News for Tuesday, August 14, 2012


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G-Braves make early lead last in Norfolk

The Gwinnett Braves scored two runs in the first inning and held that lead for the duration in a 3-1 road victory over Norfolk on Tuesday.

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Hudson, Braves blank Padres

Tim Hudson combined with three relievers for a five-hit shutout, Martin Prado hit a three-run homer, and the Atlanta Braves beat the San Diego Padres 6-0 on Tuesday night.

PREP ROUNDUP: Norcross volleyball opens season with sweep

Norcross' season got off to a good start Tuesday with two wins, topping Hebron 25-11, 25-14 and Collins Hill 25-19, 25-23.

Peachtree Corners considering Community Improvement District

PEACHTREE CORNERS -- At Tuesday's Peachtree Corners city council meeting, Chuck Warbington of the Community Improvement District made a presentation about joining the area known as Gwinnett Village.. Travelers entering and exiting highways along Pleasant Hill Road, Indian Trail or Jimmy Carter Boulevard see signs that declare the area is

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Falcons' White not concerned about big numbers

Roddy White doesn't shy away from the diva tendencies of many successful receivers. He's still confident and outspoken, but White has taken on a different role for the Atlanta Falcons this season.

Norcross' DeShields gets MVP with USA Basketball

Blue Devils standout shines in Italy International Invitational

Grayson's Strong leaves Vandy football team

Franklin tells media that projected starting linebacker left for personal reasons

Lions' Sanchez to play baseball at Mercer

Peachtree Ridge catcher hit .304 as a senior

Berkmar's Watson signs with Brenau

Track and field athlete is part of three school records

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Healthy Nkemdiche ready to make impact with new position at Ole Miss

After being red-shirted last year, Denzel Nkemdiche is ready to see the field this year for Ole Miss.

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SUPER SIX: Cardiello committed to Buford for senior season

Josh Cardiello is one of the few returning starters and seniors for Buford this season. He is committed to play football at the University of Georgia and is a Daily Post Super Six selection.

LETTERS: What's the truth on global warming?

Eugene Robinson stays on script with the far-left Democrat Party in claiming that global warming is a reality ("Global warming is a reality and here to stay," Aug. 10, 8A). Unfortunately, Robinson quotes a bunch of scientists

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THOMAS: Romney-Ryan: Real change

Is America ready for a serious discussion of issues, rather than the superficial approach that has defined so much of modern politics? We're about to find out.

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CLINE: Lilburn man keeps pushing ahead

Not a day goes by when Don Magee doesn't do a set of push-ups. Pushing his 79th birthday, he averages 1,000 per day with a goal of doing 4,000 in one day by the time he reaches 80.

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Heroin overdose claims 20-year-old Lawrenceville man

Lawrenceville man, 20, over-doses on heroin and dies, while three associates are charged, officials say.

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Grayson welcomes Olympian trig teacher

Grayson High School held a welcome back ceremony for Olympian Chaunte Lowe, who competed during the 2012 Olympic Games in the women's high jump finals.

Snellville to seek judge's opinion on ethics allegations

City Attorney Tony Powell: "There does not appear to be a valid ethics claim that the council could act on"

Police car recall includes Gwinnett agencies

Fleet maintenance director: "We're not anticipating it being a huge problem"

Cause of death pending for man found behind office building

Toxicology reports could be key in determining how man, whose body was found behind a Norcross office building, died, police say.

Perp in Lilburn targeting elderly female drivers

Suspect reportedly offering to help fix "flat" tires, then grabbingelderly victims' purses when they pull over

Falcons taking nominations to honor breast cancer survivors

Five honorees will be chosen to receive a "special day of pampering" on Oct. 2 and recognition at the Falcons' game on Oct. 14

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Brookwood grad Norris hired as Georgia Tech assistant

Former Daily Post pitcher of the year will serve as Yellow Jackets' pitching coach

Cooking blamed in Snellville blaze

Two displaced by Monday night fire, Gwinnett County Fire Department officials report.

