News for Tuesday, July 5, 2011

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CLINE: Friends gearing up for next trip of good deeds

I've known Cliff Ramos and Steve West for a long time. And most of my professional relationship with them has involved their former roles as wrestling coaches at Collins Hill and Shiloh, respectively.

THOMAS: Rubio ready for political prime time

At first he didn't want to do any national media, preferring to focus on Florida issues. He didn't make his maiden speech on the Senate floor until June 14, five months after being sworn-in.

LETTERS: Families broken apart by those who break law

"How would you feel if your family got broken apart?" is a gut-wrenching question asked by the legal daughter of illegal immigrant parents at an immigration rally.

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PGA Championship to permit use of mobile devices

The PGA of America will allow spectators to carry and use mobile devices at next month's PGA Championship, a major change in policy from previous years.

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North's Sawyer makes Frontier League All-Star Game

Danny Sawyer, a North Gwinnett grad, has been named as a starter for the upcoming Frontier League All-Star Game, which showcases the top talent in the independent professional baseball league.

LETTERS: Innovative ideas better than some expensive rail

Steve Ramey of Lilburn is right on when he writes we can't afford rail ("Costs for rail are too much for us to bear," June 29, Page 6A), even if we needed it, which we don't.

Sugar Hill residents to vote on Sunday sales

Sugar Hill has joined a quickly increasing number of cities contemplating putting Sunday package alcohol sales to vote by residents.

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Christian writers group home to local talent

On the fourth Tuesday of every month, in a meeting room at Sugar Hill United Methodist Church, a group of talented writers convenes to share ideas, stories and successes.

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Lilburn artists make their mark on Wis. town's wall

Four Gwinnett County residents recently joined an elite group of artists in Wisconsin to paint a picture of small town America.

AT&T strengthens mobile coverage in Lawrenceville

AT&T has activated a new cell site in Lawrenceville that is expected to enhance network coverage for area residents and businesses, the company announced Tuesday.

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Cause still unclear in market blaze

Authorities are still trying to determine what caused a fire Friday that destroyed a popular Hispanic supermarket and restaurant in Lawrenceville.

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Questions surround discovery of bodies

Gwinnett police on Tuesday could release few new details regarding the discovery of a dead man and woman found near a Lawrenceville dirt road four days prior.

WORLD: 197 feared dead off Sudan

KHARTOUM, Sudan -- Nearly 200 African migrants were feared drowned Tuesday after a boat carrying them to Saudi Arabia caught fire off Sudan's northeastern coast, a semiofficial news agency reported.

NATION: Senate delays Libya vote

WASHINGTON -- Senate Democratic leaders abandoned plans for a test vote Tuesday on authorizing the U.S. military operation against Libya as Republicans insisted they should instead focus on government spending and the nation's borrowing limit.

PEOPLE: Man arrested outside Hilton's home charged

LOS ANGELES -- A man arrested outside Paris Hilton's coastal home was charged Tuesday with disobeying a court order to stay away from the socialite.

Canadian mayor backing Niagara Falls high-wire stunt

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. -- The mayor of Niagara Falls, Ontario, has become the first Canadian official to publicly support an attempt by daredevil Nik Wallenda to cross Niagara Falls on a wire, a newspaper reported Tuesday.

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14-year-old from Gwinnett dies in Hall County wreck

A 14-year-old from Lawrenceville died Monday following an auto wreck in Hall County, according to a spokesman with the Georgia State Patrol.

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Patriotic gunfire lands man in jail

Celebratory gunfire that rang out in Snellville on Fourth of July morning was enough to land one resident in jail, police said Tuesday.

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Doc vs. DOT on Ga. 316 work

Bill Bostock, a family medicine practitioner, has ended up in court with the Georgia Department of Transportation because of a dispute involving the entrance to his office.

GMC physicians named top docs

Several Gwinnett Medical Center physicians were recently honored by Atlanta Magazine's annual list of top doctors.

Emory Johns Creek gets stroke certification

Emory Johns Creek Hospital has earned primary stroke center certification.

Eastside parent co. named one of the top IT workplaces

The parent company of Eastside Medical Center has been named one of the best American workplaces for information technology professionals.

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Hot air balloon reported stolen

The whereabouts of a hot air balloon are up in the air after the owner of the aviation vehicle reported it stolen Tuesday.

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Casey Anthony acquitted of killing daughter

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Casey Anthony was acquitted Tuesday of murdering her 2-year-old daughter in a case that became a national sensation on cable TV, with its CSI-style testimony about duct-tape marks on the child's face and the smell of death inside a car trunk.

