News for Wednesday, August 15, 2012


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PREP ROUNDUP: Miles tosses no-hitter for Collins Hill

A recap of Wednesday's high school sports events

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Uggla's 3-run HR helps Braves beat Padres

ATLANTA -- Dan Uggla's three-run homer in the third inning gave Atlanta the lead and Paul Maholm threw seven strong innings to lead the Braves to a 6-1 win over the San Diego Padres on Wednesday night.. The Braves remained 4-1/2 games behind NL East-leading Washington, which earned

One bad inning sinks G-Braves in Norfolk

NORFOLK -- Jair Jurrjens left the third inning Wednesday dizzy and replacement Buddy Carlyle didn't fare much better in the frame as the two G-Braves pitchers allowed all five Norfolk runs in a 5-2 loss at Harbor Park.. Jurrjens was perfect after the first two innings with two strikeouts

Peachtree Ridge's Haswell commits to South Carolina baseball

Senior earned first-team all-county and all-region last season

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Baby sitter charged with reckless conduct

Baby-sitter charged with reckless conduct for allegedly leaving girl, 3, alone in an apartment.

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Experience is hot topic at runoff debate

Experience and questions of ethics brought out political fireworks Wednesday, less than a week before a runoff determines a county commission race and two judgeships.

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THOMAS: The legacy of Helen Gurley Brown

When women complain about men who can't commit, they can thank -- or blame -- two people: Playboy magazine publisher Hugh Hefner and the former editor of Cosmopolitan magazine, Helen Gurley Brown, who died this week at age 90.

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CEPEDA: On Ryan, a familiar echo

CHICAGO -- I looked at Hispanic dissatisfaction over Mitt Romney's vice presidential pick with more than a little skepticism. After all, if Paul Ryan isn't a suitable choice to the most vocal Latinos who are complaining about the Wisconsin congressman, who would they have preferred?

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HAMMOCK: A victim himself, Sam now preaching concussion protection

Former Buford, Norcross wideout now working with Guardian Caps

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SUPER SIX: Archer's Riles "setting the standard" for Tiger program

Antonio Riles grew into his frame over his years just as Archer grew as a program. The lineman was there last year when it took its first leap into the Class AAAAA playoffs and he returns this year with an eye on building on last year’s success.

Texas A&M deciding on QB as SEC schedule looms

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Texas A&M is entering a new conference with a new coach. At some point, the Aggies will have a new quarterback, too.

Richt not impressed by Georgia's scrimmage

Georgia coach Mark Richt was upset with his team's execution in its second scrimmage of the preseason.

Florida focused on turning things around

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Everything is pretty simple at Florida these days. There is no championship to defend. There is no talk about the national title. There is no boasting, bragging or trash-talking.

POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: GOP leaders happy with Ryan pick

Senators, GOP, Dem leaders speak out on Ryan pick; Brantley campaign issues a correction.

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Sullivan takes job on engineering council

Michael Sullivan takes a job with the American Council of Engineering Companies of Georgia.

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'Aimee's Wing' unveiled at Copelands' Snellville home

Aimee Copeland, a week from possible departure from rehab, saw a show at the Fox Theatre Tuesday night

Purchases made for E-citations program

Nearly $1 million in technology purchased for Gwinnett Police e-citations program, which is expected to begin by the end of the year.

Still no identity for body found in Peachtree Corners

Body found in suspicious death case has Mickey Mouse, tribal tattoos

City Council Cook-Off has bluegrass, chili

The second annual City Council Chili Cook-off is scheduled for 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday on the Town Green in downtown Duluth.

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Sheriff's deputies nab alleged Norcross rapist

Man accused of raping 16-year-old ex-girlfriend at her Norcross home

New coach Hugh Freeze tries to revive Mississippi

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — First-year Mississippi coach Hugh Freeze promises his offense will play fast. Winning, that might be a little more difficult for the Rebels.

New-look Auburn trying to improve on 8-5 season

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — These Auburn Tigers don't bear much resemblance to Cam Newton's version. The Tigers have undergone major changes since celebrating the new year in Atlanta, much less from the Newton-led national championship season two years ago.

Skylar's Run benefits Special Needs Schools of Gwinnett

On Saturday, more than 1,000 are expected to show for the sixth annual Skylar's Run, a fundraiser for Special Needs Schools of Gwinnett.