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Home Depot sees signs of improving housing market

The Home Depot Inc. is feeling more optimistic about the recovery of the housing market after customers spent more on sprucing up their homes in the second quarter.

Georgia schools chief to oppose charter amendment

Georgia schools Superintendent John Barge will oppose a constitutional amendment that would guarantee the state's authority to charter independent schools.

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VIDEO OF THE DAY: Jeremy Foley's 'EPIC' crash off Pikes Peak in Colorado

Amazingly, Jeremy Foley and his co-driver, were largely uninjured in the crash.

Atlanta zoo welcomes pair of raccoon dogs

ATLANTA (AP) -- The Atlanta zoo is welcoming a new pair of raccoon dogs.. The 2-year-old brothers, Loki and Thor, recently joined Zoo Atlanta from a wildlife park in Italy. Raccoon dogs are native to eastern Asia with some populations having been introduced in parts of Europe.. They

Skydivers land on submarine base near Ga. coast

The military is investigating after two skydivers missed an airport and landed on a high-security submarine base along Georgia's coast.

Jailer fired after Facebook friend requests

WATKINSVILLE, Ga. (AP) -- Authorities say a jail deputy was fired and another resigned after they sent Facebook friend requests to a 23-year-old inmate while she was locked up in the county jail.. Oconee County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Lee Weems said Monday that both deputies also had face

Ga. college could face sanctions from accreditors

ATLANTA (AP) -- The interim president of Georgia Perimeter College says the metro Atlanta school could face sanctions, warnings or additional monitoring because of ongoing financial problems when its accreditation agency does its review.. Interim President Rob Watts made the comments to faculty and staff on Monday.. Watts said financial

Feds order state to pay summer unemployment claims

ATLANTA (AP) -- A federal agency's decision might lead to thousands of Georgia bus drivers, cafeteria workers and private school teachers getting summer unemployment benefits after the state denied them the money.. Officials say the payments could amount to millions of dollars.. State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler had instituted a

Ga. panhandler gets life for killing Mich. tourist

ATLANTA (AP) -- An Atlanta panhandler has been sentenced to life in prison plus 25 years for killing a tourist from Michigan.. Fulton County Superior Court Judge Craig Schwall imposed the sentence on 29-year-old Wanique Odwin shortly after a jury convicted him Monday of murder, aggravated assault and

Georgia town considers cameras for liquor stores

Leaders in a central Georgia town are considering a measure that would require some liquor stores to install security cameras.

Jeffrey Bugg

Jeffrey Halerin (Hal) Bugg, of Brookhaven, passed away on August 8, 2012. Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Lilburn/Tucker Chapel. (770) 564-2726.

Jerry Meyer

Jerry R. Meyer, age 79, of Hoschton passed away Sunday, August 5, 2012.

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Wiley "Bud" Wills

Mr. Wiley M. “Bud” Wills, age 98, of Buford, GA and formerly from Leesburg, GA passed away on Saturday, August 11, 2012. He was preceded in death by ...

Charles Meeks

Charles R. Meeks, age 93, of Dacula, GA, passed away Monday, August 13, 2012. Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Lawrenceville, 770-962-3100. 

James "J.c" Nixon

James Calvin (J.C.) Nixon, age 85 of Duluth, died August 13, 2012. Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Wednesday August 15, 2012 at Bill Head Funeral Home Duluth Chapel ...

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Donald Hannah

Mr. Donald L. Hannah, age 69, of Buford, GA passed away on Sunday, August 12, 2012. He was preceded in death by his parents, Hubert and Bernice Morgan Hannah; sister ...

Ruby Wright

Ruby Edwards Wright, age 90, of Loganville, Georgia, formerly of Alexandria, VA entered into rest on Sunday, August 12, 2012. Arrangements by Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC, Snellville Chapel ...