News for Saturday, August 4, 2012


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Furyk takes 1-shot lead into the final round

AKRON, Ohio (AP) Jim Furyk spent more time looking at the forecast than the leaderboard Saturday in the Bridgestone Invitational.He's not sure which one looks more favorable.. Furyk missed a couple of birdie chances early in the third round, and then was more than happy to settle for pars on

Maxwell, Harrell help Astros take rare victory

ATLANTA -- Justin Maxwell had a career-high four hits, including two homers, rookie Lucas Harrell won his first career start at Turner Field, and the Houston Astros snapped a four-game losing streak with a 3-2 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Saturday night.. The Astros won for just

Carr nets game-winner in Silverbacks' win over Strikers

ATLANTA -- Central grad Borfor Carr came to the Silverbacks early this year and has seen all of the almost wins and losing streaks up close. With a team full of newcomers under interim coach Eric Wynalda, he is one player who has stayed on the field despite the influx

Bulls hand G-Braves third straight loss

DURHAM, N.C. -- The Durham Bulls plated three runs in the bottom of the second against G-Braves starter Julio Teheran and it was all they'd need in a 3-2 win in game three of the four-game series Saturday night at Durham Bulls Athletic Park.. Gwinnett took an early

Saints play 1st game without suspended coach Payton

CANTON, Ohio -- The Saints haven't seemed all that far removed from suspended coach Sean Payton.. When they walked into their indoor practice facility last month, they saw a large mural of the coach glaring at them with the message "Do your job" -- his parting words before starting a

Gwinnett County road closures, Aug. 5 through 11

-- Alcovy Road fromCampbell Road to West Drowning Creek Roadwillrequire intermittent lane closures between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. through December for roadway improvements associated with Sugarloaf Parkway extension.. -- Bramlett Shoals Road from Brooks Road to Bramlett Shoals Road Connector will require intermittent lane closures between 9 a.m. and

POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Senator ties private sector to aid developing countries

U.S. Sen. Isakson says business should be involved in aiding developing countries; Brooks talks about special election, priorities.

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New school year marks growth slowdown at GCPS

Another year began for more than 162,635 students of Gwinnett County Public Schools. Enrollment numbers have continued to increase, but growth has slowed.

Loganville community unites against rash of arson

Neighborhood galvanizes in face of arson fires and other crimes.

Divorced couple dead in apparent murder-suicide

Divorced couple found dead in the Lawrenceville home they shared in what police are calling a murder-suicide.

Public asked to nominate favorite teachers

Winners will receive cash prizes.

New start and end times for three schools

Three of Gwinnett County's public schools will have new starting and ending times for the new school year.

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Hudgens Center seeking member only art for exhibit

The exhibit will be on display from Sept. 11 to Dec. 22.

Gwinnett's transportation future uncertain after tax defeat

Gwinnett and state leaders look at funding for local projects, after the defeat of the regional transportation sales tax last week.

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Motions filed, molestation trial delayed again for former Boy Scout leader

Judge William Ray, sixth judge assigned to the case, was recently appointed to Georgia Court of Appeals

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Linemen become the stars on Hall of Fame weekend

CANTON, Ohio -- They blocked and tackled and got lost in those scrums at the line of scrimmage, overshadowed by the guys who handled the ball and soaked in the moments of glory.. It all changes in Canton this weekend, when a group of linemen become the stars of the

Eagle alum Galindo wins McCormick road race

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Collins Hill grad Carlos Galindo is familiar with the Dennis McCormick Road Race, having run in it in high school.. Now a runner at Georgia State, Galindo returned to his alma mater on Saturday to win the 16th annual race.. "It's fun and good training for the upcoming

Duluth's Green returns to majors with Marlins

Nick Green is back in the majors, the Miami Marlins becoming the Duluth graduate's eighth team.. The veteran infielder was promoted from Class AAA New Orleans on Saturday when the Marlins had to put Emilio Bonafacio on the disabled list after he reinjured his left thumb the night before at

