News for Wednesday, April 4, 2012

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Local professor wins prestigious award

Jessica Damian, associate professor of English at Georgia Gwinnett College, was one of three Unviersity System of Georgia faculty members honored with the 2012 USG Board of Regents' Teaching Excellence Awards.

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POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: GOP claims victory in council race

Gwinnett Republicans aided Peachtree Corners Councilwoman-elect Jeanne Aulbach in the city runoff Tuesday; State Court judicial candidate Emily Brantley plans a campaign launch.

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Man facing deportation after failing to fix fence

Cops: Man arrested after having no ID when "quality of life" citation was issued

Braselton distribution center to create 600 jobs

Baby clothier Carter's Inc. to open a distribution center in Braselton in June. The company will begin hiring in May.

Teens charged with having sex at Discover Mills

Police charge teens with having sex in a Discover Mills Mall bathroom stall.

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Local daughters of Revolution mark 30 years

The Lawrenceville chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution recently commemorated a milestone event in the organziation's history: its 30-year anniversary.

GAB: Senior community makes donation to veterans

Laurel Grove independent senior living community recently made a $1,500 donation to the Outward Bound for Veterans program. Outward Bound is a non-profit program that helps returning service members readjust to life at home.

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Couple, feared to be in fire rubble, on vacation

A family member has confirmed that a Duluth couple feared to be in the rubble of their burned home is actually on vacation, officials said Wednesday morning.

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HAMMOCK: Missing Gwinnett's pro golf tourney

Longtime tourney's exit still leaves void four years after it was last played

DALY: Pollen may cause misery, but it has an important role

Redbuds, dogwoods, cherry trees, azaleas, and many other flowering plants are coloring the landscape and while heralding the beginning of spring. With its beauty, spring brings about the pollen season.. Recently the pollen levels have been at record highs causing misery to many people. It can cause allergic reactions with

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Gas prices hit businesses, commuters hard

Cannon Delivery Service's vice president remembers when gas prices hit $2 a gallon. "People were like, 'oh my goodness,'" said Tina Sweat. "We couldn't believe how high it was."

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Smith, Teague leads Hawks past Charlotte

ATLANTA -- Josh Smith was delighted to watch the fourth quarter from the bench.. "It was real important," he said. "It just feels good to get some rest and watch them play a little bit.". Smith scored 24 points, Jeff Teague added 17 and the Atlanta Hawks beat

PREP ROUNDUP: Lanier scores 12 unanswered in rally

Wednesday's high school sports recap

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Big-time win for Rams over Broncos

Grayson scores extra-inning win over Brookwood

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Haddad's two goals even series with Stingrays as it shifts to Gwinnett

It doesn't seem to matter what jersey Joey Haddad wears, he's a South Carolina Stingrays killer

G-Braves hit the road for Durham

Class AAA baseball team opens 2012 season Thursday with road trip

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HAMMOCK: Missing Gwinnett's pro golf tourney

Longtime tourney's exit still leaves void four years after it was last played

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Texas residents sift through rubble

FORNEY, Texas -- As a twister bore down on her neighborhood, Sherry Enochs grabbed the three young children in her home and hid in her bathtub. The winds swirled and snatched away two of the children. Her home collapsed around her.. Miraculously, no one was seriously hurt.. Enochs, 53, stood

Ga. teen mother indicted for murder of newborn

SAVANNAH -- A Savannah woman has been indicted on murder charges in connection to the slaying of her newborn son in December.. The Savannah Morning News reports that 18-year-old Anitra Hicks was indicted Wednesday.. Hicks was charged with cruelty to a child, felony murder by causing the death

DALY: Pollen may cause misery, but it has an important role

Redbuds, dogwoods, cherry trees, azaleas, and many other flowering plants are coloring the landscape and while heralding the beginning of spring. With its beauty, spring brings about the pollen season.. Recently the pollen levels have been at record highs causing misery to many people. It can cause allergic reactions with

After shooting death, girl's organs are donated

HARLEM, Ga. (AP) -- The family of a Georgia girl who died after a shooting has donated her organs, helping a half-dozen other children to live.. Eleanor "Elle" Kelly of Harlem, who had just turned 13, was shot in the face on March 29. Now, her heart, lungs, liver

Harrington wins ominous Par 3 by default

This doesn't bode well for Padraig Harrington. Rain and lightning washed out the end of the Par 3 tournament at the Masters on Wednesday, leaving Harrington and Jonathan Byrd as the de facto champions at 5 under

Two stars and a wide-open field tee off today in Augusta

Wood, McIlroy still share attention as Masters tees off

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CAL THOMAS: Inspiration plus perspiration equals success

Republicans can learn from Horatio Alger's example.

