News for Friday, April 27, 2012


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Constanza's hit lifts G-Braves to 3-2 win

TOLEDO, Ohio -- Jose Constanza's one-out RBI single in the top of the seventh broke a 2-2 tie and sent the Gwinnett Braves to a 3-2 win over the Toledo Mud Hens on Friday night at Toledo, Ohio.. The G-Braves rolled out to an early lead with two

Josh grows up

ATLANTA -- Josh Smith can still come across as nothing more than a big kid.. He bounces around the court with an obvious love for the game, wowing teammates and opponents with the depth of his skills.. That's the good Josh.. Then there's those times when he throws up a

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GWINNETT GRADS: Norcross' Rakes rebounds in big way for Tusculum

Right-hander bouncing back from Tommy John surgery with great success

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YARBROUGH: Giving Gov. Deal good marks for his job performance

Dear Governor, I know you have been waiting to hear how I think you are handling things these days, but I wanted to give you time to get the legislators out of town and to be sure all the silverware is accounted for.

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HUCKABY: Prom night ain't what it used to be

When I was in high school our proms were held in the school gymnasium. It was a big deal, but not in the same way proms are a big deal now.

Teen injured in car surfing incident

A 16-year-old was hospitalized Friday after being injured during a car-surfing incident, Norcross police said.

Atlanta man charged with peeping Tom

Atlanta man arrested on peeping Tom charges Thursday.

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Hardware store closes after 42 years

After 42 years, the Ace Hardware in Mountain Park is closing. It's a crushing blow for many area residents who said the location's customer service was tough to beat.

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MCLEOD: What is your body saying about you?

If you think the right thoughts, your body will act accordingly.

RICH: David Hume and the Scotch-Irish

A history lesson of my people and why we are the way we are.

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Police searching for purse snatcher

Gwinnett police ask for the public's help in identifying an alleged purse-snatching robber.

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Official: Man killed by police rushed cops with gun

Police: Man fatally shot by Gwinnett police came at officers with a rifle.

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Small businesses awarded as 'survivors' in tough economy

Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce Pinnacle Awards' top honor goes to ProCare Prostetics and Orthotics owners Stephen and Mariamne Schulte.

Rebuilding continues a year after tornado outbreak

Georgians are continuing to rebuild one year after deadly tornadoes smashed homes and businesses in several communities.

Ga. 324 bridge lanes opening delayed

Transportation officials delay the long-awaited opening of the bridge along Ga. Highway 324.

North Gwinnett students win tech awards

Several students from North Gwinnett High School recently won awards for their skills in technology and computer technology.

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Life-threatening condition deals setback to injured soldier

A life-threatening condition delayed injured soldier Justin Lansford’s return to the U.S. and sent him into another surgery.

Newton County principal sues over website comments

An attorney for the principal at Alcovy High School has filed suit against 11 commenters on the Newton Citizen website.

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Visit shows Obama, troops looking past deployments

Fort Stewart soldiers who turned out to see their commander-in-chief say they're starting families, looking to buy their first homes and considering civilian careers.

Smoke from Alabama fire could drift into Georgia

ATLANTA (AP) -- Alabama fire officials say Georgia residents might see and smell smoke from a controlled burn being planned.. Fire Management Officer Scott Layfield says that the burning of around 400 acres of land is scheduled for Friday, south of the Heflin, Ala., area.. Layfield said authorities expect the

Cobb school board OKs budget with job cuts

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) -- The Cobb County school board outside Atlanta has approved a tentative budget that includes a plan to cut 350 positions and increase class sizes.. The board voted 6-1 Thursday evening to approve the budget.. Superintendent Michael Hinojosa says he hopes to cut the 350 positions through

Report: DeKalb County schools should cut jobs

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) -- A consultant is recommending that DeKalb County schools should cut 129 assistant principal jobs and several other positions to save taxpayer dollars.. A report by Virginia-based Management Advisory Group says the school system has too many employees compared with similar districts. It says the system

Marjorie Delaney

Marjorie Brown Delaney, age 86, of Lilburn, GA passed away April 25, 2012. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC, Snellville Chapel, 770-979-3200.

Thomas New

Thomas Jefferson New, age 72, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away Wednesday, April 25, 2012. He was an honor graduate of Georgia State University and retired from Continental Insurance Co. Thomas ...

John Powell

1 Cor. 15:1. John K. Powell age 48 of Grayson passed away Thursday, April 26, 2012. Funeral Services will be held 3:30 PM, Saturday, April 28, 2012 in the Lawrenceville ...

Lucille Haynes

Lucille Haynes, age 88, of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away on April 25, 2012. Arrangements by Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 770-277-4550.

Kimberly Collins

Kimberly Collins, age 48, of Buford, GA, passed away on April 21, 2012. Services and Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of Buford, GA 770-932-1133 ...

Sandra Mcleskey

Sandra Soles McLeskey, age 63, of Lawrenceville passed away on Tuesday, April 24, 2012. She is survived by her sons, Damon Matthew McLeskey of Phoenix, AZ and Ezekiel Mark McLeskey ...

Stella Defreitas

Stella Defreitas, age 80, of Dacula, GA, passed away on April 21, 2012. Arrangements by Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 770-277-4550.

Hubert Roper

Mr. Hubert James Roper, age 75, of Pendergrass passed away Wednesday, April 25, 2012. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton, GA, 30548, 706-654-0966,

Ceylon Murphy

Ceylon Murphy, age 88, of Covington, GA, passed away April 26, 2012. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Lawrenceville Chapel, 770-962-3100.

Dottie Kelly

Mrs. Dottie Renne Kelly, age 21, of Monroe, passed away, Sunday, April 22, 2012. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton, GA, 30548, 706-654-0966,

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