News for Monday, June 6, 2011

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IMPACT! Group highlights warning signs of loan modification scams

As part of its effort to preserve homeownership for more working families in Gwinnett County and metro Atlanta, The IMPACT! Group wants to remind homeowners of the warning signs of a loan modification scam and where to report scam artists, during National Homeownership Month.

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FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Farewell to a true Southern lady

Please bear with me today while I take a moment to say a public goodbye to a woman who, as it turns out, was a very dear friend to me.

CEPEDA: Making jobs a new deal

As a high school student, I gave little consideration to the faded murals that covered nearly every hallway wall of my school. Depicting the country's Native American roots and a century of technological innovation, they had that 1930s look of big-idea, forward-thinking modernity that's so coolly retro now.

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Garvin, Cone get drafted

Former Parkview standout Zach Cone and ex-Wesleyan star Grayson Garvin were taken in the first compensatory round of the MLB draft Monday.

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Healthy habits: Exercise, treatments help teen with cystic fibrosis

A typical day for Emma D'Agostino includes breathing treatments in the morning and at night and exercise through an Irish dance class or a bike ride.

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Sheriff to ask board for imager

Two years ago, the Gwinnett County Sheriff's Department was selected by the National Institute of Justice to test a body imager that used radio wave technology to detect items concealed under clothing.

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Students post highest grad test scores

For the second year in a row, students at the Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science and Technology aced the Georgia High School Graduation Tests.

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Express lane construction to cause closures throughout week

Lane closures that began Monday night on Interstate 85 will continue throughout the week as construction crews install overhead signage for the new express lane system, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation.

Lilburn man facing charges in accidental shooting

A Lilburn man is facing reckless conduct charges following an April incident in which he accidentally shot a friend in the head, police said.

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Officials OK aid agreement between fire services with Hall County

Making a long-standing practice official, Gwinnett County commissioners approved recently an automatic aid agreement between fire and emergency services in Gwinnett and Hall County.

Lawrenceville OKs new sign ordinance

By a vote of 3 to 2, Lawrenceville now has a new sign ordinance, which will cover the latest technology in electronic billboards.

Sugar Hill City Council looks at fences, work crews, outdoor movies

At its monthly work session Monday night, the Sugar Hill City Council contemplated allowing one homeowner to construct a fence in drainage easement and another to keep an existing one there.

Norcross rezoning denied for automotive station

A rezoning request for property located at 3415 Medlock Bridge Road in Norcross was denied Monday, with Community Development Director Chris McCrary outlining several reasons for concern.

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Calm approach works for Parkview's Moon

It's graduation day at Parkview and Ted Moon is there. He should be. He's a senior set to graduate. Moreover, he plans to attend Nashville's Belmont University on a golf scholarship and study accounting. The ceremony is a few hours away and Moon is neither excited nor nostalgic.

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Open mind made champion out of Spartans' Herbert

Chances are, Emee Herbert won't like this story at first. She may never like it, but here's hoping she at least hates it the first time.

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Kaymer ready for 'different' challenge at Atlanta Athletic Club

Martin Kaymer watched an entire video chronicling his PGA Championship win last year at Whistling Straights and almost made it through stone-faced.

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Central's Kallon commits to Georgia Tech

Central Gwinnett's Francis Kallon ended the fast recruiting process Monday when he committed to Georgia Tech.

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Weiner admits he sent lewd picture; won't quit

NEW YORK -- After days of denials, a choked-up New York Democratic Rep. Anthony Weiner confessed Monday that he tweeted a bulging-underpants photo of himself to a young woman.

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Calm approach works for Parkview's Moon

LILBURN — It’s graduation day at Parkview and Ted Moon is there.

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Open mind made champion out of Spartans' Herbert

NORCROSS — Chances are, Emee Herbert won’t like this story at first. She may never like it, but here’s hoping she at least hates it the first time.

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Central's Kallon commits to Georgia Tech

A month ago, Francis Kallon had never played a down of football in his life.

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Gomez gives G-Braves win with home run in 9th

LAWRENCEVILLE — Harkening back to his heroics at the end of the spring training, Mauro Gomez ended another game with his bat.

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G-Braves Minor pitcher of week

For the second time this season Mike Minor earned International League pitcher of the week honors, just sneaking in his one-outing this week in Sunday’s G-Braves wins.

Police looking for suspect involved in Norcross shooting

NORCROSS — The man shot in the chest outside a Norcross night club over the weekend is expected to recover, as police try to gather information about a possible suspect.

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Kaymer ready for 'different' challenge at Atlanta Athletic Club

JOHNS CREEK — Martin Kaymer watched an entire video chronicling his PGA Championship win last year at Whistling Straights and almost made it through stone-faced.

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Spring High School Football Capsules

REGION 7-AAAAA

FIRE BRIEFS: Vacant home destroyed by fire

Vacant home destroyed by fire

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