News for Saturday, August 25, 2012


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LLWS: Tennessee team staves off wild comeback, advances to title game vs. Japan

California was down by 15 runs before coming back to tie it, but Tennessee stormed onto the Little League World Series championship game today against Japan after scoring nine runs in the seventh inning to win, 24-16.

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Hamlin wins NASCAR Sprint Cup stop at Bristol late Saturday

Denny Hamlin's win late Saturday night at Bristol puts him the driver's seat to beat the top seed headed into the NASCAR Sprint Cup Chase for the Championship.

Augustus, Brunson lead Lynx past Dream 84-74

ATLANTA -- Seimone Augustus kept the Minnesota Lynx rolling.Angel McCoughtry kept the Atlanta Dream wondering.. Augustus scored 23 points, Rebekkah Brunson added 21 and the Minnesota Lynx won their sixth straight game with an 84-74 victory over the Atlanta Dream on Saturday night.. The victory at Phillips Arena was Minnesota's

PREP ROUNDUP: Bulldogs roll to Forsyth Challenge tournament title

A look at Saturday's Gwinnett prep action.

Teheran strong in one-run loss

LAWRENCEVILLE -- The Gwinnett Braves entertained their second-largest crowd of the season on Saturday night and the 9,096 fans were treated to a good, old fashioned pitchers' duel.. Gwinnett's top prospect Julio Teheran, who has had an up-and-down season, was on one of his upswings on Saturday

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Heyward, Minor lead Braves past Giants

SAN FRANCISCO -- Jason Heyward credits the crowd as much as anything for his success in San Francisco.. Heyward hit a three-run homer and Mike Minor won for the first time in five starts as the Atlanta Braves beat the Giants 7-3 on Saturday, ending San Francisco's five-game

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Collins Hill's Moore returns as Olympic gold medalist

WNBA star enjoys first trip home since success in London

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GGC kicks off first sporting event

Georga Gwinnett College kicked off its first athletics event on Saturday with a pair of soccer games.

6 involved in 316 wrong way crash

Six people were transported to area hospitals late Friday night after a wrong way crash on Ga. 316.

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Camden humbles Lions 42-0 in Corky Kell Classic

Peachtree Ridge tasted its worst loss since 2004.

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O'REILLY: Shrinking from the debate

Presidential debates are largely a sham.

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PARKER: A life well lived

TAMPA, Fla. -- I had hoped he would wait until I got here, but he was in a rush to go. "I'm dead," he said a couple of days before he was. "I died yesterday," he said a few minutes later.

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CEPEDA: Making lunch something to chew on

CHICAGO -- Last week, as I basked in my son's glowing account of his first full day of school, I thought about Talia Bradley and Antonia Ritter.

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Grizzlies men, women put on offensive show in inaugural soccer games

Georgia Gwinnett College's soccer teams put on offensive showcases, won first sporting events in program history.

Storm forces GOP to delay convention

Republican officials abruptly announced plans Saturday night to scrap the first day of their national convention, bowing to the threat of Tropical Storm Isaac as it bore down menacingly on Florida.

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Bulldogs beat buzzer, Colquitt Co. 16-14

North Gwinnett-Colquitt Co. game story

Gwinnett County road closures, Aug. 26 through Sept. 1

Gwinnett County road closures, Aug. 26 through Sept. 1

Lawrenceville ramping up cleanup efforts

Despite solid report, four major areas that "need work" identified; $20,000 in grants available soon

Suwanee restaurant offers cooking class series

Moondance Restaurant and Lounge offers three cooking classes, starting Aug. 26.

The Little Gym kicks off shoe collection

The Little Gym of Snellville is trying to gather one million pairs of shoes to donate to an international charity.

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Annual Polish festival draws big crowds

The fourth annual Polish Pierogi Festival was hosted by St. Marguerite d'Youville Catholic Church in Lawrenceville on Saturday.

