News for Tuesday, August 28, 2012


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PREP ROUNDUP: No. 2 GAC nips No. 3 Walker in five games

A recap of Monday's high school sports events

Short-handed Dream fall to Tulsa's Hodges, Johnson

ATLANTA -- Roneeka Hodges scored 20 points, Temeka Johnson had 17 and the Tulsa Shock beat the short-handed Atlanta Dream 84-80 on Tuesday night to snap a 13-game road losing streak.. The Dream played without guard Angel McCoughtry, who was suspended indefinitely before the game by new coach

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'Opportunity' headed to Gwinnett Place with job incentives

Commissioners establish an Urban Redevelopment Area at Gwinnet Place, the first step in creating an Opportunity Zone, which would allow job tax credits.

Roddick, Venus Williams keep on keeping on at US Open

NEW YORK -- That Andy Roddick's last match as a twentysomething would not be his last match at the 2012 U.S. Open was hardly in doubt Tuesday, especially whenever he was launching that intimidating, tough-to-handle serve of his.. To close the first set: ace at 141 mph.. To

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Gas prices continue to climb

Monday's national average was at its highest level since May 9 and was up about 42 cents from the low reached on July 2.

Council introduces new community development director

PEACHTREE CORNERS -- With more than 15 years of experience in city planning, Diana Wheeler was officially introduced as Peachtree Corners' first community development director during Tuesday's city council meeting.. Wheeler, who is the city's first employee, comes to the city from Alpharetta, where she helped develop it into the

Suwanee lowers millage rate for third straight year

The City Council in Suwanee adopted its annual millage rate, appointed a solicitor and considered a couple of rezoning requests.

High school volleyball state rankings

Here's a look at this week's state volleyball rankings.

High school state softball rankings

A look at this week's state softball rankings.

MLB, ESPN extend television contract

NEW YORK (AP) Major League Baseball and ESPN have extended their television contract through 2021.The deal was announced on Tuesday. It combines rights for TV, radio, digital and international that had been separate. The new single contract adds new rights to air a wild-card game, along with additional

Gwinnett Prep Rally to spotlight Norcross' Kamara

TV show hosted by Daily Post staffers also features Corky Kell Classic highlights

Nike to host basketball camp at South Gwinnett

Event is scheduled for Sept. 8

Hurricane Isaac plays havoc on G-Braves

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Even moving Tuesday's start time up five hours wasn't enough for the Gwinnett Braves to squeeze in the game against Pawtucket before the rains came.. After just about an hour of waiting, the G-Braves game was postponed Tuesday afternoon and rescheduled for 1 p.m. today with free

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Panthers will feature strong Gwinnett presence in 2012 opener

Local Georgia State football notebook

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G-Braves slugger named league's rookie of the year

Mejia puts up huge year against Class AAA competition

Clackson, Duddy re-sign with Gladiators

DULUTH -- The Gwinnett Gladiators added to their roster with the re-signing of forward Chris Clackson and defenseman Sean Duddy on Tuesday.. Clackson spent half of last year in the AHL with Houston, including the last three months of the season, after starting with Gwinnett.. Duddy was brought in

Falcons cut Redman, bring in McCown as No. 2 QB

FLOWERY BRANCH -- The Atlanta Falcons have a new backup for Matt Ryan.. Chris Redman, who spent the last four seasons as Atlanta's No. 2 quarterback, was released Tuesday so the team could sign Luke McCown.. McCown spent the past three seasons with the Jacksonville Jaguars, making two starts among

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Falcons want more than just playoffs

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Falcons have made a habit of reaching the playoffs.. That's not good enough anymore.. A few days after the Falcons were routed by the eventual Super Bowl champion New York Giants in a wild-card game last season, owner Arthur Blank summoned general manager Thomas Dimitroff

Florida OC: 2-QB rotation probably a one-week deal

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- One will start, both will play. And when the season opener is over, No. 23 Florida probably will decide between the two.. Offensive coordinator Brent Pease said Tuesday he's not sure the team's two-quarterback system is viable beyond Saturday's game against Bowling Green, meaning the Gators

Richt won't say if Rambo, Ogletree will play for Georgia on Saturday

ATHENS -- Two of Georgia's defensive standouts are possibly in limbo. Coach Mark Richt isn't saying one way or the other.. Richt still won't confirm whether linebacker Alec Ogletree and safety Bacarri Rambo will be suspended when the No. 6 Bulldogs open their season Saturday against Buffalo.. And Richt seems

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CAL THOMAS: Romney's opportunity

TAMPA, Fla. -- This week when Mitt Romney strides to center stage to deliver his acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention, he might draw inspiration from an unlikely source: the song "I Am What I Am" from the musical "La Cage Aux Folles."

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CLINE: Life on the 'wrong' side of the road

A trip to Ireland meant driving on the "wrong" side of the road and the terror that (sometimes) comes with it.

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Recount gives same results in District 3 race

Tommy Hunter remains the winner in the District 3 commission race, after a recount of last week's GOP runoff.

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Republicans nominate Romney

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney swept to the Republican presidential nomination Tuesday night at a storm-delayed national convention.

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New mileage standards would double fuel efficiency

The Obama administration has finalized new fuel economy rules that will require the fleet-wide average of new cars and trucks sold in the U.S. to double.

