son ...
Bruce Gayton, age 75, of Norcross, GA passed away March 22, 2010. Arrangements by Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 770-277-4550
Shelby Johnson, age 21, of Loganville, GA, died March 20, 2010. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Loganville Chapel 770-466-1544 www.stewartfh.com
Howard D. Warner, age 65 of Duluth, GA passed away March 21, 2010. Arrangements are pending with Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Inc., Duluth Chapel, 770-476-2535
Doyle Erwin Travillion, age 77, of Lawrenceville, Georgia passed away March 21, 2010. He is survived by his wife, Jane; daughter, Lara T. Foreman; brother, Carl M. Travillion; sister, Patty ...
Frank D. Waters, age 76, of Norcross, GA, passed away March 21, 2010. Arrangements by Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home, 770-448-5757
Beverly Jan Holston, age 54 of Dacula passed away, Saturday, March 20, 2010. Funeral Services will be held 9:30 AM Wednesday, March 24, 2010 in the Lawrenceville Chapel of Tim ...
Mrs. Frankie F. Cabe, age 78 of Winder, GA, passed away March 21, 2010. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, Memory Chapel 770-867-4553
Raisa A. Grinchuk, age 69 of Atlanta, GA passed away March 21, 2010. Arrangements by Byars Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Cumming, GA, 678-455-5815. www.byarsfuneralhome.com
Julius Gaston Goss, age 75 of Cumming, GA passed away March 20, 2010. Arrangements by Byars Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Cumming, GA, 678-455-5815. www.byarsfuneralhome.com
John J. Casey, III., age 72 of Duluth, GA passed away March 22, 2010. Arrangements are pending with Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Inc., Duluth Chapel, 770-476-2535
Joseph Guarino, age 90 of Lawrenceville, GA passed away March 22, 2010. Arrangements are pending with Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Inc., Duluth Chapel, 770-476-2535
Mrs. Janet Mae Barner, age 77 of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Sunday, March 21, 2010. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral ...
Nancy M. (Maggie) Pittman, age 80, of Monroe, GA, died March 21, 2010. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Loganville Chapel 770-466-1544 www.stewartfh.com
Gary Floyd Hewatt, 54, of Auburn, GA went to be with the Lord on March 20, 2010. The son of Dorothy Hewatt of Sugar Hill, GA and the late Pastor ...
Robert Alexander Bennett, age 67 of Buford, GA died March 20, 2010. Arrangements by Gregory B. Levett & Sons Funeral Home, Inc., North Gwinnett Chapel, 770-945-9999 www.levettfuneralhome.com
Keith Eubanks, age 77, of Loganville, GA, passed away March 21, 2010. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Snellville Chapel 770-979-5010 www.stewartfh.com
Dorothy M. Andersen, age 96 of Atlanta GA passed away Friday, March 19, 2010. Arrangements by Byars Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Cumming, GA, 678-455-5815. www.byarsfuneralhome.com