News for Friday, May 20, 2011

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Wolves have 1-2 punch in Heddinger, Burnette

In reality, Jake Burnette and Josh Heddinger have only been teammates for the last two years. However, the two Buford baseball team seniors have a history that goes back much further.

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Police: Duluth man brings marijuana to jail

A Duluth man was arrested during a routine visit to the Gwinnett County Jail on Friday, after sheriff's deputies noticed he smelled like marijuana and searched his vehicle.

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Hesson's hits lead UGA to rout of GSU

Opponents may need to find a different way to pitch against Brianna Hesson when the bases are loaded.

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All-Stars playing for good cause

Gwinnett County's high school soccer coaches weren't happy with the existing options for all-star games, so they came up with a plan. Host their own game.

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Braves release Parkview grad Gustafson

Since his selection by the Braves in the 2006 draft, Tim Gustafson spent his entire professional career with his hometown organization.

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House Guests: Annual tour raises funds for local charities

The views are beautiful. And they're for a good cause as well.Photo slide show inside

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Bonilla, Blackman lead soccer honors

The top individual awards in Class AAAAA as players of the year went to Collins Hill's Dominic Bonilla and Brookwood's Washida Blackman.

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Falcon's kin tied to robbery

A few ticks after midnight, four men in ski masks stormed through an unlocked basement door while a girl was sitting on a couch with her boyfriend, who was playing Xbox. One robber reportedly carried a baseball bat, another a black, semi-automatic pistol.

WORLD IN BRIEF: 27 die in Syria as conflict moves toward stalemate

Thousands of Syrians flooded the streets across the country Friday, defying an unrelenting government crackdown that has failed to crush a two-month uprising against the country's authoritarian regime. Human rights activists said security forces opened fire, killing at least 27 people, including a 10-year-old boy.

Mother recants story she injected daughter with Botox

A mother's story that she injected her 8-year-old daughter with Botox is once again raising eyebrows after reports surfaced that she made the whole thing up for money.

NATION IN BRIEF: IMF ex-leader released from jail

Dominique Strauss-Kahn has been released from a New York City jail.

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'Macho Man' dies in wreck

Randy "Macho Man" Savage, the professional wrestler known for his raspy voice, the sunglasses and bandanas he wore in the ring and the young woman named Miss Elizabeth who often accompanied him, died in a car crash Friday in Florida. He was 58.

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Gwinnett Community Band to perform at annual concert

For the eighth consecutive year, the Gwinnett Daily Post will host a patriotic concert to help kick off the county's Memorial Day celebrations.

Pre-K students learn patriotic songs

Melissa Haile is impressed that her 4-year-old son, Hayven, can recite portions of the Gettysburg Address.

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GCPS names new principals for Anderson-Livsey, Maxwell High

Gwinnett County Public Schools has named a new principal for Anderson-Livsey Elementary School.

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Local student excited about being a cadet

SNELLVILLE -- In November, Andy Leeuwenburg was getting ready to fly to Utah for a snow skiing trip when he got an exciting phone call.

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Sixth-graders given computers through national nonprofit

LAWRENCEVILLE -- About 420 sixth-graders at Sweetwater Middle School have received computers loaded with educational software through the Computers For Youth program.

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Community Foundation honors volunteers

The Community Foundation for Northeast Georgia recently hosted its annual appreciation dinner, honoring community volunteers during a ceremony at the Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center.

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DISC SPOTLIGHT: Beverly Hills Cop Blu-ray

Only recently displaced by "The Hangover" as the highest-grossing "R" rated comedy of all-time, "Beverly Hills Cop" (the only worthwhile installment in a four-part franchise) turned leading man Eddie Murphy into an international superstar and is one of only a handful of indispensable early '80s flicks.

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Hawks' Brookins signs with Limestone

Mill Creek senior Alicia Brookins signed a letter of intent Thursday with the Limestone College (S.C.) women’s basketball program. She is the daughter of Ricky and Lisa Brookins.

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Hesson's hits lead UGA to rout of GSU

ATHENS — Opponents may need to find a different way to pitch against Brianna Hesson when the bases are loaded.

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Central announces 2010-11 college signees

Central Gwinnett had 15 seniors sign letters of intent with college athletic programs this school year.

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Duluth grad to head up Brenau hoops

Kris Stewart, well-traveled during his basketball coaching career thus far, is coming back home. Or at least closer.

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LARSON: Library books community for summer reading

Today is the day. The kickoff for the 2011 Summer Reading Program at the Gwinnett library. Every library in the county is signing kids up for their big summer reading event. (If you can’t make it to the party, you can sign up online at www.gwinnettpl.org).

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Force feeling urgency after losing last two

With the Arena Football League having reached the midway point, the Georgia Force’s current two-game losing streak is not grounds for panic.

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Trio of Mill Creek baseball players sign

Mill Creek seniors Chip Fleming, Brian Stillwell and Devin Bonin have signed recently with college baseball programs.

