News for Saturday, August 11, 2012


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USOC ready for Olympics to return to U.S.

U.S. hasn't hosted a Games since 2002 in Salt Lake

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Girl, 8, calls 911 and saves mom's life

NORCROSS -- Sometimes, kids, even your parents don't know what's best for themselves. Just ask Lexi Lambes.. Lexi -- an 8-year-old who lives in Michigan with her father most of the year -- was at her mother's Norcross home for the summer when, on July 25, she became

Mexico tops Brazil for first Olympic soccer gold

Brazilians also were aiming for first Olympic gold

Brazil stuns the U.S. in women's volleyball gold medal match

U.S. had cruised into championship match with perfect record

London wraps up a dazzling Olympics

Predicted problems haven't appeared in England's turn to host

Eyes on London, Aug. 11 edition

News and notes from Associated Press reporters at the Olympics

Bolt cements legend by anchoring relay to gold

Jamaican sprinter pulls away from Americans to go 3-for-3 in his events for the second straight Olympics

Felix wins third gold medal as U.S. wins relay

Americans have won the 4x400 in five straight Olympics

Boudia gives U.S. first diving gold since 2000

Olympic gold also is first by a male American diver since 1992

Gay gets long-awaited medal with U.S. relay

Injury-plagued past had kept sprinter from medal stand in the past

LITKE: The best women's hoops game would be U.S. vs. U.S.

Americans haven't been challenged lately in Olympics

Carl Edwards wins Nationwide race at Watkins Glen

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. -- Carl Edwards has won the NASCAR Nationwide race at Watkins Glen International.. Edwards, making his first series start of the season, beat Brad Keselowski on a two-lap dash to the checkered flag for his 38th career victory, breaking a tie with Kevin Harvick for third

All-American game big start for seniors Meadows, Hart

Grayson's Austin Meadows and Parkview's Josh Hart participating in All-American baseball games

Multi-talented Hughes a big key for North

Super Six Volleyball feature on North Gwinnett's MaTia Hughes

Jimmie Johnson on a roll as the Chase looms again

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. -- Here we go again.. The Chase for the Sprint Cup championship looms in mid-September after five more races, and five-time champion Jimmie Johnson is gaining momentum as he seeks to regain the throne he lost last year to Tony Stewart.. Heading into today's Finger

Norcross' Rehmann, Yost shine at Bulldog Dash 5K

North Gwinnett kicked off its athletic calendar with the 14th annual Bulldog Dash 5K on Saturday morning, but it was a couple of Norcross runners who made their marks with the fastest paces

Wheeler on verge of becoming youngest Forrest Wood Cup winner

DULUTH -- The Forrest Wood Cup has been held 15 times and, each time, a different angler took home the trophy. But today, it looks like history will be made in one fashion or another.. 21-year old Jacob Wheeler, who has led the entire tournament, has an outstanding chance

Montoya wins Cup pole at Watkins Glen

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. -- Juan Pablo Montoya prefers running up front, and it grates on him when he doesn't.. For the second straight week, he has no reason to beat himself up going into the race.. Montoya shattered the Sprint Cup qualifying record at Watkins Glen International on Saturday. Montoya

2012 High School Volleyball Previews

2012 High School volleyball capsules

Super Six Volleyball

2012 Super Six Volleyball

Gwinnett County road closures, Aug. 12 through 18

Gwinnett County road closures, August 12 through 18

Prince brothers memorialized with motorcycle ride

Jake and Griffin Prince killed June 18 in boating collision on Lake Lanier

Herb tours at McDaniel Farm

The Gwinnett Environmental & Heritage Center hosts More Herbs, Less Salt on Aug. 18 and 25.

Future Security sells two divisions

Forty-year-old Gwinnett-based Future Security has sold two of its five divisions to Allied Barton Security.

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O'REILLY: Boys in the Hood

Obama borrows from legend of Robin Hood as comparison between him and 'Romney Hood.'

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PARKER: Boring-white-guy derangement syndrome

WASHINGTON -- With Mitt Romney's announcement that Paul Ryan will be his running mate, we finally can extricate ourselves from one of the sillier debates and put to rest the narrative of the benighted "boring white guy (BWG)."

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CEPEDA: Confusion over Obama's immigration changes

CHICAGO -- It's been my experience that any time the government announces a new immigration-related plan, there's always plenty of uncertainty and misinformation swirling around before the program goes into effect.

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Kidsignments returns to Gwinnett County Fairgrounds

Gwinnett's largest consignment sale returns to Lawrenceville for back to school shopping.

POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Forum set to prepare voters for runoff

Gwinnett GOP to host runoff forum Wednesday; Clark named "Defender of Liberty"

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Redmond enjoying chance to “start over”

Longtime G-Braves pitcher returns to face former team Sunday

Hanson to make rehab start Sunday for G-Braves

Pitcher making first return to Gwinnett since 2009

Maya Moore, U.S. women cruise to Olympic gold

Candace Parker scored 21 points and the heavily favored U.S. women's basketball team won their fifth straight gold medal with an 86-50 victory over France on Saturday night.

VIDEO: Romney's gaffe in introducing Ryan

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney mistakenly introduced Rep. Paul Ryan as "the next president of the United States," before correcting himself a few minutes later.

GAC grad Caleb King charged with assault

Former Minnesota Vikings running back Caleb King is charged with assault for allegedly punching a man outside a birthday party last April.

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Romney picks Paul Ryan for running mate

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney tapped Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin as his vice presidential running mate on Saturday.

Ray Wills

Mr. Ray Wills, age 67, of Statham, Georgia died August 10, 2012.

Peggy Camp

Peggy McKissick Camp, age 73, of Loganville, GA, passed away August 8, 2012. Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Loganville 770-466-1544. 

Horn Chan

Mrs. Horn Chan, age 102 of Winder, Georgia died August 9, 2012.

Lurline Swanson

Lurline Swanson, age 82 of Ellijay, passed away Friday, August 10, 2012. Funeral Services will be held at 2:30 PM Sunday, August 12, 2012. Rev. Alan Madden will officiate. Burial ...

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John Coviello

COVIELLO, JOHN Mr. John J. Coviello, age 63, of Sugar Hill, GA passed away Wednesday, August 8, 2012. He was preceded in death by his father, Vincent Coviello. He is ...

Martena Williams

Martena H. Williams, age 77 of Jefferson, GA, formerly of Snellville, GA passed away August 9, 2012. Martena graduated from Miami Jackson High School and attended the Methodist Hospital in ...

Gurudayal Singh

Gurudayal Singh of Lawrenceville, died August 9, 2012. Bill Head Funeral Home, Duluth Chapel 770-476-2535.

William "Bill" Adams

William “Bill” John Adams, age 77, of Buford, GA, passed away on August 10, 2012. 

Terry Lee

Terry Eugene Lee, age 52, of Winder passed away Wednesday, August 8, 2012.

Early Gunter

Mr. Early Gunter, of Dawsonville, GA passed on August 10, 2012.

Clara J. Bartecchi

Clara J. Bartecchi, age 65 of Lawrenceville, originally from the Canal Zone Republic of Panama, passed away Wednesday, August 8, 2012. Ms. Bartecchi is survived by a Son & his ...