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Consistent Hawks win Stage Races

DULUTH -- Mill Creek didn't win any of the five stages during the Peachtree Ridge-Walton Stage Races, but second-place finishes in all five stages propelled them to a team win Saturday at the Rivergreen Complex.. St. Pius X also scored 10 points to tie for first, winning three

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Defending state champion Grayson surges in fourth quarter for win

Defending state champion Grayson opened the season with a 31-12 win over McEachern in the Corky Kell Classic.

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Neil Armstrong, 1st man on the moon, dies at 82

CINCINNATI -- Neil Armstrong was a quiet self-described nerdy engineer who became a global hero when as a steely-nerved pilot he made "one giant leap for mankind" with a small step on to the moon. The modest man who had people on Earth entranced and awed from almost

Neil Armstrong, first man on moon, dies at 82

First man on the moon dies

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Marching bands gear up for season

The marching bands at North Gwinnett and Peachtree Ridge have practiced since before school started, and for the seniors, they're excited for their last fall season.

School lunch menus for the week of Aug. 27

School lunch menus for the week of Aug. 27 through Aug. 31.

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Suwanee housing market continues rebound

There are 34 homes under construction in Suwanee as the city continues to buck real estate trends around the region and country.

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Former mayor reflects on T-SPLOST campaign

Former Suwanee Mayor Dave Williams reflects on his involvement in the campaign to pass the transportation referendum last month.

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Ulp caps summer as Grand Champion

Bailey Ulp began playing on the Atlanta Junior Golf Association tour at age 8.. He knows most of the players and has watched his game grow each summer playing in AJGA and other tours' events. And this summer, the North Gwinnett golfer, saw his game take big strides and ended

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Alternative plans continue with PIB medians

City officials are looking at alternatives to the medians along Peachtree Industrial Boulevard to keep the unique look, but combat weed problems.

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Suwanee paving project begins

A citywide paving project began this week. About three miles of roads will be resurfaced.

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North awaits another challenge in football showcase event

A look at North Gwinnett's football game against A.C Flora in Sept. 1 National High School Gridiron Challenge

Miss Georgia to grand marshall Suwanee Day parade

The reigning Miss Georgia, a Suwanee resident, whill be the grand marshall of the Suwanee Day parade.

Molly Maid franchise proud to support domestic violence awareness

A Suwanee couple opened a Molly Maid franchise about two years ago, and have watched it grow to serve clients around Gwinnett County.

GCPS enrollment surging past projections

GCPS enrollment surging past projections.

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Sensory room paying dividends for autism students

This is the first school year that Level Creek Elementary is using a sensory room for students with autism.

Weekly Suwanee police incidents

Weekly police incidents around Suwanee.

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FARNER: Local, national politics provides loads of entertainment

Again we're reminded this week that politics is as entertaining as a prime time drama or playoff sporting event.

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Lawrenceville brings local art to windows of vacant storefronts

Mayor Johnson: Art from North Gwinnett Arts Association was easy sell to owners of vacant Lawrenceville properties

Ghost stories sought for Winder 'Fright Night'

Local ghost stories sought for spooky Winder event this year.

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Roman -- Ikpa

Roman -- Ikpa. Israel and Mercedes Roman of Lawrenceville announce the engagement of their daughter, Talia Hiselle Roman of Atlanta to Emeka Dashawn Ikpa of Atlanta, son of Donnie and Tina Ikpa of Lawrenceville.. The bride is the granddaughter of Christina Gonzalez of Miami. She is a graduate of Berkmar

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JENKINS: Another new school year, another lesson in basic Socialism

The first lesson of the new school year is delivered even before classes convene, when Mom and Dad download little Johnny and Susie's supply lists. Call it Socialism 101. If the course had a textbook, it would be Hillary Clinton's "It Takes a Village.". Consider the list for one

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Harper -- Childers

Harper -- Childers. Raymond and Resa Harper of Barnesville announce the engagement of their daughter, Katie Lee Harper of Barnesville, to Jeremy James Childers of Braselton, son of James and Marie Childers of Dacula.. The bride-elect is a graduate of Mary Persons High School and Georgia College and State

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Cash -- Palmer

Cash -- Palmer. Dwayne and Teresa Cash of Buford announce the engagement of their daughter Meredith Christina Cash of Buford to William Nicholas Palmer, son of Billy and Ellen Palmer, all of Cleveland.The wedding is planned for Sept. 22 in Auburn

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LARSON: Library offers ideas whole community can cherish

I was amazed and delighted at how many columns about the arts in Gwinnett I had fall into my lap over the last few months. Not only did I get to write about the art scene in our county, but through responses to my columns, I also connected with several

GAB: Group plans 24th annual Shore Sweep

The Lake Lanier Association is hosting the 24th annual Shore Sweep Sept. 29.

