Defying a veto threat, the Republican-controlled House voted Tuesday night to slice federal spending by $6 trillion and require a constitutional balanced budget amendment to be sent to the states in exchange for averting a threatened Aug. 2 government default.
PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii -- Symbolizing how far the two countries have come, U.S. organizers on Tuesday hosted an ancient and ritualistic Japanese tea ceremony steeped in tradition at the watery grave of Pearl Harbor.
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -- A California prosecutor said Tuesday U.S. officials rejected a request to seek the extradition of actor Randy Quaid and his wife from Canada to face felony vandalism charges.
LONDON -- Summoned by British lawmakers Tuesday to account for a phone hacking and bribery scandal, Rupert Murdoch said he was humbled and ashamed but accepted no personal responsibility, insisting he was at fault only for trusting the wrong people at a now-defunct tabloid that made up a tiny portion of his vast media empire.
WASHINGTON -- Millions of women stand to gain free access to a broad menu of birth control methods, thanks to a recommendation issued Tuesday by health experts advising the government.
Even during the offseason, South Gwinnett grad and Philadelphia 76ers guard Lou Williams likes to stay active, something his annual youth basketball camp has helped him do each of the last four summers.
John Small and Todd Wofford hung toward the back amidst the group of 12 high school football coaches in the underbelly of the Georgia Dome on Tuesday afternoon.
Southeastern Conference Commissioner Mike Slive is well aware of the recent criticism of the NCAA -- complaints about prolonged investigations and rulings that leave coaches and administrators scratching their heads.
Defending Eastern Conference champion Atlanta won back-to-back games for the first time this season, including an impressive win over current conference leader Indiana.
It's possible I'm not even sure how to address such a dastardly act -- and I use the term "dastardly" in comedic form. I don't generally get into these squabbles between the NCAA and its culprit members.
Brookwood grad Kenny Miles is among the nominees for the Allstate AFCA Good Works team, which recognizes and honors college football players for community service work.
Prospect Pastornicky joins G-Braves
HOUSTON -- The Houston Astros have traded second baseman Jeff Keppinger to the San Francisco Giants for two Double-A pitchers.
SUWANEE -- City councilman Jimmy Burnette announced Tuesday that he will run for mayor in the upcoming November election. The Suwanee native, who has served on the City Council since 1996, follows in his father's political footsteps; James Burnette, Sr., served on Suwanee's City Council for 32 years.
LAWRENCEVILLE -- The Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners approved a new land acquisition policy Tuesday that the chairwoman said is more comprehensive than its predecessor.
LAWRENCEVILLE -- As promised, Gwinnett County District Attorney Danny Porter has formally filed a request with the Georgia Court of Appeals, asking it to reconsider its decision that threw out the indictment of former Commissioner Kevin Kenerly.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- The last space shuttle is headed home.Atlantis left the International Space Station on Tuesday and slipped away after a partial lap around the station. Ten pairs of eyes pressed against the windows, four in the shuttle and six in the station.
Police arrested a Woodstock man Tuesday at an extended stay hotel in Norcross who's wanted for allegedly setting a teenager on fire last week in Cherokee County, officials said.
The Rotary Club of Gwinnett County is hosting a comedy night at the Gwinnett Civic Center's grand ballroom Thursday from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. to raise funds for Rainbow Village, a local homeless ministry.
A 45-year-old man accused of stabbing a man and woman Monday night was apprehended a few hours later in a Bethlehem living room, officials said.
Our children are at the ages during which they may very likely soon choose life partners. My husband and I are both divorced, and I'm grateful to say our blended family is healthy and happy 12 years into the union.
One of the most interesting things about studying a rapidly maturing community is watching its members shake off stereotypes and go their own way. Some Latino voters are doing just that.
LAWRENCEVILLE — For nearly 10 days Mauro Gomez was stuck on career homer No. 99.
Not only does Tino Mantella believe technology is important in Georgia, he says it can “lead us out of the recession.”
It’s not lost on me — or my waistline — that my television viewing habits are ironic at best, unhealthy at worst. I’m addicted to the Travel Channel’s “Man vs. Food” show, which follows host Adam Richman as he scours the country for interesting cuisine and the biggest eating challanges.
After several close calls, the Thunderbolts Swim Team has finally climbed back to the top of the Gwinnett County Swim League.
NORCROSS — Robby Ginepri’s return to the ATP World Tour was a successful one.
DOUGLASSVILLE, Pa. — To hear her owner talk, Suki has always been a bit of a diva. And that hasn’t changed even after the massive barn fire that burned the chestnut mare over two-thirds of her body.
Many thanks to U.S. Rep. Robert Woodall for introducing an amendment to save $5.1 million in redundant spending for a climate change study in a water and energy bill!
The City of Duluth is playing host to a public information open house in August to discuss McClure Bridge Road improvements and the Irvindale Roundabout.
LAWRENCEVILLE — There are still a couple of weeks before kids have to be back in the classroom, but some teachers are in school this week.
