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Expert: Anthony autopsy 'shoddy'

ORLANDO, Fla. -- A renowned forensic expert testified Saturday that the autopsy done on 2-year-old Caylee Anthony was ''shoddy'' and that the duct tape Florida prosecutors contend suffocated the child was not applied until after her body had decomposed.

NATO airstrike mistakenly hits Libyan rebels

TRIPOLI, Libya -- NATO said Saturday it mistakenly struck a column of Libyan rebel vehicles in an airstrike near an eastern oil town two days earlier and expressed regret for any casualties that might have resulted.

PEOPLE: Singer raises prostate cancer awareness

ATLANTA -- Eddie Montgomery of the country duo Montgomery Gentry thought he was only getting a sore hip checked out when his doctor spotted a ''shadow'' on his X-ray. It turned out to be prostate cancer.

Bristol Palin calls her ex 'the gnat' in her new book

NEW YORK -- Bristol Palin writes in her new book of losing her virginity to boyfriend Levi Johnston on a camping trip after getting drunk for the first time on too many wine coolers.

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Braves fall in marathon game to Texas

ATLANTA -- Adrian Beltre drove in the go-ahead run with an RBI single in the 10th inning and the Texas Rangers beat the Atlanta Braves 5-4 on Saturday for a rare one-run road win.

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Local dad opens home to those in need, family or not

While legally Jamie Brenton only adopted one son, he has been a father figure to many, including a year ago allowing a troubled teenager to spend a few months at his home to help out a friend.

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Nash wants public's input on transportation projects

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Gwinnett Chairwoman Charlotte Nash isn't so sure light rail lines extending from Atlanta's MARTA service into Gwinnett should be included in a list of projects to be funded by a proposed regional transportation sales tax.

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Schools need 530 teachers

SUWANEE -- Gwinnett County Public Schools will need to hire about 530 teachers for the upcoming school year, the chief human resources officer told the Gwinnett County Board of Education this week.

FIRE BRIEFS: Kitchen fire causes extensive damage

BUFORD -- A kitchen fire caused extensive damage to a Buford home Saturday, while the residents worked outside in the yard.

POLITICS: Bowen re-elected chair of transportation board

A Gwinnett businessman was once again elected to head the Georgia State Transportation Board.

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Registration re-opens for online high school

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Gwinnett County Public Schools is offering another registration period for its new online charter school, Gwinnett Online Campus.

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Storm topples trees, causes fires

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Evening thunder showers toppled trees and caused several small house fires.

KING: Georgia will benefit from immigration enforcement

The sense of happy satisfaction and genuine entertainment resulting from watching the comical temper tantrums spewing from the anti-enforcement media over Georgia's House Bill 87 couldn't be more fun.

McNEIL: In my lifetime, Briscoe matters

Faith, family, community and profession come to mind. I ran across this phrase in a middle school novel many years ago. Changes in my personal and professional life (divorce, remarriage, an aging parent, a husband with incurable cancer, retirement) caused me to ask myself, "In the course of a lifetime, what does it matter?"

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Pool party: For Davis family, work is always Father's Day

That's where Davis' two sons -- Chris (SwimAtlantans call him Junior) and Scot -- share an office. Like their dad, they coach with the club.

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Faith and football find harmony at Mountain View

LAWRENCEVILLE -- By any standard, the inaugural Faith and Football Camp at Mountain View High School can be viewed as a rousing success. Photo slide show inside

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Davis, DeShields among top prospects

Georgia's abundance of girls basketball talent in the Class of 2013, with Gwinnett County players leading the way, became evident nationally this week courtesy of ESPN.

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YOUTH ROUNDUP: Galaxy Gold wins President's Cup

With a lineup full of Gwinnett girls soccer players, the under-17 Galaxy Gold won the Region III President's Cup last weekend and earned a trip to the upcoming national championships in Des Moines, Iowa.

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Freeman national team alternate

KENNESAW -- Current Kennesaw State catcher and Brookwood grad Ronnie Freeman has been selected as an alternate for the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team.

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Paralyzed Taylor, Parkview grad Cone visit Rangers teammates at Turner Field

ATLANTA -- Three months after a devastating on-field collision between University of Georgia outfielders Zach Cone and Johnathan Taylor left Taylor partially paralyzed, the two were side by side again on Saturday as draft picks of the Texas Rangers.

Parkview High's Patrick named top Latin teacher

The Georgia Classical Association selected a Gwinnett County Public Schools educator as its teacher of the year.

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Produce stands bring bountiful choices to Gwinnett plates

Eleven-year-old Ryan O'Neill carefully arranges jars of jelly on the table in his booth at the Snellville Farmers Market. The young man proudly explains how, on a hot June morning in Snellville, he ended up selling gourmet wine jelly.