MINOR LEAGUE NOTES: McHugh's good work not reflected in record

Colin McHugh was promoted to Buffalo in time to face the Gwinnett Braves this season, but he has quickly established himself as a Class AAA pitcher.. The New York Mets prospect from Providence Christian just doesn't have much to show for his efforts with the Bisons in the way of

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Brookwood grad Heffley big part of Rome Braves turnaround

ROME -- Ross Heffley certainly isn't the whole reason for the Rome Braves' stunning turnaround to their season. But there is no doubt that the Brookwood graduate is playing a significant role in it.. "He's really added to our ballclub," Rome manager Randy Ingle said of his little second

Tech hoping for quick start to 2012 campaign

Story on Georgia Tech's football media day

Keselowski hoping for repeat victory at Pocono

LONG POND, Pa. -- Brad Keselowski won last August at Pocono driving 500 miles on a broken left ankle.. Well, today's race is only 400 miles and his ankle is feeling pretty good these days.. Imagine what he can do here when healthy.. Keselowski's victory placed him in prime position

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Montoya takes pole at Pocono Raceway

LONG POND, Pa. -- Juan Pablo Montoya's contribution to the NASCAR highlight reel so far this season was his crash into a jet dryer in the season-opening Daytona 500.. Montoya finally had a bright spot that didn't involve explosions and raging fuel fires.. He turned a lap of 176.043

Russia ends US streak in men's volleyball

LONDON (AP) The U.S. men's volleyball team learned there's no relaxing against the Russians.The United States took a two-set lead against Russia in preliminary round play on Saturday, but ultimately lost 3-2. It snapped an 11-match winning streak in Olympic play, dating to the Americans' undefeated march to

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OREILLY: Playing chicken with gay marriage

When the New York Post puts a fast-food chicken franchise on page one, you know some feathers have been ruffled, so to speak. And, indeed, the Chick-fil-A outfit can forget about catering any gay marriage receptions, because the company's president, Dan Cathy, recently told an Atlanta radio

LETTERS: Commissioner responds to Partnership Gwinnett concerns

Concerns over transparency, funding heard. Concerns over transparency, funding heard. I have recently received a great deal of feedback from residents in the form of emails and news stories questioning the county's funding of the Chamber of Commerce-led Partnership Gwinnett economic development initiative. They voice concerns that the money

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CEPEDA: Our intolerant nation

Nation gets more intolerant. CHICAGO -- Did you enjoy the unofficial National Eat Fried Food for Freedom Day on Wednesday?. I declined to participate after awakening to typically hyperbolic emails from the local tea party inviting me to my local Chick-fil-A restaurant to fight against the "lefty movement

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PARKER: First lady blues

Mrs. Obama gets the blues. WASHINGTON -- Not surprisingly, Barbara Bush said it most succinctly: "The first lady is going to be criticized no matter what she does.". And how.. One needn't prod Michelle Obama for confirmation -- or most any other first lady in history. There is no

LETTERS: With T-SPLOST defeated, state will have to budget properly

Now state can practice living within its means. To Gov. Deal and all T-SPLOST supporters, since this failed, you will have to do what 98 percent of the state of Georgia and probably the United States, does -- budget your money properly.. Mr. Deal, you said it very simply

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Amid construction, North students, teachers begin school year

North Gwinnett High School opens the school year under construction as students and teachers at the land-locked property are working around a three-story addition scheduled to be finished in December, 2013.

Annandale to hold disaster preparedness symposium

Concerts and movies are coming to Suwanee's Town Center Park.

Suwanee DDA holds retreat to brainstorm ideas

Members of the Suwanee Downtown Development Authority met late last month for a retreat where they brainstormed about ideas for the city.

Road projects move on without T-SPLOST

Projects that could have been funded by money Suwanee would have received from the passing of a TSPLOST will be funded in other ways.

