News for Friday, August 10, 2012


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GGC tennis announces first signee

Swedish champion to join Grizzlies for inaugural season

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G-Braves' defensive miscues costly in 3-2 loss to Bats

The Gwinnett Braves had plenty of good pitching in Friday night's game with Louisville.. But so did the visiting Bats, who also had a little better defense.

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Lions' Pierannunzi aims for perfect ending to high school career

Senior hopes Lions can finally make the trip to Columbus for the state finals

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Gustafson returns to Gwinnett with sense of renewal

Tim Gustafson has played much of his baseball career in north Georgia, and in Gwinnett County in particular.

American Burroughs picks up Olympic gold in wrestling

24-year-old takes down Iranian in freestyle finals

PREP ROUNDUP: Bradford perfect in first outing

Recaps of Friday's high school sports events

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Maholm throws three-hitter to lead Braves past Mets

Paul Maholm pitched a three-hitter in his second start for Atlanta and the Braves got two-run homers from Jason Heyward and Dan Uggla to beat the New York Mets 4-0 Friday night.

U.S. on track to beat China in both medals races

Track and field surge makes the difference for the Americans

U.S. women's soccer team now faces uncertain future

Next big tourney isn't for three years; options to play in the U.S. are limited

With London wrapping up, focus turns to Sochi

Russian city up next for 2014 Winter Olympics

Nellum to carry U.S. flag as Olympic closing

Runner returned to medal in Olympics after 2008 shooting

Women's boxing looks to grow after big Olympic debut

Field could be at least doubled for Rio in 2016

U.S. women shatter 4x100 world record

With big lead, Jeter takes foursome to record time

Bahamas relay stuns U.S. in 4x400

Taylor gets passed at end and Americans settle for silver

The Who, Spice Girls to rock Olympic Closing Ceremonies

London Games coming to a close with big show

Eyes on London, Aug. 10 edition

Olympic news and notes from the Associated Press

Americans coast into men's basketball gold medal game

Spain now stands between NBA-heavy team and Olympic championship

MUST READ: 'Son of Sam' killer says society must 'take the glory out of guns'

NEW YORK -- David Berkowitz, who shot and killed six people during a yearlong spree in New York City in the 1970s, says "society has to take the glory out of guns."

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Gas prices blamed on refinery issues

NEW YORK -- A surprise surge in gasoline prices is taking some of the fun out of summer. The national average for a gallon of gas at the pump has climbed to $3.67, a rise of 34 cents since July 1.

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Crowds flock to take advantage of tax holiday

Consumers looked for opportunities to take advantage of the state's first sales tax holiday this weekend since 2009.

Buick sighting brings back good old days

Huckaby laments that they don't make cars like they used to, especially the 1968 Buick with seats that recliine and an 8-track player.

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YARBROUGH: School superintendent's endorsement of Chip Rogers raises questions

What in the world was State School Superintendent John Barge thinking when he endorsed the re-election campaign of State Senate Majority Leader Chip Rogers, R-Woodstock? Chip Rogers, in case you are not aware, is not exactly public education's best friend.

Wheeler stays on top at Forrest Wood Cup

While being known as one to the top spotted bass fisheries in the country, the 2012 Forrest Wood Cup has revealed one thing -- largemouth are back.

Softball team-by-team preview

Team-by-team glances at Gwinnett County softball teams

Super Six Softball Bios

The Daily Post's selections of the county's top softball players

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Owner arrested for alleged gambling at convenience store

Mohammad Khalequzzaman, of Stone Mountain, charged with paying undercover cops for earnings on machines in his Norcross convenience store

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3 teens give back to their community

Sophomores from South Gwinnett High School collected school supplies for younger students in their community.

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Loganville High grad killed in Afghanistan

Maj. Walter D. Gray, a graduate of Loganville High School, was a "tremendous officer and leader"

3 wanted for robbing man holding baby

Three suspects wanted for robbing Winder man with 1-year-old baby in his arms.

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Home of slain teen can't help free father from jail

Federal judge rules Norcross home where teen was slain cannot be used as an asset to bond out his father.

Tide Dry Cleaners opens Saturday

To celebrate the grand opening of Tide Dry Cleaners Duluth, the business is offering two free times clenaed from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

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Summers — Angle

Angle. Jim and Lynda Summers of Snellville announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Summers of Macon, to Greg Angle of Macon, son of Elliott and Sheryl Angle of Warner Robins.

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Dana — Fitch

Susie Dana of Lawrenceville along with Kristen Mullikin of Canton announce the engagement of Kelli Dana of Lawrenceville to Jordan Fitch of Lawrenceville, son of Michael and Deale Fitch of Dacula.

