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Hinske's home run sinks NY

Eric Hinske came into the game after a scary injury to rookie Jordan Schafer and later hit a tiebreaking home run in the ninth inning Friday night that sent the Atlanta Braves over the New York Mets 6-3.

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Georgia men make national semifinals

Defending champion Augusta State will face top-ranked Oklahoma State in the NCAA Men's Golf Championships semifinals in a rematch of the title match last year.

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Gunman targeted ex-wife

YUMA, Ariz. -- The 73-year-old man who went on a shooting rampage in southwestern Arizona killed his ex-wife while apparently targeting her and people who supported her in their divorce, a sheriff's official said Friday.

NATION: John Edwards pleads not guilty

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Former presidential hopeful John Edwards pleaded not guilty Friday to federal charges that he solicited and secretly spent more than $925,000 to hide his mistress and their baby from the public at the height of his 2008 White House campaign.

Officer gives boy, 10, ticket for improper seat belt use

AUSTIN, Texas -- A ''scared'' 10-year-old Central Texas boy who stuck his head out the passenger's seat window to get some fresh air says he was ticketed by police for improper seat belt usage after it slipped off.

PEOPLE: James Arness dead at 88

James Arness, the 6-foot-6 actor who towered over the television landscape for two decades as righteous Dodge City lawman Matt Dillon in ''Gunsmoke,'' died Friday. He was 88.

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Dufek leads Creighton past Georgia

Jonas Dufek threw a five-hitter and Scott Thornburg and Anthony Bemboom had consecutive RBI singles in the seventh inning in Creighton's 2-1 victory over Georgia on Friday in the opening game of the NCAA Corvallis Regional.

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Positive steps: Parents start foundation in son's memory

On Jan. 9, 2010, 14-year-old Jacob Bullock drowned.

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Duluth grad receives grant from Fulbright

In a couple of months, Shreyas Sreenath will arrive in Bangladesh, just in time for the end of monsoon season.

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Man in custody after crash

The Lawrenceville man who almost killed a woman after he allegedly fled a traffic stop while intoxicated was released from the hospital and taken into custody Thursday, as the woman continues to recover from her severe injuries.

Train collides with truck

A train traveling through downtown Statham collided with a truck carrying antique vehicles Friday morning, officials said.

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Girl, 9, pulled from Chattahoochee River dies

CUMMING -- Authorities say a 9-year-old girl pulled from the Chattahoochee River has died.

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RICH: I must have inherited curiosity from my mama

Oh, the ironies of life. My godmother and I were going somewhere one day when she said, "Did you read the obituaries this morning?"

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MCLEOD: The curse of mindset -- how to get credit for doing good work

Do you ever feel unappreciated?

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Employers added 54K jobs; rate ticks up to 9.1 percent

WASHINGTON -- Employers in May added the fewest jobs in eight months, and the unemployment rate inched up to 9.1 percent. The weakening job market raised concerns about an economy hampered by gas prices and the Japanese nuclear disaster.

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Assisted suicide advocate Kevorkian dies at age 83

DETROIT -- Jack Kevorkian, the audacious, fearless doctor who spurred on the national right-to-die debate with a homemade suicide machine that helped end the lives of dozens of ailing people, died Friday at a Detroit-area hospital after a brief illness. He was 83.

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GOOD NEWS FROM SCHOOLS: GGC students toast AITP charter, first-year achievements

Georgia Gwinnett College’s student chapter of the Association of Information Technology Professionals recently capped a year of impressive firsts with a celebration on GGC’s campus.

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Positive steps: Parents start foundation in son's memory

DACULA — On Jan. 9, 2010, 14-year-old Jacob Bullock drowned.

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Kaiser Permanente expanding, bringing 100 new jobs to Duluth

DULUTH — Kaiser Permanente of Georgia is planning a major expansion of its current medical office in Duluth, which will bring about 100 new jobs to the county, the company announced Friday.

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Alumni say goodbye to old Lawrenceville High

LAWRENCEVILLE — When Mary Frazier Long began school on Lawrenceville’s Academy Hill, she wasn’t interested in sitting still in class.

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G-Braves finally muster offense, but still fall to Buffalo

LAWRENCEVILLE — After nearly three full games of coming up empty, the Gwinnett Braves finally were able to score some runs in the bottom of the ninth inning of Friday’s contest with the Buffalo Bisons.

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JENKINS: Knowledge of financial aid is key to affording college

Want to go to college but don’t think you can afford it? Think again, suggest several local experts.

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Wesleyan coach, family have faith in move to Dominican

There’s always a moment.

Camp Oo-U-La again partners with Fort Yargo

WINDER — Promoted as a uniquely carefree experience where kids can frolic as kids, Georgia’s only camp held exclusively for burn-injured children debuts again today in Winder.

WORLD: Yemeni leader wounded in clashes

Yemeni leader wounded in clashes

Family establishes scholarship at GGC

LAWRENCEVILLE — Grayson residents Greg and Tammy Shumate recently established an annual scholarship fun in memory of Greg’s mother, Linda.

Ford event to kick off at festival

NORCROSS — The first-ever Peachtree Corners Festival will not only kick off a tradition in the community, it’ll also kick off the 2012 Ford Focus Drive With Purpose Tour.

GWINNETT GAB: Jackson EMC awards grants

Jackson EMC awards grants

HUCKABY: Not without my iPod

Have you ever been estranged from a close friend? Of course you have. It’s not a good feeling is it? Think Sonny without Cher or Huntley without Brinkley. Sonny and Cher were quite infamously estranged, of course. If Huntley and Brinkley ever were I knew nothing about it — their names are just permanently intertwined in my mind.

Center to celebrate printed art

DULUTH — The Hudgens Center for the Arts will open four new exhibits this week.

Road Closures 6/5-6/11

• 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.

LETTERS: State title games deserve a site worthy of champs

I hope Will Hammock’s column (“Championship venues needed for high school baseball,” June 2, Page 1B) gets into the hands of the appropriate Georgia High School Association personnel.

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LARSON: To keep money in the community, just do the math

I love the math. I love math, period, but the philosophy behind the 3/50 Project really gets me excited. The 3/50 Project, whose mission is to “save the brick and mortar our nation is built on,” is simply one way to keep money in the local community.

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Modern Marvel: Galactic Quest celebrates 20 years in comic books

LAWRENCEVILLE — Kyle Puttkammer has never been afraid to put himself out there.

YARBROUGH: The trouble with predicting an apocalypse

Rats. I thought I could get out of writing a column this week.

Ruby Howington

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Ruby Hicks Howington, 77 of Jefferson, Ga. who passed away Wednesday, June 1, 2011. Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson in charge of arrangements ...

Carolyn Barber

Carolyn Manus Barber, age 78 of Winder, GA passed away June 1, 2011. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home Memory Chapel, 770-867-4553

Eldon Boles

Mr. Eldon Leon Boles, age 89, of Barnesville, GA passed away on Tuesday, May 31, 2011 at Spalding Regional Hospital. Mr. Boles was born in Forsyth County, Georgia, son of ...

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