News for Friday, May 13, 2011


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Canopy adventure being built

Treetop Quest, a French-based company specializing in outdoor education and recreation, is partnering with the Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center Foundation to build the county's first canopy adventure exhibit.

Three organizations honored with green awards

During the third annual Sustainability Summit on Friday, Gwinnett County, Gwinnett Technical College and Corus360 were honored during the event's first-ever Gwinnett Sustainable Awards Luncheon.

Duluth hosts first health, fitness fair

The city of Duluth will host its first Health and Fitness Fair from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday on the Duluth Town Green, located at 3142 Hill St.

GCPS releases revised calendar

Gwinnett County Public Schools' calendar for the 2011-12 year includes teacher furlough days on Oct. 10 and March 12.

Manufacturing facility announces expansion

Spectral Response has announced a 20,000-square-foot expansion of its Lawrenceville manufacturing facility.

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Phillies rally in 8th to sneak past Braves

ATLANTA -- Raul Ibanez snapped a tie with a run-scoring single in the eighth inning, Ryan Howard hit a three-run homer and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Atlanta Braves 5-4 on Friday night.

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Taliban resolve to fight on

ISLAMABAD -- A double Taliban suicide attack Friday that killed 66 paramilitary police recruits represented the deadliest terrorist strike in Pakistan since the killing of Osama bin Laden. It sent a strong signal that militants mean to fight on and to try to avenge the al-Qaida leader.

Mom found guilty of microwaving baby

DAYTON, Ohio -- Jurors in an Ohio woman's third trial found her guilty Friday of burning her baby daughter to death in a microwave oven.

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Gwinnett grads: Miles a SoCon star in first season

The Eagles are rolling because of a decision to make freshman Allie Miles the No. 1 pitcher.

WORLD: Man beheads woman at supermarket

MADRID -- A man beheaded a British woman in a random attack in a supermarket on the Spanish resort island of Tenerife in the Canary Islands on Friday, officials said.

PEOPLE: Jon Stewart to appear on 'O'Reilly factor'

NEW YORK -- Bill O'Reilly wants to rap with Jon Stewart.

Researchers perplexed by dead fish found in Lake Erie

TOLEDO, Ohio -- Wildlife researchers want to know what's killing thousands of walleye in Lake Erie that have been washing up on beaches along its western shore.

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Repeat ruined: Early goal foils Bulldogs in 1-0 championship loss

KENNESAW -- The North Gwinnett girls made the one costly mistake they couldn't afford Friday night. They surrendered an early goal to possibly the best defensive team in Class AAAAA girls soccer history. Photo slide show inside

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GAC falls on PK in OT

ROSWELL -- It came down to penalty kicks again. Only this time, Blessed Trinity needed just one. Photo slide show inside

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Final try wins for GAC pole vaulter

Moss missed being a state champion by one inch last year. The senior made sure that didn't happen again on Friday.

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Back for more: Collins Hill after state's first outright 3-peat

It has to happen at some point, right? Drew Prentice has to eventually lose a playoff game as a head coach.

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GAC boys aim to add 4th title

The tradition took its hits early last season.

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Providence aiming for history tonight in boys finals

Girls softball. Girls gymnastics. Girls soccer (twice).

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MCLEOD: Five ways sleep deprivation ruins your relationships

Think you’re doing your employer or family a favor by giving up on sleep to get more done?

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Return home spells loss for G-Braves

LAWRENCEVILLE — Two nights after recording a low for hits on the young season, the Gwinnett Braves were held to another season low in hits in Friday’s series opener against Toledo.

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YARBROUGH: Best friend of the Navy Seals

Sheila the Family Wonderdog is one proud pooch today.

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Early deficit sinks Force in Philly

PHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia Soul (3-6) won their first home game of the season by forcing four Georgia turnovers and capitalizing offensively, outscoring the Force 47-28 at the half, and finishing with a 68-49 victory in front of 7,551 fans.

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Toys from tots: 5-year-old inspires others to donate to tornado victims

DULUTH — It’s not everyday a kid is willing to give up his toys.

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DALY: Follow all label directions for safe use of pesticides

Homeowners purchase and use chemicals to control the many pests that plague both our homes and gardens. When using these products remember they are poisons designed to kill or adversely affect living organisms in some way.

PEOPLE: Jon Stewart to appear on 'O'Reilly factor'

Jon Stewart to appear on ‘O’Reilly factor’

Infant death case in jury's hands

LAWRENCEVILLE — Deliberations began Friday afternoon in the murder trial of a Sugar Hill mother accused of killing her 3-month-old daughter in 2009.

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Grayson's McHugh signs with Savannah State

Grayson senior catcher Mike McHugh has signed a letter of intent with the Savannah State baseball program.

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Carole Rae Harris Grimm

February 26, 1960 - May 2, 2011 Carole Harris was born in Roseburg, Oregon to Howard & Dolores Harris. She graduated from Hillsboro High School and attended Portland State College. On ...

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Matthew Essex

Matthew David "Matt" Essex, age 36, of Dacula, GA died suddenly on May 10, 2011. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, May 14, 2011 at 4PM at Hamilton ...

George Thomas, Sr.

George Bernard Thomas, Sr., age 64 of Bethlehem, Ga., passed away Wednesday May 11, 2011. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton, GA 30548, 706-654-0966

Janie Scogin

Janie Ella Scogin, age 59 of Statham, GA passed away May 11, 2011. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home Memory Chapel, 770-867-4553

Marlene Lichty

Mrs. Marlene Wenzel Lichty, age 76 of Flowery Branch, GA and formerly of Goose Creek, SC, passed away on Wednesday, May 11, 2011. Service and Arrangements will be announced later ...

Judy Ann Amos

Judy Ann Amos, age 50 of Katy, TX died Sunday, May 8, 2011. Arrangements will be announced by Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel. 770-945-6924,

Thomas Henley

Thomas Howard Henley, age 52 of Snellville, GA passed away May 10, 2011. Arrangements by Wages and Sons Stone Mountain Chapel, 770-469-9811

Norma Perry

Norma J. Perry, age 79 of Duluth, GA passed away, Thursday, May 5, 2011. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Lawrenceville Chapel, 770-962-3100.

Margaret Garrett

Margaret Geneva (Ford) Garrett, age 79, of Tucker, GA, died May 7, 2011. Arrangements are pending with the Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Inc., Lilburn/Tucker Chapel (770) 564-2726 ...