News for Saturday, May 21, 2011


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MURPHY: There's help if you want to buy American

Vote With Your Wallet, the local group espousing a "buy-American-to-save America" philosophy, is ready to challenge the nation.

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Silverbacks earn first point at home

ATLANTA -- After losing two games in a row, the Atlanta Silverbacks earned a point at home for the first time Saturday with a 0-0 draw against Fort Lauderdale.

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Georgia Tech wins share of ACC title

BLACKSBURG, Va. -- No. 8 Georgia Tech (39-17, 22-8 ACC) used a three-run fourth inning to back seven strong innings from sophomore pitcher Buck Farmer for a 5-3 win over Virginia Tech (30-25, 11-19 ACC) Saturday in the regular season finale at English Field.

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Good feelings, good soccer

In the inaugural girls and boys senior soccer all-star games featuring Region 7-AAAAA and Region 8-AAAAA hosted at Dacula's Barron Field, Region 7-AAAAA won both contests as the girls posted a 2-0 shutout and the boys followed up with a 4-1 victory.Photo slide show inside

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New view: GGC unveils plans for athletics, venues

As he looks out over gently sloping land covered predominantly by kudzu, Eddie Beauchamp visualizes what will soon be a $12 million athletic complex.

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Daily Post wins 4 Georgia AP honors

The Gwinnett Daily Post won four honors in the Georgia AP News Excellence Awards contest that were handed out Saturday at the Marriott Macon City Center.

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Challengers eat and run in Norcross 5K

Nearly 100 people participated in a 5K race in Norcross on Saturday with a unique twist.Photo slide show inside

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Burned car victim identified

Authorities have identified the body found Friday in a burned car at Lucky Shoals Park.

Fire destroys four homes in trailer park

Four mobile homes were destroyed in a blaze Friday night in an abandoned trailer park on the 1300 block of Winder Highway in Dacula.

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Feds investigate GCPS redistricting

The U.S. Department of Education is investigating whether Gwinnett County school officials discriminated against black and Hispanic students when redistricting school boundaries.

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Elementary school gives away bike helmets to students

Cassie Cisse's 9-year-old daughter, Adji, was outgrowing her helmet.

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The military class: More Gwinnett seniors choosing service life

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Eileen Dilks received a nice birthday gift this year: letters of assurance from both the U.S. Air Force Academy and the U.S. Naval Academy.

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G-Braves drop second straight

ALLENTOWN, Pa. — The Gwinnett Braves lost their second game in a row 4-3 to the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs in Game 1 of the four game series at Coca-Cola Park.

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POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Sen. Chambliss working to curb oil prices

U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss worked Wednesday to try to loosen the chokehold oil prices have on his constituents.

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Police increase enforcement Saturday night

LAWRENCEVILLE — If you’re driving on Interstate 85, Ga. Highway 316, Ronald Reagan Parkway or Peachtree Industrial Boulevard on Saturday night, you’ll probably notice more traffic enforcement.

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Berkmar grad Smith signs with SC-Upstate

Berkmar grad Tyra Smith signed a letter of intent Saturday to play basketball for the University of South Carolina-Upstate.

Lawrenceville visitors center receives regional designation

LAWRENCEVILLE — Lawrenceville’s Visitor Information Center has been designed as an official regional visitor information center, the Lawrenceville Tourism and Trade Association recently announced.

PARKER: Eat, drink and be on the lookout for big brother

Once upon a time, Ma would say: “Sit up and eat your vegetables.” Pa said: “Don’t talk with your mouth full.”

MURPHY: There's help if you want to buy American

Vote With Your Wallet, the local group espousing a “buy-American-to-save America” philosophy, is ready to challenge the nation.

CEPEDA: Honest conversation beats lecturing kids on violence

From the moment I heard the tensely throbbing music and soaked in the stunning views of 1940s Los Angeles, I knew I was going to spend my precious time on the just-released video game “L.A. Noire.”

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Force can't make final comeback

DULUTH — Playing from behind most of the first half, the Georgia Force found a way to build a lead on the Arena Football League’s top team Saturday night.

ROBINSON: Gingrich sets new standard for bad campaign launches

“I want to make sure every House Republican is protected from some kind of dishonest Democratic ad. So let me say on the record, any ad which quotes what I said on Sunday is a falsehood, because I have publicly said those words were inaccurate and unfortunate.”

O'REILLY: Liberal media will be out to protect Obama

Bad week for the Republicans; good week for the president. Mike Huckabee and Donald Trump said no to running against Barack Obama, and Newt Gingrich may already be on the ropes after criticizing Medicare reform — a key issue for conservatives. Meanwhile, the president kept a low profile while basking in the demise of Osama bin Laden.

Jessie Ingram

Mrs. Jessie Dean Ingram, age 73, of Buford, GA passed away on Thursday, May 19, 2011. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Ingram, Jr.; great grandson, Amir ...

Frederick Newman

Frederick Vincent Newman Age 93 of Lawrenceville, GA passed away Wednesday, May 18, 2011. A celebration of his life will be held at 11 AM, Monday, May 23, 2011 at ...

Jimmy Carol Alexander

Jimmy Carol "Jaycie" Alexander, 25, of Florence, died Tuesday, May 17, 2011. Jaycie was born in Florence, the daughter of Michael Dean Wheatley Sr. and Susan Todd Overstreet. She was ...

Willie Mozley

Willie Ola "Bill" Mozley, age 87, of Snellville, GA passed away May 19, 2011. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Mozley and is survived by her sons ...

Donnie Shumake

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Donnie Steve Shumake, 56, of Jefferson, Ga. who died May 19, 2011. Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson in charge of arrangements 706-367-5467. ...

Warren Mealor

Warren Sidney "Sid" Mealor, age 55, of Dacula, Georgia, entered into rest on Thursday, May 19, 2011, at Hospice Atlanta after a gallant fight to prostate cancer. He is survived ...

Betty Sharpton

Betty Sharpton, age 68 of Monroe, GA passed away, Thursday, May 19, 2011. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Lawrenceville Chapel, 770-962-3100.

Michael Keller

Michael Keller, 48 of Duluth, GA passed away Monday May 9, 2011 at his residence.  Memorial Services are scheduled for 2:00 PM Saturday May 21, 2011 from the Darby ...