News for Tuesday, May 3, 2011

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Twisters hit hurting economy

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- The tornado that obliterated contractor Robert Rapley's house also swept away his livelihood, destroying his saws, his paint sprayer and his truck. Like thousands of others in a region already struggling with high unemployment, he now faces the prospect of trying to recover with no way to earn a living.

NATION: Small cars lead US auto sales

DETROIT -- Small cars sold briskly in the U.S. last month, as gasoline prices approached $4 a gallon and some buyers worried about shortages of Japanese-made vehicles.

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Peachtree Ridge captures region crown

Peachtree Ridge qualified four individuals and a relay team for the state meet to finish off its second region title in the last three years.Photo slide show inside

PEOPLE: Winfrey to get Illinois honor

CHICAGO -- Oprah Winfrey is now a member of the Illinois Broadcasters Association's Hall of Fame.

Pa. lawsuit: Furniture rental company spies on PC users

PITTSBURGH -- A major furniture rental chain provides its customers with computers that allow the company to track keystrokes, take screenshots and even snap webcam pictures of renters using the devices at home, a Wyoming couple said in a lawsuit Tuesday.

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Harriman leads North to third round

The Bulldogs played under intermittent rain showers and knocked off Milton 2-1 thanks to two goals from junior forward Lauren Harriman, and a stunning save from senior goalkeeper Michelle DeMaris.

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Gandy-Cromer gets record as GAC girls roll

Senior Chelsea Gandy-Cromer had two goals and two assists in the second-ranked Spartans' 9-0 win over No. 9 River Ridge in the Class AA second round, and her two goals gave her a school-record 35 on the season.

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Dooley resigns as Eagles' softball coach

Billy Dooley resigned as Collins Hill softball coach to accept the same position at North Oconee.

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Shiloh names April girls hoops coach

John April hasn't coached girls basketball in four years, but the new Shiloh head coach welcomes the task of rebuilding the Generals' program.

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SOCCER ROUNDUP: Mill Creek goes up 1-0 before weather hits

Taylor Scalera scored off a Cortney Emmert assist as the sixth-ranked Hawks took a 1-0 lead over seventh-ranked Alpharetta on Tuesday night, only to see a lightning delay hit in the 19th minute.

CLINE: Something for everyone in Gwinnett

One of the nice things about living in Gwinnett is there's never a lack for things to do. That's particularly evident this first week of May as the county will be busy from Snellville to Duluth and Loganville to Lawrenceville with everything from festivals and art to trains and pets and raising money to fight cancer.

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Wesleyan girls knocked out of playoffs 4-0

First Presbyterian got two more fairly quick goals and locked up a 4-0 win to eliminate the Wolves from the Class A playoffs Tuesday.

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Wolves repeat as region champs

FAIRBURN -- Wesleyan won its third girls region track and field championship in a row on Tuesday at Landmark Christian -- barely. The Wolves tied with First Presbyterian Day with 102 points to claim the Region 5-A title.

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Roswell puts Lions out of state playoffs

Peachtree Ridge's postseason run came to an abrupt end as the Lions ran into on offensive buzzsaw as Roswell pounded out a 22-1 win.

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Target slaying trial could open by today

LAWRENCEVILLE — The murder trial for a woman accused of gunning down her daughter-in-law at a Snellville Target store while disguised as a man could begin today, a prosecutor said.

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Another homestand ends with rain

LAWRENCEVILLE —For the second straight time, the Gwinnett Braves ended their eight-game homestand sitting in their clubhouse.

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Doc takes stand in Schutt case

LAWRENCEVILLE — A doctor testified Tuesday that Ashley Schutt exhibits all the classic symptoms of battered person’s syndrome and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, which factored not only into her husband’s slaying, but the “whopper” of a lie she told police.

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Registration opens for GCPS summer learning options

LAWRENCEVILLE — Registration will open Monday for Gwinnett County Public Schools’ summer session.

THOMAS: Justice has been done

“Ding dong the witch is dead!”

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Registration this weekend for soccer camp with Campos

Mexican goalkeeping legend Jorge Campos will be a part of Verizon’s Free Youth Soccer Clinic on May 22, at Norcross’ West Gwinnett Park, but youth players interested in the free camp must register this weekend at two Gwinnett sites.

Winder to charge for credit payments

WINDER — City council members voted to approve, beginning June 1, charging city customers a 3 percent convenience fee for using credit cards to pay bills, fees, taxes and fines.

