News for Friday, April 20, 2012


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Powerful Pac-12 flexes its muscles at NCAAs

On its final event, its best event, Stanford clinched a Pac-12 sweep of the first semifinal at the NCAA gymnastics championships Friday in the Arena at Gwinnett Center

Collins Hill boys, Peachtree Ridge girls rule region tennis

Eagles avenge title loss from a year ago; Lions take three-peat

Region 5-A track and field results

Local finishers in the 5-A track and field meet

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After 4-month surge, gas prices start falling

After a four-month surge pushed gasoline to nearly $4 per gallon in early April, the worst appears to be over. Gasoline prices are going down.

GAC pair get national strength and conditioning awards

Spartans' Buford, Nelson honored for workout prowess

Collins Hill's Buck commits to Oglethorpe basketball

Guard earned first-team all-county honors as a senior

Norcross resident makes hole-in-one

Van Gundy records ace at Charlie Yates course in Atlanta

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YARBROUGH: Shepherd center rebuilds lives and uplifts spirits

Those of you who regularly check this space know this, but to the newcomers out there: I am a whiner. Like Goldilocks, I whine when the porridge is too hot. I whine when the porridge is too cold. But unlike Goldilocks, I whine even when the glop is just right.

LETTERS: Eastside making a mistake with cardio group

Hopsital is sacrificing care by contracting with outside cardio groups.

LETTERS: GDOT deserves thanks

Added turn signal renews my faith in government.

Jones, Evans meet in UFC 145's bitter rivalry

Showdown takes place Saturday in Atlanta

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GWINNETT GRADS: Vollenweider shines at CVCC

A look at Gwinnett products faring well in college

New property tax notices going to 1,500 residents

Error in calculation of estimated taxes causes 1,500 notices to be reissued.

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Community leaders celebrate new apartments for needy

Non-profit Rainbow Village thanks supporters and volunteers, as a new apartment building opens to help families break the cycle of homelessness.

Bikes and BBQ fundraiser held for dog rescue

Fundraiser brings in money for Canine Pet Rescue, run by Gwinnett Judge Carla Brown

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Documents detail student conversations with Shiloh coach

Documents obtained through an open records request shed some light on the controversial issue of alleged recruitment violations at Shiloh High School.

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Snellville back to original attorney after months of conflict

Tony Powell named Snellville's city attorney less than six months after he left the post.

Drugs worth $3 million seized

$3 million in drugs intercepted this week as part of joint operation, authorities said.

Volunteers honored for service to police department

15 individuals given President's Volunteer Service Award for hundreds of volunteer hours with Gwinnett police

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Local shoe manufacturer to add 150 jobs, thanks to buy American trend

Buford company Okabashi celebrated Friday an expansion that will add 150 manufacturing jobs to the community.

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Hundreds of thousands may lose Internet in July

For computer users, a few mouse clicks could mean the difference between staying online and losing Internet connections this summer.

41 indicted in alleged tobacco trafficking ring

A Gwinnett grand jury indicts 41 suspects in an alleged tobacco trafficking ring that cost Georiga millions in unpaid taxes.

District sets summer school dates

The dates are set for summer learning opportunities in Gwinnett County Public Schools.

Pardons board grants clemency to condemned Ga. man

ATLANTA (AP) -- The Georgia pardons board made the rare decision on Friday to spare the life of a condemned man who was set to die this week for the 1991 murder of his ex-classmate.. The move by the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles to reduce Daniel Greene's

UFC fighter to make appearances in Gwinnett

UFC lightweight Anthony 'Showtime' Pettis will make an appearance at the QuickTrip in Suwanee and GNC in Buford.

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Zimmerman says sorry for Trayvon Martin's death; bail set at $150K

Neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman has taken the witness stand during his bail hearing and apologized to the parents of Trayvon Martin for shooting their son.

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Petrino detailed affair to boss before firing

Bobby Petrino's relationship with his mistress dated back more than a year, with the former Arkansas coach sending her candy, calling her a "close friend" and suggesting the affair that cost him his job started with a kiss over lunch last fall.

Gainesville girl, 9, hospitalized after dog attack

GAINESVILLE (AP) -- A 9-year-old girl has been hospitalized after being mauled by a pit bull dog in Gainesville.. Authorities say Adrinna Adkins was flowed by helicopter to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston after the Thursday afternoon attack.. The Times of Gainesville reports that Adrinna was shielding

Potential for $78 million helped lure firm to Ga.

ATLANTA (AP) -- Officials say a medical and biotechnology firm planning to build a manufacturing plant in Georgia has the potential to get nearly $80 million in state incentives.. A state workforce training program and the possibility of $78 million in incentives helped convince Baxter International Inc. to build its

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Unlikely finalist struck from 'American Idol'

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- "American Idol" viewers apparently weren't caught in a romance with Colton Dixon.. The 20-year-old alt-rocker was revealed Thursday to have received the fewest viewer votes on the Fox talent competition. Dixon was surprisingly eliminated from "Idol" after delivering lukewarm renditions of Lady Gaga's

THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT: There's a new music festival in town

A new music festival that's not Music Midtown will be coming to town at the end of September.

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Loyd Wood

Loyd P. Wood, age 81, of Monroe, Georgia, passed on Thursday, April 12, 2012 with his family by his side. The family will hold a memorial service prepared by Loyd ...

James Nesbit

James O. (Jim) Nesbit, 58, of Norcross, GA, died April 17, 2012. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, April 21st, at Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral ...

Russell Doster

Russell C. Doster, age 71, of Statham, GA passed away April 17, 2012. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, 770-867-4553.

Lois Wischmann

Mrs. Lois Jean Wischmann, age 70, of Braselton passed away Wednesday, April 18, 2012. Memorial Park South Funeral Home, 4121 Falcon Parkway, Flowery Branch, Georgia 30542 is in charge of ...

Betsy Maddox

Betsy Maddox, age 34, of Flowery Branch, passed away Monday, April 16, 2012. Memorial Park South Funeral Home, 4121 Falcon Parkway, Flowery Branch, Georgia 30542 is in charge of arrangements ...

Frances Hammond

Frances M Hammond, age 85, of Winder, GA passed away April 18, 2012. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, 770-867-4553.

Hettie Baird

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Hettie Lorene Simmons Baird, age 65, of Braselton, Georgia, who passed away April 19, 2012. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, 706-367-5467 ...

Quinton Holland

Mr. Quinton W. Holland, age 92, of Buford, GA passed away on Wednesday, April 18, 2012. He was preceded in death by his wife of fifty years, Sallie Grace Pass ...