News for Sunday, July 31, 2011


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It's a deal: Obama, Congress will avert default

WASHINGTON -- Ending a perilous stalemate, President Barack Obama and congressional leaders announced historic agreement Sunday night on emergency legislation to avert the nation's first-ever financial default.

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G-Braves back Teheran with 20 hits

winnett pounded out 20 hits - one short of its season high - and that was way more support than Atlanta's top prospect needed.

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3 dead in fatal Barrow County crash

WINDER -- Investigators suspect alcohol was a factor in a crash that killed three people in Barrow County.

Snellville holding Night Out Against Crime

SNELLVILLE — The city of Snellville is hosting the 38th annual National Night Out Against Crime from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Snellville’s town green at 2342 Oak Road.

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Prospect Pastornicky doesn't miss beat joining G-Braves

In 10 games since joining the G-Braves, Tyler Pastornicky is hitting .439 with three RBIs and four stolen bases primarily as the No. 2 hitter. His OPS is .941 and he is slugging .463.

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G-Braves allow eight runs in first two innings in 10-5 loss

Despite a grand slam by Stefan Gartrell the eight runs were too many to overcome in a 10-5 loss to Indianapolis.

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Force go with hot hand in playoff game vs. Cleveland

Darnel Kennedy will start at quarterback in the Georgia Force's playoff game today.

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Hudson, Braves beat Marlins for 2nd straight win

ATLANTA -- Tim Hudson allowed one run in seven innings, Dan Uggla hit a three-run homer and the Atlanta Braves beat the Florida Marlins 5-1 on Saturday night.

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Ramsey earns MVP honors in Cape Cod all-star game

Wesleyan grad and Florida State All-American James Ramsey hit a solo home run in the fifth inning to help the East team to a 4-1 victory. The blast earned Ramsey MVP honors.

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Foreign studies: Sugar Hill man founds school in Rwanda

On his first trip to Africa, Phillip Haynes said he was shocked by what the people of the Rwandan village of Gihara asked for.

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Frances Williams

Frances Compton Williams, 89, of Dalton and formerly of Lawrenceville, died Wednesday, July 27, 2011. Born in Ranger, Texas, she was the daughter of the late Ruth Wilkes Compton and ...

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Ray Jarrard

Mr. Ray Jarrard, age 83, of Dawsonville, GA and formerly of Buford, GA passed away on Saturday, July 30, 2011. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Connie Renee ...

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Betty S. Corbin

Betty S. Corbin, age 83 of Lawrenceville passed away peacefully in her home on Saturday, July 30, 2011. Mrs. Corbin was a member of Lawrenceville First Baptist Church. In the ...

Anita Keys

Anita Smith Keys, age 90 of Oakwood, Ga. passed away Friday, July 29, 2011. Arrangements will be announced by Memorial Park South Funeral Home, Flowery Branch.

Raymond Galaza

Mr. Raymond Galaza, age 55 of Carnesville, GA passed away on Saturday, July 30, 2011. Service and Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of Buford ...

Ray Palmer

Mr. Ray C. Palmer, age 78 of Lawrenceville, Ga. died Friday, July 29, 2011. Arrangements by Memorial Park South Funeral Home and Cemetery, 770-967-5555

Brenda Waits

Brenda Gail Waits, age 51 of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Friday, July 29, 2011. Service and Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of ...