News for Wednesday, April 25, 2012

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Hawks center Horford definitely out for Celtics series

ATLANTA -- Al Horford had hoped to give the Atlanta Hawks a boost in the playoffs.. Now he knows that won't be possible, at least not in the opening round.. The All-Star center said Wednesday he's definitely out for the best-of-seven series against Boston, which begins this

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After Luck and RGIII, it's anxious time for players at NFL draft

NEW YORK -- Andrew Luck knows exactly where he's heading, and so does Robert Griffin III.. For the rest of the college stars preparing for the NFL draft Thursday night, the anxiety is building. Nobody is looking forward to the green room at Radio City Music Hall.. "It kind of

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Teheran struggles as G-Braves fall to Knight 8-2

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Seven days off seemed too many for Julio Teheran.. The Gwinnett Braves ace, who last pitched last Tuesday, April 17, struggled through 4 innings, walking four and striking out just one. He allowed two home runs, the first since his first outing of the season and struggled with

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Lions' Rives delivers 5-4 win over Mill Creek

Peachtree Ridge defeated Mill Creek 5-4 in dramatic fashion.

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HAMMOCK: Dacula's Wright, family taking leap of faith to tiny Mississippi school

Longtime Gwinnett residents David and Dani Wright are moving to Woodville, Miss., where they will work for Wilkinson County Christian Academy

Tokarz utilizes infield defense in 5-0 Brookwood win over Grayson

Brookwood downs Grayson 5-0 in key Region 8-AAAAA baseball game

Coaches announce All-Region 8-AAAAA soccer teams

Brookwood sweeps three of top four boys awards

PREP ROUNDUP: Four Gwinnett tennis teams advance to second round of state playoffs

Recap of Wednesday's high school sports events

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Woman leaps from car before it crashes, burns

Accident on Ga. Highway 20 near Simonton road gums up traffic Wednesday evening

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DALY: Mysterious holes in trees often caused by sapsuckers

Sapsuckers are an interesting animal, but for all their action they don't cause many problems for the trees they spend time in.

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Tech team from Suwanee high school takes on the world this weekend

Peachtree Ridge robotics team, a family of tech-savy intellectuals, competes at world championship.

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POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Floyd to run for House seat again

Hugh Floyd to seek sixth term for Georgia House District 99; Greg Pallen begins campaign for GOP nomination for Congress.

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GCVB gives first approval hotel terms for Gwinnett Center

Visitors bureau gives initial approval to a proposed 300-room hotel at the Gwinnett Center, but the final decision rests with the county commission.

Georgia Force home-school program extends registration

Local organization still welcoming football players, cheerleaders

Parkview's Sandy to sign with North Georgia

Senior has helped Panthers to region title, state tourney berth this season

Masters champion Watson tired but eager to tee it up in Big Easy

AVONDALE, La. -- As Bubba Watson walked off a course carved from cypress swamp toward the TPC Louisiana clubhouse, his path was lined by autograph seekers who held out yellow pin flags bearing the emblem of a golfing shrine hundreds of miles away in the pine-covered hills of Georgia

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Falcons look to build new retractable-roof stadium

The Atlanta Falcons want to demolish the Georgia Dome and build a retractable-roof stadium in its place.

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SMI to knock down some banking at Bristol

BRISTOL, Tenn. -- Flanked by billboards declaring "Fans Spoke ... We Listened," track operator Bruton Smith unveiled changes Wednesday to Bristol Motor Speedway that he believes will return the excitement to the once-beloved bullring.. "We are modifying what we have, and I really believe we are doing the right

Hamlin picking up wins, pressing out biscuits

DARLINGTON, S.C. -- Denny Hamlin's on such a winning roll this NASCAR season, even his biscuits turned out great.. Hamlin won last week at Kansas Speedway, his second Sprint Cup victory of the year. Now, Hamlin is heading to Richmond, one of his favorite layouts. It's a place where he's

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ESTHER CEPEDA: A lifestyle, not a food, choice

CHICAGO -- Are you the least bit surprised that simply irrigating the nation's so-called "food deserts" with more fresh fruits and vegetables doesn't result in healthier communities?

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CAL THOMAS: The war is over? Not even close

"The war on terror is over," or so claims an unnamed senior State Department official, as reported by National Journal's Michael Hirsh in his recent article "The Post al-Qaida Era." Really? Well, if the war is over, I must have missed the peace treaty signing ceremony.

324 lanes to open for Monday's afternoon rush hour

Work to open lanes will begin after Monday's morning rush hour; project 93 percent complete

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Police searching for Norcross rape suspect

Woman was able to escape attacker by chewing through tape, zip ties around her hands

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Retired CFO helped lead Chamber through growth period

Chamber of Commerce leaders to celebrate retirement of Larry Johnson as chief financial officer.

