News for Sunday, August 12, 2012


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Braves' rally falls short against Mets

Niese slows down red-hot Atlanta with solid outing

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Ambrose wins at Watkins Glen again

Marcos Ambrose sails by Brad Keselowski on the final lap to win his second straight at Watkins Glen on Sunday.

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Dolphins cut Johnson after he is arrested for domestic violence

Chad Johnson gets arrested for domestic violence on Saturday and is then cut by the Dolphins on Sunday.

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McIlroy sets record in PGA Championship win

Rory McIlroy fires a red-hot 6-under 66 on Sunday to win the PGA Championship by a record eight strokes to beat Jack Nicklaus' record set in 1980.

Wheeler becomes youngest FLW Cup winner

Event concludes with final weigh-in Sunday at the Arena at Gwinnett Center

Gwinnett's Hall, Norman earn UGA football scholarships

Walk-ons get reward from Richt, UGA coaching staff

Falcons left tackle Baker finally feels healthy

Former first-round pick eager to bounce back from the worst season of his four-year career

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Hanson sharp in Sunday rehab start in Gwinnett

G-Braves benefit from right-hander's outing to beat Louisville 5-2

Top 10 memories of the London Olympics

The Associated Press' selections for the Olympics' most memorable moments

American success on track: 29 medals

U.S. squad racks up most track and field medals since 1992

U.S. wins medal count, but British celebrate as well

England has best showing in over a century

Bolt lights up Olympic track, but what does the future hold?

A look at the past and future of track and field

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Grayson teacher takes sixth in Olympic high jump finals

World indoor champion Chaunte Lowe, a Grayson teacher of the United States, was sixth in the Olympic high jump finals.

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Now to Rio, full of Olympic 2016 jitters

Playing Olympic host is a high-stakes bet for any country, but Brazil seems to have more riding on the games than most.

Social media proves a force in consuming Olympics

Twitter, Facebook numbers go through the roof surrounding London Games

Eyes on London, Aug. 12 edition

News and notes from Associated Press reporters at the Olympics

Tea party evolves, achieves state policy victories

Tea party activists in Georgia helped kill a proposed sales tax increase that would have raised billions of dollars for transportation projects.

Powerball jackpot rises to $305 million

ATLANTA (AP) -- The Powerball jackpot has grown to $305 million for Wednesday's drawing.. The prize grew after no one matched all six numbers in the multi-state lottery drawing Saturday night. The winning numbers were: 4, 13, 39, 46 and 51. The Powerball was 1.. Though no one hit

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Heavy rains bring little relief to Lake Lanier

GAINESVILLE -- Storms that have passed over north Georgia have brought little relief to Lake Lanier, a reservoir northeast of Atlanta that's part of a tri-state water dispute.. On Friday, the lake on the Chattahoochee River was holding almost 1,063 feet of water. That level was nearly unchanged over

Ga. high court chief justice wants fewer in jail

ATLANTA (AP) -- A nearly three-decade veteran of the bench, Georgia Supreme Court Chief Justice Carol Hunstein is a big advocate of finding alternatives to locking people up and thinks the state is on the right track with its focus on criminal justice reform.. "We need to be open

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Olympics come to rocking end

Like the Olympic torch passing from one runner to another, the London games' closing ceremony was an all-ages affair designed to show the flame of British creativity leaping from one age group to the next.

State House Speaker Ralston to propose lobbyist gift ban

ATLANTA -- House Speaker David Ralston said Saturday that he will propose banning lobbyists from giving gifts to state lawmakers, a decision that comes after residents voted overwhelmingly in favor of nonbinding referendums to set limits.. Lobbyists can now spend as much as they want to influence Georgia's state lawmakers

Top 10 most popular stories for August 6-12

The 10 most popular stories on the Gwinnett Daily Post website during the week of August 6-12.

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U.S. beats Spain for Olympic gold medal in men's basketball

The U.S. men's basketball team defended its title by fighting off another huge challenge from Spain, pulling away in the final minutes for a 107-100 victory Sunday.

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New school year means excitement for students, teachers

Teachers and students returned to school in Gwinnett County on Monday, including those in the North Gwinnett cluster.

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FARNER: 'Crumb rubber' could be solution for North practice field

The construction at North Gwinnett High School has squeezed the already land-locked practice fields even more.

