News for Tuesday, April 10, 2012

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Redmond, G-Braves' bats dispatch Tides

NORFOLK, Va. -- For a second straight night, the pitching of the Gwinnett Braves was too much for the Norfolk Tides. And this time, the hitting came through, as well.. The G-Braves beat Norfolk 7-1 behind the pitching of veteran right-hander Todd Redmond and a 10-hit attack

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Wesleyan girls strike early, Providence boys late, in wins

LILBURN -- Tuesday's Area 4-A soccer doubleheader between Providence Christian and Wesleyan featured plenty of reversals of fortune.. The teams that lost in the earlier meeting between the schools this season won this time around in almost the identical manner.. And while it took the girls teams until very

PREP ROUNDUP: Loyd's four RBIs propel Providence 4-1 over Holy Innocents'

Tuesday's high school sports recap

Dacula's Hurst makes college football decision

All-county lineman to sign with University of the Cumberlands

Gwinnett Prep Rally to feature high school soccer

Local TV show hosted by Daily Post staffers

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Longhorns become a playoff contender in just their second season

Lanier's baseball team a playoff contender in just its second season

Hebron baseball to host first golf tourney fundraiser

Event is April 23 at Chateau Elan

Residents push for non-police shelter leader

Task force chairman: Determining if shelter should be run by police "way out of the scope of what we're working on"

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Gwinnett basketball players earn Flourish Scholarships

Parkview's Joseph, Pouengue, Mill Creek's Menzies picked for prestigious award

Gladiators president takes issue with league

DULUTH -- The Gwinnett Gladiators' locker room was silent.. The team still sat, long after South Carolina's Maxime Lacroix scored the series-clinching goal in double overtime Sunday, absorbing the end of its season. Elbows rested on knees. Skates remained laced up. Heavyhearted, the players had nothing to say.. Team

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THOMAS: In actual Titanic disaster, the powerful sacrificed for powerless

In Titanic's demise, acts of self-sacrifice that shattered stereotypes about "the rich" were revealed.

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CLINE: Remembering an amazing lady

We regard toughness as a masculine quality, but I know better.

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Police: Woman shoots two, runs over one before killing self

Woman shot two victims before returning to run over one, then killed herself in front of police

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Bobby Petrino out as Arkansas football coach

Arkansas has fired Bobby Petrino, saying he "knowingly misled" and engaged in reckless behavior in a relationship with a female football employee half his age.

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EPA: Long-term contamination from fuel spill unlikely

Officials says long-term impact from fuel spill near Dacula is unlikely.

Leaders travel to China to recruit international business

Gwinnett Chairwoman Charlotte Nash and others are on a nine-day mission to China, hoping to recruit businesses to the county.

Safe Kids Gwinnett to host educational event

Event will include speech from Georgia mother whose child died after being left in the car

County to hold health-related events this month

Events include hygiene and cleaning products drive for seniors and children

Gwinnett has 100-plus Governor's Honors students

More than 100 Gwinnett County Public Schools students have been selected as Georgia Governor's Honors finalists. Each student will spend part of their summer in the program for gifted and talented high school juniors and seniors.

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2nd suspect booked in Lawrenceville triple homicide

Second murder suspect arrested Monday in February triple homicide near Lawrenceville.

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Cool mornings ahead for Gwinnett

Gwinnett County residents can expect some chilly mornings over the next day or two. Here's what meteorologists and local weather enthusiasts are saying.

Police investigate fatal Lawrenceville accident

Accident between Jeep and Camaro produces third traffic-related death in Gwinnett in five-day span

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Report: Ga. pre-k spending sees steady decline

Georgia, long considered a national leader in prekindergarten, has seen little growth in the number of children it serves and a steady decline in per-pupil spending over the last decade, according to a national study released Tuesday.

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Norcross' Lamb declares for NBA Draft

UConn guard going pro after two college seasons

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Santorum suspends GOP presidential campaign

Rick Santorum is suspending his campaign for the GOP presidential nomination, clearing a path for Mitt Romney to become the nominee.

Drop in unemployment reduces benefits

ATLANTA (AP) -- Georgia's dropping unemployment rate means a cut in federal unemployment benefits for thousands of workers in the state.. About 15,000 people will lose a final 20 weeks of extended unemployment benefits April 21.. Workers losing their unemployment insurance payments this month have been without jobs the longest

High school graduation rate falls to 67 percent

Georgia's high school graduation rate has fallen to 67 percent based a new federally mandated calculation, state officials said Tuesday.

Atlanta transit agency approves expansion plans

Atlanta transit system board members are moving ahead with plans to expand rail service on the eastern edge of the city, mostly in DeKalb County.

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Short, Bulldogs beat Hawks in extra-inning matchup

Clutch hit lifts North past Mill Creek.

Betty Wyatt

Mrs. Betty Jean Bidgood Wyatt, age 81, of Auburn, GA, passed away on April 3, 2012. Arrangements by Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel, 770-945-6924. www.hamiltonmillchapel.com

Shereline George

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Shereline Christian George, age 62, of Hoschton, Georgia, on Sunday, April 8, 2012. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, 706-367-5467.

Anges Meyers

Agnes Marie Meyers, age 87, of Flowery Branch, GA, passed away on April 6, 2012. Arrangements by Hamilton Mill Memorial Chapel, 770-945-6924. www.hamiltonmillchapel.com

Byron Candole

Mr. Byron Candole, age 55 of Flowery Branch, passed away Sunday, April 8, 2012. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton, GA, 30548, 706-654-0966, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org.

Charles Jones

Mr. Charles Jones age 55, of Gainesville, Ga. passed away Sunday, April 8, 2012. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton, GA, 30548, 706-654-0966, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org.

Lorraine Miller

Lorraine Miller, age 86, of Auburn, GA, passed away on April 9, 2012. Services and Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of Buford, GA 770-932-1133 ...

Robbin Totherow

Mrs. Robbin Denise Totherow, age 51, of Gainesville passed away Sunday, April 8, 2012. Memorial Park South Funeral Home, 4121 Falcon Parkway, Flowery Branch, Georgia 30542 is in charge of ...

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William Waggoner

December 28, 1931 - April 6, 2012 William Charles Waggoner passed away on Friday April 6, 2012. Beloved husband of 57 years to MaryAnn Coughlin Waggoner; loving father to Patricia Anne ...

Janice Ewing

Mrs. Janice Wilson Ewing, age 70, of Gainesville, GA, passed away on April 8, 2012. Services and Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of Buford ...