News for Wednesday, June 1, 2011

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HAMMOCK: Championship venues needed for high school baseball

When the baseball playoffs reach their latter stages, particularly a much-hyped championship series, the state’s high school stadiums simply aren’t equipped for the kinds of crowds that attend them.

Duo tied to SunTrust robbery

Investigators have tied two Covington residents to a SunTrust bank heist near Norcross that netted more than $6,000 six months ago.

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Panthers' Olson state's top player

After helping Parkview to the Class AAAAA state title earlier this week, junior Matt Olson was announced Wednesday as the Gatorade Georgia Baseball Player of the Year.

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Japanese maples add beauty to the home landscape

Japanese maples add beauty and interest to the home landscape. They have smooth bark and weeping branches along with attractive foliage. The trees are quite versatile and can be grown in many settings such as a specimen or accent plant, a patio tree, in containers or in groupings. If planted and maintained properly, Japanese maples will thrive and be an attractive feature to any landscape.

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3 Ga. Tech students charged with Norcross school break-in

NORCROSS — Three Georgia Tech students were taken to jail after entering a Gwinnett elementary school in the early hours of Sunday morning with their sights set on burglary, police said.

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Oglethorpe names lacrosse coach

Oglethorpe University announced Tom Higgins, who has worked with the high school program at Mill Creek, as its new head men’s lacrosse coach.

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Inmates handled LPD evidence

LAWRENCEVILLE — When Lawrenceville police transferred evidence that’s crucial in hundreds of pending cases from their former headquarters to an upgraded facility last year, they brought in Gwinnett County Jail inmates to do the heavy lifting.

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HAMMOCK: Championship venues needed for high school baseball

Fans who went to a state high school baseball championship series last weekend were certainly hot. Were they comfortable otherwise? Probably not.

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Archer's Davidson signs with Shorter

Recent Archer graduate Kryslynn Davidson, a three-sport athlete for the Tigers, has signed a letter of intent with the Shorter College track and field program. She is the daughter of Debra Gilleland.

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High energy: Gymnast turned diver, Yoder uses finds outlet in sports, books

Amy Yoder needed to find an outlet for her 6-year-old daughter.

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G-Braves greeter part of the family at Coolray Field

LAWRENCEVILLE — Suddenly under fire from an entire middle school band squeezing its way through the gates of Coolray Field, Patrick Barlow dishes out programs with the deft calmness of a seasoned veteran, sharing hearty grins and big laughs along with them.

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Officials look forward to new district lines

DULUTH — Instead of simply dwelling on a legislative session completed two months ago, officials looked forward Wednesday, talking about the upcoming special session to draw new district lines.

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G-Braves K'd 14 times in loss to IronPigs

LAWRENCEVILLE — The air temperature at Coolray Field may have still been at 86 degrees by the end of Wednesday’s game between the Gwinnett Braves and Lehigh Valley IronPigs.

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Sandberg makes time for fans daily

LAWRENCEVILLE — Every baseball player, manager and coach keeps a routine.

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Remains ID'd as football star's brother

DULUTH — The Gwinnett County Medical Examiner’s Office has positively identified a body found in Duluth on Mother’s Day as the brother of local football legend and Heisman Trophy winner George Rogers.

ROBINSON: The GOP's self-destruction derby

My advice to Sarah Palin, not that she would take it, is that she’d better be careful. If she keeps pretending to run for the presidential nomination, people might take her seriously.

GWINNETT GAB: Military can apply for scholarship

LAWRENCEVILLE — The University of Phoenix and AMVETS, an advocate for veterans’ education, are awarding 50 $7,000 scholarships to active-duty service members, eligible family members and veterans to pursue a degree through the University of Phoenix.

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Panthers' Olson state's top player

After helping Parkview to the Class AAAAA state title earlier this week, junior Matt Olson was announced Wednesday as the Gatorade Georgia Baseball Player of the Year.

POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Group to discuss new immigration law

A local lawmaker will meet with union leaders to discuss Georgia’s immigration laws.

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UGA's Wiggins named All-American

STARKVILLE, Miss. — University of Georgia senior Megan Wiggins was named Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division I All-American by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association on Wednesday.

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Gene Giles

IVY" Gene "Ivy" Giles, of Lilburn, GA, passed away on Monday, May 30, 2011 at the age of 82. Born in Spindale, NC in 1929, he was the son of ...

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Dennis Martin Sauls

Mr. Dennis Martin Sauls age 60 of Ellijay, GA., passed from this life on May 30th, 2011 from his residence. Mr. Sauls was a member of Cartecay United Methodist Church ...

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James Fellers

James Vernon Fellers entered into eternal rest on Saturday, May 28, 2011, after a courageous battle with esophageal cancer. Born in Columbia, South Carolina, on August 1, 1947, Jim attended ...

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Netia Ward

Ms. Netia Sue Ward, age 59, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Monday, May 30, 2011. Ms. Ward was preceded in death by her parents Dock and Bonnie Mae Hunt ...

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Hazel Carroll

Hazel Pruitt Carroll, 91, of Lawrenceville, GA died Monday, May 30, 2011. She was preceded in death by her husband, Vernie; parents; seven sisters; and two brothers. She is survived ...

Terriace Moon

TERRY" Terriace Wayne "Terry" Moon, of Snellville, Georgia, entered into rest on May 30, 2011. He is survived by his daughter & son-in-law, Stephanie & Chris Mincey of ...

Wallace Odum, Jr.

Wallace Odum, Jr., age 77 of Duluth, GA, died Saturday May 31, 2011. Arrangements are pending with Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Duluth Chapel 770-476-2535.

Ruby Casteel

Ruby Lee Trout Casteel, age 75 of Loganville, GA passed away May 28, 2011. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Services LLC, Snellville Chapel, 770-979-3200 www.wagesfuneralhome.com

John Ozley, Jr.

John Hillery Ozley, Jr., age 54 of Covington, GA passed away May 29, 2011. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Services LLC, Snellville Chapel, 770-979-3200 www.wagesfuneralhome.com

Robert L. Heath

Robert L. "Bob" Heath, age 83 of Lawrenceville, passed away Tuesday, May 31, 2011. Funeral Services will be held 2 PM Thursday, June 2, 2011 at the Lawrenceville Chapel of ...

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