News for Sunday, April 29, 2012


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Peachtree Ridge grad Butler signs with Steelers

Son of former NFL kicker inks free-agent deal with Pittsburgh

Jurrjens' effort helps G-Braves to victory

Right-hander goes seven solid innings; Gwinnett wins in 10th on Constanza sacrifice fly

Force offense struggles again in loss

Sunday game turns into nightmarish 60-27 loss

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Hawks beat Celtics in playoff opener

The Hawks control the postseason opener with the Celtics from start to finish — and then watch as Boston’s Rajon Rondo is ejected in the final seconds for bumping an official.

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Hudson leads Braves past Pirates in season debut

In his return from offseason back surgery, Tim Hudson gets the win for the Braves, who are now tied atop the NL East standings.

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Dufner holds off Els in Zurich Classic playoff for first PGA Tour win

Jason Dufner had to play the 18th hole three times in a row, but he outlasts Ernie Els Sunday in the Zurich Classic in a sudden death playoff for his first PGA victory.

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Snellville fire displaces 11, including 10 children

A Sunday afternoon fire displaced a woman and 10 children in Snellville.

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Student killed in car crash after prom, 3 injured

Students gathered at Meadowcreek High School Sunday night, mourning the loss of a classmate.

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Sunday picnic: Suwanee unveils first draft of 2020 vision plan

Suwanee residents gathered for a picnic at the Everett Music Barn on Sunday to discuss the first draft of the city's 2020 strategic plan.

2 people, dog rescued from Chattahoochee River

Gwinnett County firefighters helped rescue two people and a dog who were stranded on an island in the Chattahoochee River.

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Romney, Secret Service, GOP: Obama mocks them all

This year's primaries, the 2008 primaries, the General Services Administration scandal, even the Secret Service and Donald Trump were targets for President Barack Obama's scattershot humor at Saturday night's celebrity studded White House Correspondents Dinner.

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Dean of UGA's education school to retire

The dean of the University of Georgia's education school has announced that he's stepping down.

Developer looking to sell south Georgia town

Toomsboro, a small community with about 700 residents, has one convenience store, a florist, a custom cabinet shop and a post office.

Shadowbrook to host National Day of Prayer event

SUWANEE -- Community leaders and parishioners from Suwanee and North Gwinnett will gather on Thursday at Shadowbrook Baptist Church for a local event to honor the National Day of Prayer.. Shadowbrook member Frank Ferrer organizes the event, which has been in Suwanee since 2007. Ferrer said he attended similar events

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Suwanee children's author bases stories on own kids

A children's author in Suwanee is working on a third book with a connection to her children. The first, P.U. Stew, was based on her son's reaction to beef stew.

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Level Creek fourth graders build, maintain butterfly garden

A group of gifted fourth graders at Level Creek Elementary have built a butterfly garden at the school after inspiration from the book The Secret Garden.

Briefs: Suwanee Business Alliance golf tourney nets nearly $8K

-- From staff reports

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Sales professional looks to help companies find leads

Brian Weiss opened Support Marketing Group in June to help other businesses outsource cold calls and marketing to find new sales leads.

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Shadowbrook's music pastor credits mother for melodic influence

Richie Sissom, the music pastor at Shadowbrook Baptist Church, credits his mother with influencing his love of music. After he spent time as a singer, songwriter and music teacher, he's worked at Shadowbrook for five years.

Brushy Creek project to give residents new entry

The city awarded a contract to an engineering firm to extend its popular greenway system. The Brushy Creek Greenway will provide residents on the other side of Peachtree Industrial Boulevard access to Town Center.

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Scarbrough dedicated to North soccer despite heavy workload

Paige Scarbrough is the only senior on North Gwinnett girls soccer team not going to play in college.. Which isn't a knock on her athletic ability.. It's a testament to her intelligence and willingness to work hard to get into a top-10 school.. Scarbrough is going to Duke in

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Volunteer uses passion, personality to help foster kids

Tom Vooris loves helping kids, and turned that passion into a full-time volunteer position after some financial good fortune allowed him to step away from the mortgage industry.

Ray Deaton

Ray E. Deaton, age 76, of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away April 27, 2012. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Lawrenceville Chapel, 770-962-3100.

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Cary Hull

Mr. Cary W. Hull, age 57, of Buford, GA passed away on Friday, April 27, 2012. He was preceded in death by his father, Clark Warren Hull. He is survived ...

James Perry

James Perry, age 58, of Lilburn, GA passed away April 27, 2012. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC, Snellville Chapel, 770-979-3200.

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Willie Freeman

Mrs. Willie Jean Mauldin Freeman, age 77, of Buford, GA passed away on Friday, April 27, 2012. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hugh Freeman; parents, Ralph and ...

Jeanette Skelton

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Jeanette N. Skelton, age 66, of Jefferson, who passed away on Friday, April 27, 2012. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, 706-367-5467 ...

Jacqueline Altick

Jacqueline Altick, age 81 of Lawrenceville, died April 20, 2012. A Memorial service will be held 4:00 PM Monday April 30, 2012 at Bill Head Funeral Home Duluth Chapel. Ms ...

Naomi Milano

Naomi F. Milano, age 79, of Snellville, GA passed away April 27, 2012. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC, Snellville Chapel, 770-979-3200.

Elizabeth Sligar

Elizabeth Helen (Waite) Sligar age 89, daughter of Irwin R. Waite and Gertrude (Brown) went home to the Lord on Friday, April 27, 2012 after a short illness. Because her ...

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