'Arabian Nights' coming to New Dawn Theatre

"Arabian Nights" will be playing at the Duluth New Dawn Theater Company today and next week, Thursday through Sunday.

Ministry feeds people in need

The Food Service Ministry has teamed up with the Lazarus Project to serve free meals to people in need on Friday evenings.

Gwinnett Village to host job fair

Job seekers have an opportunity to submit their resume to about 30 companies during a job fair this week.

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G-Braves lose; McLouth ready to go

LAWRENCEVILLE — Nate McLouth had mostly a good outing in the third start of his rehab assignment with the Gwinnett Braves on Saturday.

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Nash wants public's input on transportation projects

LAWRENCEVILLE — Gwinnett Chairwoman Charlotte Nash isn’t so sure light rail lines extending from Atlanta’s MARTA service into Gwinnett should be included in a list of projects to be funded by a proposed regional transportation sales tax.

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BISHER: Teixeira deal ranks as Braves' worst

It might be that the Texas Rangers view the Braves as their chosen source of talent and so we welcome our American League affiliates. Our locals have made some horrendous deals in their time. Such stars as Adam Wainwright and Jason Marquis have been sent packing — John Schuerholz has said that that is the worst deal he ever made, and who is to dispute the club president? (Remember, what he got in return was J.D. Drew, a nomad who was just passing through, not to mention the silent Cuban, Eli Marrero.)

O'REILLY: The great Sarah Palin email hunt

Because I am a simple man, allow me to pose a simple question: What the deuce were 30 reporters doing in Juneau last week sifting through 24,000 pages of emails written by then-Gov. Sarah Palin? Why did a bunch of news agencies spend money to send their people north to Alaska after the state government released the correspondence?

Road closures

• Alcovy Road from Alcovy Springs Drive to Sweetgum Road will require intermittent lane closures between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. through December for roadway improvements associated with Sugarloaf Parkway extension.

Bristol Palin calls her ex 'the gnat' in her new book

NEW YORK — Bristol Palin writes in her new book of losing her virginity to boyfriend Levi Johnston on a camping trip after getting drunk for the first time on too many wine coolers.

OUR VIEW: Voice your opinion on transportation

Anyone who braves Gwinnett roadways during rush hour knows how important transportation issues are for the county and the metro area in general. On Monday night, randomly selected Gwinnett residents will be able to participate in a town hall phone meeting with Gwinnett Chairwoman Charlotte Nash and Norcross Mayor Bucky Johnson, Gwinnett’s representatives on the Regional Roundtable, which is setting the list of transportation projects to be voted on in March.

PARKER: Our essential fathers

This marks my 24th Father’s Day as a columnist, my 26th since my son uttered “Dada,” and my 16th since my own father joined the legions of Interesting People in the Hereafter.

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Expert: Anthony autopsy 'shoddy'

ORLANDO, Fla. — A renowned forensic expert testified Saturday that the autopsy done on 2-year-old Caylee Anthony was ‘‘shoddy’’ and that the duct tape Florida prosecutors contend suffocated the child was not applied until after her body had decomposed.

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YOUTH ROUNDUP: Galaxy Gold wins President's Cup

With a lineup full of Gwinnett girls soccer players, the under-17 Galaxy Gold won the Region III President’s Cup last weekend and earned a trip to the upcoming national championships in Des Moines, Iowa.

Norma Ross

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Norma Patricia Ross, age 87 of Pendergrass, Ga. who passed away June 16, 2011. Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson in charge of arrangements ...

Martha Wilson

Martha E. Wilson, age 88 of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Friday, June 17, 2011. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral ...

John Moore

Mr. John C. Moore, age 92, of Suwanee, GA passed away on Thursday, June 16, 2011. He was preceded in death by his twin sons, Robbie Moore and Ronnie Moore ...

Jonnie Campbell

Jonnie Harper Campbell, age 85, of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away on Thursday, June 16, 2011. She was predeceased by her husband Kenneth E. Campbell. She is survived by her Daughters ...

Nancy Robinson

Nancy Louise Pliska Robinson, Ph.D, age 62, of Lawrenceville, GA was born in Midland, Texas to James Franklin Pliska and Nancy Lou Pliska. Dr. Robinson received her Ph.D. from the ...

Kevin Mcfarlin

Kevin W. McFarlin, age 43, of Buford, GA passed away June 15, 2011. Arrangements by Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 770-277-4550.

Nancy Petersen

Nancy Petersen, age 68, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on June 17, 2011. Nancy devoted her life to God and her family. She was preceded in death by her husband ...

Stanley Gaddis

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Stanley Russell "Rusty" Gaddis, age 55 of Jefferson, Ga. who passed away June 17, 2011. Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson in charge of arrangements ...

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