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Strong senior class leads North's climb toward state's elite

Preview of 2012 North Gwinnett volleyball team

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Smith ends softball career with academic highlight

North grad Kaitlyn Smith was named to the academic All-American team.

Events coming up around Suwanee

Events coming up around Suwanee.

George Pierce Park to hold Sock Hop Dance

A yard sale will be held at George Pierce Park on Sept. 22, rain or shine.

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Owner of new kick-boxing gym boasts uniqueness

9-round fitness opened a location in Suwanee in late June after its owner searched for several small business franchise options.

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North Gwinnett travel softball team finishes 5th at nationals

A North Gwinnett travel softball team recently finished fifth at a national tournament.

SPCA to put on 'Pound Dog' event

The Georgia SPCA will put on its third annual fundraiser, "You Ain't Nothing But a Pound Dog," which raises money for its shelter and pet adoption center.

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Former comedian hosts radio show for Hispanics

A Sunday morning radio show that debuted recently hopes to help Hispanics become more comfortable with the English language and American culture.

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Performance recap of Suwanee Olympians

A recap of how Olympians Kibwe Johnson and Amanda Weir, who each have Suwanee connections, fared in London.

Weekly Suwanee police incidents

Weekly police incidents around Suwanee.

What's for lunch?

This week's lunch menus for Gwinnett County Public Schools.

July Suwanee new business licenses

Businesses that opened in Suwanee in July.

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NGFA 'ecstatic' for new turf field

The North Gwinnett Football Association recently had a ceremony to recognize the new turf field youth football teams will play on at George Pierce Park.

Janet Goletz

Janet L. “Walker” Goletz, age 50, of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away Saturday, August 4, 2012. Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Lawrenceville, 770-962-3100. 

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John Mobley

Dr. John E. Mobley, 75, of Lawrenceville died July 25, 2012. Dr. Mobley graduated from Southwest DeKalb High School, Class of 1955, Young Harris College and Oglethorpe University. At Young ...

Cheryl Oberleitner

Cheryl Oberleitner, age 58, of Dawsonville, GA, passed away on August 11, 2012. 

Andrew Anderson

Andrew Lee Michael Anderson, 21, of Buford, GA, died August 11, 2012. The funeral will be Wednesday, August 15th, at 11:00 a.m. at Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home in ...

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Silverbacks post shutout to earn draw with Rowdies

The Atlanta Silverbacks and Tampa Bay Rowdies played to a 0-0 draw Saturday night at Al Lang Stadium.

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William Adams

Early Friday morning Bill Adams passed away quietly in Atlanta’s Northside Hospital. Mr. Adams’ health had been poor recently but he is remembered for his strength, compassion ...

Super Six Volleyball Bios

Daily Post's 2012 Super Six Volleyball bios

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Multi-talented Hughes a big key for North

Super Six Volleyball feature on North Gwinnett's MaTia Hughes

G-Braves Gilmartin out-duels Parkview's Gustafson for first AAA win

LAWRENCEVILLE -- The face-off between the No. 1 draft pick and the Parkview graduate turned into a bit of a duel.. Tim Gustafson, once a G-Braves pitcher, went six innings, allowed four runs, three earned, struck out six and walked one. A nice line.. Sean Gilmartin did it

Zimmerman waived from Falcons

Brookwood grad Dawson Zimmerman was waived by the Atlanta Falcons on Saturday. It was one of five transactions made by the team.. The 6-foot-2, 205-pound Zimmerman was signed by the Falcons as a college free agent out of Clemson in April. He was an Academic All-ACC

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YOUTH ROUNDUP: North Gwinnett Blaze takes fifth at Nationals

North Gwinnett Blaze takes fifth at Nationals. The North Gwinnett Blaze placed fifth Amateur Softball Association of America (ASA) 12-U Fastpitch National Championship on Aug. 7 in Moline, Ill.. The tournament featured 83 teams from 20 different states. In addition to the Blaze, five teams from Georgia finished in

PREP ROUNDUP: Lions win silver bracket of South tourney

A look at Saturday's prep sports action.

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Fishing expo big part of bass tournament

Expo continues from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, with the final within for the Forrest Wood Cup at 5 p.m.

Coach K: Gold-medal game my last as U.S. coach

Duke coach looking to go out with second Olympic gold medal

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Button Down Dash benefits health charities

Nearly 700 runners took part in the Gwinnett Medical Center and Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce's inaugural Button Down Dash 5K/10K Race.