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Different pads: Anderson thriving after picking baseball over football

But after a strong two years at Gordon College in Barnesville, the 2008 Buford grad is looking at his future a lot differently now.

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Gladiators narrow field of coaching candidates

The Gwinnett Gladiators have narrowed their coaching search to three candidates, moving quickly to find a replacement for longtime head coach Jeff Pyle.

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Merrow, Robinson join NFL rookie signees

Twenty eight years after his father was last an Atlanta Falcon, so is Thor Merrow.

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'Come Fly Away' brings songs of Sinatra to Atlanta

Broadway's new musical "Come Fly Away" will be at the Fox Theatre from Tuesday through Aug. 7 and will feature musical arrangements by Frank Sinatra.

MOVIE REVIEW: 'Flower' would have been better with 'Clueless' treatment

For the better part of the last two decades, Chinese director Wayne Wang has been bouncing back and forth between American art-house ("Smoke," "Blue in the Face") and American mainstream ("Because of Winn-Dixie," "Maid in Manhattan") while waiting for a worthy bookend to his masterpiece "The Joy Luck Club."

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MOVIE REVIEW: Frontier face-off

Credited to eight screenwriters, 16 producers, four studios and sporting one of the most unimaginative titles of the year, "Cowboys & Aliens" also suffers from genre schizophrenia yet still somehow manages to entertain and stimulate both sides of the brain.

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MOVIE REVIEW: 'Crazy, Stupid, Love.' is funny, sexy, smart

If you've been to a movie theater more than once in the last six months, you've probably also seen the trailer for "Crazy, Stupid, Love." every time.

MOVIE REVIEW: Film Fans find 'Friends With Benefits' fun romp

Film Fans features local residents reviewing the film of the week: "Friends With Benefits." Want to be a film fan? Email features@gwinnettdailypost.com.

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Getting to Know ... Tyler Aurandt

In this latest installment of "Getting to Know ...," Aurandt talks to staff writer Brandon Brigman about the transition from college to high school, his lone college touchdown and how to pronounce his last name.

MOVIE TRIVIA

So, you think you're good at movie trivia? Every week, we give readers the opportunity to flex their movie muscles by answering five trivia questions from our movie critic, Michael Clark.

DISC SPOTLIGHT: Source Code Blu-ray (PG-13)

Released within 30 days of each other theatrically and now on disc, "The Adjustment Bureau," "Limitless" and "Source Code" are all top-notch sci-fi thrillers that likely wouldn't have done as well had it not been for "Inception."

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ART BEAT: Broadway arrives in Suwanee with 'Hairspray'

The culture of the '60s has fascinated people for years. Filled with social change, tragedy and upheaval, the '60s also ushered in new ideas that uplifted those who lived through the turmoil.

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Ramsey an All-Star in Cape Cod league

The Wesleyan grad is the starting center fielder for the East Division team in the Cape Cod League All-Star Game, a late-season showcase in the prestigious wood-bat league that annually draws the nation's top college baseball talent.

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Rams 5th at 7-on-7 tourney

HOOVER, Ala. -- Behind the strong arm of quarterback Nick Schuessler, Grayson finished fifth at the National Select 7-on-7 tournament on Saturday.

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Brookwood grad takes 7th in skating championships

Oglethorpe University senior Louisa Barama, a Brookwood grad, placed seventh at the junior level at last week's U.S. Collegiate Figure Skating Championships in Sun Valley, Idaho.

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Mother of 4 missing in Winder

WINDER -- A Winder mother was last heard from Wednesday, when a family member received a cryptic text message from her cellphone. A niece found her abandoned vehicle at a local library hours later, police said.

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GGC hires athletics director

Georgia Gwinnett College announced today that the college has selected its first athletics director, Darin Wilson.

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Credit card 'skimmer' sought

NORCROSS -- Police are looking for a tech-savvy credit card fraudster who may have stolen financial information from shoppers near The Forum outdoor mall in Norcross.

