News for Monday, August 13, 2012

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G-Braves rides torrid start past Bats

Gwinnett wins first series since July 6-8 against Durham

Cowboys beat Raiders 3-0 in exhibition opener

Offensives lackluster in first preseason action

Snellville council attempting to rescind mayor's appointment powers

SNELLVILLE -- The Snellville City Council voted Monday to begin looking into the process of retracting the mayor's ability to appoint and nominate candidates for various positions in the government.. The council voted 4-2 to begin the process of amending the city charter. Though the action voted on Monday took

Norcross' Meeks signs with loaded Lakers

Guard joins Kobe, Howard, Nash and crew for what promises to be a push to an NBA title

Panthers' Rivera wants better effort from players

Panthers coming off 26-13 loss in preseason opener

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Georgia Tech hoping for defensive improvement

Georgia Tech was No. 60 in the nation in defense last year, but defensive coordinator Al Groh thinks the Yellow Jackets will be better this season.

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Falcons’ LB, Ex-UGA star Dent out with concussion

Akeem Dent’s concussion in the Falcons’ preseason loss to Baltimore on Thursday will cause the linebacker to miss the team’s next game.

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FERGUSON: McIlroy, Tiger comparisons inevitable

23-year-old showed Woods-like dominance at PGA

Clocks for Sugar Hill's new city hall to arrive soon

SUGAR HILL -- Need to know the time?. You'll soon be able to see it a half mile from downtown Sugar Hill.. The Sugar Hill City Council announced at its monthly meeting Monday night that clocks for the cupola atop its new city hall soon will be delivered and mounted

Stults keep Padres rolling in 4-1 win over Braves

Red-hot Padres winners of eight of 10

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Ryan 'feels great' with 3 preseason games to go

Falcons keeping close eye on franchise QB

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Regional air carrier plans commercial service at Briscoe

A regional air carrier plans commercial jet service from Lawrenceville's Gwinnett County airport despite recent rulings against a plan to privatize it.

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Teacher at odds with sick leave policy

A math teacher at South Gwinnett High School is miffed by the district's decision to prohibit his fellow educators from donating their sick leave to him during a family crisis.

Lilburn beefs up graffiti ordinance

By action of the City Council on Monday night, Lilburn is beefing up its sentencing guidelines for violating the city's graffiti ordinance.

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Library board votes down bookmark advertising

A plan to hand out bookmarks at library branches as a means for advertising--and a potential revenue generator for ailing system finances--was struck down unanimously by board members during a Monday meeting.

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District enrollment surges past projections

The number of students tallied in Gwinnett County Public Schools has caught up to projections--and then some.

Plan for Buford Highway medians presented at City Council meeting

DULUTH -- The section of Buford Highway between Ga. Highway 120 and Davenport Road is expected to get a makeover in the near future.. With the area being high traffic, and the city taking into account drivers' safety, a concept plan to put in a median on that section of

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28 arrested in Barrow County drug roundup

Large-scale roundup inovlved Barrow County Sheriff's Office, Auburn Police Department, Winder Police Department, Statham Police Department and several other agencies

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Road rage leads to death threats, fake cop charges

Man allegedly cut other driver off while entering Interstate 85, then followed and threatened his life while claiming to be a police officer

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Stripling Elementary wins green award

Norcross' Susan O. Stripling Elementary recently earned top county honors as a 2012 "Green & Healthy School."

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Police: Man peeped in bathroom through hole carved in floor

Sugar Hill man accused of carving peep-hole into the bottom of a trailer, for vantage point into the home's bathroom.

Dept. of Juvenile Justice launches new tip line

TIP Line "designed to be an essential security tool where state employees and the public can submit confidential information"

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Police: Texas gunman was getting eviction notice

Texas police took a shooter into custody Monday after receiving reports of multiple injuries near the Texas A&M University campus, officials said.

PEOPLE HELPING PEOPLE: Gwinnett Braves and Brand Bank to honor veterans

Aug. 24th Gwinnett Braves game to honor veterans. Veterans and their families will be admitted free to the game vs. the Syracuse Chiefs.

Man found dead behind Norcross office building

Police seek the ID of dead a dead man with head injuries who was found behind a Norcross office complex early this morning.

Winder barber shop helps veteran causes

For military veterans, it's Christmas year-round at one Barrow County barber shop.

Tea party gets its man in Ryan for vice president

The tea party didn't get its man in Mitt Romney. But the movement got one of its ideological heroes in the Republican presidential ticket's No. 2 slot.

Ga. health officials to hold public budget hearing

Public health officials in Georgia are seeking public input as they begin planning for upcoming budgets.

New high school opens north of Atlanta

As classes begin in several Georgia schools Monday, a new high school opens north of Atlanta.

Ga. woman killed in Panama City Beach crash

The Florida Highway Patrol says a Georgia woman was killed, another woman was injured and a driver fled the scene in Panama City Beach.

Quadriplegic man says caregiver stole from him

Police in east Georgia are investigating a report that a caregiver stole thousands of dollars from a quadriplegic man.

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Mother, infant son drown in Chattahoochee River

Authorities say a mother and her 11-month-old son drowned in the Chattahoochee River in Columbus.

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Jennifer Aniston, Justin Theroux engaged

After years of breathless anticipation — at least on the part of the tabloids — Jennifer Aniston is finally ready to wed again.

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Former Collins Hill, North basketball player dies of rare condition

Andrew Anderson, just 21, passed away Saturday after an extended battle with a rare strain of pneumonia.