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Sazera — Brigman

Leslie Michelle Sazera and Brandon Scott Brigman were married July 14 at Ivy Creek Baptist Church. Pastor Craig Dale officiated the ceremony.

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50th anniversary — Ashburn

Roland and Rayene Ashburn of Norcross recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

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LARSON: Artists get folksy at Slotin Folk Art Fest

Great art by great people on display at local event.

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JENKINS: Olympic Games are sports for non-sports fans

For the true sports fan, the subjective nature of many Olympic sports just doesn't cut it.

Next Barrow CERT class fires up Thursday

Barrow officials seeking applicants for next CERT class, which begins Aug. 16.

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GWINNETT GAB: Fundraiser benefits Georgia SPCA

The Georgia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has scheduled its thrid annual "You Ain't Nothin but a Pound Dog" fundraiser to benefit the organization's shelter an dpet adoption center.

Former comedian hosts radio show for Hispanics

A Sunday morning radio show that hopes to help people learn Spanish in interactive ways debuted last week on 96.5 FM, which can be heard throughout most of Gwinnett County.

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Local teen recognized for saving life

Commissioners recognize Conlan Casal for saving a woman choking at the restaurant where he worked.

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Falcons making mark with physical therapy centers across Gwinnett

Atlanta Falcons Physical Therapy Center has eight total locations, three (including the original Suwanee office) in Gwinnett

Duluth accepting applications for academy

The city of Duluth is accepting applications for the fifth annual Learn, Engage, Advance Duluth Academy.

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Norcross gets new parks and rec superintendent

Long-time city employee Mary Beth Bender appointed to position

County offers family campout in Tribble Mill Park

Families have a chance to camp out under the stars, eat a chuck wagon meal and play games Aug. 17.

GOOD NEWS: UGA awards Baldwin scholarships to Gwinnett grads

Three recent high school graduates from Gwinnett County Public Schools have earned prestigious scholarships funded by the University of Georgia Foundation.

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LSU boots 'Honey badger'

LSU's national championship hopes were hurt Friday when Heisman Trophy finalist Tyrann Mathieu was kicked off the team for breaking an athletic department rule.

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GMC celebrates 100,000th baby

On Thursday, Lucy Baker became the 100,000th baby born at Gwinnett Medical Center's Women's Pavilion in Lawrenceville.

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RICH: Coming to terms with a 'Gone With the Wind' novice

It's hard to believe that a person who teaches literature would not have read the Southern classic.

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MCLEOD: Why people are afraid to be enthusiastic

Remember this: nothing bad happens when you get excited about something.

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Mill Creek principal retiring to battle cancer

The principal of the state's largest high school and a longtime Gwinnett County Public Schools veteran has announced he will retire in December.

1873 dime sells for a pretty penny: $1.6 million

A dime made in 1873 has cost someone a pretty penny: It sold for $1.6 million at auction.

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VIDEO OF THE DAY: Crash landing caught on tape

Take a look at this video as tourists captured a plane crash in Idaho from inside the plane.

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Ryan, Flacco similar in debuts as Ravens beat Falcons

Winless in 2011 preseason, Atlanta opens with another loss thanks to second-half letdown

Paul J. Lackovich

Paul John Lackovich, 43, of Buford, Georgia, formerly of Monongahela, PA and Arlington, TX, died Sunday, June 10, 2012 at the Embracing Hospice of colon cancer. Mr. Lackovich was born ...

John Sapp, Jr.

John Wesley Sapp, Jr., age 68, of Snellville, GA passed away on August 8, 2012. Arrangements by Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Snellville, 770-979-5010.

John Coviello

Mr. John J. Coviello, age 63, of Sugar Hill, GA, passed away on August 8, 2012. 

Gerard Dowd

Gerard A. “Jerry” Dowd, age 60, of Duluth, GA, passed away suddenly on August 6, 2012 during a fly-fishing trip to Alaska. Jerry was born in Philadelphia ...

Dene Roberts

Mrs. Dene Corbin Roberts, age 97 of Lawrenceville, GA,. passed away on Wednesday, August 8, 2012. A Graveside Service will be held 11 AM Friday, August 10, 2012 at Gwinnett ...

William Fugerson

Mr. William Andrew “Bubba” Fugerson, age 21, of Braselton, passed away Tuesday, August 7, 2012.

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Kathleen Wages

Two Smiling Eyes Two Smiling Eyes are sleeping, Two busy hands are still. The one we loved so deeply is resting at God’s will. May she always walk ...

Clarice "Jackie" Neale

Clarice ”Jackie” Neale, 74, of Loganville, passed away on Sunday, August 5, 2012. Visitation will be from 10-11am on Saturday, August 11, 2012, at Eternal Hills Funeral Home ...