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GOOD NEWS FROM SCHOOLS: GSMST is finalist for STEM award

Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology (GSMST) has been named a finalist in the first annual S.T.E.M. education awards, sponsored by the Technology Association of Georgia and the TAG Education Collaborative.

Muscular dystrophy fundraiser is Thursday

A local event that takes aim at finding a cure for muscular dystrophy is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday at the Wildwood at Meadowgate Clubhouse in Loganville.

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Anderson -- Leonard

Anderson -- Leonard. Skip and Terry Anderson of Snellville announce the engagement of their daughter, Kaitlyn Hope Anderson, to Kevin Matthew Leonard, son of Randy and Debi Leonard of St. Augustine, Fla.. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Portoghese of Apopka, Fla., the late Mr

Big Band swing party comes to Lawrenceville

550 Trackside hosts a Roaring '20s dance party with Capitol City Xpress performing live.

New city hires community development veteran

Peachtree Corners hires Diana Wheeler as community development director

Senior computer classes offered at Gwinnett parks

Classes available at Bethesda and George Pierce Parks

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Bowling -- Guzzardo

Bowling -- Guzzardo. Donald W. Bowling of Alpharetta and Karen Smith of Lawrenceville announce the engagement of their daughter, Shelby Christina Bowling of Lawrenceville, to Jason Gregory Guzzardo, son of Mr. and Mrs. Greg Guzzardo, all of Lawrenceville.. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Walter and Mary

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McLEOD: Four patterns of excuse-making and how to avoid them

We've all heard (and given) our share of excuses.. "My computer crashed, I got stuck in traffic, no one told me I was supposed to do it, the dog ate my homework.". It's frustrating to encounter in others, but we're often guilty ourselves, "I was sooo busy. My travel

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RICH: The bet

When it comes to knowing affairs of the heart, it's not a good idea to bet against me.

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Braves' slide continues with second straight loss to Giants late Friday

Angel Pagan and Buster Posey, back from a short stint on injury list, lead the Giants past Braves, 5-3.

Margaret Herman

Margaret Ann Chauvin Herman, age 78 of Duluth, died August 23, 2012. A Memorial Mass will be said 10:30 AM Saturday August 25, 2012 at the Catholic Church of St ...

Kathleen Bryant

Mrs. Kathleen Sybil Mills Bryant, 75, of Jefferson, Ga. who passed away Friday, August 24, 2012.

Joseph Roberts

Joseph “Joe” Price Roberts, age 29 of Grayson, died Friday, August 24, 2012. Memorial Services will be held 6 PM, Monday, August 27, 2012 in the Loganville Chapel ...

Mike Paden

Mike Paden, age 62, of Huntsville, AL, passed away August 24, 2012. Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Lawrenceville, 770-962-3100. 

Eugene Brooks

Eugene J. Brooks, age 85, of Loganville, GA, passed away August 23, 2012. Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Loganville 770-466-1544. 

Michael Suri

Mr. Michael K. Suri, age 48, of Buford, GA passed away Thursday, August 16, 2012. He is survived by his mother, Audrey W. Suri, Buford, GA; sisters and brothers-in ...

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Falcons roll Dolphins, get first preseason W

The Falcons played their starters for the entire first half but didn't start pouring it on the Dolphins until the second half, when Atlanta outscored Miami, 14-0, to run away for the 23-6 victory.

Samsung ordered to pay Apple $1.05B in patent case

After a year of scorched-earth litigation, a jury decided Friday that Samsung ripped off the innovative technology used by Apple to create its revolutionary iPhone and iPad.