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Two years after heart attack, Parkview's Morton back on track

At Parkview's first track practice this spring, Steven Morton wanted a harder workout.. "We didn't really do that much though, it was just an introduction," the junior said of that first day.. Most athletes relish a quick and easy practice, certainly on Day 1. But most didn't wait more

PREP RONDUP: Gaskins leads Lanier to sweep of Stephens County

A look at Saturday's Gwinnett prep action.

TRACK AND FIELD ROUNDUP: State sectional recap

Results from Saturday's sectional track and field meets

Force hope for balance against Arizona

Advance of Georgia Force's home game with Arizona

Bedard finds first win vs. Braves

ATLANTA -- Streaking Alex Presley helped the Pirates finally provide tough-luck starter Erik Bedard some support and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Atlanta Braves 4-2 on Saturday night.. Presley had two hits to extend his career-best hitting streak to 12 games. He scored two runs and drove in

Stars score two late goals to tie Silverbacks 3-3

ATLANTA -- After dropping four contests to the Stars last year by a combined 9-1 margin, the Silverbacks were up two goals late in position to knock off the defending champions Saturday.. But Devin Del Do scored for Minnesota in the 88th minute, and Justin Davis ripped a 40-yard

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Celtics vs Hawks: 2 teams fighting for survival

ATLANTA -- Four years ago, Boston and Atlanta were in much different places when they met in the NBA playoffs.. The Celtics, a champion in the making. The Hawks, a team on the rise.. This time, they're in a similar situation: playing to stay together.. The Celtics are possibly making

Class AAAAA soccer playoffs brings head-to-head draw for Gwinnett

First round will cut Gwinnett's number of AAAAA playoff participants in half

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National hoops showcase a hit in Gwinnett

SUWANEE -- AAU basketball is one of the most popular activities for many kids who love the game.. For some, it's something that will propel them to the next level, while others play for the camaraderie and the chance to play a little bit more of the game they love

Meadowcreek celebrates 25 years

Meadowcreek High School is celebrating its 25th anniversary on Monday. School leaders said former students and staff have been invited to celebrate.

Bank of America to host event to help homeowners

Bank of America will host an event at the Gwinnett Center to help homeowners with loan assistance options.

Friendly Relay rivalry all about finding a cure

Bakersfield rep: "Our whole purpose is to just raise as much money for the (American Cancer Society) as possible"

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Former patient, caregiver lead Gwinnett's Relay charge

It was on a Caribbean cruise, with more than 20 friends and family members, on a boat called "Destiny," that Susan Lee found something wrong. Aside from her husband, Sheila Fowler was the only person Lee told.

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Little Free Library 'movement' surfaces in Gwinnett

Spreading globally, the Little Free Library"'movement" pops up in Buford, marking Gwinnett's first registered library.

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Grayson Day brings fun, festivities to the community

Thousands of locals attended the 33rd annual Grayson Day Event for food, music and fun.

Big fifth gives G-Braves another win

TOLEDO, Ohio -- The Gwinnett Braves broke a 3-3 tie with four runs in the top of the fifth and beat the Toledo Mud Hens 8-3 in Game 2 of the four-game series on Saturday night at Fifth-Third Field.. The G-Braves opened the scoring early as Drew

BRAVES MINOR LEAGUE NOTES: Intriguing prospect Gattis off to red-hot start

Evan Gattis impressed Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez during spring training, going 2-for-5 in early Grapefruit League action.. "You've got to like his bat," Gonzalez said. "He can hit.". Gattis is certainly doing that with a vengeance at Lynchburg to start the season, leading the Class A

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Sokol-Marmiol Engagement

Sokol -- Marmiol. Tammy and Rick Powell of Jacksonville, Fla., and John Sokol of Morrow announce the engagement of their daughter, Annie Sokol of Sandy Springs, to T.J. Marmiol of Sandy Springs, son of Ruben and Galia Marmiol of Lawrenceville.. The bride-elect is a graduate of Central High School

Sugar Hill to offer educational Medicare seminars

Classes to begin Tuesday at Sugar Hill Community Center

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Archer's Cheek gives commitment to Cal football

Archer defensive back Trevellous Cheek committed to the Cal football program.

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Family visits with injured local soldier in Germany

Brookwood grad's condition improves slightly, now aiming for Tuesday return to U.S.

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Georgia Gwinnett College athletics Q-and-A with AD Darin Wilson

An update on where the college's athletic program stands heading into its intercollegiate debut in 2012-13

Falcons draft Central's Massaquoi

Defensive end was a star in his two seasons at Troy

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Football star King arrested on assault charge

Former GAC, Parkview standout, now with Minnesota Vikings, jailed early Saturday morning after alleged attack

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Johnson encourages voters to approve transportation tax

Congressman Johnson says he will vote yes on upcoming sales tax for transportation; Woodall explains no vote on student loan bill.

