News for Monday, April 9, 2012


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PREP ROUNDUP: Sanchez delivers as Lions beat Norcross in 7-AAAAA baseball

Recap of Monday's high school sports action

Braves remain winless with Monday loss to Astros

Atlanta's struggles continue with first 0-4 start since 1988

G-Braves hurlers combine to two-hit Tides

Flande, three relievers dominant in road victory Monday night

Chipper expects to come off DL Tuesday

Jones took more than 100 swings in batting practice Monday

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Short comes up big for Bulldogs

Clutch hit lifts North past Mill Creek.

Sparks fly in Snellville; police chief now wears two hats

SNELLVILLE -- Police chief Roy Whitehead will serve as Snellville's interim city manager until a permanent replacement is found to replace Russell Treadway, who announced his resignation two months ago. Whitehead was nominated by Mayor Kelly Kautz and, after some heated discussion and a called executive session in the middle

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Strawberry lovers get early harvest at Washington Farms

Harvesters at a strawberry farm in Loganville said it's best to look for that certain hue of deep red, when plucking the plump fruit out in the fields. They should know. They're the ones filling up on all the smoothies, milkshakes, shortcakes and chocolate-dipped strawberries they can eat.

Sugar Hill updates progress of downtown projects

The Sugar Hill City Council at its monthly meeting Monday night provided updates on development of its new downtown along West Broad Street between Peachtree Industrial Boulevard and Ga. Highway 20.

Georgia football lands pair of commitments from Gwinnett

Brookwood's Kyrin Priester and South Gwinnett's Reggie Carter committed to Georgia's football program.

Lilburn calling for residents to serve on various boards

If you live within the city limits of Lilburn, and you've always wanted to serve on a city board or commission, now's your chance.

Old City Hall block in Duluth to get face-lift

The Old City Hall block will be getting a face-lift as $148,500 in city funds will be used for multiple purposes.

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Hill: Don't privatize or schedule flights at Briscoe Field

Former Gwinnett Commission Chairman Wayne Hill voted against commercial flights at the local airport 15 years ago, and he would vote no again, if he were still in office.

Tax fraudsters should "be prepared to face the consequences"

Duluth business owners accused of filing false returns claims

Gwinnett Tech gets Arbor Day award

For the fourth straight year, the Arbor Day Foundation has named Gwinnett Technical College a 2011 Tree Campus USA in honor of its commitment to effective community forestry management.

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SMITH: Masters champion reconnects with UGA

Issues over 2001 season now in the past for Watson

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Georgia Gwinnett College hosts academic conference

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Georgia Gwinnett College played host to its first ever academic conference on Saturday, welcoming students and faculty members from concentrations in English, Psychology, Biology, History and Religion to share their knowledge on gender and sexuality through different perspectives. The one-day conference entitled "Intersections" also had participants from

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Lithonia man charged in Friday's fatal wreck on I-985

Married couple, ages 60 and 62, killed in four-car wreck

Field set for NCAA Gymnastics Championships in Gwinnett

Field of 12 teams will feature five teams from the SEC, including the Georgia Bulldogs

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Facebook buying photo-share app Instagram for $1B

Facebook is spending $1 billion to buy the photo-sharing company Instagram in the social network's largest acquisition ever.

Goodell upholds penalties in Saints bounty case

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Monday rejected the Saints' appeals of their unprecedented punishment.

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Collins Hill's Moore wins EuroLeague title

WNBA star helps Spanish team to championship on Sunday

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Fear not, beach volleyball fans, bikinis aren't going anywhere

Top players say they won't be switching from the beach- and TV-friendly bikinis to the more modest uniforms approved recently by the International Volleyball Federation

Georgia State moving up to FBS, Sun Belt

Panthers will play in CAA in 2012, then make jump in 2013

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Masters golf fan accused of trying to steal sand

Authorities say a 40-year-old spectator at the Masters Tournament has been arrested after police say he tried to steal sand pebbles from a sand trap and then led security officers on a foot chase.

Loganville man accused in HERO worker death gets probation

A judge has sentenced a driver accused of hitting and killing a HERO operator along Interstate 85 to one year's probation.

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Tanker truck spills gasoline into creek, snarls traffic

A hazmat team responded to an overturned tanker on U.S. Highway 29 north of Ga. Highway 316 near Dacula on Monday afternoon.

G-Braves grant to fund art displays at schools

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Gwinnett's professional baseball team is helping out to provide art sponsorships for students.. The recipient of the Gwinnett Braves monthly $1,000 grant is the North Gwinnett Arts Association, which will help provide students with a platform for their art to be viewed and establish an art ambassador program

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School systems target bus service for cuts

Rising fuel costs and shrinking budgets have led many Georgia school systems to reduce school bus service, including the number of stops.

Family of HERO worker upset about plea deal

Authorities say 47-year-old Kirk Sherwood of Loganville is due in court Monday to face charges of second-degree vehicular homicide and violating the state's "move over law."