Weekly Suwanee police incidents

Weekly police incidents around Suwanee over the last week.

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Hawks' Teague hosts camp at Suwanee Sports Academy

Point guard worked with local talent this week

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George Pierce Park hosts photography exhibits

Works from two Gwinnett photographers are on display at George Pierce Park in Suwanee.

Playing days over, Tamburo takes on coaching at UGA

Former North Gwinnett QB Mikey Tamburo is now an assistant coach with UGA.

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FARNER: Novelty of Olympics delights novice fans

Observations from the first week of the Olympics.

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Chick-fil-A supporters recognize appreciation day

Customers flocked to Chick-fil-A in Suwanee on Wednesday to show their support of the restaurant following comments from its president about traditional marriage.

North ready to begin year with Bulldog Dash

The Bulldog Dash, a 5K road race, is in its 14th year.

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Brooks expected to join BOC soon

Jace Brooks is expected to join the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners soon after winning the District 1 election on Tuesday.

Bryan brothers win doubles championship

American pair on top at Wimbledon

Moore knows her role on U.S. women's basketball team

Collins Hill grad aims to cause chaos for opponents off U.S. bench

Phelps closes career with one final victory

Most decorated Olympian ever also honored with post-race ceremony

Russia ends U.S. streak in volleyball

Loss prevents Americans from clinching top seed

Jamaican edges American in 100-meter dash

World champion falls just short Saturday

Records fall as American wins shooting gold

Gray nearly perfect in 50-meter, three-position rifle shooting

U.S. men's hoops survives scare from Lithuania

LeBron steps up in closing minutes to rescue Americans

Czechs stand in way of Williams sisters in doubles final

Serena aiming for weekend double; Venus after record fourth tennis gold

Federer-Murray rematch at Wimbledon to decide Olympic champion

British underdog will have support of home crowd again

Serena destroys Sharapova for Olympic gold

Victory completes Williams' Golden Slam, makes her 13-0 this summer at Wimbledon

Relay delivers to give Shanteau an Olympic gold

Favored Americans earn gold in the 400 medley relay

Mildred Dorn

Mildred Henderson Dorn, age 91, of Loganville, GA, passed away July 31, 2012. Tim Stewart Funeral Home, Loganville 770-466-1544. 

Dennis Webb

Dennis Keith Webb, age 54, of Jefferson, Ga., died Thursday, August 2, 2012. Bill Head Funeral Homes and Crematory, Lilburn/Tucker Chapel. (770) 564-2726.

Cheryle "Sherry" Krotz

Cheryle “Sherry” Allbright Krotz, age 63, of Commerce, GA, passed away on July 31, 2012. 

Phillip Sadler

Phillip Todd Sadler, of Buford, GA, passed away on August 3, 2012. 

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Hooker, U.S. volleyball finish in top spot after pool play

Americans cruise to sweep of Serbia as preliminary play concludes

U.S. beach volleyball pair, reigning gold medalists, shocked in round of 16

Tough finish for Dalhausser and Rogers in loss to Italians

Wambach stays on roll as U.S. women's soccer reaches semis

Americans beat New Zealand 2-0 behind spark of veteran forward's early goal

Former UGA thrower Hoffa gets first Olympic medal

American grabs bronze in the shot put

Federer wins marathon match to reach final vs. Murray

Reigning Wimbledon champ inches closer to first singles gold by winning final set 19-17

Serena, Sharapova to play for Olympic tennis gold

Williams beats No. 1-ranked Azarenka in semis at Wimbledon

Whirlwind awaits Douglas, gymnastics' latest queen

American's all-around victory captivates a nation

Phelps, Lochte get great support from moms

Debbie Phelps and Ike Lochte are getting plenty of TV time in London

British boxers roll while last American standing gets second chance

Spence's loss overturned because of opponent's fouls

Phelps, Franklin and Ledecky earn swimming golds

Phelps adds another chapter to brilliant career while teen girls show off future of U.S. swimming