GAB: Snellville Commerce Club to award scholarships

The Snellville Commerce Club has announced it will award scholarships to several local students in May.

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Falcons acquire Asante Samuel from Eagles

The Falcons gave up only a seventh-round draft pick Wednesday when they acquired the four-time Pro Bowl cornerback from the Philadelphia Eagles.

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Bad news for Horford, Hawks about return date

Hawks all-star says his arm isn't strong enough for first-round playoff series with Boston

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State tries to fix worker insurance plan shortfall

ATLANTA (AP) -- State officials say they're trying to close a shortfall of about $63 million for the health insurance plan that serves state workers and retirees.. Officials say that the amount is a big improvement over a multi-year deficit of more than $800 million the plan originally faced

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Brookwood grad injured seriously by roadside bomb in Afghanistan

Former Brookwood football player's vehicle hit by IED in Afghanistan

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Obama, on the Fallon show, slow jams the news (with video)

Obama, appearing on NBC's "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" show, joined the comedy host in a popular feature of his program.

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Solar panels cause clashes with homeowner groups

CUMMING, Ga. (AP) -- The government wants you to install solar panels at your house, and will even give you a tax break to do it. But your neighbors? Maybe not.. It's a lesson Angel and David Dobs discovered when their homeowners association north of Atlanta denied their request to

Burger King makes cage-free promise

The movement by U.S. food corporations toward more humane treatment of animals experienced a whopper of a shift Wednesday when Burger King announced that all of its eggs and pork will come from cage-free chickens and pigs by 2017.. The decision by the world's second-biggest fast-food restaurant

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Gingrich to end presidential campaign

Two advisers to Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich say he will formally end is campaign next Tuesday and will likely to endorse Mitt Romney.

Coca-Cola recommends first stock split since 1996

NEW YORK (AP) The Coca-Cola Co. is seeking its first stock split in 16 years.The world's biggest beverage maker said Wednesday the 2-for-1 split is in line with its plan to double revenue over this decade. The Atlanta-based company's stock began trading in 1919. Since then

Police release diplomat accused of drunken driving

ATLANTA (AP) -- Police in Roswell say they released a Mexican diplomat accused of drunken driving without holding him in jail after they learned of his government position.. Mariano Saynez Ruiz Duran had a blood-alcohol level of 0.126 and had been clocked at 91 mph on Georgia 400 early

Gov. Deal appoints state transportation planner

ATLANTA (AP) -- Gov. Nathan Deal is appointing a political adviser as Georgia's transportation planning director.. Toby Carr will have a key role in deciding which projects get funded with the state's $2 billion annual gas tax budget.. Carr is a former director of the Georgia Republican Party. He was

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Chipper homers on 40th birthday, Braves win

For the fourth time since arriving in the MLB in 1993, Chipper Jones hits a home run on his birthday -- and this time it leads the Braves to a 4-3 victory against the Los Angeles Dodgers late Tuesday.

Patricia Crouch

Patricia Ann Crouch, age 77 of Buford, Georgia, died Sunday, April 22, 2012 after a brief illness. Memorial Service will be held Thursday, April 26, 2012 at 4:00 PM at ...

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Bobby Whitt

Mr. Bobby R. Whitt, age 80, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Monday, April 23, 2012. He is survived by his wife of fifty-nine years, Barbara Logan Whitt ...

Charlotte Blaney

Charlotte M. Blaney, age 83, of Suwanee, passed away peacefully on April 22, 2012. She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law: Ari and J. Robert Russell of ...

Jeanette Helfrich

Jeanette Naomi “Jenny” Helfrich, age 46, of Monroe, Georgia, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, April 22, 2012 surrounded by her loving family ...

Rosemary Brennan

Rosemary Brennan, 82, of Hoschton, GA., died Monday April 23, 2012. Arrangements pending with Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory Duluth Chapel 770-476-2535.

John Pitts

John “Rosie” Pitts, age 79, of Conyers, GA passed away April 23, 2012. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, 770-867-4553.

Linda Bowles

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Linda Ann Jones Bowles, age 53, of Pendergrass, who passed away on Saturday, April 21, 2012. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson ...

Ronald Moore

Ronald Franklin Moore, 78, passed away on April 22, 2012 surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Waycross, Georgia on June 25, 1933 and later moved to Summerville ...

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Jack Heard

Mr. Jack V. Heard, age 76, of Suwanee, GA passed away on Monday, April 23, 2012. He is survived by his wife of forty-six years, Wanda Bolton Heard, Suwanee ...

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