News for Friday, April 6, 2012


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DAHLBERG: Tiger's club-kicking behavior an embarrassment

Back-nine meltdown a disgrace to golf

MASTERS NOTES: Despite position, Garcia remains uncertain

Notes from Friday's second round at Augusta National

Couples putting on another Masters show

1992 champion tied for lead entering third round

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Raasch's 11 Ks leads Norcross to win

Norcross shuts out North for key Region 7-AAAAA win.

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Obama speech: Women aren't 'monolithic' interest group.

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama on Friday showered attention on helping women yet warned in the same motion that they should not be reduced to a uniform political bloc, declaring they are not an interest group and "shouldn't be treated that way."

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Omar Vizquel still has passion to play at age 44

CLEVELAND -- Omar Vizquel looks around and sees former teammates who have moved on to new careers outside the white foul lines. They're coaching, managing, broadcasting and working in front-office positions.. Not Vizquel. Not yet.. "I'm still jumping around, fielding ground balls and hitting," he said.. Ol' man

Braun out to show he can shake off rough offseason

MILWAUKEE -- For Ryan Braun, winning an appeal of a 50-game suspension was only his first step toward redemption.. Now the Milwaukee Brewers slugger is out to show fans that he can shake off what became a tumultuous offseason after a failed drug test that tarnished his reputation, and

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Payments allocated to cities for service delivery settlement

Settlement money for service dispute divided among Gwinnett's cities based on population.

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Walking the Way

Mario Jimenez, of Lawrenceville, plays the role of Jesus during a Living Stations of the Cross ceremony held at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Lawrenceville on Good Friday. The ceremony was conducted by the Rev. Juan Areiza

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GWINNETT GRADS: Gwinnett softball stars shine as college freshmen

An update on Gwinnett products excelling in college sports

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Silverbacks overhaul team seeking more wins in 2012

Soccer club brought in new coach, players this offseason

Taking an optimistic look at the upcoming season, it can only get better for the Atlanta Silverbacks.

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Lawrenceville man charged in connection with triple murder

Police have arrested a man in connection with a Lawrenceville triple homicide that police believe centered on a kilogram of cocaine.

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Property values down again in Gwinnett

With assessments in the mail for Gwinnett property owners, about 80,000 homeowners will see a decrease in property values by an average of 22 percent.

RICH: Mama's cake

When it comes to Easter, Mama's Smiley concotion always took the cake.

Mental health facility accused of Medicaid fraud

Company had three Gwinnett area locations; two in Duluth, one in Stone Mountain

MCLEOD: Oh, What a Difference She Made

At some point in your life you have a wake-up moment. It's that instance in time when you quit going through the motions and actually think about your life and what it all really means.

Alleged Gwinnett serial robber indicted

Good Samaritan followed suspect from his most recent alleged robbery

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Indictment charges man with fracturing toddler's skull

Indictment charges Tucker man with fracturing infant's skull.

Dacula restaurant hosting benefit for family

Friends Sports Grill is holding a benefit for Reece McPhail, a third-grader diagnosed with leukemia.

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15 Gwinnett students earn National Achievement scholarships

Fifteen students from Gwinnett County Public Schools are getting big scholarships from a national organization that recognizes the merits of young scholars.

Grown-up pet alligators a challenge for Missouri town

ST. LOUIS -- The 50 baby alligators were cute little critters, each roughly the size of a pencil, when a Colorado man sold them out of a trailer in the parking lot of the Kennett Eagles Club in southeast Missouri.. Fourteen months later, Kennett authorities are worried about what's become

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Two dead in fatal Buford crash

Three vehicles involved in fatal crash

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Doyague — Tereniak engagement

Doyague -- Tereniak. Jose L. and Jacqueline Doyague of Lawrenceville announce the engagement of their daughter, Olivia Marie Doyague of Lawrenceville, to Joseph William Tereniak of Cumming, son of William M. and Sheila M. Tereniak of Cumming.. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Ida A. Doyague of Atlanta, the

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Johnson — Brown engagement

Johnson -- Brown. Virginia Johnson of Lilburn announces the engagement of her daughter, Donna Raye Johnson of Lilburn to James Michael Brown of Lawrenceville, son of Dorothy Brown of Oak Ridge, Tenn.. The bride-elect is the daughter of the late Albert R. Johnson and the granddaughter of the late

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Carroll — Ogulewicz engagement

Carroll -- Ogulewicz. George and Marianne Carroll of Duluth announce the engagement of their daughter, Shannon Marie Carroll of Greenville, S.C., to Joshua Mitchell Ogulewicz of Greenville, son of Mitchell and Cyndi Ogulewicz, of Traveler's Rest, S.C.. The bride-elect is a graduate of Clemson University and is employed as

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JENKINS: I'm not really a curmudgeon, just annoyed most of the time

Webster's Dictionary defines "curmudgeon" as--excuse me just a minute. HEY, HAS ANYBODY SEEN MY WEBSTER'S DICTIONARY? No? Darn. I must have left it in 1998.

