News for Monday, April 23, 2012

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Lawrenceville man fires shots at wife, hits neighbor's house

Shots, allegedly fired at wife, stopped outside children's bedrooms

City manager contract debated by Snellville mayor, council

Mayor Kelly Kautz and Mayor Pro Tem Tom Witts bumped heads about a contract for Snellville Police Chief Roy Whitehead.

Duluth debates allowing alcohol consumption outside of restaurants

Due to the current alcohol ordinance for restaurants, patrons cannot buy an alcoholic drink inside the establishment and take it outside.

New pizza spot opens in Dacula

The second location of Dooley's Southern Stone Pizza Kitchen opened in Dacula April 23.

Chinese officials make return visit to Gwinnett

Chinese government and business leaders discussed opportunies at a Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce breakfast Monday.

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A decade in, victims' wreath ceremony still making impact

Annual wreath ceremony for crime victims marks 10th year while showing its impact is substantial.

Snellville breaks ground on community garden

In an Earth Day ceremony, officials break ground on Snellville's new community garden.

Barrow County BOE could talk millage rates

The Barrow County Board of Education could continue discussions Tuesday during a work session on whether to increase the millage rate.

Kindergarten transition meeting at Beaver Ridge

A kindergarten transition meeting is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. April 24 at Beaver Ridge Elementary. The event aims to help parents understand what they'll need to know to support their children in kindergarten.

Man ID'd in fatal Lanier boat crash, investigation ongoing

State authorities were investigating Sunday how two boats collided in the darkness on Lake Lanier, leaving one man dead and a woman seriously injured.

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Questions arise over airline industry expert

Citizens group to hear from two experts on airline industry because of questions of bias.

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PREP ROUNDUP: Wood's late heroics lift GAC past Buford 4-2

Prep roundup from Monday, April 23

NFL Mock Draft by the Associated Press

Pro football writer Barry Wilner breaks down the NFL Draft and his predicted selections

Saints deny ESPN report alleging eavesdropping

System reportedly allowed New Orleans GM to hear opposing coaches' conversations

LITKE: Is anyone surprised by vicious elbow?

So much for Peace from Laker with violent history

Arkansas picks popular former assistant as Petrino's replacement

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Eager to move on from the Bobby Petrino scandal, Arkansas announced Monday that popular former assistant John L. Smith will return as head coach of the Razorbacks next season.. Smith, who left the Razorbacks after last season to become the head coach at Weber State, will be

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Brookwood beats defending state champ Parkview again

Brookwood's Lucas Sims strikes out 10 batters to lead the Broncos to a 7-3 win over Parkview.

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Questions arise over airline industry expert

Citizens group to hear from two experts on airline industry because of questions of bias.

City manager contract debated by Snellville mayor, council

Mayor Kelly Kautz and Mayor Pro Tem Tom Witts bumped heads about a contract for Snellville Police Chief Roy Whitehead.

Duluth debates allowing alcohol consumption outside of restaurants

Due to the current alcohol ordinance for restaurants, patrons cannot buy an alcoholic drink inside the establishment and take it outside.

1,000 extras wanted for Jackie Robinson movie

Some everyday Georgians could be extras in a Harrison Ford-supported movie about Jackie Robinson expected to be shot in Macon this summer.

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Lawrenceville man fires shots at wife, hits neighbor's house

Shots, allegedly fired at wife, stopped outside children's bedrooms

Snellville breaks ground on community garden

In an Earth Day ceremony, officials break ground on Snellville's new community garden.

Kindergarten transition meeting at Beaver Ridge

A kindergarten transition meeting is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. April 24 at Beaver Ridge Elementary. The event aims to help parents understand what they'll need to know to support their children in kindergarten.

Barrow County BOE could talk millage rates

The Barrow County Board of Education could continue discussions Tuesday during a work session on whether to increase the millage rate.

New pizza spot opens in Dacula

The second location of Dooley's Southern Stone Pizza Kitchen opened in Dacula April 23.

Number of US illegal immigrants from Mexico drops

The number of Mexican immigrants living illegally in the U.S. has dropped significantly for the first time in decades.

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Norcross' Moore heading to Tennessee Tech hoops

Former Gwinnett standout transferring from Nebraska

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Chambliss: Senate leaders obstacle to deal

Georgia Sen. Saxby Chambliss says the leadership of the U.S. Senate is an obstacle to putting forward a bi-partisan budget plan supported by a group of lawmakers known as the "Gang of Six."

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April nor'easter dumps rain, snow on East Coast

A nor'easter packing high winds, soaking rain and springtime snow churned up the Northeast on Monday.

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A decade in, victims' wreath ceremony still making impact

Annual wreath ceremony for crime victims marks 10th year while showing its impact is substantial.

Coca-Cola enlists TV show in hunt for artworks

ATLANTA (AP) -- Coca-Cola is teaming up with a television show in its search for three iconic paintings by Norman Rockwell which could be worth a total of about $1.5 million.. Antiques Roadshow has put the works of art on its "most wanted" list. That means the show will

Missing Johns Creek student found OK

A Wesleyan student from Johns Creek who had gone missing for several days was located Sunday night, according to Johns Creek Police Detective Kevin Rampley.

Chinese officials make return visit to Gwinnett

Chinese government and business leaders discussed opportunies at a Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce breakfast Monday.

School bus involved in accident

A school bus full of children was involved in a wreck Monday morning when a passenger car hit the vehicle from behind.

Audit: Ga. prisons must do better to track costs

State auditors say the Department of Corrections needs to improve tracking of its maintenance costs.

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Orangutans sit still for heart ultrasound at zoo

Orangutans aren't known for their patience, but this one, named Satu, has been trained to let researchers at Zoo Atlanta perform echocardiograms on him while he's awake.

Man ID'd in fatal Lanier boat crash, investigation ongoing

State authorities were investigating Sunday how two boats collided in the darkness on Lake Lanier, leaving one man dead and a woman seriously injured.

Gusty winds expected to continue over area

Forecasters were warning of high winds with gusts of up to 35 mph across much of Georgia.

Georgia's burn ban goes into effect on May 1

A statewide burn ban will soon take effect in an effort aimed at improving Georgia's air quality.

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Neighborhood watch shooter released from Fla. jail

In a low-key event, George Zimmerman was released from a Florida jail on $150,000 bail as he awaits his second-degree murder trial in the fatal shooting of unarmed teen Trayvon Martin.

Hebron baseball claims 8-A crown again

Hillyer dominant on the mound as Lions with third straight region title

Anthony goes for 39 as Knicks down Hawks

Williams leads Atlanta with season-high 29 points, but misses potential game-winner on controversial no-call

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UGA's Ding goes out with two NCAA titles on Sunday

Individual titles handed out as three-day event concludes at the Arena at Gwinnett Center

Loss to Arizona in finale can't dampen Braves' spirits

Atlanta still has won 10 of 12 as the road trip heads to Los Angeles