News for Tuesday, April 24, 2012


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Johnson leads Hawks to 109-102 win over Clippers

Joe Johnson scored 28 points, including a wild 3-pointer in the final minute, and the Atlanta Hawks held on for a 109-102 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday night, moving a step closer to wrapping up home-court in the first round of the playoffs.

'Happy' Hudson ready for return

After his second rehab outing, and second win, with the Gwinnett Braves, Tim Hudson appears ready to return to big leagues.

PREP ROUNDUP: Brookwood boys close out perfect Region 8-AAAAA schedule

Recap of Tuesday's prep action

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Mill Creek girls repeat as region golf champs

Mill Creek beat Peachtree Ridge on a one hole playoff to win the Region 7-AAAAA girls golf championship.

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Grayson overcomes wind, Brookwood for third straight Region 8-AAAAA title

Grayson wins third straight Region 8-AAAAA boys golf title

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Hall sisters guide Wesleyan soccer

Meagan and Maddie Hall are continuing the family's success on the soccer field.

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AP source: Falcons hope to acquire Asante Samuel

The Atlanta Falcons were in negotiations on Tuesday to acquire cornerback Asante Samuel from the Philadelphia Eagles.

GAC places third at region track meet

GAC's track teams placed third at the Region 6-AA meet.

Comets' Jenkins to sign with West Georgia

Senior was a key to South's state playoff team last season

Duluth to honor college-bound athletes

Wildcats' ceremony Thursday will feature 12 college signees

Lanier boys finish third at region track meet

Lanier qualified 10 boys for the state sectional.

Prep Rally to feature soccer highlights

Program to spotlight Brookwood-Parkview soccer games

Bulldogs' Munlyn signs with Shorter

Senior helped North to Final Four last season

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Residents flood commission meeting to talk about airport

Residents give impassioned pleas to commissioners prior to upcoming citizens report on airport.

Animal Task Force divided on issues

A question over whether the county animal shelter should continue operating under the police department has sharply divided a group appointed to review the processes of the municipal department.

Brushy Creek project to add to Suwanee's greenway

Tuesday's Suwanee City Council meeting considered action on a special use permit for Jusarang Presbyterian Church and a contract for the Brushy Creek Greenway project.

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CAL THOMAS: Colson got only pardon he needed

Unlike Nixon who sought to transform himself by his own political strength and for an earthly agenda, Charles Colson was transformed by a higher power and not by his own efforts.

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CLINE: Local groups prove Gwinnett's homeless no longer hidden

I first moved to Gwinnett more than two decades ago, and like others who have been here that long or longer, I've seen a myriad of change in the county.

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Foo Fighters, Pearl Jam, TI headline Music Midtown

The Foo Fighters, TI, Pearl Jam and Ludacris are among this year's headliners at Music Midtown.

Teens arrested in Lilburn bank robbery

Suspect to partner: "I told you this was going to be easy"

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Braves demote Jurrjens after 7-2 loss to Dodgers

Jair Jurrjens got demoted to the minor leagues Monday night after lasting just three-plus innings in a 7-2 loss to the Dodgers

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TSPLOST foes say Gwinnett key in transportation tax debate

Georgia Taxpayers Alliance launches campaign to stop a transportation sales tax, on ballots in July.

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3 Duluth men arrested in massive pot bust

Investigation uncovered more than $3 million of marijuana hidden in produce truck

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Berkeley Lake being drained for dam rehab project

Nearly all of the water in Berkeley Lake is being drained to prepare for the long-awaited repairs of the lake's dam, which was damaged by floods in September of 2009

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Mother riled by drunken driver who allegedly plowed home

Mother riled by teacher who allegedly drove drunk into her Lawrenceville home, trapping two boys beneath furniture.

Subcontractors and vendors sought for Hoschton hospital

New hospital to be located on Thompson Mill Road in Hoschton

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Chattahoochee Elementary gets $15,000 prize

Chattahooche Elementary School got a big check Monday from a local business toward the purchase of technology and school equipment.

Week of Relay named 'cancer prevention week' in Gwinnett

Enrollment for national cancer study to take place at Gwinnett's Relay for Life

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Eastside 'tops out' new patient tower

$59-million north patient tower expected to be completed by end of year, open by Jan. 2013

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Tobacco ring conspirator pleads guilty in Gwinnett

Tobacco ring conspirator pleads guilty in Gwinnett and is ordered to pay $46,000 in restitution and leave country.

Fire tackled at Duluth apartment complex

Duluth apartment building evacuated as fire crews tackle small fire, officials say.

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Obama takes on college costs, eyes young voters

MORRISVILLE, N.C. (AP) -- Wooing young voters, President Barack Obama is on a blitz to keep the cost of college loans from soaring for millions of students, taking his message to three states strategically important to his re-election bid. By taking on student debt, Obama is speaking to middle

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US new-home sales off 7 percent in March

Sales of new homes fell in March by the largest amount in more than a year, indicating that the U.S. housing market remains under strain despite some modest signs of improvement.

Ga. gov tours state to explain budget plans

ATLANTA (AP) -- Gov. Nathan Deal is touring Georgia to sign local bills and discuss the state budget, including funding for the Port of Savannah.. The Republican governor plans to start Tuesday with an appearance at the Georgia Health Sciences University in Augusta.. He'll then head to Georgia Southern University

J.L. Watkins

J. L. Watkins, age 84, of Winder, GA passed away April 22, 2012. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, 770-867-4553.

Opal Lester

Opal Whitley Lester, age 77, of Cleveland, GA passed away April 22, 2012. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Loganville Chapel, 770-466-1544.

Jessie Shannon-Laine

Jessie Vernell Shannon-Laine, age 76, of Loganville, GA passed away April 21, 2012. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Loganville Chapel, 770-466-1544.

William Warwick

Mr. William “Bill” Warwick, age 79, of Hoschton passed away, Friday, April 20, 2012. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton, GA, 30548, 706-654-0966, ...