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More rain forecast across area

ATLANTA -- The National Weather Service says more showers and thunderstorms are expected across Georgia after rain disrupted some Fourth of July celebrations.

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Ga. State Patrol reports 19 holiday weekend deaths

ATLANTA -- The Georgia State Patrol says 19 people were killed in the state in highway accidents during the July 4 holiday period.

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FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Health Insurance bad for your health

There are two topics that make me absolutely crazy, and those are oil companies and health insurance companies. Say what you will, but they both run this country with the sole purpose of extorting billions from Americans.

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Baker enjoying first season with Silverbacks

Ashley Baker was born in England and still makes regular visits to see family there, but there’s no question where her home base is now.

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BISHER: Uggla's fighting a puzzling slump

This is a slump that has acquired its own name — an Uggla.

PEOPLE: Man arrested outside Hilton's home charged

Man arrested outside Hilton’s home charged

AT&T strengthens mobile coverage in Lawrenceville

LAWRENCEVILLE — AT&T has activated a new cell site in Lawrenceville that is expected to enhance network coverage for area residents and businesses, the company announced Tuesday.

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Rain, Bulls ruin G-Braves game

LAWRENCEVILLE — Other than the home run ball, Todd Redmond turned in another strong outing for the Gwinnett Braves and rain ruined any chance of a comeback.

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North's Sawyer makes Frontier League All-Star Game

Danny Sawyer, a North Gwinnett grad, has been named as a starter for the upcoming Frontier League All-Star Game, which showcases the top talent in the independent professional baseball league.

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Lilburn artists make their mark on Wis. town's wall

LILBURN — Four Gwinnett County residents recently joined an elite group of artists in Wisconsin to paint a picture of small town America.

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G-Braves bring fireworks on 4th

LAWRENCEVILLE -- The postgame fireworks were nearly anti-climatic following the Gwinnett Braves offensive explosion in their 11-3 victory over the Durham Bulls at Coolray Field on the Fourth of July.

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Looming storms don't dampen July 4th spirits

Like many other Gwinnett County residents Monday, Garrett showed up at Lake Lanier Islands' Light Up the Lake Independence Day Celebration, toting lawn chairs and a cooler.

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Mall of Ga. celebration goes off with a bang

This was the mall's ninth annual event and despite the temporary showers, families came decked out in the red, white and blue to celebrate Independence Day.

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Time is running out for Gwinnett to keep its Relay crown

With just less than two months left before deadline, Gwinnett is in danger of being dethroned.

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Freeman's 2 HRs lead Braves past Colorado

ATLANTA -- Freddie Freeman homered twice to drive in three runs, Tommy Hanson combined with two relievers on a four-hitter and the Atlanta Braves beat the Colorado Rockies 4-1 on Monday night.

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Odelia Rogers

Odelia N. Rogers, age 98, longtime resident of Lawrenceville, Ga., passed away June 10, 2011 in Oklahoma City, OK. following a brief illness. Odelia was a member of Sunrise Baptist ...

William Hodgens

CORKEY" William L. "Corkey" Hodgens, 82, of Snellville passed away Saturday, July 2, 2011. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Ann Phillips Hodgens; sons, Bill Hodgens of ...

Frank Pasquino

Mr. Frank Pasquino of Hoschton, GA passed away on July 4, 2011. Services and Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of Buford, GA 770-932-1133

Patricia Sipe

Patricia Eileen Sipe, age 53 of Gainesville, GA passed away on July 2, 2011. Services and Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of Buford, GA ...

Jessica Toliver

Jessica Toliver, age 31 of Lilburn, GA passed away June 30, 2011. Arrangements by Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 770-277-4550

Richard Thompson

Mr. Richard Thompson, age 74 of Flowery Branch, Ga. died Sunday, July 3, 2011. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Memorial Park South Funeral Home and Cemetery, 770-967-5555 ...

Sheila Cross

Sheila R. Cross, age 55 of Buford, GA passed away July 2, 2011. Arrangements by Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home, 770-448-5757

Dorothy Jones

Dorothy "Dot" Dean Jones age 86, of Auburn, GA passed away July 2, 2011. She is survived by daughters and sons-in-law: Anita and Darryl Parks of Hoschton, GA ...

Bill Dillon

William Russell Dillon, 85, of Lilburn, died July 3, 2011. He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Russel Dillon of Greenville, Ohio. He served in the United ...

Kenneth Hurdle

Ken Hurdle age 59 of Snellville passed away, Wednesday, June 29, 2011. Funeral services will be held 11 AM Wednesday, July 6, 2011 in the Snellville Chapel of Tim Stewart ...

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