GAB: Care for Cops benefit raises $20k

The Care for Cops annual Charity Golf Classic recently raised more than $20,000 for the organization, which aims to help Georgia Law Enforcement families in times of need.

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Kenerly clears bankruptcy hurdle but could lose home

Former Gwinnett commissioner Kevin Kenerly settles bankruptcy case in federal court, but lawyer concedes that his pricey home may be lost.

Phillips banks on youth in 3rd season at Kentucky

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) -- Kentucky coach Joker Phillips is heading into his third season with a gambler's attitude.. His roster is full of young talent that has pushed its way to the top of the Wildcats' depth chart. As Kentucky's promising youth goes, so will Phillips.. Of the top 44

Spurrier: South Carolina could top last season

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier has his sights set on bigger things in the Southeastern Conference, even if some Gamecock fans still aren't sure what to expect.Spurrier recalled walking by the athletic department's academic building a couple of weeks back when someone asked, "Hey coach, are we

Missouri realizes it must earn its spurs in SEC

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) Gary Pinkel does his best to downplay the transition. Before the first day of fall camp, he didn't mention the SEC to his players.Missouri is coming from a pretty strong conference in the Big 12 and has become a perennial bowl team.. But his players don't need

Deep LSU has high goals, despite loss of Mathieu

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) The "Honey Badger" won't be exhibiting his game-changing skills for LSU this season, and the Tigers do indeed care.Still, they remain confident they will overcome the recent dismissal of All-America cornerback Tyrann Mathieu. There is too much talent across the roster for LSU to

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Georgia State's Bill Curry to retire after season

Georgia State football coach Bill Curry announced Wednesday he will retire after the 2012 season.

Arkansas defense emerging from offensive shadow

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) Ross Rasner noticed a startling change early in preseason camp.The Arkansas safety was accustomed to serving as a defense in name only during the skeleton scrimmage portion of practice, a time when the offense had its way under former coach Bobby Petrino.. Then one night during an

Mississippi State fighting to rise in loaded SEC

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) Dan Mullen has managed to build a good football program during his four years at Mississippi State.The problem for Mullen and the Bulldogs, in the Southeastern Conference's Western Division, good isn't good enough.. Mullen takes a glass-half-full look at the program's current predicament, saying the

Dooley: Tennessee ready to compete again in SEC

Derek Dooley finally is speaking the language Tennessee fans love to hear and haven't been able to use for too many years."You're not going to have Tennessee to kick around anymore," Dooley boasted at Southeastern Conference media days.. He didn't stop there either.. "I feel like we got a

Franklin's challenge: Following up his Vandy debut

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) James Franklin and his Vanderbilt Commodores now face their biggest challenge yet: Following up on their first season together by winning in their second.Vanderbilt has not won at least six games in consecutive seasons since 1974 and 1975 when the Commodores won seven games in back-to

Georgia bases hopes on Murray, strong defense

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) Georgia regained its status as a SEC contender in 2011.The Bulldogs, who won the Southeastern Conference's Eastern Division title last season, are expecting to do more than just contend in 2012. The next step is winning the SEC championship.. A conference title could bring an even

Alabama reloaded, set for another title run

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) The definition of a successful season for Alabama these days is no mystery.Undefeated with a national championship.. Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban doesn't mind grand ambitions, but emphasizes his squad can't afford skipped steps or misdirected focus.. That's one reason tight end Michael Williams said that while

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US government launches new immigration program

Young illegal immigrants are scrambling to get passports and other records in order as the Homeland Security Department starts accepting applications to allow them to avoid deportation and get work permits.

2 dead, 1 hurt after head-on collision in Atlanta

Atlanta police say two motorists have died after a head-on collision involving a driver they say was headed the wrong way on Georgia 400.

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Top young Scrabble player booted over cheating allegations

A promising young Scrabble player has been kicked out of a national tournament for what officials say was an illegal act.

Funeral Friday for NBA veteran Dan Roundfield in Norcross

A funeral is planned Friday in Norcross for NBA veteran Dan Roundfield.

