News for Sunday, July 17, 2011

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Norfolk snaps G-Braves win streak

LAWRENCEVILLE - Neither manager Dave Brundage nor the Gwinnett Braves franchise reached a milestone on Sunday.

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Quality field offers tough test in Norcross

After making a successful return for metro Atlanta into the ATP Tour schedule a year ago, organizers of the Atlanta Tennis Championships will hope to top themselves as they present the second edition of the tournament this week.

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Hernandez wins it for G-Braves in extras again

Brian Matusz left the game just in time for the Gwinnett Braves. The Norfolk starter, who didn't have much success in his six big league starts this season, needed just three with Class AAA Norfolk to put it together.

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BISHER: Let's revamp all-star manager selections

Well, let's begin with the managers. In the first place, it doesn't take much to get there as a player, for each league is required to have every team represented.

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Grayson joins North at national 7-on-7 tourney

North Gwinnett is making a return trip the to the National Select 7-on-7 championship. That's no shocker. The surprise comes from the local team that will join them in Hoover, Ala., for the three-day tournament that begins on July 21.

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Lannan, Nats shut down Braves

John Lannan gave up two runs in 52/3 innings and had his first two hits of the season to lead the Washington Nationals to a 5-2 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Saturday night.

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McCoughtry takes Dream past Sky

Angel McCoughtry scored 24 points, Lindsey Harding added 14 and the Atlanta Dream snapped a two-game losing streak with a 76-68 victory over the Chicago Sky on Saturday night.

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Car show raises funds for local charities

What started out as rainy weather in the morning turned sunny and mild Saturday during the ninth annual Car and Bike Show in downtown Lawrenceville.

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Coolray Field plays host to annual Awakening of the Dragon

Dragon boater Jackson Chang says there's a bond forged by teammates on the water that grows stronger with each race.

Young girl nearly drowns in Lanier

Authorities responded Saturday afternoon after a 2-year-old nearly drowned at Buford Dam Park on Lake Lanier.

Turner Field to host blood drive

The Atlanta Braves and the American Red Cross have scheduled the third annual Atlanta Braves All-American Blood Drive for 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday at the 755 Club at Turner Field.

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Family fight: Daughter diagnosed with cancer after helping mom beat disease 4 times

Gina Ford celebrated a birthday Wednesday. Friends and family members brought her cupcakes, flowers and balloons. The now-42-year-old accepted hugs and read birthday cards. She smiled through the pain.

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Employees of county taking survey on cuts

Taxpayers aren't the only people who will feel the crunch by dropping revenues in the county coffers.

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PARKER: A story not quite right

Most would agree that one would have to stoop pretty low to question the story of a man's mother's death.

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CEPEDA: Addressing childhood obesity

Finally, two experts had the courage to state the obvious: Parents who let their children become obese enough to suffer from serious medical complications are committing child abuse.

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Anthony's future uncertain

Casey Anthony spent her last day in jail Saturday preparing for an uncertain future after nearly three years behind bars.

MUST READ: Oldest son of Austria's last emperor buried Saturday

Lederhosen-clad Tyrollean guardsmen hoisted the coffin of Otto Von Habsburg onto their shoulders Saturday, carrying the oldest son of Austria's last emperor to rest in a pomp-filled ceremony evocative of the country's past grandeur as a ruler of much of Europe.

WORLD IN BRIEF: Shooter in Afghan army uniform kills NATO trooper

A man in an Afghan army uniform shot and killed a NATO service member Saturday, and the Taliban said the assailant was a sleeper agent who had infiltrated the Afghan military.

Jerry M. Parnell

Mr. Jerry M. Parnell, age 54, of Buford, GA passed away on Friday, July 15, 2011. He is survived by his brother, James Parnell, Dacula, GA; sister, Pat Manning, Loganville ...

Ann Hollis

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Ann Hollis, age 88, of Statham, who passed away on Saturday July 16, 2011. Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, 706-367-5467. Online Condolences at ...

Ann Jett

Ann Tallant Brownlow Jett, 81, of Cumming, GA, died July 15, 2011. The funeral service will be held 2:00 p.m. Monday, July 18th, at Shady Grove Baptist Church in Cumming ...

Tommy Satterfield, Sr.

Tommy Wayne Satterfield, Sr., age 48 of Doraville, died July 14, 2011. Arrangements by Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory Duluth Chapel, 770-476-2535.

Verlon Higgins

Verlon James Higgins, age 86, of Tucker, passed away on Friday, July 15, 2011. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Monday, July 18, 2011 in the chapel ...