News for Monday, May 9, 2011


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Snellville leaders bring in new garbage service after 20 years

SNELLVILLE -- City Council members and Mayor Jerry Oberholtzer voted to hire a new solid waste contractor for city residents and businesses Monday evening, awarding a 5-year contract to lowest bidder Waste Pro.

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Comedy central: Weekly show offers laughs at Discover Mills

When Mike Albanese and Bob Place -- local stand-up comedians and graduates of Collins Hill High School -- finally realized there weren't many options for laughs in their home county, they started "It's Always Funny in Gwinnett," a weekly stop for nationally touring comics.

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Economist resigning to work for Ga. Tech

LAWRENCEVILLE — The man who helped bring NCR to Gwinnett is leaving the county for a job with his alma mater.

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Crews clearing trees at Briscoe Field

LAWRENCEVILLE — Construction crews are clearing the way for planes — but not commercial jets.

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Leaps&Bell: Healthy Parkview senior ready to make run at state

Indiah Bell showed promise as a budding track and field star her freshman and sophomore years.

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Shiloh softball players sign with colleges

Shiloh seniors Monet Daly and Amber Stillwell were honored Monday with a signing ceremony at the high school.

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Library makes do with less

LAWRENCEVILLE — The prospect of hanging focuses your mind.

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Grayson soccer honors signees

The Grayson girls soccer program hosted a ceremony last week to honor six seniors who are playing at the college level. All six were key players as the Rams made the Class AAAAA playoffs this season.

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Thompson, G-Braves pounded in Pawtucket

PAWTUCKET, Mass. — Jacob Thompson never found his control, lasting just 1⁄3 of an inning and giving up five runs off four walks to put the Gwinnett Braves in a hole they couldn’t dig out of.

WORLD: Pakistan may have outed CIA chief over raid

Pakistan may have outed CIA chief over raid

PEOPLE: Poker company lays off pros

Poker company lays off pros

Racing school moving offices to Braselton

BRASELTON — The administrative offices of Skip Barber Racing School are moving to Braselton.

NATION: Woman stranded for weeks now on solid food

Woman stranded for weeks now on solid food