25 years for slippery, '90s cocaine kingpin

The takedown of cocaine boss Kip Genter began a month before the Atlanta Olympics. It ended Tuesday.

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Gwinnett-based desert racing team chronicles adventurous race

Peak Empire Racing's Ted Holt discusses completing the grueling Reno to Vegas race

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Two months later, man charged with impersonating officer

Eugene Frank Caporale, 57, arrested following June traffic stop

Alleged wrong-way driver ID'd, victim critical

Driver ID'd as 37-year-old Beverly L. Wilkins of Dacula; charged with DUI, five counts of accident with serious bodily injury

Isaac plays havoc on G-Braves

All fans will receive free admission to Wednesday's 1 p.m. game

Heritage Center to host garage sale for Alzheimer's walk

Garage sale to be held 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, Sept 7; 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8

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Hurricane brings rainy week to Gwinnett

As Isaac morphed from a tropical storm to a full-blown hurricane Tuesday, much of North Georgia was pelted by rain. Meteorologists said residents can expect more of that over the next several days.

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Gov. Deal: No intention of expanding Medicaid

Gov. Nathan Deal says he has no intention of expanding Medicaid under President Barack Obama's 2010 health care overhaul.

Grayson no longer unanimous No. 1 in state football rankings

Associated Press released its state-wide poll on Tuesday

'Careless smoking' cause of Tyler Perry studio fire

Investigators have determined that a fire at filmmaker Tyler Perry's Atlanta studios was caused by "careless smoking."

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Watchdog: 3,600 complaints over naked prince pics

A press watchdog says it has received some 3,600 complaints over The Sun's decision to publish nude photos of Britain's Prince Harry.

Isaac becomes Cat 1 hurricane near Gulf Coast

Isaac became a hurricane Tuesday that could flood the coasts of four states with storm surge and heavy rains on its way to New Orleans.

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Aimee Copeland to visit 'Katie'

Katie Couric says a guest on her upcoming talk show will be Aimee Copeland, the Snellville woman who survived a rare flesh-eating disease.

Man killed while trying to create Bigfoot sighting

A man dressed in a military-style "ghillie" suit and apparently trying to provoke reports of a Bigfoot sighting in northwest Montana was struck by two cars and killed, authorities said.

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Missing Grayson man could be in 'medical distress'

Police seek missing man, last seen Wednesday, who could be in medical distress.

Work begins on new state park at Lake Lanier

Authorities say construction has started at Lake Lanier on what will be Georgia's newest state park.

Ga. base hosting Marines, sailors in Isaac's path

ALBANY -- Thousands of U.S. Marines and sailors in the path of Isaac are taking shelter at a southwest Georgia military base as the storm approaches the Gulf Coast.. Authorities say buses carrying Marines and sailors from Naval Air Station Pensacola in Florida arrived late Monday at Marine Corps Logistics

On heels of controversy, Emory welcomes freshmen

ATLANTA (AP) -- Atlanta's Emory University has welcomed 1,371 new students to Emory College. Another 470 have begun orientation at Oxford College, a two-year Emory program focused on liberal arts.. The class of 2016 arrives in the wake of controversy. Emory recently disclosed that some administrators fudged data for

Atlanta, state officials remove downtown tent camp

ATLANTA (AP) -- City and state officials are taking steps to remove a tent camp used by homeless people under Interstate 20 in downtown Atlanta.. Georgia Department of Transportation crews on Monday told occupants to leave. It was the second time in the past 10 days that the DOT has

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Ga. leader who resigned in scandal tries comeback

Former House Speaker Glenn Richardson said Monday that he will run for an open seat in the state Senate almost three years after he resigned in disgrace following a suicide attempt and amid accusations that he had an affair with a lobbyist.

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Isaac prompts flood watch for parts of SW Georgia

THOMASVILLE (AP) -- Forecasters issued a flood watch for parts of southwest Georgia as Isaac brings the threat of torrential rainfall as it pushes closer to the Gulf Coast.. The National Weather Service on Monday morning issued the flood watch for the Ochlockonee River in Georgia and Florida. Forecasters say

Rocks, debris rain down on motorists from Kennesaw overpass

KENNESAW (AP) -- Police in metro Atlanta are trying to find whoever is responsible for throwing rocks and debris from a railroad overpass onto cars as they drove by on the highway below.. Authorities say several vehicles were damaged early Saturday morning after motorists reported smashed windshields and other damage

Thomas Devlin, III.

Thomas A. Devlin, III, departed this world on August 23rd at the age of 25. A lifelong resident of Gwinnett, Tom is survived by his parents, Melanie and Thomas; his ...

Laura Vandiver

Mrs. Laura Fay Irvin Vandiver, age 58 of Gainesville, GA, who passed away on Saturday, August 25, 2012.

Inez Appling

Mrs. Inez I. Appling, age 88, of Commerce, GA died Sunday, August 26, 2012 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Mrs. Appling was born in Habersham County to the late Samuel ...

Gladys Southerland

Gladys Southerland, age 91, of Norcross, GA, passed away August 25, 2012. Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home, Norcross 770-448-5757.

Jewel Fowler

Jewel Ray Wilson Fowler, age 88, passed away August 25, 2012. Mrs. Fowler was born December 3, 1923 in McDonough, GA. She was preceded in death by her husband of ...

Bruce Harrell

Mr. Bruce Harrell, 58, died August 22, 2012.