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Eyes on London, Aug. 3 edition

News and notes from the London Olympics from Associated Press reporters

Shanteau could get first Olympic medal Saturday

Parkview grad returns to pool for Americans in 4x100 medley relay

Rebounding work leads U.S. women past Czechs

Americans remain unbeaten in Olympic women's basketball

Protesters stage ‘kiss-ins’ at Chick-fil-A

When President Barack Obama said same-sex couples should have the right to marry, it was national news for a few days before the presidential campaign and the country went back to business as usual.

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Protesters stage 'kiss-ins' at Chick-fil-A

Weeks after a fast-food executive doubled down on his opposition to gay marriage, debate rages on about equality, religious values and free speech.

Some boat ramps closing as Lake Lanier level drops

GAINESVILLE -- Some boat ramps are closing at Lake Lanier as the water level continues to drop.. Lake Lanier's water level this week dropped just below 1,063.02 feet above sea level, more than 3 feet lower than it was this time last year.. Pat Robbins, a spokesman for the U.S

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New Falcon Samuel gives fans glimpse of future

Atlanta Falcon fans got their first glimpse of this year's team in action on Friday. In particular offseason free agent pick up Asante Samuel.

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Brookwood grad Zimmerman returns to Gwinnett with Falcons

SUWANEE -- There's no place like home rings true for a member of the 2012 Atlanta Falcons.. Rookie punter Dawson Zimmerman, a Brookwood grad, was signed by his hometown team this offseason as an undrafted free agent after graduating from Clemson University.. "It's a great blessing," said Zimmerman, who

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US women overcome slow start, bounce Czechs 88-61

LONDON -- Rested and refreshed, the U.S. women continue to dominant the Olympic basketball tournament.. Diana Taurasi scored 18 points and Tina Charles had a double-double to lead the Americans to an 88-61 win over the Czech Republic on Friday.. The Americans (4-0) have now won 37 straight games

Lightning triggers fire at Tucker home

Three adults escape unharmed but displaced from home

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Man reported missing from Lilburn assisted living facility

Jeffrey McAliley, 48, was reported missing from a Lilburn assisted living facility on Wednesday

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Huge crowds watch Falcons scrimmage at Peachtree Ridge

Sellout crowd to see Falcons visit Gwinnett high school for fifth year in a row

Batista strong as G-Braves lose late to Durham

DURHAM, N.C. -- In his second start since signing with the Atlanta Braves on July 27, Miguel Batista shined again, throwing five scoreless innings.. But for the second night, the bats were held quiet by the Durham starter. It wasn't until after the starters left that the bats came out

G-Braves looking for Olympic fans

LAWRENCEVILLE -- The Gwinnett Braves are looking to build a crowd for a live television appearance during Atlanta TV station's 11 Alive's Olympic broadcast.. The NBC affiliate will broadcast live from 5 to 6 p.m. Monday at Coolray Field and the event will include prizes, Olympic results and trivia. All

Is I-85 a pipeline for bogus merchandise?

Counterfeit merchandise bound for South Carolina is becoming a common find on Interstate 85, police say.

'09 murder suspect intercepted at ATL airport

Fugivite wanted in 2009 fatal shooting near Norcross is intercepted at Atlanta airport, police say.

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Former officer pleads guilty in fund misuse case

A former Gwinnett County police narcotics investigator pleaded guilty to violating his oath of office and misdemeanor theft.

Grayson latest 8-AAAAA team invited to prestigious baseball tourney

Grayson baseball team invited to the 2013 National High School Invitational

Peachtree Ridge's Taylor signs with Chicago Bandits

Speedy outfielder also staying busy with U.S. National Team

NASCAR Nationwide, Truck Series drivers appearing at Sky Zone

Austin and Ty Dillon, grandsons of Richard Childress, will be in Suwanee on Tuesday

Tardy wins Junior All-Star at 4-over

OCALA, Fla. -- Rising GAC sophomore Bailey Tardy held at least a share of the lead over the entire 54-hole AJGA Junior All-Star, winning the event by four strokes.. Tardy entered the final day with a seven stroke lead and shot a 5-over 77 in her final

Grayson's Obi signed by Falcons

Obi is fourth Gwinnett grad added to Falcons roster.