Dog park grand opening scheduled

Dog lovers are welcome to help celebrate the April 28 grand opening of the Chattapoochee Dog Park in Duluth. The event begins at 10 a.m.

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LARSON: Heritage Center hosts exhibition on art of hooked rugs

For hooking enthusiasts, pursuit is as much about friendship as fabric.

'Smudge Feather' to be raffled at art fest

Special "Smudge Feather" being raffled at spring art festival in Auburn.

Volunteers needed for NCAA gymnastics event

The Arena at Gwinnett Center is looking for volunteers to help at the NCAA Women's Gymnastics Championship.

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GAB: Sugar Hill seniors host egg hunt

The residents of Benton House of Sugar Hill recently held an Easter egg hunt for the community. The assisted living facility's residents colored eggs and decorated for the occasion.

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GOODNEWS: Grayson Elementary prepares for state competition

Grayson Elementary students are getting ready for Odyssey of the Mind state competitions. The school has been sending teams to the state competition since 2006 and to the world finals since 2007.

Snellville prepares for festival in May

Acts and festivities announced for Snellville Days Festival May 5 and 6.

Lilburn's Relay Rally to be held this month

Event typically raises several thousand dollars for American Cancer Society

Suwanee's first concert of year to feature oldies

Suwanee's Town Center Park will host the fourth birthday celebration of radio station 106.7 FM. The headliner band is Yacht Rock Revue.

Gas leak closes Collins Hill Road

No buildings evacuated at Georgia Gwinnett College

Dufner charges, slips; ageless Couple putting on a show

Westwood still in lead with consistent, 1-under day

Charter schools dominate Ga. education debate

ATLANTA (AP) — State lawmakers spent the legislative session focusing on a fraction of the students in Georgia — those at a handful of charter schools created by a now-defunct commission.

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Navy jet crashes into Va. apartments, pilots eject

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A Navy jet crashed and set fire to an apartment complex in Virginia Beach on Friday and the two-member crew ejected safely, officials said.

Cold weather cools scoring early on Day 2

With half the field out, weather tempers any charges

Police arrest woman after gunshots fired over Facebook status

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Police say they took a female into custody after they say she fired several gunshots outside an east Georgia Waffle House.

Police probe cases of rocks thrown at moving cars

LAWRENCEVILLE (AP) — Police are searching for suspects after rocks were thrown at moving cars in Gwinnett County.

Easter egg hunt canceled after parents got violent

MACON, Ga. (AP) — An annual Easter egg hunt in central Georgia has been canceled after organizers say parents became violent while trying to collect eggs for themselves and their children in past years.

US economy adds 120K jobs, jobless rate at 8.2 percent

Employers pulled back sharply on hiring last month, a reminder that the U.S. economy may not be growing fast enough to sustain robust job growth.

Opal Watson

Opal Perry Watson, age 89 of Duluth, died April 4, 2012. Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Saturday April 7, 2012 at Duluth First Baptist Church. Interment White Chapel Memorial ...

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John Hall

John Elwood Hall, age 87 of Lilburn, Georgia, passed away April 4, 2012. He was preceded in death by his Wife, Doris M. Hall; Parents, John F. Hall and Grace ...

Carl Vanzura

Mr. Carl Wayne Vanzura, age 69, of Blairsville, Ga. passed away Tuesday, April 3, 2012. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton, GA, 30548, 706-654-0966,

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Tian Saengsutthi

Mr. Tian Saengsutthi, age 49, of Jefferson, GA passed away on Tuesday, March 27, 2012. He is survived by his daughters and son-in-law, Amber and Cory Burge, Buford ...

Charles Moore

Mr. Charles A. Moore of Flowery Branch, GA passed away April 2, 2012. Arrangements by Gregory B. Levett & Sons Funeral Home and Crematory, North Gwinnett Chapel, 770-945-9999. ...

Katherine Pattillo

It is with great sadness that the family of Katherine Shintaku Pattillo announces her passing on Sunday, April 1, 2012. Kathy, 65, a beloved mother, sister, and friend, is survived ...

Marshall Capps

Mr. Marshall Wayne Capps, age 51, of Winder, Ga. passed away Tuesday, April 3, 2012. Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 35 First Street, Hoschton, GA, 30548, 706-654-0966,

G-Braves drop season opener for first time in 12 innings

DURHAM, N.C. -- A home run from catcher J.C. Boscan in the top of the 12th looked to be the game-winning run for the Gwinnett Braves in their season opener at Durham.