CHICAGO — The nation’s largest pediatricians’ group has issued its first policy on protecting children from sexual abuse by doctors, citing a recent Delaware case and urging medical facilities to screen employees for previous abuse.
PLYMOUTH NOTCH, Vt. — If your disgust over America’s crushing debt and the irresponsible leaders who refuse to reduce unnecessary spending has reached the fed-up point, there is an easy solution beyond whatever compromise might be reached in the current standoff between President Barack Obama and congressional Republicans. vote Republican in 2012.
ATLANTA — Piedmont Hospital recently received its first-ever national ranking and was named metro Atlanta’s top acute care hospital by U.S. News and World Report.
LAWRENCEVILLE — Gwinnett commissioners were briefed Tuesday on a recommendation for how to use federal housing dollars next year.
LAWRENCEVILLE — Blood donations have dropped drastically this summer, officials said, and the Red Cross needs support “more than ever.”
While the change to a single hauler trash service was difficult for some — including this reader — in Gwinnett County, I am happy to say a year later that it has in my opinion been worthwhile. Our neighborhoods are cleaner and I am pleased to see not only more neighbors recycling but am very pleased that we can recycle more items, too.
The Rotary Club of Gwinnett County is hosting a comedy night at the Gwinnett Civic Center’s grand ballroom Thursday from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. to raise funds for Rainbow Village, a local homeless ministry.
One of the Gwinnett County School System’s three area superintendents has retired.
James Blake knows about perseverance.
That "thing' was becoming the one millionth fan in the G-Braves' brief history, and it was a distinction that soon belonged to Zolecki.
On the night in which the Atlanta Braves' AAA affiliate welcomed its one millionth fan and honored legendary Atlanta manager Bobby Cox, the G-Braves gave their own manager, Dave Brundage, his 1,000th career victory.
Julie Weaver has absolutely no clue what she said to Bobby Cox on Monday.
Police on Monday confirmed a body found near Lawrenceville is a mother of three who'd been missing a week, calling her husband of 12 years a suspect.
Georgia's highest court will decide whether a doctor should stand trial for discontinuing medication to a psychotic Gwinnett man who brutally knifed his mother to death in 2002, officials said.
Twenty-three-year-old Parker Smith wanted to do "something epic."
For the fifth straight year, residents of Grayson will not see an increase in their ad valorem taxes.
Betty R. Burns, age 85, of Norcross, Ga., died suddenly Saturday afternoon, July 16, 2011. Her memorial service will be Tuesday, July 19, 2011, at 2 pm in the Bill ...
Mr. John M. Davis, age 78, Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, July 9, 2011. He is survived by his wife of fifty years, Paula Shaffer Davis, Buford, GA; daughter ...
Mr. Nathaniel Whited, age 29 of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on July 15, 2011. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home ...
Jackie Pitt, age 60 of Monroe, formerly of Duluth, passed away Saturday, July 16, 2011. A Memorial Service will be held 2 PM Tuesday, July 19, 2011 at Duluth Church ...
Gladys Green Brannon, age 95, of Norcross, GA, died, July 17, 2011. Arrangements by The Bill Head Funeral Home and Crematory, Lilburn/Tucker Chapel. 770-564-2726.
Betty Sue Gillespie Benson, age 83 of Commerce, GA formerly of Buford died Saturday, July 16, 2011. Arrangements by Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel. 770-945-6924, www.hamiltonmillchapel.com
Ann Antoci, age 78 of Lawrenceville, formerly of Lindenhurst, New York, passed away Friday, July 15, 2011. Funeral Mass will be held 11 AM Wednesday, July 20, 2011 at St ...
Dora Lee Sharpton Medley, age 87 of Winder, GA passed away July 18, 2011. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Lawrenceville Chapel, 770-962-3100. www.stewartfh.com
Eva Mae Smith Moore, age 82, of Snellville, GA passed away Saturday, July 16, 2011. She was preceded in death by her parents, brother, and son-in-law. She is ...
Twanda Sloan Negley, age 75 of Suwanee, GA passed away on July 17, 2011. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and ...
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Dennis Roger Ward, age 66, of Jefferson, who passed away on July 17, 2011. Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, 706-367-5467. Online Condolences at ...
John Erroll "Jeb" Bruns, age 49, of Duluth, GA died July 13, 2011. Arrangements are pending with Bill Head Funeral Home, Duluth Chapel 770-476-2535.
Robert D. Peevy, 84 of Hoschton passed away Sunday, July 17, 2011 after a prolonged illness. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Ruth Chatham Peevy; sons and ...
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Roger Goldman Carthern, age 64, of Jefferson, who passed away on July 16, 2011. Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, 706-367-5467. Online Condolences at ...
Pauline Doris Stukey Jones, age 94 of Ohio City, OH died Friday, July 15, 2011. Arrangements by Cowan & Son Funeral Home 419-238-6385, cowanfuneralhome.com
Majid Tafazoli age 53 of Loganville passed away July 16, 2011 after a short illness. He was a devoted husband and loving father who lived a selfless life for his ...