News for Tuesday, August 21, 2012


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PREP ROUNDUP: Shiloh volleyball opens season with two wins

A recap of Tuesday's high school sports events

NHL labor talks to resume with wide gap to bridge

NHL labor talks are set to resume with a wide gap remaining and time running out to avoid a potential lockout.

Strasburg leads Nationals to win over Braves

Stephen Strasburg struck out 10 batters and allowed one run in six innings for his 15th win in one of his final starts of the season as the Washington Nationals beat the Atlanta Braves 4-1 on Tuesday night.

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Batchelor battle highlights Brookwood win over Grayson

It was a moment both Bill and Carley Batchelor knew was coming for years.

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Hunter squeaks by Beaudreau in commission runoff

The third time was the charm for Tommy Hunter, who prevailed in a tight race for county commission in a runoff Tuesday. Hunter defeated Gwinnett’s longest-serving current Commissioner Mike Beaudreau by just 56 votes.

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Schrader, Brantley roll to victory in superior, state court races

Voting for Gwinnett’s next superior court judge turned Tuesday’s election into more of a runaway than a runoff.

North's Hall commits to Elon softball

Senior was an all-county and all-region selection last season

South's Patterson commits to Reinhardt baseball

Senior earned all-county and all-region honors last season

Mill Creek to host charity golf tourney for Markham

Event to raise money for cancer research, honor longtime educator

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Falcons try to sort out a crowded secondary

Brent Grimes tears off from one practice field to the next, leaping over a tackling pad that's about as tall as he is along the way.

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CLINE: Remembering letters from the editor

Postcard request brings back good memories

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THOMAS: A debate about debates defines a "debate" as: "A formal contest in which the affirmative and negative sides of a proposition are advocated by opposing speakers.". That is not what will take place during three exchanges between President Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, or the one vice-presidential exchange between

Election results

Election results from the 2012 primary runoff.

G-Braves' Monday collapse lingers in second straight loss

Two games after the Gwinnett Braves finished off a stretch of the biggest offensive output of the season, the bats never woke up Tuesday.

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SUPER SIX: Kamara continues long line of standouts at Norcross

Norcross' Alvin Kamara is rated the state's top running back.

Students invited to join 'Stay in Shape' competition

Winners will join Gov. Nathan Deal on the field before the Atlanta Falcons game on Sept. 30

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GCPS enrollment surging past projections

The tally of students in Gwinnett County Public Schools continues to rise much to the surprise of staff, who said it looks like the district will see much more growth than in the last couple years.

Eastside offering new treatment for severe asthma

Bronchial thermoplasty was recently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration

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Fourth day of searches for missing boater fruitless

Fourth day of Lake Lanier searches for missing Atlanta CEO are fruitless, authorities say.

Water, sewer pipe upgrades coming to older communities

Commissioners approve four projects to replace old water and sewer pipes prone to breaking.

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Wife charged with plunging steak knife in man's back

Wife charged with plunging steak knife in husband's back.

Federal agents raid 4 Atlanta area smoking shops

Federal agents have raided four metro Atlanta smoking shops seeking evidence related to synthetic marijuana and bath salts.

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Bond set for widow charged in husband's killing

A judge set a $500,000 bond Tuesday for the woman who is charged in her husband's slaying outside a suburban Atlanta preschool.

AP releases prep football preseason poll

Grayson starts the season at No. 1 in state's first Class AAAAAA poll

Fire scorches big, vacant home

Fire that destroyed a large vacant home in Lawrenceville is under investigation.

Man hospitalized after leaping from burning home

Snellville man escapes fire by jumping from a second-story window, officials say.

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Zoo Atlanta mourns death of 50-year-old gorilla

Atlanta's zoo is mourning the death of a male lowland gorilla. Zoo Atlanta says 50-year-old Ivan never regained consciousness after he was put under general anesthesia Monday for a diagnostic assessment.

Jekyll Island seeks help reducing turtle roadkill

JEKYLL ISLAND -- Jekyll Island's nonprofit foundation is seeking donations to help save a native turtle species that often ends up as roadkill.. Diamondback terrapins, which grow up to 7 inches long, thrive in the marshes off the Georgia island. But during nesting season, female terrapins seek to lay their

Father slain while taking kids home from school

STONE MOUNTAIN (AP) -- Police say robbery might have been the motive in the slaying of a 57-year-old man who was gunned down in front of his estranged wife and their two children outside his Stone Mountain town home.. Authorities say Yahya Abajobir was taking the children home

Task force: Cameras could cut crime near colleges

ATLANTA (AP) -- A task force is recommending that colleges and universities in Atlanta work with police to pay more attention to areas bordering their campuses.. Its top recommendation: More surveillance cameras to focus on areas "in the immediate vicinity" of campuses.. Areas surrounding campuses can be fertile territory for

Georgia Tech cuts summer commencement

ATLANTA (AP) -- The Georgia Institute of Technology is eliminating summer commencement ceremonies to save money.. The Atlanta university announced that it will hold two commencement ceremonies each year -- one in the fall and another in the spring -- instead of three.. Georgia Tech spokesman Matt Nagel says that the change

Airport plans meeting after skydivers land on base

ST. MARYS, Ga. (AP) -- Airport officials in St. Marys plan a special meeting to address security concerns after two skydivers missed the airfield along Georgia's coast and landed on a high-security submarine base.. Airport officials are planning the meeting for Wednesday.. Officials say they want to know what

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Ailing Snellville woman continues struggle (UPDATE)

Despite showing some signs of recovery Monday evening, the condition of a local woman who’s been battling a severe bacterial infection worsened Tuesday.

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Light turnout expected for runoff

Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. today.

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Braves lose heartbreaker in 13th inning to Nationals

Washington pushes lead in NL East to six games

Connie Reynolds

Connie Virginia Nutt Reynolds, age 68, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on August 19, 2012. Arrangements by Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel. 770-277-4550. 

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William "Bill" Little

Mr. William M. “Bill” Little, age 82, of Buford, GA passed away Sunday, August 19, 2012. He was preceded in death by his wife of forty-one years ...

Eddie Owens

Eddie Ray Owens, age 62, of Buford, GA passed away Sunday, August 19, 2012. He survived by his wife, Mildred Owens; son, Jason Samples & wife, Kellie; brother, Barry Owens ...

Mary Cox

Mary Lucy Cox, age 58, of Talmo, passed away, Sunday, August 19, 2012.

2 student editors rejoin Univ. of Ga. newspaper

The top two editors at the student-run newspaper at the University of Georgia have been reinstated after walking out along with other student journalists amid a dispute over editorial control.