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ESTHER CEPEDA: Closing young Americans' minds

CHICAGO -- Let me apologize for the language I'm about to employ in this column. It's not every day that I feel so strongly about something that I have to use so many controversial words with the potential to offend. Here goes: dinosaurs, pepperoni and, steel yourself -- birthday!

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Local professor wins prestigious award

Jessica Damian, associate professor of English at Georgia Gwinnett College, was one of three Unviersity System of Georgia faculty members honored with the 2012 USG Board of Regents' Teaching Excellence Awards.

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Man facing deportation after failing to fix fence

Cops: Man arrested after having no ID when "quality of life" citation was issued

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Gas prices hit businesses, commuters hard

Cannon Delivery Service's vice president remembers when gas prices hit $2 a gallon. "People were like, 'oh my goodness,'" said Tina Sweat. "We couldn't believe how high it was."

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Local daughters of Revolution mark 30 years

The Lawrenceville chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution recently commemorated a milestone event in the organziation's history: its 30-year anniversary.

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POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: GOP claims victory in council race

Gwinnett Republicans aided Peachtree Corners Councilwoman-elect Jeanne Aulbach in the city runoff Tuesday; State Court judicial candidate Emily Brantley plans a campaign launch.

Teens charged with having sex at Discover Mills

Police charge teens with having sex in a Discover Mills Mall bathroom stall.

GAB: Senior community makes donation to veterans

Laurel Grove independent senior living community recently made a $1,500 donation to the Outward Bound for Veterans program. Outward Bound is a non-profit program that helps returning service members readjust to life at home.

Payne polite, but firm about admitting women as Augusta National members

Club's chairman grilled by questions of long-running issue

Braselton distribution center to create 600 jobs

Baby clothier Carter's Inc. to open a distribution center in Braselton in June. The company will begin hiring in May.

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Couple, feared to be in fire rubble, on vacation

A family member has confirmed that a Duluth couple feared to be in the rubble of their burned home is actually on vacation, officials said Wednesday morning.

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State Sen. Balfour returns $800 after expenses questioned

Records show that Sen. Don Balfour of Snellville worte two checks last month to reimburse the tstate for daily expenses and mileage claimed in 2011.

Lilburn man pleads not guilty in law grad's death

MACON -- The Lilburn man accused of killing a Mercer University law school graduate has pleaded not guilty. Stephen McDaniel, 26, entered his plea at a hearing Tuesday. The hearing ended with no decision on bond. Prosecutors sought a bail bond of $2.5 million. Defense lawyers said that would essentially

1 horse killed, another wounded in Hall Co. shootings

LULA, Ga. (AP) -- Hall County sheriff's deputies are trying to determine who shot two horses, killing one of them.. One horse was found dead in a pasture, with multiple gunshot wounds. Another horse on the property was shot but survived.. Authorities say both horses were found Thursday morning at

Lightning sparks 2 fires

DULUTH (AP) -- Firefighters in Gwinnett were battling two blazes believed to have been sparked by lightning.. Gwinnett County fire officials said a thunderstorm that moved through the county Tuesday night started the house fires in Duluth and Dacula.. Around 10 p.m., firefighters responded to a fire on Point River

Charles Andrews

Charles Glenn Andrews, age 61, of Stone Mountain, GA, passed away on April 2, 2012. Arrangements by Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 770-277-4550.

Stella Smith

Stella Whited Smith, age 96, of Buford, GA, passed away on April 3, 2012. Services and Arrangements will be announced later by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and ...

Mary Borders

Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mrs. Mary Louise Borders, 65, of Hoschton, Ga. who passed away Sunday April 1, 2012 at his residence. Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home ...

Iris Fay Chambers

Iris Fay Brackett Chambers, age 63, of Flowery Branch, GA, passed away on April 2, 2012. Services and Arrangements by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory of ...

James Petit

James L. (Jim) Petit, age 85, of Grayson, formerly of Doraville, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, April 2, 2012. He is predeceased by his ...

Mary Buchanan

Mary G. Buchanan, age 84, of Marietta, GA, passed away Friday, March 30, 2012. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Lawrenceville Chapel, 770-962-3100. www.stewartfh.com

Eloise Register

Mrs. Eloise Sanders Register, age 75, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away on Monday, April 2, 2012. She was preceded in death by her parents, Taft and Alma Sanders; sister ...

Jimmy Batiste

Jimmy Batiste, age 49, of Snellville, GA, passed away on March 29, 2012. Services and Arrangements will be announced later by: Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory ...

Daniel Trimbell

Daniel Alan Trimbell, 30, son of Gary W. Trimbell of Duluth, GA and Mary P. Trimbell of Sterling Heights, MI, died suddenly on March 27, 2012 in Jacksonville, FL. Dan ...