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YARBROUGH: Watching Olympics, 16 years after Atlanta

Olympics, 16 years after Atlanta Games. Hard to believe, but it has been 16 years since the Olympic Games were held in our state. As I watch the festivities in London, I remembered the phone calls I had received over the past year from media members in Great Britain, asking

LETTERS: Thanks for remembering George Morin

Thanks for remembering George Morin. Kudos on the column ("Remembering ol' Georgie Boy," Aug. 1, 5A). I have wondered why there were no letters to the editor from George Morin for a long time now. I am so sorry to hear of his passing.. I both agreed with, and

LETTERS: Trying to come to terms with Chick-fil-A controversy

Trying to come to terms with Chick-fil-A controversy. I hate politics and I normally steer completely clear of all political discussion, but this whole Chick-fil-A mess has me thinking a lot about my faith, family and friends and I feel like I sort of need to

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LARSON: Lilburn legend spins his wheels in retirement

Larry Lutz didn't set out to be a legend in the tire business. He'd earned a degree in Industrial Management from Georgia Tech, but after some restaurant and sales jobs that didn't seem to suit him, he was looking for another way to earn a living.

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JENKINS: Being a senior doesn't have to mean being a dinosaur

Looking forward to my senior year of high school.

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Parents and students prepare for a new year with back-to-school shopping

Gwinnettians hit the stores to stock up for a new school year.

Annandale Village to put on 'kiss the pig' event

Annandale Village to put on a fundraiser this fallwhere more than a dozen Gwinnett community leaders will compete to kiss a pig.

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GWINNETT GAB: Local lifeguards take first at state event

Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation took first place at the annual Georgia Recreation and Park Association State Lifeguarding Competition July 23 in Clayton County.

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Places around Gwinnett that are educational and fun

Here is a list of eight places to play -- while learning-- in Gwinnett County.

Duluth road, roundabout projects continue despite delays

The city of Duluth staff and consultants recently completed a final inspection list for construction of the McClure Bridge Road and Roundabout projects.

Lilburn, Snellville PDs to host 'National Night Out'

Get togethers meant to raise wareness by offering crime prevention tips, giving residents chance to meet public safety officials

GOOD NEWS: GSMST, GGC among finalists for technology awards

The Technology Association of Georgia and the TAG Education Collaborative has announced the finalists for the first annual S.T.E.M. Education Awards. Among them: Gwinnett School of Math, Science and Technology.

Residents offered discounted trees in Norcross

Norcross residents are eligible for discounted shade trees, which will be delivered and planted for free in November.

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Reed — Nix

P. Douglas and April Reed of Dacula announce the engagement of their daughter, Chelsea Lynn Reed of Dacula, to David Brian Nix of Winterville, son of Diane Woods of Greensboro and Ray Nix of Dawsonville.

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Gathercoal — Kimbro

Jennifer Lynn Gathercoal and Nathaniel Dorsey Kimbro were married May 26.

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Naukkarinen — Lawrence

Ari and Katriina Naukkarinen of Lawrenceville announce the engagement of their daughter, Heta Emilia Naukkarinen of Lawrenceville, to Mike Lawrence of Snellville, son of Jim and Wanda Kirby of Snellville.

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50th anniversary — Prescott

Phillip and Nancy Prescott of Snellville recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

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65th anniversary — Allen

Norris and Joan Allen of Duluth recently celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary.

Free health care breakfast at Gwinnett Tech

Gwinnett Medical Center and Partnership Gwinnett host "A well balanced life; Tools for healither living."

Dietician offers tips for packing healthy school lunches

Dietician: "Set parameters and have the kids get involved"

'Harvest of Art' show in Auburn seeks applicants

Auburn arts center again planning annual fest for September.

