News for Monday, May 23, 2011

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Orchestra gets new name, sets sights on Gwinnett

For 60 years, one of the best kept secrets of metropolitan Atlanta has been the Cobb Symphony Orchestra. This well-established group of superbly talented musicians has been delighting and mesmerizing audiences for two generations with the symphony orchestra, the jazz band and the chorus.

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Aces high: Dominant pitching leads Buford into finals

Buford's baseball team will have a chance to do something it hasn't done since 1977. Bring home a state title.Photo slide show inside

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North Gwinnett Co-op: Client accused of theft

The executive director of the North Gwinnett Cooperative Ministry is pressing charges against a woman who is accused of using the charity's bank account information to pay utility bills.

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Church scrambles to reopen

A pastor said some paperwork required by the county is preventing him from holding services and running ministries in his Norcross church.

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Panthers rally, stave off elimination

Managing just one run through the first 11 innings of its Class AAAAA state baseball semifinal series against Colquitt County, Parkview was staring defeat and the end of the 2011 season straight in the face. And then the Panthers did something about it.

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Stars come alive to force Game 3

Alan Skinner threw a complete-game, three-hit shutout as the Stars rebounded from their 8-1 loss to Treutlen in Game 1 for a dominant 10-0 win to force today's decisive Game 3.Photo slide show inside

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Lions punch ticket to final

So much for home-field advantage. Hebron Christian's baseball team rallied through a rocky start to sweep Calvary Day School on Monday and earn the program's first trip to the Class A state championship game.

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Rams' Nkemdiche picks Ole Miss

National signing day was almost four months ago, but that doesn't mean recruiting for college football is necessarily done for the Class of 2011.

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Details murky in burned body case

Officials haven't divulged how a recent high school graduate from Stone Mountain, whose body turned up Friday in a smoldering Honda Accord, died, citing the ongoing investigation.

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Police: Driver booked in fatal crash

The suspected wrong-way driver in a fatal crash on Jimmy Carter Boulevard last month has been booked on felony vehicular homicide charges, police said.

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Watkins hired as Parkview girls hoops coach

One of his best friends in coaching, Mike McCoy, took a job in Mississippi and opened up the ideal situation for Tony Watkins. He wasn't about to pass it up.

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Gunman surrenders to police in SWAT standoff

LAWRENCEVILLE -- A 29-year-old man who barricaded himself in his apartment for nearly seven hours surrendered to police Monday afternoon.

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Rams' Nkemdiche picks Ole Miss

National signing day was almost four months ago, but that doesn’t mean recruiting for college football is necessarily done for the Class of 2011.

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Redmond voted IL pitcher of week

Todd Redmond’s first complete game of the season, a three-hit shutout of the Rochester Red Wings, earned the Gwinnett pitcher his third weekly honor in as many seasons.

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Wiggins, UGA roll into Super Regional

ATHENS — Georgia softball is getting used to this Super Regional routine.

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Police: Domestic clash fueled slaying

NORCROSS — Police have charged a Norcross woman with murder in the fatal stabbing of her boyfriend Sunday.

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