News for Wednesday, August 22, 2012


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Berkmar, Duluth honored for sportsmanship

Berkmar and Duluth high schools have been recognized by the Georgia High School Association and Georgia's Electric Membership Cooperatives for exemplary sportsmanship.

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Public invited into sneak peek at GBT's new studio

The Lawrenceville location is slated to open in early September.

Search for man missing on Lanier scaled back

Jeffrey Nause, 44, believed to have jumped from a friend's sailboat on Saturday

PREP ROUNDUP: Chambers, Parkview remain unbeaten with win over Lions

A recap of Wednesday's high school sports events

Lyttle, Hayes lead Dream past Sky 82-78

ATLANTA -- Sancho Lyttle had 24 points and Tiffany Hayes scored 18 to lead the short-handed Atlanta Dream to an 82-71 victory over the Chicago Sky on Wednesday night.. Atlanta (11-11), playing without star forward Angel McCoughtry, had a 17-point halftime lead cut to three midway through the

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Medlen pitches Braves to 5-1 win over Nationals

WASHINGTON -- Kris Medlen pitched seven shutout innings in his latest winning performance and Martin Prado's two-run double proved decisive to help the Braves end a four-game losing streak with a 5-1 victory over the Washington Nationals on Wednesday night.. Medlen (5-1) allowed seven hits while striking out

UGA Game Ball Relay fundraiser planned for opener

Event to raise funds for the Shepherd Center

GSA Phoenix finishes runner-up at U19 Nationals

Dacula's Junuzovic earns tourney MVP award

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Schmitt goes back to school after Olympic stardom

ATHENS -- From Olympic star to just another college student.. For Allison Schmitt, there was hardly any time to savor her breakout performance at the London Games, where she won a total of five medals in swimming. She had to get back to Georgia for the start of her senior

Prep Rally kicks off 20th season with football preview

Daily Post's Cline, Hammock break down the upcoming football season

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Cremins rallying Georgia Tech's former hoops players

ATLANTA -- Bobby Cremins is rallying Georgia Tech's old-timers for the program's new coach.. Cremins, who retired in March as the College of Charleston's coach, was back at Georgia Tech on Wednesday. Cremins said he is recruiting former players, assistant coaches and student managers to return as a show

Georgia Tech looking to tighten up on defense

ATLANTA -- The triple-option offense gets most of the attention at Georgia Tech.. The Yellow Jackets know their title hopes will likely depend on what they do on the other side of the line.. While the Atlantic Coast Conference school has piled up big rushing totals during Paul Johnson's

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Providence football continues to grow

New program in transition from middle school football to first JV team

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Gladiators' Brandt finds 'best of both worlds' playing and coaching

DULUTH -- No one has played more games in a Gwinnett Gladiators jersey than Andy Brandt.. The well-liked, versatile forward is coming back for another season.. Brandt's signing was announced by the team Wednesday. But it wasn't an easy decision for the durable 28-year-old.. Brandt has played

Keselowski eyeing title bid as Chase approaches

BROOKLYN, Mich. -- Brad Keselowski is talking the talk of a title contender.. The 28-year-old Keselowski probably won't need a wild card to reach the Chase for the Sprint Cup this year. He's near the top of the standings after back-to-back second-place finishes at Watkins

Kickoff luncheon offer laughs before Corky Kell wars

Coverage of Wednesday's 2012 Corky Kell Classic media luncheon

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HAMMOCK: Hawks' Governale staying positive after cruel twist

Mill Creek junior tears ACL a second time, ending his 2012 season before it began

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CEPEDA: Learning by example -- what an idea

CHICAGO -- Every once in a while you hear about an education reform measure that just simply makes sense. Newly in vogue: Showing teachers how great teachers teach.

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THOMAS: Trapping season for Republicans

It's trapping season. The targets are Republicans, whom the Democratic-friendly media (the trappers) hunt in order to smear -- especially the Romney-Ryan ticket -- forcing them off message.

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G-Braves Butter making Coolray Field greener every day

Chris Ball is in his first year caring for the grounds at Coolray Field. Ball has been the national Class A turf manager of the year twice in his career.

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Aimee Copeland back home after graduating from rehab

Family was planning a movie night together to celebrate Aimee Copeland's first night at home since late April

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Beaudreau considering recount in commission race

Commissioner considers calling for a recount in runoff election.

POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Colleague says Balfour should pay bigger fine

A senator calls for stiffer punishment for Balfour in minority report; Deal to address Chamber Thursday.

Buford football legend embroiled in sexting investigation

Buford football legend embroiled in sexting controversy involving a parent with the DeKalb team he's currently coaching.

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6 officers barely escape fleeing suspect's vehicle

Telvan Tillis, 20, arrested on six counts of aggravated assault, two counts of obstruction and fleeing

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Prison employee charged with aiding escape, violating oath

Phillips State Prison employee arrested on charges he aided inmate's escape, violated oath.

BUSINESS BRIEFS: Paul Davis Restoration expanding

Norcross-based Paul Davis Restoration has announced that the company will expand with a new territory for customers in North Fulton and Forsyth counties.

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Providence's McHugh called up to majors

Right-hander called up to start Thursday in place of Santana

GAB: Organization holds education forum

The Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education and the Geoirga School Boards Association will hold a half-day session Aug. 28 at UGA-Gwinnett Campus.

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GMC's Strickland Heart Center earns LEED certification

40,000-square-foot Strickland Heart Center awarded LEED Silver certification

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Men sentenced to 5 years each in Ga. militia plot

Two Georgia men were sentenced Wednesday to five years each in prison for trying to get an unregistered explosive and an illegal gun silencer in what prosecutors describe as a plot to attack government targets.

Group says settlement reached in police HIV case

ATLANTA (AP) -- A man with HIV who said he was denied a position with the police force has reached a settlement with the city of Atlanta, his lawyers said Wednesday.. The city would pay $250,000 under terms of the agreement, Lambda Legal said. The deal must still be approved

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Chambliss talks about need to tackle deficit

U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss speaks at Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce event Wednesday.

Decomposed body washes ashore at Ga. military base

U.S. Army investigators are working to confirm the identity of a decomposed body that washed ashore onto Fort Benning from a creek that flows into the Chattahoochee River.

Another board member resigns at student newspaper

ATHENS (AP) -- Another member of the board that oversees a University of Georgia student newspaper has stepped down and is calling for a third board member to resign.. Charles Russell of Atlanta resigned. He said in a statement that he can't be part of what the board is about

Ga. students make slight gains on ACT scores

Georgia students' overall performance on the ACT college-entrance exam rose slightly this year, as the number of students taking the test continued to increase.

Ga. woman falls in crosswalk, is killed by car

ACWORTH (AP) -- Authorities say a woman has died after falling in a crosswalk and then being struck by a car as she tried to cross a highway northwest of Atlanta.. The Georgia State Patrol says 51-year-old Melanie June Mayes of Acworth died Monday night.. State Patrol spokesman

Man facing 37-count indictment defeats Ga. sheriff

JONESBORO(AP) -- A candidate for sheriff won his election despite facing a 37-count indictment, which could bring a lengthy prison term if he's convicted.. Challenger Victor Hill defeated incumbent Clayton County Sheriff Kem Kimbrough in Tuesday's primary election. Hill got about 53.7 percent of the vote.. Hill has

Billy Joe Griswell

Billy Joe Griswell, 73 of Lawrenceville, formerly of Clarkston, Ga. died August 18th 2012. Mr. Griswell was a devoted husband and father who enjoyed working with his hands and fixing ...

Tommie White

Tommie Wayne White., 65, died August 14, 2012.

Charlene Kerry

Mrs. Charlene Bantis Kerry, age 54, of Suwanee, GA passed away Monday, August 13, 2012. She was preceded in death by her father, Charles Bantis and mother, Lucia Bantis. She ...

Denise Deneweth

Denise J. Deneweth, 62, died August 15, 2012.

Mary Lou Puckett

Mary Lou Puckett, age 86 of Suwanee, died August 20, 2012. A Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday August 24, 2012 at Bill Head Funeral ...

Paul Hinckley

Paul Joseph Hinckley, 56, died August 15, 2012.

Juanita Holcombe

Juanita M. Holcombe, 77 of Lawrenceville (formerly of Marietta) died on Monday, August 20, 2012. Services will be held at 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 22nd at Mayes Ward-Dobbins Chapel ...

Troy Nichols

Troy Nichols age 83 of Lawrenceville, GA passed away August 20, 2012. He was preceded in death by his brother Larry Nichols; granddaughter, Alexandra Rose Burkholder and his wife Leta ...