News for Wednesday, June 15, 2011


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68-year-old graduates from Gwinnett Tech

When Shirley Tamplin was laid off from her job in 2008, she was devastated -- for a little while.

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Budget cuts have library scrambling

With government money dwindling, the Gwinnett County Public Library is looking to the business community to stave off a reduction in service hours.

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Tech camp a hit with boys, woos more girls

Longtime friends Gaelle Teyssier and Alex Dean usually attend an overnight summer camp together.

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Maloof 7-on-7 tourney kicks off

The sixth annual George B. Maloof 7-on-7 Passing Tournament, named in honor of the longtime Georgia high school coach, will begin this Friday at St. Pius with a handful of Gwinnett teams.

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Norcross lawyer disbarred for failing to return money to client

A Norcross lawyer was disbarred by the Georgia Supreme Court this week for failing to return money he collected on a client's behalf.

BUSINESS BRIEFS: Duluth Edible Arrangement to be 1,000th

A local Edible Arrangements store will be the company's 1,000th location.

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POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Want to reach Chambliss? There's an app for that

There's even an app for one of Georgia's senators.

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GARDENING IN GWINNETT: Herbs will spice up your home garden

Since ancient times, herbs have been used for food, fragrance, medicine and flower arrangements. Herbs have excellent ornamental features and help beautify your landscape.

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Anthony prosecution rests

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Prosecutors spent 19 days proving beyond any doubt that Casey Anthony is a liar who loves to party. But did they also prove that she murdered her 2-year-old daughter Caylee?

Porn star says Weiner told her to lie about texts

NEW YORK -- A former porn actress who exchanged emails and messages over Twitter with Rep. Anthony Weiner said Wednesday that he asked her to lie about their interactions, while a growing chorus of lawmakers pressed for his resignation as the scandal enveloping the congressman enters its third week.

Vermont man pleads guilty in Christian artifact case

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, Vt. -- A Vermont man charged with possessing a religious artifact that dates to the crucifixion of Jesus Christ remained held on $10,000 bail Wednesday after pleading not guilty.

WORLD: Iran launches new satellite

TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran launched a satellite into earth orbit Wednesday, Iran's state TV reported, in a feat that is likely to raise concerns among those who fear Iran's intentions and nuclear development program.

PEOPLE: Sheen lawsuit goes to arbiter

LOS ANGELES -- Charlie Sheen may not get quite the audience he wanted for his $100 million lawsuit over his firing from ''Two and a Half Men'' -- a judge on Wednesday ruled that an arbiter should determine whether the case is handled privately or in a public courtroom.

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Shipp, Rajek win on junior tour

Gwinnett junior golfers Benjamin Shipp and Chris Rajek had first-place finishes at this week's Summer Kickoff at Whitewater Creek, a Hurricane Junior Golf Tour event in Fayetteville.

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Sturdivant to play in world championships

Former Parkview and SMU standout Joey Sturdivant is one of 39 players picked for the U.S. Men's National Football Team, which will play July 8-16 in Austria for the International Federation of American Football Senior World Championships.

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McCann still leads in all-star voting

Atlanta Braves star Brian McCann continues to lead the National League catchers in all-star voting after the most recent results were released this week by Major League Baseball.

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Wolves' Ayres goes out with record year

You can't question Wes Ayres' determination to improve. The Wesleyan pole vaulter drove 10 hours during his summers for a pole vaulting camp in an obscure town in Arkansas.

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Strength in fourth key for Bulldogs

Will change come to Georgia's football program? The kind of change that's full of resurrection, and a throwback to the past -- a blast back to the future. If it comes, Mark Richt knows when and where he will see it.

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HAMMOCK: Adults' efforts mean fun for young swimmers

The scene replays every Thursday night, much like it has since the Gwinnett County Swim League was founded in 1973. Thousands of local youngsters crowd around neighborhood pools, competing in races and bonding with their friends.

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Residents spot coyotes in Grayson

Grayson officials are warning residents to be on the lookout for "several fairly large coyotes" that have been seen around the city.

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Storms zap power to thousands in area

LAWRENCEVILLE -- During strong thunderstorms across the metro Atlanta area Wednesday, Gwinnett County firefighters responded to 124 calls in a 90 minute period.

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Hope on the Horizon

Hi-Hope Service Center provides vital support to individuals, their families and the surrounding community.

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Restraining order filed against Falcons DB

Atlanta Falcons defender Chris Owens has been ordered to stay at least 200 yards away from his girlfriend pending a court hearing, according to paperwork filed this week in Gwinnett Magistrate Court.

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HAMMOCK: Adults' efforts mean fun for young swimmers

The scene replays every Thursday night, much like it has since the Gwinnett County Swim League was founded in 1973.

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UPDATED: Heyward rejoins Atlanta; Beachy, McLouth G-Braves

Jason Heyward comes and goes so quickly. But others are on his heels.

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MOVIE TRIVIA CONTEST: Test your film knowledge with Michael Clark

Congratulations to last week’s winner, Carrie Mitchell of Buford.

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Film Fans find super entertainment in Abrams' 'Super 8'

4 out of 4 stars

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DISC SPOTLIGHT: Kill the Irishman (Blu-ray) (R)

Kill the Irishman (Blu-ray) (R)

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THOMAS: Breaking down the door on the Constitution

I bet you didn’t know that federal law enforcement officers representing the Department of Education can break down your front door if you are suspected of violating the law.

ROBINSON: Front and too center

Poor Mitt Romney. With every poll showing him in the lead for the Republican presidential nomination, his heart must sink.

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POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Want to reach Chambliss? There's an app for that

There’s even an app for one of Georgia’s senators.

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Wolves' Ayres goes out with record year

You can’t question Wes Ayres’ determination to improve.

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G-Braves' Bowman works hard to enjoy baseball

To watch Shawn Bowman take infield and batting practice rekindles the memories of playing baseball growing up.

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BISHER: Weird season so far for Braves

So it all began in 1876, and all these years later — as this is written — the present-day Braves are still trying to break the deadlock they’re in: 9,983 games won, 9,983 lost.

GWINNETT GAB: G-Braves to give away Coolray Field stadium replica

G-Braves to give away Coolray Field stadium replica

Sarah Sims

Sarah Mildred Evans Sims, age 90 of Statham, GA passed away June 12, 2011. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, 770-867-4553

Kent Evans

Kent Edward Evans, 89, of Duluth, GA, died June 12, 2011. There will be a private graveside service at Peachtree Memorial Park on Wednesday June 15, 2011. Mr. Evans was ...

Katherine Bearden

Katherine Sarah Bearden, age 84, of Snellville, Georgia entered into rest on June 14, 2011, surrounded by her family at Embracing Hospice. She is survived by daughter & son-in ...

Dorothy Lockhart

Dorothy H. Lockhart, age 90 of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away June 13, 2011. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Snellville Chapel, 770-979-5010

Karen Ryder

Karen Denise Ryder, age 47 of Lawrenceville, GA, died June 14, 2011. Arrangements by Bill Head Funeral Home and Crematory, Lilburn/Tucker Chapel. 770-564-2726.

James Richard Barnett, Iii

Mr. James Richard Barnett, III., age 79 of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Tuesday, June 14, 2011. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by: Junior E. Flanigan of ...