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Gas leak causes lane closures on Pleasant Hill

Lanes of Pleasant Hill Road have reopened after a gas leak.

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FOOD FOR THOUGHT: How on earth did we raise our children?

How on earth did I raise my children without all the gadgets and contraptions on the market today?

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Credit card 'skimmer' sought

NORCROSS — Police are looking for a tech-savvy credit card fraudster who may have stolen financial information from shoppers near The Forum outdoor mall in Norcross.

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'Come Fly Away' brings songs of Sinatra to Atlanta

Broadway’s new musical “Come Fly Away” will be at the Fox Theatre from Tuesday through Aug. 7 and will feature musical arrangements by Frank Sinatra.

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Armed robbery suspect caught after chase

LAWRENCEVILLE — Sheriff’s deputies apprehended a Suwanee man wanted for armed robbery Wednesday, but not without a foot chase.

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Voters to decide on SPLOST

Come November, education officials will ask voters for an extension of the one-cent sales tax in a measure the Gwinnett County Public Schools chief of staff said “is critical to the school system’s continued ability to provide a quality educational program.”

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G-Braves return shutout favor

DURHAM, N.C. — A night after pitching prospect Matt Moore muffled the Gwinnett Braves’ bats in a 4-0 loss, the G-Braves answered with a shutout of their own.

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Theft suspect finally in Gwinnett jail

LAWRENCEVILLE — A northeast Georgia man is finally in Gwinnett County jail on theft charges after a pair of other arrests landed him in Madison County jail and a Florida penitentiary, where he reportedly sent letters to his estranged ex-girlfriend threatening her if she didn’t drop charges here.

NATION IN BRIEF: Trustee: Nearly half of Madoff losses recovered

Trustee: Nearly half of Madoff losses recovered

Safety at heart of Lilburn's 'Night Out'

LILBURN — For the second year running, Lilburn police and city officials are teaming up to raise safety awareness by bringing neighbors together.

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McCULLOUGH: Debt deal will get done

Here’s what you need to know about this debt ceiling crisis: a deal will get done. It may already be done by the time you read this.

MOVIE REVIEW: Film Fans find 'Friends With Benefits' fun romp

EDITOR’S NOTE: Film Fans features local residents reviewing the film of the week: “Friends With Benefits.” Want to be a film fan? Email features@gwinnettdailypost.com.

Georgia soldier who used diet defense convicted of murder, gets life

SAVANNAH — A Georgia soldier who argued he shot a superior to death because a crash diet drove him to a violent state of delirium was convicted of premeditated murder Thursday by a court-martial.

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Officials to hold informational meetings

NORCROSS — Commissioner Lynette Howard was surprised earlier this summer when others told her that constituents wouldn’t understand talks about the county millage rate.

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MOVIE REVIEW: 'Flower' would have been better with 'Clueless' treatment

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Bridge honors Mass., R.I. couple killed on 9/11

ATTLEBORO, Mass. — Before the politicians and the cameras showed up, Ellen and Bill Goodchild took an unhurried stroll on the bridge that now bears their daughter’s name. There were no tears; just smiles for the child they lost on 9/11.

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CEPEDA: Summer a time when many teachers learn

An elite group of teachers across the country is finishing the last grueling days of a hard-core, brain-splitting, tear-inducing boot camp in science, technology, engineering and math.

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PEOPLE IN BRIEF: Lady Gaga to release book of photographs

Lady Gaga to release book of photographs

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WORLD IN BRIEF: Egypt lays plans for venue of Mubarak trial

Egypt lays plans for venue of Mubarak trial

Cops: Staffer accused of bilking clients

LAWRENCEVILLE — A former staffer at a Norcross payroll company is accused of defrauding her employer’s clients out of almost $70,000.

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Paint the Park Purple event set for Coolray

LAWRENCEVILLE —The deadline is today for Gwinnett Braves fans and those looking to do their part in the fight against cancer.