By Venue -- April 29

37 Main. 37 E. Main St., Buford. 678-288-2030. www.37main.com. -- Friday: White Leopard Crue. -- Saturday: Pistol Town. -- May 11: The Brat Pak. -- May 12: Kiss Army. 40 Watt Club. 285 W. Washington St., Athens. 706-549-7871. www.40watt.com. -- Friday: Reptar. -- Saturday: Coheed and Cambria. Aaron's

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Chesney, McGraw to play Georgia Dome

On June 3, country music superstars Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw stop by the venue for their Brothers of the Sun Tour.. "We are extremely excited to

Brushy Creek project to give Suwanee residents access to Town Center

A new greenway project will provide Suwanee residents access to Town Center Park from across Peachtree Industrial Boulevard.

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JENKINS: How I traded one pathology for another

I used to yell at referees, now, in my second career, I can help you draft a strong letter of protest to them.

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APASSIONATA takes stage for one night with horses

Horses are front and center for APASSIONATA's first U.S. tour, "The Beginning."

26 firefighters complete HAZMAT class in Barrow

26 firefighters complete Barrow HAZMAT training that officials call vital.

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Aurora Theatre presents a comedy for golfers

The Aurora Theatre will pull out its last ace of the season with the showing of "The Fox on the Fairway: A New Farce" from Thursday to May 27 on its Main Stage.

Lilburn CID seeks new logo

Business group seeks a new logo to hang on street signs. A contest features a $500 award.

Metro Art Calendar

7 Stages. 1105 Euclid Ave. in Little Five Points. 404-523-7647. www.7stages.org. -- "Taste For Theatre" - May 11. Ticket information: Call 404-523-7647 or visit the website.. 14th Street Playhouse. 173 14th St., Atlanta. 404-733-4738. www.14thstplayhouse.org. -- "Meet Me on the Dance Floor" - Today. -- "Tears of a Rose" - May

Gwinnett Calendar

Aurora Theatre. 128 Pike St.,. Lawrenceville. 678-226-6222. www.auroratheatre.com. -- "The Fox of the Fairway: A New Farce" - Thursday -- May 27. -- "Sweet Charity" - Aug. 2 -- Sept. 2. -- "Betrayal" - Oct. 4 -- 28. Ticket information: Tickets range from $15 to $30. Children's shows are $7 per ticket. Call

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12Stone Church breaks ground for new location

The ground breaking for The John C. Maxwell Leadership Center and Sugarloaf Campus of 12Stone Church is May 4.

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LARSON: Teacher offers prayer's chance that God might exist

Reflecting on a productive day in the classroom and looking ahead to National Day of Prayer on Thursday.

2012 Spring/Summer list of festivals

Now that the weather has warmed up, you've put away your winter clothes and remembered how nice it is to wear scandals again, it's time to enjoy the sunshine -- and you'll have plenty of opportunities around the county. Here's a list of some festivals in Gwinnett happening through August

GAB: GCPS Relay event a success

Organizer said the Gwinnett County Public Schools' Instructional Support Center third annual 5K run/walk for Relay for Life was a success.

Duluth depot open to the public

A historic train station in Duluth built in 1871 to seve the city has been restored and will soon be open to the public at the Southeastern Railway Museum.

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GOOD NEWS: Snellville resident joins UGA society

A young woman from Snellville was recently selected from more than 300 applicants to beomce a member of the Dean William Tate Honor Society at the University of Georgia.

'Jersey Boys' musical comes to the Fox Theatre

The story about Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons plays from May 22 to June 10.

Lionheart Theatre presents all-youth play in summer

The Norcross theater presents Disney's classic "The Jungle Book" in July.

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PARKER: Slow jamming the presidency

WASHINGTON -- It was fun. It was odd. It was just a little bit ... unseemly. Doubtless you've heard plenty by now of President Obama's slow jam.

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O'REILLY: Rich guys shouldn't have to apologize

Class envy is a fact of life everywhere.

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AHMAD: Islam is peace, not terrorism

I hate that my religion has been "hijacked" by others, but also want to convey the good Muslims are doing not only abroad, but right here locally.

Falcons pick Wisconsin OL Konz in Draft Day 2

FLOWERY BRANCH -- Peter Konz wasn't expecting a call from the Falcons on Friday. He said he hadn't heard from the team before the NFL draft.. Konz, the Wisconsin center who may play guard in Atlanta, said it was a surprise when he was picked by the Falcons in the second round.

The Daily "Post" - April 28, 2012

Check out The Daily "Post" for April 28, 2012.