Eastside picnic to benefit wounded vets

LAWRENCEVILLE — Eastside Medical Center will host its annual community picnic this month, with proceeds to benefit wounded veterans.

Police put incident reports online

LAWRENCEVILLE — The Gwinnett County Police Department is now offering an online option for residents seeking to file incident reports.

LETTERS: Energy should be refocused on a second major airport for region

Should we redirect our energy on both sides of the Briscoe Field issue on locating a second major Atlanta airport via collaboration with our neighboring constituents?

LETTERS: Millsaps looking out for residents after his term

Thank you to Camie Young for the article on April 24 about Lawrenceville’s former mayor getting involved in the prosposal to transform the city government, asking Gov. Nathan Deal to veto a bill that would add a city manager.

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BISHER: Mucho Macho Man gives Gwinnett a Derby hope

Yep, it comes up ever so often. About as often as somebody in/or/from Georgia, or has passed through the state comes up with a good-looking three-year-old, or even owns a piece of one.

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George Miller

Mr. George A. Miller, age 82, of Buford, GA passed away on Sunday, May 1, 2011. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Lee Miller; and his beloved ...

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Toy Johnson

Mr. Toy D. Johnson, age 75, of Cumming, GA and formerly of Buford, GA passed away on Sunday, May 1, 2011. He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy ...

Dennis Rupp

Dennis C. Rupp, age 80, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away May 2, 2011. Arrangements by Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 770-277-4550.

Melodie Fowler

Melodie Kay Fowler, 48, of Lawrenceville, GA, died April 29, 2011. The funeral will be Tuesday, May 3rd, at 11:00 a.m. at Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home in Norcross ...

Norma Mathieu

Norma Jane Mathieu, age 62, of Buford, GA passed away April 29, 2011. Arrangements by Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 770-277-4550.

Denise Wells

Denise Marie Wells, age 53, of Bethlehem, GA, died April 26, 2011. Arrangements by Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Duluth Chapel 770-476-2535.

James Mays, Jr.

James Emmett Mays, Jr., age 76 of Winder, GA passed away May 1, 2011. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home Memory Chapel, 770-867-4553

Jim Horlander

Jim Horlander, age 76 of Lilburn, GA passed away May 2, 2011. Arrangements by Metro Embalming & Crematory, Inc., Conyers, GA 30013, 770-922-8182 www.metroembalming.com

Wilma Adams

Wilma Dianne Moore Adams, age 59, of Suwanee, GA passed away on Sunday, May 1, 2011. She was preceded in death by her mother, Grace Moore. She is survived by ...

Richard E. Green, Sr.

RICHARD Richard E. Green, Sr., age 85, formerly of Grayson, GA passed away Friday, April 29, 2011. He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Irina ...

Gerald Fox

Gerald A. Fox, age 77, of Flowery Branch, GA, died April 28, 2011. Arrangements by Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Duluth Chapel 770-476-2535.

Dorothy Mae Goza

Dorothy Mae Brownlee Goza, age 80 of Snellville, formerly of Stone Mountain, GA passed away May 1, 2011. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Services LLC, Snellville Chapel, 770-979-3200 www.wagesfuneralhome.com ...

Mary Jessee

Mary Frances Jessee, age 81, of Lilburn, formerly of Norcross, died Sunday, May 1, 2011. The funeral will be held at 1:00 PM Wednesday, May 4, 2011 at the Bill ...

Henry Pratt

Henry D. Pratt, age 86 of Lawrenceville, GA passed away May 2, 2011. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Services LLC, Snellville Chapel, 770-979-3200 www.wagesfuneralhome.com

Ada Moore

Ada Bowman Moore, age 98 of Monroe, passed away Sunday May 1, 2011. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Snellville Chapel, 770-979-5010 www.stewartfh.com

Clay Taylor

Mr. Clay Taylor, age 74 of Gillsville, GA passed away on Sunday, May 1, 2011. Service and Arrangements will be announced later by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home ...

Mark King

Mark Anthony King, age 47 of Winder, Ga., passed away Thursday, April 21, 2011. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton, GA 30548, 706-654-0966 www.lawsonfuneralhome.org

Donna Wood

Donna Wood, age 52 of Winder, Ga., passed away Sunday May 1, 2011. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton, GA 30548, 706-654-0966 www.lawsonfuneralhome.org

Tommy Preston

Tommy Mile Preston, age 54 of Hoschton, Ga., passed away Sunday May 1, 2011. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton, GA 30548, 706-654-0966 www.lawsonfuneralhome.org

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