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Lions' Walsh, Hawks' Stillwell lead 7-AAAAA honors

Peachtree Ridge’s Jared Walsh earned player of the year honors and Mill Creek’s Brian Stillwell was pitcher of the year on the All-Region 7-AAAAA baseball team voted on by the region’s coaches.

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Falcon's kin tied to robbery

LAWRENCEVILLE — A few ticks after midnight, four men in ski masks stormed through an unlocked basement door while a girl was sitting on a couch with her boyfriend, who was playing Xbox. One robber reportedly carried a baseball bat, another a black, semi-automatic pistol.

LETTERS: Poking fun at public figures a great tradition

Politicians and public figures are fair game for lampooning. There is a long — and outstanding — tradition of poking fun at a politico’s expense. The only boundary that can’t be crossed is tragedy or personal pain.

Volunteers sought for park patrol

SUWANEE — The Suwanee Police Department is asking for volunteers to help make the city’s parks safer and more inviting.

YARBROUGH: A life well-lived shows us what really matters

I got a good lesson in wealth management this week. Not from a high-powered financial advisor, but from the retrospective of a 103-year-old life lived well.

LETTERS: Illegals bear fault for families that are broken apart

In reference to Esther Cepeda’s column, “Immigrants’ kids deserve better than this” (May 20, Page 8A), what part of “illegal” in “illegal” immigrants doesn't she understand?

GOOD NEWS FROM SCHOOLS: Gwinnett Tech students advance to SkillsUSA Championships

Gwinnett Technical College was awarded 11 medals in eight events at the recent SkillsUSA State Championships held in Columbus.

IN BRIEF: Police investigating fatal Winder crash

Police investigating fatal Winder crash

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RICH: Nothing is sexier than a woman with a gun

Just when I thought I knew most of what there was to know, or at least that which was mostly worth knowing, about what is alluring to men about women, I uncovered a stunning new truth.

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Minor's highs end low for G-Braves

LAWRENCEVILLE — Mike Minor pitched a season-long eight innings, he struck out eight, threw 111 pitches, allowed four earned runs. At one point the lefty retired 10 straight Rochester batters.

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North's Williams signs with Francis Marion

North Gwinnett senior Clayton Williams signed a letter of intent with the Francis Marion University (S.C.) men’s basketball program.

GWINNETT GAB: G-Braves Foundation seeking grant applicants

G-Braves Foundation seeking grant applicants

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John S. Bond

Mr. John S. Bond, age 89, of Buford, GA and formerly of Bastrop, LA passed away on Tuesday, May 17, 2011. He was preceded in death by his wife of ...

Betty Jean Sharpton

Betty Jean Sharpton, age 68 of Monroe, passed away Thursday, May 19, 2011. Funeral Services will be held 2 PM Sunday, May 22, 2011 in the Lawrenceville Chapel of Tim ...

Elizabeth Huening

In loving memory of Elizabeth Ann Wright Huening, mother of Pamela (Bill) Buckley and Steven (Tammy) Wright, grandmother to Jonathan Buckley, Wesley and Whitney Wright, stepmother to Peter Huening, Sandra ...

Monica Mcgowan

Mrs. Monica F. McGowan, age 96 of Decatur, GA passed away on Thursday, May 19, 2011. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral ...

Bobby Worley

Mr. Bobby Harold Worley, age 68 of Nicholson GA, who passed away on May 18, 2011. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home of Jefferson, 706-367-5467. www.evansfuneralhome.com

James Coyle

IRVING James I. Coyle, "Jim" age 63 of Bethlehem, GA, passed away Wednesday, May 4, 2011. Born in Houston, Texas his life spanned many states providing a spectrum of experience ...

Robert Hughes

Robert Hughes, age 75 of Suwanee, GA passed away May 19, 2011. Arrangements by Metro Embalming & Crematory, Inc., Conyers, GA 30013, 770-922-8182 www.metroembalming.com

Jessie Ingram

Mrs. Jessie D. Ingram, age 73 of Buford, GA passed away on Thursday, May 19, 2011. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral ...

Millie Oakes

Millie "Peaches" Iles Oakes, age 91 of Lake Cypress Springs, TX passed away May 11, 2011. Arrangements by Meadows Funeral Home, 770-267-9406 www.meadowsfuneralhomeinc.com

Mamie Ruth Garrett

Mamie Ruth Garrett, age 84 of Snellville, GA passed away May 18, 2011. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Services LLC, Snellville Chapel, 770-979-3200 www.wagesfuneralhome.com

Jacquelyn  Dickman

Jacquelyn H. Dickman, 75, of Arlington, Ga, entered into the arms of her Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, on May 18, 2011, at Calhoun County Nursing Home in Edison, Ga ...

Rebecca Payne

Rebecca Sue Gibby Payne, age 47 of Snellville, passed away May 18, 2011. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Snellville Chapel, 770-979-5010 www.stewartfh.com

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