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BOE names Welch interim principal at Meadowcreek

Gwinnett County Public School officials voted Thursday night to name an interim leader for Meadowcreek High School.

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Santana pitches no-hitter for Angels

CLEVELAND -- Ervin Santana pitched the first solo no-hitter for the Angels in nearly 27 years, striking out 10 and leading Los Angeles over Cleveland 3-1 on Wednesday.

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G-Braves blanked by Bulls, Moore

DURHAM, N.C. -- The Gwinnett Braves were shut out by the Durham Bulls 4-0 Wednesday night at Durham Bulls Athletic Park.

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BISHER: Tiger's firing, trade bait and other musings

Cruel as it might seem in one way or another, Tiger Woods has found a way to win back a portion of his critics, if only a few: When he fired his caddie, Steve Williams, he rid himself of a most irksome presence.

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Porterfield transforms into college post player

Even the most devout Brookwood basketball fans may have missed Chad Porterfield's varsity action his junior season.

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HAMMOCK: Dacula's Brodie answers doubters

Cole Brodie has a shot to continue his football career in the NFL after signing a free-agent contract this week with the Jacksonville Jaguars.

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Ross lifts Braves past Pirates 2-1 in 10th

ATLANTA -- David Ross hit a bases-loaded single in the 10th inning and the Atlanta Braves beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 2-1 on Wednesday night for their second straight victory in extra innings.

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Herbstreit: Richt under most pressure

Kirk Herbstreit, Tony Barnhart and John Saunders were three of six nationally recognized college football analysts to speak in a roundtable luncheon hosted by the Atlanta Sports Council on Wednesday in Atlanta that focused most of its 60 minutes on national issues surrounding the sport.

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The write stuff: Students take part in literary summer camp

What do "lonely princesses" and "evil wizard ghosts" have in common?

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Key tests haven't started in mother's death

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Key toxicology tests that could provide investigators a glimpse at how a Lawrenceville mother of three died have yet to begin, nearly two weeks since her decomposed body turned up in her neighborhood woods.

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Snellville salon owner charged with bilking distributor

LAWRENCEVILLE -- A Snellville salon owner is facing multiple felony charges after police say he wrote a series of bad checks to a distributor, bilking the company out of about $11,000.

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Man charged in theft from church

LAWRENCEVILLE -- An Austell man has been arrested after police say he stole almost $1,000 worth of audio equipment from a Lawrenceville church.

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Study to examine I-85 traffic

A new study will determine if light rail, express buses or other options are the best alternatives to the Interstate 85 commute.

County seeks grant for lab

LAWRENCEVILLE -- The Gwinnett County Police Department is hoping to receive a federal grant that would enable it to create a dedicated marijuana testing lab, officials said.

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Cops: Family ran phony recycling biz

Three members of a Lawrenceville family purporting themselves as operators of a recycling business are in jail for allegedly scamming jewelers across the country out of depleted watch batteries, a valuable source of silver.

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FairTax goes before Ways and Means committee

U.S. Rep. Rob Woodall was excited this week to showcase his FairTax plan before a congressional subcommittee.

Gwinnett Gab 7/28/11

BUFORD -- Georgia 4-H, Healthy Rocks and Radio Disney have scheduled a back-to-school event for 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at Mall of Georgia.

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Duluth resident to portray Margaret Mitchell in play

Duluth's Mandi Lee is portraying author Margaret Mitchell in a one-woman play showing at the Ansley Park Playhouse in Atlanta through Aug. 6 to celebrate the 75th anniversary of "Gone with the Wind."

FAA shutter having little effect on Briscoe Field

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Air traffic controllers are still on duty at Lawrenceville's Briscoe Field, despite a shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration during a congressional battle.

GCPS may ask to extend SPLOST to fund capital projects

Gwinnett County Public Schools officials may go back to the voters in November for an extension of the 1-cent sales tax to fund the system's ongoing capital projects.