Police find charred body on sailboat near Ga coast

ST. MARYS, Ga. (AP) -- Police near Georgia's coast are investigating a deadly fire on a sailboat that's now considered a homicide.. A body found on the boat was so badly burned that investigators aren't certain whether the remains are male or female.. Police say the fire happened Monday on

1 of Georgia's top Army officers about to retire

FORT BENNING, Ga. (AP) -- One of the Army's top generals based in Georgia is getting ready to retire.. A retirement ceremony for Brig. Gen. Rodney J. Barham is scheduled for Saturday morning at the National Infantry Museum at Fort Benning.. Barham is the deputy commanding general who oversees reserve

Ga. cab driver dies in apparent case of road rage

COLLEGE PARK, Ga. (AP) -- A taxi driver has died in a crash in College Park that police say was an apparent case of road rage.. Police say 30-year-old Karl Green of Morrow died when his cab ran off an Interstate 85 ramp at Riverdale Road and struck

Atlanta research coalition gets $31 million grant

ATLANTA (AP) -- An Atlanta research partnership responsible for the South's first human hand transplant has secured a new $31 million federal grant to continue a coalition launched five years ago.. The Clinical & Translational Science Institute is a partnership led by Emory University. It also includes other major health care

DA to seek life without parole for Georgia widow

ATLANTA (AP) -- The DeKalb County district attorney's office has filed notice it will seek a sentence of life without parole for Andrea Sneiderman in the shooting death of her husband outside a Dunwoody preschool.. Sneiderman was indicted Aug. 2 on malice murder and criminal attempt to commit murder. Prosecutors

Morgan "Mowgli" Wiederholt

Morgan Jill “Mowgli” Wiederholt, age 7, of Bristol, TN went to be with her Lord on Friday, August 10, 2012 at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital ...

Ellen Gammell

Ellen Drew Gammell, age 61, of Winder passed away Saturday, August 11, 2012. She is survived by her sisters, Marsha Wells (David), Nancy Jenkins; and nieces and nephew, Kimberly, Melissa ...

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Janet Goletz

Janet L. “Walker” Goletz, age 50 of Lawrenceville, passed away Saturday, August 4. 2012. Memorial Services will be held 2 PM, Saturday, August 18, 2012 in the Lawrenceville ...

Sue Higgins

Sue Everett Higgins, age 69 of Dacula, went to be with the Lord on Monday, August 13, 2012. Funeral Services will be held at 2 PM on Thursday, August 16 ...

Katy Couch

Katy Eloise (Green) Couch, 74 of Norcross, GA was taken into the loving arms of the Lord on Sunday August 12, 2012, She was preceded in death by her father ...

Foy Thompson

Foy Thompson, 82, of Peachtree Corners, GA, died August 14, 2012. The funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, August 16th, at Dunwoody Baptist Church. Burial will follow ...

Phyllis Finster

Phyllis Ann Finster, 81, passed away Thursday, August 9, 2012. She was predeceased by her parents, Lyman and Mildred Larned of Middleburgh, NY; her first husband, Robert Folster, and her ...

Susan Hollon

Mrs. Susan C. Hollon, age 53, of Jefferson Ga. who passed away on Monday, August 13, 2012

Johnie Groover

Mrs. Johnie T. Groover, age 89, passed away on Monday, August 13, 2012. Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Lilburn/Tucker Chapel. (770) 564-2726.

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Leah Stevens

Leah Beth Stevens claimed victory over cancer on August 5th, 2012 and is now celebrating eternal life with her Heavenly Father. Her viewing will be held at Victory World Church ...

John Manders, Jr.

John Richard Manders, Jr., of Statham, GA passed away Monday, August 13, 2012.

Michael Durkish

Michael James Durkish, 55, died August 12, 2012.

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Ken Russell

Mr. Ken M. Russell, age 77, of Flowery Branch passed away Friday, August 10, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, following a sudden illness. Memorial Services will be 2:00 p.m ...

Pauline "Polly" Steingetter

Pauline (Polly) Eller Steingetter, age 88, of Snellville, Georgia met her Savior peacefully in her home at 1390 Willow Bend Drive on Tuesday, August 14, 2012. She was preceded in ...

Clyde Arnold

Mr. Clyde Franklin “Frankie” Arnold, age 67, of Athens in the Redstone Community, passed away on Monday, August 13, 2012.

John Montgomery

John Thomas Montgomery, Jr., 58, died August 9, 2012.

Stephen Cardiges

Stephen Robert Cardiges, age 20, of Lawrenceville, GA, passed away on August 12, 2012. He was an avid outdoorsman and an Eagle Scout who was most at peace in the ...