New technologies available to parents

As technology improves in the classroom, parents can continue to monitor their students grades and attendance online as well as finding a wealth of resources through the student and parent portals as well as the new initiative, eCLASS.

District offers parents school bus tips

Gwinnett County Public Schools ran school buses on practice routes this week in an effort to familiarize drivers with their presence on the road. The district released some tips for parents who are putting their children on the bus.

Whooping cough on the risel; boosters recommended

Whooping cough cases in metro Atlanta nearly doubled from same timeframe a year ago

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RICH: The baby calf

It was a sweet sight, no doubt. My heart is always drawn to God's animal creatures, especially those who have found themselves abandoned young.

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MCLEOD: How to build a great relationship in 15 minutes a day

Little snippets of time matter. Whether it's breakfast, dinner, your employees or your kids, when you schedule time for positive interaction, you get results.

Simon Kidgits Club to hold back to school event

Parents and children are invited to attend the event at the Mall of Georgia for the latest fall fashions.

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Back to books for city of Buford students

City of Buford students drove, boarded the bus or hitched a ride with their parents for the district's first day of school Friday, an annual occasion that teachers and administrators said is always memorable.

State agencies prepare for more budget cuts

Gov. Nathan Deal is asking state agencies to find another $553 million in reductions through June 2014.

Some boat ramps closing as Lake Lanier level drops

Some boat ramps are closing at Lake Lanier as the water level continues to drop.

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Feds: Father of slain teen tied to drug network

Father of slain Norcross teen has been tied to a network of cocaine and marijuana traffickers, according to a federal indictment.

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Boater faces homicide charge in lake collision

A grand jury has indicted a boater involved in a deadly crash on Lake Lanier who now faces homicide charges.

Johnson reaches hammer throw final

North grad finishes fifth in qualifying round of Olympics.

Storms slam Ga. with lightning bolts, downed trees

Powerful thunderstorms sent a lightning bolt crashing into a home in Fayette County and toppled a tree onto a restaurant in Atlanta.

Gay rights activists plan Chick-fil-A 'Kiss In'

Gay rights activists and other supporters of marriage equality planned a national "Kiss In" at Chick-fil-A restaurants Friday to protest the fast-food chain owners' opposition to same-sex unions.

Wilson Lawrence

Wilson Lawrence age 58, of Tucker, Georgia died August 1, 2012. Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Lilburn/Tucker Chapel. (770) 564-2726.

Clara Carroll

Mrs. Clara Bess Bagwell Carroll, age 91, of Buford, GA, passed away on August 1, 2012. 

Austin Bradshaw

Austin Wayne Bradshaw, age 69, of Norcross, GA passed away Wednesday, July 11, 2012. Austin was born June 14, 1943, in Milton, Fl., to Charles and Edna Bradshaw(deceased). He ...

Doris Martin

Doris B. Martin, age 89, of Statham, GA passed away August 2, 2012.

Paul Romans

Paul Romans, age 63, of Norcross, Georgia died August 1, 2012. Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Lilburn/Tucker Chapel. (770) 564-2726.

William Chandler

William Perry Chandler, age 77, of Conyers, GA passed away on August 1, 2012. Arrangements by Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel. 770-277-4550. 

William Allen

William Lee “Bubba” Allen, age 60, of Buford, died Monday, July 30, 2012. Mr. Allen, born in Atlanta, was a carpenter and a Veteran of the United States ...

Willie Ashworth

Mr. Willie Lee Ashworth, age 90, of Suwanee, GA, passed away on July 31, 2012. 

Nadine Rowell

Mrs. Nadine Fowler Rowell, age 103, of Gainesville, GA, passed away on July 31, 2012. 

Robert Leroux

Robert Leland LeRoux, age 85, of Duluth, GA passed away Thursday, August 2, 2012. Robert was preceded in death by his sister, Betty J. Heeter. He is survived by his ...

Barbara Mcleroy

Mrs. Barbara Ellen Saye McLeroy, age 72, of Athens, GA, who passed away on Thursday, August 2, 2012.

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