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Hope remains for debt deal

WASHINGTON -- Crisis concerns rising, House Republican leaders shrugged off a White House veto threat and an outbreak of tensions within their own party Wednesday as they built support for legislation to stave off the government default threatened for next week. Worried Wall Street sent stocks plunging on fears that political gridlock would prevail.

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Louise Williams

Louise B. Williams, age 84 of Dacula, passed away Tuesday, July 26, 2011. Funeral Services will be held 2 PM Saturday, July 30, 2011 in the Lawrenceville Chapel of Tim ...

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Jean A. Kennedy

Jean A. (Reddy) Kennedy of Lawrenceville, GA and formerly a long-time resident of Scituate, passed away surrounded by her family on July 23, 2011, at the age of 88 ...

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Milton Billy Hewatt

March 30, 1927 - July 26, 2011 Milton Hewatt, age 84 of Loganville, formerly of Snellville and Stone Mountain, entered into eternal rest on July 26th, 2011. Mr. Hewatt is survived ...

Linda Benka

Linda Benka passed away July 26, 2011. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton, GA 30548, 706-654-0966 www.lawsonfuneralhome.org

Herbert Davis

Herbert "Herb" Grant Davis, age 64, died, July 23, 2011. Arrangements by the Bill Head Funeral Home and Crematory, Lilburn/Tucker Chapel, an Authorized Remembrance Provider. 770-564-2726.

Wayne Shealey

Wayne Shealey, age 58 of Lawrenceville, passed away Tuesday, July 26, 2011. Funeral Services will be held 12 PM Friday, July 29, 2011 in the Lawrenceville Chapel of Tim Stewart ...

Janie Miller

Janie Miller, age 75 of Dacula, passed away Tuesday, July 26, 2011. Funeral Services will be held 10 AM Friday July 29, 2011 in the Lawrenceville Chapel of Tim Stewart ...

Mary Mitchell

Mary A. Mitchell age 89, of Snellville, GA passed away on Tuesday, July 26, 2011. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Loganville Chapel 770-466-1544.

Phillip Murell

Phillip Harold Murell, age 53 of Snellville, Georgia, passed away July 25, 2011. He was preceded in death by his father, Rev. Robert H. Murell, Jr. He is survived by ...

Ladeadrick Jackson

Mr. Ladeadrick "Bob" Jackson, age 51 of Covington, GA died July 29, 2011. Arrangements by Gregory B. Levett & Sons Funeral Home Gwinnett Chapel, 770-338-5558 www.levettfuneralhome.com

Jerry Cantrell

Jerry (Monk) Cantrell was born February 23, 1948 in Buford, GA to the late, Mr. Warren Cantrell, Sr. and Pastor Viola Cantrell. He departed his life on July 23, 2011 ...

John Davis

John Ross Davis, age 83 of Roswell, GA passed away July 25, 2011. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, 770-867-4553

Patricia Sims

Patricia (Brady) Sims, age 73 of Newborn, GA passed away July 26, 2011. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Lawrenceville Chapel, 770-962-3100. www.stewartfh.com

Dorothy Massing

Mrs. Dorothy Ann Massing, age 76 of Flowery Branch, Ga. died Wednesday, July 27, 2011. Arrangements by Memorial Park South Funeral Home and Cemetery, 770-967-5555

Nina Maner

Nina Maner, age 92, of Duluth passed away on July 27, 2011. Funeral service will be 11:00 AM Friday July 29, 2011 in the Bill Head Funeral Home, Duluth Chapel ...

James Snider

JIM" James "Jim" E. Snider, born on June 24, 1953, passed away peacefully on July 25, 2011 after a short battle with cancer. Jim left behind a legacy his family ...

William Mason

William C. Mason, age 94, of Flowery Branch, Ga., passed away July 26, 2011. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton, GA 30548, 706-654-0966 www.lawsonfuneralhome.org

Judy Aaron

Judy Kaye Aaron, age 49, of Jefferson, Ga., passed away July 25, 2011. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton, GA 30548, 706-654-0966 www.lawsonfuneralhome.org

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