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Buford's Nelson chooses Notre Dame

Kristina Nelson saw no need to wait to decide on her college future.. The 6-foot-4 Buford post player, who just completed her senior season, gave a verbal commitment to Notre Dame earlier this week, choosing the 2011-12 NCAA runner-up Fighting Irish over several other scholarship offers.. "I

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Seckinger, Mill Creek crashes in to down North 9-1

SUWANEE -- Opportunity knocked plenty for both teams in Friday's Region 7-AAAAA finale between Mill Creek and North Gwinnett.. But the visiting No. 4 state-ranked Hawks were the ones who cashed in, scoring their first four runs on the evening with just one ball leaving the infield, while

PREP ROUNDUP: Peachtree Ridge claims No. 2 seed with win over Norcross

Recap of Friday's prep action

GAC's Chason signs with Chattanooga volleyball

Senior holds school records for games, wins and digs

Norcross to host Nike showcase, Dream practice

Blue Devils get rights to prestigious events

Brookwood's Jackson signs with Point University

Starting point guard led Broncos to seventh state tourney appearance in eight years as a senior

Four North LAX seniors commit

Four North lacrosse players commit

Dacula seniors make commitments to college football programs

Alarms, Hughes headed to the next level

Dacula's Roy resigns, heads to Central

Dacula's Roy resigns, heads to Central

Collins Hill baseball locks up playoff spot

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Mountain View got its first taste of a baseball playoff atmosphere on Friday night.. The biggest crowd in the school's three-year history showed up for the final game of the regular season with the last playoff spot on the line.. Collins Hill spoiled the big night by

Collins Hill girls stun North with late lacrosse rally

SUWANEE -- Trailing by three goals with less than nine minutes remaining, Collins Hill's girls lacrosse team rallied for a stunning 10-9 win over North Gwinnett in Area 4-AAAAA action.. The win came on a goal from Michelle Vasques as time expired to keep the Eagles playoff hopes alive

V Foundation golf tourney planned at Stone Mountain

Edward Mengel tournament also will celebrate fathers

Braves beat Pirates for 13th win in last 16

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Braves keep winning in April.. They know how important that could be in September.. Tommy Hanson allowed one run in six innings, Dan Uggla and Chipper Jones came through in a four-run seventh that broke a close game open, and the streaking Braves defeated the

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Hoyle raises standards for Shiloh golf

Shiloh's Cierra Hoyle qualified for the Class AAAAA state golf tournament.

Larry Haynes

Mr. Larry Michael Haynes, age 66, of Hoschton, passed away Friday, April 27, 2012. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton, GA, 30548, 706-654-0966, www.lawsonfuneralhome.org.

Virginia Douglass

Mrs. Virginia L. Douglass, age 77, of Lilburn, passed away April 24, 2012. She was born June 13, 1934 in Charleston, West Virginia, to the late Frank Hubert and Martha ...

Dickie Smith

Mr. Dickie Smith, age 61, of Winder, Georgia died April 25, 2012. Carter Funeral Home of Winder is in charge of arrangements. www.carterfhwinder.com.

Patricia Laws

Patricia Louisa Laws, age 75 of Lawrenceville passed away on Friday, April 27, 2012. Patricia is survived by her husband of 59 years, John Laws; her children, Mark Laws and ...

Dorothy Bernhardt

Dorothy Bernhardt, age 89 of Suwanee, died April 26, 2012. Arrangements pending with Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory Duluth Chapel 770-476-2535.

Trellis Arnold

Trellis Browning Arnold, age 69 of Lawrenceville, passed away Friday, April 27, 2012. Funeral Services will be held 2:30 PM Sunday, April 29, 2012 at Yellow River Baptist Church, Lilburn ...

Maggie Odom

Maggie Odom, age 82, of Winder, GA passed away April 26, 2012. Arrangements by Smith Funeral Home, 770-867-4553.

John Wood

Mr. John Dustin “Dusty” Wood, age 29, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Thursday, April 26, 2012. He is survived by his mother and step-father, Debbie ...

Verna Buddenhagen

Verna Mae Buddenhagen, of Flowery Branch, who passed away Thursday, April 26, 2012. Memorial Park Funeral Home, 2030 Memorial Park Road, Gainesville, Georgia 30504 is in charge of arrangements.

Thomas Tarpley

Thomas Jefferson Tarpley, age 83, of Snellville, GA passed away April 26, 2012. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC, Snellville Chapel, 770-979-3200. www.wagesfuneralhome.com

Robert Gudelanis

Robert Walter Gudelanis, age 65, of Auburn, GA, passed away on April 25, 2012. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Lawrenceville Chapel, 770-963-2411 www.wagesfuneralhome.com

Dolores Nix

Mrs. Dolores M. Darling Nix, age 74, of Flowery Branch passed away Friday, April 27, 2012. Memorial Park Funeral Home, 2030 Memorial Park Road, Gainesville, Georgia 30504 is in charge ...

Authorities: Forested bunker of Wash. fugitive surrounded

NORTH BEND, Wash. -- Authorities on Friday surrounded an elaborate, underground bunker believed to be that of a gun-toting survivalist suspected of killing his wife and daughter nearly a week ago and then holing up in the woods of Washington state.. They pumped gas into the structure in the

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Lawyers argue tape at Edwards trial

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Opposing lawyers in the John Edwards trial wrangled with a judge over whether to allow testimony about a sex tape of the former presidential candidate and allegations of an affair involving an ex-aide who ended a week on the witness stand Friday.. Edwards is accused of